Jump to content

Discussion on recent allegations about the use of illicit drugs in football is forbidden
  • IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    Posting unsubstantiated rumours on this website is strictly forbidden.

    Demonland has made the difficult decision to not permit this platform to be used to discuss & debate the off-field issues relating to the Melbourne Football Club including matters currently being litigated between the Club & former Board members, board elections, the issue of illicit drugs in footy, the culture at the club & the personal issues & allegations against some of our players & officials ...

    We do not take these issues & this decision lightly & of course we believe that these serious matters affecting the club we love & are so passionate about are worthy of discussion & debate & I wish we could provide a place where these matters can be discussed in a civil & respectful manner.

    However these discussions unfortunately invariably devolve into areas that may be defamatory, libelous, spread unsubstantiated rumours & can effect the mental health of those involved. Even discussion & debate of known facts or media reports can lead to finger pointing, blame & personal attacks.

    The repercussion is that these discussions can open this website, it’s owners & it’s users to legal action & may result in this website being forced to shutdown.

    Our moderating team are all volunteers & cannot moderate the forum 24/7 & as a consequence problematic content that contravenes our rules & standards may go unnoticed for some time before it can be removed.

    We reserve the right to delete posts that offend against our above policy & indeed, to ban posters who are repeat offenders or who breach our code of conduct.

    WE HAVE BUILT A FANTASTIC ONLINE COMMUNITY AT DEMONLAND OVER THE PAST 23 YEARS & WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO BE ABLE TO DISCUSS THE CLUB WE LOVE & ARE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT.

    Thank you for your continued support & understanding. Go Dees.


Changes for Round 5 vs St Kilda


titan_uranus

Recommended Posts

Just to clear things up, it's Tom Mc and Joel Mac.

Whenever I read these threads I get incredibly frustrated with people who don't take the time to spell our players' names correctly. We all support the same team, but as a matter of respect to the players, spell their damn names right!

We do not have a Bartrum, Sellars, Tom Macdonald, Joel McDonald, Pettard, Maloney, Silvia, Clarke or Trengrove. It takes two seconds to get it right; please make the effort.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If Ricky Petterd doesn't get a game this week, something is wrong.

How he cannot get a game over seriously average players like MacDonald, McDonald, Sellar and Dunn is a joke. I understand he played a poor game v West Coast, but how many others have put in continued poor games and not gotten dropped.

In- Petterd, Sylvia, Grimes, Martin (if fit)

Out- MacDonald, Dunn, Sellar, McDonald

See how we go Playing 1 less tall. Kozi out for them is handy.

I'd play Sylvia permanent as a stay at home fwd this week rather than ease him back in the vfl. We need class forwards up there!

Certainly our best 22 so far.

Edited by Bring-Back-Powell
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If Ricky Petterd doesn't get a game this week, something is wrong.

If consistency of effort is going to be one of the key criteria for selection, it shouldn't be too much to expect that someone who wants to put their hand up for the firsts, should consistently excel in the seconds. By consistency, I mean more than once in succession. From the Casey report twoweeks ago, it didn't sound as if he's managed it once yet. I would continue to omit him.

Your other 3 outs have all at least shown that they'll give 100%, Dunn I don't really understand how he holds his place but that might be my lack of perception. He has a good few supporters so they obviously see something beyond his Jacko-type posturing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If consistency of effort is going to be one of the key criteria for selection, it shouldn't be too much to expect that someone who wants to put their hand up for the firsts, should consistently excel in the seconds. By consistency, I mean more than once in succession. From the Casey report twoweeks ago, it didn't sound as if he's managed it once yet. I would continue to omit him.

Your other 3 outs have all at least shown that they'll give 100%, Dunn I don't really understand how he holds his place but that might be my lack of perception. He has a good few supporters so they obviously see something beyond his Jacko-type posturing.

Just because a player gives 100% doesn't mean that they deserve to play. I'd give 100% week in and week out, yet for some reason I keep getting overlooked on draft day. Strange...

