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5 hours ago, Cards13 said:

$20 says they get least the same, if not more Friday games than us next year. 

And lets be clear on this. In the crowd Sunday the slight majority were Melbourne supporters considering it was Carlton's home game. This should not be lost on the AFL dolt's. Melbourne's attendance will only grow as the team continues successfully. Our issue with the home games is the quality of the opposition which will not attract huge crowds. I would prefer to see a fair FIXture which gives us home games (including Friday and Sat arvo games) against the larger teams than yearly handouts from the equalization fund.

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1 hour ago, MT64 said:

And lets be clear on this. In the crowd Sunday the slight majority were Melbourne supporters considering it was Carlton's home game. This should not be lost on the AFL dolt's. Melbourne's attendance will only grow as the team continues successfully. Our issue with the home games is the quality of the opposition which will not attract huge crowds. I would prefer to see a fair FIXture which gives us home games (including Friday and Sat arvo games) against the larger teams than yearly handouts from the equalization fund.

Certainly more Dees than Blues at 3/4 time 🤣🤣😋😋

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20 hours ago, Ouch! said:

... and judging from how GWS played against Nth, I don't think the players still at the club are showing the strategy to be a good one either. Sure they have injuries, but they still have exceptional talent on their list that has not had good exposure to AFL footy, and I think is hurting their development.

Having too many first round picks on their list has hurt them in the long run, it has not been good for a lot of young men who would have had good careers at other clubs, instead plenty have been left rotting on the vine.

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14 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

When has he said this, Ive never heard it, he was frozen out by Hird, perhaps he is 'player speaking' as I am told they do

Besides which I have had a few chats to people in the Club and was told what I said, we were looking as a midfielder originally, but with an oversupply, the fwd option was taken, except nobody can remember whose idea it wad

"I've played in all positions, mainly due to (not) finding one myself which I really did well in," Melksham said on Wednesday.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-14/all-out-attack-is-right-for-versatile-demon

We recruited him as a half back, not a midfielder. 

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42 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

"I've played in all positions, mainly due to (not) finding one myself which I really did well in," Melksham said on Wednesday.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-14/all-out-attack-is-right-for-versatile-demon

We recruited him as a half back, not a midfielder. 

Check mate! :roos:

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Watched the replay last night.

snorted when Hibbo went to throw  the ball back to the boundary umpire in the third as he was running back to set up and threw it into Lamb’s face (and then the subsequent smirk - gold)

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1 hour ago, Watts the matter said:

"I've played in all positions, mainly due to (not) finding one myself which I really did well in," Melksham said on Wednesday.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-14/all-out-attack-is-right-for-versatile-demon

We recruited him as a half back, not a midfielder. 

Yep, this is spot on.

In his last year at Essendon he played across half back and we recruited him with this in mind.  It didn't work out and we made the change for the better.

Saty won't admit he's wrong though, so I wouldn't hold your breath.

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29 minutes ago, small but forward said:

Watched the replay last night.

snorted when Hibbo went to throw  the ball back to the boundary umpire in the third as he was running back to set up and threw it into Lamb’s face (and then the subsequent smirk - gold)

And the ump was right there who basically condoned it because of the flogger Lamb is. Bet he was thinking fair play, Mr Hibberd..

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I'm currently in a remote area of NSW, and 20 kms from the nearest internet coverage. Yesterday I drove the 40 kms (round trip) to enjoy the post-match frenzy on Demonland, only to get caught up in the damn Telstra outages.  Another 40 kms this morning, and I finally get to 'feel' the excitement of fellow Demonlanders.  The iPad is now down from 100% to 15% .......... that's how much I enjoyed it.  Well done guys and gals!  Go Dees!

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5 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

Having too many first round picks on their list has hurt them in the long run, it has not been good for a lot of young men who would have had good careers at other clubs, instead plenty have been left rotting on the vine.

I hope the Greatest Waste of Space club withers on the vine and dies. It was a terrible idea to start another club de novo  in Sydney where most people are only interested in rugby league, including the mass media. All those early draft picks we could have had... Plus they stole $cully from us to add insult to injury. Drop dead GWS!!!!

