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Way, way back in the day, it was only match reports to be found online. Whispering Jack was doing it way back then too, plus Hoju had his own going, with the Melbourne Chronicle along with Demonology.

That was me Nasher. There’s a nice thread on here mid January where I broke the news and Mark got a lot of love that he thoroughly deserved. Im gutted he’s not here to see us playing the way we h

I was a co-founder of Demonology around 1997-8 for hazy memory, though I was a passenger and hardly a driving force. It was originally a merger of three small fan sites. Demon Chronicles, Hoju’s

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9 minutes ago, djr said:

Wasn't Bluey one of the main protagonists over at Demonology? 

Nah, Bluey was a Legend.
He'd chime in with some biting wit about the club that was usually on the money that the snowflakes would lose their minds over.
Never bothered arguing over any of his posts.
He'd lob a grenade and watch the carnage.
Always amused me.


 

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Demonology was great in its day.

I remember doing a write-up for the site on one of those Member Forums they used to have at the Bentleigh Club. This was back when Paul Gardner and Bev O'Connor were on the Board.

There may have been some crossover with Demonland, but I also have memories of another board member Peter Dohrmann actually posting on Demonology, and I'm pretty sure even recruiting guru Craig Cameron did at one stage as well.

And there was even the chance to meet people on the forum in 'real life' when posters volunteered at the club, and went to their offices and called up lapsed members.

Of course before Demonology, there was a Melbourne Demons e-mail mailing list thing which I joined. If only I still had my Ozemail account.

 

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8 minutes ago, peasant said:

Demonology was great in its day.

I remember doing a write-up for the site on one of those Member Forums they used to have at the Bentleigh Club. This was back when Paul Gardner and Bev O'Connor were on the Board.

There may have been some crossover with Demonland, but I also have memories of another board member Peter Dohrmann actually posting on Demonology, and I'm pretty sure even recruiting guru Craig Cameron did at one stage as well.

And there was even the chance to meet people on the forum in 'real life' when posters volunteered at the club, and went to their offices and called up lapsed members.

Of course before Demonology, there was a Melbourne Demons e-mail mailing list thing which I joined. If only I still had my Ozemail account.

 

All true and I was in that mailing list too ...

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24 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

The Demonology personalities sound like they were far more abrasive than on here.

There were some doozies for sure. But it was good in its day. I was asked on Kevin Bartlett's radio show which one is best (surprised he knew there were two, let alone one) and I boosted ology! Before it degraded, obviously. (Shout out to 'land mods.)

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13 minutes ago, peasant said:

Demonology was great in its day.

I remember doing a write-up for the site on one of those Member Forums they used to have at the Bentleigh Club. This was back when Paul Gardner and Bev O'Connor were on the Board.

There may have been some crossover with Demonland, but I also have memories of another board member Peter Dohrmann actually posting on Demonology, and I'm pretty sure even recruiting guru Craig Cameron did at one stage as well.

And there was even the chance to meet people on the forum in 'real life' when posters volunteered at the club, and went to their offices and called up lapsed members.

Of course before Demonology, there was a Melbourne Demons e-mail mailing list thing which I joined. If only I still had my Ozemail account.

 

Bluey was a character. 

Used to enjoy Craig Cameron's contributions as CaC63 if I remember correctly.

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28 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

My favourite character?  Freddy64.  Legend.

I don't recall him.

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5 hours ago, Deestroy All said:

What a trip, I was just wondering about GSmith (Graeme) a couple of days ago and thought about posting, enquiring about what he’s up to. Glad to hear he’s enjoying retirement. We had a good rapport. 
 

I remember Rono (TGR) calling this place Strawberry Fields, because it was all positivity and niceties. Yeah nah, add that to the list of [censored] he got wrong. Haven’t seen him around for a while. 
 

What about Rollo? Is he still around?

Rollo popped on here out of nowhere about a month ago and had stated that I think he's in an old folks home. I tried to start up further conversation just to see how he was tracking but didn't get a response.

Rollo was a highly respected member years ago. He alongside @Whispering_Jack were big organisers in the Forum Footy against other internet club forums.

Rollo use to live in wangaratta where I also lived and we had many great discussion about footy and life I general.  I hope he is going well still.

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Briefly went to 'ology but my heart beats true for 'land

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Used to read it back in the day but I can't recall if I ever posted there...unless that was the site where we used to go to war with other clubs supporters I remember a particularly vicious battle with members of Dockerland where I felt I had to get involved to protect our club's honour...I doubt they infiltrated here... 

