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  1. https://www.theroar.com.au/2018/08/01/powerful-fragile-demons-can-beat-anyone-day-especially/ Well written piece, decent summation of where we are at imo. Agree that when we are on, can knock off anyone (lower consistency, but higher peak than a team like port adelaide) I think its pretty much a case of 'fake it til you make it' for the Dees in closing out games against a quality oppo. We've pumped the bottom sides, but simply have been so rarely in winning positions against decent sides over the last decade, that we havent had much actual game practice in closing out games/icing the clock. You can run as many simulations as you like in practice sessions, but nothing substitutes for game day experience. Cool, calm experienced heads (eg Vince's lateral kick across the ground to maintain possession) are tge order of the day to lead and teach the young brigade (your Petracca's etc) Even though we werent convincing in the dying stages vs adelaide, the win will give the team great confidence for the next time we are in a similar scenario. Having said that, doesn't mean I won't be pacing up and down like a madman next time we're ahead and being run down in the last qrtr! :@ 😕 Go Dees! Edit - oops rookie move, posted to wrong forum, can this be moved to the general dees forum 😕
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 19

    6. Oliver - just wow. He must have a really sore back... From carrying the team so many times. 25 contested possessions and clearances, tackles quality disposals galore. 5. Gawn - dominated a quality ruck opponent in Sauce Jacobs 4. ANB - ran all day to support and pressure, tackles galore - stepped up big time. Can be much maligned by us Demonlanders (incl myself) but played a great game - no wonder he gets picked every week - easily ahead of Tyson in my books 3. Harmes - ripper lockdown job and racked up possessions too 2. Lewis - 2 crucial goals in clutch moments, great game overall 1. T Mac - awesome presence, great conversion Apologies to Brayshaw, Petracca
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    Run home to Finals - 2018

    If we only beat Adelaide out of the harder marches and end up with 12 wins only, we can make it if the bombers upset port or the hawks, according to the ladder predictor results i entered
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    Spot on. Goodwin's game day coaching is atrocious. Stubborn as an ass. When you have a 4-5 goal lead you shutdown and slow the tempo of the game, not turn it into a free flowing shoot out. T Mac should have been moved back, spare behind the ball, after Geelong's first goal in last qrtr, or at least after the 2nd. Give Hogan the responsibility and freedom as the number 1 forward. If they manned him up, good, that means a congested forward line for them and an open one for us. Epic fail from Goody.
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    FENCESCORE VS LUCKY [censored]

    Agree. We finally have some players at, or stepping up to, elite level. Sadly, our bottom six are absolute duds. Scores for Jones, Milkshake and Brayshaw very harsh
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    Changes vs Adelaide

    Agree with most comments. We should have won that game, were the better side, simply were less accurate and lacked composure at the end. 90 seconds left when Trac marked on the wing. Should have simply run the clock down, maintaining posession with chip kicks backwards and sideways. Alas we have been in winning positions against quality teams so rarely in close games, that we have zero experience in milking the clock properly. Given the loss being under a goal, there wont be wholesale changes. The sensationalist calls for Hogan, O Mac to be dropped... Never gonna happen. Smith, Vince, Lewis all did decent jobs. JKH however, is just so ordinary. Not even close to being at AFL level and has little potential for improvement imo. Out for someone - Hibberd if fit, but doubt it, so probs Hannan or Kent. Id love for Vanders to come in, but doubt that given Goody's comments re match fitness. Hopefully the week after. Going tall in forward line hasnt worked in the past, we just get cut to shreds when the ball hits the deck, so im not keen on Weeds at this stage
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 18

    6. Clarry - absolute gun 5. McDonald .......... Tom obviously, where would we be without him 4. Petracca - broke a few tackles, had an impact, 8 tackles and a goal to boot 3. Harmes - great tagging job(s) 2. Fritsch - so clean and classy for such a young player 1. Milkshake - kicked 2 and helped set up another 3 goals Apologies to Brayshaw, unlucky to miss
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    Will 12 be enough

    The geelong and adelaide games are essentially 8-point games. If we win at least one of the two, we probably make finals at the expense of the losing team. If we lose both, i'm pretty sure we miss the top 8.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 17

    6 Brayshaw 5 Gawn 4 Oliver 3 Hogan 2 Salem 1 Milkshake
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    When we beat Geelong, I will...

    I will ... double check to make sure its not a replay from a previous season.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 6

    6. Gawn 5 Jones 4 Fritsch 3 Brayshaw 2 Spargo 1 Hibberd
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 4

    6 Oliver 5 watts 4 spencer 3 garlett 2 petracca 1 hunt
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 1

    6. Oliver - wow, what a breakout game - the sky is the limit for this kid 5. Vince 4. Jetta 3. Gawn 2. Petracca 1. T Mac
  14. Lol, ye that's what I was thinking, surely he can afford a bit more. He must have gone all in within like 3 hands, because when I turned around to have a look like 6 mins later his seat was empty. Probs a good thing, with the demons history of gambling issues ( the Ox and Daniel Ward and good old Neitzy scuffling with bouncers outside Crown, etc)
  15. On an unrelated matter, just saw Jesse Hogan at Crown casino, playing Texas holdem poker 2 tables away from me - $1/$2 blinds cash table