Jump to content

  • Demonland Interviews

DemonLad5

WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - STEVEN MAY

Recommended Posts

5 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Have we enough Shekels or script to land May and Lever ?

Id rather lever personally.

Lever is handy but hardly the player many here seem to be moisting up over. He's of the size (regardless of his toughness) that will still get man-handled by the big KPF's just like Omac does.

We need a big, strong, experienced and skillful KPD in the team.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Demonland the day after a win:

The premiership is ours!

Demonland the day after a loss:

Trade everyone!

(Closely followed by 14 pages of arguing with each other about the order in which to trade - and who is the 'softest' of our players)

 

  • Like 14

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Demons11 said:

Other priorities other than a key back??? This has to be our number 1 priority.  

A mature back up ruck would be nice.

At least we have our tall defence 'covered', they just need to improve a bit.

  • Like 1

Share this post


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

Lever is handy but hardly the player many here seem to be moisting up over. He's of the size (regardless of his toughness) that will still get man-handled by the big KPF's just like Omac does.

We need a big, strong, experienced and skillful KPD in the team.

Happy to take May. Can't see us getting him without selling the farm.

Lever , i think might be more gettable ( realistically ) and might slot in and develop into that Gorilla minder we need.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a boneheaded idea to trade Tyson.

We get the May done with draft picks or players like Kent. Don't touch the midfield we're building. We still need another A grade or two in there. No point taking out the very good depth we have.

Otherwise, we go a lot harder at Lever, who is much younger.

Edited by A F
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, stevethemanjordan said:

Please go away with your pointless stats. 

Watch the game. Not the stats sheet.

Surprise, surprise. A poster responds to your puerile offer of $10 to a poster to find 'one strong attribute that Oscar has to his game'.  A poster responds with not one but two 'strong attributes' - one percenters (which is actually a goods stat in terms of assessing a players effort level) and endurance, which is an obvious strength of OMac. And you derisively reject both points. Classic case of confirmation bias if i ever saw one.

OMac played well last week and was ok this week. And i watched both games. His effort, spoiling, ability to run back with the flight of the ball and not give away a free, his ability to play his part in a zone defense, his work ethic and his team first attitude are all strong attributes that Oscar brings to his game. You can give my $10 to Demonland.

Edited by binman
  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

May would be a fantastic get and is more primed for an immediate impact than Lever is.

However, we may have picked the wrong year to poach from Gold Coast.  They're going to demand a lot for him as he's a co-captain of the club, a very good player and vital  for their structure.  Brisbane and GC are going to have to put their foot down one day and make a stand or else players and other clubs are going to continue to pick away at their carcass.  Every year there's a lot of talk from them, but it never gets seen through.

I'm not saying we have to overpay, but I feel we'll have to pay what he's worth.  First rounder (10-14) and a player (ANB, Kent, Stretch)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

End of the day we want the best 22 players in the league on our field. If May is gettable, he is an upgrade on present day OMac and Frost. I cannot help but think though that we might be making a mistake there as Rance and Hurley are the only two KPD who are better than Tom Mc and O Mac is progressing roughly the same as T Mac. I dont know what we do here at all. 

I've heard that Lever is happy (only one source so not confirmable) but May is very gettable. As the last poster said, first rounder and something at least. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Dee-licious said:

End of the day we want the best 22 players in the league on our field. If May is gettable, he is an upgrade on present day OMac and Frost. I cannot help but think though that we might be making a mistake there as Rance and Hurley are the only two KPD who are better than Tom Mc and O Mac is progressing roughly the same as T Mac. I dont know what we do here at all. 

I've heard that Lever is happy (only one source so not confirmable) but May is very gettable. As the last poster said, first rounder and something at least. 

First Rd pick would suffice, maybe a fringe player at a stretch.  A first rounder plus Tyson or Salem is overs particularly as he is out of contract

Edited by Demons11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Luther said:

A mature back up ruck would be nice.

At least we have our tall defence 'covered', they just need to improve a bit.

They are not big enough, we need a big key defender.  We have enough rucks, we have just been unlucky this year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

58 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Would've thought most of Garry's ideas come from here

Sorry moon I had to read ur comments twice as I thought u said "Garys ideas come from his rear". 

My mstake.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Bates Mate said:

big yes from me, big strong unit who uses the ball well. has good leadership qualities and most importantly a football brain.

our three talls the maccas and frost all have at times horrible disposal and lack footy smarts.

frost is only 194 - not a genuine tall these days.

we also are missing 1 tall kpf

in fact we are in pretty bad shape with kp talls and talls depth

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

frost is only 194 - not a genuine tall these days.

we also are missing 1 tall kpf

in fact we are in pretty bad shape with kp talls and talls depth

Noticed may is listed as 193 & 102kg. I'd love a 198cm KD sometime. As for me i want him but only for one pic and no player. if that can't get it done walk away and hope we develop and gel by the end of the year.

http://www.goldcoastfc.com.au/player-profile/steven-may

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

They are not big enough, we need a big key defender.  We have enough rucks, we have just been unlucky this year

How do you figure? 

