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  1. Today’s performance was the most insipid since Neeld. For such a talented side it was inexcusable. Everything should now be questioned.
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    Changes v GWS Giants

    Oh what sweet revenge that would be. I take that in return for our two earlier close defeats!
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    Changes v GWS Giants

    Brilliant pass to melscham for the last goal of the day by trac, and had a hand in one or two others in the last quarter. I agree that Demon fans are waiting for him to have some 25 -35 possession games, something of which l am sure he is capable. For that though he would have to be played in the mid field, something for which he would require a bigger engine than he has now. Hopefully the club will challenge him to develop that in the off season. He could be anything Trac. At the moment he would not be in our top ten players, but on potential and natural talent he should be top 5.
  4. Who do we think will be the most likely winner of the Brownlow from our current list. I'll start the ball rolling: 3. Oliver 2. Petracca 1. Viney honourable mentions Gawn - (I know unusual for a ruckman to win recently, but there was Stynes, Moore, Dempsey). Tyson (if he improves his kicking) Hibberd TMac (left field choice) Brayshaw - yes he is that good folks when he is fit
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    How far will we get?

    My vote preliminary final loss to Tiges
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    My 3 word player analysis V West Coast

    I though spargo lost us the game last week against the Swans and almost this week through his inexperience. This can’t happen in finals. For me, Jesse Garret needs to come in for him.
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    12 Long Painful Years Finals - At Last!!

    So was l actually. Very strange feeling. demons looked on from the beginning. With this team, you can usually tell. Let’s hope this is just the beginning!!
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    Put your hand up if you started crying...

    I can’t watch this . It is too painful. . Switched on to foxtel to Ww2 doco as a distraction, and my iPad popped up the final scores. Oh what joy....Go you mighty Dees. We could do real destruction in September. I feel 1987 coming on again, except Max will control running over the mark l am sure! Weid was good today...
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    GAMEDAY - Round 20

    Because we would be 3rd - and firmly in the top 4 ahead of the pies!
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    Gus in Roos' Sights

    I think this speculation is spurious. Why would Angus move when he and Max could be one of the greatest centre combinations of all time. Max is very clearly committed to the Dees in the long term. It is a glorious future which Angus won’t get elsewhere, particularly at Norf! i can’t stand that club...
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    Casey Demons v Geelong VFL - Round 16

    Stupid Channel 7 covering VFL Williamstown v Dogs from Williamstown in the afternoon and then switch over to the AFL DEES V CATS after their news. Apart from the additional costs of two venues, our VFL game would be a lot better game anyway, particularly if it is in dry conditions.
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    Will 12 be enough

    No, 12 wins won’t be enough. In fact, given certain results 13 may not be enough though unlike last year our excellent percentage should help us in that. My prediction? 14 wins finish in the top four and play the Tiges in our first final for 12 years. We would be a real chance at the G. What we don’t want is to finish third and have to play West Coast in Perth!
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    Who will be the next Dees Brownlow Winner

    My posts were July 2017. Your archive is admirable. My view now is that Max is rightly outright favourite for the medal. He is a genuine star and in the top three or four players in the AFL, and one of the few who makes such a huge difference when he is on the field that he makes the difference between winning and losing. He WILL win us a flag in the next year or two. I really don’t understand certain commentators who rank Max only in the top 2 or 3 ruckman in the AFL. To me he is clearly number one. The complete package.
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    Disposal Efficiency

    I was looking at the MFC site and from the named team you can click through to the stats on the individual players, which I didn't realise you could do quite so easily. As they say, "velly" interesting! A hot topic on here is disposal efficiency. Well I hate to [censored] the balloon, but a number of the "sinners" exposed on here in that direction are actually pretty good. As far as I can see from these stats the best in the side is Nev Jetta at 88% closely followed by OMAC at 80%. Most of the rest are in the 70's and 60's. Whilst I haven't done an exhaustive analysis, I think this exposes some of the vitriol regularly espoused by my fellow demonlanders on this subject. In this I fully recognise that those on ballers are likely to be under more pressure with the ball than others, but interesting stats nevertheless. Well worth a look.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 11

