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22 minutes ago, Skuit said:

There's something odd about this thread. But I'm sure it will correct itself soon enough . . .

LOL.  I don't think there any Harmes bashers on DL, well not that I've noticed. 

Any bashers will do well to keep any nit-picking off this thread.  Harmes is the epitome of the demon player that we all love.  Will be a demon for life:  lifelong supporter; one-club player.

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Ripper bloke and quality player who gives his all every week. 

Well deserved, Harmesy.

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This new contact was hard earned and we'll deserved. Couldn't be happier for him!

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Melbourne boy through and through.   Durable and gives you his all.   It was always hands off don't touch me out there  l am a Demon !

C grade ???                                      "C"   IS    FOR  CLASS   AND   COURAGEOUS. 

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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

There's something odd about this thread. But I'm sure it will correct itself soon enough . . .

Not just odd - unique.

Are the naysayers away this week?

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28 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Not just odd - unique.

Are the naysayers away this week?


Most likely saving their best material for National Draft night. 

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Harmes is the spiritual successor to Jones. Same play style.

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1 hour ago, Seraph said:

Harmes is the spiritual successor to Jones. Same play style.

He's better than Jones, and will end up a lot better. Better decision maker, doesn't get caught so often and better disposal.

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47 minutes ago, bingers said:

He's better than Jones, and will end up a lot better. Better decision maker, doesn't get caught so often and better disposal.

Better engine too. That's what excites me about Harmes. Can play anywhere on the ground.

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9 minutes ago, A F said:

Better engine too. That's what excites me about Harmes. Can play anywhere on the ground.

Didn't take long Jones was always a strong finisher in the 3K time trials

19 minutes ago, bingers said:

He's better than Jones, and will end up a lot better. Better decision maker, doesn't get caught so often and better disposal.

So 3 B&F,  close to 300 games and Captain?

I'm so surprised at Harmes' progress , constanly told on here the MFC couldn't develop a player if their life depended in it

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What Harmes has become makes me proud. He has become a personal favorite for the work he puts in and look forward to seeing James in the Red n Blue for another 5 years.

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3 hours ago, Youngwilliam said:

What Harmes has become makes me proud. He has become a personal favorite for the work he puts in and look forward to seeing James in the Red n Blue for another 5 years.

Well deserved contract snd shows Club And James are totally on the same page.

will get even better in the next 5 years.

Those comparisons with Jonesy after his decade plus  loyalty and service are over the top.

James will win a Bluey some time and be a part of more success than Nathan but in being a better player over his career that is another matter.

His style is likely to appeal more but it's the result that counts and if Harmesy can emulate Nathan he will also become one of the modern Demon greats

 

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12 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

LOL.  I don't think there any Harmes bashers on DL, well not that I've noticed.

That's the beauty of it LH: you don't need to be a Harmes-basher to bash a Harmes thread. 

Match the potential posters with the hypothetical quotes:

'A five-year contract for just another bland inside-mid!'

'And so how far did Harmes get us last year?'

'Why won't we grow a pair and spend that cash on a player we're crying out for in Martin?'

'McCartney was responsible for developing Harmes, and stubborn Simon sent him away'

'It reminds me of when we signed Artie Cambridge in the summer of '22 . . .'

'Something something Jordan Lewis something something the club is forever ruined' 

 

 

 

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The upside to a 5 year deal for a relatively young player with plenty of development left, is that his 4th and 5th season will see him being paid well under his worth, leaving us cap room for other players. It is a good move. 

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8 hours ago, A F said:

Better engine too. That's what excites me about Harmes. Can play anywhere on the ground.

Not sure about that.. Jones has constantly either won our time trials or usually a close 2nd to Tom McDonald. 

One of Jonesy biggest strength is his endurance.

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Great for Harmes and even more great for the club. Shows the players think 19 was just one of those years and we WILL get better. Bring on 20.

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Just wonderful news  always  tries to be the best he can be. One Dees player I love to watch

Becoming a spiritual leader of the DEES  5 years is great for Harmsey and the club.

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Great news !!!!!!!!!

Thanks Brendan McCartney for putting time into him !!!!!!!

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5 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Not sure about that.. Jones has constantly either won our time trials or usually a close 2nd to Tom McDonald. 

One of Jonesy biggest strength is his endurance.

I think some confuse endurance with speed.

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Good on him. Humble man, gives 110%, loves the club.

The other way to look at a 5 year deal is that it shows a fair degree of loyalty by the player

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