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On 4/29/2020 at 1:53 AM, KingDingAling said:

Probably not, but risk well worth taking in this case. Outside of being a rare athlete when up and running, Bennell would have better skills on his left foot than most our players had on their preferred. There is a reason why this cat is being given his full nine lives. Nothing lost if this experiment fails. Its one of my most supportive moves the club has made. 

Agree there is not much to lose and plenty to gain in PR remembering he was a star in to hell and back

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It may be becoming more and more likely that Bennell is going to light up the 'G ... and put paid to some of his supporter critics. The young man needs a break; we should be offering nothing but absolute encouragement to him with open arms. 

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Given that most of the league are going to be as rusty as hell in round 2, and there is going to be extended benches, there may be a slight argument in favour of Bennell getting there for round 2 - If he really is tracking well.

Play him on extremely limited minutes and hope his natural talent shows through.

 

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Given that most of the league are going to be as rusty as hell in round 2, and there is going to be extended benches, there may be a slight argument in favour of Bennell getting there for round 2 - If he really is tracking well.

Play him on extremely limited minutes and hope his natural talent shows through.

 

Just plonk him in a forward pocket and he can slot through those inside out banana goals from the boundary like shelling peas.

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From the HUN:
Harley Bennell poised to push for AFL selection at Melbourne after making progress in recovery

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/melbourne/harley-bennell-poised-to-push-for-afl-selection-at-melbourne-after-making-progress-in-recovery/news-story/304c64c75ee8d44e011b909905820ccc

Paywall protected I guess. Brief article. 

"The Melbourne recruit cut a striking figure on Saturday as he trained with former Gold Coast teammate Luke Russell at Gosch’s Paddock.

He is understood to be happy with the way he’s tracking after years of well-documented soft tissue injuries.
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“He’s doing a lot of his running program, getting some really good load in so there’s a really good chance he’ll rejoin the group when we come back into training and train with us, and be available for selection after the first few weeks.

“That’s an exciting thing for us.”

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, DubDee said:

If Harley plays 70+ games for us I will become a religious man and pray to the great Burgess daily

"For the World is Hollow, but I have touched the Sky"

I'm ready! By the way, what number is he??

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Nice little article on the AFL site

https://www.afl.com.au/news/435046/round-two-bolter-injury-ravaged-dee-coming-good-at-right-time

Gee I hope this punt pays off for us.  About time the chips started to fall our way.

... and I love Harmesy, but he isn't exactly the brightest spark sometimes - he is quoted in the article as not knowing that Bennell is a really good kick and that he didn't know that.  You'd think most mids in the comp would know what kind of silky skills Harley has.

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31 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Nice little article on the AFL site

https://www.afl.com.au/news/435046/round-two-bolter-injury-ravaged-dee-coming-good-at-right-time

Gee I hope this punt pays off for us.  About time the chips started to fall our way.

 

I hope the punt pays off for HIM - about time the chips started to fall HIS way.

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