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Here's your chance Demonlanders.

It's time for the people to speak.

You tell us who will win this Saturday between Melbourne and GWS Sydney.

A selection of your comments will be published in our match preview on Thursday.

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Both teams have been a bit up and down but on the whole we have been okay since Craig took over. I expect to see a Dees win by between 30-40 points.

Hoping for big games from Toumpas, Viney, Trengove and Nathan Jones against younger opposition.

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If Jeremy Cameron gets going we are in for a bad day.

How can you predict what the MFC will do as last saturday was not football.

I want Neil Craig to be at his absolute best this weekend.

If we get flogged against GW$ that will be THE rock bottom.

I want to see some fight.

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We held Cameron to eight kicks and one goal last time, but there's plenty of weapons in that team if they get their tail up AND open up enough of a gap to insulate them against their traditional last quarter fade out.

Expecting to lose so I'll either be right or surprised.

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We will win and win well.

We were emotionally and physically spent against Norf. Coming back from Darwin and just losing took a lot out of them.

GWS starting favorites will help.

Anyway that's what I reckon. And I usually expect the worst.

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Cameron threatens to tear us a new one. Knowing our luck, $cully will collect 35 and Cameron will bag 10. Sheedy will have a [censored] eating grin at the after match presser. God help us.

l feel a bit that way as well, l reckon we'll get done, not by much but we won't win.

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If Jeremy Cameron gets going we are in for a bad day.

How can you predict what the MFC will do as last saturday was not football.

I want Neil Craig to be at his absolute best this weekend.

If we get flogged against GW$ that will be THE rock bottom.

I want to see some fight.

I think WYL summed it up well - how can one possibly predict what the Mfc will do next.

If we decide to come out and play we could have a day out but if we don't we will get flogged.

From memory their midfield killed us last time with their pace and spread.

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If we play like peahearts as last Saturday GWS will flogg us

This could be Melbournes most embarrasing day

God help us please

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I don't think that the biggest factor working against us will be Jeremy Cameron (he can be contained by Garland and/or McDonald), but I do think SKODA Stadium will be.

This is a small "boutique" ground that I believe has flukey winds and is one that we have never played on before. The average crowd size has been around the 8,000 mark, so at least not too many will be there to witness our demise (should it happen), in person.

While lack of local knowledge will work against us, by the same token, the size of the ground means that we have a better chance of moving the ball into our forward 50 more frequently, and this could play to our advantage if Dawes, Watts and Fitzpatrick are on song.

Dees should get up by 11 points in what will be a close and hard fought encounter.

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A 12 goal last quarter from the last time they met should fill the boys with some confidence.

GWS are in better form, but I hope the boys really play with some pride and don't allow themselves to be GWS' only scalp for the year.

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The journey of the Melbourne Football Club has come to this, a game against the leagues bottom club to be played at a former baseball ground come animal arena sited deep in enemy territory of Sydney's West.

Despite the less than inspiring locale the greatest concern is that this lowly team doesn't embarrass us. Yes you read it right, that the leagues least successful team doesn't humiliate us.

The shame , the shame

How the mighty have fallen !

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I think it's known to everyone, us as supporters, the media, and undoubtedly the players, that this is GWS' best chance for a win this year.

They kicked us around for 3 quarters at our home earlier this year, and will use that as evidence and motivation.

Make no mistake, this is the Giants biggest game for the year.

Our team knows it, and how we respond will reveal just how damaged we really are.

If we're all honest, our psychological form this year would suggest we will crumble like the crumbliest of things.

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We haven't played a game at Skoda stadium yet.. Our interstate record is truly awful.. Our players will succumb to the perceived pressure of 'surely we can't lose this game' syndrome. I think it will be a 3-4 goal victory to GWS. We haven't played a game at Skoda stadium yet. Our interstate record is truly awful. Our players will succumb to the perceived pressure of "surely we can't lose this game"syndrome.

I think it will be a 3-4 goal victory to GWS.

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Melbourne has hardly fired a shot this year despite having the man who was reputed to be the world's greatest fitness guru, David Misson whose job description is "Elite Performance Manager". When he was at Sydney they went through the weeks leading up to the finals and then right through to the big one with virtually no injuries, having to make only one change to their line up in the last ten weeks before the grand final. With a settled side like that, they were odds on to win a flag and win one they did.

When he was appointed to the Melbourne job I thought "happy days are here again" but the reality has been no change. We just keep getting important players injured. Like James Frawley on the eve of a game v GWS which has this flash young FF kicking lots of goals. Last week it was Colin Garland and Dean Terlich was one of the mystery injuries of the week. What next.

Things were looking up for a while and we had only one or two changes every week after Neil Craig took over but this week, I think there will be changes aplenty. And there will have to be if we are to get up and win in the long, cold shadow of Phil Scully at Skoda Stadium.

Don't know why but I'm tipping Melbourne to win by a point.

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Cameron is in great form.

And who would be just the man to hold him?

Hammie Frawley.

So who will get him now? Pedersen ?(LOL) Garland maybe, or McDonald.

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