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Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby the dome » Wed 11 Oct 2017 5:14pm

Just heard earlier today(SEN) that our Saints may be interested in putting in a serious play for Devon Smith.
I think Spud was part of the brains trust dissecting this possibility on air. It was mentioned that why would the Saints go for another small fwd. But Spud made the point that Devon as a genuinely good player and would be valuable enough to bring to the club - 'you can never have enough good players at your club' he said.
Gresh & Sincs with Devon in the mix seemed to be sounding good to Spud.

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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby st.byron » Wed 11 Oct 2017 7:27pm

Does Smith also spend time as a mid or is he pretty much in the small forward category?

We have enough of them surely.
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby parkeysainter » Wed 11 Oct 2017 7:35pm

st.byron wrote:Does Smith also spend time as a mid or is he pretty much in the small forward category?

We have enough of them surely.


He mainly plays high HF and does kick a lot of goes for his position. He does want to play as a mid more though.

Yes he is a smallish forward but he's better than everyone else on our list - even Billings some weeks. He is streaks ahead of Wellar, Lonie, Minchington, etc. and is better than Gresh at this point. Who cares if we recruit a small forward. He would be in our best 22 every week and push out those not better than him that have been playing the last 2-3 years in those small forward positions.

Only problem I see is that he has a possible degenerative knee condition. I'm sure it could be fixed and managed though.
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby saintbrat » Wed 11 Oct 2017 8:57pm

he always been ' of interest' But it was amongst the discussion of what the saints could gain when the Essendon trio can't get done
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby CQ SAINT » Wed 11 Oct 2017 10:15pm

parkeysainter wrote:
st.byron wrote:Does Smith also spend time as a mid or is he pretty much in the small forward category?

We have enough of them surely.


He mainly plays high HF and does kick a lot of goes for his position. He does want to play as a mid more though.

Yes he is a smallish forward but he's better than everyone else on our list - even Billings some weeks. He is streaks ahead of Wellar, Lonie, Minchington, etc. and is better than Gresh at this point. Who cares if we recruit a small forward. He would be in our best 22 every week and push out those not better than him that have been playing the last 2-3 years in those small forward positions.

Only problem I see is that he has a possible degenerative knee condition. I'm sure it could be fixed and managed though.


At the same age, both Gresh and Billings seem to be better forwards. Smith is better defensively than both and both sides were not world beaters. Smith is a little better defensively. Im not sure he would push out Gresham or Billings but he would compliment them beautifully. He would end the careers of Mav, Meatball and Lonie.

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Roberton Carlisle Haynes
Sinclair Ross Savage
Membrey Bruce Billings
Gresham McCartin Smith.

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Pick 7, 57 and 61.
8 and 43 to GWS.

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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby SaintPav » Wed 11 Oct 2017 10:40pm

If Devon Smith can’t play at least 50% of game time as an effective midfielder then he is useless to us.

NO
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby one point » Wed 11 Oct 2017 10:43pm

Ross seems to have a twin!
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby Con Gorozidis » Wed 11 Oct 2017 10:43pm

Good player. Knee is a concern.

I seriously doubt Essendon can get all of Saad, Smith and Stringer.
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby CQ SAINT » Wed 11 Oct 2017 10:53pm

one point wrote:Ross seems to have a twin!

So he does! Im just bored. Lol.
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby SoopaSaint » Thu 12 Oct 2017 10:41am

Yeah... but how many Clubman of the Year awards has he ever won..?!
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby saynta » Thu 12 Oct 2017 10:44am

Smith deal done. To the drug cheats for pick 11
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby saintsRrising » Thu 12 Oct 2017 11:16am

saynta wrote:Smith deal done. To the drug cheats for pick 11


Unfortunately I think that the Dons have struck a trade deal weighted in their favour with GWS.
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby Drake Huggins » Thu 12 Oct 2017 1:07pm

SaintPav wrote:If Devon Smith can’t play at least 50% of game time as an effective midfielder then he is useless to us.

NO


This. He can't. Glad the dopers gave up 11 for him. Way over. bloody GWS offload someone who can't get a regular game for them and get a high draft pick in return. The farce the AFL created continues.
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Re: Devon Smith drawing Saint interest? SEN this arvo

Postby Con Gorozidis » Thu 12 Oct 2017 2:19pm

Close thread.
More radio fluff.
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