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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopetraglia View Post
    Jay Clark

    Club considering overseas break-up for Bailey Smith
    Fixed.

    Cmon guys just take him to Poons on a Friday night like the rest of us.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopetraglia View Post
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    Club considering overseas break for Bailey Smith
    Translation: lolz going to Ibiza try to stop me
    "It's over. It's all over."

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Trade him. I’m so over this. How many players over the years have done ACL’s where they’re not going to games to hang out with Margot Robbie’s brother, not coming into the club for rehab and now going overseas during the year? All this leeway from the club (even if it couldn’t refuse it) and he’s given the club no indication he’s staying according to our CEO.

    Honestly, I change my mind. I’d love a mid season trade period and to have it right now and he can go asap.
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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Bevo

    There is only natural that there is speculation. Bailey is back running on the grass. He is feeling good about himself. Helps his mindset. The thing with Baz is that clubs come hard, we experienced it with Naughts, but we don't know how hard clubs have come. Time in the game is short, we understand how they listen to the overtues.

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    Bevo

    His contact hours are right up now. We took a different view, it is something we will continue to do, it is a private institute of sport model, you can use different practioners, in the early part when it is a real grind, they can get a real focussed approach to their rehab. It also frees up your own practioners who can fully focus on the active squad. It has been a worthwhile excercise, Bailey and us have benefited from it. We can now be more engaged that he is in a stable rehab mode where he can work with others.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by EasternWest View Post
    Translation: lolz going to Ibiza try to stop me
    I think reported he posted recently on his insta that he was heading to Vegas for Conor McGregor's UFC fight which is at the end of June with one of his sponsors... probs onto Ibiza post this.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Wasn't part of yesterday's reporting that during the mid-season break Smith was going to go overseas?
    Nobody's looking for a puppeteer in today's wintry economic climate.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    I think reported he posted recently on his insta that he was heading to Vegas for Conor McGregor's UFC fight which is at the end of June with one of his sponsors... probs onto Ibiza post this.
    Feels wrong. Not a bad life getting paid to do that.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    I'd have thought the Burning Man festival would be up his alley too.
    "I'll give him a hug before the first bounce and then I'll run into my pack and give them orders to rip him apart."

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Well one thing, we are certainly doing everything we can to help him and the question is will it keep him or if he is leaving is it going to help us get maximum return ?
    I believe the club is acting as if he is staying.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    Well one thing, we are certainly doing everything we can to help him and the question is will it keep him or if he is leaving is it going to help us get maximum return ?
    I believe the club is acting as if he is staying.
    they have to don't they? even the slightest mishint of truth will cause the media to go full tilt the club want him out.

    personally what i want to know is what is holding him back from re-signing?

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    The only thing holding him back from signing is the fact that he is going

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by ReLoad View Post
    they have to don't they? even the slightest mishint of truth will cause the media to go full tilt the club want him out.

    personally what i want to know is what is holding him back from re-signing?
    Didn’t the club say no rush as he is out for the year . Maybe we are signing everyone else first to see what we have left to offer him ?
    Rumour was we did put a contract to him and he turned it down.
    Manager hasn’t said anything pointing in any direction so that’s probably a plus , they usually let some hint out.
    At the moment it’s just journos making up stuff, they have not referenced any one in the know .
    I mean seriously they just go ask clubs would you target Smith, clubs say of course then bang journos report other club is after him.
    Due diligence says your not doing your job if your not asking.
    It seems a bit Dunkley at the moment too though , the minute the season ends he announces he is out.
    Definitely gone if he hasn’t signed by August.
    And on that front we will be on good footing as clubs will be offering a lot, draft picks , trades etc . Power is a good operator we won’t be tricked.
    Question is do we target a mid or a back ?
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    Question is do we target a mid or a back ?
    I cant believe its not butter?

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    One thing in our favour if we want Bailey to stay, is his ACL injury. If he wants maximum dollars long-term, it makes sense to stay and prove he has fully recovered. A successful twelve-month contract with us, and the sky will be the limit when it comes to eventually signing a long-term contract with any future suitors.
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    but first it will piss you off. ... Gloria Steinem.

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