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With the tragic events of yesterdays results now well and truly sunk in and many questioning their faith I thought some reflection and confessions might be in order. I get on demonland to connect with fellow sufferers/supporters because quite frankly I don't have too many demon supporting friends. Thats just how it is. grew up that way, went to school that way and its still that way. But you know what, this team got in my blood, got in my soul and became a part of me I can't let go. So I don't care where we are. Im a demon through and through and I believe you guys and girls are too. In the hope that we can all get to know each other a little better and perhaps even get along better I suggest the following for anyone who is game. What I would like to know is the following. 1. How did you start following the Demons? 2. Who was your very first favourite player and why? 3. Best moment as a fan? 4. Worst moment as a fan? 5. Anything else you would like to share? Okay lets see what you got.
"Whether they hit a target or not, they were willing to back themselves in and they trusted themselves because they practised it over many, many years. We have to get to that stage eventually where we trust our leg, trust the guy who is leading to us and hit those targets. You may miss a few but [eventually] the reward will be better." - Shannon Byrnes (via Daniel Cross) talking about the amazing Geelong teams of the recent past. (Daniel Cross is the centre of a very good article by Peter Ryan on the AFL website: http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2014-04-04/dees-must-be-hell-bent-on-winning-cross Trust is such an important aspect of any endeavour but in team sports it takes on even more substantial consequence. How you see yourself and your talent and how you see your teammates will dictate your actions when your actions matter the most. We can all talk a good game, but training ourselves to truly believe that we are good enough to do something is a battle. Another battle? Trying to train yourself to believe your teammates are good enough. From here - football on the weekend, and the Demons. Why don't we move the ball quickly? 'I can't hit that target.' 'I don't think Cam/Shannon/Jeremy can win this footy.' 'I can give it to Nathan/Bernie/Jack right next to me though. They will be able to do something.' Evolving/graduating/cleansing ourselves of these trust issues will what sees us become a 'team' of worth and note. I can't put a timeframe on it (and, yes, a forward line of note helps) but it will turn and click and the brave souls that join Nathan/Daniel/Jack/Bernie/Dom(!) will be better than they think they can be right now. Next opportunity? Sunday 6 April 2014 - 3.20pm against GWS.