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Little Goffy last won the day on January 8 2017

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  1. The coaches weren't kidding when they said our team had to be all about versatility. At this rate, Weideman will be our only forward who is just a forward. It is kind of funny though - we spent almost a decade trying to find a replacement for Neitz, we finally get someone capable of being the potent target in attack, and we begin rotating them through the midfield!
  2. Crazy things you’ve done as a Demons supporter

    Funnily enough, I had my first shift at a new job on the day of the 2000 prelim. Must have been something in the air back then. I blame the GST. (Accurately, in fact - it was the reason this place needed extra staff!) Probably the onyl really strange thing to my name is from the late 2005 must-win game against the Bulldogs. I needed a bit of help from a friend to get out of the ground. Totally sober, I'd just injured my gut yelling so much, so was a bit doubled over. Pretty sure security had come over to our section to 'check on' me during that last quarter, since I was tanding on a chair for a fair bit of it. But they wandered off happily enough because they could see I wasn't being obnoxious or drunk. At the end of the 2005 season, on the monday after the disasterous Geelong game, I just wandered down to the junction oval for no particular reason, and just sat around. Funnily enough, and not really unexpected I guess, many players were coming in and out in groups for recovery and end of season debriefs and that sort of thing. IT was a strange, low-key atmosphere. Not miserable at all, there was an air of disappointment mixed with optimism for 2006.
  3. The skill is to do it while facing the other way.
  4. 2017 Player Reviews: # 19 Mitch Hannan

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks Hannan is 'one to watch' for 2018. Not a mega-breakout like Oliver, and wont become prolific in a stats and supercoach sense, but with Watts' departure opening up more 'space' around the forward and half forward area, and two hard working tall marking targets to work with, he can be a priceless extra dimension. That versatile, unpredictable medium-tall forward who can make a contribution in any situation, from offering a lead to a surprise leap to persistent hunting to a mad scamble at the top of the square. Great player to have. Those quick snaps are great fun too.
  5. Team of the Week and Coaches Assocation Votes

    Got to respect O'Dea for being in the team of the week again despite not being the super-standout player either week. She simply delivers a really high standard every time.
  6. The timing is the only thing that is anoying me about this. Puts us on the spot to adjust, late in the preseason. But I'm sure the handover within the club will be managed well, team-based planning, all that. For me, I'm just chalking up another mark on the 'signs the AFL HQ are a complete shambles' board.
  7. Tilbrook and Lever

    Lever will probably make the decisive difference between winning and losing a couple of games this season. He'll be a strong contributor in many more. That's how valuable he can be, as the best young player in the game at a role that is perhaps the most critical single position in our game plan. He's an absolutely core part of putting us in genuine premiership contention.
  8. MFC or MFCW Premiership First.......

    Our women's team will crush all before it this year. Our leadership is so superior to any other women's team that the value of experience for all our players will be maximised, as will the habits of the game plan and working as a team. Throw in that it seems we are the fittest AFLW team, and our advantage will just keep growing over the short season. At this point, it would require some combination of bad luck and shameful overconfidence for our women's team to not win this year's premiership. And after last years slip-ups surely they wouldn't get complacent? Surely... As for the men's team. Well, the issue is what is between their ears, not what is between their hips. The talent is there to achieve absolutely anything. But the big variable, the big uncertainty, is just not possible to scutinise from the outside. T'is inscrutable and intangible I say! It simply cannot be scruted or tanged.
  9. Garry Lyon thinks Paxman best AFLW Player.

    After being really frustrated by the excessive hurrying and lack of patience in the game against GWS, it was noticable that the Demons were a lot more poised and willing to look up and see their options against Adelaide. Paxman was the clear leader on that count and I daresay inspired the standard for the team.
  10. Roos self-report on rule confusion

    I think North's confusion was because they thought it only applied to players who might soon be recruited to their club, and since no players have been willing to go to North lately they just figured there couldn't be a problem.
  11. AFLW: Rd 2 Vs Adelaide at Casey

    There are moments where we look a serious step above the general standard. Frustrating that we seem to get pegged back in the overall grind, but I enjoy the feeling like we could any moment now become an unstoppable superpower.
  12. AFLW: Rd 2 Vs Adelaide at Casey

    Was that the cleanest goal ever in women's football? Genuine long kick from defence to the middle, worked out to the forward/wing, the a burst of speed to beat a defender and a neat kick through for goal. Some more of that would be good. Newman put on a few pretty valuable bursts of speed last week, too.
  13. AFLW: Rd 2 Vs Adelaide at Casey

    Anyone else having all kinds of trouble with the vision from the AFL website? Sound coming through fine, but the video is stopped almost as much as it is going.
  14. AFLW: Rd 2 Vs Adelaide at Casey

    The thing about Carlton's percentage is that in two games they only slightly passed what we managed in one game. Absurdly, they've only had three goals scored against them. So even one small loss would put their percentage back in the pack, and if, for example, we beat them by a couple of goals in a high scoring game, their percentage collapses. All you can say about Carlton at the moment is that they are good at stifling their opponents. While that is something it would be good to see us doing a bit better, I'm quite happy for us to keep piling on the goals. Eventually we'll crack a game and just dominate both ways, and that will set records and also set us up with a monstrous percentage. Think the 11.4 vs 2.4 against Fremantle last season. Still, what matters is winning, any which way we can. Those two games we let slip in wet weather in 2017 should keep the player's fire burning.
  15. The Mel Hickey Story

    Is it strange that to me Mel Hickey just really 'looks like a footballer', more than most around her? (hits google) Here's an old image from 2016 that makes the point for me; there she is, the only one in the shot with the poise, the concentration, and even the visible hardness that you'd associate with AFL. Cover over the rest of it and just have Hickey, and what you'd be looking at is a standard AFL promo image.