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Hillary Bray last won the day on August 31 2014

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    Master Demon

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    Stud Road, Rowville
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    Jock Cheese, Tokin' Blackman, Genre B. Goode, Eugene De La Hot-Croix Bun, Les Miserables

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  1. I want Alf Stewart to put up another post like this one. Pedersen: 3 years and 300 burgers Not sure how many Tracc has eaten. Maybe 264?
  2. I think 'that was as bad as Neeld' is the Demonland equivalent of referencing 'SJWs/fascists/communists/insert your snarl word of choice here' during political debates. It just goes to show you either have a very short memory or are unwilling to do any actual analysis of the game. That said, we do have a lot of work to do. A lot of the reasons we lost have been covered but I think that our lack of crumbing forwards is worrying. Spargo is a good trier but I like his ability to hit the right option going into attack much more than his ability to take advantage of half chances. We need the latter more than the former from our small forwards in my eyes. Also the most obvious selection needs to be made: Braydon Preuss. Maxy is more a Simon Madden style ruckman than a John Nicholls one. I say that in the sense that he is a footballer and not an enforcer. He is a competitor no doubt but he isn't one to hand out backhanders or iron blokes out. He needs protection (Jack Viney should have put his hand up here and May would have helped ) and a break every now and then.
  3. The break couldn't have quick enough. We need to stick up for Max more.
  4. Not bad so far. Port regained their poise somewhat at the end but we made the most of our opportunities early. Nibbler needs to work on his set shots however. Sparrow looks like he belongs.
  5. I've noticed. Burgo brings some bad memories back, but part of that wasn't his fault (a lot of his tenure fell during the most poo era I've experienced as a supporter). It was his job to put up the soft balls for the players and coaches to answer when a lot of us wanted to go all Elvis Presley on our computer monitors. However, now you mention it, the amount of output on the site has been pretty average. SEO depends on consistent and quality material being put out on a regular basis. On that front, we have gone downhill. Any news on the welcome to Melbourne game or our presence in Chinatown on Lunar New Year?
  6. I remember that Jesse was a big skateboarder back in the day and that a lot of his 'mates' were of that ilk. It seemed at the time that the club was doing the right thing by Jesse in regards to his welfare. It may turn out to be the worst thing if he continues down this path.
  7. Carlton were pretty impressive last night considering where they are. By no means will they do much this year, but the building blocks are definitely in place. Richmond did enough to get over the line. There will be a period of adjustment for them now with Rance out. His importance cannot be understated though he isn't a great one on one defender in my eyes. Who they can get as that this man up/intercept defender is important for their season (if it is an ACL add rumored).
  8. Word is that should Port win, they will be singing this instead of the club song.
  9. I had a chuckle at that but you are closer than you think @Skuit I remember there was a question posed by an article in the Age asking whose premiership reunion would be a happier affair: West Coast's seniors in 2006 or Fitzroy's reserves in 1989? It then pointed out the amount of Fitzroy blokes who went on to become football managers, coaches and administrators vs. the amount of blokes from the Weagles whose careers (and lives) went off the rails. The key with the Fitzroy blokes was that the overall 's**t conditions' forced you to take responsibility for your own career rather than being lead around by the nose. Melbourne 2008-2013 was survival of the fittest and probably was textbook in everything a club could do wrong in the proscribed time frame. While having blokes who know success helps, having others who have been through the meat grinder (but only if they haven't been scarred excessively by their experiences) is important for your leadership group.
  10. Disappointed when Perty said he was the right man to take the club forward. He should have referred to him as a 'guy'.
  11. Bloody hell! When did Beatnik Popeye get a game for the Dees?!!
  12. That was sad to see. Clearly this is very different to 'smokegate'. I can't comment with 100% accuracy with Jesse as I don't know him personally. However, young men tend to 'self medicate' when suffering from anxiety. It becomes a vicious circle when they sober up and feel like the bottom of a shoe that has stepped in some gum (complete with hangover). I don't condemn drinking in the slightest (although I have gone teetotal myself recently). People should be able to make their own decisions and enjoy themselves in whatever way they want; should it be legal and/or not doing excessive harm to themselves or others. However, if Jess is suffering from anxiety, the vacuous and dismissive Aussie bloke suggestion of 'hitting the pizz to unwind' is the motherlode of bad ideas.
  13. I think what he wrote was basically fair. He said 5 minutes before the bounce off Queen's Birthday (despite tipping us to win rather begrudgingly) that we drank our own bathwater. I think we were probably due for a loss but the first quarter lacksadaical garbage we served up pretty much doomed us. Why would he have changed his mind until he saw evidence?
  14. Did Whatley call Perty 'Peter' around the 7 minute mark? He has a bit of a 'strine accent but I had to do a bit of a double take.
  15. A bloke who didn't allow himself to be defined by one moment and copped criticism square on the chin to make himself a better player. I was there round 1, 2013 and was incredulous when he ducked. The club weren't happy either apparently as Todd Viney purportedly have him a spray at the end of his first year. All credit to Pedo in turning himself into a key member of the team at certain stages. His work as an undersized ruckman was top notch and from all accounts, he was a great clubman too. It should be noted that his improved output after 2013 allowed us to at least semi break even on the Brock McLean deal.
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