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furious d last won the day on July 3 2012

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  1. Where was everyone?

    I hate these threads. I live in the country and buy a couple of 16 game memberships for me and Mrs d knowing full well that we'll be lucky to make 5 games a year. I don't know which games we'll be able to make and consider the ones we know we'll miss as a donation to the club. I could just get the 3 game country membership if you'd prefer.
  2. Looking ahead .. the Path to September

    If we miss finals I'll blame you DWA, why tempt fate like that? My most hated 4 words in the english language. You want to block offensive content @Demonland I'd have that 4 word combo at the top of the list. Seriously though, anyone who'd rather play Richmond than Port in the finals hasn't been watching this season. The Tiger aren't that bad a side, a bit inconsistent like us but they're better than Port, West Coast, the Bulldogs, St Kilda and Essendon. 3 of the top 4 losing this week has blown the premiership race open. 2 top 4 spots there for the taking and GWS looking very shaky and with a difficult run home. A top 4 spot is ours if we're good enough. Win our last 5 and we'll have the double chance, regardless of what else happens. We could let 1 slip and still make the 4 but would need other games to go our way. To miss the 8 from here we'd have to choke, win the games we should (nth, bris,coll) and we're playing finals. As a lifelong demon I can't rule out us choking big time but I do have the feeling that this group is made of different stuff than the demon sides I've followed from the mid 70's.

  4. I'm keeping the lid on old. This thread is mis titled too. Sure we broke "a" drought, but "the" drought has been going since 1964 and it's not over yet. My lid will come off when we're up by more goals than there is minutes left in the game that will break the only drought I'm worried about. You won't hear a "relax we've got this" from me before then. Not even this week, we're still fickle till we prove otherwise and we can only do that with time and wins. Doesn't mean I can't enjoy the win though, and enjoy it I did.
  5. The 17-5 season

    The whole point of going this way is it doesn't require conferences and it doesn't limit where clubs can finish on the ladder. I hate the idea of conferences and would prefer to keep them out of our game. It's just a FAIR method of deciding who plays who in the last 5 rounds of the season. It would be a bit inconvenient not knowing the fixture for Rd's18-22 until after round 17 was done and dusted but that would be a small price to pay for a truly fair fixture. Not interested in extra blockbusters but I'm very keen to see an uncompromised competition.
  6. The 17-5 season

    I like this but I'd make one small tweak. Teams should be rewarded for finishing higher, I'd swap the lower teams in conference a and c. Conf A- 1,4,7,12,15,18 Conf B- 2,5,8,11,14,17 Conf C- 3,6,9,10,13,16 Not really conferences as such, just the last 5 rounds decided after rd 17. This is the best idea I'v heard to make the draw actually fair.

    Disagree poita, Dunn deserves an opportunity to further his career and that probably wasn't going to happen with us. It's very classy of the club to move him on for peanuts and pay a bit of his salary if it's necessary and we can afford it. Another year in the VFL and it's probably career over but I think he'll get opportunities at the pies and a chance to prolong his AFL life. Thanks Lynden, your decade of service was during a terrible period for the club, but you'll always be a demon regardless of what happens in the future and I hope to see you enjoying our next premiership success as heartily as I will.
  8. Winning Trade Period

    I'm not sure we'll have a winning draft period Mr Steve but we've done well in the trade period imo. We go into next year with Lewis, Hibberd and Melksham in our best 22, that's a considerable strengthening of our list that will be enhanced by the natural development of our young talent. Anything less than finals next year will be a fail. We are finally back. These last 10 years my mates have been mightily impressed with my knowledge of the new draftees coming through. I'd tell them all the things I'd learnt about their new young players trawling endlessly through phantom drafts. This year I know nothing about the upcoming draft class and it feels bloody good, long may it last.
  9. Richmond - delusional?

    I want to see Tiges fans meltdown so much I'm actually barracking for Carlton. Feel sooooooooo dirty right now.
  10. Round 1 Team

    FB: Jetta Dunn Garland HB: Salem McDonald Lumumba C: Vince Viney Brayshaw HF: Watts Pederson Vandenberg FF: Garlett Hogan Kent Foll: Gawn Tyson Jones Int: Bugg Kennedy Frost Oliver Emg: M Jones Harmes Grimes I think Lumumba will get first crack at back flank if he plays well for Casey next week, if he doesn't do enough M Jones comes in and Vince moves to a back flank.
  11. Demonland Supercoach 2016 Comp

    The Flying Eyeballs will go around again, cheers again for all your effort DeeVoted.
  12. Jack Watts in 2016?

    I said 4 of those 6, so clearly nothing hinges on any 2 of them. Lumumba had a shocker last year, I expect significant improvement this year. Unlike you and others I haven't written Grimes off yet, just like I never gave up on Nev Jetta. Grimes played ok last season, his confidence is still shot though. When he gets the ball his first thought is to not stuff up, so he takes too long looking for the safest option. He needs to think less. I'm not sure he can get over the scars of his career so far but if he does he'll be best 22 for sure.
  13. Jack Watts in 2016?

    Watts is one of a group of players that we need to see real improvement from if we're to be any hope of making finals. For me our biggest weakness is our inability to find the ball on the outside enough, it's the root cause of a number of our problems. Ball movement will be faster and more efficient if the right guys are getting it on the outside, that will mean more inside 50's and higher scores. Watts would be a weapon if he can get his hands on it 20+ times a game. Last season our leading uncontested possession per game player was Jack Grimes who would too often go sideways or backwards or give off a dinky little kick. We need to get the ball to blokes who'll take the game on. Watts, Salem, Stretch, Lumumba, Grimes and Melksham. These are the guys that will decide if we play finals this year IMO. If 4 of these guys can average around 20 touches a game and do it playing with urgency and taking the game on while finding plenty of handball receives, we will play finals next year. FWIW I think our contested game is developing nicely and will only improve as Viney, Tyson, Brayshaw and Oliver develop.
  14. Where will we finish in 2016?

    So how do I see who voted what? Curious who has us top 4, admire the optimism but can't see it myself. I voted 9-12 and will be disappointed if we can't get there. The club clearly has expectations, for the first time in a long time being competitive doesn't seem to be the goal anymore. Wins and finals are where we're aiming now. I won't be upset if we miss out by a few games but I expect us to be at least in that 9-12 group knocking on the door. Anything less will be a failure.

    I agree about Parish, he's the one that will definitely be gone by pick 7. I'll be surprised if we pass on Parish at 3 but a bit excited if JT rates Curnow or Weideman that highly. I think if we take Parish there's a good chance that Essendon will grab Oliver with one of their picks, I think they'll want at least one pure mid at the pointy end. Their other pick could go a few different ways, Weideman, Francis or Curnow all possible. The dream for us is they take Francis, GC take Milera and we're left with a choice at 7. If it doesn't work out and Essendon take Weid and GC take Curnow for example, then one of Oliver or Francis has to be available. We know JT and crew rate Parish, Curnow and Weideman but I have no idea which way we'll go at 7 if they're all gone. Do we grab a tall regardless or are Oliver and Francis too good to pass up? For me the dream result would be Parish and Weideman then Parish and Curnow, if both Curnow and Weid were gone by 7 I'd happily miss out on a tall and take Oliver or Francis. If JT rates McKay higher than those 2 fair enough, I just hope we don't reach for a tall.