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Another 'Ology member here from the early days. Many fond memories of the argy-bargy that occurred on a regular basis. Some great, and provocative, posters there back in the day. My moniker was on_the_bench.

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15 hours ago, Josh said:

How's this for a bump?!?

 

I came from demonology originally, can remember thinking this joint was wack and the 7 active posters on demonology were way smarter than you bunch of lunatics. From memory it was around the time Ricky Petterd was running around, always liked that guy.

 

Anyone else from/remember demonology?

 

 

Wow, this thread and all the old demonology usernames is a bit of a blast from the past!

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1 hour ago, Baghdad Bob said:

My favourite character?  Freddy64.  Legend.

Don't tell givemethenews

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Rollo popped on here out of nowhere about a month ago and had stated that I think he's in an old folks home. I tried to start up further conversation just to see how he was tracking but didn't get a response.

Rollo was a highly respected member years ago. He alongside @Whispering_Jack were big organisers in the Forum Footy against other internet club forums.

Rollo use to live in wangaratta where I also lived and we had many great discussion about footy and life I general.  I hope he is going well still.

He was such a character. I’ve never met him but we had some top banter on ol ‘ology. 

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Is Range Rover still there? I know he retreated to 'Land during the constant aggro on this board concerning whether Neeld and CS should stay or go.

His legendary (if slightly self aggrandizing and delusional) resignation letter still makes me chuckle.

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12 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Is Range Rover still there? I know he retreated to 'Land during the constant aggro on this board concerning whether Neeld and CS should stay or go.

His legendary (if slightly self aggrandizing and delusional) resignation letter still makes me chuckle.

I found Range Rover highly entertaining 

He could see the imminent Train Wreck of 2013 happening 

A lot of people just didn’t want to believe it

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2 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I found Range Rover highly entertaining 

He could see the imminent Train Wreck of 2013 happening 

A lot of people just didn’t want to believe it

Fully agree on the point that he was correct on what was to come. However, his sign off was a bit much!

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1 minute ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Fully agree on the point that he was correct on what was to come. However, his sign off was a bit much!

Absolutely agree. But it was a shame

He sent me loads of PM’s back in the day, as we agreed on a lot about what was going down. 
Sadly his exuberance got the better of him on here

But i do miss reading some of his rants, and he would write 3-4 in quick succession!!

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Absolutely agree. But it was a shame

He sent me loads of PM’s back in the day, as we agreed on a lot about what was going down. 
Sadly his exuberance got the better of him on here

But i do miss reading some of his rants, and he would write 3-4 in quick succession!!

Definitely.

Though it must be said he wasn't Robinson Crusoe there. At that time, sometimes the hyperbole of the message overshadowed some basic truths about their content. I include myself in that category. 

I tend to be less negative today than I was then. But bloody hell, you couldn't say that the vitriol wasn't deserved at times.

Kudos to the mods of that time who were able to read the play and not be as officious with censoring some of the furiously incandescent posts of the day. 

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I didn't mind Range Rover at 'Ology.
He often kept threads rolling which was often needed at times of quiet.
Couldn't handle TGR.
Was sure he typed with one hand while pleasuring himself with the other.

 

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4 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Definitely.

Though it must be said he wasn't Robinson Crusoe there. At that time, sometimes the hyperbole of the message overshadowed some basic truths about their content. I include myself in that category. 

I tend to be less negative today than I was then. But bloody hell, you couldn't say that the vitriol wasn't deserved at times.

Kudos to the mods of that time who were able to read the play and not be as officious with censoring some of the furiously incandescent posts of the day. 

Totally agree. The Club was a total wreck at that time, and Members and Supporters were hurting bad. 
i left the Essendrug 148 game at 3/4 time. I never did that before. It was my tipping point. Players were running away from the ball

PJ needs to be knighted 

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I posted on demonology 8 or 9 years ago simply because it was the first fan site I found.  It was just after the brothers tried to take over the site.  There was a chap by the name of Jarrad who was running it then.  I think he hoped to generate enough income from the site to cover hosting and license costs but there was never enough traffic.  Then Radar? took over the management.

I organised the Grinter? votes per round for a number of seasons, which was ok when we won, but a dead loss when we lost (Me myself and I plus number one son had to vote to make up the numbers).

Whether it was Demonology or Demonland it was always passionate (sometimes crazed) supporters of the MFC.

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