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.


Bernie Vince Suspended for 1 Week


JV7

Recommended Posts

8 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Just re-watched the incident.

Unless Macmillan was acting by falling to the ground in the hope of stealing a free kick, I reckon Vince just got him.

As a result, 2 down to 1. Maybe if we're extremely lucky, a fine but it wasn't a good look.

A Norf player, one of Scott's boys, Harvey's teammate staging for a free?  No. Would never happen.  

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

31 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Maybe - gotta squeeze Garlett and possibly Brayshaw in too. 

Someone else should come out for Garlett for team balance.

If it's form (and fitness) based then ANB has to be a big chance.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought one week was fair until i watched the video again. Does anyone else think that if you got elbowed in the jaw your head would move sideways? Seems the North player has some incedible neck muscles that mean he can be elbowed in the jaw and only have his head go back and his arms go up. Incredible! The sessions with NIDA through the week are paying dividends for North.

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, JackoTheMuss said:

Any update on Brayshaw, will he be 100% assuming he's the best replacement? 

I think he is. Can't see him being as damaging but in many ways this might work out ok for both parties. Gus has to perform to keep his spot the following week. He has to really go for it so we get to see where he really sits right at this moment form/fitness wise and we as a club should benefit on match day as well.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

43 minutes ago, P-man said:

Someone else should come out for Garlett for team balance.

If it's form (and fitness) based then ANB has to be a big chance.

Poor old Grimesy is getting further back in the queue. Not helped by being on call for the firsts and missing out on the Casey demolition 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, P-man said:

Someone else should come out for Garlett for team balance.

If it's form (and fitness) based then ANB has to be a big chance.

Who though? Our forward line was predominantly Hogan, Watts, Kent and Frost, then was filled on a rotating basis with mids - Harmes, Kennedy, Vanders, Bernie and Oliver all spent time there. 

I think really, despite Garlett usually playing close to goals, when making a calculation of team balance, you have to count him in the pool of midfielders, because that is who fills his role when he is out. Him playing frees up Kennedy et al to spend more time in the middle, so in essence it becomes Kennedy et al replacing Vince, and Garlett replacing Kennedy et al.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


I'd be rather partial to replacing Vince with Hunt. Not sure if he's ready yet, but starting to do some decent things at Casey. ANB strikes me as more of general purpose utility with a good tank, but Vince provides us with a lot of drive, and I'm not sure ANB has that kind of penetration to his kicking. (not sure Hunt does either, but if he can gain an extra 10m through running, we'd get the same result).

An opportunity also for Tyson to step up.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Chris said:

I thought one week was fair until i watched the video again. Does anyone else think that if you got elbowed in the jaw your head would move sideways? Seems the North player has some incedible neck muscles that mean he can be elbowed in the jaw and only have his head go back and his arms go up. Incredible! The sessions with NIDA through the week are paying dividends for North.

it wasn't a throw of the elbow or anything it was just a block.  & not a deliberate action but a reaction.  from surprise & defence.

 

There was no force in it,  at all.   We should fight it,  get it down to a fine.

Edited by dee-luded
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

55 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Absolutely hate to see Vince rubbed for a week.

But can't complain about this one. It was there.

 

Only if he made contact.  Stupid to put himself in that position but if he didn't touch him or only glanced him surely a reprimand is sufficient. If this was a Selwood or Mitchell no way would they have copped time.

Edit - especially considering his record.

Edited by Dr. Gonzo
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The charge is that he struck him in the neck.

Silly thing to do raising the elbow. Also unnecessary.

However, if you wanted to run an appeal, I would show the Merrett forearm hit on Pederson, as Pedersen was marking the ball, which sent him from the field bleeding with a broken nose.

That was deemed not sufficient force to rub out Merrett.

No breaks, or blood on MacMillan.  Also didn't leave the field.

All that said, I don't see us appealing.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Nasher said:

Who though? Our forward line was predominantly Hogan, Watts, Kent and Frost, then was filled on a rotating basis with mids - Harmes, Kennedy, Vanders, Bernie and Oliver all spent time there. 

I think really, despite Garlett usually playing close to goals, when making a calculation of team balance, you have to count him in the pool of midfielders, because that is who fills his role when he is out. Him playing frees up Kennedy et al to spend more time in the middle, so in essence it becomes Kennedy et al replacing Vince, and Garlett replacing Kennedy et al.

That's a reasonable case but we're talking about our leading possession getter on the weekend and best player against the Pies in recent meetings. Garlett doesn't fill that void. ANB or Brayshaw, again assuming full fitness, go closer.

