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  1. Nasher

    Top Red Headed Demons

    Unless I'm missing some obtuse joke, classifying Sylvia as a red head is a definite stretch of the definition.
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    Top Red Headed Demons

    No mate, it’s what sorts the history buffs from the non-history buffs.
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    Top Red Headed Demons

    Weird post. Of course people could use Google to look him up, but that requires knowing the name first. Skuit said he had never heard of him - that makes Googling him a challenge. As for Norm Smith: I grew up a Melbourne supporter by choice rather than indoctrination, outside of Victoria, in the 90s. I was an adult before I knew Smith was a Melbourne player, because how else would I have known? Through my English father or mother who only followed local footy? And sorry, but I just don’t understand the obligation to know the ins and outs of ancient history regarding the club. I was born 19 years after our most recent premiership. It’s nice that the older generation are able to reminisce about past glory - I envy the heck out of that, but ultimately I don’t really care. It’s irrelevant to me. It’s also a tad hypocritical - I don’t read too much about the heroics of whoever in the 1900 grand final.
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    Top Red Headed Demons

    Last played in 1956. Nobody under the age of 60 would have seen him play. Ridiculous to expect people to know much about him.
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    Dean Kent on the move... ?

    I wouldn’t bother. I think we’re past the point where we retain decent but undependable players just in case they come good. That’s definitely where I’d put Kent. Seems 1/3 in form, 1/3 out of form and 1/3 injured. At this stage I’d say he’s most welcome to explore other opportunities.
  6. Loved the interview. All these interviews have been great; because they come from the perspective of the die-hard MFC supporter, they allow questions on details that would be lost to the generalist footy reporter. Thought Roos’ perspective on the “same old Melbourne” was great. I have, for quite some time now, have a confidence and trust in this team that I haven’t had probably since early in the Daniher era. Losses still happen; I put the most recent one down to meeting a team that has hit its straps and we were 1% off; my belief hasn’t budged. I have noted that many of my fellow Demonlanders haven’t caught on that we’re not the “same old Melbourne” any more, but I understand the emotional pain that has lead to that skepticism. Props to @Demonlandfor introducing Roosy to the term “MFCSS”! Also, would turn for @Supermercado if the voice is anything to go by. Nothing against Andy or Grape, but the guy is a natural.
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    Watts Dropped from Port

    Watts gets a hard time because he’s obviously got god given talent that could make him a genuine star of the game. That’s why he gets more heat than Joe Average on the fringe of the side. You can’t use the “only 22 spots in the side” here; if Watts delivered on his talent then he’d still get picked if there was only 5 spots in the side. That to me justifies the intrigue around him, but it doesn’t justify why people used to wail and get nasty as if they were personally affronted when Watts was disappointing. For some reason he doesn’t have the drive or competitive edge to really take the bull by the horns. So be it, many don’t.
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    Changes v Port

    I just meant people who want to criticise him. Didn’t mean to suggest you hated him, I was just too lazy to try and find the right words, so I just used the first that sprang to mind.
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    Changes v Port

    Petracca playing well when we’re up and poorly when we’re down is one of those dumb circular things where both sides use it to suit their own argument. If you’re a hater he’s the cause, and if you’re a fan he’s the effect.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    De Goey played the best mid’s game I’ve seen from any player in any game this year. Cox wasn’t even the best forward on the ground (hello TMac), let alone the best player. JDG should have one Danners trophy on the shelf.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    For me it’s offensive to question the coach at this stage because it feeds destabilisation. Time will tell if Goodwin is the right person for the job, but I reckon at 8-4 this year he has earned the right to get on with the job without having to have a fire lit under his backside every time we lose.
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    Changes v Port

    In: Garlett, Weideman Out: Spargo, Pedersen
  13. This poster was also famous for “I’ve had enough of Tom McDonald” a few years ago. If you’d run a book on hardest bundle dropper I’d have wagered the house.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    I can’t answer that jumbo. Just seems like Clayton’s logic to me, and I don’t mean Clarry. We were outplayed, and it was a big occasion, therefore we were outplayed because it was a big occasion. Dunno how you could draw that conclusion unless you were inside the players minds. That said, I did see a number of fumbles and unclean disposals from young players like Smith and Spargo, but I don’t blame them for that. Collingwood played out of their skins, that’s for sure.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    Alternative theory: we’re not overawed and it had nothing to do with the occasion, and was just down to footballing less good than Collingwood today.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    Question for those who claim we still “haven’t beaten anyone”, what would you expect from 8-4? More of the 8 to be against good sides, and a bad loss or two against poor sides to make up the 4? Anyone who says now that they wouldn’t take 8-4 at the start of the season is flat out lying. We’re an imperfect side that put in an imperfect performance, against a team poised to smash us with it on the day. We aren’t going to smash everyone all the time. Nothing but a speed hump for mine. The impact on my belief that this is a good, capable side is negligible.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    There were two sides on the park, and one of them was awesome. I’m disappointed but I’m not ready to call us pretenders yet; Collingwood’s pressure then outside spread was immense and we couldn’t match it *on the day*. Losing our only tall to concussion when their big forward was already on top definitely didn’t help. Our streak was bound to end eventually. We hit the break, dust ourselves off and hit the back half of the season with vigour.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 12

    Pies heat not going to last and ours to step up. Will be a totally different game in the second half.
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    Shaun Smith: Joel can fill Lever's Role

    It’s a huge opportunity for him, because if he steps up, the job is going to be available to him all year. I reckon with the team in form and the rest of the backline settled, the stage has been set to give him maximum chance of succeeding. I’m excited for him.
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    Clarry: From Parma King to Handball King

    All that article did was make me hungry for a parma.
  21. Nasher

    Ed Langdon

    It’s not that interesting; there is absolutely zero chance Brayshaw goes to Freo. More chance of us getting Andrew here than Angus going there, and even then that’s remote.
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    Round 12 Non-MFC

    I don’t post, just read. Pretty sure my decade old BigFooty account has zero posts against it. Sadly for them they have no mechanism to ban me. I would love to get in there and wind them up, but nah.
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    Round 12 Non-MFC

    Thinking of indulging in some salty Crows tears on BigFooty. They honestly have the best melts out of any of the clubs. Puts D’land to shame!
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    Round 12 Non-MFC

    Michael Walters, sheesh. Horrible brainfart. Lucky it didn’t cost them the game.
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    Ed Langdon

    Okay, I’m listening.
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