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Deemania since 56

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About Deemania since 56

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    Footy and Cricket, and making great beer in the garage.

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    Oliver, Petracca, Flower, the Ox, Rigoni, Davey, Barassi, Alves, Hardeman, Bailey

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  1. Deemania since 56

    Charlie Spargo Looking Ahead

    Nicely balanced team for Rnd 1 - lots of possible yet effective swings within it, like the interchange, love Frosty at CHB, OMac is going to have to feed Frost, Salem and Harmes very well to hold a spot, fwd line looks tremendous.
  2. Deemania since 56

    GWS jumper, Grey is getting too close to Blue

    That is Essendrug's problem. Ha-ha.
  3. Deemania since 56

    GWS jumper, Grey is getting too close to Blue

    This is just like losing the sole-tenancy of the MCG as the home ground. We even went to a little white number (spew, spew) for the TV stations to differentiate with impostor 'blues' adopted by other clubs. We were therefore encouraged by the AFL to lose our identity - then tolerate a stolen element of our identity for the purposes of visual clarity. If ya canna see da footy, don't go ... listen to it on the radio....
  4. Deemania since 56

    GWS jumper, Grey is getting too close to Blue

    We had the greatest jumper and still should be wearing it - the royal blue and a crimson-red; only the brighter blood-red jumper was an acceptable alternative. Both were lively, smart, identifiable and distinct. It bred the killer instinct that we are fighting to regain.
  5. Deemania since 56

    Training - Friday 15th February, 2019

    Thanks for that, Saty. The descent of an ease of approaching trepidation at any gradient is a welcome thing. If he does play, Gawny need not bother to upset him, I am sure Preuss will flatten him at some point in a contest.
  6. Deemania since 56

    The Bearded Jaffle

    Baked beans, chilli con carne-style, with chopped habanero chillies, shaved Parmesan, avocado cubes and lime juice with thick wholemeal/grain bread, hand-sliced from the loaf! Hotter than hell. A couple of cans of Carlton never tasted so good.
  7. Deemania since 56

    Training - Friday 15th February, 2019

    A mate just told me that he reckons .... '....closed doors to teach all the backs how to smack Cox, all the mids how to smack Grundy, and all forwards how to outnumber and confuse the Filth defenders under the new positioning rules...' And that was just the pre=season 'friendly' match.
  8. Deemania since 56

    2019 Contracts and List Details

    Hurrah! This is a very prominent in my mind, too. It shows that something very good is happening.
  9. Deemania since 56

    2019 Contracts and List Details

    Nice post and quite revealing. As for the Filth, it is very sad (for them) that age is creeping up on their experience base and with that, a few years (the more the better) in the doldrums could possibly be a consideration and outcome for/of this list. The cynic in me thinks this is going to be a test for their injury management and for their list refreshment in order to be competitive.
  10. Deemania since 56

    AFLX Revamped

    He lived across the road from Central Park (Scott Rd, I think???) in Malvern and would often come over to us little kids.... sniff the air and say footy was a disgusting game ... as we kick-to-kicked in the rain to imitate Bill Barrott, or Ron Barassi, or Fred Swift, or Jack Clark, or Ted the Whitten. In summer, he'd clap from the boundary line as we played cricket (as productively as Bill Lawry grave-yarding the Poms) and we took that as eventual approval from Mr Dunstan.
  11. Deemania since 56

    AFLX Revamped

    A Place in the Sun - yep, indifference to AFXL would be strongly supported by Keith Dunstan. Except, he would have hoped that such contempt would be contagious and thus, affect the H&A season as a natural progression - and that would not be appropriate. Gotta admire his long-term commitment and the amusing way he promulgated such thoughts.
  12. Deemania since 56

    Training - Tuesday 12th February, 2019

    Contested ball in a player crush where no room exists for clean clearances. Typical.
  13. Deemania since 56

    The Co-Captaincy?

    Ascension is a normal developmental phase. One Captain.
  14. Deemania since 56

    AFLX Revamped

    Of course it is possible - and team-wise.
  15. Deemania since 56

    Training - Tuesday 12th February, 2019

    That is an easy option, but impossible as far as luck might be concerned. I really agree with Dr. D on this one; we most certainly need a rucking-height forward with a deep understanding and ability to kick 'em from anywhere - hopefully from 60 metres out to the worst possible boundary location close-in to the goal mouth. Absolutely. Preuss would be my pick for this provided that there is an excellent and regular routine coaching process for forwards in general to convert with higher accuracy than what has been historically provided. Hell, we pay them to convert, professionally. At training, take the guys aside for some concentrated routines - someone like Schwartz or even Aaron Davey could do this - get them into habitual basics and finesses for all types of shots at goal, from all angles and from static attempts to those attempts on the run - blistering accuracy is needed to win that flag. This should be a repetitive training mantra and process - we need to be lethal in all regards to win the flag. It just ain't gonna happen if we merely assume that it will be 'right on the night', and a poor percentage return with 100 shots at goal per game is too indefinite.