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  1. Dees_In_October

    Paul Roos on the Demonland Podcast Tonight (13/6)

    I was just about to say that was my favourite part! "As a Melbourne supporter" or something to that effect. Great interview, thanks.
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    A winning weekend AFL, VFL, VFLW

    This weekend marks the first time Melbourne and Melbourne-affiliated teams have had victories in AFL, VFL and VFLW in one weekend. We must have had similar with the Development League at some point (maybe?), but this is a new one. Our women kicked very straight today to notch up their first win. Bulldogs 7.9.51 Melbourne 15.10.100 Williamstown 5.7.37 Casey 8.1.49 Williamstown 6.10.46 Casey 11.18.84 Go Dees!
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    Casey Demons Women's Team

    The Casey Demons have won their first VFLW game! Williamstown 5.7.37 Casey 8.1.49 Looks like we finally brought our kicking boots. Goalkickers: Kaila Bentvelzen 3, Brooke Struylaart 2, Marlee Tatham 1, plus a couple to everyone's favourite, 'Unknown'. As a VFLW sidenote - the main takeaway I've had from the little I've caught of Darebin, L. Pearce is dominating.
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    2018 AFLW Draft and Trade

    Sorry to see these two go, but both will thrive with more/different opportunities. From twitter: Add Paxman and that's everyone accounted for? And Daisy, obviously. Loved the "us" that snuck into her commentary in the Alice 😉
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    Clarry "one of the best to emerge in last 20 years"

    I gave up making gifs of Oliver's best handballs this year due to the sheer weight of numbers and how 'blink and you'll miss it' the best ones are.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 9

    Who knew 3rd on the ladder even existed this far into a season?
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    2018 AFLW Draft and Trade

    I guess Daisy kind of goes without saying. Clearly one of the best leaders the Dees have ever had. Completely agree on Downie though, loved the way she went about it last season. Marinoff would be a great acquisition!
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    Changes v The Blues

    It's a good day when there's no clear-cut out for Viney! But yeah, it probably has to be Tyson or maybe a rest for Spargo?
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    AFLW Demons - Poaching season

    It boggles the mind that they hadn't established the rules for compensation before the poaching began. Amateur hour. Most charitably, it suggests they were taking a 'wait and see' approach to see what kind of poaching happened, before deciding what compensation they deemed to be warranted. Which sounds like a really fair and unbiased way of doing it, not. Finger's crossed for some high draft picks, I guess... Anyway, the talent landscape is interesting, in the sense that, an 18 (maybe 19) year old can come in and come second in the comp B&F. Maybe that was a one-off, but the development gap between what the players in their mid-20s experienced compared to the new draftees is pronounced. On the other hand, football IQ is kind of a hot commodity to balance out the cross-coders. I wouldn't say no to picking up some of the older players who fell out of favour last season, seemingly due to a lack of athleticism or speed, despite having football IQ.
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    Peter Jackson stepping down

    Of course he would exit gracefully. Shouldn't have been surprised.
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    Training - Wednesday 9th May, 2018

    Always good to have a stepladder around with Fritsch lurking!
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    AFLW Demons - Poaching season

    We've come out of this pretty well, especially if the rules mean we can't have anyone else poached? Rocky is a big loss but it was always going to be someone. To be honest I'd prefer to keep Mithen and she's done well with a hard decision. Hickey, as much as I respect what she's done in our team (I reckon she would have been the difference in the last round), at this stage I think we're well placed to cover that with someone younger. As for the AFL's machinations, I won't even get started, but their apparent disinterest in doing what it takes to keep the best coach in the league around speaks volumes... Anyway, what does everyone think we should be looking for by trade or draft? I think the forward line's the main issue.
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    Clarence Oliver

    I don't worry about Clayton. In the scheme of things, he's due some delayed 'second year blues'. Any downturn from him learning to deal with the extra attention, either due to his performance last year or the absence of other players, is just part of the process.
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    AFLW Demons - Poaching season

    Here's where our 2018 listed players will be for the VFLW season at least, starting this weekend. Casey Demons Newman, Jakobsson, Hore, Duryea, Smith, Scott, Grierson, Whitfort, Cordner, Shevlin, Zanker, Phillips Darebin Paxman, Guerin, Patterson, O’Dea, L. Pearce Geelong Cranston, Hoare, Teague Western Bulldogs Guest, Mifsud Not VFLW listed/Doing something else this winter? Humphries, Downie, Cunningham, Lampard, Kemp Daisy and Mithen are taking VFLW off, Hickey injured
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    Neville Jetta

    Always gives a consistent effort, regardless of form. He's come a long way. Of all the players of the really bad times, you wouldn't necessarily have expected that he'd be one of the survivors. But he ended up out-lasting some much more skilled players just through his tenacity.