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D4Life

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    Post Match Discussion - Semi Final

    Stevie dressed Dermie & umpired, multi talented & shite at both!!!!
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    Post Match Discussion - Semi Final

    Forget everything we won!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Has OMAC surpassed his brother? (The Age)

    I’m not that fat according to my BMI, but I’m sticking fat for Oscar! 4 year deal soon to be announced!
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    Changes v Hawthorn - Semi Final

    No change in team and no change in result!
  5. Since our loss to the Cats when they kicked 16.4 and 8 straight in the last away at Geelong, we’ve learnt a lesson and improved. Leading to away wins against Crows and Eagles, and beating GWS who we destroyed. Viney back is a big in, he makes a huge difference to the team in close games. Its our time! Demons to pump the pussycats!
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    Jesse Hogan - trade?

    Player said I’m staying! Coach said Hogan staying! Manager said he is staying! Kicked 47 goals, handed off plenty, also played up field and in middle, typically has 2-3 opponents, missed a few games. Guy is a gun, give him another preseason and 20 more games, will be elite next year! Well and truly time to close this thread!
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    Casey Demons v Geelong VFL Qualifying Final

    End of game would top it!
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    Time to show Oscar some respect!

    OMac is a good mark and a very good kick. Still building strength and not the quickest, but continues to improve, and hasn’t been beaten very often this year. Only 22, on his way to developing into a very strong full back. 2018 has been a year of great progress for OMac. Probably one of the most enjoyable facets of watching the Demons has been across the board improvement of our 20-23yo players: Brayshaw Harmes OMac ANB JSmith Oliver Petracca Hogan Weideman Stretch Salem Lever While we’ve been very good this year, give them all another pre season, extra 20 plus games and will hit next years finals as an awesome machine! Fingers crossed for the finals, our best is very very good, and our composure is definitely improving!
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    Most Quarters Won in 2018

    Yep, one more win out of the five close ones we dropped and comfortably 3rd. Our best puts us in reach of the Tigers! Just have to start with smashing the Cats!
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    Support Melbourne

    Demonland you’ve got to love it! We cover all ends of the spectrum, far right to the extreme left and everything in between! Positive, negative, supportive, antogonistic, everything and someone called Ethan! All I know is it’s a heap better when we win! So enjoy the moment, in the eight after 12, let’s just keep winning!
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    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    Rigged is when the yellow maggots end up on the oppositions best player list. Like the Port loss, 18 frees 2 against after half time!
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    Have we beaten a top 8 team yet?

    Yes we have!
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    12 Long Painful Years Finals - At Last!!

    I’m Deliriously happy! Finals here we come!
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    GAMEDAY - Round 22

    There’s still time for redemption! Four cans before the game starts and you should be semi relaxed, we’re going well just a leisurely can a quarter, not so well, an extra can a quarter and a few at half time and by the end of the game you won’t care! Slightly more difficult if it’s a close match!
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    Goody Presser (16/8)

    Team selection has hurt us in a number of games, round one against Geelong Maynard and Wagner ahead of Tyson and Brayshaw. Against Port after losing Lever always looked like we would be too small down back and we didn’t play Frost. Team then too slow against Saints and that’s only three close losses! I thought Pedersen was poor last week, JKH very average, just doesn’t have much impact when he wins the ball, and Spargo is lucky to still be in the team. While I have liked Garlett, last week he really lacked effort and that isn’t acceptable. I think that might be it for him! While agreeing that the coaching panel don’t always get it right on match day, when the players don’t follow instructions or execute poorly it makes the coaches job very tough. I’ve read most posts, articles, etc since last week, and if we kicked straight against Swans, we win! That’s with lack of running (Jones a major culprit last week), not lowering eyes, backline sitting too high, and anything else you want to mention! That’s why many commentators and bookies are still bullish about the Demons. With all our flaws, since QB, our worst loss is 10 points, we blew the Cats, Saints and Swans games, Port aside from our own flaws the umpiring was disgraceful. We only need a minor improvement in 3-4 areas and we will improve significantly! Just imagine if the following happens: - Backline don’t push so high up the ground. - We have one better kick a quarter going into the forward line. A little bit of composure! - Players really run, chase, tackle & defend. - Add in Viney! Mental strength is the willingness to do point 3 no matter what and keep going to the end! We’re close, let’s hope today is when we cross the line!
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    GAMEDAY - Round 22

