Jump to content

  • Podcast: Draft Wrap Up w/Jason Taylor  

Sign in to follow this  
Demonland

THE LAST TIME THEY MET

Recommended Posts

The last time Melbourne played Sydney was up in the Harbour City and the Dees were flogged royally. These were the teams:-

MELBOURNE

Backs James Frawley Jared Rivers Clint Bartram

Half backs Jack Grimes Colin Garland, Tom McDonald

Centreline Cale Morton Brent Moloney Nathan Jones

Half forwards Jack Trengove Jack Watts Liam Jurrah

Forwards Jeremy Howe Mitch Clark Aaron Davey

Followers Mark Jamar Jordie McKenzie Colin Sylvia

Interchange Jamie Bennell Sam Blease Brad Green James Magner

Emergencies Rohan Bail Lynden Dunn James Sellar

In Sam Blease Brad Green Liam Jurrah Jack Watts

Out Rohan Bail Matthew Bate Jack Fitzpatrick Ricky Petterd

SYDNEY SWANS

Backs Martin Mattner Ted Richards Rhyce Shaw

Half backs Nicholas Smith Heath Grundy Jarrad McVeigh

Centreline Lewis Jetta Josh P Kennedy Nick Malceski

Half forwards Ryan O'Keefe Tommy Walsh Daniel Hannebery

Forwards Ben McGlynn Sam Reid Trent Dennis-Lane

Followers Mike Pyke Kieren Jack Jude Bolton

Interchange Craig Bird Alex Johnson Luke Parker Lewis Roberts-Thomson

Emergencies Andrejs Everitt Jesse White

In Mike Pyke Lewis Roberts-Thomson Tommy Walsh

Out Andrejs Everitt Mark Seaby Jesse White

New Tommy Walsh (St Kilda)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Liam Jurrahs last game for the club

Jeremy Howes mark of the decade

Jack Watts 34 possessions

The game where it became obvious Mark Neeld could not coach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

... and the meeting between the clubs before that was at the G in round 1, 2011 when the two teams drew and before that when Melbourne won by 12 goals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

... and the meeting between the clubs before that was at the G in round 1, 2011 when the two teams drew and before that when Melbourne won by 12 goals.

Seems like ancient history now WJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember reading our team on paper before the match and not knowing one reason why they couldn't not match it with the Swans. Especially considering a similar group dismantled them not long earlier.

Mark Neeld was trying incredibly unsuccessfully to employ a gameplan that sucked anyway. A gameplan, that even if done well, would see us wasting the set of individual traits on our list and still losing anyway.

From that game on I was waiting for the next Melbourne coach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not only will we have a different coach, but half the team will be different. Seven players named on that day are no longer with the club and another five are questionable because of known injuries (Grimes, Blease, Jamar, McKenzie, Clark). In addition Magner can't be picked if Grimes is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not only will we have a different coach, but half the team will be different. Seven players named on that day are no longer with the club and another five are questionable because of known injuries (Grimes, Blease, Jamar, McKenzie, Clark). In addition Magner can't be picked if Grimes is.

are you getting confident?

should we prepare 4 points?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This will be Melbourne's best test since Neeld's departure.

If we can remain competitive with the Swans for 4 quarters, we are most definitely on the rise.

I'm excited for this game. I know the boys can do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was at the game in Sydney last year - got royally rolled.

Can't help but feel that we will get rolled again this year; particularly with Tippett in.

Happy to be proved wrong

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It grieves me to say the following because i go on and on about winning is the only thing and anything less is only a loss.

However after our performances over the last 18 months I will be happy with a low level loss.

i.e. anything below 6 goals will prove to me that craig is improving the side and I will be happy.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It grieves me to say the following because i go on and on about winning is the only thing and anything less is only a loss.

However after our performances over the last 18 months I will be happy with a low level loss.

i.e. anything below 6 goals will prove to me that craig is improving the side and I will be happy.

who are you ??? :unsure::)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was at the game in Sydney last year - got royally rolled.

Can't help but feel that we will get rolled again this year; particularly with Tippett in.

Happy to be proved wrong

Might just be Colin finds the "off" switch re Tippett -_-

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    BACK IN STYLE by Whispering Jack

    From the moment when the Elton John character in the movie “Rocketman” burst into its opening scene dressed as a flamboyant demon on his way to an addiction rehabilitation session, the game was on. Here was yet another film about a person gifted with a meteoric rise to stardom finding coke, booze and a hedonistic lifestyle that led directly to a destructive crash into the abyss. Ultimately, these stories end in total disaster (“A Star is Born”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Judy”) but this one resulted