Stretch would come in for Garlett as he was the late in to replace him. I think we got the balance pretty right on Sunday and team selection should reflect that.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


I think the fact that most on here successfully predicted the tribunal result shows that claims about inconsistency at the tribunal are overplayed. It was definitely a reportable offence and one week is fair.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, WAClark said:

I think the fact that most on here successfully predicted the tribunal result shows that claims about inconsistency at the tribunal are overplayed. It was definitely a reportable offence and one week is fair.

Correct.

And it was a stupid decision by Vince. It could prove very costly given his form and he has been fantastic on the likes of Pendlebury previously. 

I know he has many credits for people around here on Demonland and there hasn't been that much angst. But he does have form with left field incidents such as this. And he's effectively put his team and club under the pump as a result. The return of Sidebottom to the Pies line up strengthens their midfield whilst ours has been weakened significantly IMV.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, WAClark said:

I think the fact that most on here successfully predicted the tribunal result shows that claims about inconsistency at the tribunal are overplayed. It was definitely a reportable offence and one week is fair.

The fact that what most posters said on here came true is in itself no evidence that the tribunal is consistent - just that this one was pretty blatant and deserved a week.  The question is would a favoured son have got a lesser penalty.  We can't tell for sure without entering a parallel universe, but there is enough history to suggest that they may have. 

Sure probably most of their run-of-the-mill decisions are reasonably 'consistent'.  It's the egregious ones that favour certain stars which are the reason the tribunal is held in contempt by many of us.

Edited by sue
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, WAClark said:

I think the fact that most on here successfully predicted the tribunal result shows that claims about inconsistency at the tribunal are overplayed. It was definitely a reportable offence and one week is fair.

What are you saying because most here said "Bernie didn't hit the Norf player, he missed and the Norf player was acting. But knowing our luck at this tribunal we'll get 2 weeks down to 1" then the tribunal is being consistent?

That is seriously misguided.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Seeing the incident one week is fair. Stupid and unnecessary from Bernie, and it punishes his teammates with him being unavailable this week. 

On the positive Brayshaw will come in for him and Bernie can rest up ready to give Cotchin a bath. 

Link to comment
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
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
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.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Demonland Forums  

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    TRAINING: Friday 19th April 2024

    They are out for a run just as it starts raining. It didn't last long, ended up a reasonable session weather wise.  Light duties, BBB, rehab Farris-White, Melky, Salem and Spargo, all with private trainers. They are all playing soccer, huge amount of noise. 36-40 (difficult to get a count) in the main squad, biggest I've seen it in ages. Choco is barking out the orders. Goody has intense body language as he observes. Bowey in a lime green cap (no contact), and in the sim

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports

    ICEBREAKER by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons have broken the ice for season 2024 with a pulsating come-from-behind victory over Port Melbourne in which it took the lead for the first time at the halfway mark of the final quarter. The game played in mild Autumn conditions in neutral territory at Kinetic Park, Frankston, never reached great heights in standard but it proved gripping in character at the end at the Casey Demons overcame the Borough to win by 15 points after trailing badly early in the second half.  P

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey 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 |
    Match Reports 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 188

    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 53

    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 44

    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 505

    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
  • 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 06

    Discussion of all the other games that don't involve the Demons in Round 06 ... READ MORE

    Demonland | Round 06

  • Training  

    Friday, 19th April 2024

    Veteran Demonland Trackwatcher Kev Martin headed down to Gosch's Paddock today to bring you his observations from training ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 19

  • Latest Podcast      

    PODCAST: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The boys dissected the disappointing loss to Brisbane rueing our poor work at the stoppages, debated the role that fatigue played and lamenting the loss of Christian Salem ... LISTEN

    Demonland | April 16

  • 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 16

  • Casey Report      

    ICE BREAKER by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons have broken the ice for season 2024 with a pulsating come-from-behind victory over Port Melbourne in which it took the lead for the first time at the halfway mark of the final quarter ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 14

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    Shane McAdam Hamstring 1-2 Weeks
    Marty Hore Thumb 1-2 Weeks
    Charlie Spargo Achilles 3 Weeks
    Christian Salem Hamstring 3-4 Weeks
    Jake Bowey Shoulder 4-5 Weeks
    Jake Melksham ACL 9-11 Weeks
    Joel Smith Suspension TBA

  • Player of the Year  


        PLAYER VOTES
    1 Max Gawn 67
    2 Christian Petracca 55
    3 Steven May 35
    4 Jack Viney 28
    5 Alex Neal-Bullen 27
    6 Clayton Oliver 22
    7 Bayley Fritsch 19
    8 Trent Rivers 16
    9 Judd McVee 15
    10 Kade Chandler 14

        FULL TABLE
  • Demonland Interviews 



  • Upcoming Events 

×
×
  • Create New...