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  1. http://melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-01-22/melbourne-welcomes-zurich
  2. Graduate of the NAB AFL Academy who is a small forward/midfielder and real playmaker in the mould of Brent Harvey. Only played in one game for the Allies in the NAB AFL U18 Championships before a shoulder injury curtailed his season. Was formerly a member of the Greater Western Sydney academy zone before it was realigned and he became part of the open pool. Player bio Former club: Murray Bushrangers Age: 17 Height: 172cm Weight: 70kg Position: Midfielder 2017 U18 Stats Games: 1 Goals: - Avg Kicks: 11 Avg Marks: 4 Avg Hballs: 8
  3. http://melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-01-15/melbourne-to-play-aflw-practice-match
  4. http://melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-01-20/family-day-returns-to-the-mcg Family Day will return to the MCG, in 2018. 📅: Sunday 4th March ⏰: 10.30am - 12.30pm 📍: Yarra Park, MCG (outside gates 2 and 3) 🎟: Entry is free
  5. Demonland Player Sponsorship

    Demonland has an ongoing sponsorship of Jayden Hunt and Josh Wagner. I've taken out these sponsorships as a way to give back to the club with the money left over from ad revenue on the site after hosting and other expenses in running the site are paid for. If you anyone wants to help out the site then you can either take out a lifetime or annual subscription (http://demonland.com/forums/store/category/2-subscriptions/) or if you've done that already and want to continue to help out then you can donate here: http://demonland.com/forums/clients/donations/ Alternatively you can buy some Demonland merchandise here: http://demonland.com/forums/store/category/3-merchandise/
  6. Yes. Go into your account settings and under My Attachments delete whatever you want.
  7. Firstly thanks for the awesome photos. Secondly you had used up 91% of your alloted quota of uploaded storage onto Demonland. I have now doubled the quota for life members.
  8. ONE PUNCH There was a stage during the season when Tom Bugg's in your face demeanor became a feature of a team going forward. His face was on murals painted in city lanes and he was unsettling the opposition with his hardness. All that came unstuck with one stupid punch that earned him a six match suspension after the Swans game and changed him from a hero to a villain in the eyes of much of the football world. Date of Birth: 5 April, 1993 Height: 184cm Weight: 82kg Games MFC 2017: 10 Career Total: 93 Goals MFC 2017: 7 Career Total: 30 CDFC Games 2017: 5 CDFC Goals 2017: 10 Season 2017 AFL Statistics Kicks: 70 Handballs: 69 Disposals: 139 Marks: 29 Scores: 7 goals 12 behinds Goal Assists: 8 Tackles: 31 Hitouts: 0 Clearances: 10 Clangers: 23 Inside 50s: 17 Rebound 50s: 4 Frees For: 11 Frees Against: 7
  9. We welcome any reports and/or photos from any intrepid Demonlanders. Official times are updated occasionally here: http://www.melbournefc.com.au/Team/training-times Men's Training times: Monday, 11th December - Gosch's Paddock - 11.00am Friday, 15th December - Gosch's Paddock - 9.45am Join us for our final open training session for 2017! BBQ and coffee available to purshase, meet Santa and Checker, merchandise and memberships available to purchase. Women's Training times: Saturday, 9th December - Gosch's Paddock - 9.15am UPDATE: Due to severe weather warnings on Saturday 2nd December, the Melbourne Football Club have postponed the AFLW Open Training and Kids Clinic to Saturday 9th December. *Please note: Training times are subject to change at late notice. PLEASE REMAIN ON TOPIC AND REFRAIN FROM DERAILING THE THREAD OR ATTACKING POSTERS WHO ARE KIND ENOUGH TO PROVIDE THE REST OF US WITH MUCH APPRECIATED TRAINING REPORTS. IF YOU DON'T LIKE A POSTER THEN IGNORE THEM.
  10. I've been meaning to do this for a few days. Locked until further notice/developments.
  11. THAT WAS THE SEASON THAT WAS - 2017 by Whispering Jack The fog of despair that has now engulfed the Melbourne Football Club for more than a decade since its last finals appearance is lifting but at a such slow rate and in small steps so that it continues to frustrate supporters. In 2017 we saw Richmond come from way back and leapfrog over Melbourne and into the top four, from which it launched a successful campaign to win the premiership. On the other hand, the Demons, which showed promising form in the JLT pre season series and opened with two wins, sagged under the weight of injuries and suspensions, recovered in mid season and fell at the end to miss out on the finals by the narrowest of percentage margins. Perhaps, it was just as well because they appeared to have run out of steam in the end.The early season reports of Bernie Vince, Jordan Lewis and Jesse Hogan hurt the club badly as did the Max Gawn hamstring tear and the tribulations of Jesse Hogan that dogged the club in the first half of the season. Losses to the lower down the list Fremantle and Hawthorn didn’t help, nor the continued poor results against North Melbourne (twice) or the disaster on Anzac Eve when, hit by injuries during the game, they succumbed in time on at the end after dominating the eventual premier for most of the game.The frustration came once again in the form of inconsistency. One of the year’s best performances came at Adelaide Oval in round 8 against the Crows who were premiership favourites. The team came back from a deficit of almost five goals to win in a canter but the victory was sandwiched in between those narrow losses at the hands of the Dockers and the Hawks.The club did strike a good vein of form in the middle of the year under difficult circumstances when it recorded some good wins despite a run of six day breaks. Using a makeshift ruck, Simon Goodwin had come up with some interesting winning moves. Tom McDonald went forward and played in the ruck alongside Cam Pedersen and occasionally Jack Watts, the midfield with its blend of experience, youth and a hardened edge blossomed and the wins came. The highlight was a big win over the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium followed by a nail biting victory in Perth over the Eagles.However, it was at that point in time when the team’s spirits were at their highest, that another run of injuries and the tough schedule that saw four games played in 18 days conspired to bring it down. Glowing reports and talk of a potential top four placing at the end of the season were met with Melbourne’s lacklustre effort on a Friday night against the Swans. It was an ominous sign. Suddenly, the Demons were without their co-skippers and with Christian Salem and Watts sidelined and Gawn and Hogan struggling to return to form after long layoffs, the team’s bubble burst at the seams. Even when it was able to win its matches, it was unable to hold on and then increase winning leads. In a season when the difference between an early end and September action was a matter of only two goals, there were too many fade outs. And in round 23, the team ran out of steam and hit the wall hard. With everything to gain, yet everything to lose, it failed to lay a tackle for ten minutes in an opening quarter against Collingwood which ended with the Magpies five goals up in what for them was a dead rubber. Their end result was the frustration of yet another failure. The stand out on an individual level was second year player, Clayton Oliver’s outstanding form that earned him club champion honours. The newcomers - Lewis, Michael Hibberd and Jake Melksham all contributed to the improved performance over the season which ensured a positive win/loss record for the first time since 2006. Hibberd won All Australian honours and the consistent and dependable Neville Jetta came close to joining him. The controversial decision to name Jack Viney as co-captain with Nathan Jones was a success, the former’s absence late in the season probably ensuring the finals miss.Things were looking positive for the future - particularly the club’s still emerging midfield, the re-signing of Max Gawn, the recruitment of Jake Lever and the sight of a lean, hungry and fit-looking Jesse Hogan at pre season training. However, at year’s end the edge was taken off all of that with the PR disaster surrounding the cancellation of the club’s commando style training camp at the behest of the players and subsequently, allegations that were made against a yet to be identified player of inappropriate sexual behaviour on a post season holiday.The club fielded a team in the inaugural AFLW which finished the season in third place and produced a truly watchable and exciting brand of football that has fans looking forward to the second season, due to start shortly. Names like Daisy Pearce, Karen Paxman, Elise O’Dea are already well entrenched in our football lexicon. Of course, because the competition had no finals other than the grand final, the women finished one off the finals pace - just like the men did later in the year.As we always do at this time of year, we now look forward to the coming season with hope. The difference is that the advances made in 2017 have opened up the opportunity to cross into more exulted company and to play finals football once again.
  12. Simon Goodwins' New Year's resolution!

