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Diamond_Jim

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    Heart of the Country Game

    BTW why wasn't the Alice game played during the indigenous round? Seems that culturally speaking it is as important if not more important than the Richmond v Essendon night game. Thought the paid advertorial by Daisy and BT was very amateurish. I'm sure it could have been done a lot better by others. Loved the cameos by Gilbert McAdam and the starring role of the "tree". Definitely looking at coming up next year but obviously I will have to make sure I buy my tickets in advance. PS: Now understand that it is the Pastor Doug Nichols week and we kicked it off.
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    Changes vs Bulldogs

    On the rest theory I have seen a few clubs "managing" or resting some players but correct me if I am wrong it is not widespread. Cannot see it happening given the 9 day break that follows this game and then the bye. Spargo played a very solid game so not him. Vince looked fine as did Lewis. You can't rest Max and the midfield is working like a Swiss watch.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    The game against Hawthorn was probably the worst game we have played this year. Coming on the back of the disappointing end to last season it was appropriate to question the skills of the coaching group. There was no doubt that we have a good list (not the best but it is definitely a top 10 list.) The addition of Tom Mac and another tall in Weideman and now Smith has turned the team around from a scoring viewpoint. I am now happy with the coach but that does not mean he gets my blind support indefinitely. Anyway I now intend to ignore this thread for a while and enjoy the next few wins as I head to the World Cup in Russia. Go Dees
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    WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - TIM SMITH

    Took Tim a while but he may just have done what CBDees imagined 18 months ago. Thought he looked like as though he belonged on the weekend. Strong and not easily moved off the ball. Real competition between him, Pedersen and Weideman for that third tall spot.
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    Changes vs Bulldogs

    Casey play Williamstown at Williamstown next week. Hibberd played his first game for us at Casey in the opening round against Williamstown last year along with Weideman and Pedersen.
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    Heart of the Country Game

    Was surprised to hear that the ground capacity is as low as 7,000. Not sure it's a long term proposition at such a small ground.
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    Changes vs Bulldogs

    Almost impossible to make a case for a change .... NO Change. Weid and Pedersen back to Williamstown.. almost deja vu save that instead of Hibberd they will have Hunt off the backline. Next week should be a regulation win if we are the team we wish to become.
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    The 20 metre zone.. GOAL

    Went to watch Casey yesterday play Port. One of the things that struck me was that whereas in the past a player would look to kick a goal around the 45 metre mark yesterday the Casey players would look for the handball/kick to a player closer in. Was thinking of making a post last night. To a large extent it didn't work for Casey. ( In fact I criticised Oskar Baker for not backing himself from around the 40 metre mark.) Imagine the surprise when the 7 commentators in the Alice mentioned the accuracy of the Dees and Daisy chimes in to the affect that they were passing off so the kicks were within 20 metres of goal. In a period of AFL football that includes remarkable inaccuracy I think this is a very important part of our game plan
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    Round 10 Non MFC games

    So who do we want to win tonight's game. My head says Collingwood by a fair margin ... never thought I'd say that !!!
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 10

    It's not just one player of course but the addition of Gus to the midfield has just made us so more powerful as a team. I think he will soon be paid the compliment of a tag.
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    Round 10 Non MFC games

    North beating Freo in the west... perhaps it is time I gave them some more respect.
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    Round 10 Non MFC games

    welcome ... this thread is for all games of the round except the one the Dees are playing. Not to worry just cut and paste this one into the post game thread. Great to ave you on board. '87 and '88 were very special
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    URGENT PLEASE READ: New Server

    Just thought I would bump this thread. We are only at $1400 of the $3,000 the guys need to keep this site going as well as they do (if not better). Come on guys and gals .. time to board the Demonland bandwagon and take out an annual or life membership. Go Dees and thanks Demonland
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 10

    Great win ... absolute team effort. Let's enjoy it
  15. From Today's Age....... The topic heading contains my thoughts "But, assuming the club doesn't have a dramatic turnaround and it doesn't win more than four games this year, the Blues should also apply to the AFL for special assistance in the form of a priority draft pick. The AFL, based on the slightly vague criteria established for priority picks, should give Carlton an extra selection inside the top 20 in the national draft, with one important caveat." https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/why-the-blues-need-an-afl-hand-out-20180525-p4zhh6.html
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    Hell NO... blues and the priority draft pick

    ahhh I think she was being critical of the AFL expanding the comp without proper analysis and reference to the clubs.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 10

    Simple humidity readings can be misleading. It is a measure of what water content the air will hold at various temperatures. For example in Melbourne at the moment the reading is almost 60%. Being inland the relative winter humidity of Alice would be low We had this discussion last year and yes SWYL it feels a lot more humid where you are. We'll talk about it beofre the Darwin game I am sure
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    GAMEDAY - Round 10

    he's not a strong kick as yet .. but give it a year or two !!
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    GAMEDAY - Round 10

    the similarity (TV wise) of those two jumpers is laughable
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    Hell NO... blues and the priority draft pick

    The Richmond President mentioned on radio yesterday (3AW) that on some studies it may well be 2032 before the expansion clubs turn a profit. She went on to say that this was significantly later than had first been projected. Queensland is a very difficult market. The Bears/Lions have been there for 30 years.. won three premierships and are still showing a loss. Attendance yesterday 18,000.
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    Round 10 Non MFC games

    Not having much luck in favoured MFC outcomes this weekend... Go Weagles on the assumption we can give them top spot and aim for 2 or 3 ourselves by season's end !! Not sure who to support in the Freo v North battle... tending towards Freo
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    Port Melbourne v Casey Demons - Round 8

    started the season on fire against Coburg.... then a week or two later had a three week absence from VFL. Last few games have been solid ... in top 10... but not at eye catching level. If there was an injury to the extended midfield along with Tyson he would be definitely considered. The place he would be trying to take would be that of Hannan or the like. Certainly at present an excellent depth player and will definitely be offered a contract extension at some point this year. He may of course elect to try for a senior game at another club next year which is a problem we face with two or three of our "depth players">
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    Port Melbourne v Casey Demons - Round 8

    Fritsch was relatively well known after his great year at Casey. He was considered a certainty for a third round pick at the latest. The question was would he last until that time or go in the second round. MFC took the decision not to risk waiting and took him mid second round. Of course being at Casey the club had inside knowledge on his strengths and weaknesses which helped them relative to other clubs to make a decision. If the draft was held today I expect he would go about 4-6 picks higher.. ie early second round.
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    Round 10 Non MFC games

    Not quite on topic but how would you feel if you were one of these Liverpool supporters: "Liverpool fans whose flights to watch their side in the Champions League final in Ukraine were cancelled face bitter disappointment after the city’s mayor said he had been unable to resolve the “utter shambles” in time. More than 700 supporters face missing the game after two operators cancelled a total of three flights to Kiev because landing slots could not be allocated for them." https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/25/liverpool-refund-champions-league-final-tickets-fans-cancelled-flights
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    Round 10 Non MFC games

    my error.. channel 7 have given up on Carlton and are showing another power team.. the Bombers
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