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  1. 12 points
    Wow. The star pulling power that Demonland has is impressive. I noticed that Maxy also gave Demonland a bit of a shout out in his B&F speach. That these players and officials of standing keep rocking up to give interviews is a real credit to the manner in which the moderators and administrators at Demonland run the forum. Well done guys.
  2. 8 points
    This is from Bernie https://www.playersvoice.com.au/bernie-vince-beginning-not-end/2/ A great read. My two favourite parts are: the section on RISE OF THE DEES where he reflects on how things changed from when he arrrived. when he told teammates he was retiring: "Michael Hibberd didn’t make it any easier. He was crying in the front row the whole time I was addressing the boys. I was looking at him thinking, ‘Mate, are you walking away as well?’ The boys joked that he was only crying because he was losing his drinking partner...But it was lovely. It will stay with me forever". That Bernie and Hibberd played together for only two seasons speaks volumes about the comradeship built among the players. Bernie's love for the dees really comes across. He is another player who came to us when we were a basket case and ploughed thru the tough times and gave his all. Love everything about Bernie! Will miss him but glad there are plans to keep him around the club.
  3. 7 points
    Finished 4th in the 2018 B&F in a great year for the club. Clearly the FD still rate him. Explain that to me? One injury to the starting midfield of Oliver, Viney, Brayshaw, Harmes and he's straight in there. He has challenges ahead to adapt to a new role on the wing and probably half-forward but he's too good not to be in the 22. He's be in any club's best 22. The FD will find a way to use his talents and he'll need to rise to the challenge of adapting to his new role. If he can adapt to a new role there's no reason he can't play 2-3 more years - he has been incredibly durable.
  4. 6 points
    Frost before Omac for me. Frost was in the top 5 one on one defenders in the AFL in 2018, losing only 17.6% of contests. Omac was just above average losing 26.7% of contests. FYI, Lever was ranked 2nd in the league at 15.4% and May around 10th at 21.4%. Our one on one defending was good last year and will be better in 2019. Your welcome to quote the actual stats to jnrmac 🙂 My crystal ball prediction is we'll have a bad loss at some stage in 2019 when our forwards and mids are not defensively switched on, and demonland will go into meltdown over how bad our one on one defending is.....
  5. 6 points
    Now it’s all over I hope on a human level he can find some peace and the club kicks on to bigger and better things. I find I am less sentimental as I get older but will always have a bit of a soft spot for Hogan. He was a key component in our rebuild towards becoming a force again. If we do reach the ultimate success sooner rather than later he will deserve some credit for taking an awful lot on his shoulders as a young man for our club and not breaking as others who came beforehand did. Good luck to him and he’ll always be welcome back in my eyes.
  6. 5 points
    Frost was good on Hawkins in the Elimination final, the times that Hawkins marked it were classic lapses by other players failing to fill the hole directly between Hawkins and the kicker. No KPD could've stopped that - it's another illustration of how up field pressure and positioning is key to defensive success.
  7. 4 points
    http://m.afl.com.au/stats/stats-pro#/ Definitely Omac was getting the key defender until after our Geelong game when Frost went in front of him and got Buddy, Hawkins, Kennedy, Walker etc and yes a large part of it is our forward and mid pressure improved which IMO is the key to us being genuine flag contenders. But in that period Omac was getting the second forward so would have also had improved stats. Omac and Frost will both be in the 22 next year until Lever comes back in and it probably comes down to who is in better form at the time. Good position to be in compared to the issues we had when Lever went down this year.
  8. 3 points
    That is what I said. I don't think he'd be amongst the centre mids unless two or more were injured. So he plays if there are injuries... He has been durable, absolutely. But the cliff comes quickly and there were certainly signs this year that he struggled to adapt to a new position. You're absolutely right that the FD clearly still rates him, because he's a consistent performer. The problem is our kids have gone past him and he's now become a make-shift wingman, which, like Tyson, doesn't suit him. I'm not convinced he can play half forward either, otherwise we'd have probably tried him there already, which we've resisted. It'll be interesting to see where they look to play him in 2019. No doubt, we'll get some sense as pre season gets under way. But I hope we treat him carefully for cultural reasons, because as MFC supporters, we know what a slippery slope that can be. I will say though that if we're challenging for a flag in 2020, I can't see Jones being a major part of that challenge. It'd be a coup for loyalty though if he was there to lift the cup.
