#5 Devon Smith - Best and Fairest


#943

“Imagine these poles have weights”


#944

Not enough McGrath in this post for my liking.


#945

Don’t you mean your eyes are painted on? (because you read it, not heard it)


#946

What?


#947

Good point


#948

I see what you did there…


#949

He speaks so confidently and knows exactly what he has to do to break into the midfield as a shorter player. A natural competitor who will drive the training standards for years to come.
Exciting times, fk it’s been a long time since we’ve legitimately looked like reaching our potential!


#950

Errr, don’t you mean it’s been a long time since we had some potential?


#951

DE VON !! GET THE TABLE


#952

Dev and Darce, sledging opponents til the early morn !

Cant wait.

It will help if they also get 6 clearances each in every game.


#953

fixed


#954

I actually think in 2018 he will have the least impact out of the three we brought in which is so damn exciting considering how good he is.


#955

I’m not so sure about that.

If he plays as a full time mid I can see him having a massive impact. His tackling alone will add considerably to our midfield.


#956

I agree with this. Merrett was basically our only consistent 2 way runner in midfield. I reckon he’ll get considerable help from McGrath and Smith in particular and it will make a big difference.
Obviously the other blokes will have to pull their weight, but I think these 3 will lead the way in terms of defensive running from our midfielders, plus they’ll all add a lot offensively


#957

I think he’s been waiting for the opportunity to prove himself in a midfield role.

Being 24 he’s entering his best years.


#958

Again it’s an opportunity thing like Stringer.

Smith was so good as a HFF given goal nous and tackling that they kept him there. Still racking up 20+ possessions games often.

Both of them never really got a chance to play midfield as they were needed to play forward in their respective sides.

We don’t need either to. We need them as mids & they will both excel at it IMO. The fact they both play forward so well just helpful for their ability to hit scoreboard as midfielders and also team flexibility/rotations.


#959

Spot on.


#960

He’s reminding me of a young Mark Johnson - what he lacked in stature he more than made up for in presence & leadership.
100% focus on getting the job done.


#961

#962

Good assessment, Geelongs spine has dinosaurs in all KPPs.and in Sept 2018 the average age of their key mids will be 30.6