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Farewell James Harmes


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As I clicked on it @dazzledavey36 I thought ‘Ahhh a mutual beneficial parting’.

Got to get a steady gig somewhere and Melbourne are not it.

Great story as I am sure we all know… Boyhood supporter and was a fundamental part of turning the GF our way. 
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If Harmes leaving allows us to keep JJ I'm fine with that.

Also have to remember we will have some decent players coming in the draft this year and have players like Howes, Woewodin and Laurie developing nicely in the 2s.

Have always loved Harmesy, but may be a win-win for both the club and Harmesy.

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Given that Dunstan is our only genuine midfielder at Casey, losing Harmes would have a significant impact on our midfield depth.

I'm yet to be convinced that Laurie is going to be a long term AFL player, and neither Howes or Woewodin is beating down the door, but none of these are onballers anyway.

We need to be heavily investing in the midfield in this year's draft. 

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Would appear to be one of the more replaceable players on the list given his age and declining form by the year, since his career best year of 2018 where he was near BOG in the important round 23 and elimination final wins over GWS and Geelong respectively.

His best position was clearly as a starting midfielder that would do a job on the oppo's best mid while doing damage offensively. Goodwin clearly can't (structural) or won't (not good enough anymore) put him back into the middle as a full time mid.

Be interesting if he's the replacement for Sparrow this week. if he isn't he'll be clearly asking some questions.

 

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3 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Would appear to be one of the more replaceable players on the list given his age and declining form by the year, since his career best year of 2018 where he was near BOG in the important round 23 and elimination final wins over GWS and Geelong respectively.

His best position was clearly as a starting midfielder that would do a job on the oppo's best mid while doing damage offensively. Goodwin clearly can't (structural) or won't (not good enough anymore) put him back into the middle as a full time mid.

Be interesting if he's the replacement for Sparrow this week. if he isn't he'll be clearly asking some questions.

 

I hope he replaces Sparrow also and has a blinder

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Welp, that’d no doubt please quite a few people on here. If he does leave us, at least he’ll likely be respected by the fans of his new club. Can’t imagine it’d be any worse than what he cops from some of our “fans.”

Of course like every other genuine fan of his I would love to see him getting games and being used to his full potential, and if that means changing clubs, so be it. That said, if he goes to Essendon he’s dead to me. 😁

 

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I’m not sure we ever got clarification for the ‘personal reasons’ that kept him out of the team earlier in the year.  

I thought it may be that keeping him out of the team recently…

 

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‘Could’ based on reports he had a look around last year. 

The way I see it is we won’t keep both JJ and Harmes. But I’d also be surprised if both go unless we line up a replacement.

Harmes is contracted but depending on loading we’d possibly even have to eat a bit of it, JJ isn’t and is a free agent.

 

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19 minutes ago, poita said:

I'm yet to be convinced that Laurie is going to be a long term AFL player, and neither Howes or Woewodin is beating down the door, but none of these are onballers anyway.

Laurie and Woey are definitely mids, not sure if they are long term AFL players yet.

I’d imagine it would be Rivers, Brayshaw, Pickett, ANB in to the midfield with youth in to the flanks before playing those young guys as pure on ballers even next year.

I’d be expecting all 3 of those guys to push hard for selection next year though. 

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5 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

I’m not sure we ever got clarification for the ‘personal reasons’ that kept him out of the team earlier in the year.  

I thought it may be that keeping him out of the team recently…

 

The personal issue that’s affected him of late doesn’t have anything to do with whether or not he’s getting a game. Would be the same no matter the club. 

 

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17 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Welp, that’d no doubt please quite a few people on here. If he does leave us, at least he’ll likely be respected by the fans of his new club. Can’t imagine it’d be any worse than what he cops from some of our “fans.”

Of course like every other genuine fan of his I would love to see him getting games and being used to his full potential, and if that means changing clubs, so be it. That said, if he goes to Essendon he’s dead to me. 😁

 

Your Essendon hatred seems almost as much as mine towards the hawks. Mine dates back to the infamous 50 m penalty amongst other things. What gives with yours?

I think Harmesy is genuinely well liked by most. He's a talented mid and I hope he stays. But at his age and recent relegation,  nobody would blame him for looking for greener pastures.

Here's hoping he comes in for Sparrow and kills it.

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1 minute ago, leave it to deever said:

Your Essendon hatred seems almost as much as mine towards the hawks. Mine dates back to the infamous 50 m penalty amongst other things. What gives with yours?

I think Harmesy is genuinely well liked by most. He's a talented mid and I hope he stays. But at his age and recent relegation,  nobody would blame him for looking for greener pastures.

Here's hoping he comes in for Sparrow and kills it.

Oh Deeves, it’s not something I can explain in less than 100,000 words. Nor could I explain it without dredging up memories best left to fester below the surface forevermore. One day I might tell all to a shrink, but that’d be pointless for there is no cure, not even respite. I can’t even imagine what Harmesy would look like in an 🤮 Essendon 🤮jumper, nor would I want to. 😥

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