  9. 3 points
    I can't see us looking at Menzel. AFL coaches know the major source of scoring by far is turnovers. Any forward who doesn't apply forward 50 pressure and create turnovers is a liability. Menzel has never showed anything defensively despite probably being roasted about it by Scott. Not even a depth player. Both Smiths would get a run in the forward line by Goody before Menzel.
  10. 3 points
  11. 2 points
    I don't understand where you get the idea that Frost is too unreliable for diposal from the stats presented. Disposal efficiency is only 5% different between them and 0.6 clangers per game. I'd also like to see how that comparison would stack up for the second half of the year, when the stats might be reversed as I recall Frosty tidying up his disposal and decision making considerably. The other minor thing of note is that Frost actually registered in the stats for score involvement, where as O Mac didn't. Stacks up perfectly to me as I distinctly remember several great passages of play that were started by Frost deep in defense that went pretty much coast to coast and through the big ones. The most memorable were against GWS and that awsome torpe from full back against the Hawks. The stat comparison I'd like to see is meters gained @Watson11 - any chance you could pull out that stat. Anyway Binman, I agree with you regards Oscar still being the junior player and potentially still with further physical and game development in him, which I'm really hoping for. I quite like O Mac as well and I'm hoping that he matures into a player of similar quality and physical strength as big brother Tommy and it's a good position to be in for the MFC to have some decient backline depth. Main point for me is that I'm a little suprised how almost all the media seem to have O Mac ahead of Frost, when both it's such a close run thing and everyone seemed to acknowledge at the time how good Frosty was at the end of the year. I'm not reading too much into anything for any of our players that game against Westcoast and probably particularly not the backline ones, it's hard to single any one player out when so many made such poor mistakes - you could say Brayshaw is a dud based on that one performance, but you'd be wrong.
  12. 2 points
    Bumped into the big fella today, still looked unhappy. Maybe it wasn’t us after all.
  13. 2 points
    Please tell him to stay until we've at least won three flags. He seems like a bloody good footy boss.
  14. 2 points
    Matthew [censored] was a [censored] player
  15. 2 points
    I see Josh's role overseeing the football department mainly broken down in 4 areas: Coaching, medical/fitness, list management and culture. Shorting of asking Josh to explain his own role I have a number of questions based on what I think is important. Coaching: Does the club have a kicking coach? If not why not? Medical/fitness: Repeated foot injuries, what's the plan? Has it been reviewed? List management: I don't have a question here, whilst I think there's still work to do I'd give the team a tick on this one! Culture: How are the players, staff and fans embracing success and what's the plan to embrace it whilst not getting ahead of themselves?
  16. 2 points
    Not a question but could you get @picket fence to conduct the interview?
  17. 2 points
    Classic. I could actually imagine mark neeld, saying to a brand new recruit, yet to a play a game: 'you have done nothing for this club, zero, nada, ZILCH. You need to lift your game and harden the truck up'
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    The reason why the AFL introduced the mid season draft was to replace the underperforming AFLX players
  20. 2 points
    Our form at the end of the season was fantastic excluding our last match. So our success was celebrated and seen as a harbinger of further success in 2019. Lets hope we are not getting ahead of ourselves. To maintain all the good will bestowed on the Club at the end of the season, we need above all else, sustained success for a considerable period of time. And we have to avoid the peaks and troughs of the competition. Become Hawthorn like. We look to have set this up but coaches and players need to retain the hunger. We must never underestimate the competition or how circumstances or environment can impact on a club. So great signs, but sustained success with a flag is what we must achieve.