    Yes it’s interesting the way some of our best kicks occasionally have absolute howlers sometimes: Vince is certainly one although generally I think he has been a lot better this year than last; Salem is another. His kicking is a real asset most of the time but has had two or three times when he has tuned it over in the back half through poor delivery and selection.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 11

    Great win Dees. I love the consistency we are at last showing. I thought a really good all round performance. One question....I am trying to work out why with Max dominating the ruck, why we were very clearly beaten in the clearances. This has been one of our strengths this year, along with contested possession, where we have been almost off the charts. Doesn’t seem to add up. More importantly, what should we do over the next 9 days to make sure it doesn’t happen Monday week where we will be up against a much better ruckman.
  17. It is, but you may not have noticed I have since retracted my comments re Goodwin. There is nothing wrong with questioning decisions, but there is something wrong when you do not admit when you are mistaken.
  18. Yes let our performance absolutely do the talking. Let us to continue to scare them by our performance on the field. However, I think we are missing what scares them. If you listen to the folks from champion data they say what the Demons are doing is quite unprecedented in term of their KRAs. They cannot reconcile how they might respond. The other thing the media companies are doing is to say games which are very onesided is leading to lower television ratings. Guess who is the biggest culprit?
  19. Having watched very favourable media (as it should have been) media coverage about Sunday’s game, last night and this morning, there appears to be a supporter backlash. Basically much of the audience are saying they are sick of listening about how good the Dees are and what a superior gameplay and list we have. Even people like David King whom I regard generally as an authoritative AFL commentator started his piece on SEN this morning saying he has been instructed not to talk about Melbourne anymore as the audience are reacting. Sounds like the Eddie and Pies mafia to me. I guess this is also a reaction of the AFL competition to the fright they have got from the Dees superior performance over the last month.They are struggling to respond. May it always be so...
  20. I think it is realist to reserve judgement on us. I am delighted about our form and find it incredibly exciting and am more confident about our successful future than any time in the last 30 years, but it is understandable for many of us to be cautious given our history. So far this side has outperformed expectations, but I prefer at this stage to “take one game at a time” and enjoy the ride. It is going to be wonderful to watch it unfold.
  21. Really good long term thinking by the club. As we play through Max’s career peak, we will have a superiority over nearly all teams onball through Max’s silver service, but That can’t last forever. What better than to recruit a giant, very athletic individual with great sporting pedigree to be taught by the best over an extended period, and we all know how long it takes for big men to develop. I suspect given Austin’s size, his athletic pedigree and his learning under Max’s guidance, he may well come along a bit quicker than we expect. The great part about it is we have plenty of time to get it right. What a great prospect!
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    As the originator of this post, I have to say that I think what has happened since it was posted, that the club has made significant progress. At the time of posting I believed the question needed to be asked just after the Hawthorn game, but at no time did I advocate any radical surgery on the Club. Significantly, many people at the club identify the aftermath of the Hawthorn game has been the catalyst for our vast improvement since then. All power to them. Goodwin and his team have more than proved themselves over the first half of the season , and our performance over the last month has been elite, and over that period we lead the table on most key performance measures. I cannot remember as a supporter being more confident no only about the club in general, but also about its success on the field. I now think we can beat anyone and no doubt will in most occasions. I think it is quite possible we will turn 9:3 by the bye (it should have been 10:2) and end the home and away season with 16:6 or even 17:5 I would now expect us to finish top 4, and maybe even top 2. I would not underestimate how much the ladder could change as a result of the game in Perth at the weekend. The Tigers were found out by the Eagles and they may well have provided everyone with the blueprint on how to beat them. It can only be good for the Dees. i think we now certainly have the list and the leadership to go all the way, and have sustained success over the next 5-10 years. It is a great feeling as a life-long supporter.
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    What the Fritsch

    And he can kick...
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 9

    Still a major step forward in that we now seem to be beating comprehensively teams we should beat, something we have not done since the Daniher days, and even then there was a certain inconsistency. Well done Dees, a major break threw. Oh yes, and I now formally withdraw any criticism of Goody and the coaching staff - they are clearly on the right track. Wonder how long before we have some true believers in the football media!
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 9

    And Bailey days! (Roos Swans)