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  1. I'm with DC. I'm very suspicious of players who turn up to pre-season regularly out of shape and then struggle through the year only to pull out their best footy when they're soon to be out of contract. He's the type we need but not the player we need.
  2. Angus Brayshaw Neck Injury

    Are you now arguing for a banning of all sport?
  3. The Jack Lonie Thread

    I hope one of the options he's considering is a life on the stage
  4. Casey Demons v Werribee

    Spencer named on a wing. That's just taking the [censored] now.
  5. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 23

    I think your average Demonland punter fails to acknowledge the emotional impact selection can have on the playing group. Morale is super important. If the players see inconsistency in selection or the coach playing favourites then they lose heart. Good football clubs are built on trust and honesty. When the coaching group lays down expectations and leaders create minimum standards you can't just throw that stuff out when we get to September and say "just name the best 22 regardless of form". They need to see follow through on all the talk coming from the coaches and leaders. Team-first is an expression we hear a heap. We also hear a heap about players who know and understand their role. 'Best 22' is an interesting concept. Best 22 in talent? Best and most balanced 22? Maybe we should focus on the most effective 22. And then perhaps go further and focus on the most effective 22 against the opposition for that week. I fear for Jack Watts. If our gut instincts are right and he gets selected tonight, I hope he delivers. It's been a long and arduous journey and I've held on to the belief that one day Jack will be smiling along with the rest of us but he can't dish up what we saw since his return this week. When up and about there's no doubt he's in my most effective 22 against any opposition but inconsistency continues to plague his game. And it's hard to trust someone whose performance fluctuates as much as his.
  6. The Jake Lever Thread

    Maybe you've out done yourself? Maybe your relentless campaign has us all scared. Maybe Oscar can't play footy. Maybe we need to keep Frost.
  7. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 23

    You get the connection between form and performance right?
  8. Opponent in finals

    I want Sydney in Sydney. At full strength and rested we can beat them and the belief gained could drive us to a grand final.
  9. The Jake Lever Thread

    Let's take McGovern as well.
  10. The Jake Lever Thread

    Lever or Salem?
  11. Jack Watts (again)

    It's always interesting to read the views of posters regarding selection. Some people have a best 22 in mind and desperately want whoever is in that best 22 named regardless of form. Some have favourites that they see potential in and want them selected (sometimes prematurely). Others use selection as an opportunity to punish often in a short sighted manner. And others have a player or two that they simply don't like (O Mac, Watts, Frost, Bugg, Salem etc . . .) and campaign for their omission. I think Goodwin and the selection panel have succeeded in balancing the short term need to win games with the medium and long term development needs. Goodwin has also done a good job of not playing favourites. The only chink in the armour was the regular early selection of Melksham but again he seems to have got that one right. I'm really interested to see what happens now that we're within touching distance. Surely he wants Watts and Salem playing in his finals team. Surely he wants to ensure we get there. My guess is that Watts and Salem will both be selected against Collingwood and that Hogan will come straight in. It will be a gamble but one I think we need to take. I'm not sure, however, where Frost stands. He's either straight back this week or maybe out of favour for the rest of the year. Fingers crossed Viney gets up. We're so close to getting our best team on the park. If we do that and Hogan, Salem, Watts, Pertracca and Garlett all find some form then the sky is the limit.
  12. Queens Birthday 2018

    Is this what it feels like to stand on our own two feet? Don't get me wrong, we still have a long way to go but we're heading in the right direction. 45 - 50 thousand members next year, 3 + Friday night games and a solid share of Saturday afternoon fixtures and we should be recording our fifth straight profit and be close to eradicating our debt. It's almost like this was all part of Jackson's plan.
  13. Post Match Discussion - Round 18

    I don't think enough is being made of Gawn's game. Prior to rolling his ankle he was on fire both in the ruck and around the ground. Against the form ruck of 2017, he won the taps and as a consequence we dominated the stoppages. He was integral to all we did to create a match winning lead. And during the much celebrated 15 minutes of goalless action in the last quarter he manfully played under duress and ensured Port couldn't get any clean clearances. And great to see him clunking marks in the first quarter. Really hope the reported ankle scans are clear. He is central to our hopes.
  14. Casey Demons v Essendon VFL

    I've just started listening to the stream and just heard, "Brayshaw, having some sort of a game . . . "
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