Edited by Good Times Grimes
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree but it seems to be one of the absolute key criteria with our coaching panel and, at the very least, I think if we are going to develop a winning culture, we need to clearly draw the line for players wanting to get into the ones that shows what's expected of them. I am tired of strategy-less experimentation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

...... If a player is dropped (as he was) it probably indicates that he lacks effort, fitness or skill. I think that players need to earn their places in the team barring a catastrophe. ......

you mean like Davey between round 1 and 3?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Whenever I read these threads I get incredibly frustrated with people who don't take the time to spell our players' names correctly. We all support the same team, but as a matter of respect to the players, spell their damn names right!

We do not have a Bartrum, Sellars, Tom Macdonald, Joel McDonald, Pettard, Maloney, Silvia, Clarke or Trengrove. It takes two seconds to get it right; please make the effort.

You left off Liam Jurrah. It should be spelt 'Jarrah'.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


you mean like Davey between round 1 and 3?

I'm not trying to suggest that consistency of effort is the only thing. I guess the other basic elements that go into making a superior player would include speed, skill and discipline. Davey certainly has at least a couple of these and the panel seemed to make a judgement that he was a better option than Petterd given the current state of the team.

If he gets dropped this or any other week, I would hope that he wouldn't be brought back until his performances warranted a return.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why is Bartram escaping the axe? Bloke (Dalhuis) who's played 15 games flogged him.

OUT: MacDonald, McDonald, Bartram, Sellar, Dunn.

IN: Sylvia, Grimes, Martin, Petterd and a backman who can kick a ball to a team mate from 15 metres.

Firstly, we don't have one.

Secondly, Bartram will play his 100th this week and who do you suggest we play on Milne? Bennell?

My team against Saints:

Bartram Frawley Garland

Grimes Rivers Morton

Bail Moloney Trengove

Sylvia Watts Howe

Davey Clarke Petterd

Foll: Jamar Jones Magner

Int: Martin Couch Bate Tapscott (sub)

In: Couch Grimes Petterd Martin Sylvia

Out: Macdonald Sellar McKenzie McDonald Dunn

Ps Even though i would like to see Petterd in I don't think his form will warrant selection with the match commitee

Edited by btdemon
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ins: Sylvia, Grimes, Petterd

Outs: MacDonald, McDonald, McKenzie

FB: Garland - Frawely - Bartram

HB: Grimes - Rivers - Tapscott

C: Morton - Jones - Trengove

HF: Sylvia - Watts - Howe

FF: Petterd - Clark - Davey

R: Jamar - Moloney - Magner

I: Sellar - Dunn - Bate

S: Bail

Matchups:

Garland - Rooey (Frawley if needed)

Bartram - Milne

Frawley - Stanley

Tapscott - Milera

Magner - Hayes

Moloney - Dal Santo

Jones - Joey

Petterd/Dunn - Goddard

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Whenever I read these threads I get incredibly frustrated with people who don't take the time to spell our players' names correctly. We all support the same team, but as a matter of respect to the players, spell their damn names right!

We do not have a Bartrum, Sellars, Tom Macdonald, Joel McDonald, Pettard, Maloney, Silvia, Clarke or Trengrove. It takes two seconds to get it right; please make the effort.

Fathead Ed called him "Trengrove" the other night. I wanted to reach through the screen and punch his purple face.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ins: Sylvia, Grimes, Petterd Outs: MacDonald, McDonald, McKenzie FB: Garland - Frawely - Bartram HB: Grimes - Rivers - Tapscott C: Morton - Jones - Trengove HF: Sylvia - Watts - Howe FF: Petterd - Clark - Davey R: Jamar - Moloney - Magner I: Sellar - Dunn - Bate S: Bail

Every week I look at our lineup on paper and think, "they can do the job", this week being no different.

