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  1. Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 1

    Yes but if you couldn’t tell the truth about what you knew, you shouldn’t have posted the "on track" line. I’ve always looked forward to your pre-season training reports, they help bridge that long gap between our yearly disappointments, but perhaps you should not comment on any injury/availability/recovery issues as you are obviously compromised. I can understand if others would want you banned for a time as you have apparently knowingly posted on here things that you knew to be untrue.
  2. Post Match Discussion: JLT #2 vs St. Kilda

    I think Wagner is a better HBF than Tyson which is where he will play.
  3. Biggest Fears for 2018

    Essendon winning the flag. Bastards.
  4. Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 1

    Wow that is a fair write up. “Corey’s game was probably one of the best performances I’ve ever seen at VFL level - in any game”. Bring that sort of intensity to Rnd 23 and we play finals. On reflection I’m pretty happy that Tyson, a player that most of us believe is best 22, has been dropped. Like many of our players their difference between Dom’s best and worst is vast. He will need to work hard to get back in and won’t be taking selection for granted. Hopefully our increased depth will keep everyone on their toes.
  5. Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 1

    Ok so that is big, Maynard over Tyson. I’m not upset by this but am surprised. Wagner over Brayshaw, not as big but still a surprise too
  6. Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 1

    I’m all for ‘playing their best’ and all that but at least having Dangerfield out balances the outs on our side.
  7. Petracca wants to start in the guts.

    Top speed maybe, I don’t know, but he has an awesome first couple of steps
  8. Demonland Player Banner 2018

    Sorry but I’m not loving the caricatures. Can they be converted to normal photos at the end?
  9. What if Goody had quit?

    If Goodwin had of quit there would have been a lot of coaches from other teams quickly checking their contracts for ‘get out’ clauses. A new coach would get a club with a steady, professional admin, a playing list chock full of talent and in the age group poised for a serious, long term tilt at success. A drovers dog could take this club to finals..
  10. Jesse Opens Up on the Year from Hell

    If everyone else plays their part and Hogan has the opportunity to play at his best, then we play finals
  11. Kane Cornes tips us to Top the Ladder

    That’s a really good photo Ethan. Thanks. Great way to bring up 7,000 posts..
  12. 2018 Membership Thread

    DD do you think we would have more paid up members now if we had of played finals last year?
  13. The Captains 2018 Predictions

    That’s wild isn’t it. You would think out of all the commentators of the game the AFL team captains would have a good handle of which team is looking the goods. It just further reinforces the idea not to get caught up with beginning of the year predictions, from anyone!
  14. Neale Daniher regressing with MND?

    The easy way to honour Daniher whilst also contributing to the MND cause would be to have Melb V Essendon at the G the weekend following Anzac Day. It works for scheduling as both clubs are coming off short weeks, both clubs obviously have the Neal Daniher connection and we get the benefit of another financial windfall blockbuster whilst also doing a good thing for society.
  15. As has been mentioned before there are some parallels between Roos’ tenure at Melbourne and Barassi’s back in the early 80’s. In the years prior to Barassi taking the coaching reins we finished - 2nd last, last, 2nd last and 3rd last In the years prior to Roos taking over we finished - last, last, 5th last, 5th last, 3rd last and 2nd last. Barassi hands over a young, developing side to Northey that includes some experienced players; Brian Wilson, Alan Johnson and Robbie and some exciting youngsters; Gary Lyon, Sean Wight, Sugar Healey, Graham Yeats, Steve Stretch, Rod Grinter and Brett Lovett. Northey then adds up Todd Viney, Jim Stynes, Glenn Lovett and the Febeys to the 1987 list. Roos hands over a young, developing side to Goodwin that includes some experienced players; Nev Jetta, Tom McDonald, Max Gawn and Nathan Jones and some exciting youngsters; Christian Petracca and Salem, Angus Brayshaw, Jayden Hunt, Jesse Hogan and Clayton Oliver. Goodwin has since added proven players in Michael Hiiberd and Jake Lever whilst there are high hopes for Bailey Fritsch, Oskar Baker and Charlie Spargo. Northey in his second year (1987, easily my favourite Melbourne supporting year) erases the disappointment of years past and takes us not only our first finals appearance in 23 seasons but also to a Preliminary Final (with the ‘only could happen to Melbourne’ finish). We have a final series mortgage for the next five years including a Grand Final. Goodwin in his second year......... If Goodwin can takes us to finals and then a Premiership (hopefully a couple of times) then Roos’ considerable legacy will be further enhanced. Paul was only with us for three years whilst Barassi had five. Barass also didn’t have compete with AFL funded expansion clubs and we were far closer to the final abyss in 2013 than we were in 1981. For us to be now talking finals and premierships after the position we were in a few short years ago is remarkable. I think one reason that Paul remains welded onto the Melbourne cause is that, success or failure, over the next few years will affect his historical standing in the AFL community. Along with PJ he has already saved this footy club and given it relevancy and a degree of respect. We will now see if Goodwin can now finish the job..