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Would like to know how his contract is going. Have they opened negotiations?

Also how he's embraced different roles - wing, forward, back, on ball and even some ruck and if he sees himself settling in to one particular spot.

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Nice. He grew up as an MFC supporter - would love to know about what it was like getting drafted by the team he barracked for and if he still feels that holds extra meaning when he dons the jumper. 

One of the very lucky few IMO!

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10 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Nice. He grew up as an MFC supporter - would love to know about what it was like getting drafted by the team he barracked for and if he still feels that holds extra meaning when he dons the jumper. 

One of the very lucky few IMO!

He's living all of our dreams.

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Harmes suffered a punctured lung I believe in his first season playing with Casey which kept him out for nearly two months. No doubt disappointing for a rookie trying to have an impact and make an impression in their first season.

Maybe a question about his drive, determination and his thoughts on how he could get the best out himself when he returned from the injury?

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On the theme touched on in the clarry thread i would be keen to know if teammates are consciously adopting his handball techniques or it is more though osmosis (harmes seem to trying the overhead in the air handball quite often - along with Dustin Martin's straight arm fend off)

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I'd like to apologise for drunkenly but accidently licking his sweaty ear when I hugged him at Subi last year whilst screaming "that was f*@%ing awesome."

I was the only Melbourne supporter in the Eagles members area and he was the only Melbourne player to venture over.

Fun times.

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4 hours ago, Stevienic23 said:

Ask him if the rumours of stkilda chasing him are true

Lol is that a real rumour (as real as they can be), or some toss on BigFooty or facebook just making stuff up?

I hope it’s true. Imagine that situation; you grow up supporting a team, and get drafted by the team you grew up barracking for on to the rookie list, at a time the club is in the toilet. During that time, you slog your guts out trying to make a name for yourself at a club barely able to support itself, let alone you. Half way in to your career, you finally establish yourself as an AFL quality midfielder, and the team you grew up loving and now play for is flying.

Then some two bit pack of muppets from across town and about 14 spots lower on the ladder come knocking. They give you an offer to toss away your life long connection and newfound enjoyment of winning games of footy to lose at Etihad in front of about 5 people every week. 

I don’t think I’d be able to contain my laughter.

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9 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Lol is that a real rumour (as real as they can be), or some toss on BigFooty or facebook just making stuff up?

I hope it’s true. Imagine that situation; you grow up supporting a team, and get drafted by the team you grew up barracking for on to the rookie list, at a time the club is in the toilet. During that time, you slog your guts out trying to make a name for yourself at a club barely able to support itself, let alone you. Half way in to your career, you finally establish yourself as an AFL quality midfielder, and the team you grew up loving and now play for is flying.

Then some two bit pack of muppets from across town and about 14 spots lower on the ladder come knocking. They give you an offer to toss away your life long connection and newfound enjoyment of winning games of footy to lose at Etihad in front of about 5 people every week. 

I don’t think I’d be able to contain my laughter.

Especially as the only perks to the base wage would be a half-used BIC lighter and the opportunity to participate in some questionable boudoir photography. 

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7 hours ago, Nasher said:

Lol is that a real rumour (as real as they can be), or some toss on BigFooty or facebook just making stuff up?

I hope it’s true. Imagine that situation; you grow up supporting a team, and get drafted by the team you grew up barracking for on to the rookie list, at a time the club is in the toilet. During that time, you slog your guts out trying to make a name for yourself at a club barely able to support itself, let alone you. Half way in to your career, you finally establish yourself as an AFL quality midfielder, and the team you grew up loving and now play for is flying.

Then some two bit pack of muppets from across town and about 14 spots lower on the ladder come knocking. They give you an offer to toss away your life long connection and newfound enjoyment of winning games of footy to lose at Etihad in front of about 5 people every week. 

I don’t think I’d be able to contain my laughter.

Holy [censored]. This is brutally beautiful. 

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7 hours ago, Nasher said:

Lol is that a real rumour (as real as they can be), or some toss on BigFooty or facebook just making stuff up?

I hope it’s true. Imagine that situation; you grow up supporting a team, and get drafted by the team you grew up barracking for on to the rookie list, at a time the club is in the toilet. During that time, you slog your guts out trying to make a name for yourself at a club barely able to support itself, let alone you. Half way in to your career, you finally establish yourself as an AFL quality midfielder, and the team you grew up loving and now play for is flying.

Then some two bit pack of muppets from across town and about 14 spots lower on the ladder come knocking. They give you an offer to toss away your life long connection and newfound enjoyment of winning games of footy to lose at Etihad in front of about 5 people every week. 

I don’t think I’d be able to contain my laughter.

Haha which is why i want the question asked so i can hear harmesy scoff

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1 hour ago, Stevienic23 said:

Haha which is why i want the question asked so i can hear harmesy scoff

We were going to ask that question but I decided not to at the last minute. We did ask about where he was at in terms of his negotiations. 

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