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  1. I'm sure that comment will go viral
  2. I've put this soundtrack on for the background
  3. Perhaps a less radical idea would be to say "Points for" ranks higher than percentage. ie when 2 teams are on the same number of wins, the team with the highest number of points ranks higher. If they're the same number, then percentage comes into play. The principal is the same though. Allow the coaches to come up with strategies that incentivise high scoring.
  4. Stats show that the Eagles do very well from the umps in home games (and not so well in away games to be fair). The most accepted explanation is that umpires are influenced subconsciously by the partisan crowd.
  5. The moment a player tests positive, the whole thing changes. Just take a look at the NBA. I can't think of too many things that would potentially expose you to the virus than been taken down in a group tackle, or in arm-lock marking contest or even a goal celebration.
  6. AFL planning for round one to go ahead, but fans will not be allowed to attend matches https://www.afl.com.au/news/384878/coronavirus-crisis-afl-makes-call-on-round-one Playing WCE w/o their fans in the stadium means maybe the umps might be a tad more even ...
  7. The deal is always: Win - and we’re on track to win the premiership Lose: it’s just pre-season Satisfying hit out nonetheless against one of the best sides that was also far closer to full strength than us. There’ll be a minimum 6 inclusions into our Rd 1 side including 2 all Australians and our co-captains.
  8. My mum, before she passed away 4 years ago, made a blanket out of them.
  9. This will be a cracking last quarter. But lay off Hutchinson. Our Casey listed players obviously aren’t AFL standard (usually) -mind you I would love it if Cassy offered Bernie a 1 year contract with the captainship of Casey for 2019
  10. Agree. Would be great for us but still can’t work out why he’d want to come.
  11. Much better game to watch on TV being at Docklands than the normal VFL standard. Our lack of a genuine ruck is a worry for both Casey and Melbourne. You’d think that Pedo and T Smith might be safe for another contract until we have an understudy for Gawn.
  12. My uncle (a Bluey winner and dual premiership player) now lives in Perth. His grandkids ( my cousins first removed?) had not seen a Mel win ever in their lives until 2017. They’ve now seen 2. It was only until recently that they could reverse the ribbing at school. I want a win on Saturday for every Demon kid who’s had to put up with this and to be able to wear their scarf to school with pride not shame. My 6yo doesn’t know about years of failure. May she never experience it.
  13. Don’t feel silly and dumb! I was calm after Friday night and left my Demon friends celebrating. I’ve been holding off the tears since then. I went to 70% of Melbourne games with my mum from 1974 until our last game together in 2014 when the Hawks flogged us. “Don’t worry, Mum, we’ll get em soon...” l said. She died 6 weeks later. She would have been so happy on Friday night. There’s a lot of us suffering supporters with a whole heap of personal stuff invested in this club. I never got to see a premiership with my mum. It hurts. I’m bracing myself for heartbreak but FFS why not this year?
  14. They can have the consolation prize of a VFL premiership - it’s ginna happen.
  15. Congrats! Hopefully your kids grow up where they can be proud of their footy team and wear their colours everyday to school.
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