Jump to content
  • Podcast:      

Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, ProDee said:

I miss Harmes !

At least he offers some run off half back. Michie is slow and has turned it over almost every time he's had it.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Dear Coaching staff - EFFEN WELL TAG GIBBS!!!!!!!! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need to shut down Gibbs and Cripps. 

Big big big big second half required. Did I say enough bigs? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They can do no wrong, but momentum really turned in the middle of that quarter. That free against Bernie really wasn't a free kick and I suspect the umpire knew it after he paid it. 

Really dissapointed in the midfield this week. The contested ball numbers are out of control.

Strangely I still have faith. Just need a few things to click as our forward line has the ability to get it done if we get in down there quickly. 

Viney looks to be struggling. Not sure if he's had a different role the last few weeks but he seems to just be late to the ball instead of in and under.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

why is stretch in such panic seems to have lost confidence in 1 week

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, DemonDan83 said:

Let's see what the coaches can do with them at half time!

Are there any coaches here today ? :huh:

Game so far wouldn't indicate it :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If we lose this game and then come out and smash Geelong i might have to find another club. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could have drafted Cripps ahead of Salem. Jason Taylor's decision?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Chook said:

It really didn't. He stood exactly where he was and realised only too late that he wasn't in the right spot. He still would have marked it if he'd jumped at the right time.

Yeah that kick from watts was perfect.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

reckon we brought anb & Michie in to counter the wet weather... too bad it's not raining!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We will win, clean up inside 50's and have a crack in the middle

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Team selection again baffling. 

For one Pedersen ahead of Weiderman would help. Weids will be good but he isn't ready and we need to win right now! 

Michie is useless. Soooo slow. I guess we expected rain. He can take Bugg and go back to the VFL. 

Viney, Jones and Gawn having shockers. How can we win like that?

So were you saying the same thing against Hawthorn????  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

too many doing too little

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't stand to watch the second half. I'll watch the replay if we win but for now I'm off for a very wet lunch.

Cmon, boys!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, A F said:

At least he offers some run off half back. Michie is slow and has turned it over almost every time he's had it.

89% DE says otherwise. He's been average but there's no need to be silly about it.

Most of the team are playing like puss here. Scapegoats might ease the pain but that's the reality.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

They can do no wrong, but momentum really turned in the middle of that quarter. That free against Bernie really wasn't a free kick and I suspect the umpire knew it after he paid it. 

Really dissapointed in the midfield this week. The contested ball numbers are out of control.

Strangely I still have faith. Just need a few things to click as our forward line has the ability to get it done if we get in down there quickly. 

Viney looks to be struggling. Not sure if he's had a different role the last few weeks but he seems to just be late to the ball instead of in and under.

yes but hogan seems to be playing on the wing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

They can do no wrong, but momentum really turned in the middle of that quarter. That free against Bernie really wasn't a free kick and I suspect the umpire knew it after he paid it. 

Really dissapointed in the midfield this week. The contested ball numbers are out of control.

Strangely I still have faith. Just need a few things to click as our forward line has the ability to get it done if we get in down there quickly

Viney looks to be struggling. Not sure if he's had a different role the last few weeks but he seems to just be late to the ball instead of in and under.

Sometimes you can see the required intensity, and hunger for the contest even though you are a fair way behind on the scoreboard, and that always gives you hope.

 

We are being annihilated in the contest, and are looking as flat as a tack. I have very little confidence that we can finish in front.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last year we were behind by 47 points at half-time and outscored then by 24 in the second half.  It was too little too late. 

My gut feel is we'll win this and if we do it will show a new level of maturity.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great response from Dom Tyson (after a poor start). He was influential in the second quarter, part the reason we clawed back into the game.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Mr Steve said:

We need to get someone on Donjon Rosebury and Mitchell they are killing us.

who or what is a donjon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Josh said:

We will win, clean up inside 50's and have a crack in the middle

 

 

I bloody hope so.

About the only positive I can find at the moment is that we have played like almost total crap, but are still in the game on the scoreboard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    SUNSMART by George on the Outer

    If you don’t want to get sunburnt, you follow the Sunsmart rules.  Melbourne took the advice and with their season on the line, avoided getting burnt by the Gold Coast Suns, with a gripping 17 point win. It was a match that could have gone either way, with the sides within a kick of each other for all but the final minutes of the final quarter. Melbourne had stretched the lead earlier in the game to 18 points, but that quickly evaporated to a neck and neck race to the finish.  Finally,

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    NORTH OF THE BORDER by The Oracle

    The outcomes of Melbourne’s recent games against the Gold Coast Suns are a pretty good barometer of how the teams are faring. The Demons easily accounted for them twice in 2018, the last win being a 96-point cakewalk at the MCG in Round 20 when they scored a whopping 21.17.143 to 7.5.47. Ironically, Melbourne’s score of 9.3.57 at the first break that afternoon is leading its highest score for a full game to date this year by 3 points. In those days, they played fast, skillful football, moved th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews 5

