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  1. GRAVITAS by Mel Rundle Understandably, this Friday night's game between Melbourne and Port Adelaide will not carry the same gravitas or have the capacity to draw the attention of the masses as would a clash involving perennial AFL power houses of the ilk of Carlton or the Western Bulldogs which have dominated that blockbuster fixture so far this year, I dare say that, despite the misgivings of those at AFL House or the media gurus at the Seven Network, I believe it might still turn out to be a contest worthy of being played out on a big stage. In the first place, it’s one of those much-vaunted eight point games with the winner to remain well placed in the race for a top four placing and the loser to join a pack of teams contesting for a place in the finals. It’s that important for both teams. In that respect, the Power go into the fray with a couple of major advantages. The first is the home ground with a home crowd to cheer on their team against the enemy from interstate and the potential noise of affirmation poised to give them a major break (like the 10-2 start Collingwood had from the maggots over Melbourne in its last start). Of course, the factor that negates home ground advantage is that the 2018 Demons have a far better win-loss ratio when they play away from the MCG. Indeed, their only defeats for the year have been on the hallowed turf that they call their home. The Power are however, on a little bit of a streak at Adelaide Oval having beaten both Richmond and the Western Bulldogs at that venue after a narrow loss away to the Hawks. Their form line is pretty good but so was Melbourne’s until the Queens Birthday disaster, a 42-point loss to Collingwood on the long weekend prior to the bye which put an end to it’s six-game winning streak. This has given the team plenty of time to muse over their sudden change of circumstances. The game will also provide some interesting clashes between players who are not the second hand hacks we’re used to in the blue and white navy blue guernseys that usually grace our screens on a Friday night. The match up between Max Gawn, possibly still smarting after his clash with Brodie Grundy (I thought they broke even but Pie fans reckon their man finished on top), takes on Paddy Ryder in a duel that could well shape the outcome of the game. In recent weeks the Dees have not controlled the contested possessions as much as they did in the middle of their winning streak but the midfield remains strong and the clash between schoolboy buddies Jack Viney and Ollie Wines will also be worth looking at closely. THE GAME Melbourne v Port Adelaide on Friday 22 June, 2018 at 7.50pm at the Adelaide Oval HEAD TO HEAD Overall Port Adelaide 19 wins, Melbourne 13 wins At the Adelaide Oval Port Adelaide 2 wins, Melbourne 1 win Past five meetings Port Adelaide 3 wins, Melbourne 2 wins The Coaches Hinkley 0 wins, Goodwin 1 good win MEDIA TV - Channel 7, Fox Footy Channel Live at 7.30pm RADIO - Triple M 3AW SEN ABC ABC Grandstand THE LAST TIME THEY MET Melbourne 13.10.88 defeated Port Adelaide 9.11.65 Round 18, 2017 at the MCG The Demons dominated the first half and led by as much as 44 points before they were slowly reeled in to finish winners by 23 points after some hear fluttering moments in the final quarter. Jack Viney was outstanding and Jesse Hogan and Jake Melksham booted three goals each. THE TEAMS PORT ADELAIDE B: HB: 😄 HF: F: Foll: I/C: Emg: MELBOURNE B: HB: 😄 HF: F: Foll: I/C: Emg: The full match preview and team selection will be loaded when available
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    Wines: Dees Midfield Best

    I love the "they're the best" games that teams play.
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    Melk on SEN

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    2017 Re-Drafted

    Bayley gets an upgrade.
  7. Got to feel for the bloke. Another injury riddled season.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    I guess we're also not responsible for the ending of relationships due to excessive use or the damage to person or property due to
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

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    New CEO - Gary Pert

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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    I would just like to point out that Demonland bears no responsibility for accidents cause by posting while driving. Do not mix Demonland with drugs or alcohol and do not operate heavy machinery whilst using Demonland. You have been warned.
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    Ollie Wines

    Possibly time to close this thread for a few years.
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    GRAVITAS by Mel Rundle

    Understandably, this Friday night's game between Melbourne and Port Adelaide will not carry the same gravitas or have the capacity to draw the attention of the masses as would a clash involving perennial AFL power houses of the ilk of Carlton or the Western Bulldogs which have dominated that blockbuster fixture so far this year, I dare say that, despite the misgivings of those at AFL House or the media gurus at the Seven Network, I believe it might still turn out to be a contest worthy of being played out on a big stage. In the first place, it’s one of those much-vaunted eight point games with the winner to remain well placed in the race for a top four placing and the loser to join a pack of teams contesting for a place in the finals. It’s that important for both teams. In that respect, the Power go into the fray with a couple of major advantages. The first is the home ground with a home crowd to cheer on their team against the enemy from interstate and the potential noise of affirmation poised to give them a major break (like the 10-2 start Collingwood had from the maggots over Melbourne in its last start). Of course, the factor that negates home ground advantage is that the 2018 Demons have a far better win-loss ratio when they play away from the MCG. Indeed, their only defeats for the year have been on the hallowed turf that they call their home. The Power are however, on a little bit of a streak at Adelaide Oval having beaten both Richmond and the Western Bulldogs at that venue after a narrow loss away to the Hawks. Their form line is pretty good but so was Melbourne’s until the Queens Birthday disaster, a 42-point loss to Collingwood on the long weekend prior to the bye which put an end to it’s six-game winning streak. This has given the team plenty of time to muse over their sudden change of circumstances. The game will also provide some interesting clashes between players who are not the second hand hacks we’re used to in the blue and white navy blue guernseys that usually grace our screens on a Friday night. The match up between Max Gawn, possibly still smarting after his clash with Brodie Grundy (I thought they broke even but Pie fans reckon their man finished on top), takes on Paddy Ryder in a duel that could well shape the outcome of the game. In recent weeks the Dees have not controlled the contested possessions as much as they did in the middle of their winning streak but the midfield remains strong and the clash between schoolboy buddies Jack Viney and Ollie Wines will also be worth looking at closely. THE GAME Melbourne v Port Adelaide on Friday 22 June, 2018 at 7.50pm at the Adelaide Oval HEAD TO HEAD Overall Port Adelaide 19 wins, Melbourne 13 wins At the Adelaide Oval Port Adelaide 2 wins, Melbourne 1 win Past five meetings Port Adelaide 3 wins, Melbourne 2 wins The Coaches Hinkley 0 wins, Goodwin 1 good win MEDIA TV - Channel 7, Fox Footy Channel Live at 7.30pm RADIO - Triple M 3AW SEN ABC ABC Grandstand THE LAST TIME THEY MET Melbourne 13.10.88 defeated Port Adelaide 9.11.65 Round 18, 2017 at the MCG The Demons dominated the first half and led by as much as 44 points before they were slowly reeled in to finish winners by 23 points after some hear fluttering moments in the final quarter. Jack Viney was outstanding and Jesse Hogan and Jake Melksham booted three goals each. THE TEAMS PORT ADELAIDE B: HB: C: HF: F: Foll: I/C: Emg: MELBOURNE B: HB: C: HF: F: Foll: I/C: Emg: The full match preview and team selection will be loaded when available
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    Upcoming Podcasts: Brad Green & Aaron Davey

    There was nothing more exciting that an Aaron Davey chase down.
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