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Just back from Maroochy and had a good chat to HB. Mentioned his calf is good and will get into full training in 2 weeks. Good news and lets all hope the next 2 weeks are injury free for him and he ge

Despite this set back I still want us to recruit him as a rookie. 

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31 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

When I was a boy, I thought 3KZ was one of the best stations. It had Ian Major and Jack Dyer calling the game and I thought they didn't have the races.

"3KZ ISSSS Football"

 

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Just back from Maroochy and had a good chat to HB. Mentioned his calf is good and will get into full training in 2 weeks. Good news and lets all hope the next 2 weeks are injury free for him and he gets some training in. He's loving it at the Dees and hopeful of playing games this year. Looks in great shape.

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4 minutes ago, Docs Demons said:

Just back from Maroochy and had a good chat to HB. Mentioned his calf is good and will get into full training in 2 weeks. Good news and lets all hope the next 2 weeks are injury free for him and he gets some training in. He's loving it at the Dees and hopeful of playing games this year. Looks in great shape.

Can't like this post enough. Thanks for the insight.

The original aim was to have in full training end Jan/early Feb so the schedule is almost going to plan.

 

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

4 stations LDC you forgot 3KZ.

5 actually, if you were a Geelong supporter. 3GL broadcast every Cats game.

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48 minutes ago, hardtack said:

5 actually, if you were a Geelong supporter. 3GL broadcast every Cats game.

Yep.  And, am I losing the plot, or wasn't there also a station called 3AK, and didn't they do the footy, too?

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9 minutes ago, Vagg said:

Yep.  And, am I losing the plot, or wasn't there also a station called 3AK, and didn't they do the footy, too?

I don't think so Vagg but you are correct there was a 3AK. It became one of the FM stations when FM arrive I think was at one point part of the channel 9 group.

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7 minutes ago, old dee said:

I don't think so Vagg but you are correct there was a 3AK. It became one of the FM stations when FM arrive I think was at one point part of the channel 9 group.

I think 3AK became SEN but on a different wavelength to give it a stronger signal.

3KZ became GOLD FM

And 3UZ became irrelevant as the station owned and operated by the racing industry.

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6 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I think 3AK became SEN but on a different wavelength to give it a stronger signal.

3KZ became GOLD FM

And 3UZ became irrelevant as the station owned and operated by the racing industry.

Correct LDC. I got my stations mixed up it was 3XY that I was thinking about.

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1 hour ago, Docs Demons said:

Just back from Maroochy and had a good chat to HB. Mentioned his calf is good and will get into full training in 2 weeks. Good news and lets all hope the next 2 weeks are injury free for him and he gets some training in. He's loving it at the Dees and hopeful of playing games this year. Looks in great shape.

🥰 This is gre😀at news

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6 minutes ago, deebug said:

🥰 This is gre😀at news

I'd take all this with a grain of salt.  Mahoney says Bennell is a medium term prospect and from what I've seen at training he hasn't got anywhere near full pace with his running, more like half pace.  He's done no agility work either.

When Tomlinson came back from his calf he was doing what Harley is doing in December and was not admitted to the main group until the last week.  All this indicates to me that Harley is a long way away and not two weeks from full training.

I hope I'm wrong but I'm not getting my hopes up that he'll be in the main group in the next two weeks.

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15 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

I'd take all this with a grain of salt.  Mahoney says Bennell is a medium term prospect and from what I've seen at training he hasn't got anywhere near full pace with his running, more like half pace.  He's done no agility work either.

When Tomlinson came back from his calf he was doing what Harley is doing in December and was not admitted to the main group until the last week.  All this indicates to me that Harley is a long way away and not two weeks from full training.

I hope I'm wrong but I'm not getting my hopes up that he'll be in the main group in the next two weeks.

Tend to agree with you BB, always thought it would be well into the season before he played an actual game. If he holds up I reckon July might see him at Casey 

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With what Josh has said, I can't see the MFC backing out from here.  Is that the end of the story - no.  Is this a fairly tail in the making - I have no idea.

My take is that all up, this is a win-win situation.  In the worst case event that Hadley's footy career eventually reaches a dead end, the MFC gets a heap of free 'feel good' publicly from signing him on and that publicly does have a tangible value.  Even in this scenario, Harley gets the financial, medical, institutional support and comradery afforded to him by the MFC and a chance to put in place some more pieces in his life post footy.  Best case scenario is a MFC flag, Harley becomes a star reborn  and of course everything else in between is probably the most likely scenario.

Anyways - why not us?  Go Harley - Go the mighty Demons!

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Don't want to sound tough but we are in the driver's seat on this one and I would like to think we have guaranteed signing options for 2021 that do not include a multi year contract.

2020 we will probbaly see around 6-8 senior games at best.

If he gets past 2021 he deserves whatever he can get on the open market.

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Just a suggestion , would Romey be happy, as would my heart, if he permitted a change to the title of this thread, to something ringing with a more positive slant, instead of MFCCS and trepidation every time i opened it?            please.

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4 minutes ago, willmoy said:

Just a suggestion , would Romey be happy, as would my heart, if he permitted a change to the title of this thread, to something ringing with a more positive slant, instead of MFCCS and trepidation every time i opened it?            please.

Harley Benell aka the phoenix: triumph over injury

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9 hours ago, Docs Demons said:

Just back from Maroochy and had a good chat to HB. Mentioned his calf is good and will get into full training in 2 weeks. Good news and lets all hope the next 2 weeks are injury free for him and he gets some training in. He's loving it at the Dees and hopeful of playing games this year. Looks in great shape.

Knock on wood that is really good news, I'm not expecting to see him until the second half of the season at best. I suspect should we give him a contract (which appears close to certain now) it will be a very slow burn in giving him game time to get him used to the nature of match fitness. But it sounds like they have a plan for him and all he can keep doing is putting his best foot (or calf) forward!

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51 minutes ago, Pates said:

Knock on wood that is really good news, I'm not expecting to see him until the second half of the season at best. I suspect should we give him a contract (which appears close to certain now) it will be a very slow burn in giving him game time to get him used to the nature of match fitness. But it sounds like they have a plan for him and all he can keep doing is putting his best foot (or calf) forward!

Given the fact that at the training sessions I went to mid to late January, Bennell was not even joining in with the rehab group, it is optimistic in the extreme to think that he would be joining in full training in two weeks time.

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1 hour ago, hardtack said:

Given the fact that at the training sessions I went to mid to late January, Bennell was not even joining in with the rehab group, it is optimistic in the extreme to think that he would be joining in full training in two weeks time.

It might well be that his definition of full training could be a little different, could be more full rehab training as compared to competitive training involving drills. As you said there hasn't been much of an indication that he would be joining the main group any time soon.

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