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    Nathan Jones, Jack Viney, Nev Jetta, Clayton Oliver

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  1. Tassie Saturday V Norf

    I can't answer your question Mazer, but a mall area in the cbd (Elizabeth Mall?) is decked out with large, blue and white banners reading something like 'Welcome North'. Glen Archer sat immediately in front of us on the plane this morning, and several total strangers have initiated footy discussions with Mrs 'oldfart and I as we wandered around the bitterly cold streets of Hobart in red and blue garb during the day. Non of them were North supporters (or Melbourne for that matter) but they all wished us well for Saturday. I'm pumped. Dunno what I'll be like come Gameday!

    Fascinating! No need to elevate him now unless we intend to play him, I would have thought.
  3. Queens Birthday 2018

    Like others, I'm comfortable with this, so long as our fixturing is reasonable and fair from a financial and playing perspective ....... and definitely none of the 'garbage' we were forced to endure a few weeks ago. It's great that we are becoming a respected Club again. We can now stand on our own two feet, and no longer need or deserve Collingwood's 'charity' thank you very much!
  4. Post Match Discussion - Round 18

    I'm currently in an area with very spasmodic internet access, so (sadly for me), I haven't been able to read much of this thread. I'm sure that there will be lots of enjoyable reading when I finally get back to civilisation (Hobart on Saturday ........yippee!!). However there's one small point I want to make about Saturday's win while I have an opportunity. That is that the first half was far and away the best footy we have played at the G this year. Like some others around here, I'd been a bit concerned that we hadn't been able to produce our best at our home ground so far this year, but that concern has now well and truly been put to bed. Sorry if this point has already been made above. Go Dees!
  5. Demonland Player of the Year - Round 18

    6. Hibberd 5. Jetta 4. Oliver 3. T. Mac 2. Hunt 1. ANB
  6. GAMEDAY - Round 18

    I've driven 25kms in a remote area just to log onto this thread. It hasn't let me down. Well done all contributors. Love the optimism! Fortunately I have access to Foxtel this arvo, otherwise I would have found a reason not to be in this part of the world. I'm quietly confident of a win by a couple of goals. Our pressure and 'never say die' attitude should get us across the line, I reckon, and once again have the media talking us up. GO DEES!,
  7. Don Hewson

    Sad he didn't quite reach the magic three figures, and see number 13. RIP.
  8. Looking ahead .. the Path to September

    I reckon we are 50 / 50 to play finals, and I'll be very disappointed if we don't, but I agree with you DemonWA, the future looks very bright which ever way it turns out. Whether we make it or not this year, it will be a very different feeling going into the FA / trade / draft periods this year, knowing that we are looking to put some iceing on the cake, rather than growing the wheat to make the flour etc, etc. Great time to be Melbourne supporter eh?
  9. Demonland Player of the Year - Round 17

    6. Lewis - four quality quarters where his experience and leadership shone through. Best game for our Club. 5. Hunt - ran himself into the ground, topped off by GOTY. 4. Oliver - slowish start, but worked into the game and was a key influence in our mini-revival. 3. Hibberd - more of what we've seen from Hibbo all year, but without some of the classy finishing. 2. ANB - got a fair bit of the pill through sheer hard work and grunt, and ball use is getting much better. Really starting to look like he 'belongs' at this level. 1. Melksham - Our best forward on the night. Another who played his best game for the Club. Also thought Wagner, JKH, Petracca and Vince were solid contriburors. Very pleased for JKH.
  10. Hunt re-signs

    Nah. Couldn't even jag a 'dime a dozen' rising star nomination.
  11. GAMEDAY - Round 17

    My coffee cup is trembling slightly in my left hand as I read this Gameday thread for the first time. Dunno whether that's a good or bad omen, or just this intolerable Canberra cold. Anyway, I'm tipping the Dees by a small margin, because I reckon our hard-working, two way mids, and our attacking but disciplined backs, will give our forwards just enough suppy to kick a winning score. If that doesn't work on its own, our sheer will to win, and 'never say die' attitude will surely prevail. Dees by a few points, giving my pacemaker another solid workout.
  12. When we beat Adelaide, I will...

    Add another recorded match to my already crowded Foxtel Planner, where it will reside for regular 'between seasons' viewing ...... and hope like hell it doesn't require deletion one of Mrs Deeoldfart's recorded movies.
  13. David Zaharakis

    IMO he has very little to offer beyond what we already have on our list. I'd rather use the list space on a 'smokey'in the draft.
  14. Neville Jetta Unbelievable

    Nev named in AFL Team of the Week. His form is becoming hard to ignore!
  15. Simon Goodwin and Culture

    Yes, but on the other hand, all of us are delighted that Jay asked the question, because Goody's reply gave us some great insights into our coach, that we may not otherwise have been privy to. Jay's question was clearly an attempt to put Goody on the spot. Most coaches would have taken umbrage, and quickly dismissed the question with a glib response, or in some cases, tried to 'put the journo down' with a smart assed reply (Buckley, Brad Scott?). But Goody wasn't 'rattled' for a second. His response was calm, factual, measured and very classy. I found myself hanging on every word he said, and it's not unreasonable to assume that our players would respond in the same way whenever he speaks on important issues. I reckon we have already seen evidence this on the field, and in the strong sense of 'belief' that is emerging within our playing group. IMO we now have many of the key ingredients in place for a serious tilt at a flag over the next few years. Of all the current senoir AFL coaches, Goody would be my first choice to take us there!