You could even mount a case that with Jurrah, Gysberts, Strauss etc to come back, we have good depth.

Again, it's only on paper.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest gidon

Every week I look at our lineup on paper and think, "they can do the job", this week being no different.

You could even mount a case that with Jurrah, Gysberts, Strauss etc to come back, we have good depth.

Again, it's only on paper.

I look at our team and think the same. It's disappointing after each game. It has to go back the players struggling with form and a new game plan. I also have to think that the current game plan isn't the way Neeld wants us to play. Particulary the offensive part to the game, run and spread etc.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


OUT: McDonald, Tapscott (needs fitness) McKenzie

IN: Sylvia Grimes and Couch

MacDonald the sub backup in case we play Milne back into form. Otherwise would prefer to see Trengove go to defence. He's not getting the ball in the middle and all three of Sylvia, Grimes and Couch are more likely to get more ball.

Hardest week of the year for Neeld with some players coming back. Go Dees.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Deefence

Congrats to Clint Bartram on playing his 100th this weekend. Seems only a short while ago that skinny blond kid made his debut.

Doesn't say much about our 'senior' players when only the following have played more games than him: Davey, Green, Jamar, Jones, Joel Mac, Beamer, Rivers and Sylvia.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Whenever I read these threads I get incredibly frustrated with people who don't take the time to spell our players' names correctly. We all support the same team, but as a matter of respect to the players, spell their damn names right!

We do not have a Bartrum, Sellars, Tom Macdonald, Joel McDonald, Pettard, Maloney, Silvia, Clarke or Trengrove. It takes two seconds to get it right; please make the effort.

GTC a bit OCD?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Will Sylvia play at Casey for Match fitness or come straight back in to the line up?

I thought I heard somewhere that Neeld has said he'll play for Casey..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How he cannot get a game over seriously average players like MacDonald, McDonald, Sellar and Dunn is a joke. I understand he played a poor game v West Coast, but how many others have put in continued poor games and not gotten dropped.

I love it when people get charged up over why player X gets selected over player Y when in most cases they are playing different roles and the person they are aggrieved about does not have any superior claim to a position in the side on form.

I'm not trying to suggest that consistency of effort is the only thing. I guess the other basic elements that go into making a superior player would include speed, skill and discipline. Davey certainly has at least a couple of these and the panel seemed to make a judgement that he was a better option than Petterd given the current state of the team.

If he gets dropped this or any other week, I would hope that he wouldn't be brought back until his performances warranted a return.

RIght so who better to play the FP role? Bennell or Blease? I dont think so. There are a myriad of issues that get taken into selection not just 1 or 2 hard and fast rules

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Will Sylvia play at Casey for Match fitness or come straight back in to the line up?

I thought I heard somewhere that Neeld has said he'll play for Casey..

Maybe.

But you might have overheard or read that about Jurrah.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Congrats to Clint Bartram on playing his 100th this weekend. Seems only a short while ago that skinny blond kid made his debut.

Doesn't say much about our 'senior' players when only the following have played more games than him: Davey, Green, Jamar, Jones, Joel Mac, Beamer, Rivers and Sylvia.

I think it says more about our terrible drafting and ruthless youth policy than our remaining senior players.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Demonland Forums  

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    MAULED by Whispering Jack

    The writing was on the wall from the very first bounce of the football. The big men went up, Max Gawn more often than not, decisively won the ruck hit out and invariably a Brisbane Lions onballer either won the battle on the ground or halved the contest and they went at it repeatedly until they finally won out. Melbourne managed the first goal from Alex Neal-Bullen but after that the visitors shut out every area of Demon presence around the ground except in the ruck duels. It was a mauling.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 4

    PREGAME: Rd 07 vs Richmond

    The Demons have a bye next week and have a 13 day break before they return to the MCG on ANZAC Eve to take on the Tigers. Who comes in and who goes out?