    PACK YOUR BAGS by George on The Outer

    The scene was captured by the TV camera’s before the match with a view of the Melbourne side’s bags packed next to the team bus to facilitate their flight up north to the AFL hub where they will play their next matches. However, on the basis of the efforts against Richmond, unless things change, and change rapidly, there will be some who will be told to pack their bags on a more permanent basis. Once again, the supporters got much the same story from this match against Richmond, as

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SOUTH OF THE BORDER by the Oracle

    Thankfully they moved this week’s game from Sydney where the sun shines and the virus breeds ever so slowly and almost nobody returns a positive test. The change of fixture comes at precisely the right time to allow everyone in town to head to the MCG on Sunday at around 3:30pm, not to catch up with what’s going on inside the ground but rather, to do what’s fashionable for woke folk in 2020 — pulling down statues. It’s time for Kevin Bartlett and Leigh Matthews to go but you can’t touch Norm Smi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    LESSONS IN LOSING by George on the Outer

    Turn up for the game and look like you want to win it.  Melbourne lost this game to Geelong, a game after a couple of extended breaks, looking like they were at the end of a 22 game season. Right from the start there was a lack of intensity across the board, as the Demons played exactly the type of game that the ageing Geelong list wanted. Geelong repeatedly played possession footy, to avoid having to run those ageing legs, something that Melbourne failed to exploit.  To use the oft quot

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    QUARRANTINO by Whispering Jack

    At a little after 4.00pm last Saturday, the MCG ceased to be the centre of the AFL universe. That was when the AFL’s el supremo Gil McLaughlin announced that the Bombers’ Conor McKenna had returned a COVID-19 positive result and declared that the game set for the following day between Essendon and Melbourne was postponed.  What followed was truly the stuff of a pulp fiction novel. We witnessed a suitcase load of mental gymnastics and spin calculated to let McKenna (and the Essendon Football

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    WHADDA WE SING? by Whispering Jack

    When the Melbourne team sang “The Grand Old Flag” last Saturday at Marvel Stadium in the absence of skipper Max Gawn, Ed Langford and Adam Tomlinson who were first time winners at their new club and Jayden Hunt, the leading goal kicker of the day it was passed off as an honest mistake. Taken in isolation, it most probably was accidental but the problem is that little accidents have been happening far too often in the club’s recent history and, in this case, it was symptomatic not only of a day t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A POINT OF DIFFERENCE by George on the Outer

    It was Melbourne v Carlton at the comics stadium; a game between 16 and 17 in 2019. How could anyone pick a winner?  There had to be a point of difference, and so it would prove to be as the Demons literally fell over the line at the end, by a solitary point. In an almost complete replica of the Richmond v Collingwood game two nights previously, one of the sides (Melbourne in this case) rushed out to a five goal lead in the first quarter, while the Blues failed to bother the goal umpir

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    EXPOSED FORM by The Oracle

    Carlton fancies itself to beat Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on Saturday and, based on exposed form, why not? The Blues took it right up to the reigning premiers in their last up start and the Demons were simply horrible against the Eagles at Optus Stadium. That opening game of the season revived all of the nightmares of 2019 for a team that went inside the 50 metre arc 45 times, an advantage of 10 times over the home side and yet lost by almost five goals. Such statistics sum it up for a gam

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SOCIAL DISTANCING by George on the Outer

    It was good to see the MFC players practicing the directives about social distancing at the game against West Coast.  Pity was that they continued to do so after the first bounce of the ball, as they allowed numerous WCE players run around un-hindered, with not a Melbourne player within 1.5 metres of them! They then found themselves looking at nearly a 5 goal deficit at the first break, which was to be essentially the final margin for the game. It is difficult to judge exactly what is going

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BEST IN SHOW by Whispering Jack

    I am writing this knowing that the AFL has deemed that the opening round of competition will proceed but fully believing that it should not.  The world is going through cataclysmic change as a result of the overwhelming spread of the Covid-19 virus and I agree that a distraction like sport would be good for the public. However, while the physical threat to the population is bad enough, there are other  issues to be addressed including the mental health of the community and the effects on th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    TASSIE DEVILS by Van Demon

    If you were looking for something new from the Demons that wasn’t there last year, you didn’t have to look further than the perfectly trimmed grass surface of UTAS Stadium last night as the team steamrolled the Hawks to record a comprehensive 32-point victory to complete their Marsh Community Series commitments for 2020. One new thing was the fact that for the second Marsh game in a row, the team finished full of running and they dominated the second half without the presence or the dominan

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...