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Farewell James Harmes


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A favorite, pity.

Throwing his hand out at full speed and a beutifull pass   how can anyone forget that.

 

like Jack Watts drilling the goal against the pies with Chunk all by himself, but he was not going to miss.

 

Some you never forget.  That one for Harmes in the GF     forever a favorite moment

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1 hour ago, MoeSyzlak said:

Pathetic trading from MFC. How does this make us better?

a future 3rd (somewhere in the late 40s ) isn't  likely  in itself to  lead to a team improvement but it will free up some salary cap space .Many here believed that Harmes 2019 extension was one year too generous and i think they were correct .Hopefully Lamb and Taylors present strategy is to free up salary cap space to make a run for an A grader late in the trade period.

 

 

 

 

It appears that we may be

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The F3 for Harmes will probably get us Fullarton.  In terms of the list we need a fwd/ruck backup more than a depth midfielder so I reckon an F3 is a good result.  Not to mention the sal cap saving.

 

Having said that love Harmes and love his story of playing for his beloved Demons, the club he supported all his life and earning a flag with them.  He lived every kid's dream!!  He has come a long way since being rookied so really happy for him and what he has achieved. 

It wouldn't be easy for him to leave the Deesl.  Good luck at the Bulldogs!

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Sad to see him go. Some players are so internally loved, they are heart-and-soul and are part of shaping the internal unity. I get this vibe from Harmes.

I'm also still a little unsure if losing all of Dunstan, Harmes and JJ equates to probable list improvement.  

THAT kick to Fritsch in the 2021 GF - the tide turned.

All the best, Chompers.

 

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1 hour ago, old55 said:

$500k in salary cap for a Casey player?

Everyone keeps quoting this figure like it’s a huge AFL salary. It’s the average player wage in 2022. 
 

Harmes in his best role is better than the average, Goodwin just doesn’t play him there. 
 

Lost Dunstan, JJ and now Harmes. So let’s say Vineys foot flares up and Sparrow is injured. Who goes into the midfield?

 

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On 10/1/2023 at 1:28 PM, Dee tention said:

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As for Simon Godwin’s coaching. It carry questionable and average at best.

Do you mean Melbourne's first premiership coach in over half a century who has coached a team to top 4 H&A three years in a row???

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22 minutes ago, MoeSyzlak said:

Everyone keeps quoting this figure like it’s a huge AFL salary. It’s the average player wage in 2022. 
 

Harmes in his best role is better than the average, Goodwin just doesn’t play him there. 
 

Lost Dunstan, JJ and now Harmes. So let’s say Vineys foot flares up and Sparrow is injured. Who goes into the midfield?

 

If we are going full Henny Penny, let's say Brayshaw doesn't make it back either.

😳

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1 hour ago, monoccular said:

Do you mean Melbourne's first premiership coach in over half a century who has coached a team to top 4 H&A three years in a row???

Crazy Bevo has similar if not better record breaking claims. Do you think Bevo is a fantastic coach?

I don’t. 

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Thank you for the wonderful memories Harmsey.

Perth 2021 GF was special in the flesh, lace out to Fritta, Peak Harmes in full flight, a sight to behold, been an absolute pleasure.

Premiership player for life. 🏆🥇🇱🇮

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Not sure whether I should take anything from this, but haven't seen one story from MFC players on Insta regarding this....

May just be they are all on holiday and different timezone, but usually they are all sharing with their farewells...

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Bailey Smith's ACL has just opened the door for Harmes at the Bulldogs while also reducing the chances that the trade could come back to bite us.

I'm still kind of hoping things work out well for Harmes individually. Especially if he has a bunch of performance triggers in his contract to soak up some salary cap space so that the Dogs can't afford to keep Tim English!

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