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I must say that this has been the most inspiring win from our boys that I have seen for a long time (if ever)!

All the experts gave us no hope, most Demonlanders (including myself) similarly felt it was a waste of petrol journey down the Geelong Road and (after all) we were playing at the Cattery with many of our Stars out. This was the day we rested Hogan, played our young lads (Stretch and ANB) to get games into them and played guys such as M. Jones and Bail, who most people were clambering to delist. Nobody thougt we were a remote chance, however the impossible happened because our lads:

1) played with vigour,

2) played as a team,

3) backed themselves and each other, and

4) showed determination.

It was particularly exciting to watch how they lifted in the last ten minutes and put the game beyond doubt. There was question unlike the previous week (when most assumed it was a winnable match)!

This team has a future next year when:

1) Hogan, Kent and JKH resume in the Forward mix,

2) Petracca, Trengrove and Vanders are inserted into our midfield mix,

3) Salem, Garland and Grimes resume in the Back half,

4) we have some good veratile talls who can play front and back (Frost, Fitzy, Pederson),

5) Gawn and Spencil have another dozen games under their belt,

6) ANB, Stretch, O. McDonald and Harmes all have more developed bodies and more confidence, and

7) it dawns that we have some depth after all hidden away (M. Jones).

Conratulations to Vince, Tyson, Brayshaw, Garlett, Dunn and all those responsible for showing leadership yesterday! I am feeling very bullish about our future. Does anyone feel otherwise?

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Jamar just lost his playing licence yesterday.

Unfortunate but these things happen to all older players at some stage.

Bail played his first 4 quarter game along with a few others,the team effort thing was actually a "team effort thing" for once.

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What an awesome effort from the entire team, and a welcome surprise for all the long suffering supporters. This win goes down in the memory banks and helps to eradicate the past experiences at the cattery. Fantastic for the MFC!

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Loved Matty Jones

Took his opportunity showed he can do it at this level

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Loved watching best mates, ANB and young Strech, arm in arm singing the song for the first (of many) time. Must been a special moment for them and their families. I bet old Steven would of been belting the song out where ever he was

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Loved watching best mates, ANB and young Strech, arm in arm singing the song for the first (of many) time. Must been a special moment for them and their families. I bet old Steven would of been belting the song out where ever he was

There were 6 players sitting behind us all day and when we got well in front during the last quarter i turned around and said "well that gets rid of 186",got smiles from the players as they rushed down to the concourse to be part of the win.

It seemed that a new dawn had arrived for the playing list,and was beautiful to see.

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I must say that this has been the most inspiring win from our boys that I have seen for a long time (if ever)!

All the experts gave us no hope, most Demonlanders (including myself) similarly felt it was a waste of petrol journey down the Geelong Road and (after all) we were playing at the Cattery with many of our Stars out. This was the day we rested Hogan, played our young lads (Stretch and ANB) to get games into them and played guys such as M. Jones and Bail, who most people were clambering to delist. Nobody thougt we were a remote chance, however the impossible happened because our lads:

1) played with vigour,

2) played as a team,

3) backed themselves and each other, and

4) showed determination.

It was particularly exciting to watch how they lifted in the last ten minutes and put the game beyond doubt. There was question unlike the previous week (when most assumed it was a winnable match)!

This team has a future next year when:

1) Hogan, Kent and JKH resume in the Forward mix,

2) Petracca, Trengrove and Vanders are inserted into our midfield mix,

3) Salem, Garland and Grimes resume in the Back half,

4) we have some good veratile talls who can play front and back (Frost, Fitzy, Pederson),

5) Gawn and Spencil have another dozen games under their belt,

6) ANB, Stretch and Harmes all have more developed bodies and more confidence, and

7) it dawns that we have some depth after all hidden away (M. Jones).

Conratulations to Vince, Tyson, Brayshaw, Garlett, Dunn and all those responsible for showing leadership yesterday! I am feeling very bullish about our future. Does anyone feel otherwise?

Yeah but where to put them and for whom!....can we ask the afl for special dispensation to allow an extended bench for 35

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Victories earn Respect. A few of our young boys may have ended a few denior careers

I hope so as old habits die hard. Such a shame it wasn't 2 in a row

But maybe a few of our young guns were angry....

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Victories earn Respect. A few of our young boys may have ended a few denior careers

I hope so as old habits die hard. Such a shame it wasn't 2 in a row

But maybe a few of our young guns were angry....

Think you are right there SWYL.

At the siren of last weeks St K game young and senior players were truly gutted.

That loss hurt and cut deep. They knew they, collectively let it slip!

That hurt stuck in their craw all week and they were out for redemption!

Finally, finally, losing hurt!

Could well be the StK loss was more of a turning point than yesterdays victory.

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Victories earn Respect. A few of our young boys may have ended a few denior careers

I hope so as old habits die hard. Such a shame it wasn't 2 in a row

But maybe a few of our young guns were angry....

Definitely had an influence on the final result, when Geelong got close with 6mins to go, i think it was on everyones mind....

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I am still angry about the Aints game mainly because it has put the final 8 beyond reach, but if infact it is the catalyst that actually woke this club up then i can deal with that.

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I am still angry about the Aints game mainly because it has put the final 8 beyond reach, but if infact it is the catalyst that actually woke this club up then i can deal with that.

Id be happy with 9th. (sort of)

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Id be happy with 9th. (sort of)

the next psychological barrier is to back it up the following week. I am glad we are playing Meth Coke.

It will mean the effort must be switched on to have any chance of winning

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Id be happy with 9th. (sort of)

But that wouldn't really be fair to Richmond... where will they finish?

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Despite the fact he didn't have a disposal in the first half, I loved Howe's game. Threw himself at everything and helped bring the ball to ground.

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