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Mentally Fatigued by Our Own Club

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7 minutes ago, Nasher said:

It's football. Your team disappointing you comes with the territory. Every single team, even whichever team wins the flag, will have moments in the season where they suffer massive disappointment.

And I would have thought this loss, for a Melbourne supporter who got to enjoy the early half of the Bailey era and the entire Neeld era, this one was a pretty moderate pain to endure compared to the past. Despite the overwhelming disappointment, I really enjoyed the actual game of footy.

How many more disappointments can we have before the penny drops and the side decides to be fair dinkum Like Geelong did back in 2006??

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The sandpapergate saga is depressing. Round 1 loss because of mostly coachable errors is nothing compared. All things are relative.

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43 minutes ago, Nasher said:

It's football. Your team disappointing you comes with the territory. Every single team, even whichever team wins the flag, will have moments in the season where they suffer massive disappointment.

And I would have thought this loss, for a Melbourne supporter who got to enjoy the early half of the Bailey era and the entire Neeld era, this one was a pretty moderate pain to endure compared to the past. Despite the overwhelming disappointment, I really enjoyed the actual game of footy.

Agree was a pretty good game, that last quarter was intense all the points kicked by both sides, menzel missed a couple of sitters aswell, we still should have won with the amount of inside 50s oh well we have won games with less inside 50s so that’s footy for ya, bring on brisbane 

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58 minutes ago, deefella said:

How many more disappointments can we have before the penny drops and the side decides to be fair dinkum Like Geelong did back in 2006??

As a football supporter you have to be prepared that reaching that type of ongoing dynasty level like that Geelong side experienced may never happen. Since the turn of the century there's probably been four teams that were clearly stronger than the rest. In many season there hasn't been a standout side, the last few years included. This isn't an issue only for Melbourne supporters.

Honestly mate, we all want to win a flag and watch our team dominate. The feeling of winning is truly addictive, that's why some people go mad seeking it (see: Australian cricket team). Just don't attach your mental health to this team's success or otherwise you will suck all the fun out of it for yourself.

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11 hours ago, Rogue said:

Seriously?

We just lost by a kick to the team that finished 2017 H&A equal top.

That was the worst side Geelong will put on the park in 2018.  3 debutants, no Dangerfield, no Henderson, no Scott Selwood, no Nakia Cockatoo, Harry Taylor gone in the first quarter, Ablett with no pre-season game time.  And a lot of punters have Geelong finishing 6-9th this year anyway!

Given the club has talked a big game for 6 months about how much round 23 hurt and would spur on the players, that loss yesterday has left me absolutely gutted.

It's so predictable that we'll now beat Brisbane and North, and just as we start to get our hopes up again we'll lose to Hawthorn because they have strong leaders, and a culture of winning, and they treat sides like Melbourne with contempt.

If we were serious we would have started this season 4-0.  It was a dream draw to start the year.  It's so predictable that we'll be 2-2 and scratching around the middle of the ladder all year.

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11 hours ago, Rogue said:

So if Gawn kicks that goal then we're flying and the sky is falling on Geelong's season.

Yeah, alright.

It's called a Band-Aid.

 

They're not talking about the team on the day.   Its more than that. deeper.

 

All I can say is the club had better hurry-up, and find a home base; because people are sick of giving, and 'being taken'.

 

see: multinationals, politicians, taxes, etc, etc.

 

people want contract, want to feel they belong, and want that proven.  they don't want to be shut out by fences and locked gates. they don't want separate after match get-togethers based on money or cloth.

they want a sort of,  e-quality.

 

this is the one constant failing

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11 hours ago, praha said:

thedemondude.com

http://thedemondude.com/2018/03/round-1-vs-geelong-in-pics/

Thank you, Praha!  Absolutely hilarious.  Each pic perfect for each moment. 

I don't feel as bad about the loss as many other posters and those pics really made me laugh! 

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13 hours ago, praha said:

I've come to not care as much anymore after a loss. The Demon Dude helps get me by after a loss.

 

12 hours ago, praha said:

thedemondude.com

Thanks praha.  I had assumed that 'The Demon Dude' was some sort of cheap but strong alcohol.

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14 hours ago, deefella said:

The worst Part is it’s only Rnd 1 and I’m feeling uneasy about the year ahead... depressing stuff look for to 2019.... oh wait we have being saying this since 1964 

Could be worse.. If we won we’d still be 9th!!

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6 hours ago, Nasher said:

It's football. Your team disappointing you comes with the territory. Every single team, even whichever team wins the flag, will have moments in the season where they suffer massive disappointment.

