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  1. 18 points
    I’m also hoping Hunt becomes a regular again in the 22. Question to everyone, where would Hunt suit us best? Imo, after reading training reports and observing a session last week a spot in defence is there for him to cement. We all remember his dash and carry over the last few years, but with the 6-6-6 rule in place now you’ll need to back your player’s ability to win the one on one should you lose the centre square clearance and the ball comes swiftly into your defensive 50. He has the pace to close down an opponent, his leap isn’t bad at all so he can spoil and as you stated he’s added muscle over the summer. He could find it a lot easier picking up one of his spoils and dashing out of defence with less numbers in front of him now. I mainly watched the defensive drills last week and most of them consisted of practising for the above scenario. Ball would come in rapidly to a man and the objective was just to kill the contest ASAP. Hunt was like a wild beast trying to get to the ball before his opponent marked it. If that wasn’t enough of a workout, the coaches kept Hunt and Jetta out on Goschs well after everyone headed to the showers. They were standing in the goalsquare and repeatedly had the ball thrown up in the air and the sole objective was just to spoil the ball to the boundary. The coach’s directive was loud and clear. Make sure that ball is dead after it comes in quickly to enable us to get our numbers back, set-up and back our strength of winning the clearance. Apologies for the long-winded post, but this is the kind of stuff that interests me and hopefully other members on here whenever I get a chance to observe a session.
  2. 12 points
  3. 12 points
    This is a pic from friday. To think some peanuts on here actually think hes still carrying puppy fat or is carrying too much weight. He is an absolute ripping nick! Just shows how hard he has been workinh on his fitness on and off field.
  4. 11 points
  5. 7 points
    He’s a player. You can be a flash in the pan and get on the end of a few every now and then but, that EF against Geelong, he showed he has all the tricks a great key forward needs to have. Strong marks. Crunching tackles. Repeat efforts. Well timed bumps (Dangerflog) Sweet kicking action. Etc. As long he stays fit and has great pre-season, I’m confident the Weid will be even more valuable than Hogan.
  6. 5 points
    To give credit to the photographer, if anyone on here is a Facebook user, this lady is a volunteer photographer for the AFL and captured some fantastic shots (over 250) of the boys last Friday. Here’s a link to her page.
  7. 5 points
  8. 5 points
    He was training his guts out on Monday in the heat and slotting quite a few on the run...
  9. 4 points
    I was looking after a mates car while he was in Europe for 6 months and after about 8 weeks it broke down right outside The Planet. I just left it there till my friend came back. It was a very recognizable car and when he returned from OS a lot of people who didn't know he had gone, questioned him about how much time he was spending at the Planet. He wasn't very happy.
  10. 4 points
  11. 3 points
    Apologies as I'm technically illiterate, but can a fellow Dlander run me through the process on blocking other users. There's one I need to put on ignore asap
  12. 3 points
    Did the umpires take turns at putting blindfolds on?
  13. 3 points
    I think a lot of it is culture. Remember that some peanut supporters of ours were singing Tigerland after McMahon's goal and that the club held a function to celebrate the fact that we had gotten two priority picks. Even in Roosy's first year, some were suggesting that we intentionally finish last when it was clear that we were going to finish bottom four so we could get the number one pick. Thank the big pixie in the sky that Roosy came and said the following: “Tanking has put the club where it is. If we want to be in the same position in eight years, then I will tank because we’re seven years down the path and we have not recovered as a club from that era.” From that point, used car salesman like schemes and quick fixes were out the window and supporters' and administrators' expectations were adjusted accordingly.
  14. 3 points
    E-nuff of this 'nuff talk' as it leads to nuffin. Fairy nuff?
  15. 3 points
    Not saying that the 09 list is anywhere near as good as this year, WJ. Just think it wasn't all bad.
  16. 3 points
    As much as I don't hold anything like the same sort of grudge agains Hoges as I do against that little [censored] $cully, I really do hope we smash Freo this game and send a strong message to Hoges for the sake of any others that might want to jump ship. I'd prefer no uncalled for boooing (though I'm sure there will be some), but just for the MFC to turn up and put on a display of force that Jesse will remember and make him think about what he has walked away from over on the East Coast. ...and at the end of the game when Steve May shakes Jesse's hand, he won't just be saying thanks for the game, he will be saying thanks for this opportunity.
  17. 2 points
    Great Video about Jake's recovery, showing some of the exercises just arrived on my phone - Melb App Access all Areas
  18. 2 points
    @Rodney (Balls) Grinter I will say this though - Omacs form early in the season can be attributed to jake lever covering the space omacs man was leading to. I thought omac got more exposed with lever gone and that’s where my original came comment came from. Hibbo and nev are wonderful but they can’t do it all. Other than that we’re basically singing from the same sheet of music I think.
  19. 2 points
    Good thread and nice to see so many positive posts so far this year...
  20. 2 points
    Love that match up, ultimate one-on-one. Wonder who would have the upper hand? Nev by a whisker perhaps? Brilliant photo Dazzle, thanks
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    Notice Jamie Kah is riding winners in Melbourne now inc 15/1 shot today. May pay to follow.
  23. 2 points
    I hope he just... plays his role early. Just bring other teammates into the game by protecting their access to the footy, in air or at ground level, and collect a few possessions. I won't judge him on his scorecards at all... in the first half of season. Just be a strong team player...
