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Everything posted by Nasher

  1. No, I'm not. I was addressing a point someone made about how the club response should vary depending on who the player is. The penalty should vary depending on the gravity and veracity of the allegation.
  2. What? Hell no. The club's position should not vary depending on how good the player is. The club has a difficult decision to make. If facts come to light that suggest the player is in real trouble, he should be sacked immediately, or at the very least, stood down. If it's one of our better players, tough luck. The club simply cannot be seen to overlook an alleged sexual assault just because the accused is good at footy. That's exactly the kind of societal attitude that needs stamping it. It doesn't matter who you are or what your status is: it just isn't acceptable.
  3. It's like whack-a-mole with you lot sometimes. Delete one post as another three appear.
  4. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    Buck, this is just as much an over-analysis of the situation as those who see it delivering fire and brimstone. It's not going to be the making of great things, it's just a group of adult men exercising their right to abstain from something they think is going to be detrimental to their health.
  5. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    This strikes me as the kind of thing that will have miffed the coach in the short term but will have been long forgotten by the time January rolls around. The part to me that seems non-ideal is that the players were notified so late, so it was left until the last minute to be dealt with, but it's only a small quibble in the scheme of things. There's room for improvement in the communication between the coaching and playing groups. Panning the players or the club seems unnecessary. Projecting it in to a Neeld like rift between the coaches and players is absurd.
  6. This sounds like a headline directly out of the Betoota Advocate. Footy Player Says New Club Better Than Old Club That Spurned Him.
  7. Demonland YouTube Page

    YouTube channel! So when are we moving on from podcasts to a TV style discussion panel? I always thought I had a face for TV.
  8. Hah - @Demonlandis the smooth host with a voice for radio, I'm the yammering nerd who blows in occasionally when they don't have a better guest! (Just jokes - was invited to participate in this one too but life got in the way) The fact that we're both named Andrew probably doesn't help with the confusion 😂
  9. Colin Sylvia

    Especially when the journey starts so young. I'm 34, so at the age now where I'd likely have been out of the system for a couple of years now if I'd been a good player in the AFL. I'm at the stage of my life where I am established in my career and financially stable and comfortable, but it took a decade of slog, stress, sacrifice and mental breakdown or two in my twenties to get here. I'm a lot stronger and better placed to deal with life's difficulties thanks to having had to go through the hard way. I can't imagine what it would be like trying to basically start from scratch at this stage now. I realise that for people like Colin much of the struggle is of their own doing for not setting themselves up when they could have, but to me that doesn't dull the empathy for the situation. Most young adults aren't going to appreciate the stress of every day adult life if they're not exposed to it, so I don't blame him or any of them for missing that boat. Psychologically it would now be a struggle. That said, I have no sympathy at all for some of his alleged behaviour. Nothing justifies his reported treatment of his partner for example. He has to own that, and fix it pronto.
  10. Harmes always has that look of a kid pinching himself about where he's landed in life. I reckon he's living the dream 95% of us had growing up - running around in red and blue after spending a life time barracking for them. Love it.
  11. McDonalds @ MFC

    Surely we count in seasons. If Junior was on the list in 2010 and TMac came on board in 2011 then that counts as consecutive time I reckon. Anthony McDonald started in 1997, so I'd say we've had a McDonald on the list every season since then.
  12. Jumper Numbers 2018

    It's a throwback to the 70s and 80s where your jumper number was indicative of your place in the world, and the senior players all had lower ones. I would have thought we would have moved past that by now too, but when was the last time you saw a player freshly drafted on the rookie list get a jumper number lower than 30? Hell, it wasn't that long ago that we had Chris Connolly putting Blease and Strauss in 46 and 47 because they had to "earn" lower ones. It all seems silly from the outside, but once an idea becomes ingrained in culture it becomes hard to break. Just need a few confident young stars to strut in and go "jumper number 95, please" and it'll start to get some momentum. In the mean time, we can have this conversation over and over again every year on Demonland!
  13. Jumper Numbers 2018

    Yep. I think if I were a player I'd want to make history in whatever number I got first up, be it 1 or 50, but if it gives another player a nice little buzz to get a number more of their choosing, I don't understand why supporters would throw dirt on it. It's a gift the club can give its player that literally doesn't cost anyone anything.
  14. Jumper Numbers 2018

    Why not? What is the harm or cost in changing jumper numbers?
  15. No White for MFC Clash Jumpers for Season 2018

    I'm not blind but I do believe we genuinely clash with Essendon. If I'm staring closely I can tell them apart clearly, but if my eyes are darting about all over the place following the play or I'm relying on peripheral vision to see, for a split second they look the same. I can't be the only one with this problem. It would be worse for people new to the game who don't know what they're looking for. I don't think we clash with the other nominal clashes (Carlton, St Kilda, Adelaide etc) but given that I can see the clash with Essendon, I will take the AFL at their word that some do see a clash. Unfortunately it's impossible to see through others eyes. I thought the AFL were taking the piss last year though when they let us wear that jumper that was traditional at the front and red at the back. I wasn't complaining because I love our traditional jumper, but it definitely muddied the waters regarding eliminating clashes - can't see how wearing that jumper clashed any less than the traditional one. Either that jumper should have been deemed unacceptable, or there was no clash to start with. Both can't be simultaneously true.
  16. Top 10 individual seasons last 30 years

    Intentionally omitted, ala the first paragraph. I took it as a cue not to bother reading any further.
  17. David Schwarz

    12? By this age we already had a Billy Stretch thread, and Jack Viney was already 2 years in to his first contract. Lift your game, MFC!
  18. Hibbo and Nev Selected For International Rules

    How many players have been seriously injured in the IR before? The mode of play means the contact aspect is nowhere near as heavy or frequent as in our game. It's the most spurious argument against the IR I reckon. Players are far more likely to get injured in pre-season training. I've no interest in the IR but I think for the players it's definitely something they should do when given the chance. It's not their sport of choice, but it's probably the only way they'll get to represent Australia on a sporting stage in their career. Congratulations and good luck to them.
  19. Ben Lennon

    Did you just open a post containing your opinion by first telling us all you have a very astute eye?
  20. Billy Hartung

    I'm not sure being the best of the worst is setting the bar high enough though Ralph.
  21. Delisted Free Agents

    Failure to establish at two clubs suggest to me it's an upside that is unattainable. Would rather we focused on new players than waste our time, resources and a space on the list on this type.
  22. Farewell Jack Watts

    How funny though - we get told on here about how the players were spewing and we'd see the fallout - nekminnut Watts' best mate at the club extends forever, when the old contract still had a year to run. Lol! It's one of those things though that probably originates from a partial truth. Most likely some of the players were upset and disappointed but understood why it happened, but in the great game of Chinese Whispers, it became "the players are upset".
  23. Stewart Crameri to the Dees?

    Love these kind of posts. "(Completely irrelevant detail). 'nuff said."
  24. Millionaire Ex-Demon