Balic granted indefinite leave

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  1. go_the_dockers

    go_the_dockers Norm Smith Medallist

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    Harley Balic club statement
    fremantlefc.com.au

    17 May 2017 2:19 PM


    Fremantle second-year player Harley Balic has been granted an indefinite leave of absence from the club.

    “The club and Harley have agreed that it is in his best long-term interest to take a leave of absence to deal with a personal issue,” General manager of football operations Chris Bond said.

    “As we do with all of our players, we will continue to provide Harley with all the support and resources that he requires.

    “Harley has acquitted himself well in four games for Fremantle since making his debut in round three this season and we look forward to his future contribution to the club.”

    There will be no further comment from the club on this matter.
     

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  2. AAACockburn

    AAACockburn Club Legend

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  3. Lach72

    Lach72 Bam!

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    You are ******* kidding me
     
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  4. freo1

    freo1 Club Legend

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    Didn't see that coming
     
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  5. Freo Dr

    Freo Dr Club Legend

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    So two Harleys in the garage now and not one roadworthy...

    Hope whatever it is can be sorted out as the kid was def. showing signs of improvement with each game.
     
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  6. estibador

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  7. Silent Alarm

    Silent Alarm Is your bed made? Is your sweater on?

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    Anyone have any idea what this is about?
     
  8. freo1

    freo1 Club Legend

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    Speak English??
     
  9. FUS_RO_DAH

    FUS_RO_DAH Club Legend

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    Shit.... Hope the poor bugger is okay.

    Let's not freak out. This could be anything from home-sickness to something much, much more serious.

    Speculation is pointless.
     
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  10. Lach72

    Lach72 Bam!

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    an indefinite leave of absence...
     
  11. Dock_king

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  12. fizzkakz

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    Hi guys, pardon the intrusion. Carlton supporter here. There has been a rumour from a reliable source that Carlton is/was targeting him to come back to Victoria. I wonder if this is a Cam McCarthy type situation?

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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  13. Lach72

    Lach72 Bam!

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    If it's this trade him for a second and move on.

    Can we actually get a break with any of these kids. JFC
     
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  14. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

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    Not at all , but I do write English ;)
     
  15. Mr Fonebone

    Mr Fonebone Club Legend

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    Well that sucks.

    Let the speculation begin
     
  16. Lost_Deputy

    Lost_Deputy Premiership Player

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    Seems odd if it was homesickness. He's finally cracked it!
     
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  17. DMan 11

    DMan 11 Club Legend

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    new rule - no recruiting anyone called Harley :mad:

    This sucks for everyone, me being the completely un-empathetic person I am when it comes to sportspeople immediately thought "what's his trade value" ??
     
  18. FUS_RO_DAH

    FUS_RO_DAH Club Legend

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    Well... We do pretty well when it comes to homesickness to be fair.

    Dat retention rate.

    Be kinda ironic if we take a punt on a talented but injured player again but this time we actually get the injury right and he's fit and playing!... But now homesick.
     
  19. mike91

    mike91 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Well this sure is frustrating
     
  20. Belnakor

    Belnakor Brownlow Medallist

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    could be but Freo are pretty good if someone wants to leave (ie: roberton who we really wanted to keep). Sounds a bit more serious.
     
  21. Eski3

    Eski3 Club Legend

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    That statement is so frustratingly vague. It could literally be anything.
     
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  22. Mr Fonebone

    Mr Fonebone Club Legend

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    Could someone please pm me with some rumours, baseless speculation or innuendo on this matter?

    Otherwise I will be forced to make up my own.
     
  23. ydraw

    ydraw Premiership Player

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    I doubt its home sickness. Probably something much worse to be granted indefinite leave. Such as an illness in the family.
     
  24. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

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    Cam Mac granted indefinite leave with GWS.
     
  25. prpl_jss

    prpl_jss Club Legend

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    Yeah agree - sounds more like that.
     

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