And I would have thought this loss, for a Melbourne supporter who got to enjoy the early half of the Bailey era and the entire Neeld era, this one was a pretty moderate pain to endure compared to the past. Despite the overwhelming disappointment, I really enjoyed the actual game of footy.

That’s true about the Neeld era but there are now expectations and that inflates the disappointment of losses like yesterday. It’s a good thing but sure didn’t feel like that last night  

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We are at our best for over a decade. Just need some cool heads in the leadership.

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13 hours ago, Rogue said:

That narrative changes completely based on one kick out of the hundreds in a game. The same people who are bemoaning the end of the world would have been on cloud nine had Gawn's kick not hooked left, and that's what I think is silly.

No, we would have snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat. 

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1 hour ago, Deeoldfart said:

 

Thanks praha.  I had assumed that 'The Demon Dude' was some sort of cheap but strong alcohol.

that too.

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7 hours ago, Nasher said:

It's football. Your team disappointing you comes with the territory. Every single team, even whichever team wins the flag, will have moments in the season where they suffer massive disappointment.

And I would have thought this loss, for a Melbourne supporter who got to enjoy the early half of the Bailey era and the entire Neeld era, this one was a pretty moderate pain to endure compared to the past. Despite the overwhelming disappointment, I really enjoyed the actual game of footy.

You're wasting your time Nash, MFC footy supporters are not interested in a good game of footy

 

15 hours ago, SaberFang said:

Not surprised my total disinterest in the club over the last 6 months was vindicated today, with yet another predictable dagger to the heart. I'm tired of wasting my energy, and spending my weekends feeling this angry, over a club with a perpetual loser attitude.

The only thing innovative about the Melbourne Footy Club is their uncanny ability to find new ways to break supporters' hearts, even after a decade of abject misery.

I said time and time again last year in all those close losses, those were the avoidable losses (at least 4 of them) that costs a team finals. The brain-fades, the last-gasp moments of laziness and stupidity... we all know what happened next.

The result of next week's match will be telling. After their pathetic effort against Brisbane last year (remember how we missed finals by only a handful of goals?), what happens next week will tell me everything I need to know about where this team is at.

How much energy did you waste thinking about and typing the above, although I had a good laugh at a couple of the over emotive lines, so thank you for bothering

I am like Nash, disappointed we lost, disappointed with first half but pleased with Jones' Petracca's and Hogan's performances, bodes well for the season

Unfortunately a few got ahead of themselves and didn't produce on game day, easy fix at the selection table if need be

We lost but still had a chance to win with 8 seconds to go

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Left me flat, frustrated and weary about the journey ahead.

I honestly thought we'd turned some kind of corner post-round 23 2017, yet this performance was so similar to that one, that it was all very depressing.

Tediously familiar and bound to hurt us again come seasons end.

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Let's party like it's 2013!

For crying out loud. 

We are all disappointed but there's no need to be heading to the Westgate yet.

 

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17 hours ago, deefella said:

 

8 hours ago, Nasher said:

It's football. Your team disappointing you comes with the territory. Every single team, even whichever team wins the flag, will have moments in the season where they suffer massive disappointment.

And I would have thought this loss, for a Melbourne supporter who got to enjoy the early half of the Bailey era and the entire Neeld era, this one was a pretty moderate pain to endure compared to the past. Despite the overwhelming disappointment, I really enjoyed the actual game of footy.

Hear Hear @Nasher. 184 < 3 - I'd rather lose by 3 points and have cliches thrown at the team such as 'brave' 'honourable' and 'was ours to lose' - than get smashed. As someone rightfully said, 4 points is more meaningful - but so is % as this is a marathon, and we just had a little calf strain.

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15 hours ago, Nasher said:

 Honestly mate, we all want to win a flag and watch our team dominate. The feeling of winning is truly addictive, that's why some people go mad seeking it (see: Australian cricket team). Just don't attach your mental health to this team's success or otherwise you will suck all the fun out of it for yourself.

I know I had a chuckle when Gawn missed.
Wasn't that funny though.

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On 3/26/2018 at 7:02 AM, deefella said:

How many more disappointments can we have before the penny drops and the side decides to be fair dinkum Like Geelong did back in 2006??

Ah, disappointments. The Tigers knew all about the disappointment of narrow losses last year, didn't they?

How many close games did they manage to lose last year? It was a few, and resulted in their more emotional members calling radio talkback in a rage, and cutting up the membership cards.

(They also won the flag).

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My word, there's a lot of teeth-gnashing, woe-is-me, sooky Demons supporters.

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