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  1. SPEECHLESS by The Oracle There has been very little to say about the Melbourne Football Club since its meek capitulation in those final three quarters against Hawthorn last Sunday. Perhaps it’s just as well then that there are still a few days to go before the team fronts the Tigers (and its own supporters) on Tuesday night at the MCG to enable us to find our voices again after such a fiasco. Demon fans have been scratching their heads in wonder seeking answers, trying to understand what happened but I suspect that it’s all fairly simple - they were outplayed and out coached, cornered by a superior strategist who had only to watch the game they played a week earlier against the Kangaroos to work out a way to exploit the team’s limitations. It isn’t hard to envisage Alastair Clarkson sitting back watching the North Melbourne game and noticing that his team’s next opponent had only one ruck option and a sole key forward who also had a license to roam and was being played further up the ground. Clarkson is adept at taking such a situation and exploiting it to his own advantage so that once overcome, the game can take one direction only. That’s where the Demons stand with a few games to go before they take on the Tigers on Anzac Eve on one of the few occasions when they are allotted to the big stage - they have an immediate need to produce a team that is adaptable and not so predictable in its set up, otherwise they might well leave their supporters speechless yet another time. I look forward to team selection to provide some insights. THE GAME Richmond v Melbourne on Monday 24 April 2018 at 7.25pm at the MCG HEAD TO HEAD Overall Melbourne 75 wins Richmond 104 wins Drawn 2 At MCG Melbourne 63 wins Richmond 69 wins Drawn 1 Past five meetings Melbourne 2 wins Richmond 3 wins The Coaches Hardwick 1 win Goodwin 0 wins MEDIA TV - Seven Mate Fox Sports Live at 7.00pm Radio - Triple M 3AW SEN ABC THE LAST TIME THEY MET Richmond 12.16.88 defeated Melbourne 11.9.75 in Round 5, 2017 at the MCG Melbourne controlled the game for much of the evening but fell down late in the game under the weight of injuries which left them with barely a fit player and limited rotations in the final term. In the end, they did well to hang on, only to be overtaken in the time on period. THE TEAMS MELBOURNE B: HB: C: HF: F: Foll: I/C: Emg: RICHMOND B: HB: C: HF: F: Foll: I/C: Emg: The full match preview and team selection will be loaded when available.
  2. Be Patient with Lever

  3. Flat Track Bullies?

    Happy to refund you. Send me your PayPal details via PM.
  4. Flat Track Bullies?

    I'll make no apologies for posting topics about the Dees in the media for discussion here. No one is forcing you to read or comment.
  5. http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-04-19/gawn-calls-for-leaders-to-stand-up
  6. The Melbourne Football Club is delighted by the Andrews Labor Government’s announcement of a $5 million investment into Casey Fields. This funding will enable Melbourne to accelerate the expansion of AFLW at Casey Fields and create opportunities that will be delivered improved facilities and participation outcomes for women and girls in the Casey region. http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-04-18/melbourne-delighted-by-casey-funding
  7. Set to miss 1 to 2 weeks.
  8. Eight days is a long time ...
  9. SPEECHLESS by The Oracle

    There has been very little to say about the Melbourne Football Club since its meek capitulation in those final three quarters against Hawthorn last Sunday. Perhaps it’s just as well then that there are still a few days to go before the team fronts the Tigers (and its own supporters) on Tuesday night at the MCG to enable us to find our voices again after such a fiasco. Demon fans have been scratching their heads in wonder seeking answers, trying to understand what happened but I suspect that it’s all fairly simple - they were outplayed and out coached, cornered by a superior strategist who had only to watch the game they played a week earlier against the Kangaroos to work out a way to exploit the team’s limitations. It isn’t hard to envisage Alastair Clarkson sitting back watching the North Melbourne game and noticing that his team’s next opponent had only one ruck option and a sole key forward who also had a license to roam and was being played further up the ground. Clarkson is adept at taking such a situation and exploiting it to his own advantage so that once overcome, the game can take one direction only. That’s where the Demons stand with a few games to go before they take on the Tigers on Anzac Eve on one of the few occasions when they are allotted to the big stage - they have an immediate need to produce a team that is adaptable and not so predictable in its set up, otherwise they might well leave their supporters speechless yet another time. I look forward to team selection to provide some insights. THE GAME Richmond v Melbourne on Monday 24 April 2018 at 7.25pm at the MCG HEAD TO HEAD Overall Melbourne 75 wins Richmond 104 wins Drawn 2 At MCG Melbourne 63 wins Richmond 69 wins Drawn 1 Past five meetings Melbourne 2 wins Richmond 3 wins The Coaches Hardwick 1 win Goodwin 0 wins MEDIA TV - Seven Mate Fox Sports Live at 7.00pm Radio - Triple M 3AW SEN ABC THE LAST TIME THEY MET Richmond 12.16.88 defeated Melbourne 11.9.75 in Round 5, 2017 at the MCG Melbourne controlled the game for much of the evening but fell down late in the game under the weight of injuries which left them with barely a fit player and limited rotations in the final term. In the end, they did well to hang on, only to be overtaken in the time on period. THE TEAMS MELBOURNE B: HB: C: HF: F: Foll: I/C: Emg: RICHMOND B: HB: C: HF: F: Foll: I/C: Emg: The full match preview and team selection will be loaded when available.
  10. Demonland Podcast LIVE Tonight (18/4) @ 8:30pm

    You can download and subscribe to the Demonland Podcast on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/demonland-podcast/id1220844996?mt=2 You can search Demonland Podcast on any other Podcast catching apps on iOs or Android devices
  11. Join @Grapeviney, @Supermercado and I if you want to see 3 grown men cry TONIGHT on the Demonland Podcast @ 8:30pm Listen an Chat LIVE: http://demonland.com/podcast I'm back in the Demonland Studio so you can call in share your misery with us. Call: 03 9016 3666 Skype: Demonland31
  12. Rd 17: Bulldogs (MCG) Home

    until
    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/Team/fixture-and-results
  13. Rd 16: Fremantle (TIO) Home

    until
    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/Team/fixture-and-results
  14. Rd 15: St. Kilda (MCG) Home

    until
    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/Team/fixture-and-results
  15. Why Melbourne Can't Be Trusted

    I cannot believe that this hasn't been addressed and if it has why is it still a problem?
  16. Rd 14: Port Adelaide (AO) Away

    until
    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/Team/fixture-and-results
  17. Rd 13: BYE

    until
    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/Team/fixture-and-results
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