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TRADING CHRONICLES 2019

    PART ONE - OVERTURE  I have a disclaimer at the outset. I’m not a fan of the races - be they horses or motors of any kind. Once the final siren sounds on the football season, I find the month or so that follows and corresponds roughly with the Spring Racing Carnival to be the most boring time of the year for sports fans. You turn on the radio and you’re confronted by the monotonous drone of a self-proclaimed racing expert or by the nasally twang of an ex-jockey banging on about the equine p

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 8

    CHANGES 2019 by The Oracle

    PART 1 - IT’S A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED THIS TIME This year’s free agency, trade and draft period will see the usual drama and upheaval as the AFL’s 18 clubs seek to better their lists in order to challenge for finals and possibly premiership honours. Long before the final siren sounded on the season just over a week ago, the maneuvering was under way with player agents and clubs discussing possible player movements and in some cases, deals had already been done.  Yesterday, the r

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 2

    HOW FAR SOUTH? by George on the Outer

    It was appropriate that Melbourne was playing its last game of season 2019 in Hobart.  After all, how much further south could the team go? And much as it has done in many of the previous 22 games, the side managed to extract a loss from a winning position by simply giving the ball back to the opposition time and time again. In fact, they gave it back to the opposition to the tune of 53 points from turnovers while, by way of contrast North Melbourne contributed  only 17 points to their oppo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    COOKED by The Oracle

    I can vividly remember when the Demons ventured onto Blundstone Arena for the first time in early 2016 only to lose to the Kangaroos by 20.11.131 to 21.10.136.    Melbourne was then a team on the up and up: young, enthusiastic and bold. It gave up a huge quarter time deficit after kicking against a strong wind but made that up by half time and fell dramatically short after an exciting high scoring affair.  The team lost no fans that day - they were willing to take the game on and attac

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    HELP by KC rom Casey

    The Casey Demons finished off their home and away season against Frankston at Skybus Stadium on Sunday with a narrow, unconvincing 6-point victory that left the door slightly open for a top eight berth when the VFL finals begin in a fortnight’s time. While sunny skies prevailed over Frankston in the morning, the skies became overcast by noon and heavy waves pounded the bay nearby as the rains came in to greet the players as the game started. And conditions stayed dark and dreary for the rem

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THANKS BUT NO THANKS by George on the Outer

    Thanks, but no thanks! In a round where the club was supposed to thank their fans for the support during the year, the Melbourne Football Club chose to do otherwise with a 53 point loss to a team that sat 15th on the ladder.  Don’t give us cheap jumpers that can’t be sold in the Demon shop.  Don’t give us vouchers to shop there, give us something on the field, which is why we come to the football in the first place. It was a disgraceful performance, which started with a disgracefu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SLEEP OUT AT THE MCG by The Oracle

    Around about 12 months ago Melbourne and Sydney fought out an epic battle between two top eight teams fighting for the best possible ladder position in the lead up to the finals. The Swans triumphed by 9 points at the MCG after the Demons came back from five goals down at three quarter time. But for its poor kicking for goal, Melbourne might well have won the game and finished in the top four. Who knows what might then have happened for the club in September? As a consequence, the person re

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE by KC from Casey

    Two clubs that have been hard hit by injury recently took part in a dour battle under dark clouds and, with intermittent showers falling, it wasn’t a pretty game at Victoria Park on Sunday. Despite all that, the Casey Demons added a little ray of sunshine to their day to get the job done over a "traditional" rival with a 15 point victory over Collingwood VFL that breathed life back into their season. There were a few highlights at the ground that in past days has seen many titanic batt

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THE RETRO ROUND by George on the Outer

    We have seen it all before… Yes, a wonderful idea to showcase what used to be in football.  Big crowds, umpires who knew how to apply the rules and not opinions, high marks, skilful players. But for the Melbourne supporters their retro is what it has been like for the past 10 years. Losing games, end on end, year after year.  Opportunities squandered in front of goal. VFL standard players running around at the MCG. Just more of the same, and the game against Collingwood was no ex

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE PEOPLE SPEAK by The Demonland Crew

    Thanks to Demonlanders for their input into this week’s preview. Ralphius Maximus is short and bittersweet: We'll crack in at the bounce to create a contest, win our share of the ball, butcher the forward movement and get scored on easily from the intercepts. Not that hard to predict. Big Demon says: Unfortunately Collingwood will win because they have a lot more to play for. We will be good in parts but really the season is well over so we will have to put up with those bell

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    WHAT, NO BLOOD? by George on the Outer

    The feeling when turning up to the MCG on a Saturday night to play a top four side in Richmond, while the Melbourne sits cemented in close proximity to the bottom of the table is like attending the Colosseum in Ancient Roman times. The expectation is that a bloodbath is about to occur. There are 100,000 Richmond members and 50,000 Melbourne members, and despite the fact that it turned out to be a wet night after half-time, a crowd of only 37K bothered to turn up. That should never have happ

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...