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That, my fellow Demons, was a finals type game.  At times it was super to watch, at others times it was a scrappy affair where you needed to put your head over the footy and do the hard stuff.  And we

How good is Hannan in his first season? His sidestep and general athleticism are such an asset. Got his trademark millisecond hand to foot goal. Becoming a nice midfield rotation already.  And AN

That last quarter was brave. The boys refused to get beaten. They make you proud to be a Melbourne supporter this lot.

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I'm so rapt. As promised $50 is on my way to Demonland.

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2 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

That last quarter was brave. The boys refused to get beaten.

They make you proud to be a Melbourne supporter this lot.

And this shows how far this group have come as a team.  They don't play for themselves, they play for each other, and they're starting to learn more and more what it takes to win games of footy.

Port are no pushovers and they were always going to come at us at some stage, regardless of our first half.  When they did we had to turn the game into a scrap and we knew that.  Port still got a few goals but we stuck to it and the tide eventually turned.

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my 9 point win prediction was wrong.

Thankyou Demons for making me wrong.

Heart still thumping....needs medicinal tonics !!

cheers all

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Such an important win. Lose and we were out of the 8,  as low as 10th. We are now in the frame for top 4.

Melksham 6 goals in two weeks and two months of solid footy, very nice.

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3 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Dear me ...

Why do they keep doing that to us?

From a 44 point lead to almost a heart stopper ...

Did just play in the tropics plus played so hard in the first half they exhausted themselves.

Full credit to Port they played like us in the second half but we did enough to hold them off which is a great sign.

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Such a mature mature performance for such a inexperienced side (games wise) - leadership was shown by each and all. And... I think I may start to give Melksham the benefit - clutch.

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I only saw the second half, looking forward to seeing the first half. 

We outlasted them in the end which given the return trip after Darwin is a fantastic effort. 

Concerned about Maxxy, I don't know if it's just fitness or what but around the ground in (from what I saw) he was ineffective. Rucking at least seemed better though. 

Oliver looking sore after the siren isn't good either, hopefully it's just cramp or a corkey. 

Very important win. 

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Positively the worst umpiring ever seen. We should've won by 80. 

Hibberd and Jetta are brick walls. Have we ever had 2 such consistent defenders?

Stoked that the ins got through unscathed. Watts was terrible but he'll be better for the run. Tyson's disposal will end up killing me. 

Viney, Gawn and Hogan's first half got it done for us. 

Huge win. So happy. 

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Percentage or not, there's no underestimating how important that win was for us. I just did another ladder predictor with our win today and wins against North, St. Kilda and Collingwood, I have us finishing the season in that coveted 4th spot. We have it all ahead of us now!

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3 minutes ago, old dee said:

So I guess the anti Darwin brigade will be conspicuous by the absence tonight. 

Go Dees!

hardly ol chap....we started gettting run down. Should have iced that by 3/4 time instead we were getting mozzed.

they outscored us after half time...or didnt yo notice ??  :rolleyes:

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Just now, Sir Why You Little said:

Was always going to get close...

Darwin Factor

That maybe the silliest thing you say today .

port fought back, they are far from a poor side.

Blaming The Darwin trip is rubbish always has been. Good sides win and poor ones don't.

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1 minute ago, Pates said:

Oliver looking sore after the siren isn't good either, hopefully it's just cramp or a corkey. 

I'd almost bet the farm that it was cramp.

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4 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Such an important win. Lose and we were out of the 8,  as low as 10th. We are now in the frame for top 4.

Melksham 6 goals in two weeks and two months of solid footy, very nice.

That was a great goal too...

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1 minute ago, Pates said:

I only saw the second half, looking forward to seeing the first half. 

We outlasted them in the end which given the return trip after Darwin is a fantastic effort. 

Concerned about Maxxy, I don't know if it's just fitness or what but around the ground in (from what I saw) he was ineffective. Rucking at least seemed better though. 

Oliver looking sore after the siren isn't good either, hopefully it's just cramp or a corkey. 

Very important win. 

Was absolutely dominant in the 1st half. Playing as well as his best games last year. Had an injury worry which slowed him down just before half time.

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