Jump to content

Pates

Sam Weideman

Recommended Posts

12 minutes ago, deeko said:

I was thinking of Weid on Friday night watching Essendon as I was focused on James Stewart up forward. Is big, presents well and has some good hands. 

He didn’t show any more than Weid other than some flashes last year as a 23 year old. 

He is finally starting to make an impact but it’s taken a long time. He’s playing in a role which is exactly what we want from Sam imo.

I still have faith but it’s going to take another two years and then he will be a goer!!

Careful deeko, too much logic in those sentiments.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 3:04 AM, Dappa Dan said:

You know what I'm saying. He might have been heir to the throne for a while. Watts was king for 5 years... Probably 10.

The king is dead. Long live the king.

I hear u Dappa but JKH has managed to muster a pretty strong lynch mob of his own with no Watts factor involved and personally i felt Watts hand balled the "King of whipping boys" mantle over about 18 months ago!  That doesnt mean he wasnt STILL a whipping until his departure!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 24/03/2018 at 5:51 AM, Cards13 said:

There are some plonkers on here but some really stand out from the pack...

He/She is a troll and I struggle to see why any person responds

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Sam needs to bulk up but should be given 5-6 games run in the MFC team

I agree he needs to be given a good run in the seniors however even with TMac out injured, Pedo is ahead of him. When TMac comes back I can’t see a spot for Weed. I’d prefer he plays some solid footy at Casey while building his confidence up.

Edited by Ethan Tremblay
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Pennant St Dee said:

He/She is a troll and I struggle to see why any person responds

It’s so funny, only ever comes out of the cave to talk chit about the Dees.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well there is a position there for him if he wants it.

Thought Hogan was half decent when he went into the middle, he just creates such a huge hole in the forward line when it happens though.

TMAC out for a while, time for Sam to step up, even if he is carrying a little niggle. Be the dictator, not the dictated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 23/03/2018 at 7:19 PM, Rusty Nails said:

Sorry but he has been whipped in his own right for quite some time now.  Watts had nothing to do with it.  No closer to looking like a goer at AFL level than he did 28 matches ago.

Each to their own opinion. I think he's better than at least 5 guys on the list. More importantly he has ingredients I think we lack.

But as I say, whipping boys are called that because that's what the fans do. It doesn't speak to whether or not the player deserves it.

I doubt, given the current list build, that there'll be room for many players to work their way in. Too much depth.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

I hear u Dappa but JKH has managed to muster a pretty strong lynch mob of his own with no Watts factor involved and personally i felt Watts hand balled the "King of whipping boys" mantle over about 18 months ago!  That doesnt mean he wasnt STILL a whipping until his departure!

Heh. Yeah he sure is. TBH I don't think anyone gets whipping boy status anything like Watts. We may never see it again.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Well there is a position there for him if he wants it.

Thought Hogan was half decent when he went into the middle, he just creates such a huge hole in the forward line when it happens though.

TMAC out for a while, time for Sam to step up, even if he is carrying a little niggle. Be the dictator, not the dictated.

No, too soon for him. He doesn't have any form, or confidence yet.  He'd be a lamb to slaughter.

Now is not the time, but if you want to fast track him, maybe start playing him at key defence in the VFL. Just for a while, to get him running at the ball & with the ball. And kicking on the run. 

And also a run on the ball. 

 

Get his physical momentum moving, & confidence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, Dappa Dan said:

Heh. Yeah he sure is. TBH I don't think anyone gets whipping boy status anything like Watts. We may never see it again.

Morton, Bennell, Cook, Gysberts, before them Pickett copped a lot from fans.

And many who did deserve some, were loved & untouchable by fans.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, DV8 said:

Morton, Bennell, Cook, Gysberts, before them Pickett copped a lot from fans.

And many who did deserve some, were loved & untouchable by fans.

Nothing like on Watts level. I'd argue also that JKH doesn't cop it as hard as those names. Perhaps only cos he rarely plays seniors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can we please wait until Weideman actually shows something.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Dappa Dan said:

Nothing like on Watts level. I'd argue also that JKH doesn't cop it as hard as those names. Perhaps only cos he rarely plays seniors.

