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3 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

WERRIDEE where are you!?

Backs:     Nev      May      Hore

HB:          Hibb     Lever    Young

Cntr:        Langdon   Clarry   Bennell

HF:          Pickett   Petty     Melk

F:             AVB        T-Mac   Fritsch

Followers:  Maxy  Viney  Tracc  Harmes

Int:  Jones, Salem, Gus, Hannan

Emerg:  Hunt, Lockhart, Dunkley,  C-wags

 

I see' @picket fence' being more of an old school ruck type than a flanker though 'Rusty'...

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2 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

So we went all out for Tomlinson to play him at Casey?

No he's in there (some last minute adjustments 😄

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3 minutes ago, rjay said:

I see' @picket fence' being more of an old school ruck type than a flanker though 'Rusty'...

Hoping my Pickett will be a tad quicker rjay! (No offense PF...im sure you were quick back in the day!)

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The good news is that the medical team found out that his calf troubles were a result of a nerve being pushed against the muscle.

Ive had the exact same thing where I couldn’t walk / stand for months and it felt like my calf and ankle was broken. Didn’t feel like nerve pain at all until I realised my piriformis muscle flared up and tightened around my L5 nerve. I got treatment done to loosen the muscle up and relieved my nerve pain and my calf / ankle completely healed. It took doctors and surgeons months to realise what it actually was.. 

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This excites me greatly.

He is free and if he can play at even 80% of his ability, his contribution will be felt.

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Due diligence. Love it.

If he's seen as able to continue at AFL level, great.

If Bruckner and Burgess assess his condition as not worth a spot on our list, so be it.

I'd love to see him at the Dees, assuming it's a combined decision by Goody, Mahoney, Bruckner and Burgess.

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If he passes the medical we definitely should take the risk: ridiculously talented player 

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Just now, Bates Mate said:

100% agree. It of interest how would we get him. Pre season draft.

I assume we could just sign him as a delisted FA

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8 minutes ago, sisso said:

If he passes the medical we definitely should take the risk: ridiculously talented player 

Ridiculous talent indeed. Watched him kick 5 goals and gather 37 disposals against Geelong back in 2015 playing as an on baller.

 

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This is really good news and like others have said, this is where professionalism is important, get the right people to assess and make the decisions. You have to review, ask questions find out for yourself, adapt, it feels like we are doing that.

Bennell is no doubt about it a high risk high reward proposition but when there are 44 spots on the list, 1 being taken up by a player with immense upside is worth it.

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his management team has been harder at work than sam murray's to claim there's interest in him

i am not opposed to it at all - certainly prefer him on cheap coin for a season compared to jack martin's $1.6m over two - but i just have no faith that he'll ever get his body right

if we are doing a medical that means we're either very close to making an offer, i would assume? then it's up to bennell

the thought of a fit and firing harley revving up the flanks at the g is tantalising...

B: Jetta - May - Hibberd
HB: Salem - Lever - Harmes
😄 Langdon - Brayshaw - Tomlinson
HF: Petracca - T Mac - Bennell
HF: Fritsch - Weideman - Melksham
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Jones - Hannan - Petty - one of our early picks
Emerg: Preuss - O Mac - ANB - our other early pick

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50 minutes ago, juzzk1d said:

The good news is that the medical team found out that his calf troubles were a result of a nerve being pushed against the muscle.

Ive had the exact same thing where I couldn’t walk / stand for months and it felt like my calf and ankle was broken. Didn’t feel like nerve pain at all until I realised my piriformis muscle flared up and tightened around my L5 nerve. I got treatment done to loosen the muscle up and relieved my nerve pain and my calf / ankle completely healed. It took doctors and surgeons months to realise what it actually was.. 

Uuummm how do you know this? I assume this is pure speculation?

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53 minutes ago, juzzk1d said:

The good news is that the medical team found out that his calf troubles were a result of a nerve being pushed against the muscle.

Ive had the exact same thing where I couldn’t walk / stand for months and it felt like my calf and ankle was broken. Didn’t feel like nerve pain at all until I realised my piriformis muscle flared up and tightened around my L5 nerve. I got treatment done to loosen the muscle up and relieved my nerve pain and my calf / ankle completely healed. It took doctors and surgeons months to realise what it actually was.. 

source?

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I have a sense we are late comers to the Harley love-fest. 

The question is will he choose us over Sydney, who have been courting him for many months or Geelong who have plenty of sal cap left fro Kelly's departure and more likely to play deep into the finals in the near future.  He is 27 so that may be important to him. 

Exciting if it happens but feeling a bit gun-shy after the Jamie Elliot and his Manager's antics.

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7 minutes ago, hells bells said:

Uuummm how do you know this? I assume this is pure speculation?

 

5 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

source?

https://m.afl.com.au/news/2019-07-30/bennell-finds-new-calf-guru-successful-surgery-identifies-nerve-issue

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14 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Ridiculous talent indeed. Watched him kick 5 goals and gather 37 disposals against Geelong back in 2015 playing as an on baller.

 

I remember him destroying us a the G early in his career. Moved beautifully, got a tonne of possessions and from memory he might have kicked a few goals too. I remember thinking how much i would love for him to be be at the dees. 

If we can get him i'll be thrilled. One because of his talent, but as important if we do select him it means that the club has dome their homework and decided he  is ready to contribute physically and mentally ie they are not going to take a punt on him if they think he is a risk from a cultural perceptive 

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4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I have a sense we are late comers to the Harley love-fest. 

The question is will he choose us over Sydney, who have been courting him for many months or Geelong who have plenty of sal cap left fro Kelly's departure and more likely to play deep into the finals in the near future.  He is 27 so that may be important to him. 

Exciting if it happens but feeling a bit gun-shy after the Jamie Elliot and his Manager's antics.

It’s been reported since September that 4 clubs had shown interest, with Sydney being the only one revealed on the media. That number went to 6 clubs inquiring during the trade period.  Geelong only came out as interested last week. 

Who knows!  Quite possible we were one of the original 4 with Sydney.  We’re generally pretty tight with keeping these things quiet.

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1 hour ago, Cards13 said:

Glad we don’t leak. :) 

Unlikely to be us.

Classic move from a player manager. Keep his/her client in the press, reinforce the message that 'four clubs' are into him (unlikely to be true) and put a little rocket under any club that is toying with the idea of signing him - '' better make your move the dees are doing a MEDICAL'

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16 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I have a sense we are late comers to the Harley love-fest.

Rumour only, and not from someone I know very well, but has been said that we started talking to him in July.

 

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High risk , High reward.

Take a punt.

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

In fairness we can't control the other parties in our dealings.    

Was kidding mate, you would assume his manager may have slip a little text out on this news.

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I'm relatively pleased with our trade period to date - Langdon, Tomlinson and then taking picks 3 and 8 into this year's draft.

Landing Bennell would however give it the excitement that, for me, this trade period has been lacking.

It literally turbo charges everything.

 

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