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    GAMEDAY - Round 14

    So Tyson to the midfield, maybe Salem or Fritzer to play more half forward? Tyson is not a replacement for Spargo. Smith is like for like for Pedo. Dees by 23 points.
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    We gotta win the midfield and be hard at the contest. We don’t want to be playing this from our back half. That is a recipe for disaster.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    I think it is a super location. We are the MELBOURNE football club, after all. Lets be as close to MELBOURNE as we can be. We can still have outreach to Casey and the Cranbourne corridor, but lets own the brand MELBOURNE and live it. In reality, it is a very short walk from RIchmond station, a tram or train ride out from Flinders St, and on the Punt Road corridor for buses.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    A short stroll up the hill to celebrate a flag. I like it
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    Training - Tuesday 19th June, 2018

    I’d reckon Frosty would be #4 in the queue. Smith = Weids> Pedo> Frost. Frost has played 1 1/2 quarters forward. Not enough of an audition for mine.
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    Alex Rance

    Old “Reacharound Rance”! Glad he’s not just in it for himself...
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    Delisting, Trade and FA discussion 2018

    The trick is finding the guys who are about to emerge, rather than have emerged (big bucks) or never will (Carlton’s GWS retread strategy). what if Pat McKenna is that ideal player for outside run? If he can get on the park, maybe we will find out.
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    Round 13 Non - MFC Games

    Shame the weather has cleared. Would love to see cats v tigers slog it out in sub zero sleet for a nil-all draw.
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    Round 13 Non - MFC Games

    Have the same thought. If we keep winning we keep our heads above water. Any loss could see us slip fairly quickly down the table.
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    The Game, the Press and the future

    Demons start to play attractive footy and now everyone wants to change the rules? Go get [censored].
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    Delisting, Trade and FA discussion 2018

    Huh? I smell troll. Angus has been our best midfielder in games, and a strong contributor since his return. wears a helmet because he went in too hard back to the craft room for you, to sniff some more Uhu glue.
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    Marc Murphy at the Dees.

    Hope Murphy likes Cranbourne district area...
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    Yep, great analysis. It shows that Pedo playing as the hit-em-up forward in the VFL (and dominating) is very different to the role that Tim Smith or Wieds plays. Would be hard to imagine that Weids doesn't come in on the back of that, and Pedo is perhaps an option if TMac cant get up (god forbid) and plays a role closer to goal? The setups around the restarts are an issue, and I believe we need a dedicated tagger (not 'tagger of the week'). I know we are building flexibility, but we want our best guys to be getting the ball and doing something with it, not scragging shirts all day. We have some time over the bye to reset, but there is a lot that needs to be tweaked so that we get the most out of our setups. Buckley outcoached Goody, no doubt. Can we carry Viney and Jones both in the middle ATM???
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    Changes v Port

    Would people be ok swapping Trac for Tyson? Put Tyson in the guts, move Jones to the wing. ATM Trac is playing a bitza role without really dominating. Is he a mid/ forward? Is he a flanker? Is he a hit up marking target? I think he is important to our success, but ATM is not playing any one role as a standout.
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    MFC Cactus for the rest of 2018

    If you believe that we are cactus, go and enjoy your time elsewhere. All us supporters have is hope, we dont have future knowledge of the future. If you ain’t got hope, you ain’t a supporter. I don’t know where we will end up, but I have HOPE that we will stay in the 8. I have more HOPE than I have had in previous years. Its a tough ride, but I have FAITH that the highs will be worth it...
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    Hunt out for 4 to 6 Weeks

    Ben Guthrie reports Jayden Hunt is out for up to 6 weeks with an ankle injury. Bugger.
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    Changes v Port

    I think there has been some really good analysis here, and some serious questions about midfield and half back in particular. When Trac is in a scoring chain, it is usually successful. However, is he getting it enough? It seems like these areas of the field were the major problem - although there were two other massive glaring issues on the weekend. 1) our entry into forward 50 was rarely to advantage. Too many times we squandered kicks to 'hot spots', rather than seeing the players and their movements and delivering it to advantage. This made many of our entries easy to mark/repel. 2) the lack of switch - were we forced so far off our game plan that we reverted to down the line all day? I thought we were a long way from our best, and we still amassed 91 points. The problem is we gave up too many the other way. I hope they are using the break to think about how we respond. The finals will be all about manic pressure. If we cant find a way to absorb and overcome it, we really will just make up the numbers if we get there. It seems like our best is great, but the gap to everything else we do is pretty big.
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    Ladder predictor

    Early on, most had the Adelaide game as a loss. We smashed them. Much water to pass under bridge, Grasshopper. Some teams will run hot, others will drop their bundle. the pass/fail is finals this year. 6th or above is a gold star from teacher. We turn at 8/4 with a good percentage. Let’s hope there are 6 more in the tank from here.
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    Perspective: the Tigers lost on the weekend too
  20. Oliver accepted a $1500 penalty for something that happened with Jacobs. I didn't see it - anyone know? ps - should have been given a bonus of $1500....
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    We could miss finals with 13 wins

    As long as we go into the finals as underdogs. If we go in with bath water dribbling down our chins we will be in trouble....
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    Hunt out for 4 to 6 Weeks

    The break worked for TMac and Viney. Perhaps Hunt will be able to get ‘game ready’ and come back near his best. By then, we will either have gone forward without him, or it will be too late....
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    We played bad. Lacked effort and spread, fumbled, had the maggots against us, got bullied in contests and that Isuk Cox idiot kicked 5! Even with all of the above, we kicked 91 points. We lost the game in the middle, and leaking from our forward half way to easily. We failed to switch, we kicked up the line to 2:1s (the Pies ran to make them 2:1s), and let them out too easily. A dark day. 8/4 at the turn, which should set us up to get us into the 8. We will have to do something pretty special to get top 4 based upon what we delivered yesterday.
  24. When we are winning, he looks good. He struggles to help us win. isolated 1:1 he is burned every time. He has to play the quarterback role, but when they man up and run off him, he is dreadfully exposed.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    A great tackle, but fumbled way too much, and consistently out positioned. He might find his feet, but he needs to discover the pace at AFL level.