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When will Melbourne break these embarrassing records?


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3 hours ago, Supreme_Demon said:

Apparently Melbourne was that awful in 1981 (the year I was born) that the coach at the time, Ron Barassi, wrote an apology letter to all Melbourne Demons members! 😖

I can't find it at the moment. But I know a copy of the letter exists somewhere online. 🤔

It was an awful year SD - we won 1 game, by 1 point.

Don't stress, things will pick up soon, as Ron assures us we're in the market for "some top-name interstate recruits"!

If you look carefully in the top right corner, the number for the changerooms is listed!

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49 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

It was an awful year SD - we won 1 game, by 1 point.

Don't stress, things will pick up soon, as Ron assures us we're in the market for "some top-name interstate recruits"!

If you look carefully in the top right corner, the number for the changerooms is listed!

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Great stuff! A piece of MFC history there.

Ron Barassi was right! But it took 40 years instead of the planned 5! 🤣

Hopefully they had photocopiers back in 1981 otherwise Ron Barassi was signing a lot of letters! 😯

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15 hours ago, Supreme_Demon said:

Great stuff! A piece of MFC history there.

Ron Barassi was right! But it took 40 years instead of the planned 5! 🤣

Hopefully they had photocopiers back in 1981 otherwise Ron Barassi was signing a lot of letters! 😯

Maybe not. How many members did we have in those days?

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On 8/23/2023 at 12:20 PM, Demonland said:

Surely @Supermercado has this if it still exists online.

Hadn't seen that before @Grapeviney posted, but Ron did put a weird ad in the papers before returning as coach.

Barassi

On that note, I'd love scans of any member comms from the pre-internet era. Alternatively, if you just want to get rid of any old MFC paperwork PM me and I'll take it off your hands!

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On 8/22/2023 at 6:10 PM, Min Xie said:

We might have a chance to break this record一"No team have won a premiership from the 4th since year 2000." 

Sydney had their chance in 2006, but lost to WC by 1 point in GF.

The irony of this loss is that in 2005 they lost the first week and had to play 4 finals but won the big one whereas in 2006 they won the first week and only had to play 3 and lost. 

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On 8/23/2023 at 5:48 PM, Grapeviney said:

It was an awful year SD - we won 1 game, by 1 point.

Don't stress, things will pick up soon, as Ron assures us we're in the market for "some top-name interstate recruits"!

If you look carefully in the top right corner, the number for the changerooms is listed!

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I was a member then and don't recall ever getting the letter

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1 hour ago, WheeloRatings said:

16 premierships yes and they're in the graphic on 16 from 2000, but they've only won 14 grand finals 😉 Essendon won two premierships without winning a grand final, in 1897 and 1924.

Who else has done that then ? You can only do what the competition allowed you to do at the time. 

What is the ruling on GF's then? And that other teams have had an easy Flag/s.?

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5 minutes ago, 58er said:

Who else has done that then ? You can only do what the competition allowed you to do at the time. 

What is the ruling on GF's then? And that other teams have had an easy Flag/s.?

They're the only two premierships decided without a grand final. They were decided with a round robin (among some other factors), so I wouldn't even say they were easy flags.

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On 9/13/2023 at 6:09 PM, praha said:

Sorry Demonland fam but I have to do it.

Win a Qualifying Final at the MCG

- Last win: 2000 QF vs Carlton (2 games, 2 losses)

Whoops I was thinking semi finals. No QF at the G since 2000 is very sad.

Unfortunately we did create the record of being the first team in the history of the current top 8 system to go out in straight sets from top 4 two years in a row. Sad. 
But we did make three consecutive finals series for the first time since 2006?

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Was listening to Brayshaw and Brownless on the radio this arvo.
Brayshaw declaring he's "happy the best 2 teams are in the GF."
"Well apart from Melbourne who I dunno what happened but, sheet the bed."

The boys are tarnishing their legacy big time.
From GF heros to chokers.

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