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  1. dieter

    Neville Jetta: "On the Mark"

    Beautiful stuff. Love the guy, love the way he plays, love his attitude to life.
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    Melbourne and Matthews

    I was at the game as well, on the northern wing. I recall a party that night mouthing off at some Hawthorn supporters about their hero...
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    Dees who may be gone in 2019

    Please, ProDee is not a solipsist, surely knot!
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    Dees who may be gone in 2019

    Yes, Demonland is a haven for solecisms.
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    Melbourne and Matthews

    All of us on Demonland ought to know better than to argue any point with ProDee. He has risen even further in my estimation in his steadfast defence of a man who regularly assaulted other players with regular and devastating regularity, may of them behind play. I fail to understand how anyone can have anything but contempt for Matthews as a footballer.
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 20

    That's ma boy! I think you'll find it was a rare example of a rare day out for him...Most of his kicks and hand balls found a target. Give the boy some latitude, pleeeassse....
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 20

    The irony - at least for me - is that he didn't seem to be all that interested in playing at Casey. That's not a criticism of Garlett, I just recall a lot of comments throughout Casey games which mentioned he didn't seem to be doing much. Garlett would never be out of my side, I love the way he plays.
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 20

    I just like the hardnut attitude, his intensity and his ferocious tackling.
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 20

    Just finished watching replay. How sad for Smith. He was looking bloody good. I loved the effort of all the players. To quibble: Jay Kennedy Harris is a worry. As is, I'm afraid to say it, Vince. Best game I've seen Tyson play. I didn't see one turnover. Hopefully he's turned the corner and getting his mojo back. I love Frost but I get delirium tremens when he kicks or hand passes. Still, there is tremendous upside. Great to see Vandenberg again: he's an important player. T. Mc had one of those days but he was still a very nady and important player. We should beat the Swans.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 20

    6: Oliver 5: Salem 4: Brayshaw 3: Harmes 2: Jetta 1: Tyson Apologies: Jones, Hogan, Frost, Garlett.
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    Coaches: Who should we Target?

    Ratten has already done time with the Demons. He was their mid field coach after he retired and he was bloody good...
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    Harley Balic Retires

    Ahem, who are we to ask? It's his decision, or maybe it was the MFC's decision. Let's just wish him well. People who feel 'outside' not only need our acceptance, they need our support as well. We'll never know, perhaps, but I wish the man all the very best.
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    Changes v Gold Coast Suns

    Weidemann is a pretty handy depth player as well. His time will come if the Coaching staff/selectors are wise and diligent. He's been thrown to the wolves a couple of times this year, been brought in to an unbalanced and overweight in height forward line.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 19

    6: Oliver 5: Gawn 4: Lewis 3: Melksham 2: Tom McDonald 1: Brayshaw Apologies to Harmes, Frost, Jones.
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    POSTMATCH DISCUSSION - Round 18

    One of the obvious deductions from this loss is that there are players who are still learning the ropes - I remind readers that James Sicily, for example, was a total spud till not that long ago - and there are patterns of play which indicate a team still learning to believe in itself. In other words, as Goodwin indicated, we are still a work in progress. In the meantime, like all teams, we have to deal with the unjust lottery of injuries to crucial players, and, in the end, we supporters have to accept that the Demon Match Committee is still learning how to deal with some rather unacceptable facts of life, namely that some of the players we have turned to are seeing the end of their use by date - Lewis, Vince, Garlett - that some of the players we turned to in the post-Roos era have not turned into golden gooses - Bugg, Frost, Tyson come to mind - and that there is a simple fact of football life, that instant stars like Oliver are as rare as Borealis Australis, that most of them take time to find their feet, let alone learn how to run or glide and soar. Or, as the great prophet said, I forget which one, It is what it is. Or, as my dear Non Sport-loving Polish wife keeps reminding me, IT IS ONLY A GAME OF FOOTBALL. ( I accept that there are some out there among us who see this as grounds for divorce.)
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