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Former Blues Defender Smith Makes Australia Move
Tuesday, 6th Feb 2024 08:31

Former Town centre-half Tommy Smith has joined Australian A-League side Macarthur FC having left the MK Dons.

New Zealand international Smith, 33, moved to the Dons in the summer but hasn’t played since the start of December. In total, he made 12 starts while at MK.

Macarthur’s announcement of Smith’s signing reads: “Tommy Smith’s involvement with the club is seen as a pivotal move to enhance the Bull’s defensive capabilities, aligning with the club’s objectives for the remainder of the 2023/24 A-League Season and our ongoing AFC Cup campaign.

“We are excited to welcome Tommy Smith to Macarthur FC. We look forward to witnessing him don the Bulls’ colours and showcasing the invaluable experience he brings to the club.”

South Western Sydney-based Macarthur are currently fourth in the A-League table.

Smith joined Town’s academy at 16, moving from New Zealand where he had live since he was eight, and went on to make 251 starts and 17 sub appearances, scoring 23 goals before moving on to the Colorado Rapids in January 2018.

Since then, he has been with Sunderland, very briefly without making a senior appearance, Colchester and then the Dons.

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PortmanTerrorist added 09:52 - Feb 6
Often made a scapegoat in our darkest days instead of lauded and made captain. Happy for Tommy he has found a new home, but at 33 he could so easily still be here, giving guidance to the likes of Woolfy....esp with all that Championship experience. Top player, top man, top servant to this Club in the most trying of times; not many will be remembered fondly from that period but Tommy should be.
Good luck Tommy, they could do worse than having a team of Tommy Smiths !

Nomore4 added 10:30 - Feb 6
Should have been Town captain permanently.
But the birth of the Cozy club stopped that.

bobble added 10:34 - Feb 6
he wont regret this move..

itfchorry added 12:44 - Feb 6
We all dream of a team of Tommy Smiths

All the best to you Tommy

kiwiblue added 13:57 - Feb 6
Good move for him. Great servant for Town over the years and one of the better players through some bad times.
Shall be able to enjoy watching him live when they come to the Wellington Phoenix in the A League next time.

Theipswich added 14:00 - Feb 6
Still remember when he equalised against Norwich in the Play Offs at Carrow road and he sprinted all the way down the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the town fans......good servant and the best o' luck Tommy

algarvefan added 16:44 - Feb 6
Good luck Tommy, always admired you as a Town player, thank you for your years of loyal service.

WeWereZombies added 18:27 - Feb 6
Macarthur park the bus ?

WeWereZombies added 18:28 - Feb 6
Macarthur park the bus ?

blueboy1981 added 20:10 - Feb 6
Rock on Tommy.
Best Wishes with your New Venture - never forgotten at Portman Road.

Gforce added 22:29 - Feb 7
Good luck Tommy, enjoy.Bondi beach on your day off !

KiwiBlue2 added 01:17 - Feb 8
Very good player for Ipswich who appeared to have been undone several years ago by a serious injury and did not seem to come back as strong as he was before and was then moved on.
I also fondly remember his performances for NZ in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, particularly in the 1-1 draw with Italy. I hope that things go well for him in the A-League.

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