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Surely Harley would be allowed to wear calf socks? I wore them for years as I had a tendency to strain my calves playing soccer and never strained again once I started wearing them.

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3 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

Surely Harley would be allowed to wear calf socks? I wore them for years as I had a tendency to strain my calves playing soccer and never strained again once I started wearing them.

like these ones?
 

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5 hours ago, ManDee said:

Jason McCartney did.

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That was post Bali. Not sure how many games he played afterwards (I thought only the one), but not sure if Harley would get the same approval from the league.

I may be wrong.

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1 hour ago, Mickey said:

That was post Bali. Not sure how many games he played afterwards (I thought only the one), but not sure if Harley would get the same approval from the league.

I may be wrong.

1 game only. Retired after the game.

A raised middle finger to the radical Islamic fascists who took all of those innocent lives. Remember that time like it was yesterday.

 

God bless the Nth Melbourne footy club for getting him back to a match fitness level that allowed a farewell game. Legend.

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Looking at the vision of todays hit out, HB just glides across the ground. I wonder if Burgess has encouraged this gait or is it natural?

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Play him.

Agree with Dermie about a midfield rotation spot to test the calf rather than starting forward. 

That sniper rifle on his right foot will be solid gold for Tom McDonald and Jake Melksham.

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On 6/4/2020 at 3:25 PM, Clintosaurus said:

Surely Harley would be allowed to wear calf socks? I wore them for years as I had a tendency to strain my calves playing soccer and never strained again once I started wearing them.

Micheal Reeves from Fitzroy ran the long pants due to his condition as a haemophiliac 

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Hudson and Robbo really dislike each other. That’s clear. 
 

but I agree with the sentiment. Play him... if Tomlinson says he’s been hassling Goodwin by saying he’s right go then he’s too much of a talent to not include in the team. 
I said earlier this year that it doesn’t take Noongar lads long to regain fitness so I have full confidence he can play and contribute right now. I don’t think Bennell would put his hand up and place the team at risk if he’s unsure of his body. The fitness staff are obliged to put him thru the wringer to find out anyway and if that’s been achieved then it’s a no-brainer. 
 

He plays. 

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On 6/6/2020 at 4:28 PM, Damo said:

Looking at the vision of todays hit out, HB just glides across the ground. I wonder if Burgess has encouraged this gait or is it natural?

Natural. A smoother mover you'd struggle to find. Andew Mcleaid is a very apt comparison.

I know I have banged on it about it and at the risk of being captain obvious this guy is total A grade. Elite. 

Easy to forget he was a number 2 pick. And before starting his shocking run with injury (compounded by off field dramas) he looked every inch worthy of that pick. 

Again I repeat myself but we have a team of butchers. Just look at the clips of of our scratch match. Butchers. 

Harley is a surgeon who I'f he plays will instantly become one of our 2 to 3 most important players.

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Becoming very hard to control the excitement with all these reports. So many supporters excited by the prospect of Harley running out with us as early as next week, can’t even imagine how he is feeling. 

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31 minutes ago, Salems Lot said:

Channel 7 Sport Report strongly suggesting he is playing.  Good times if so!!

Without the reserves as a guide to form it makes selection very interesting. 

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2 hours ago, binman said:

Natural. A smoother mover you'd struggle to find. Andew Mcleaid is a very apt comparison.

I know I have banged on it about it and at the risk of being captain obvious this guy is total A grade. Elite. 

Easy to forget he was a number 2 pick. And before starting his shocking run with injury (compounded by off field dramas) he looked every inch worthy of that pick. 

Again I repeat myself but we have a team of butchers. Just look at the clips of of our scratch match. Butchers. 

Harley is a surgeon who I'f he plays will instantly become one of our 2 to 3 most important players.

I've always hated it when people build up a bloke who has never played a game for us, but Jesus, I hope you are right.

Remember he has built himself up to match fitness before only to get injured again, but bloody hell his delivery skills would be a godsend for our ****ty inside 50's

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Training and playing very different things as we all know, but in saying that i think play him, as many have said on here, his elite skills could make such a difference. its risk v reward, but that was the same as when we secured him, time to get the reward before the risk comes back.

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