Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has revealed that skipper Cameron Smith is undecided on his future beyond 2019 and could be leaning towards retirement.
Bellamy accepted Smith’s captain of the year gong at the 2019 Dally M Awards and couldn’t gaurantee Smith would go around again in 2020.
“Two or three weeks ago I was pretty confident he would play again next year but on Mad Monday and sometimes you are effected by a couple of drinks but perhaps he might not have been thinking that way,” Bellamy said.
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“I think it is still up in the air to be quite honest, which is a little bit disappointing.
“I think he can certainly go on for another 12 months and he is certainly playing well enough.
“As the guys that retired this year in Paul Gallen, Robbie Farah and Cooper Cronk they all have things that they want to do in their lives after footy.
“Sometimes you have got to pick that time and the one thing about Cameron we won’t be telling him when it is time. He will make that decision and we will back him all the way.”
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