    Last year it was Viney & TMac who dragged us over the line! TMac is playing, who wants to step up and do what Viney did last year. It’s an opportunity for one of our young guns to make a mark! We only want the following: - Win, any margin is enough! - Kick straight! - Everyone run both ways! - Defenders remember where your meant to play (in the backline!)! - Someone guard the goalsquare - Lower eyes going into forward line! - Kick straight, Kick straight, kick straight!!!!! - Go Demons...........
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    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    While I’m interested in anyone who grew up in Glen Waverley, I’m being a spoiler and making a football observation! Why do umpires never pay over the mark against Hawthorn or the Swans last weekend. Last night fourth quarter in last 5-10 minutes, commentator actually called Hawk player for metre over the mark, the fact he’d taken three steps seemed a lot more than a metre. But Hawthorn players are always over the mark and never get pinged! Why?
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    Middle Men

    Definitely missing Viney. Harmes & Petracca also combine pretty well when in the midfield together.
  19. Win today and we are finalists! The world will be a brighter place!
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    Goody Presser (16/8)

    Yes we have had many runs against us, but in all of them the PLAYERS have missed a number of easy shots, that would have slowed the runs! At times he has been out coached, particularly Clarkson comes to mind, but he is the best coach, and a few other Longmire and Scott have premierships and very experienced premiership players to help execute their plans. Against St Kilda I didn’t see much two way running by the players, so not always coaches fault. To me a couple of experienced coaches as assistants would help, Ratten comes to mind!
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    Wallace Calls Out Goody

    A simple response to our failures is to say we are mentally weak and this might be right. Ricmond premiers in 2017, were 13th in 2016, from 2013-2015 made finals and didn’t win one, we’re labelled mentally weak across this period and even after losing to GWS after being up with a few minutes to go mid last year, got hammered for having no leaders! What changed, well they got a few new assistant coaches in 2017, did mindfulness, had no injuries to The big four in Cotchin, Riewoldt, Rance & Martin, they played 98 out of 100 games in 2017, and that block of four stars were all in the perfect age bracket 25-30, their backline played together for three years. So the Tigers improved their coaching group, had a great run with injuries to their stars and everything gelled! The Dogs in 2016 were different, rode their luck, were allowed to throw the ball almost like a rugby team without penalty and the introduction of the bye before the finals gave them just enough recovery time, to have a manic four week pressure roller coaster that took them to a flag. A lot of their players had the best four weeks of their career by a mile, $$$Boyd, Picken & Johansen immediately come to mind.?Occasionally someone steals a flag, but not often. I was wrapped for the Dogs. When I look at the Demons this year, a few things have really hurt us: - Lever going down was a massive blow, he had settled in, was running the backline and it was starting to hold shape much better. We haven’t been able to replace his marshalling of the backline, even though Frost has done really well, doesn’t have the Lever smarts & organisational skills. - Viney is the grunt, the leader who drags the team over the line, like against the Eagles last year and the week he cameback against Port after injury, his first quarter was incredible and led the way. It’s why he was appointed co captain, unfortunately while Jones is a good - very good player, he doesn’t have that X factor. Think Carey, Selwood, Martin, Burgoyne! Viney fit plays both matches against Cats, last week vs Swans we win! - Against Port while we blew our chances with poor skills, umpires slaughtered us in 2nd half, it was disgraceful! A lot of the good judges say percentage is a large indicator of where your at, so I take some hope from that viewpoint, and is also why many judges still rate the Demons are a chance. I just want us to win at least one of the next two and at least one final and then we really have progressed. Maybe Viney comes back fit for the finals, Weideman does a Boyd and a few others have the four weeks of their lives like the Dogs! Otherwise, I would try really hard to get Ratten as a coach and also Wellman for the backline! Playing wise I would look for speed & skill, clear out the guys who will never make, and there’s probably 8 in this category, but think we’re not that far off it!
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    Troy Pannell Retiring

    I still think each team should be able to nominate three umpires they don’t wont to officiate at their games. Nicholls would be my #1 Parnell #2 & open for other input for #3.
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    Six Demons in 22Under22 squad

    Vince impact minimal this year. Jones has been average. Jetta good but seems to be carrying multiple injuries Lewis still okay but slowing. I wouldn’t have any of them in our best 8 players. Oliver, Gawn, TMac, Viney, Hibberd, Brayshaw, Hogan & Lever.
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    Changes v West Coat - Round 22

    Agree with changes suggested. Disappointed with Pedo AFL games this year, tempted to bring in Weideman. Last chance for Pedo!
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