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If we gave Smith a three year contract, he contributed strongly for a flag push for two seasons and had one season of pension padding, that is money extremely well spent in my eyes.

I concur with Nasher. I must be one of the few Demonlanders that think we can salute in 2021.  And I genuinely do. I see shades of Geelong 2006 and Richmond 2016 in this Melbourne side.  Not

Mate, i totally understand people pointing out i got this one wrong. but surely you understand things change in silly season. as of 3 days ago when i last posted this my source of information was very

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I'd go a 2 year KPI-based contract. One year guaranteed, second based on KPIs on the first to trigger the second. That may not prise him from Hawthorn, who knows.

I'd prefer Tom McDonald for Polec and North paying the gap in Polec's contract, but Smith could be a good back up option.

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8 minutes ago, A F said:

I'd go a 2 year KPI-based contract. One year guaranteed, second based on KPIs on the first to trigger the second. That may not prise him from Hawthorn, who knows.

I'd prefer Tom McDonald for Polec and North paying the gap in Polec's contract, but Smith could be a good back up option.

Smith is an interesting one.

He is obviously further down the road of his career, and as Moonie says above, he is probably one calf tear or bad hamstring pull away from having to call it quits.

On the other hand, he would bring great experience, a high work ethic and he would be a fantastic person for someone like Oskar Baker to learn off for a few years.  

If you got him for peanuts on a deal you mention above, then I wouldn't be averse to it.

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1 hour ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

Its working ok for Brisbane? 

Are you talking about Burchill? 
Think their success is more to do with Fagan and the other players than Burchill or Hodge.

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10 hours ago, Redleg said:

Are you talking about Burchill? 
Think their success is more to do with Fagan and the other players than Burchill or Hodge.

Hodge clearly has played a role in their acceleration. However to be contending and have a role available for an experienced twilight player from strong culture is part of the broader picture. Smith on a 2 year deal when we have one wingman and a maybe wingman in Baker I can see the interest. 

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7 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Sam Edmund on SEN just mentioned we have an interest in Isaac Smith.

No surprise.

You would think we would be interested in anyone with elite kicking skills and half a yard of pace.

Personally I'd rather take Polec given his age, however given Smith will cost nothing I can see why we might give it a crack.

He also has a lot of premiership experience which could be handy and as he ages could be played off half-back to extend his career.

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Facts remain that we need on field leadeship, and leadership in general so i am not opposed to bringing in veteran players who can provide that on the proviso it's a reasonable assumption that the player would be in our best 22 for their specific position most likely for the duration of their contract. 

if you're talking about a 2 year deal, on low money, i feel like Smith would be good enough to hold that wing position for 2021 for sure. 

 

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The trade desk just mentioned we have given him a 2 year deal.

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28 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

The trade desk just mentioned we have given him a 2 year deal.

You have to be joking ?

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