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 64

    PODCAST: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Monday, 15th April @ 8:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we analyse the Demons loss at the MCG against the Lions in the Round 05. You questions and comments are a huge part of our podcast so please post anything you want to ask or say below and we'll give you a shout out on the show. If you would like to leave us a voicemail please call 03 9016 3666 and don't worry no body answers so you don't have to talk to a human. Listen & Chat LIV

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 11

    VOTES: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    Last week Christian Petracca retook the outright lead in the Demonland Player of the Year Award from Max Gawn, Steven May, Alex Neal-Bullen & Jack Viney. Your votes for the loss against the Lions. 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 34

    POSTGAME: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The Demons 4 game winning streak has come to an end after a disappointing loss against the Brisbane Lions at the MCG going down by 22 points. 

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 421

    GAMEDAY: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    It's Game Day & Demons have a great opportunity to win their fifth game on the trot and go into the bye with 5 wins and one loss when they take on the Brisbane Lions at the MCG on the Thursday night big stage.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 833

    TRAINING: Wednesday 10th April 2024

    Demonland Trackwatchers Kev Martin and Demon Dynasty were once again on hand at this morning's Captain's Run at Gosch's Paddock to bring you their observations from training. KEV MARTIN'S CAPTAIN'S RUN OBSERVATIONS No-one in rehab this morning, a Captain's run, 26 players. Laurie, Tomlinson, Tholstrup, Chandler, Woey, and Kossie are out there. Rehabbers are out now. Marty, McAdam, Melky, Bowey, Sestan. As a guess for in and outs, I would say, out Laurie, Tomlinson, and W

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports

    THE PEOPLE SPEAK by The Demonland Crew

    DEMONLAND: Good evening, Demon fans and welcome to the Demonland 2024 Grand Final Podcast … It’s been a beautiful last day of September and how sweet it is to bring you our coverage of all things that matter about the great Demon resurgence which we’ve seen over the past six or seven months. How our team overcame a turbulent off season and a disappointing start to 2024 on a humid night in Sydney, turned our detractors into believers and then ended the year triumphant in the finals with our capta

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews 3

    TRAINING: Sunday 7th April 2024

    Demonland Trackwatcher Kev Martin ventured down in the rain to Gosch's Paddock for the Demon Family Series April School Holiday Open Training session. Not such a good morning, weather wise. As I arrived, it starting raining, settled into watching some Victory players have a kick around. The MFC squad come out as the rain abated, they had wide smiles as the walked down the roped corridor. Plenty of joy from the supporters towards them, kids everywhere, maybe about 500 to a 1000 of us.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports 1
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

  • Podcast 

  • Podcast 

  • Podcast Stream 


    Open Stream in
    New Window
        TuneIn    Opens in New Tab
  • Support Demonland  



  • 2021 Premiership  

  • Social Media 

  • Non MFC Games  

    NON-MFC: Round 05

    Discussion of all the other games that don't involve the Demons in Round 05 ... READ MORE

    Demonland | Round 05

  • Match Report      

    MAULED by Whispering Jack

    The writing was on the wall from the very first bounce of the football. The big men went up, Max Gawn more often than not, decisively won the ruck hit out and invariably a Brisbane Lions onballer either won the battle on the ground or halved the contest and they went at it repeatedly until they finally won out ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 12

  • Post Game      

    POSTGAME: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The Demons 4 game winning streak has come to an end after a disappointing loss against the Brisbane Lions at the MCG going down by 22 points ...READ MORE

    Demonland | April 11

  • Votes      

    VOTES: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    Last week Christian Petracca retook the outright lead in the Demonland Player of the Year Award from Max Gawn, Steven May, Alex Neal-Bullen & Jack Viney. Your votes for the loss against the Lions. 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...READ MORE

    Demonland | April 11

  • PreGame      

    PREGAME: Rd 06 vs Richmond

    The Demons have a bye next week and have a 13 day break before they return to the MCG on ANZAC Eve to take on the Tigers. Who comes in and who goes out? ...READ MORE