May is listed as 193cm and 102kg.

Tom McDonald is listed as 194cm and 101kg. Oscar is 196cm and 97kg, Frost a little smaller at 194cm and 94kg. 

May looks to have a different kind of body shape but I don't think it's about size, it's about the way they use their height and weight. May is better at that and would be a great addition, but these guys can learn IMO.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Watts Jurrah Dunn? said:

For those that missed it, Sam Maclure asked Garry later in the program "You've brought May up twice this morning in relation to Melbourne...what do you know?".  Lyon said he knew nothing other than May was "very gettable".

Personally, giving our first pick and $600k+ for May (who plays next year as a 26 year old) wouldn't be my first priority.  I appreciate you can't have too many good players but we have absolutely glaring deficiencies with outside midfield pace, and a genuine 200cm forward/ruck.  I'd be fixing those gaping holes first.  Alex Rance wouldn't have done much on Brown yesterday with the way it was being walked in through the corridor.

In essence I agree with you WJD, however, if May is gettable I would think it is a priority. He brings leadership, strength and a mongrel we are so badly lacking. At his best he would make OMac,TMac & Frost and others around him better players and free them up for what they do best.Yes, we don't want to sell the farm. First round pick is probably too much, unless we have stellar run and finish high on the ladder (unlikely). Prefer a player and second round pick. GC won't like that but if he really wants to go players usually hold the whip hand. $600,00 may seem steep but after forking out similar for Chris Dawes it seems like chicken feed. Agree, re second forward/ ruck and outside speed but I'm not sure any more vital than the potential qualities May would bring to us. Anyway, probably a moot point. He will most likely re sign with the Suns and after they beat us this week why would he want to come to the Demons? *Money on Lynch to kick 7 given reasonable conditions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whilst i still think Lever an EASIER get and less expensive what of May ?

At 26 , a perfect age to come in. Ready to go, Should have 5-6 seasons in him and instantly fixes a problem, not maybe .

Oscar if still around becomes depth and a student in waiting getting the odd game through list rotation and/or injuries... As it ought to be.

Don't like our chances but obviously something behind the scenes prompting rumours.

Our list still short of 'fixed'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd recruit this bloke just so he can line opposition players up with his trademark big bumps. I'm sick of seeing us pushed around by mediocre teams like we did on the weekend. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, A F said:

It's a boneheaded idea to trade Tyson.

We get the May done with draft picks or players like Kent. Don't touch the midfield we're building. We still need another A grade or two in there. No point taking out the very good depth we have.

Otherwise, we go a lot harder at Lever, who is much younger.

Agree. Our first rounder should do it, maybe trade of late picks in there too. May isnt worth more than a 1st round pick. 

Don't trade our top 6-7 mids: Clary, Jones, Tyson, Salem, Trac, Viney and (hopefully) Brayshaw.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not if he costs the farm $ and picks wise. We have competent recruiters now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is purely opinion but Jake Spencer is a RFA at years end and is a Qld boy. I would be loathe to see him go but he has been forgotten in the rush to get Max back. We need a back up ruckman but Gold Coast rely heavily on Witts and GCS may target Jake if we start targetting theirs. As an RFA we don't have much bargaining power either. 

As we know from other threads all clubs have the next 2-3 years planned for recruiting from under 18's, free agents and others who cannot get a game but may fill a role. I find Lyon's comments unhelpfull. We need to shore up our own stable and look after our a grders and reserves before we look too far afield

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

And this is why May has to be pur number 1 target ahead of Lever. Big solid defender that we haven't had since Chip Frawley. Its good to have rebounding defenders but examples like Hawkins and Brown will kill us.

Yeah. In terms of quality, it's Lever all the way. A lot depends on what happens to the existing guys. You never know when they might make like the Brown boys and free agent themselves away.

I'm for the May signing. Would get us very seriously considered for finals. But in terms of age profiles, I'd really love to see us stash a Talia type away and wait 3 years. The real red meat on the list is still 19-22.

Speaking of Lever. What does the Hartigan signing do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brown would not have been able to mark everything in the air if may were playing! 

May is 5 times the player oscar is and oscar will be lucky to ever be as good as may is now

around the mark of all Aus for the next 8 years, leader 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

May is exactly what we need and should be gettable. He is out of contract. Convince him we are the home for him and the rest will sort itself out for something fair and reasonable. We also need to find some further outside midfield speed for the wings and flanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No doubt we should chase him.  I'm always a little skittish when it comes to trading high draft picks, but I think we're in a position now where our list is young enough that we can add these types of players and not miss a beat.

Other clubs will be interested, but I know we would have the salary cap room and the obvious position down back for him that we might be able to coax him down.  Hopefully the club are right into him at the minute.

