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12 Long Painful Years Finals - At Last!!

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1 hour ago, jako13 said:

is it wrong to be a 43 year old considering wearing a footy jumper to bed tonight

 

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um. asking for a friend 😂😂

Naah. 68 year old wearing footy scarf totally approves.

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2 hours ago, Big Col said:

We've also had 5 changes of Prime Minister!

Ipads didn't exist.

...and like you I had no children.

This is wild. i'll be a happy man all week.

 

Not sure my 11yo daughter understands the euphoria... as I was reflecting, I figured out that she was at about a 3mth embryonic stage the last time we played finals!

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Should we lose to GWS by a narrow margin how much do Geelong have to win by to leapfrog our percentage? Personally i would love a game at the MCG and avoid GWS at Spotless Stadium.

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2 minutes ago, martin said:

Should we lose to GWS by a narrow margin how much do Geelong have to win by to leapfrog our percentage? Personally i would love a game at the MCG and avoid GWS at Spotless Stadium.

If we win, we're likely to play the cats at the G. That's the best possible outcome given that we've had them covered this year, and we will most certainly be out to seek revenge where it counts.

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2 hours ago, jako13 said:

is it wrong to be a 43 year old considering wearing a footy jumper to bed tonight

 

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um. asking for a friend 😂😂

Nothing wrong with that.

I'm wearing my scarf to work tomorrow :) 

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Posted (edited)

Dean Kent nails it through the big sticks - THE DEMONS ARE HOME!!!

Jump to my feet and huge fist pump of the air -  GO THE MIGHTY DEMONS!!!

Finals 2018 here we come!!  Ohhh yeah.

I thought it was so fitting that some of the guys that steered us home - Jones, Harmes  (life long MFC supporter) and Kent who has also been there since the dark days of 2013 and a somewhat maligned player at times - maligned no more!

Edited by Rodney (Balls) Grinter

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5 minutes ago, RedButMostlyBlue said:

If we win, we're likely to play the cats at the G. That's the best possible outcome given that we've had them covered this year, and we will most certainly be out to seek revenge where it counts.

Totally agree. Love to get the Cats at the 'G. Just looking at the worst case scenario to avoid Giants in Sydney. Need a mathematician do give me an idea of a manageable Geelong victory.

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1 hour ago, Olgreybeard49 said:

Naah. 68 year old wearing footy scarf totally approves.

54 year old... Still wearing jumper & no intention of taking off tonight 👍

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7 minutes ago, Sigil said:

Nothing wrong with that.

I'm wearing my scarf to work tomorrow :) 

Predicted top temperature of 22 degrees C in Brisvagus tomorrow, but just try stopping me from wearing my 2013 membership scarf!

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12 long years! I was 21 at the MCG that night against the Saints. So much has happened since then. But who cares, we’re there!

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2 hours ago, chookrat said:

Not to put a damper on this thread, but if Port does Essendon by around 200 points and we lose to GWS by a similar margin then we wont play finals. Hopefully we will all be able to relax a bit after Friday night. 

Hahaha yeah because 200 point wins and losses are so common. Not even Freo could manage to lose by this much. 

I think we can send the finals booklets out now. 

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Just now, layzie said:

12 long years! I was 21 at the MCG that night against the Saints. So much has happened since then. But who cares, we’re there!

I know. I was thinking tonight that since we played in that final I’ve travelled to 20 plus countries, graduated from university, had 5 jobs, bought a house, moved in with my partner and... watched us lose 12,579 times. 

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I was seriously starting to believe I’d never see another final. Too much [censored] goes wrong too often. So thank [censored] that’s ticked off now. 

I think today was a big monkey off the back for the players, so I don’t think it matters where or who we play. I’m just going to try to enjoy it. 

[censored] yes you Demons. 

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20 minutes ago, Jaded said:

I know. I was thinking tonight that since we played in that final I’ve travelled to 20 plus countries, graduated from university, had 5 jobs, bought a house, moved in with my partner and... watched us lose 12,579 times. 

Wish my rap sheet was a bit more like that. 6 countries, 8 jobs, 6 places of residence, a business degree, a hip arthroscope, a bitter split, a.... oh let’s not go further! 😛

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I was denied the opportunity to watch football from 2004 to 2007. It's been 16 years since I've seen us play in a final.*

*crammed around a small TV at the Central Hotel in Port Douglas back in the days before its redevelopment and you could be in there bare-foot without a shirt and smoking to your heart's (dis)content.

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Due to circumstances beyond my control and some bad timing, despite being an active supporter since the late 90s and a member most of that time, I've never been to a Demon final.

I don't want to be too selfish, so here's the deal - we knock over Geelong at the 'G in the first week then come up and crush Sydney in the semi-final, so I can watch up close and ideally surrounded by the smug nufties who were at the pub the other week! :D

Wait.. that's not actually what I was going to post about. Hmm, oh yeah, just noting that it took 5 years of clawing, scrabbling, grinding, incremental improvement each year to get to this point.

I for one hope that culture of clawing for every tough-earned and seemingly insignifcant gain is now validated and ingrained at the club for a generation.

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1 hour ago, Sigil said:

Nothing wrong with that.

I'm wearing my scarf to work tomorrow :) 

Only your scarf?

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Posted (edited)
57 minutes ago, layzie said:

Wish my rap sheet was a bit more like that. 6 countries, 8 jobs, 6 places of residence, a business degree, a hip arthroscope, a bitter split, a.... oh let’s not go further! 😛

Divorce got you too hey? Don't worry mate you're definitely not the only one!

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Kudos to all those people who backed us to make finals after last week, brother @ding included.

Didn't see even one minute of the game live. Had (mostly) conceded prior to the bounce, and headed out with the lovely wife to meet 4 perfect strangers for dinner for the first time.

Nephew from Perth sent me 50 Viber messages with scores/plays/hopes/wishes.  Pain in the ass (legend actually), but I lived the game through him.

 

Enjoy this fellow Dees fans, as you have never seen a Melbourne team with the potential of this one. Don't underestimate what this could mean in the way of Free Agents also.

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Made it! The culmination of yet another season of hard won incremental improvement. Success by inches. I am SO going to enjoy this September with the DEES in the FINALS!

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Club are probably safe now in sending out details on how to get finals seats.

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2 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Dean Kent nails it through the big sticks - THE DEMONS ARE HOME!!!
 

More than 2 minutes left and only 11 points up...maybe I'm scarred from too many painful losses but even at this stage I was still thinking the Eagles could easily kick two and win by a point.

But when Petracca hit up Melksham 15 metres out, with 1:30 to go, then it was party time!

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I just hope we can go all the way one year soon. It is ageing me rapidly.

Since i started following the Dees in 1964, I've gone from being a boy,  to an old man!

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1 minute ago, doc roet said:

I just hope we can go all the way one year soon. It is ageing me rapidly.

Since i started following the Dees in 1964, I've gone from being a boy,  to an old man!

Poor bastard.

I grew to despise the sight of yellow and brown balloons come September. Will be strange to see the Grand old Flag in the stands in week 1 of the finals.

Will be very interested in watching for any changes to the team mindset next week. Will we sit back and say our job is done, or does the prospect of an imminent final push our list to greater heights?

Next 2 weeks will be compelling viewing. Something very strange for this time of year.

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