    Demonland | April 11

  • Game Day      

    GAMEDAY: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    It's Game Day & the Demons have a great opportunity to win their fifth game on the trot and go into the bye with 5 wins and one loss when they take on the Brisbane Lions at the MCG on the Thursday night big stage ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 11

  • Training  

    Wednesday, 10th April 2024

    Demonland Trackwatchers Kev Martin and Demon Dynasty were once again on hand at this morning's Captain's Run at Gosch's Paddock to bring you their observations from training ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 10

  • Match Preview      

    THE PEOPLE SPEAK by The Demonland Crew

    Good evening, Demon fans and welcome to the Demonland 2024 Grand Final Podcast … It’s been a beautiful last day of September and how sweet it is to bring you our coverage of all things that matter about the great Demon resurgence which we’ve seen over the past six or seven months ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 09

  • Latest Podcast      

    PODCAST: Rd 04 vs Adelaide

    The boys analysed win number 2 from 2 in Adelaide against the Crows praising the games of Petracca and McVee, the bravery of May and the emergence of our young guns ... LISTEN

    Demonland | April 09

  • Training  

    Sunday, 7th April 2024

    Demonland Trackwatcher Kev Martin ventured down in the rain to Gosch's Paddock for the Demon Family Series April School Holiday Open Training session ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 07

  • Training  

    Monday, 1st April 2024

    Our man on the spot Bendigo Demon traveled to Adelaide for our back to back games in the City of Churches and brings you his observations from the Demon's training session at Hisense Stadium ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 01

  • Casey Report      

    FIELD OF DREAMS by KC from Casey

    The sunny skies and still, clear conditions that greeted fans on their arrival created a dreamlike Easter carnival atmosphere for Casey’s game against Footscray at Casey Fields ... READ MORE

    Demonland | March 31

  • Training  

    Monday, 25th March 2024

    Demonland Trackwatchers Demon Dynasty & Kev Martin were trackside at Gosch's Paddock today to bring you their observations from training ... READ MORE

    Demonland | March 25

  • Latest Podcast  

    PODCAST: Koltyn Tholstrup Interview

    I interview the Melbourne Football Club’s newest recruit Koltyn Tholstrup to have a chat about his journey from the farm to the Demons, his first few weeks of preseason training, which Dees have impressed him on the track and his aspirations of playing Round 1 ... LISTEN

    Demonland | December 14

  • Latest Podcast  

    PODCAST: Jason Taylor Interview

    I interview the Melbourne Football Club's National Recruitment Manager Jason Taylor to have a chat about our Trade and Draft period, our newest recruits, our recent recruits who have yet to debut as well as those father son prospects on the horizon ... LISTEN

    Demonland | November 27

  • Next Match 

    .

    Round 07

       vs   

    Wednesday 24th April 2024
    @ 07:25pm (MCG)

  • MFC Forum  

  • Match Previews & Reports  

  • Training Forum  

  • AFLW Forum  

  • 2024 Player Sponsorship

  • Topics

  • Injury List  


      PLAYER INJURY LENGTH
    Daniel Turner Hip Available
    Shane McAdam Hamstring 2-3 Weeks
    Marty Hore Thumb 2-3 Weeks
    Charlie Spargo Achilles 4 Weeks
    Jake Bowey Shoulder 5-6 Weeks
    Jake Melksham ACL 10-12 Weeks
    Joel Smith Suspension TBA

  • Player of the Year  


        PLAYER VOTES
    1 Christian Petracca 55
    2 Max Gawn 49
    3 Steven May 34
    4 Alex Neal-Bullen 27
    5 Jack Viney 24
    6 Clayton Oliver 22
    7 Bayley Fritsch 19
    8 Judd McVee 15
    9 Christian Salem 12
    10 Blake Howes 11

        FULL TABLE
  • Demonland Interviews 



  • Upcoming Events 

×
×
  • Create New...