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1 hour ago, Deebacle said:

People think Harley might be a problem. Think they should have a look at the Wagner/Brayshaw  effort. Bad look. already had 13000 views.

A bad look? Seriously?? If a couple of guys having fun and a bit of a laugh is a bad look, what has the world come to?  

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6 hours ago, hardtack said:

I think that May, Jones, Gawn, Hibberd, Lever, Jetta, Viney etc make a pretty good support group, not to mention the coaching and fitness people. I like to think it’s a win/win situation.. the club gains two very talented players, and two very talented players are given one last chance to prove themselves.

Agree with above.

No matter what the outcome it's a really great opportunity to firstly test our culture and leadership to take a player with his history and make him prosper. Like what TIgers achieved with Dusty.

Secondly a great opportunity for our revamped medico's and Burg's to weave some magic. If they pull that off not only will we get Bennell we might attract other players going forward like Hawks medico's have. 

 

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1 hour ago, Deebacle said:

People think Harley might be a problem. Think they should have a look at the Wagner/Brayshaw  effort. Bad look. already had 13000 views.

LOL because you were such an angel yourself when you were growing up.

[censored] spare me.

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In Burgess we trust!! It’s probably his call if Bennells body can stand the tough rigorous AFL physical requirements.  
 

Goody would be mastering his mind and motivation. 
 

Both has tough assignments. But that’s why they command the $$$$$$$$

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1 hour ago, Deebacle said:

Facebook uploaded by Corey Wagner,  big Melbourne cup day by the looks.

You do realise the video was posted on the 1st, not today, right?

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1 hour ago, Deebacle said:

Facebook uploaded by Corey Wagner,  big Melbourne cup day by the looks.

You couldnt pay me enough to go to that Facebook shithole.  Worst website ever invented.

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Angus Brayshaw spotted training hard solo at TBO this morning. Get on.

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

In Burgess we trust!! It’s probably his call if Bennells body can stand the tough rigorous AFL physical requirements.  

I wonder about this. Surely this would be a medical expert's opinion on calfs not a fitness and conditioning trainer like Burgess. I would guess medico's give opinion on whether there's medical potential to recover and set medical boundaries and then Brugess creates a training regime with the Doc's and physio's advice and what he can and can't do medically. 

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2 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

 

About Rnd 10 vs the Doggies at the G

You might want to put a big asterisk on this post. Because come round 10 next year and Harley's still in the rehab group a bunch of posters on here will be using it as evidence of the certain demise of the club.

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21 minutes ago, It's Time said:

I wonder about this. Surely this would be a medical expert's opinion on calfs not a fitness and conditioning trainer like Burgess. I would guess medico's give opinion on whether there's medical potential to recover and set medical boundaries and then Brugess creates a training regime with the Doc's and physio's advice and what he can and can't do medically. 

True that @It’s Time. Some/many on here have a persistent misunderstanding that fitness and conditioning coaches make medical judgements. They can provide info on how fit and strong players are, and construct programmes to improve this, but only as the med staff allow players access to his input based on being injury free and able to withstand the work. 

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8 minutes ago, Webber said:

True that @It’s Time. Some/many on here have a persistent misunderstanding that fitness and conditioning coaches make medical judgements. They can provide info on how fit and strong players are, and construct programmes to improve this, but only as the med staff allow players access to his input based on being injury free and able to withstand the work. 

Has Doc Bruckner started yet? Reckon he'd have a valuable opinion on Harley' s legs. Would the club be consulting the surgeon who operated on him?

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42 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

You might want to put a big asterisk on this post. Because come round 10 next year and Harley's still in the rehab group a bunch of posters on here will be using it as evidence of the certain demise of the club.

Or just the usual hysterics.

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3 hours ago, adonski said:

Fair bump. Play on. 

Video is a take on Casey Frey, a bloke who uploads videos of himself dancing on Instagram, for context. 

This is the sort of stuff my teenage daughter does with her mates on TikTok. Young men make choreographed dance video in 2019 after a few cans - quick, get the gallows ready!

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Video was in poor taste... not because it was offensive or anything.. it was just.. in.. poor.. taste. 

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10 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Probably just jealous of their chiseled abs. 

I know I am.  I look down after a big meal and it seems as though I've ironed my shirt on a wok.

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1 hour ago, Unleash Hell said:

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I recently learnt about ‘Instagram Influencers’. The fact young people get sucked in by them bamboozles me, bamboozles I tell ya. 

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3 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

LOL because you were such an angel yourself when you were growing up.

[censored] spare me.

These guys have got to be given a licence to let their hair down FFS.

The thing that surprises me though, if you are pro footballer, on 200-600k per year, surely you can afford something better than dominos pizza and the worst drink on earth.

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20 hours ago, Pates said:

Oh I'm not at all unhappy about the try before you buy scenario, I think we've actually got ourselves into a no lose situation with this to be honest. 

What I was referring to was that the rules of the off-season prohibit him from training with a club prior to a certain date even if the club and player have already agreed to the terms of the rookie category he'll be on.

It makes perfect sense. We could have signed him as a delisted free agent, and he could have trained with us immediately. Or we wait until the rookie draft and get him then. This is an inbetween scenario.

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I really could have done without watching that video. 

I feel dumber. 

Which is concerning if you know me

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11 hours ago, Mike said:

I reckon it'd be worth asking Freo fans if they think it was worth it.

I had a sniff around some of the Freo boards. Consensus seems to be that he's been more solid since becoming a family man, over the last 18 months or so.

Also that they'll believe it when they see it in terms of him overcoming his injuries, at least enough to get back to AFL fitness levels.

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How about this video instead. It shows a fella who has something that is very hard to fake or learn - a natural instinct for kicking goals.

He. knows. Where. The. Goals. Are.

Love his left foot snap in the wet against Port.

Perfect kicking technique too. 

And strong overhead.

Play him at half forward flank and he will be a very tough match up. And his fitness won't be too exposed.

https://www.afl.com.au/video/2015-10-14/get-excited-by-harley-bennell

 

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5 hours ago, Deebacle said:

People think Harley might be a problem. Think they should have a look at the Wagner/Brayshaw  effort. Bad look. already had 13000 views.

It's only a bad look to you because you are an old fart, just younging having fun, and a bad look in what way. I keep hearing people say this  " it's a bad look" just because they think so.

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8 minutes ago, binman said:

How about this video instead. It shows a fella who has something that is very hard to fake or learn - a natural instinct for kicking goals.

He. knows. Where. The. Goals. Are.

Perfect kicking technique too.

Play him at half forward flank and he will be a very tough match up. And his fitness won't be too exposed.

https://www.afl.com.au/video/2015-10-14/get-excited-by-harley-bennell

 

Based on that highlight reel it would be a tragedy (in football terms) if he doesn’t get back to playing and reach his full potential. Fingers crossed and good luck to us all!

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