I would say that only Picket and JKH did not deserve the whipping they copped.  Pickets was torn a new one by supporters on the no bruise bandwagon of that time.  He was umpired out of the game.

Nowadays its common place to crash bodies just not the sacrosanct head.  Hello J Selwood, you lookin' at moi?

JKH is just an honest toiler who has no preconceptions on his ticket, accept that he knows he has to be a bloody heard worker to make it.

 

As did Nibbler, just over 12 months back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, loges said:

Can we please wait until Weideman actually shows something.

I have no doubt that he will show something, and then, show plenty.

 

I'm in no out-standing hurry for that to happen.  As I reckon that when he does come on, he will be just what Dr ordered.

And then we will be a more complete outfit.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 22/03/2018 at 10:20 PM, Moonshadow said:

Watch The Weid become the new whipping boy now that Watts is gone

It is hard to be a whipping boy if you don't play Mr. Shadow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, old dee said:

It is hard to be a whipping boy if you don't play Mr. Shadow

It is if you are a high draft pick not playing OD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

It is if you are a high draft pick not playing OD

Good point. I actually think we can put away the glasses. If you are struggling to look good in the vfl in your third year you are in real trouble.

Share this post


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

Good point. I actually think we can put away the glasses. If you are struggling to look good in the vfl in your third year you are in real trouble.

Yes and no, od. I'm in the camp of 'give him more time'. Plenty of tall timber out there taking 4-5 years to come on. eg. Gawn, Hawkins. But in the end, we have to trust that the fd will assess the situation better than us mere mortals. Otherwise we'd be pulling out the little hair we have left! 

Share this post


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

Yes and no, od. I'm in the camp of 'give him more time'. Plenty of tall timber out there taking 4-5 years to come on. eg. Gawn, Hawkins. But in the end, we have to trust that the fd will assess the situation better than us mere mortals. Otherwise we'd be pulling out the little hair we have left! 

Gawn always showed he could cut it at senior level he just did not show the required application. Weid will never be a Hawkins he just does not have the size or will have IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, old dee said:

Gawn always showed he could cut it at senior level he just did not show the required application. Weid will never be a Hawkins he just does not have the size or will have IMO.

gawn was recovering from a knee injury and built like a twig when he joined us

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, DemonAndrew said:

gawn was recovering from a knee injury and built like a twig when he joined us

He has spent half his career injured DA. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He is only a third year tall but I would like to see some speed, spring, strength or agility. 

Something that will make him difficult to play against.  At this stage we haven't seen any of these.

Would love it if he makes it.

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s time

its time for Sam Weideman

we had hoped for a Hogan & Weideman forward  combo but tommy McDonald has taken the second key forward role 

with hogan out for the rest of 2018, Weideman must step up in these next 2 rounds

he is ready. He can be the forward we need 

give Sam the rev up and set him loose

  • Like 1

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

    BACK IN STYLE by Whispering Jack

    From the moment when the Elton John character in the movie “Rocketman” burst into its opening scene dressed as a flamboyant demon on his way to an addiction rehabilitation session, the game was on. Here was yet another film about a person gifted with a meteoric rise to stardom finding coke, booze and a hedonistic lifestyle that led directly to a destructive crash into the abyss. Ultimately, these stories end in total disaster (“A Star is Born”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Judy”) but this one resulted

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TRADING CHRONICLES 2019

    PART ONE - OVERTURE  I have a disclaimer at the outset. I’m not a fan of the races - be they horses or motors of any kind. Once the final siren sounds on the football season, I find the month or so that follows and corresponds roughly with the Spring Racing Carnival to be the most boring time of the year for sports fans. You turn on the radio and you’re confronted by the monotonous drone of a self-proclaimed racing expert or by the nasally twang of an ex-jockey banging on about the equine p

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 8

    CHANGES 2019 by The Oracle

    PART 1 - IT’S A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED THIS TIME This year’s free agency, trade and draft period will see the usual drama and upheaval as the AFL’s 18 clubs seek to better their lists in order to challenge for finals and possibly premiership honours. Long before the final siren sounded on the season just over a week ago, the maneuvering was under way with player agents and clubs discussing possible player movements and in some cases, deals had already been done.  Yesterday, the r

