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Demonia

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  1. I support the Melbourne Football Club. I always have. I also support Simon Goodwin. I have supported Melbourne from before I can remember. I love the Melbourne Football Club. My favourite player is Robbie Flower R.I.P. My favourite current player is Jake Melksham. I can't wait to see him play again this Saturday. I was born in the month after Melbourne's last premiership victory in 1964. I have never seen Melbourne win an AFL/VFL day premiership. I endured ridicule from my classmates throughout my 12 years of schooling for barracking for Melbourne. The ridicule has not stopped. It was hell being a Melbourne supporter in the 70s and 80s. During this time, my father took my brother and me to football games aligned with our opposing teams. Hawthorn enjoyed great success then, and they usually won. Melbourne usually lost. How to recover... Melbourne and this exacerbated Melbourne's to ameliorate the needs o f watch Robbie Flower. As a young boy he meant everything to me as afootbaleeJacko... And the Wizard... And Jokovich.... He endured as a goal kicking talent and indeed superb entertainment throughout a depressing period of the MFC which included the return of coach Ronald Dale Barassi and his inability after his spectacular success at North Melbourne to do the same at the MFC. ite this, and in the decades following same, I have remained steadfast in my support of the the greatest and oldest sporting club in the world.rne didn't. In 1987, after finally breaking through and winning one of the first night Grand Finals against Essendon, I ran onto the ground (with thousands of other Melbourne supporters) at VFL Park when Melbourne beat Essendon in the 1987 VFL Night Grand Final. I got to touch the Premiership Cup. That was a night of elation and optimism. A time of hope. We came close again in the day competition that year (1987) but lost the infamous preliminary final after the siren against the Hawks. It steeled us to make the GF the next year but once again the Hawks were too good in 1988. Melbourne and Essendon were particularly strong In the finals (2018), we beat Geelong and Hawthorn. Think about that for a moment. These were two sides that had smashed us for almost two decades and to defeat them in front of 90,000 people (the majority of which were Melbourne supporters. Add this: Aussies smashing Poms in the Ashes. Poms truly [censored] WEAK.
  2. Well said Lord Nev. I wasn't aware of these stats. Petracca has been more reliable, much more aggressive and more effective this year. His bullish work and ability to break tackles and find space from the contested ball has significantly improved. Several memorable goals have resulted from this. Promising development.
  3. Frost is deadly. I love his speed, aggression, tackling and heart. I'm rapt so many others on here want him to stay at Melbourne. So do I. This is a thread that is SO refreshingly optimistic and much needed at this point in time.
  4. I agree sue. The same technique works for musicians trying to master difficult passages. Make it more difficult in practice and it becomes easier in performance.
  5. Maybe so - not disregarding that, but I think Oscar's height might work to his advantage in ruck duels.
  6. Oscar might make a good 2nd ruckman...
  7. Does no one else see that this is the obvious solution?
  8. Priority must be given to set shot goal kicking, Field play was much improved but set shot kicking was, as usual, a F**KING DISASTER. IF Melbourne do nothing else but practice set shot goal kicking I will find a way to believe...again...
  9. Low blow - you shouldn't go there...
  10. Please, please, please...teach Melbourne footballers how to kick set shots at goal...FFS
  11. Darwin record irrelevant...such a winnable game tonight...
  12. I'm not that depressed. I see a moon upon the horizon...
  13. Nothing to do with Darwin. Multiple chances to win that game. SO disappointing that those chances weren't taken. Set shots must become a priority at training. OR ELSE!
  14. Hunt and Hore proved this in the last 2 minutes of GC v Melb
  15. Nice to see. Absence of Fumbles is the Path to Nirvana.
  16. Rev your engines Reverend. This is just the beginning...
  17. Indeed. Scores were level and with 49 seconds to go. At the centre ball-up Max's double effort sent us forward, Viney bustled a trademark tough clearance inside 50, a brilliant ground ball get from Hunt and his pinpoint handball to Hore who had found space running toward goal and his sublime composure in the "moment of truth" as he steadied and kicked a classic sausage roll from 50 - a sight to behold! With 18 seconds to go he had put us level with GC and given us a slim chance of winning. Which we did. What Marty did cannot be over-adulated. It should be remembered especially by Demons for the ages. His goal was a watershed moment. Not just in the game but in the season...
  18. Finally the strategy of intentional fumbling pays off - a spectacular win against the odds topped off with the brilliant execution of a final second plan utilising the fluffed kick, dropped mark and soccer kick which hit the post to win the game with a second on the clock. Ingenious and worth enduring all the pain of watching this plan fail so much this season... ...Seriously though - fix the fumbles (even just the unforced ones) and you fix Melbourne. Loved the win - two scores with 49 seconds to go - will remember it forever...
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