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Farewell James Harmes


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Melbourne supporter, come premiership player.  In his prime at 27.

No player is perfect, I get players have limitations but at his best can offer something.

Its a no from me if a 2nd or 3rd rounder is the only offer, would rather keep, unless he wants to leave, in which case I would honour his wishes.

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15 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Up to 8 changes?

Known out the door for unknown?

Dr Evil Whatever GIF

I’d rather we try and change the list when it’s not up to scratch than just sticking our heads in the sand.

Besides which one of Harmes, Grundy, Hibberd, Laurie, Jordon, Dunstan, D Smith and Brown would you consider as indispensable? 

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Not getting any younger at 28?

Surprised other clubs are interested. Its amazing what a Premiership can do for your CV.

Dont mind if he sticks around unless hes tradeable for a decent medium forward.

Definitely trade Jordon.

Brown Tmac retire please. Sadly Melksham too  unless Goodwin wants him to stay. Good role border to have around.

 

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24 minutes ago, Rossmillan said:

Melbourne supporter, come premiership player.  In his prime at 27.

No player is perfect, I get players have limitations but at his best can offer something.

Its a no from me if a 2nd or 3rd rounder is the only offer, would rather keep, unless he wants to leave, in which case I would honour his wishes.

Not best 22 certainly , but good depth . Definately would have preferred him over Laurie  and Jordon in the finals this year if he was fit 

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18 minutes ago, Sydney_Demon said:

The reason why we want to trade Harmes out surely is because he's not in our Top 23 now and is a free agent next year. We'd get more for him now and he'd get more certainty and guaranteed game time elsewhere. In both the Club's and his best interests. 

I’m not sure he gets guaranteed game time anywhere

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4 minutes ago, Bates Mate said:

Not best 22 certainly , but good depth . Definately would have preferred him over Laurie  and Jordon in the finals this year if he was fit 

Look at it from his perspective. He plays 5-10 games next year and he's out of contract so Melbourne could delist him if there's no interest. He moves now, gets a multi-year contract, more likelihood of game time elsewhere.

From Melbourne's perspective: he walks next year (and we are subject to the vagaries of AFL free market compensation) or his form drops off and his value decreases. We should trade him because he's likely worth more this yer than next year and there's no compelling reason to have him on the list. We need to improve the list and free up spots. That's more important than depth. If there was some upside for him then it would be different. Others are younger and improving.

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1 hour ago, Demon Disciple said:

I’d rather we try and change the list when it’s not up to scratch than just sticking our heads in the sand.

Besides which one of Harmes, Grundy, Hibberd, Laurie, Jordon, Dunstan, D Smith and Brown would you consider as indispensable? 

To be fair, you’ve essentially only listed 3 players in your list being Harmes, Laurie and Brown given the others have retired or want to go elsewhere.

So who are the other 5?

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2 hours ago, H_T said:

I know in May I mentioned in this thread Geelong. Now hearing Gold Coast under Dimma. 
I wonder what that means in terms of picks or possible player trade with GC? 

He has a Brandan Ellis vibe, would suit IMO

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1 hour ago, Sydney_Demon said:

The reason why we want to trade Harmes out surely is because he's not in our Top 23 now and is a free agent next year. We'd get more for him now and he'd get more certainty and guaranteed game time elsewhere. In both the Club's and his best interests. 

The salary cap relief is also important, we'd be freeing up 400-500k that could be put towards a classy mid/forward or we could draft a young kid with a net saving if $350k+ and back in our up coming brigade of players like Laurie and Taj to fill the gap that Harmes leaves over the next couple of seasons.

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59 minutes ago, McQueen said:

To be fair, you’ve essentially only listed 3 players in your list being Harmes, Laurie and Brown given the others have retired or want to go elsewhere.

So who are the other 5?

Yes, several retirements in there. Doesn’t matter how the players’ leave, trade/delist/retire, they’ll all need to be replaced and that’s how the list gets refreshed. That’s where my 8 come from.

I could’ve easily gone 10-12, but that would destroy the stability. 

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2 hours ago, 58er said:

Holland's BOG in VFL Suns Premiership yesterday . 

Shaun Mannagh’s Norm Goss medal begs to differ. 😁
Hollands was the Suns’ best but Werribee’s Mannagh was BOG. 

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On 5/17/2023 at 12:06 PM, DistrACTION Jackson said:

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.

Im the opposite would rather keep Harmes than the Vanilla Slice Jordan!🤮

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