  21. 2 points
    I agree with the wisdom of waiting a couple of seasons to rate a trade period. And given that, if we were to rate our trade efforts of 2015, 2016 & 2017 now, did we trade well..? Id say yes, and that gives me confidence that this years trade period will also bare quality fruit.
  22. 2 points
    The gift that keeps on giving. 👍👍👍👍👍👍
  23. 1 point
    Irving Mosquito... he can buzz off!
  24. 1 point
    I will look out for it on Sunday DZ ... as well as that race the $200k Sale Cup looks an interesting race with DK Weir having a couple of runners including 'Plein Ceil' which would have to be a decent show. In other news 'Latrobe' is out of the Melbourne Cup and will instead run in the $2Million McKinnon Stakes on the last day of the 4 day Carnival. Decent prizemoney for a alternate race hey? Would Winx run in the McKinnon? Anyway, read more at ... RacingPost.com
  25. 1 point
    Don't know about that but our percentage after Gillies' two games was 28.39 % Surely that's a record !
  26. 1 point
    Is that Spargo on the left or a kid about to graffiti a train?
  27. 1 point
    G’day Macca. There’s a strong chance the horse will be scratched tomorrow. They will go like last week’s pay in this 955m dash and being drawn in the middle might present some difficulties in terms of where to settle the horse. Not an ideal first-up race. Too much pressure I believe. ‘El’ has also accepted at Sale in the last race on Sunday. This presents a better first-up assignment, less pressure and a bigger track. Prize money is obviously much better tomorrow night but the aim is to have him firing for the whole campaign. Edit: They weren’t expecting to make the Moonee Valley field with the low rating but when they did it would’ve generated some strong discussion for the best and most logical option.
  28. 1 point
    If we're recruiting for depth then I would recruit Goddard of the Brendan variety. Probably the best depth of the delisted's but I'm not sure anyone will touch him and I'm not saying we should. ...but if it's depth we were looking for then he would be handy as he can cover back, forward and mid...and is still a much better player than any of the other delisted players. I'm not sure Goody is looking for depth.
  29. 1 point
    Sorry but some AFL coaches will disagree with this.
  30. 1 point
    Best Bet Saturday Moonee Valley Race 9 No.4 Avilius $2.70 (Place Only) Assuming all 8 horses start in the race.
  31. 1 point
    Interesting, there are some names there like Membrey and Roberton who would've been traded but the deals didn't really work so the clubs let them walk as delisted players. Same for some of the veterans for which delisted is a little harsh. Good teams in the Hawks and Swans have found value with Simpkin, Laidler and Henderson. We just have to find the right guy if there's one out there for us.
  32. 1 point
    Rance's guide apparently went home and told all his family the Australians have a new way to exchange pleasantries. You reach for the handshake, and at the moment there's contact you throw yourself backwards and to the ground, rolling around grabbing yourself. It'll be all over China soon.
  33. 1 point
    I also missed Tom Medhat as Freo next gen player.
  34. 1 point
    Well done Demonland admins. As a suggestion can send J-Money the link to the Jesse Hogan Trading thread as prereading for the interview and for him to pick his favourite 'mean tweets' to read aloud during the podcast?
  35. 1 point
    Jack Watts-Biffen Jnr. The kids output is astounding.
  36. 1 point
    Apparently he likes to be referred to as J-Money.
