Thanks Thanks:  2
Likes Likes:  8
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    14,014
    Post Thanks / Like

    Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...19-p58sy7.html

    Sorry for the capitals in the thread title, for some reason it pasted across that way.

  2. Thanks mjp, Insufficient Intent thanked for this post
    Likes Bulldog4life, choconmientay liked this post
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    West of somewhere.
    Posts
    4,434
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    Great story. His improvement over the past two years in particular has been incredible. I posted earlier this year that he is just a reliable player...the way he plays now he would be best 22 at every club.
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

  4. Likes Ghost Dog liked this post
  5. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Shanghai
    Posts
    9,300
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    Well done Roarke. Very happy to have you on the team. Looking forward to seeing you play.
    "We've got to be good in the phone box, and good in the tardis" - Pearls of wisdom from Luke Beveridge.

  6. Likes Testekill liked this post
  7. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hillside. (carn the sharks)
    Posts
    3,612
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    I always believed in him. Please disregard any past posts of mine which might state otherwise.

    Terrific story of a player hanging in there. I hope he gets a genuine contract for a couple more years.
    They've done studies you know, 60% of the time, it works every time!
    Brian Fantana.

  8. Likes Testekill, WBFC4FFC liked this post
  9. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    49,876
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    Time to reward him with a senior spot and a proper contract
    FFC: Established 1877

    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

  10. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    1,001
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    Roarke is a good egg and as a character is probably well loved around the club.

  11. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    967
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    What a wonderful story Roarke has played out
    His had to live on the edge with these Rookie contracts and his proven to be good enough
    Really good to hear he has some elite traits

    I can see more upside with Him , hopefully a 3 goal game in the GF !

    Well done Roarke ! I can see him grow into a cult figure at the club

  12. #8
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hillside. (carn the sharks)
    Posts
    3,612
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    Could Roarke our new Liam Picken? Seemingly a bit of a plotter who blossoms into a match winner. One can only hope
    They've done studies you know, 60% of the time, it works every time!
    Brian Fantana.

  13. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    28,980
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmac View Post
    Could Roarke our new Liam Picken? Seemingly a bit of a plotter who blossoms into a match winner. One can only hope
    I am very pro Roarke, but no. Picko would not have butchered 3-4 shots/forward opportunities last week. Picko was a dead set gun. Roarke is a great role player with good tools in the toolkit.
    Sam Power: Great Sage, Equal Of Heaven

  14. Likes josie liked this post
  15. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,445
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    I do feel nervous seeing an article like this and knowing Smith isn't 100% guaranteed a spot this weekend. Yes, he's highly likely to play but he's far from certain.

  16. Likes josie liked this post
  17. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    49,876
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    Quote Originally Posted by divvydan View Post
    I do feel nervous seeing an article like this and knowing Smith isn't 100% guaranteed a spot this weekend. Yes, he's highly likely to play but he's far from certain.
    Agree, we could go with JJ and VDM and someone must miss
    FFC: Established 1877

    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

  18. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    East of the West
    Posts
    6,099
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    No way Roarke misses.
    "It's over. It's all over."

  19. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    1,001
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Roarke Smith’s journey from seven rookie contracts to the AFL grand final

    Yeah with the fact that he got an article in the age and on the AFL website indicates to me that he's not missing.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •