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Whispering_Jack last won the day on December 26 2018

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  1. Josh has 15 disposals tonight v Carlton and it’s only quarter time. #unitethefamily
  2. I believe he’s out of contact at the end of 2019. Perhaps the Demons should consider a family reunification programme because brother Kyle looks like a long term prospect.
  3. I really liked the look of Dunkley. He definitely has the makings of a player.
  4. I know that at least five of those named will not be playing on Sunday but the skipper named on the bench?
  5. Some articles of interest now that the Under 18 Championships are under way - AFL draft 2019, best prospects, players to watch: Noah Anderson, Matthew Rowell, Will Gould, Luke Jackson AFL Under 18 Championships 2019: Players to watch, fixtures, best draft prospects — Ultimate Guide Knightmare’s May and June AFL Draft Power Rankings: May June
  6. AFL Under 18 Championships 2019: Noah Anderson and Matt Rowell star in Vic Metro loss to Vic Country
  7. The club is moving the concept of “mystery injury of the week” to a new all time high level.
  8. Are the Demons capable of coming out and displaying some shinboner spirit?
  9. This is the last chance saloon if we want to be a significant player in 2019. Round 9 West Coast v Melbourne Friday 17 May, 6.10pm AWST Optus Stadium 3.55pm: All gates open As an away game, Melbourne Members cannot gain access to the match without a valid ticket. Tickets to the match can be purchased via Ticketmaster. Public transport Optus Stadium is located in proximity to the Perth Stadium train station. The precinct is also serviced by multiple bus routes. Plan your trip to the match using Transperth's Journey Planner. Car parking There is no public parking available at Optus Stadium without a permit. A limited number of spaces are available for mobility-impaired attendees. Find out more HERE. View a map of Optus Stadium HERE. TV times All broadcast info in local times. Melbourne: Seven + Fox Footy – 8.00pm Sydney: 7mate + Fox Footy – 8.00pm Brisbane: 7mate + Fox Footy – 8.00pm Adelaide: 7mate + Fox Footy – 7.30pm Perth: 7mate + Fox Footy – 6.00pm Tasmania: Seven + Fox Footy – 8.00pm Canberra: 7mate + Fox Footy – 8.00pm Darwin: Seven + Fox Footy – 7.30pm For all other regions and radio info, refer to the AFL Broadcast Guide. Mobile app Live scores, stats and match highlights are available at the tap of a finger in the club's mobile app. Download it for iOS or Android. Social media Match hashtag: #AFLDeesEagles Follow the club on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live match coverage and a behind-the-scenes insight into match day. VFL and VFLW double-header VFLW Round 2 Casey v Carlton Saturday May 18, 12.00pm Casey Fields VFL Round 7 Casey v Port Melbourne Saturday May 18, 2.00pm Casey Fields Admission prices Melbourne/Casey Demons Members: FREE when you present your card on entry Adult General Admission: $10 Concession/Pensioner General Admission: $5 Children Under 15: Free Broadcast Live stream: Both matches will be live streamed via YouTube. SCREAM by Whispering Jack The Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch painted a number of versions of his famous work “Scream” and, every time my mind goes back to last year’s Preliminary Final at Optus Stadium between Melbourne and the West Coast Eagles, each and every one of them reverberates through my mind as if my head is being pummeled by a sledgehammer. When I think of that half time scoreboard from that match showing West Coast at 10.9.69 to Melbourne 0.6.6, I feel like the man standing by the railing, hands cupping his ears in horror at the disaster unfolding at the place where, only a matter of weeks earlier, the Demons had sealed a place in their first finals series for a dozen seasons against the very same opposition. After the game, I thought time would heal the wounds and the Demons would take the result both as a character-building lesson and a stepping stone to bigger and brighter things. They were, after all, the competition’s highest-scoring team for the season with plenty of attacking targets fed by a potent midfield and underpinned by an adequate and improving defence that had recruited a top notch key defender in Steven May and was expecting the early return from injury of another in Jake Lever? What could possibly go wrong? Well, you could fill the pages of the Encyclopedia Brittanica with the answer to that question and the various solutions that have been posited by all and sundry to restore the confidence of the Demon faithful and to end the nightmares endured since the 2019 season began. Not even the last two matches with their come-from-behind, get out of gaol free, nail biting wins against Hawthorn and the Gold Coast Suns have put an end to the screaming fits. The most common attempt to explain the reversal from last season to now, has been centred on the team’s decline in attacking strength from one that averaged almost 105 points a game in the home and away season to this year’s output of less than 70 - a startling statistic, especially in light of the fact that week after week, they are still getting the ball inside the 50 metre arc many more times than their opponents. So far nobody, least of all, Simon Goodwin has been able to explain the club’s impotence in attack. Perhaps there is a light on the horizon after last week with Tom McDonald getting his biggest return for the season (3 goals) or perhaps they can take heart from the fact that in the space of 40 seconds at the end of last week’s game, they scored more than 10% of their entire score? But even that will need to be augmented by a lot more work on the defensive side. For much of the season, the Demons have been leaking goals too easily and the following statistic shows up the fact that they have been unable to impose sufficient pressure on opposition forwards. Since the opening round against Port Adelaide when they fell victim to sheer fatigue, the Demons have conceded 31 goals and only 9 behinds. In three of their last four games, the opposition have been deadly straight in these final quarters – St Kilda managed three straight and Hawthorn and the Gold Coast Suns kicked four. In between, Richmond kicked 5.4, while earlier the Cats scored 7.3 (after 6.0 in the third), Essendon 6.1 and Sydney 2.1. In other words, the pattern shows Melbourne struggling to kick goals while, at the other end, its opponents rarely miss. If Goodwin can overcome this phenomenon, made all the more difficult by the fact that the club is ravaged by injury at the moment, he will be entitled to the tag of “genius”. The fact that the club has been hit by those injuries might in fact help because he has no option but to make changes to his line up this week. Hopefully, he will find a way to ensure that, we the fans, will be screaming with delight on Friday night. However and unfortunately, I can’t see that happening this week. West Coast by 27 points.  THE GAME West Coast v Melbourne at Optus Stadium Friday 17 May 2019 at 8.10pm. HEAD TO HEAD Overall West Coast 34 wins Melbourne 17 wins At Optus Stadium West Coast 1 win Melbourne 1 win Past five meetings West Coast 3 wins Melbourne 2 wins The Coaches Simpson 1 win Goodwin 2 wins MEDIA TV - Channel 7 Fox Footy Channel Live at 8.00pm RADIO - 3AW Triple M ABC SEN THE LAST TIME THEY MET West Coast 18.13.121 defeated Melbourne 7.13.55 defeated Melbourne in the Preliminary Final, 2018 at Optus Stadium In a sad end to their 2018 campaign, the Demons were humiliated in this game, failing to score a goal for the entire first half. Angus Brayshaw and Clayton Oliver never gave up. Injury List: Round 9 Jake Lever (knee) – test Jordan Lewis (ankle) – test Corey Maynard (hip) – test Charlie Spargo (foot) – test Sam Weideman (hip) – test Mitch Hannan (knee) – 1 week Jay Kennedy Harris (knee) – 1 week Michael Hibberd (collarbone) – 2 weeks Steven May (groin) – 2-3 weeks Jake Melksham (foot) – 4-5 weeks Joel Smith (groin) – 4-6 weeks Kade Kolodjashnij (concussion) – TBA Aaron vandenBerg (foot) – TBA Neville Jetta (knee) – 8-10 weeks Guy Walker (shoulder) – Indefinite Aaron Nietschke (knee) – Season THE TEAMS
  10. I’m traveling around the place that Jack Dyer used to call the “French Riverina” and there are omens everywhere pointing to a Demon victory tomorrow night.
  11. That last point to Melk could be the winning point.
  12. Fixed - it was Quigley who kicked the last goal.
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