  37. 1 point
    I like them as well Surprised to find that I really enjoy Tony Romo as a commentator
  38. 1 point
    Stressing 'in the past' No no and no Spargo is/was in Garlett's 'spot' Garlett is certainly not cooked but knows what lays ahead of him to get his spot back
  39. 1 point
    Some decent veterans there, such as Daniel Cross and James Kelly. Simpkin got a premiership with the Hawks and Hambling for the Bullies. Membrey was a good pick-up for the Saints, as was Robinson for Brissy and Barlow offered something for the GC. After that... the cupboard is a bit bare... 2012: Jonathan Simpkin 1 November 2012 Delisted Geelong Hawthorn None [22] Tom Gillies 13 November 2012 Delisted Geelong Melbourne None [23] Dylan Roberton 30 November 2012 Delisted Fremantle St Kilda None [24] Nick Lower 3 December 2012 Delisted Fremantle Western Bulldogs None 2013: Daniel Cross 1 November Delisted Western Bulldogs Melbourne [9] Jeremy Laidler 1 November Delisted Carlton Sydney [9] Luke McGuane 4 November Delisted Richmond Brisbane Lions [10] Dylan Addison 7 November Delisted Western Bulldogs Greater Western Sydney [11] Tony Armstrong 7 November Delisted Sydney Collingwood [11] Robin Nahas 8 November Delisted Richmond North Melbourne [11] Aidan Riley 11 November Delisted Adelaide Melbourne [12] Tom Derickx 18 November Delisted Richmond Sydney [13] 2014: Taylor Hunt 2 November 2014 Delisted Geelong Richmond None [11][12] Tim Membrey 5 November 2014 Delisted Sydney St Kilda None [13] Joel Hamling 2 November 2014 Delisted Geelong Western Bulldogs None [14] Sam Blease 3 November 2014 Delisted Melbourne Geelong None [15] Mitch Robinson 3 November 2014 Delisted Carlton Brisbane Lions None [16] Ben Newton 5 November 2014 Delisted Port Adelaide Melbourne None [17] Matthew [censored] 5 November 2014 Delisted Sydney Carlton None [18] 2015: Andrew Moore 6 November 2015 Delisted Port Adelaide Richmond None [8] Jarrad Grant 6 November 2015 Delisted Western Bulldogs Gold Coast None [9] Daniel Gorringe 9 November 2015 Delisted Gold Coast Carlton None [10] Matthew Wright 26 November 2015 Delisted Adelaide Carlton None [11] 2016: James Kelly 4 November 2016 Delisted Essendon Essendon N/A [52] Matt Dea 4 November 2016 Delisted Essendon Essendon N/A [52] Michael Barlow 8 November 2016 Delisted Fremantle Gold Coast N/A [53] Ricky Henderson 8 November 2016 Delisted Adelaide Hawthorn N/A [54] Josh Green 15 November 2016 Delisted Brisbane Lions Essendon N/A [55] 2017: Alex Morgan 1 November 2017 Delisted Essendon North Melbourne N/A [46] Aaron Mullett 1 November 2017 Delisted North Melbourne Carlton N/A [47] Lachlan Keeffe 2 November 2017 Delisted Collingwood Greater Western Sydney N/A [48] Trent McKenzie 2 November 2017 Delisted Gold Coast Port Adelaide N/A [49] Jack Trengove 3 November 2017 Delisted Melbourne Port Adelaide N/A [50]
  40. 1 point
    Yes, you're right about the elimination final - i had somehow (perhaps conveniently) forgotten that. Pretty sure Omac got Roughehaed, but he is certainly not the power he was was and is pretty slow thses days which suits Omac. You are spot on though as we now have a big group of defenders, across multiple roles, to choose from. it was great to hear may talk about being keen to be part of an elite back line.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Except at the end of the year when Frost was getting the best forward (Hawkins, Franklin, Kennedy, Roughead...).
  43. 1 point
    Agreed Adam, sensible comments as always. Agree with your nominations.. Lever, is impressive even captaincy material. However, I think 4 or 5 are enough in the group. I would allow May to get a season under his belt and probably Lever.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    I agree on Jones too. I want to see him win a flag and get to 300 games. I reckon we have to win it in 2019 otherwise he won’t be a part of it. 300 games could also be a bridge too far.
  46. 1 point
    Well, Richmond didn't actually "trade" for Lynch, they just got him as a FA. Hardly a matter of skill.
  47. 1 point
    Mongrel is a quaint term but a good label for a footy side determined for success. A few quieter mongrels exist in Viney, AVB, Trac, Hibberd, Maynard, the Jet and to a lesser degree these days, Chunk. Nice, 'aint it?
  48. 1 point
    ... at least get 4-5 solid pages of meltdowns in 'is Goodwin the right guy' thread.
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    Not exactly silverware but it's still a kind of ware.
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