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3 minutes ago, President Dee Trump said:

I hope the Greatest Waste of Space club withers on the vine and dies. It was a terrible idea to start another club de novo  in Sydney where most people are only interested in rugby league, including the mass media. All those early draft picks we could have had... Plus they stole $cully from us to add insult to injury. Drop dead GWS!!!!

We should all be thankful they have held on to Leon Cameron for so long.

They'd have a flag or two already with a high calibre coach.

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Bloody hell @Deeoldfart Where do you live? The set of Deliverance?

As my father in law got me tickets for the Nagoya Grampus soccer game (who are absolutely poo this year), I missed out on the game but checked the scores on my phone.

I watched the relay of the final quarter when I got home. There were two things that I observed (not much of real insight as the game was in blowout territory by that stage).

The first was the irony that our greatest ever win against Carlton came with us in the disco blue strip. How many older Demons get PTSD thinking about the old days wearing that jumper and Carlton giving us a pantsing?

The second thing I noticed was Carlton itself. I think they, like us in 2009-2013, have over corrected. Commentators have come out and said they need to land a decent senior player in the next trade period and they aren't wrong. The quality of senior experience that has walked out of that joint in 5 years would make your hair turn white if you were a Bagger. Had they kept a lot of the players they let go, they would be close to a premiership caliber team.

Instead they have gone down the kids only route for new recruits (like we did) and it's becoming counter productive. The kids are actually going backwards as they have little to no protection (see Jacob Weitering and Jack Silvagni).

 

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4 hours ago, small but forward said:

Watched the replay last night.

snorted when Hibbo went to throw  the ball back to the boundary umpire in the third as he was running back to set up and threw it into Lamb’s face (and then the subsequent smirk - gold)

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9 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

He didn’t look happy when playing. I have a feeling he is really on the outer. Doubt he will be a Dee next year. 

Is that a long bow @chook fowler or do you have some black ops intel? Just cause he’s got some emotions? 

Edited by Danelska

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6 hours ago, Delusional Dee said:

Tyson doesn't look happy in the background 😐

http://m.melbournefc.com.au/video/2018-05-20/team-song-melbourne

He probably thought he's been hard done by.

He's currently being overtaken by kids.  As is Garlett.

4 hours ago, Deeoldfart said:

I'm currently in a remote area of NSW, and 20 kms from the nearest internet coverage. Yesterday I drove the 40 kms (round trip) to enjoy the post-match frenzy on Demonland, only to get caught up in the damn Telstra outages.  Another 40 kms this morning, and I finally get to 'feel' the excitement of fellow Demonlanders.  The iPad is now down from 100% to 15% .......... that's how much I enjoyed it.  Well done guys and gals!  Go Dees!

well done you O F.

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10 minutes ago, Danelska said:

Is that a long bow @chook fowler or do you have some black ops intel? Just cause he’s got some emotions? 

No intel but have been watching his body language. Doesn’t look to be a happy camper. Could be that he is down on himself. I hope he lifts.

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7 minutes ago, Danelska said:

Is that a long bow @chook fowler or do you have some black ops intel? Just cause he’s got some emotions? 

Reading the tea leaves as one does i dont think it too long a bow to suggest ..well ..1...some familar names won't be so familiar at seasons end...and 2 ...as a result they'll either look around....or be shopped...or have enquiries made of them.

Some that might have been on our best 22 lists at seasons start may struggle to find a spot.

Are they happy to be depth... play the Magoos with occasional elevation....or....

Do they stay or do they go ?

Going to be some surprises...for some.

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On 5/21/2018 at 4:01 PM, mauriesy said:

How much does he think TMac would sign for? Peanuts?

They were talking about it again today on SEN. The figure that was being thrown around was 700k.

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23 hours ago, Mister Ed said:

The last 6 quarters have seen us outscore our opponents by 150 points.

I heard something somewhere about last winning the last 14 quarters in a row and that that hasnt been done for a long time....

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1 hour ago, DV8 said:

He probably thought he's been hard done by.

He's currently being overtaken by kids.  As is Garlett.

This is where we want to be as a club. No gifted games, even players who would walk into the 22 in half the other teams have to work their guts out to get a game. Go Demons!

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Gawn tap to Jones set plays have popped up in the last few weeks. Jones plenty of space runs around the ruck constest out the back and Gawn tap into the bread basket.

Great to see.

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