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Great news ! Let's hope he's had some kind of solid realisation of where he is in life because this could be his last football chance. I wish him well.

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My mouse is getting hot....

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8 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Train Hard, Fight Easy. I was obviously initially against this however Bennell is too good of a talent not to give a chance too. Being out of WA will be the best thing for him. Good luck. 

I keep hearing that about every person that leaves. WA sounds like the Devil's Playground.

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Please let his calves hold together over pre-season....we've had such bad luck with injuries over the last 10 years, but getting a player of Harley's calibre fit and firing would be a big turnaround and amazing for our side

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2 minutes ago, sisso said:

Please let his calves hold together over pre-season....we've had such bad luck with injuries over the last 10 years, but getting a player of Harley's calibre fit and firing would be a big turnaround and amazing for our side

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So we’re now at Bennell, Langdon, Tomlinson, pick 3 & pick 8. 
with Murray being groomed and Martin a long shot...

Good haul so far, bring on season 2020!!!

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Exciting news. Literally nothing to lose and everything to gain. He would be wise to become best buddies with Jetta ASAP if he wants to be led the right way and understand what it takes to come back from the outer (given Jetta was delisted).

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Interesting to note that our 3 senior recruits are all in the 65-75% Uncontested Possession range. It will be exciting to see some red and blue outside of the scrimmage for a change :laugh:

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

I keep hearing that about every person that leaves. WA sounds like the Devil's Playground.

Having spent a fair amount of time travelling to WA for work, I'd describe it as exactly like in Back to the Future 2 when Biff is running the show.

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Even the most conservative naysayer could find little to complain about in this arrangement.

We get to try before we buy.

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Wonder what the Freo supports are saying? And how the Freo doctors are feeling right now ... I’d be a bit nervous 🤭

ALOT needs to go right, but such good news for our club. Fingers crossed 

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10 minutes ago, Jock Strap said:

Wonder what the Freo supports are saying? And how the Freo doctors are feeling right now ... I’d be a bit nervous 🤭

ALOT needs to go right, but such good news for our club. Fingers crossed 

Bell wanted him gone regardless.

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3 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

Yes,, but what about the r'ship in particular b/w Bennell and Martin? Are they best mates?. KK and MAY were there also. Does Martin not have any other mates in the game?

No idea.  As far as I know  it's  all speculation.

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25 minutes ago, Stretch Johnson said:

Even the most conservative naysayer could find little to complain about in this arrangement.

We get to try before we buy.

Just for those such as myself who aren't completely across all the various recruitment methods/rules, does this development mean that subject to him getting through everything successfully, he is 100% ours now?

Or is there still a chance the likes of Geelong could still pinch him?  

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4 minutes ago, JTR said:

Just for those such as myself who aren't completely across all the various recruitment methods/rules, does this development mean that subject to him getting through everything successfully, he is 100% ours now?

Or is there still a chance the likes of Geelong could still pinch him?  

Does anybody recall the guy we planned to draft and we had invited to do his pre-season with us some years back. It was the year that we had our camp in Darwin instead of Maroochydore. He was on the camp with all the players when Melbourne found out that Port Adelaide (?) had drafted him ahead of us. I think it was the pre-season draft. Anyway he wasn't successful in his AFL career.

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1 minute ago, WesternDee said:

Does anybody recall the guy we planned to draft and we had invited to do his pre-season with us some years back. It was the year that we had our camp in Darwin instead of Maroochydore. He was on the camp with all the players when Melbourne found out that Port Adelaide (?) had drafted him ahead of us. I think it was the pre-season draft. Anyway he wasn't successful in his AFL career.

Cant remember his name but he was a ruckman and Freo drafted him while he was up there on camp with us

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4 minutes ago, WesternDee said:

Does anybody recall the guy we planned to draft and we had invited to do his pre-season with us some years back. It was the year that we had our camp in Darwin instead of Maroochydore. He was on the camp with all the players when Melbourne found out that Port Adelaide (?) had drafted him ahead of us. I think it was the pre-season draft. Anyway he wasn't successful in his AFL career.

Jack Hannath

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4 minutes ago, WesternDee said:

Does anybody recall the guy we planned to draft and we had invited to do his pre-season with us some years back. It was the year that we had our camp in Darwin instead of Maroochydore. He was on the camp with all the players when Melbourne found out that Port Adelaide (?) had drafted him ahead of us. I think it was the pre-season draft. Anyway he wasn't successful in his AFL career.

Ruckman Jack Hannath recruited by Fremantle? 

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

Harley liked our post on Instagram. 

 

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Wait a second... you've just pasted Harley's head onto Gaff's body!

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Good Lord George said:

Wait a second... you've just pasted Harley's head onto Gaff's body!

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