I know, and AOC is a defender. That was a really weird debate.
Panda needs to learn the act of knowing when you are wrong and move on.
Saw Smith last year for St Mirren and he was decent without being earth shattering but he's played a lot more games since then and seems to be getting a plaudits in the championship.
I agree he's not really a CM but I seem to recall Aberdeen trying him there once or twice when he was still with us - I suppose the question is who would be better in the deep CM role Smith (really a 10 or right winger) or O'Connor (really a CB).
Its actually not as daft as some people are making out for Panda to suggest Smith might have been better in that position than O'Connor or Ball have been at times for us.
Bottom line though - its all purely academic now anyway.