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7 hours ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

Cassandra? Just teasing, but is there any chance there is no 'Norm Smith curse' but you swapping from the Blues...?

Cassandra ? doubt it, but you may have something there.Maybe I am the Prophet Jesus, after all I am a carpenter and so was my father. 

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Sick? No way. Butterflies of excitement. This team is ready people, enjoy the ride

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Geelong round one ruined my excitement for this season. A win in round 1 would be massive.

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This is the first off season where I have barely given footy a second thought. Not just due to being extremely busy with life and work, but I guess because the older I get the more I try to separate footy from life. Being a Melbourne supporter is tough,  emotionally and mentally and the way we ended last year just about broke me. So I’ve tried to not think about footy and where I think this season will take us. I’m going to go into this season with tempered expectations... at least until we win a match and then the lid’s off!

And as much as I’m not expecting a lot, I’ve still upgraded my membership and have kept September clear.... because if the last 2 seasons have shown us anything it’s that premierships are more gettable than ever. Do I think we can win the flag? Yes. Do I think we will? No. 

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We should be better then last year, everything points to a good year, we can improve and still go no where, something is going to go wrong, and many things will go well.

On 09/02/2018 at 8:29 AM, doc roet said:

Cassandra ? doubt it, but you may have something there.Maybe I am the Prophet Jesus, after all I am a carpenter and so was my father. 

You down play Jesus he was god and the son of god, and what job would The Creator of the universe have ? but a builder.

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I believe the gut detox plan I went through has worked to some extent, mind you, it's lasted 6 months.

Looking back through last year and not just the finale of it, many MFC supporters would head home just as spent as the players after games.

There were numerous times (too many in fact) we experienced emotions (anger, fear, disgust, happiness) in the one game.

Out of all our wins, it was only the one game (Bulldogs) where we controlled the match from start to finish. 

Some don't like to dwell on the past, that's fine, but it's still fresh for some and that's fine too.

One thing is for certain though, it's the fact MFC supporter stomachs have been seasoned for a very long time. 

Enjoy " The calm before the storm" and what's one more season hey?

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On 09/02/2018 at 7:36 AM, Dr. Gonzo said:

We must get 80k to Queens bday this year, it needs to be a guaranteed crowd puller along with the other standalone games.

It will depend on how well Collingwood are going 'Gonzo', if they're up and about then we will get 80k easily.

They are a fickle group though and drop off quickly when things are going bad.

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I'm hoping the failures of Freo, North x 2, Round 23 and not putting the foot on opposition throats when needed burns.

If it does and the list matches its talent with desire and hardwork. We will be top 6 IMO, maybe higher if everything goes well.

If the playing group just thinks it will happen we will wake up a third of the way through the season playing catch up like the 05 Dogs and 06 Cats 

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To ease my increasing sense of growing depression, reading this thread, l have decided to pack my bags and head out for a long drive to Casey fields to watch our young and often very courageous women strut their stuff in red and blue. 

This is not AFL nor is it ever likely to be but there are 2 teams each wanting to win, any way they can.

Just as it is in life, outcomes are uncertain but effort can be applauded. The suburban footy atmosphere is great for both players and fans.

As for our boys? Their opportunity to prove to the sporting world what they are made of, is close at hand. The question to be answered is are we reaching onwards and upwards in our quest, or merely clutching at straws? 

In my view, we are much more likely to win an AFLW flag, than we are the other one. 

Sad but likely true. 

 

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I’m trying desperately to temper my expectations this year, last year hurt a heck of a lot. But at the same time the wait has been long and the list is getting better. I want to be excited but I don’t know if I want the heart in mouth sick feeling at games as much this year.

Ah well, let the chips fall where they may..

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Listened to the 64 grand final on the radiogram - long time doc, long time; so with you there.

You just keep on giving, it's all you can do, tempered in fire

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On 2/9/2018 at 8:29 AM, doc roet said:

Cassandra ? doubt it, but you may have something there.Maybe I am the Prophet Jesus, after all I am a carpenter and so was my father. 

Cassandra was a prophetess who was always right but never believed. So if you really are Cassandra, please prophesy that the Dees will win the next 6 flags ...

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On 05/02/2018 at 6:09 PM, Lord Travis said:

Despite the pathetic efforts to end last season, I'm confident the players will stand up and we'll be playing finals in 2018. Realistically we should be aiming for top 4, but finals is a benchmark considering we haven't partaken since 2006. 
- Our list IS top 4-6 in terms of quality.
- We are now stable off-field from a financial perspective.
- We now have good training facilities and more money than ever being poured into coaching and fitness staff.
- We have more supporters and members than ever rocking up to games and shelling out the cash to support.

If we fail to make finals in 2018 I'd consider it our biggest failure of a season since 2007. We're now 5 years into the Roos rebuild (of the rebuild, of the rebuild...) and barring major injuries to every single one of our key players, there is literally no excuse not to play finals this season. Top 4 is a successful season. Finals is a pass mark. Anything lower is an utter catastrophe. 

I remember listening to a radio broadcast of a Melbourne game back in the wretched Neeld days.  Roos was the commentator and he was ripping into prematch comments by Neeld that the rebuild of the club would take 5 years.  Not the message to be sending to the fan base said Roosy, the king of positivity.  As much of an idiot Neeld was.  He was right.  And Roosy knew it.  Still though when you are angling for something you angle. 

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On 06/02/2018 at 9:16 AM, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I really do wonder what the implications of missing the finals will be?

Sustained ridicule and lack of respect.  

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6 hours ago, pinkshark said:

Sustained ridicule and lack of respect.  

A bit like this bloke who was much maligned in his time at the Dees!

Pictured as running out before Ovens and Murray GF 2017 where he kicked 8 goals. Not bad from the skipper!

Ah, what might have been had he been given a sustained go

Before, During and After for your perusal. Juice at his best!

 

 

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No Problem at all . Laugh away, not a bad effort though A premiership at Norwood a couple of years ago now this. Bet you would be chuffed to win a couple of flags if you had a career!

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12 minutes ago, picket fence said:

No Problem at all . Laugh away, not a bad effort though A premiership at Norwood a couple of years ago now this. Bet you would be chuffed to win a couple of flags if you had a career!

I was...

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On 05/02/2018 at 12:29 PM, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

Everyone keeps telling me what a great list we have,and that we should push for the top 4, but I find it so hard to feel genuinely optimistic.

I guess it's because of the persistent heartbreak we've suffered over the last 53 years.

One thing I am optimistic about, is that once we have some good seasons,it will start a positive feedback, of more supporters, more members, less home game sales, more Friday night games,and a better deal from the umpires, due to more Demon crowd pressure.

A lot depends on injuries,and emergence of some players to elite level.

 

 

 I'm worried already Jack. We play Norf in the first practice game!!!!!!

 

 

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2 hours ago, rjay said:

I was...

At Pioneers, juniors and seniors? 

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9 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

5 grand finals, 4 flags

More info required DC. 

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