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Deemania since 56

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  1. Deemania since 56

    Oliver doesn't care if you don't like him

    There is no reason for him to give a toss. Came out of virtually nowhere, best midfielder in the whole League, and basically only his second year. According to his mum, everyone said he was not up to AFL football standard. Got the mind on his performances, responsibilities and execution - what could be better than that? No need to absorb the comments or disdain of others, at all.
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    Perth radio 6PR lighting a fire under the Prelim

    What a great idea! Free snacks for all Freo supporters at the Optus Oval in Perth if they wear Red'nBlue on the day.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Moved just a little off Gaff for the Dees, as well. Our internal FD development may better provide a younger, injury-free bullet for the outside, with a revved up Hunt held currently in a developmental abeyance requiring absolute attention and encouragement - perhaps a role for the professor - Jordan Lewis - over the summer break/pre-season 2019. What tingles in the mind is our chances of securing May and Preuss - both would have multiple roles and impact on our team, to say the least, thinking backline and ruck-forward respectively.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Another pre-season, a bit of re-shaping, some required skills development focussed on a new role and contribution, some earnest MFC FD and supporter patience, their 'one-to-one' determination and continued encouragement, and Hunt might well be the outside runner we need with almost the best pace - and a development of two-sided disposal to complete the picture. I'd honestly reckon that this is all possible having watched him closely for several years now. For me, 2019 is his big, break-out year now that he already knows the game style, the brand (whatever that actually might be) and the need for his revitalising skills in quality delivery the football to his mates. 'Carna Dees!
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    Our supporter stereotype

    Great depth, great depth, and artfully expressed, and in that regard, 'The Nationals' was perhaps the nomenclature selection that saved many a face.
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    Our supporter stereotype

    Cover is full of '...I want to be a comedic popularist...' and has been for decades; well done, Cover, it has been in its own right somewhat of a success for you but the jokes, jibes and jests have become weary and seldom are as creative as they might have been in the past. Out of whack, time and tolerance is the new uninspired Cover diatribe so it's hopefully goodnight from me and goodnight for him; well, let's hope, anyway.
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    Our supporter stereotype

    Carna Dees!
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    WCE Prematch from Big Footy

    ...and let's hope that the umpires do not forget this critical maxim; gate receipts mean everything, to Gill.
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    Perth radio 6PR lighting a fire under the Prelim

    The bias of the West will come through the umpiring decisions, one fears.
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    Our supporter stereotype

    Hurrah, hurrah, you good things!
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    Our supporter stereotype

    It would be interesting to fight back at the media by providing a sampling profile of who and what they happen to be, figuring out a type of 'image' that such people project to the rest of us. Who gives a rats? This is a good question but I am sure without much effort in the profiling of media types, it would be extremely quick and simplistic exercise. How difficult is it to describe a ten-year-old little brat?
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    Changes v Eagles - Preliminary Final

    Smith is a part of the year's successes - therefore, a team member with a full deck of cards. He is more potent than Tyson. Therefore, Smith in, Tyson issued a ticket to spectate.
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    My Melbourne highlights from Semi Final

    Take note, AFL. The football cocoon now breaks free with 90000 supporters in tow, so we'd better get at least 4 Friday night matches at the 'G in 2019 because otherwise, you will be aiding and abetting favouritisms.
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    GAMEDAY - Semi Final

    Dominated the crowd numbers last week against Geelong, as well. It's been two decades, I'd reckon, since there were so many red 'n blue people in one place! Have a great night, McQ. A really great night. McAvaney from Ch 7 just tipped the Dees to win the flag - nice person to have onboard for the finals series.
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Semi Final

    After Harmes they will go ... anything to earn a free kick. It will be a 'free kick in front of goal' kind of game for the Hawks, and will include the umpires going 'missing' for observed illegal tackles and tripping of MFC players if we get ahead of them on the scoreboard. We will win this game but we must simultaneously realise that we are not supposed to win this game.
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    The Steven May Thread

    Seen too many great fullbacks and CHbacks at Melbourne over the years and won't pointlessly list them, however, I have never been impressed with OMac. For example, Brown leads well and early for nearly every possession; any idiot can watch him but OMac seemed to forget that at critical moments, trailing by metres as if he was trying. He marks well sometimes, he kicks reasonably well but not well enough for a fullback. He does not have real rebound that is consistent across a game. He is out-manoeuvred regularly with one simple bump and he does not learn from these; prepare for these, avoid these, with any real effect, even after his somewhat improved physical development that is still too little for a fullback. He is seriously slow and could better utilise the strengths of his teammates in the deep back region - but seldom does. Frosty is already far better but more suited to a HBFlank, himself, or even as a backpocket rebounding tall. May from GCS, perhaps. Another role for recruiting Preuss from North? Sure could be as he has these credentials, and more.
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    GAMEDAY - Semi Final

    ...and kick straight.
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Semi Final

    Half of Clarkson's genius is to have good relationships with the umpires. His team benefits from influential decisions across a game and when the heat is on, allowing him to make and encourage plays that might otherwise be penalised - particularly holding and pushing - and like behaviours from opposition sides are seldom tolerated. It is as if Whoreform have a one-way street for the game - particularly in big games - so acts of recklessness or forgetfulness by the MFC must be contained. We have the personnel to achieve this. Just the same, I'd like to see a few key Squarks' big men run into Vanders and limp off into the distance somewhat retarded.
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Semi Final

    With so many errant misses at goal against Geelong last week, and with a kicking practice focus at training yesterday, you'd have to think that accuracy, eyes-up delivery and good snaps will be strongly in mind against the Whoreform team - and it will need to be - as another great surprise to an overconfident opposition. Really, we could have won by ten goals last week such was the inaccuracy. So this week, if we get a 50 per cent increase in scoring accuracy, it could be a Dees win by 43-50 points!
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    Changes v Hawthorn - Semi Final

    It took Tyson almost a full three quarters to warm up, to play with resolve and accuracy; he did just a few good things across the match - hardly enough to risk playing him - and his fourth quarter was merely 'reasonable'. Bring in someone else......
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    Changes v Hawthorn - Semi Final

    In years to come, I'd like to see the vintage video/film of the MFC's previous finals successes and particularly, this week's thumping of Whoreform, in coherence on any comparison with those 'beaut games of the past and hence, opt for a themic consistency with the same, traditional strip of the glory days ... Other than a distracting, optical dissimilarity, it would help to remind me of the hard-earned great days of the MFC carried into a present day revival.
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    Changes v Hawthorn - Semi Final

    Got'cha, Skuit ... understand your points much better. I am not sure that we disagree, all seems in cohesive thoughts. Thanks for the revision of my own thoughts. Carna Dees!
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    Umpires this week

    I know you are correct.
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    Umpires this week

    It is not the number of frees that invokes the criticism, it is when, where and why a handful of frees are gifted to enact, sustain and facilitate a winning outcome at the detriment of another team.
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