    Sadly, yes. http://m.afl.com.au/news/2017-12-31/afl-coaches-new-years-resolutions
  13. The fog of despair that has now engulfed the Melbourne Football Club for more than a decade since its last finals appearance is lifting but at a such slow rate and in small steps so that it continues to frustrate supporters. In 2017 we saw Richmond come from way back and leapfrog over Melbourne and into the top four, from which it launched a successful campaign to win the premiership. On the other hand, the Demons, which showed promising form in the JLT pre season series and opened with two wins, sagged under the weight of injuries and suspensions, recovered in mid season and fell at the end to miss out on the finals by the narrowest of percentage margins. Perhaps, it was just as well because they appeared to have run out of steam in the end.The early season reports of Bernie Vince, Jordan Lewis and Jesse Hogan hurt the club badly as did the Max Gawn hamstring tear and the tribulations of Jesse Hogan that dogged the club in the first half of the season. Losses to the lower down the list Fremantle and Hawthorn didn’t help, nor the continued poor results against North Melbourne (twice) or the disaster on Anzac Eve when, hit by injuries during the game, they succumbed in time on at the end after dominating the eventual premier for most of the game.The frustration came once again in the form of inconsistency. One of the year’s best performances came at Adelaide Oval in round 8 against the Crows who were premiership favourites. The team came back from a deficit of almost five goals to win in a canter but the victory was sandwiched in between those narrow losses at the hands of the Dockers and the Hawks.The club did strike a good vein of form in the middle of the year under difficult circumstances when it recorded some good wins despite a run of six day breaks. Using a makeshift ruck, Simon Goodwin had come up with some interesting winning moves. Tom McDonald went forward and played in the ruck alongside Cam Pedersen and occasionally Jack Watts, the midfield with its blend of experience, youth and a hardened edge blossomed and the wins came. The highlight was a big win over the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium followed by a nail biting victory in Perth over the Eagles.However, it was at that point in time when the team’s spirits were at their highest, that another run of injuries and the tough schedule that saw four games played in 18 days conspired to bring it down. Glowing reports and talk of a potential top four placing at the end of the season were met with Melbourne’s lacklustre effort on a Friday night against the Swans. It was an ominous sign. Suddenly, the Demons were without their co-skippers and with Christian Salem and Watts sidelined and Gawn and Hogan struggling to return to form after long layoffs, the team’s bubble burst at the seams. Even when it was able to win its matches, it was unable to hold on and then increase winning leads. In a season when the difference between an early end and September action was a matter of only two goals, there were too many fade outs. And in round 23, the team ran out of steam and hit the wall hard. With everything to gain, yet everything to lose, it failed to lay a tackle for ten minutes in an opening quarter against Collingwood which ended with the Magpies five goals up in what for them was a dead rubber. Their end result was the frustration of yet another failure. The stand out on an individual level was second year player, Clayton Oliver’s outstanding form that earned him club champion honours. The newcomers - Lewis, Michael Hibberd and Jake Melksham all contributed to the improved performance over the season which ensured a positive win/loss record for the first time since 2006. Hibberd won All Australian honours and the consistent and dependable Neville Jetta came close to joining him. The controversial decision to name Jack Viney as co-captain with Nathan Jones was a success, the former’s absence late in the season probably ensuring the finals miss.Things were looking positive for the future - particularly the club’s still emerging midfield, the re-signing of Max Gawn, the recruitment of Jake Lever and the sight of a lean, hungry and fit-looking Jesse Hogan at pre season training. However, at year’s end the edge was taken off all of that with the PR disaster surrounding the cancellation of the club’s commando style training camp at the behest of the players and subsequently, allegations that were made against a yet to be identified player of inappropriate sexual behaviour on a post season holiday.The club fielded a team in the inaugural AFLW which finished the season in third place and produced a truly watchable and exciting brand of football that has fans looking forward to the second season, due to start shortly. Names like Daisy Pearce, Karen Paxman, Elise O’Dea are already well entrenched in our football lexicon. Of course, because the competition had no finals other than the grand final, the women finished one off the finals pace - just like the men did later in the year.As we always do at this time of year, we now look forward to the coming season with hope. The difference is that the advances made in 2017 have opened up the opportunity to cross into more exulted company and to play finals football once again.
  14. Preseason Training - Week commencing 11/12/17

