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http://melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-02-01/six-players-to-debut-for-demons

Melbourne AFLW team: round one

B: Laura Duryea, Meg Downie, Bianca Jakobsson

HB: Katherine Smith, Jasmine Grierson, Catherine Phillips

C: Elise O’Dea

HF: Richelle Cranston, Lily Mithen, Shelley Scott

F: Tegan Cunningham, Daisy Pearce, Kate Hore

Foll: Erin Hoare, Karen Paxman, Melissa Hickey

I/C: Ashleigh Guest, Lauren Pearce, Maddy Guerin, Emma Humphries, Aliesha Newman

Emg: Harriet Cordner, Alyssa Mifsud

New: Jakobsson (Carlton), Cunningham (basketball), Guerin (Fitzroy/Northern Knights), Guest (GWS Giants), Hoare (Geelong), Hore (St Kilda Sharks)

Not playing: Ainslie Kemp, Sarah Lampard, Brooke Patterson, Maddie Shevlin, Anna Teague, Claudia Whitfort, Eden Zanker

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very surprised Mifsud has not been selected. I though she was our best key forward last year. Anyone got any goss? Selected as an emergency so presumably not injured.

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47 minutes ago, HardBallGet said:

very surprised Mifsud has not been selected. I though she was our best key forward last year. Anyone got any goss? Selected as an emergency so presumably not injured.

Really? Bugger, she was my favorite.

I love footy season.

Go girls. Lets bring home a flag, and give the guys something to chase.

 

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10 hours ago, faultydet said:

Really? Bugger, she was my favorite.

I love footy season.

Go girls. Lets bring home a flag, and give the guys something to chase.

 

Mifsud was one of mine too - possibly hasn’t trained enough houses down. And Cordner is a big name out as well.

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3 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Mifsud was one of mine too - possibly hasn’t trained enough houses down. And Cordner is a big name out as well.

Interesting that new girl Tegan Cunningham is named, straight out of basketball, as the tall forward at a similar height as Mifsud (185 / 184cm)

We appeared shorter than our opposition last season. I hope that Edin Zanker can play at some stage, as she is a giraffe who looks great in her highlights, and appears to have some nice physicality about her.

Daisy at F.F?  Nah.

Looking forward to this game.

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i find it really hard to get interested in womens footy to be honest. if they did afl fantasy for womens footy then id follow it :)

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7 hours ago, Dr.D said:

i find it really hard to get interested in womens footy to be honest. if they did afl fantasy for womens footy then id follow it :)

Must admit, I absolutely hated the first game I watched. The skill level reminded me of primary school football. I was embarrassed to watch it.

But as more games were played, I could see not just the rapidly improving skills, but the physicality and commitment of the players. In fact, the Women were playing the type of physical football that I wished our men had played during the 40+ years I have been watching.

If you can see past the gender thing with its obvious differences, and view it through the Red & Blue of the Guernsey,  you might just get some enjoyment out of it. Ask the players how they feel about it. I'm confident they would say they are not simply Women Footballers, but they play for the Melbourne Demons. Pride in the jumper, total effort, and respect for the clubs history is all I ask from them. The fact we have a side that is fun to watch is a nice bonus.

I'm a fan. 

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Going by the CFC game tonight (I watched a Q or so) the standard hasn't lifted and the last touch rule has done nothing to open the game up and improve scoring.

My only interest is in seeing us win, I'm afraid a look at the scores will do me for now.

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12 minutes ago, rjay said:

Going by the CFC game tonight (I watched a Q or so) the standard hasn't lifted and the last touch rule has done nothing to open the game up and improve scoring.

My only interest is in seeing us win, I'm afraid a look at the scores will do me for now.

Thats the main issue with the womens game. Terribly low scoring.

Can see the AFL changing every rule to allow more goals.

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26 minutes ago, rjay said:

Going by the CFC game tonight (I watched a Q or so) the standard hasn't lifted and the last touch rule has done nothing to open the game up and improve scoring.

My only interest is in seeing us win, I'm afraid a look at the scores will do me for now.

I enjoyed some of  the AFLW last year but tonight's game was an absolute shocker. I thought the 16 a side was meant to open the game up. 

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I didn't see tonight's game, but I believe Carlton are going to be a very defensive team for the season, hopefully the other games will be higher scoring.

The problem last year was that the girls dropped easy marks, or missed a kick pass, causing congestion and low scores. Hopefully we see improvements in those areas, possibly opening up the game and scoring a little more. ??

I can live with low scores as long as the Dees win though. ?

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Watched parts of it and clearly the players are developing for sure.

Fitness is way up on last year. The physicality and endeavour is incredible. Skills are not quite there but have improved. 

I don’t know what you’d expect from players who are year 2 into a semi-professional competition. 

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Didn’t see the game but judging from the scores, the game was over at half time.

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I think the AFL are making a mistake bringing new teams in over the next couple of years.

The talent pool is obviously not there yet.

It's paddock footy with a huge marketing budget.

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The game this arvo is just down the road from me so I will go and have a look. I hope we play better than last nights game which was poor. To see the game at the ground will also be interesting.

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6 hours ago, rjay said:

I think the AFL are making a mistake bringing new teams in over the next couple of years.

The talent pool is obviously not there yet.

It's paddock footy with a huge marketing budget.

Maybe Carlton and Collingwood are just kr@p teams and the rest of the competition are ok (just like last year), The standard improved as the season evolved  last year, but there were really only four competitive teams at the end.(Dees Crows, Lions and Bullies sort of). I'm all for it, after 4 months of no footy, I'll happily take this

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Ouch. I tune in for a minute and during that time Paxman goes off with a back injury and the Dees give up the lead with under a minute in Q1. 

Sorry guys, probably my fault.

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We are the better side, and our midfielders are miles better than theirs, but you wont win by kicking soccer scores.

Simply must find a way to the goals.

 

The overhead marking has been impressive, but a negative is Cranston. A wasted spot in the team. Just does not provide a contest for a girl of her size.

Daisy has been poor also.

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Some horrible kicking giving the Giants an advantage for rebounds.  Don't get me started on the 2nd qtr set shots for goals.  

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1 minute ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Some horrible kicking giving the Giants an advantage for rebounds.  Don't get me started on the 2nd qtr set shots for goals.  

Wasted the wind completely.

Very disappointing.

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7 hours ago, rjay said:

I think the AFL are making a mistake bringing new teams in over the next couple of years.

The talent pool is obviously not there yet.

It's paddock footy with a huge marketing budget.

Hi “rjay”. You sure got that one correct.

After looking forward to it, that half was frustrating to watch.  

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8 hours ago, rjay said:

I think the AFL are making a mistake bringing new teams in over the next couple of years.

 

I totally agree. IMO the talent pool isn't yet big enough to support a bunch of new teams.

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This is boring. I can’t get into 4 goals in a half in perfect conditions.

Men, Women, Aliens, doesn’t matter... boring.

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