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 1

    HOW FAR SOUTH? by George on the Outer

    It was appropriate that Melbourne was playing its last game of season 2019 in Hobart.  After all, how much further south could the team go? And much as it has done in many of the previous 22 games, the side managed to extract a loss from a winning position by simply giving the ball back to the opposition time and time again. In fact, they gave it back to the opposition to the tune of 53 points from turnovers while, by way of contrast North Melbourne contributed  only 17 points to their oppo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    COOKED by The Oracle

    I can vividly remember when the Demons ventured onto Blundstone Arena for the first time in early 2016 only to lose to the Kangaroos by 20.11.131 to 21.10.136.    Melbourne was then a team on the up and up: young, enthusiastic and bold. It gave up a huge quarter time deficit after kicking against a strong wind but made that up by half time and fell dramatically short after an exciting high scoring affair.  The team lost no fans that day - they were willing to take the game on and attac

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    HELP by KC rom Casey

    The Casey Demons finished off their home and away season against Frankston at Skybus Stadium on Sunday with a narrow, unconvincing 6-point victory that left the door slightly open for a top eight berth when the VFL finals begin in a fortnight’s time. While sunny skies prevailed over Frankston in the morning, the skies became overcast by noon and heavy waves pounded the bay nearby as the rains came in to greet the players as the game started. And conditions stayed dark and dreary for the rem

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THANKS BUT NO THANKS by George on the Outer

    Thanks, but no thanks! In a round where the club was supposed to thank their fans for the support during the year, the Melbourne Football Club chose to do otherwise with a 53 point loss to a team that sat 15th on the ladder.  Don’t give us cheap jumpers that can’t be sold in the Demon shop.  Don’t give us vouchers to shop there, give us something on the field, which is why we come to the football in the first place. It was a disgraceful performance, which started with a disgracefu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SLEEP OUT AT THE MCG by The Oracle

    Around about 12 months ago Melbourne and Sydney fought out an epic battle between two top eight teams fighting for the best possible ladder position in the lead up to the finals. The Swans triumphed by 9 points at the MCG after the Demons came back from five goals down at three quarter time. But for its poor kicking for goal, Melbourne might well have won the game and finished in the top four. Who knows what might then have happened for the club in September? As a consequence, the person re

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE by KC from Casey

    Two clubs that have been hard hit by injury recently took part in a dour battle under dark clouds and, with intermittent showers falling, it wasn’t a pretty game at Victoria Park on Sunday. Despite all that, the Casey Demons added a little ray of sunshine to their day to get the job done over a "traditional" rival with a 15 point victory over Collingwood VFL that breathed life back into their season. There were a few highlights at the ground that in past days has seen many titanic batt

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THE RETRO ROUND by George on the Outer

    We have seen it all before… Yes, a wonderful idea to showcase what used to be in football.  Big crowds, umpires who knew how to apply the rules and not opinions, high marks, skilful players. But for the Melbourne supporters their retro is what it has been like for the past 10 years. Losing games, end on end, year after year.  Opportunities squandered in front of goal. VFL standard players running around at the MCG. Just more of the same, and the game against Collingwood was no ex

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE PEOPLE SPEAK by The Demonland Crew

    Thanks to Demonlanders for their input into this week’s preview. Ralphius Maximus is short and bittersweet: We'll crack in at the bounce to create a contest, win our share of the ball, butcher the forward movement and get scored on easily from the intercepts. Not that hard to predict. Big Demon says: Unfortunately Collingwood will win because they have a lot more to play for. We will be good in parts but really the season is well over so we will have to put up with those bell

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    WHAT, NO BLOOD? by George on the Outer

    The feeling when turning up to the MCG on a Saturday night to play a top four side in Richmond, while the Melbourne sits cemented in close proximity to the bottom of the table is like attending the Colosseum in Ancient Roman times. The expectation is that a bloodbath is about to occur. There are 100,000 Richmond members and 50,000 Melbourne members, and despite the fact that it turned out to be a wet night after half-time, a crowd of only 37K bothered to turn up. That should never have happ

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...