#5 Devon Smith - Best and Fairest (really)


#2004

good point.

Saad, his family and cultural situation meant he wanted to come back to Melbourne. Essendon, footy wise, are an excellent fit for him. Plus with Orazio, and McKenna he has brothers in speed crime he has others to play off against and push himself.

Smith, wanted to play midfield, and we gave him that chance. And he has embraced the opportunity 100%. Plus with his knees we have the spongy floors.

Stringer, is the interesting one. Given the baggage he brought with him it could have been a disaster. So far it has been quite the opposite with him fitting in well – excellent rapport with Smith. The fasting with Saad is a massive tick to him both as a footballer but also personally. And on the field he has his role to be THE MAN and he has embraced playing that role. Whatever the club have done to manage Jake then well done. If he has success both on and off the field from his time at Essendon then it’ll be a fruitful and positive trade for player and club and the fans.


#2005

I’m going to try and gif Stringer deleting Smith with a chest bump after a goal.


#2006

Smith
Heppel
Merret
Goddard

Would be my top 4 in the B&F


#2007

Perfectly surmised Doe, that’s how I feel too.

Kinda like Luke Parker.


#2008

Zaka would have been top 3 before his injury


#2009

I reckon Hepp is currently on top.


#2010

Agreed. He was getting coaches votes (including from the opposition coach) when blitz was ■■■■■■■ and moaning about him.
And he’s been excellent since the Geelong game


#2011

Hands down, Smith is the best pick up of any team from last trade period, maybe the last 3 trade periods.

And some were comparing Watts, Rocky & Motlop to our 3, not even close.


#2012

he’s still getting better game to game too

whattaguy


#2013

The base our game is built around this bloke always plays at a high level which filters through the rest of the team

What a pick up


#2014

AA chance? Maybe the squad.


#2015

No chance. He’s been good. But not AA good when you look at his midfield competition.

Our only AA chance would be Saad I’d he keeps this form up.


#2016

Should be AA because hes the best pressure mid in the comp.

but its a bullshit team that only awards people that dgaf about defending.

look at all 5 hbfs they select each year.


#2017

That’s also true


#2018

Interchange


#2019

Who will be the AA mids?

Certainties
Cripps
Mitchell
Sidebottom
Fyfe
Cotchin

Good chances
Pendlebury
Dangerfield
N Jones
Higgins
Cunnington
Wines
Martin
Kennedy
Shiel
Kelly

Obviously a couple of those haven’t had huge seasons but do have huge reputations.

Smith and Heppell have to force their way in there.


#2020

Just lobbed a fiver on him for the Brownlow into guelfi for rising star at odds of 12801/1 :slightly_smiling_face:


#2021

Smartest footballer that we have on our list


#2022

Cotchin a certainty? Really?

Out of that list, I’d have Higgins as pretty much a lock thus far


#2023

Higgins is a certainty