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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    I might be one of the odd ones out on this but I think he stays. Whether he signs a long term deal or just pens a deal long enough to get him to free agency is real question. Clubs will be wary of him coming back from the knee injury and they can't really get access too him before the end of the season where we will know exactly how his attitude and the progress of his recovery.
    Im with you. I think that he will sign up until he is eligible for FA.
    They say Burt Lancaster has one, but I don't believe them.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Im with you. I think that he will sign up until he is eligible for FA.
    So my question to that is: why would there be a delay?

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    So my question that that is: why would there be a delay?
    Only so much cake to go around, and we've not offered him 2 pieces before we find out how many pieces it takes to land Marra and English. And he's not content with the one piece we offered him. And although it had icing on it, he didn't want icing cause #instagram. So... he's waiting.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMahatma View Post
    Only so much cake to go around, and we've not offered him 2 pieces before we find out how many pieces it takes to land Marra and English. And he's not content with the one piece we offered him. And although it had icing on it, he didn't want icing cause #instagram. So... he's waiting.
    Or....

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Im with you. I think that he will sign up until he is eligible for FA.
    I think this will happen...only if he doesn't get the godfather offer he was expecting, as a result of his ACL/year out of the game.

    Based on nothing but my own speculation, I think he would be hoping for a 5+ year deal at 5+ million to leave. Otherwise he will back himself to produce two good years at the Dogs and cash in when it comes to free agency.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    So my question to that is: why would there be a delay?
    Is there a delay? I don't really see one, he's signed until the end of this year

    But for argument's sake let's say there is one. The reasons could be manifold. The club could be waiting to see how his rehab is going. The list management team might be on holiday. We might be waiting to see how much Marra and English take out of the salary cap before we negotiate with Smith.
    They say Burt Lancaster has one, but I don't believe them.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    So my question to that is: why would there be a delay?
    So are you equally worried about English or Marra "delays"?

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Topdog View Post
    So are you equally worried about English or Marra "delays"?
    Marra no, English yes.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    I'm worried about any good player who is coming out of contract! Historically we're more likely to lose a star player coming out of contract, than we are to gain one the other way...
    We usually have to draft our greats, and I always get nervous when they don't get deals done to extend early.

    I'd love for all 3 to be signed in the front half of the year, but I doubt it will happen.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Hotel Foxtrot View Post
    I'm worried about any good player who is coming out of contract! Historically we're more likely to lose a star player coming out of contract, than we are to gain one the other way...
    We usually have to draft our greats, and I always get nervous when they don't get deals done to extend early.

    I'd love for all 3 to be signed in the front half of the year, but I doubt it will happen.
    Agree YHF, we are a draft and develop club and I don't expect to ever attract A grade talent in their prime from other clubs. It's always the fear of the opposite.

    English, the lure of the big Perth club on mega coin would be very inticing I'm sure.

    Baz, imagine his insta followers at the Pies. He likes the limelight.

    Marra, it would have to be a real head turner for him to leave. Sydney are a big worry. Godfather deal and who could blame him for leaving to be the new face of the game up there.

    If I had to guess percentage chance of leaving :

    Smith : 90 percent.
    English : 50.
    Marra 10 : have to be a buddy deal.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    How badly do you think Smith missing the year is going to affect our season?

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    How badly do you think Smith missing the year is going to affect our season?
    Going on his output the last couple of years, not much.

    Sanders will fill the gap.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    How badly do you think Smith missing the year is going to affect our season?
    We will notice it no doubt but as Chef said it looks like Sanders will fill that void
    Western Bulldogs Football Club "Where it's cool to drool"

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    How badly do you think Smith missing the year is going to affect our season?
    0

    Hes never been a "main man".

    Really more style than substance at this point.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Looking at the AFL site article on players over $1m on 2023, GWS with 3, Melbourne with 2, Richmond with 2. Dogs with 1?. We?ll add Naughty to that, but have to be room for a third.

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