  24. 2 points
    Best Bet Strike Rate 75: 29 - 12 - 11 Australian Group & Listed Races Next weekend we get to see the 2yo's in the Blue Diamond Preview's as well as a few Listed Stakes races from Caulfield & Randwick - a precursor to the Autumn per se. And in less than a month we'll see the great mare Winx running around in the Apollo Stakes.
  25. 2 points
    Compared to previous seasons i've never been more excited for the next one to start.
  26. 2 points
    While he has a long way to go, what I really admire about the Weid is his willingness to chase, tackle and be a giver rather than a receiver. Has a big big future I think.
  27. 2 points
    This aspect of his game has always been a strength - just the bloke to regularly take that ball out of the backline in 2019 - if it can ever penetrate near the last line of defence - with our threatening forward line running berserk into spaces or midfielders doing their flat-out run and possession routines nearing the goalmouth. This team offers so much ... like tanks on the battlefield ... clearing riff-raff, penetrating deeply, controlling direction and approach, sheltering the forward eschelons like assault pioneers ... can't wait ...
  28. 2 points
    Just need to get 80,000 Demons supporters to the MCG every week and make it a cauldron like the Eagles have over there - seems to work for them. They who booos the loudest wins the most dodgy free kicks!
  29. 2 points
    Harmes is no slouch either! Hopefully Hunt can stay fit and build on his early career form. He looks to have put on some muscle in the upper body over summer. He could become a serious weapon for us, and is probably the player I'm most excited to see in 2019.
  30. 2 points
    Going by the photo, he's only kissing with a closed mouth and isn't dedicated enough. Not 100% committed..................................He's gone.
  31. 1 point
    I remember being at that match with a Richmond supporting mate and laughing loudly at the stupidity of it all
  32. 1 point
    Rams 31 Saints 23 Pats 27 Chiefs 20
  33. 1 point
    Are we creaming up to the umpiring fraternity so that the terror of the 'white maggot syndrome' does not interrupt our very successful coming season - particularly against the Filth?
  34. 1 point
    Wow, 15 years without a finals win. Even with our dark days we have won a few since then. Essendope are a joke!
  35. 1 point
    It certainly is a binary world: Demon supporters, and 'others'!
  36. 1 point
    Early 20’s and cashed up doing FIFO. Probably 80% of their clientele.
  37. 1 point
    Thanks. Demonland is a fantastic site and we're lucky to have it, but the amount of nuffies on here is incredible.
  38. 1 point
    It would be a bit of a marketing fail to open a brothel in the area wouldn't it. ...or conversely is that how the area got it's name originally. Along similar lines, there is the locally based business 'Cockburn Cement' - an early version of viagra for when you've had a big night on the nest, but just need to keep powering on! ...perhaps?
  39. 1 point
    There has been a petition going around to get the ref changed from the Rams game as we are 0-8 with him in charge 🤣
  40. 1 point
    Lever’s & May’s additions to the backline are the reason I think Jordan Lewis will play <10 games in 2019, maybe as few as 5. He shifted into Lever’s role as an intercept defender, but if Lever is back to fill this role, where do we shift Lewis to? He shuffled around like he was wearing gumboots as it was, but just can’t see him managing to perform in a role where he doesn’t zone off.
  41. 1 point
    He knows how important his role is going to be....
  42. 1 point
    Pretty good sign for the future that he polled the most coaches votes in front of 90,000 people in his 20th game of footy. I’m not convinced he’ll have an epic 2019 (say 40+ goals) but as long as he shows incremental improvement, then I think we’ve got a pretty serious centre half forward on our hands.
  43. 1 point
    Bet you didn't say that when Jacko did it and that was incestuous.
  44. 1 point
    No, but did a full rehab session, they work just as hard Another good session today, lots of work with quick ball movement Garlett was very good today as was Hibberd One of the new guys burnt Lewis in one of the ball movement drills, a quick quiet word, good to see There was lots of banter and laughter today, but the drills were slick Harmes, who is no slouch, was doing a a bit of one on one with Hunt, Hunt just used his zip to break free, after about six goes, Harmes out loud 'he's just too quick' to everybody's amusement
  45. 1 point
    I checked with Trac, playing weight 110kg, might not be a serious answer
  46. 1 point
    Ribbish. It would have been more remarkable if we had not have been injured and we went through the season practically major injury free. It's not like our backline is total rubish without Lever and May. More than enough capability to hold things together between Hibbo, Nev, Salem and even guys like Oscar and Frosty proved they can provide solid defensive options. If we had got desperate, we could have thrown T Mac back there and as it was, I think Max Gawn provided any additional coverage in the air we might have needed. Most teams in the comp would be pretty envious of our backline without Lever and May, but having them there gives us so much depth back there now it's not funny. Competition for spots will be fierce and guys like Hore and Lewis will have there job cut out for them getting a game, but that's a great thing because players so often get injured and fall out of form.
  47. 1 point
    A new one: And an old one, but history keeps repeating itself:
  48. 1 point
    I wish Max would kiss me like that.
  49. 1 point
    At least he’s working on the man-on-man defensive side of his game.
  50. 1 point
    R14 May vs. Hogan at the 'G'. The second time the Dockers play at the "G" for the season and the last time they at that venue for the season.
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