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3 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Well that's slightly disappointing... but there are other fish for us to potentially catch in the AFL sea.

Plenty to still play out.

I'm somewhat relieved, a 3-years contract was too long.

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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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Geelong's version of 'brown paper bags' at it again!

Glad we didn't keep throwing more money at him. 

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If he's chosen Geelong, I'll only be disappointed at that news if we end up failing to bring in anyone for the wing.

If we get Phillips or anyone else, then it's all good.

As to the Doctor: the issue I have is not that he passed on news that we were in the box seat for Smith, but that he passed on news that he'd already signed (the Doctor was adamant it had happened). If he's going to Geelong, clearly the Doctor's mail on Smith was incorrect. Does that mean the rest of his mail is also incorrect? Only time will tell. 

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Bugger him, if he wants to join a GF team, after already winning three, and not a having the spirit or drive to help us become a premiership team, then personally, I don't want him. Good luck, but 'jog on'! 

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@Dr evil's mail wasnt any different from the rest of insiders here and in the AFL as well. When Dr Evil posted it originally it was early and good intel. And we saw it play out in the media that the "Cats came late" and that "Hawthorn upped their offer". Yes, the double down was probably too much, but I'm happy for him to keep those insider tips coming!  

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Just now, dazzledavey36 said:

I would have liked him.

But I am not losing sleep that he's not coming. 3 years was probably a tad stretch, but our attention should be now turned to Phillips from Collingwood. 

Exactly - Phillips and Polec are still out there - there is no shortage of left-footed wingmen this year and as long as we get 1, we walk out a better side than we were in 2020. 

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34 minutes ago, pewpewpew said:

 

There's no need to burn him at a stake. It's not a witch hunt. He obviously has some sort of intel and it's not like he is throwing random names out there with zero credibility. People have emotions and opinions that change by the day. Nothing is certain until someone signs. If you want to hear about only certainties I suggest you follow the trade tracker page on the afl website. 

At that point Dr Evil probably heard that Isaac Smith was going to sign. Situations evolved and he changed his mind. I appreciate people like him providing rumours that they have heard as I don't have any connections. 

What you are doing is creating witch hunt because of some detail that turned out not to be correct. It's great for discouraging others from posting rumours they have heard. 

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35 minutes ago, pewpewpew said:

 

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 confident he was coming. that's how quickly things change. 

 

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This is just my get feel, but reading everything that's come out in the past week, we may have cooled on Smith with other opportunities presenting themselves. Which is why we may not have pushed back when Geelong and Hawthorne made their late plays for him.

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10 hours ago, picket fence said:

Im callin it we will miss out on Smith but Brown still possible Or Vice versa probably the former if ya all can work that out!🤑

It appears  the re- signing of Spargo has  finally and totally unhinged @picket fence

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2 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Oskar Baker pleased by this.

One of the reasons I was happy to get Smith as I was hoping he would be the perfect role model for Baker to learn from over the next few years.

He can just learn from Yze instead.

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Any player over 30 is a big risk with soft tissue injuries. I thought 3 years was too long! Not a big loss to miss out
 

Lachie Hunter is the player we should be aiming for the wing position! Melbourne need to thing bigger And be bolder than Issac Smith! 

Philips is a good player and would prefer him over Smith!
Otter 🦦 Baker is a player we should be grooming for the wing! Development is key! Big preseason can reap big rewards.

Baker and Philips rotating on the wing could be the go! 
 

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Official. Two year deal to the Cats.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/523321/hawk-stunner-veteran-wingman-wants-to-join-arch-rival-geelong

No need to hang @Dr evil out to dry. My mail was this was basically a done deal weeks ago for 3 year contract, but then I got radio silence the past fortnight. Things change.

We move on to other younger targets hopefully.

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Out of all the intel it was @CHF that made the most sense last night. Not saying we went cold on Smith, but it sounds like we maybe didn't push as hard as what we usually do when Geelong came hard. This to me could mean something new has come up (Treloar??) that we have turned our attention too.

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