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  1. If My maths/eyesight is correct: Red 10 Goals Blue 9 Goals Red Goakickers: 4 Melksham, 2 Fritsch, 1 Bennell, Hanna, Hunt, Pickett Blue Goalkickers: 3 Brown, 2 Spargo, 1 Bedford, Jordan, C Wagner, Neal-Bullen Happy to be corrected if someone saw these differently Concerningly no goals to Tommy Mac or Weeds
  2. Does Jones account for 280 or so of our games tally, out of 361? The whole injuries and being on the fringes of the best 22 changes dramatically this year. No longer can you impress selectors with repeated bogs on the frozen tundras of Casey fields, nor can you ease back from a long term injury getting match fitness into the legs whilst battling the hurricanes down there. Makes the selectors job all the more difficult, probably means training intensity will be consistently high as players try and out train their selection rivals.
  3. It took nearly all of the first quarter for the subcontractors to setup the portaloos on the basketball courts, so I'm not surprised there was also no food options available. The wind did seem to be affecting goalkicking a fair bit, so norths more accurate return was not a surprise given they train there every day. Was great to see the likes of Jimmy Munro give a chance to run around with the senior demons at this time of the year, I thought he was pretty handy. By the last quarter the whole Casey contingent were out there, and north started getting slightly back into the contest. Ed Langdons mode of transport to the game was his push bike, we almost side swiped him in the car and added him to the injury list. Dom Tyson had as very Dom Tyson-esque game, great at moving through heavy traffic but still very slow on the outside. Fritsch is a lock as a leading forward pocket for round 1, his class when he has the ball in hand is a joy to watch, he almost got knocked out about 3 times yesterday going for big pack marks too
  4. Saw him in the stands with a bandage on his right knee
  5. DemonDave

    NFL

    Niners 27- Chiefs 20
  6. Had no idea there were so many other Niners fans on here! The turnaround this year has been fantastic to watch, they've built this team from the ground up starting with the defensive line, Bosa, Armstead, Thomas & Buckner in the draft and adding Ford this year has been huge. I'll be wearing my Jerry Rice jersey and heading to highpoint hotel
  7. DemonDave

    NFL

    Phew! Thought we took the foot off for a while in the 2nd half, Rogers started finding his rhythm, luckily that superb first half from Mosert gave us enough scoreboard space. Bring on the chiefs!
  8. DemonDave

    NFL

    Texans 13 v chiefs 24 Packers 17 v 49ers 21
  9. DemonDave

    NFL

    That Texans-Chiefs game sure was crazy! I left for work with Houston up by 3 TDs and it wasnt even quarter time. Not a lot of composed defence for a playoff game, although I've only seen the highlights post quartertime. Reminds me of the regular season shootout with between Niners and Saints in week 14, we ran out winners 48-46, it was great to watch a high scoring match but not great from your teams defensive perspective. Thought the Titans played surprisingly very well, worry for Lamar Jackson now that he's had stinkers two years in a row in the playoffs, admittedly I dont think I've seen a full game from the Ravens this year but its hard to believe he's the raging MVP favourite based on some of those throws on Sunday. Thought the Seahawks had all the second half momentum, but time ran out for them. That Jimmy Graham (an ex-Seahawk, oh the irony!) lunge definitely looked short to my eyes, but it was pleasing seeing Pete Carroll lose his nut. Jimmy G was surprisingly circumspect with his arm against the Vikings, but with the 3 pronged running attack gaining yards at will, I guess there was no need. I can barely recall Kittle or Sanders making a catch of any considerable yardage. Defence was as strong as its looked roster and score-wise since the first half of the year when Dee Ford and Kwon Alexander were last fit. Two interesting matchups then, I dont think the Niners will have it as easy as they did last time against the Pack when Rodgers had one of the least effectual games I've seen him play against pass rush. Home field advantage and my inherent bias says Niners. I cant see Mahones and co being stopped after their demolition job this past weekend, I'm still struggling to comprehend how a Ryan Tannehill lead team are playing so dang well. Chiefs by plenty.
  10. DemonDave

    NFL

    Vikings 17 49ers 21 Titans 31 Ravens 45 Texans 10 chiefs 31 Seahawks 17 Packers 20
  11. DemonDave

    NFL

    Bills 14 v Texans 24 Titans 21 v patriots 31 Vikings 33 v Saints 42 Seahawks 19 v Eagles 10
  12. DemonDave

    NFL

    I missed the regular season this year but will give it a crack!
  13. Jordon was still on for the 2nd half, was quite heavily rotated through the bench though so may have had a niggle. At times in the 2nd and 3rd quarters it looked like Richmond had a heavy tag on Stretch which was interesting, I thought he worked into the game very well with his workrate getting him to many contests. Losing Munro was massive, he's been our best player all year. Josh Wagner attended several bounces in the centre square in the 3rd quarter which I can't remember seeing before. Lockhart by his standards was very quiet. We squandered two dubious free kicks inside 50 and a 50 metre penalty against Menadue, all 3 shots were sodas that we missed, particularly White's who is normally a good kick for goal. This killed all the momentum we had in that 3rd quarter and it was only a matter of time before their senior listed players overran us. Marty Hore's game was incredible, his intercept marking and reading of the play which is his best asset came to the fore, easily BOG and if he's not selected for the AFL need week I'd be amazed.
  14. How many cheap hits did he dish out to Jimmy Munro today? To top it off for Steven, Munro ended up with 29 touches, 8 tackles, double figure clearances and 9 inside 50s, BOG yet again from Jimmy Munro, he's really having another superb season
  15. KK played on one wing, JKH the other, they both had very slow starts barely sighted in the first quarter. JKH was the spark for the team in the 2nd quarter to get them going, he would've had double figure possessions in that quarter alone. After that he was only serviceable, same as KK was only just a game from him. Lewis was BOG by the mile of the straight, he worked tirelessly all day in and under packs and the outside with measured possessions. If he's not in for Wagner next week I'll be surprised. Speaking of Wagner his brother was also immense all day, our second best mid in terms of game impact even if the stats don't show it. Pruess was so dominant in the hitouts Coburg were just trying to read off his hands rather than their undersized under siege ruckman, around the grounds he was good but not great. It wasn't a day for big marks, conditions dictated that so he didn't dominate in the air as much. It was interesting that for the whole match we didn't have a single Melbourne listed player start in the back 6 after a goal, such are the injuries we've copped this year, so the defence never really filled you with confidence. Two Casey players both got felled behind the play today, one Coburg player at the very least #29 dropped Freeman in a cowardly act for which he was reported, plenty for the vfl tribunal to look at. Of the rest of the demons, Bedford, Spargo, Kielty and Chandler were very poor, Maynard was his usual industrious self in traffic and got better as the game went on, Dunkley was only ok and still haven't seen anything of note in Jordan. The biggest cheer of the day came from the 22 blokes sitting behind me in the grandstand who happened to play on the Mcg Saturday when bradtke attempted a huge pack mark, almost pulled it in, but instead grabbed the spillage and snapped it over his head for a goal, he's obviously a big favourite amongst the playing group. He's as raw as sushi, but the building blocks are there he looks a likely long term prospect. A bitterly cold day best forgotten, Casey did just enough against very poor opposition in trying conditions, they'll just be happy to take the 4 points and move on from this one.
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