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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    Apparently he and Bevo spent a lot of time chatting at the VFL game yesterday, seeming relatively chummy.
    Proves he is staying
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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Proves he is staying
    Only signing that contract proves he is staying.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    Only signing that contract proves he is staying.
    a small joke
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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    There were a few Bulldog boys watching Footscray yesterday.
    Rhylee West has a ripper dog. Very popular. Aussie shepard.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Rhylee West has a ripper dog. Very popular. Aussie shepard.


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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Rhylee West has a ripper dog. Very popular. Aussie shepard.
    If I ended up going I'd have taken my boy Derek with me. He's had a run in or two with Aussie Shepherds.........
    Nobody's looking for a puppeteer in today's wintry economic climate.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Western Bulldogs star Bailey Smith permitted to train away from club after devastating knee injury Jay Clark May 1 6:26pm

    With Bailey Smith?s future at the Bulldogs in doubt, the superstar?s frustrations with his ACL tear pushed him away from the club to complete his rehab.

    Western Bulldogs permitted star midfielder Bailey Smith to train away from the club earlier in his recovery from an ACL injury to help ease the gun ballwinners? frustrations with the injury.

    The Dogs allowed Smith to train at a gym facility closer to his home in the eastern suburbs earlier in the year rather than have to make his way to the kennel for the daily grind of knee rehab.

    The injury was a major disappointment for the linebreaker who was set for a massive year after winning the club?s time trial in the pre-season before the season-ending injury in December.

    A strong season could have helped Smith deliver a contract worth up to $1 million a season but the knee injury will have reduced his value on his next deal.

    Smith looks certain to request a trade at season?s end with strong interest from Collingwood, Hawthorn and Geelong likely to net the Dogs a first-round draft pick for him.

    The Magpies and Cats have long been linked to the playmaker but the Hawks are certain to have an earlier first-round pick to help satisfy the Dogs in a trade.

    Smith, 23, has resumed running in his recovery from the season-ending ACL injury and will consider heading overseas for a couple of weeks as part of a mid-year break.

    Smith is unlikely to play this season with the club unlikely to risk one of their prime midfielders ahead of a potential trade to a Victorian rival.

    The three clubs keen on Smith will undergo full assessments on his knee before they make a call on a trade for him.

    Hawthorn is currently in second-last spot on the ladder and could either keep their first pick or potentially split it for two first-round choices to land a gun youngster and Smith.

    Recruiters have said the top end of this year?s draft is seen as a very even crop with not much splitting the top-12 players.

    Collingwood does not have a first-round pick in this year?s draft after trading it for ex-Docker Lachie Schultz last year, while the Cats are currently in first place and would have pick No. 18 on current ladder positions.

    Smith is intent on making a full recovery and believes his best football is still ahead of him after a blistering finals series in 2021 fanned hype that he was one of the most damaging playmakers in the league.

    He kicked eight goals in three finals as the Dogs went down to Melbourne in the 2021 Grand Final.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Seriously Jay. I thought you were half decent. What is this article? Just throwing a lot mud and hoping something sticks. Ridiculous.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    The twitter headline "With Bailey Smith’s future at the Bulldogs in doubt, the superstar’s frustrations with his ACL tear pushed him away from the club to complete his rehab."

    Hysteria inciting nonsense.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopetraglia View Post
    Seriously Jay. I thought you were half decent. What is this article? Just throwing a lot mud and hoping something sticks. Ridiculous.
    He’s saying what 90% of people are thinking. He’s gonski.
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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopetraglia View Post
    The twitter headline "With Bailey Smith’s future at the Bulldogs in doubt, the superstar’s frustrations with his ACL tear pushed him away from the club to complete his rehab."

    Hysteria inciting nonsense.
    Hysterical, but, unfortunately correct.
    More of an In Bruges guy?

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Would be ironic if Hawks split Pick 2 to GCS. Then traded our first rounder back to us for Smith…
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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Headline “ pushed him away”
    Story .. club and him agreed that he trains closer to home as it’s easier than trying to get to whitten oval from other side of city.
    Spin doctoring is in full swing.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Would be ironic if Hawks split Pick 2 to GCS. Then traded our first rounder back to us for Smith…
    Sam's plan all along.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    Headline “ pushed him away”
    Story .. club and him agreed that he trains closer to home as it’s easier than trying to get to whitten oval from other side of city.
    Spin doctoring is in full swing.
    100%. Hysterical headline. Truth in the copy. The club trying to help him out. It is a good news story, they frame it as he has an issue with the clubs so is staying away.

    Today Baz is doing promos with the little kids and as per Gary's training updates he has been at the club every training session.

    So yes, he maybe already out the door, but the angle of the article is built on lies.

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