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21 hours ago, The Chazz said:

It's amazing what bugs some people.  Take me for example, the way the social media person at the MFC uses the "+" symbol instead of the "&" symbol in every-f-ing-thing makes me wonder if we've had a work experience kid in at the club at some stage, and we haven't been able to get rid of them.

Are we red plus blue, or red and blue?

Any old editor worth their salt will tell you that to be grammatically correct, the only use of an ampersand ("&") is in names and titles, like "Smith & Jones", "Crosby Stills Nash & Young" or "R&D".

Otherwise, the ampersand (or a plus sign) is never used as a subsititute for "and".

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59 minutes ago, mauriesy said:

Any old editor worth their salt will tell you that to be grammatically correct, the only use of an ampersand ("&") is in names and titles, like "Smith & Jones", "Crosby Stills Nash & Young" or "R&D".

Otherwise, the ampersand (or a plus sign) is never used as a subsititute for "and".

But plus is far easier to spell, and pronounce, than ampersand. 

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Plans to be in full training by start of Feb 1 by all reports.

Could a May 3/ Round 6 AFL return be too unrealistic.

Two months of full training. 4 games at Casey?? 

At the very least he should be in the AFL by the mid season bye if all goes well.

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3 hours ago, mauriesy said:

Any old editor worth their salt will tell you that to be grammatically correct, the only use of an ampersand ("&") is in names and titles, like "Smith & Jones", "Crosby Stills Nash & Young" or "R&D".

Otherwise, the ampersand (or a plus sign) is never used as a subsititute for "and".

It could be argued that they (the MFC social media intern) are trying to introduce a "new" name or title for us, being Red & Blue, which would make the ampersand appropriate in this situation.

Either way, I still think the use of the plus symbol still looks childish.

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15 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

I read that article over an unhealthy breakfast and was pleasantly at how lean and fit Bennell appears in that picture.

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24 minutes ago, Dante said:

The scars from the operations on Harley's legs

 

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Looking at all the pics of Harley, was the operation to remove everything slightly resembling a calf muscle? He's going to need a lot of work to build those back up, while not breaking them, again.

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14 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Looking at all the pics of Harley, was the operation to remove everything slightly resembling a calf muscle? He's going to need a lot of work to build those back up, while not breaking them, again.

No that could not possibly be the case, seriously! 

Those scars in the image are surprisingly small though.

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6 hours ago, mauriesy said:

Any old editor worth their salt will tell you that to be grammatically correct, the only use of an ampersand ("&") is in names and titles, like "Smith & Jones", "Crosby Stills Nash & Young" or "R&D".

Otherwise, the ampersand (or a plus sign) is never used as a subsititute for "and".

and anyway in computer programming the 'and' operation is very different from the '+' operation

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Am i right in saying no one else can draft him except us? Or can he get going in Jan and Feb and then another team swoop on him? not sure how it works? possibly been answered on this thread , but you know... 54 pages..

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13 hours ago, Demon3 said:

Am i right in saying no one else can draft him except us? Or can he get going in Jan and Feb and then another team swoop on him? not sure how it works? possibly been answered on this thread , but you know... 54 pages..

I think in Bennell's case your MFCSS is focused on the wrong issues at hand. He's now a paid employee of the Melbourne Football Club and we have first dibs on him up until around mid-March - it's now up to Harley/his body (the two areas of legit MFCSS concern - although no-one here seems to be getting carried away). Still, it's worth reading the first few pages of this thread and then randomly somewhere in the middle for the lols. 

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On 12/4/2019 at 11:57 AM, CatFishPig said:

Red + Blue = Purple (Dockers)

OMG is this how we got Harley?

Apart from all colours mixed together brown,the red + blue = purple was always my go to in finger painting.

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Would love to know why now and not closer to the deadline. The idea of taking pressure of his rehab just doesn't make sense to me. If the emotional toll of being without a contract was going to snap his calves then how's he meant to deal with playing week to week?

I know we have the Nietschke spot free as well but I'm a little nervous we'll find out we've lost another player to a long term injury or some other bad news now.

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16 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Would love to know why now and not closer to the deadline. The idea of taking pressure of his rehab just doesn't make sense to me. If the emotional toll of being without a contract was going to snap his calves then how's he meant to deal with playing week to week?

I know we have the Nietschke spot free as well but I'm a little nervous we'll find out we've lost another player to a long term injury or some other bad news now.

perhaps there really was an offer from Port Melbourne

Anyway... welcome aboard and let's hope this has a great ending

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happy so excited GIF

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So he has a rookie spot.

What are the rules around rookies? Can they play at any time or do they take the spot of a player on the senior list?

I was trying to find some info. Anyone got a link? TIA

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35 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Would love to know why now and not closer to the deadline. The idea of taking pressure of his rehab just doesn't make sense to me. If the emotional toll of being without a contract was going to snap his calves then how's he meant to deal with playing week to week?

I know we have the Nietschke spot free as well but I'm a little nervous we'll find out we've lost another player to a long term injury or some other bad news now.

Don’t over think it... just enjoy the moment, I bet Harley is...

 

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41 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Would love to know why now and not closer to the deadline. The idea of taking pressure of his rehab just doesn't make sense to me. If the emotional toll of being without a contract was going to snap his calves then how's he meant to deal with playing week to week?

I know we have the Nietschke spot free as well but I'm a little nervous we'll find out we've lost another player to a long term injury or some other bad news now.

I think it tells you that it wasn't his calves they were testing but his attitude. He's throwing everything at this chance and that's what they wanted to see before taking the leap.

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