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  1. FlashInThePan

    Chris Judd thinks we celebrated too hard.

    That was just a piece of soft media. I seem to recall that Judd was a Demon supporter as a kid (not sure where I heard that). He seems to really rate us and has backed us all year. The 'Celebrating too hard' was just trying to find a new media angle. I'm guessing they worked quite a while to find an angle that was different from other shows.
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    Brayshaw Re-Signs Until 2022

    I have never been more certain than I was of this signing. Still super happy to see it get done. Great work dees! I think this kid is something special and a totally different kind of player to Trac and Viney. Go Dees!
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    Gus in Roos' Sights

    There is no way this will happen. None.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    I'm sorry but stretch looks like a deer caught in the headlights when he gets the ball. Time and again he looks good at VFL and then fails miserably at AFL. I can't see the point in sinking more time into him.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Gaff is a power runner. Like ANB but with more experience and class. These kinds of players are increasingly valuable as powerful 2 way running is what allows us to cover structural gaps when there is a turnover. It also allows us to run in waves when we cause a turnover. I get pretty excited when I think of a team containing Tmac, Hogan, ANB and Gaff. I wouldn't sell the farm to recruit him as I think we're are growing something pretty special and we're need to look at the salary balance but i would have a red hot go
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    Wines Unsure of Contract

    The trades required to get this done don't bare thinking about. Particularly given we don't have a 1st round pick this year. It is pure fantasy. Gaff on the other hand Is just possible since he is a free agent. I also think he adds more for us than another in and under player.
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    What’s really changed since our last loss?

    I'm interested to hear that some posters have information that there were some heart to hearts. I have no inside knowledge but something happened after the Richmond game. Before that there was a real lack of confidence in each other. Particularly in the back line, everyone was contesting marks together and not leaving anyone on the ground to mop up. From the bombers game on we started trusting each other and believing. That meant we had more players at the spill ready to clear. Same in the midfield. players started positioning for the clearance, believing that we would get the loose or contested ball. There must have been some hard conversations had. We never lacked the skill but we weren't trusting each other enough. Also i think we have underestimated how important 2 way running is to our game. TMac brought that in spades when he came back in. Hogan and ANB were already bringing it. I am certain that was why ANB didn't get dropped in the first 4-5 weeks when he was in such poor touch. Our forwards weren't sucking back up the ground fast enough when the ball exited our forward 50 and it the resultant lack of pressure on the ball carrier was really exposing our defensive press.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 9

    That was the win we have been working toward for a while. We have definitely announced ourselves to the football world. We may finally get a mention from the media, that would be weird! I am so looking forward to next week and measuring ourselves against a top 4 side. Viney will be better for having blown out the cobwebs and will hopefully be back to his bollocking best. Lever! Really starting to click now and our defence is starting to look really solid. I just didn't know what to do with myself at the ground, my body wanted to be nervous and stressed but there was nothing to get stressed about, it was the strangest feeling. I want more! Go Dees!
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 8

    I agree PD, we are improving nicely and perhaps we needed the slightly lesser skilled teams to give us the room to get our game style to click. It is really starting to do that now and we never looked like losing the either the Saints or the GC games. People can gripe about the quality of the opposition but this is head and shoulders above our wins even last year. Also sometimes you just beat a team well and make them look worse than they are, North have looked pretty sharp since we spanked them. You can sense the media hovering at the moment, like so many Dees supporters they don't know whether to jump on board or not. We have all been hopeful before only to be let down by our inconsistent form. I'm going to put it out there and say I think this is the real thing. I don't know what the limit is, but this side looks like the real deal to me. Adding TMac and Weed has really straightened us up and bringing back Viney on the wave of confidence we should now be riding should really improve our already dominant clearance rate and hopefully allow us to get some cleaner forward 50 entries. I don't think Carlton is going to change anyone's minds but if we can take out Adelaide, I think we will start to get some media attention and hype, perhaps even some of the pirennially sceptical here could start enjoying the game again. Lastly, how about Gussy & Fritsch? Gus is really starting to show what many of us saw developing in his first season. Adding him to our midfield roster has really given us some extra toughness and class. I anticipated him being a game winner but this is coming faster than I imagined. Fritsch looks set to give us the class we need on the wing/ high half forward role, he is so clean above his head and below his knees for a first year player. I am excited to see what he might be once he puts some meat on those bones. I for one am super excited about the rest of the year. Go Dees!
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 8

    This is the kind of post that really makes me want to avoid fan forums. Why do people need to rain on other's enjoyment? Is there really anything wrong with just enjoying a few wins after the past 10 years we have had? 'People need to get a grip', yes.People like you. We are not the FD we are just fans, our enjoyment will not cause the team to lose or become overconfident, it will just cause us to enjoy the experience of being Demons fans. Maybe our enjoyment could be infectious, it might even encourage others to join us and enjoy the ride. How terrible would that be?! Maybe just try sitting on your negativity a bit and enjoy it when we win. I don't think that would be such a bad thing. I promise it won't have a negative effect on the teams performance next week.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 8

    This place has hardly skipped a beat with Watts moving on and OMac smashing it in defence. Weed, Harmes and ANB have smoothly slotted in to their spots.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 8

    Contact with the umpire. Will almost certainly get a week based on the Hawkins verdict
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 8

    Super happy with that win and the improvement that I have seen over the year. Viney back next week and another big step forward for this group. Hopefully even demonlanders can be happy with where this is headed and enjoy the ride. Both of this site's favourite whipping boys produced pretty good performances (Harmes was virtually BOG), not sure who is going to have to make way for Viney now.
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    Pages constantly redirecting

    Yes. There are some extremely malicious ads being served up here. Browsing the site on your mobile can be impossible. Adblock plus on my desktop is pretty much the only way i can view anything
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 3

    That was some shocking umpiring. Brown gets a free kick for elbowing Lever in the head... What The? I am prepared to admit that Wagner is not a total waste of space and try to be mentally fairer on him in future. I have struggled to understand why he was in the team since some of the hideous butchery of the ball he produced last year. He seems to be fairly reasonable at the moment. Kent seems to be back in form, wow, pressure on selection is going to get fairly fierce! Go Dees! Great win, we needed that!