    Looks like they go back to training on Monday the 8th so you can go on the 8th, 10th and 12th. Thank you for your service in advance.
  15. Preseason Training - Week commencing 11/12/17

    If you do get down to training please make sure to post your observations here.
  16. 2018 AFLW Fixture

    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-10-27/four-home-games-for-aflw-team 2018 Melbourne AFLW fixture Round 1 Saturday, February 3 Melbourne v GWS Giants Casey Fields, 5.05pm (EDT) Round 2 Saturday, February 10 Melbourne v Adelaide Crows Casey Fields, 5.05pm (EDT) Round 3 Sunday, February 18 Fremantle v Melbourne Fremantle Oval, 3.35pm (WST) Round 4 Saturday, February 24 Melbourne v Collingwood TIO Traeger Park, 5.40pm (CST) Round 5 Friday, March 2 Melbourne v Brisbane Lions Casey Fields, 7.05pm (EDT) Round 6 Sunday, March 11 Carlton v Melbourne Ikon Park, 4.35pm (EDT) Round 7 Saturday, March 17 Bulldogs v Melbourne Victoria University Whitten Oval, 7.10pm (EDT) NAB AFL Women’s Grand Final Saturday, March 24 Venue and time TBA
  17. I've deleted the last several pages of gender pay gap discussion as it's not relevant to this discussion. If you want to discuss it then please start a new thread on the general board.
  18. Because it is a public forum and I don't want to be sued. End of story. You can speculate elsewhere.
  19. A reminder that there will be no mentioning of "potential" players names nor process of elimination games. You can do that elsewhere. It won't be tolerated here unless you are willing to post a picture of yourself holding up a valid form of photo identification.
  20. Let's keep politics and your squabbles on the general boards out of this.
  21. Again, please no naming of potential players until there is confirmation. Those posts will be deleted for obvious reasons and if I have to say it again there may be bannings.
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