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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    He’s gone. His brand is the most important thing to him and our brand won’t help his. But I reckon he picks Collingwood or maybe Geelong and we are screwed. I threaten the PSD but there’s only so much those clubs can and will offer.
    Straight to Arden street and don't collect $200.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopetraglia View Post
    Straight to Arden street and don't collect $200.
    That threat at best motivates his manager to lean harder on the club. We should?ve traded him last year. Should?ve gone a lot last year. But here we are facing the abyss. Hoping to put hard decisions off again.
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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopetraglia View Post
    Simple.

    I would sit Bailey down now.

    You are either sign up or you look for a club where we can be fairly compensated.

    Otherwise you can see how it feels off broadway and flog your Barry drinks down at Arden street. Straight to NMFC you go.
    Do you think that would actually work and could that sort of ultimatum impact other players?

    I'd ramp up the pressure and say to him that we need some off field wins and announcing that you are staying would be huge for the club and see if that triggers a response.
    You can always play that ultimatum card later in the year but if we just want to do a temperature check we need to be a bit more subtle than that.
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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

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    Do you think that would actually work and could that sort of ultimatum impact other players?

    I'd ramp up the pressure and say to him that we need some off field wins and announcing that you are staying would be huge for the club and see if that triggers a response.
    You can always play that ultimatum card later in the year but if we just want to do a temperature check we need to be a bit more subtle than that.
    It would depend on what the communication has been so far. What has he actually told them? What is there gut feel on the matter? You would need that information before going nuclear.

    I'm assuming they are already trying the tactic that you are suggesting.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Giving that ultimatum is difficult, particularly if you don't know who your coach is going to be. Especially with someone who is close with the current coach.

    We need to tell him and his management we want him no matter what, but won't waste valuable trade week time through the distraction of dealing with preferred destinations with no trade capital, kicking the can down the road, when trying to improve our list and actually get deals done. They can figure out what that means without the direct threat, surely.
    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 bulldogtragic View Post
    That threat at best motivates his manager to lean harder on the club. We should?ve traded him last year. Should?ve gone a lot last year. But here we are facing the abyss. Hoping to put hard decisions off again.
    I am starting to think there wasn?t the interest in him last year we thought there was.

    I reckon the club knows exactly what?s coming and have for 18 months.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

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    I am starting to think there wasn?t the interest in him last year we thought there was.

    I reckon the club knows exactly what?s coming and have for 18 months.
    There is plenty of interest in him particularly from the marketing side for the clubs chasing. Would happily walk him to North rather than get a late 1st rounder from Cats/Pies.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    BULLDOGS SUPPORTIVE OF SMITH'S EUROPE TRIP IN RECOVERY FROM KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    BAILEY Smith will next month leave for Europe as part of his recovery from a knee reconstruction.

    Smith, who ruptured his ACL in December last year, will embark on the overseas trip as a means of freshening up mentally. The change of scene is recommended by Smith?s surgeon Julian Feller and far from unusual in the AFL industry given the mundane and repetitive nature of reconstruction.

    The Bulldogs are supportive of the move and have been mindful of ensuring the midfielder is in the best place mentally, with the club also allowing him to train at a local gym earlier this year before he could return to running.

    But in the background is Smith?s clouded playing future. The 23-year-old is not only highly unlikely to play this year, but may have played his last game for the Bulldogs.

    Smith is out of contract at season's end and could look to seek a fresh start elsewhere.

    The Dogs have had a two-year contract in front of Smith since March.

    https://www.sen.com.au/news/2024/05/...ery-from-knee/
    More of an In Bruges guy?

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    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 jeemak View Post
    Haaaa.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    I support it if it might help him stay. Anything.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Tomorrowland in Belgium in a few weeks...
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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Any chance he plays this year if we go deep?

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by EasternWest View Post
    Tomorrowland in Belgium in a few weeks...
    Father son? Has he played 100??

    Edit : 103 games. Go hog wild baz.

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    Re: Welcome to the Bulldogs: Bailey Smith

    Interesting he didn't use Young for his knee. He brought Libba snr back in 2 days to play with a brace.
    Don't piss off old people
    The older we get the less "LIFE IN PRISON" is a deterrent...

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