Welcome Harley Bennell (To make long awaited Dockers Debut!)

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  1. FreoRicci

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    According to Fox Sports and a few other news outlet, Harley Bennell (Gold Coast) has been charged with disorderly conduct at a nightclub during the weekend. Appears likely to have played his last game for the Suns.
    Harley is only 23, from WA and is a deadset gun- that is when he plays. Any thoughts on whether Freo should consider picking him up?
     
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  2. MadDocker

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    Get him over while he's cheap(ish). Absolute weapon. If he can get a talking to by Walters and get his head into it properly, could be one of the leagues best.
     
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    Worth the risk IMO.

    I know we weren't able to turn Josh Simpson around but I reckon Freo could turn Harley around.
     
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    Yep - lets target him - trade a future pick if needed
     
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    Harley Bennell! Oh ...k yes!
     
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    It only takes one bad egg... If that traumatic experience of being outed on national media and being on the edge of free fall hasn't disuaded him from his errant ways, hard to see what can.
     
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    Being in a professional environment with a recent history of not putting up with rubbish and kicking players either back to WAFL or out entirely might help.
     
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    Apparently he hates the Eagles too. I reckon we're in with a shot
     
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    The Suns seem to have a very ordinary culture in that regard.

    Ablett may be a fantastic leader by example on the field, but he doesn't strike me as all that influential off it. They've basically thrown a bunch of kids into one of the party capitals of Australia with very little leadership and a foundation coach straight from the 'boys will be boys' eagles era. In hindsight it's easy to see why some issues have emerged.

    I'd be willing to take a shot on him.
     
  10. Steinfreo

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    ummmm ok so lets say we get bennel. and lets say Mora has a menzel type recovery. all of a sudden we have a bullshit midfield that will be basically unstoppable. get him!
     
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    If;
    Gold Coast are going to offer him up for cheaper than his value (which is a top ten pick if he is at his ability so far)
    He will buy into another team's culture
    He will not be associated with the wrong crowd here again
    Will put himself to work to earn respect

    Then we could land the best trade for a long, long time.
     
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    Get it done.

    Although there's space in the Colin Sylvia basket!
     
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    Serious upgrade on D.Pearce.

    Centreline: hill Fyfe h Bennell OMG
     
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    Wasn't he in trouble before being drafted when he lived in mandurah? He could easily cause more trouble for us than he did for the suns
     
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    Schulz and Bennell and go for the 2016 flag :thumbsu:

    Add a Mitch Brown or Shoenmaker if McPharlin\Pav retire.

    Perhaps get Walters and\or Johnson to have a chat with him and see what they think.
     
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    Welcome to FREO Harley.

    I think he is like Cousins, can continue to play football even though off field party animal.
     
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    What exactly are his 'troubles'?

    The guy got unfair treatment from the media, when 11 other team mates were snorting cocaine as well. Sure its his fault for letting other take pictures of him, but I think if AFL clubs give players who bash others a 2nd chance Harley deserves one as well.
     
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    I reckon he just needs that strong leadership/culture which I'm sure he'll get from jonno,Walters etc etc
     
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    Would definitely take him. As much as we need KPP, if we have any chance at someone as good as Bennell, then take it. Have been hoping we'd get him ever since his off-field antics have blown up in the media.
     
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    Definitely worth the risk imo. I'm not reading anymore into this latest nightclub incident than I have to. Stuff like that can easily be blown out of proportion.

    The only problem is I don't think we could afford him in a trade and I think he requested a move to the Hawks anyway.
     
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    I see him as the half forward/extra mid that Crozier plays, but with more x-factor and goals.
     
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    The strong rumours are family and drug/alcohol related. Coming back into an environment that he was happy to try and escape would definitely be a big challenge.
     
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    Hell yeah. There is no reason to think that he could not hold down full forward as well. He is a jet. With our ruck stocks and players on the fringe, and the certain retirement of Pavlich, we will have the resources.
     
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    Yes, he has sublime talent, but he could be a destabilizing influence on the player group.
    Bit of a risk IMHO.
     
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    None of it is Bluey's fault and he's most unfairly sacked coach in history, just ask any drooling Eagles' fanboy.
     
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