Share this post


Link to post
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
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.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    THE LAST POST by George on the Outer

    The Last Post sounded out in memory of the fallen around a packed MCG at the Anzac Eve match against Richmond. The silence of the crowd assembled was in tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But the Last Post was also an appropriate symbol of the finals aspirations now gone for the Melbourne Football club, after a mere six rounds of the 2019 Season.   How far has this team fallen!  From a Preliminary final contestant barely six months ago, to cellar dwelle

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE BRIGHT SIDE by Whispering Jack

    I don’t often agree with Dermott Brereton but he came close to the mark last week when he labelled Melbourne a “team of downhill skiers” that works much harder offensively than it does defensively.  And he was looking at the bright side of the team’s game plan. That proposition has been clear since before the season started. It was obvious from the first JLT game against Richmond when the team leaked multiple goals in a short space of time as players gave metres away to opposition forwards.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    CASEY VS THE AUSSIES by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons played an exhibition match against an Australian Under 19 team at the MCG on Easter Saturday but the game was played with more than half an eye on the fact that whilst their senior counterpart was taking part in their AFL Round 5 game against St Kilda later that afternoon, they also had an assignment just four days later against Richmond.  The team, with 10 AFL Demons, opened strongly and dominated the first half to lead by four goals at the main break before taking most of

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    EASTER BUNNIES by George on the Outer

    Easter is supposed to be an occasion of hope, revival and ultimately celebration.  But for the Demon supporters it was none of these as yet again their team was made Easter Bunnies by the Saints. With the exception of Christian Salem, there was not a single winner on the ground.  The danger for the Demons was giving the Saints their own hope and enthusiasm by conceding early goals.  That is exactly what happened in the first quarter, although with some ridiculous frees from the umpires clos

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    MARCHING IN by The Oracle

    The most embarrassing loss of the 2018 season (perhaps aside from the Preliminary Final) for Melbourne was the one it suffered in Round 15 against lowly St Kilda. The Demons came into the game as a red hot favourite but were embarrassed by the Saints' speed and willingness to take the contest right up to them for virtually the full four quarters. It was a defeat that they were to bemoan for the remainder of the season. Their arrogance in going into the game and taking an opponent lightly was a c

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    RELENTLESS by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons returned to the winning list with an emphatic 54 point victory over a limp North Melbourne VFL combination at Casey Fields on Saturday. Smarting from last week’s thrashing at Box Hill, the Demons came out of the blocks intent on redeeming themselves for their embarrassing start to the 2019 campaign.  After a brief early bout of inaccuracy, the goals flowed as a result of relentless pressure applied to the visitors who were constantly forced into error. The pleasing thi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    TO A “T” by George on the Outer

    Thursday night football - not something Melbourne FC are accustomed to doing, especially after barely garnering a Friday night game for years. Yet with this opportunity, the Demons soundly beat the Swans at the SCG and put their season back on Track. This was not only a game of mental toughness, since the Demons had so far failed to win a game in 2019 and faced possibly a season ending prospect of 0-4, should they have failed in Sydney.  History was against them, and Buddy Frankli

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SWANSONG by Whispering Jack

    They said that in 2019, the Melbourne Football Club was going to take its game to another level but we were never prepared for the level the club is reaching as it approaches the fourth round of the season holding up the entire AFL ladder in a match that could be its swansong for the year.    We were meant to be premiership contenders, not playing off for a wooden spoon which is what will be the case unless there is a sudden and dramatic turn around in our fortunes!    And whilst there

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A DAY TO FORGET by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons started the 2019 in unimpressive fashion with a 62 point loss to the  Box Hill Hawks at Box Hill City Oval. It was a total contrast to their 2018 opening when they monstered the Coburg Lions but the circumstances were entirely different. Twelve months ago, the Demons were able to go into the match with a large contingent of AFL listed players while yesterday, they went into the game with 12 Melbourne players, mostly inexperienced.  They were also hampered by the AFL sc

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    2019 IS NOT 2018 by George on the Outer

    Seems like an obvious statement doesn’t it?   Yet the MFC coaching staff/team seem to have forgotten to change their calendars on January 1st. A 3 goal loss against the equal bottom side in the competition and now with a 0-3 record for the current season, it should be obvious that things have changed from 2018.  Not so on the field, as Melbourne continue to play the style which got them to a Preliminary final.   Once again the Demons saw 20 goals scored against them for the game.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE NIGHT OF THE TORTOISES by The Oracle

    Friday night sees two clubs of which a great deal was expected in 2019, facing off in the battle of the slow starting tortoises. Both have had calamitous starts to the season and are sitting at 0-2. One of them will, by the end of the evening, be seeing their season slipping away from their grasp.   Both clubs are playing without confidence and without purpose. The Demons, who had the best-performed attack of all clubs last year, managed to convert 73 entries inside their forward 50 metre a

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE CAT RUN by George on the Outer

    It truly became a “Cat Run” with an 80 point win to the home side, an outcome that had us wondering what happened to the Demons of 2018 when they got to a Preliminary final on the basis of their “brand” of contested football?   Well that part hasn’t changed any, since the likes of Clayton Oliver can win the ball 44 times in a game including 15 clearances, Angus Brayshaw racks up 33 touches with Jack Viney chipping in for 27 of this own.  In the ruck Max Gawn had 53 hitouts on the night, and

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...