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There are moments where we look a serious step above the general standard.

Frustrating that we seem to get pegged back in the overall grind, but I enjoy the feeling like we could any moment now become an unstoppable superpower.

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If they ever learn where the stix are !! ???. They'd be bloody dangerous ???

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Newman's two goals have been Garlett like!

Go Dees.

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Our skills were excellent today.  Really liked how a player stayed back from the packs to take the exit pass and run forward.

This game boosts our percentage a bit!

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Erin Hoare.... actually a bit of a player...lookslike she has footy skills ( a lot dont lol )

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11 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

We need a few HUGE wins in the next few weeks.  Carlton and Bulldogs are sitting up there with a % of over 200%.  Carlton have almost guaranteed themselves a finals berth by winning big over the lesser teams.  Sure its early days but sometimes big % leads are hard to peg back in a 7 game season.

This is a cut-throat game.  Each week is like sudden death - drop more than one game and no Grand Final.  Have too many close games and no Grand Final.

Only teams 1 and 2 on the ladder after round 7 play off in the Grand Final.  Last year we missed it by %.  We were playing the best footy of the comp so could easily have won had we go there.

Winning isn't enough in AFLW - % is what really counts in this game.

How’s that for a % boost? ?

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Can you smell it Carlton...that the Blues about to stink it up...Doggies..woof woof..whatever... we'll give them a puppy obedience lesson ;)

 

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Great step up in standard, with good skills on display compared to last year.  Eminently "watchable', and the score-line was pretty damn good too!  Go Dees!

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Holy crap I just saw Newman’s goal. I’d like to see any of the guys try that goal, that is as good as you’re going to see from anybody!

As an aside I think it would actually be awesome if the MFC social media department set up a video this week of getting the likes of Petracca, Garlett, Oliver etc to try to emulate that goal at training and post the video on the club website. For one thing it would be a great way to tie the teams together, and I think it’d be hilarious to see the reactions. Even better if she’s there watching it!

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Hope the blokes are watching..........a really good, tough Second and Third effort win...........

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16 scoring shots to 4.

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Newmans goal happened right in front of me. It was special. Cunningham and Humphries look special players to me. Our midfield of Paxman, Pearce and O'Dea play well together. Jakobssen from Carlton played really well.

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Good crowd it seems - could this help lift membership from out Casey way more than the presence of the men's team? Wouldn't surprise me.

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That passage of play where our stars were just shrugging legit tackles left, right and centre and side-stepping through was awesome.

But as much as 'the big 3' led the way, this was a real team effort. I don't think there was a player out there who didn't put in at least one crucial second effort at some stage. Whereas the Crows seemed really flat and disinterested in the hard stuff, contrary to their rep last season.

Hoare stood out to me this week. At the moment she's not making her mark on the scoreboard but I have a feeling that's not far away. Interesting that our forward line is very WNBL/basketball centric.

And I thought Hickey really stepped it up after a less than impressive game last week, which is all you can ask. Lowered the eyes and hit some targets. Looked like she enjoyed that goal too, and who wouldn't?

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Was good to see Alyssa MIfsud back as well, and giving away a few goals to teammates.

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Just watched the replay. Great performance! Good to have Paxman back with the 21 disposals 

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The Dees were very impressive today in both offensive and defensive aspects of the game. Considering the windy conditions the skill level was actually above average for most part. 

Outnumbered the Crows in just about every contest and there were some very exciting passages of play. 

I thought Bianca Jakobsson was brilliant at intercepting today, nice skills too.

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Scrappy early, skills wise.  However, as the confidence improved, so did the quality in all facets of the game.  Looked a well coached unit, today.  Well done Dees!

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That was a damn good win against quality opposition.  Our midfield and HB line absolutely spanked them and the skills were way better than last week.  Mifsud had a big impact up forward as well, even though she didn't show up so much in the stats.  She'll only be more dangerous in the next few weeks once she knocks the rust off.  I think we have a really dangerous forward line starting to take shape which is a bit of a surprise to me.  There really isn't any area where we are lacking provided we can keep this team on the park. 

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They're playing as if they really have a point to prove, having just missed out on finals last year. :D

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1 hour ago, Demon77 said:

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I thought Bianca Jakobsson was brilliant at intercepting today, nice skills too.

