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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    I'm busted. As a youthful peasant, with vulgar, loutish tendencies, veering into oafish boorish and ignorant behaviour, my scepticism leading me to atheism, I gathered together with a bunch of heathen brutes to form the Plebians and wrest the Traralgon basketball title from the reigning elites. One of my esteemed number was Bernie Quinlan. Aah those were the days, short term pleasures indeed. I still recount that I played with two browlowmedalists having also played tennis with Kelvin Templeton.
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    Goody in the offseason

    Well it seems to me that he should just be offered a continuing contract based on success. If we win the [censored] next year a bonus following years based on continued success or failure. No need to put a time on it. The time will be dependent on review, by both sides. i would like to see it continued for six flags in the next ten years but realise this may be unrealistic.
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    New major sponsor?

    Audi sponsor Mt Hotham!
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    Casey Demons: 2019

    Thanks again KC. Hope the Casey have a squad that can go beyond the performance of last years. No disrespect to last years squad which set a pretty high benchmark but improvement is demanded and needed. Your own contribution has always been fantastic and much appreciated
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    To diverge. On a research trip to WA Beer wine food and tourist infrastructure not Dockers Eagles or Hogans, have just experienced the Albany whaling station. Only recently abandoned and restored as tourist attraction. The harpoonist is the Skipper and was able to despatch the whale with an accurate delivery under what must have been quite arduous conditions. Just made me reflect on the same philosophical metaphor. Difficult to reflect on football draw related issues as the WA media cannot report on any issues outside the overwhelming significance of the Dockers and Eagles. Fascinating
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    Must address in pre-season

    A couple of things I mentioned during the season and reinforced during finals. 1. Pressure and intensity must be recognised and countered. Kicking skill is affected by both. Second, third and even fourth efforts in a passage created pressure and must be established as a natural impulse. Shepherding and creating space for a teammate to get balanced when disposing must be developed. 2. Use of the total squad. Select teams to counter opposition and release players for resting when appropriate. Lewis and Jones can be rested to recover when younger bodies can be bought in to get exposure to top level when match up allows. Support and backup for Max seems pretty obvious to keep him at his best particularly against teams with similar ruck strengh or depth Hogan is a real star who has gone through intense personal issues that would divert focus. He is almost always double teamed which shows how opposition regard him. If he is double teamed someone should be free and someone should always be at his feet. Flying against him is wasted effort. Structure with Hogan should be different than when he is not on the field so wider use of the squad must be considered on selection.
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    Demonland Thanks for Season 2018

    Fantastic site. I am pleased to recommend it to any supporters I meet as it is not only a great source of information but contains some of the best humour you will find anywhere. Professionally and tirelessly run. I have found it the most reliable system I have ever used. It has been a companion and vital information provider when I have been in remote and overseas locations. When I have attended marches or been able to get a full media cover of the Demons I often struggle to keep up with Demonland but always find it worthwhile. Don't have to contribute often as it is such a transparent array of emotions. Keep up the great work. Happy to maintain membership of the most cost effective communication I have seen.
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    Burgo finishing up with the Dees

    Didn't know personally but saw the outcomes of his efforts. Thankless task always done professionally and with genuine emotion and interest of those that I saw. Displayed passion that I hope is real and he can continue his allegiance. Having endured the lows it would be great if he also enjoyed the future highs. wish him well and hope that the time at the Demons has added to his skills experience and helped him progress in work and life.
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    Post Match Discussion - Preliminary Final

    Commentators enthuse about the Chaos game of Doggies Tigers and Dees. The fairy tale win after long period out of favour. We may have been beaten by mathematics. The Chaos theory magic number is 4.669. Played 4+ finals to get to preliminary. Needed strange attractor to create pert urban centres. Can someone analyse the chains of handpass or kicks which may have impacted on patterns? I am hopeful that we have broken the finals pattern of single flag winners as we prepare for a sustained period of dominance with a settled group of young players who can create a new dynasty. Its up to the coaching team led by Hardwick to inspire the playing group with this mathematical certitude.
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    GAMEDAY - Semi Final

    On the way after ministering to my ailing father. His recovery and condition are now secure. All positive for a successful day. Am hoping players slept better than I an Goodwin has them cherry ripe GO DEES
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    Would we take $cully back?

    Offer a performance based contract with huge penalties if not met. Then don't pick him so he does not meet them. As he is pursued through the courts you say bad luck but fortunately you had large payments from previous club that can cover these costs. yeah/NAH
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    Training - Tuesday 11th September, 2018

    Any sign of Pedersen?
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Semi Final

    Always good news to announce the next generation. Make em demons by showing the passion for the dees. Success at the right time will help.
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    Changes v Hawthorn - Semi Final

    Haven't seen any mention of Pedersen. i would consider his older harder body more value than the lighter Spargo who is a beauty but can be rested for future. Pedo can play forward or back to relieve Weds or Fritsch who are younger and lighter.
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    Post Match Discussion - Elimination Final

    I would be inclined to bring in Pedersen perhaps to rest Spargo or Frisch against the heavier Hawks. Both S and F are fantastic and our future so don't cook them this finals series. Pedo has shown plenty of vigour and should be told to join Vanders Viney ANB in hitting hard with full force.
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    Post Match Discussion - Elimination Final

    Had to make an emergency trip to Coloundra Saturday to care for ailing father. slightly delusional I booked Gold Coast not Sunshine Coast, couldn't change without great cost and travelled on variety of plane bus and rain to complete journey was amazed at the sympathy, assistance, smiles, thumbs ups to I received until some random rugby fans pointed out I was still wearing my Demon badged shirt, as he congratulated the Dees. It seems everyone is supporting our success. Have had messages from Fans of all clubs who are now supporting usas the best club of all left. In Qld even people who had no knowledge of AFL are aware of our journey and are supporting us. Unprecedented and bloody fantastic. im gonna keep wearing the shirt till I return. Dad improving and we both hope it will be next Friday.
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    Bite Your Tongue!

    Have been pleased to respond that we are just taking it one week at a time.
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    As Ipostulated in other threads. It's about tapering and peaking. Our finals season has begun.
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    Sam Weideman

    Pederson the big body chf creating chaos and space. T Mac the mobile ff Weiderman the slight body high marking Forward pocket changing on ball with Gawn. Return to old fashioned structures.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Have laboured my way through tnis thread and wonder if I watch the same player. Hogan demands attention. Other sides recognise that. Top sides are better at double teaming or structuring to counter him. i cannot understand how when he is double teamed we still kick it to him. Someone else must be free . Where is our structure and game plan and specifically plan B when A is not working
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    I agree and wonder if the issues of pressure and the reaction are being addressed. From the moment the pre season camp which is supposed to address that issue, was canceled have we reminded the players that they believed they did not need it. What have they done to replace the "learnings " of that exercise? Maybe it's time to remind the players that this is TheVine pressure that finals bring. Win the next two and springboard from there. I am still very much in the tapering /peaking model where we have lost the close ones against good sides and now really need to beat them. Maybe the players know exactly how many big wins they have in them and are pacing themselves perfectly.
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    Casey Demons v Sandringham - Round 19

    Thanks all for comprehensive cover. your efforts are really appreciated