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  1. Round 1 Non MFC games

    Definitely! Seven of their goals from Frees/50m penalties courtesy of the 'rule of the week' enforcing the protection zone. They have certainly improved and are playing a more attacking game style but will still be at the lower end of the ladder. They don't have enough goal kickers nor back up talls if Kruezer goes out injured for a while. Having said that they can build a really good team around C. Curnow, Cripps, Dow and Weitering - it will take a few more years.
  2. Round 1 Non MFC games

    Taylor and Darcy are soooo cringeworthy, I subscribed to Foxtel in part to avoid hearing and seeing them (and to watch all demon games). Could no longer stand their banal commentary, fake excitement and hero worship.
  3. Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 1

    Lever seems so entrenched as a Demon its hard to believe this is his Debut game. It will be fascinating to see his role in our team with different styles of defenders around him. Taylor had his eyes on him since his draft year and Taylor eventually got his man! So its been a bit of a wait to see him in Red and Blue on the MCG! He is the sort of player that just via his presence gives his team mates confidence and they 'walk a little bit taller'. Hope he has a cracker of a game.
  4. 2018 Membership Thread

    See other threads: Linked thread at top of Forum gives a comparison to prior years: http://demonland.com/forums/topic/43068-membership-tally-2018/ @tallstuey Mods have merged your thread with this (the general discussion) thread. http://demonland.com/forums/topic/43050-2018-membership-thread/
  5. Oliver Re-signs till end of 2021

    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-03-22/oliver-signs-on-until-end-of-2021 Celebrations! Adds two years to his existing contract. Great show of faith. Got to love him: "It was the easiest decision of my life,” he told Melbourne Media...“The club came to me last week, and I talked to my manager and we got it done straight away, so I’m very happy.
  6. New MFC facility?

    Update: http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-03-22/dees-aim-to-land-new-base-by-seasons-end " The Demons are exploring a number of different options for a new facility they hope will be in place by the time their current five-year agreement at AAMI Park expires in 2020 "All going well, we hope we can land on a preferred option sometime during this year," CEO Peter Jackson told AFL.com.au. "We're looking more around here to stay connected to what is our spiritual home, which would be a different type of facility on that basis." To choose an option this year and have the new facility in place by end of 2020 suggests adapting an existing facility to our needs - doesn't seem enough to time to build something from scratch. Any ideas, where? Sounds like progress is being made which is great - a training/admin 'home' is the one thing we are lacking vis a vis other clubs. Will be good when we get it.
  7. Goodwin says Viney & TMac out for 6-8 Weeks

    Remember Tom Mc had operations on both ankles post season. This would affect his loads, movement etc. Now he has had issues with his toe for about 8 weeks ie since mid/late January. But was allowed to play in Feb/March in the AFLX and 1st JLT. Something went wrong with managing his rehab and return to play - now we pay the price.
  8. Wayne Carey: Dees Not a United Team

    I can't be bothered looking for all the media reports quoting our coach or players that used 'frank' or 'robust' regarding the camp. But here is one from this week. https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/jordan-lewis-says-melbourne-has-moved-on-from-cancelled-training-camp-after-frank-discussions/news-story/9ebf85a11d739a42f3908094cc5a72b4 Jordan Lewis: “But at the end of the day, whoever is involved with the club, inside the club, and we’ve had some frank discussions — which I think has been beneficial to the group.” ... ...Would it have been better to do the camp? Probably. Would’ve we gone about it a different way? I would say yes,” ...But to say we’re weak and we’ve got a soft underbelly — I don’t know how you draw that conclusion, because he (Jonathon Brown) wasn’t involved in the decision process and he wasn’t involved in the robust discussions we had post that camp not going ahead. ... And we’ve done a mountain of work over the pre-season with developing relationships within the four walls..." So 'frank' and 'robust' are not 'media words'. It seems any disagreements have been sorted out and we move on. This is what strong clubs do. As with our various other perceived 'mental weaknesses' only time will tell whether the camp 'disagreements' or any 'disunity' lingers. Win games and the question marks go away. If your ref to 'PP' is ProperDee's post an hour ago, I think it is best he keeps what he knows to himself.
  9. Wayne Carey: Dees Not a United Team

    Sir WYL, from reading various articles it is not too hard to work out the 'older' and the 'younger' members of our leadership group who may have been at loggerheads over cancelling the camp. Certainly, the words 'frank' and 'robust' discussions have been used extensively by several club reps. So, connect the dots. Was their disunity? Is the disunity still there as Carey claims? Who knows. Lets hope we have learnt our lesson and everyone can move on.
  10. AFLW: Rnd 7 V W Bulldogs @ Whitten Oval

    Why? It beggars belief! The club has its priorities wrong if it wants to celebrate missing the Grand Final for two years in a row on % when we had it in our control. Its no wonder the men's team 'drinks its own bathwater' when the club has a 'celebrate a non-achievement' mindset. MFC should listen to Daisy and her players.
  11. Injury List - Season 2018

    My thoughts exactly! Why, oh why do we take chances with foot issues. Thought we had learnt with Trengove and Viney to not let them play with delicate injuries that can only improve with rest! Risks are too high! Very short-sighted - may win a game or two but risk have our best players out for an extended period of time.
  12. Is Viney’s foot worse than we think?

    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-03-21/timeframe-tbc-for-mcdonald-viney “Jack had started training with the group. As he was transitioning into boots, his big toe got a little bit sore and we’re very conscious that he’s had some soreness around that foot. Originally, he had the plantar fascia [injury] last year and then he had some bone soreness on his third toe. Now it’s his big toe, which isn’t significant, but again, it warrants us unloading him for a week to 10 days and then reloading him again. The fact that Jack hasn’t done a lot of training with the group may mean that the reloading period needs to be a little bit longer. But again, we haven’t put a timeframe yet and we want Jack’s foot to feel good. We want him to feel good training in boots, before he plays a game.” Summary: unload for a week or two, then reload for a week or two (or longer), then feel good training in boots before playing again (probably via VFL). Sounds like its at least 3-4 weeks before a game (anywhere). Sadly, can't see him playing vs Richmond ANZAC Eve. Its good the club has stopped putting a time frame on his return to play - it just dashes expectations when it doesn't happen.
  13. AFLW: Rnd 7 V W Bulldogs @ Whitten Oval

    Katie Brennan has not only lost her appeal against the one match suspension the Tribunal has made it two weeks! Don't from which rule book they pulled that one from! iirc, an AFL player can now appeal and pay $10,000 but there is no risk of a higher penalty if appeal fails. Different rules for AFLW? In this case the MRP penalty for the 'rough conduct'(sling tackle) was a reprimand. But because this was her second reprimand of the season it automatically results in a week off. This seems a dumb rule as 'rough conduct' can be anything. I think a week off for a sling tackle is fair but the rules as applied seem bizarre. I feel for Katie. There were far worse things in that game that didn't even get a free kick yet she misses the GF. I would be shattered if that was our captain, Daisy.
  14. 2018 Membership Thread

    Thanks so much for all the info. It could be an offer to only interstate members so that would explain why Victorian members didn't hear about it. Delighted for you and your friends. And it is good to see the club doing something special and looking after interstate fans. We in Melbourne forget how lucky we are that we can get to so many games. Hope the team gets over the line for you. Go Dees!
  15. 2018 Membership Thread

    Hey Ds56, I'm curious to know how the club let members know of offer. I haven't received an email nor an sms and I couldn't find offer on the website tab 'Match Day Information' - the only ticket referenceon there is via Ticketek. Edit: I'm not on twitter but just checked mfc twitter feed and didn't see anything.