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23 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

I don't like to get ahead of us but interesting article about our spread of talent.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/why-melbourne-can-win-the-2017-afl-premiership-20170625-gwy45l.html

Pay no attention to media stories or opinions. We Demon supporters know from bitter experience how difficult it is to gain the ultimate prize. Okay, we are Melbourne supporters and no longer long suffering Melbourne supporters, but, I for one, will be taking it one game at a time. Not a time to get cocky. When we have a period of sustained success and can beat all teams in the competition, and no longer have any hoodoo teams or grounds, I will relax and enjoy the journey and dream of a flag. Never felt better about our great club, but we are only just out of the blocks. 

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

Pay no attention to media stories or opinions. We Demon supporters know from bitter experience how difficult it is to gain the ultimate prize. Okay, we are Melbourne supporters and no longer long suffering Melbourne supporters, but, I for one, will be taking it one game at a time. Not a time to get cocky. When we have a period of sustained success and can beat all teams in the competition, and no longer have any hoodoo teams or grounds, I will relax and enjoy the journey and dream of a flag. Never felt better about our great club, but we are only just out of the blocks. 

Agreed. And the tone of the articles seems to be "can you believe it?" or "2017 is so unpredictable that even Melbourne [the most defective team of the past 300 years] might even play finals......"

I remember only too well those that pilloried us for years. Yes we were poor and our admin was a rabble but we are on our way now. And our team on the weekend was full of players that were taken at low draft picks that have been developed.

I would rather be feared or depised than have sympathy from those media cretins.

 

 

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3 hours ago, deebug said:

It's been a long time, my very first GF i attend in person was 2000 and we all know how that turned out.

 

Yep, I remember it well. That Dons team was one of the ages IMO. Boy did I drink after that game.

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2 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Agreed. And the tone of the articles seems to be "can you believe it?" or "2017 is so unpredictable that even Melbourne [the most defective team of the past 300 years] might even play finals......"

I remember only too well those that pilloried us for years. Yes we were poor and our admin was a rabble but we are on our way now. And our team on the weekend was full of players that were taken at low draft picks that have been developed.

I would rather be feared or depised than have sympathy from those media cretins.

 

 

I too remember all to well.

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1 hour ago, Little Goffy said:

Ha. Rohan Connolly may or may not think the Demons can win a premiership, but what is for sure is that he thinks a bit of hype aboutt he Demons right now will get some click-throughs.

He makes a good point about the spread of talent.

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2 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

Yep, I remember it well. That Dons team was one of the ages IMO. Boy did I drink after that game.

A bit older but my worst nightmare was the GF against the Hawks in 88. 

Never felt so empty after a game (indeed from quarter time on).

Still have not recovered from the humiliation of that day. 

Another reason to keep hating the Hawks. 

 

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I like Connelly ,but tell him he's dreamin!And former Crows coach Mark Williams goes to the same hairdresser as me: he said , at the start of the season , that we would make the final four.I said balderdash.I am afraid that we are not good enough to play finals footy.This year.Next year..........?

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11 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

Yep, I remember it well. That Dons team was one of the ages IMO. Boy did I drink after that game.

Boy, did I drink before that game. Can only remember the first 15 or so minutes and have never watched a single second of replay.

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We have had more false dawns, messiahs, red-and-blueprints, 3 year plans, 5 year plans, "new president - new era for the club", etc ... than any other sporting club ever -  national or global. My relationship with the MFC is best understood as being like listening to a weather report where the meteorologist says "chance of rain". I just take what comes.

We should have won a flag under Northey, Balme, and Daniher but the club behind the team was so poor that it was never going to happen. 

It is wonderful at the moment to hear so much good press about the Dees. Our club is respected. Our players are known and many are becoming feared. And our crowds are as strong and consistent as the traditional big Melbourne clubs. 

But  I will not invest too much in any preview or opinion about our relative success until I see the Dees skipper holding aloft the cup on Grand Final Day, with me hoarse, crying, screaming, elated, shocked and overwhelmed somewhere at the ground. 

Having said all that, it feels bl***y good at the moment. I can watch the footy knowing we are in each game and we have the talent to win. That is something I guess. 

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On 6/27/2017 at 2:47 AM, Skuit said:

Boy, did I drink before that game. Can only remember the first 15 or so minutes and have never watched a single second of replay.

Thats funny because after 15 mins of fierce pace and tackling, we dropped off and the rest is history. Never watched a replay myself and was glad I couldnt get tix for that one. After winning the Brownlow,Sw had a shocker.(He wasnt alone).

Can't really imagine what it would feel like to win a flag. Maybe 50 times more than the win of last weekend?

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22 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

We havent really fielded our strongest side this year yet have we?

We beat Crows and Eagles and we would have beaten Geelong and Tigs bar injuries ( in the Geelong game the worst case of Yips I have ever seen.).

GWS game should be interesting and I hope above hope by the time we play Norf again  the strongest team we have is up.

The great thing about our team is when one player has a bad day someone else pops up to play a blinder. Last weekend for example Pedo and Garlett scored one goal and TMac kicks 5. Oliver was shut down and Tyson steps up. Jones is injured and Viney plays the game of his life. 

Our backline which used to be a joke is now supreme with Hibberd, Jetta and now Omac.

Imagine a full team with Hogan and Watts.Makes me wonder who gets dropped. 

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21 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

Thats funny because after 15 mins of fierce pace and tackling, we dropped off and the rest is history. Never watched a replay myself and was glad I couldnt get tix for that one. After winning the Brownlow, Tingay had a shocker.(He wasnt alone).

Can't really imagine what it would feel like to win a flag. Maybe 50 times more than the win of last weekend?

Tingay won a brownlow ?

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On ‎26‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 8:30 PM, Cards13 said:

Who's Rowan?!

Gary

Hope he's saying it after Friday night !

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