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  1. 2017 Player Reviews: # 35 Ben Kennedy

    Was poorly treated by the selectors. They seemed to have ruled a line through him early on just like Dunn in 2016. He has his faults but was overlooked again & again despite good form at Casey.
  2. 2017 Player Reviews: # 42 Josh Wagner

    Lacks any physicality to his game - also sometimes lacks awareness & gets run down from behind - a top up player only.
  3. Sam Gibson

    How on earth would playing at Melbourne get him an extra 6 possessions a game ?? We already have an oversupply of middle of the road midfielders. What we need is quick, goalkicking forwards, small defenders, KPP and back up ruckmen.
  4. 2017 Player Reviews: # 32 Tomas Bugg

    If he wants to stay on our list he must improve his kicking. Even 30m out on a 45 deg angle he cannot be relied on.
  5. 2017 Player Reviews: # 24 Jay Kennedy-Harris

    Had a good look at him this year both in the seniors & at Casey & can't see him making the grade. Had opportunities in the VFL finals but looked very ordinary.
  6. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to ask Brendan MaCartney a question - I asked why we were overusing handball as it was getting us into trouble. He didn't give me a particularly clear answer. I pointed out a game where Watts, Oliver & I forget who had something like 50 handballs & 20 kicks between them & pointed out this wouldn't win us many games. Again I didn't get a clear answer. All my mates have been exasperated by the same thing and at most games fans are screaming to Melbourne players to kick the friggin ball. Against Collingwood there were at least 6 centre bounces where we won the ball & then handballed it around until we turned it over. Now I notice Malthouse's comments about us "a game style that changed dramatically from running the ball to overusing it, too often during games. It seems the penny has dropped for everyone except the coaching staff & the players.
  7. Dom Tyson - Yes or No ?

    With Trade Week right around the corner, the one name that keeps getting brought up is Dom Tyson. So what do you think? Keep or Trade him? I have been arguing about Dom with several mates for a few years. They reckon he is a gun. I reckon he is a plodder. He starts on the ball & should be compared to other starting mid fielders like Treloar, Shuey, Hannaberry, Marc Murphy or Zorko. I reckon he is slow, doesn't take many marks, not a high goalkicker & only has average disposal skills, just does not often impact the game or hurt the opposition. Clearly the coaches seem to love him - what do other Demonlanders reckon ?
  8. Jones 6 Petracca 5 Garlett 4 Lewis 3 Melksham 2 Jetta 1
  9. Jake Spencer courted by other clubs

    Reliable ????? You must be kidding. I think Jake has had maybe 1 season in 8 which has been injury free
  10. Demonland Player of the Year - Round 22

    6 Jones 5 Pedersen 4 Hibberd 3 Hogan 2 Petracca 1 Melksham
  11. The Elephant in the Room

    Is how boring and predictable the game is becoming. Its becoming like a bad game of rugby union. Its mostly congested and horrible. The second half of the game against Port was boooring in the extreme. I used to watch 3 or 4 games on the weekend now I can't be bothered unless the Dees are on TV. I predict crowds will drop and less people will attend games. Then sponsors will offer less $$ and when this happens the AFL will look at the rules to minimise congestion. My teenage boys who were brought up on AFl now prefer to watch the Rugby League.
  12. Where was everyone?

    People need to remember the mid 90's when we struggled to get 15,000 when we played any Adelaide or Perth teams in Melbourne.
  13. Demonland Player of the Year - Round 18

    6 Jetta 5 Hibberd 4 Tom McDonald 3 Viney 2 Oliver 1 ANB Gawn & Garlett Unlucky to miss
  14. Nat Jones

    Well there you go - pretty much everyone disagrees with you including me in fact I think you are the pissant here & not NJ.
  15. "Yeah so you should with all your draft picks"

    The thing that has the biggest long term influence on a Club's performance is the AFL's scheduling. Teams like Collingwood, Essendon, Carlton & the Swans get a huge boost by getting more choice time "free to air " games than Clubs like Melbourne & the Dogs. This leads to more sponsorship $ & more members due to their greater exposure. This means more $$ & better facilities & makes it easier to recruit quality players.