... and getting a highly-skilled intercept-marking defender seems to have really added so much to the team structure and performance. :D :D

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As I said in a post earlier in the week, this Dees womens’ team is a classy outfit. I watch them with great satisfaction partly because I rarely have that sinking feeling that I have watching the men that their game all of a sudden will fall in a heap.

i think more more than anything else they have some outstanding leaders in Pearce,  Paxman and Hickey as well as some class in Hoare, Cunningham, O’Dea, Cranston and Newman. Mithen is pretty good as well. I look forward to watching them for the remainder of the season. They are a step above the rest of the competition at the moment, and play a great brand of football. I hope I will not be proved wrong for the remaining hopefully six weeks. I don’t think so!! The Dogs will be the crunch game IMHO. 

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BACK TO BACK by Ruby Tuesday

Despite a slow start that saw it lead by a solitary point at quarter time even though it had first use of a strong breeze at Casey Fields, Melbourne thrashed reigning premier Adelaide by 32 points to retain their unbeaten record in the 2018 AFLW competition.

The AFL hierarchy had made clear its edict for higher scoring and the adoption of a a 5-6-5 structure and the Demons responded with four goals against the wind in the second quarter to well and truly stitch up the game. With the lead out to 20 points at the main break, the home side continued to control proceedings and coasted home in the last for back to back victories.

In just two matches, they have passed 100 points for the season and gained recognition for their attractive play. The highlight was no doubt the Buddyesque goal from Aliesha Newman who carried the ball from the wing with three bounces evading two opponents and curved the ball through the big sticks  to record the early contender for goal of the year.

But the adage about a dominant midfield was no more pronounced than in this game with Melbourne’s Karen Paxman, Daisy Pearce and Elise O'Dea setting the tone from the very start with Paxman dictating terms after her injury scare in the opening game when she left the ground before quarter time with back spasms. This week she was leading possession gatherer with 21 disposals despite being afforded the luxury of a rest in the final term with the game well and truly done and dusted. O’Dea and Pearce worked hard all game and were not far behind her in the possession count.

The Demons worked harder than the Crows and were well rewarded with the four points for a game in which they held sway across the ground. Lily Mithen continued her impressive start to the season and Bianca Jakobsson again showed that she will be a vaualable addition to the ranks.

The team travels interstate for its next clash against the Dockers at Fremantle Oval.

Melbourne 1.1.7 5.2.32 7.4.46  8.8.56

Adelaide 1.0.6 2.0.12 3.0.18 4.0.24

Goals 

Melbourne Cunningham Newman 2 Cranston Hickey L Pearce Scott

Adelaide Hewett Holmes McCormick Wallace

Best 

Melbourne Paxman, O'Dea Jakobsson Hore, Mithen D Pearce

Adelaide Marinoff Cox Randall Varnhagen Cox 

Injuries TBA

Reports Nil

Umpires Gibson McGinness Heffernan

Official crowd 3,800 at Casey Fields

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5 hours ago, Dees2014 said:

As I said in a post earlier in the week, this Dees womens’ team is a classy outfit. I watch them with great satisfaction partly because I rarely have that sinking feeling that I have watching the men that their game all of a sudden will fall in a heap.

i think more more than anything else they have some outstanding leaders in Pearce,  Paxman and Hickey as well as some class in Hoare, Cunningham, O’Dea, Cranston and Newman. Mithen is pretty good as well. I look forward to watching them for the remainder of the season. They are a step above the rest of the competition at the moment, and play a great brand of football. I hope I will not be proved wrong for the remaining hopefully six weeks. I don’t think so!! The Dogs will be the crunch game IMHO. 

And there's the thing D2014.  It would be so perfect for the 2 founding teams to be meeting at the business end of the season. 

Does anyone else feel bemused by the complete lack of respect shown to the Dees and the Dogs in the first 2 years of AFLW.  I am gobsmacked that they are passed over for the big games and as always the League focusses on the so called power clubs who have yet to provide any evidence of competitiveness. 

(Fair go to Adelaide and Lions for making the grand final last year by the way) BUT Melbourne and Footscray are the originators of this form of the game.  Surely they should be opening the season at the very least. All this is off topic but it does get my goat!

 

Go Dees!

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