Jump to content

Demonland

Ed Langdon

Recommended Posts

Seems premature considering he's contracted until 2019. 

FREMANTLE young gun Ed Langdon may still have 18 months to run on his contract, but that has not stopped Victorian clubs from chasing the explosive 22 year-old.

Melbourne has been pursuing Langdon for some time, although there is no suggestion the evasive ball-winner will seek a trade at season’s end.

The Demons may have to bide their time, as will St Kilda, Collingwood and North Melbourne, all of whom have showed interest in the former Sandringham Dragon winger in previous years when he has been out of contract.

Foxfooty.com.au understands Demons national recruiting manager Jason Taylor has long been a big fan of Langdon.

 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

47 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Seems premature considering he's contracted until 2019

I suppose that is the reason he would be offered for trade this year if he wants to go.

If Freo wait until next year he could just refuse a contract and put a price on his head assuming his desired club finishes low enough on the ladder.

BTW I assume the draft picks for the delisted players etc are not tradeable. Would not be hard to manipulate the system if they were.

PS: I'd never heard of Ed Langdon before today !!

Edited by Diamond_Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dean Kent will need a new home by season's end, possibly keen to go back to WA...

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

Dean Kent will need a new home by season's end, possibly keen to go back to WA...

Given Dean’s injury history and difficulties in staying on the track I don’t know if he would have much trade value.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had literally never heard of Ed Langdon until the weekend when I saw a quarter of the Freo game. Just assumed he was from WA and a relative of that white haired muppet who used to play for West Coast and now makes a living stirring s*** in the WA footy media.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Nasher said:

I had literally never heard of Ed Langdon until the weekend when I saw a quarter of the Freo game. Just assumed he was from WA and a relative of that white haired muppet who used to play for West Coast and now makes a living stirring s*** in the WA footy media.

 

Brother of Tom at Collingwood, however very different players.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

 

Brother of Tom at Collingwood, however very different players.

I thought Tom was the best one? However I’ve never seen or heard of Ed either 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know if the bloke is any good?  I've heard of him but have no idea if he can play or not.

Share this post


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

Does anyone know if the bloke is any good?  I've heard of him but have no idea if he can play or not.

He's good. Great link player with a good tank that can win the hard ball when required and kicks goals.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Mach5 said:

Dean Kent will need a new home by season's end, possibly keen to go back to WA...

how many more times can we burn Freo?, Colin Sylvia didn't set the house on fire over there. I reckon Ross would be a bit suspect. Most of our offloads recently haven't had a dramatic turnaround. Those that we lost unwillingly are a different story...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hes a good player who wins a lot of the ball.  More of an outside player who would compliment our big ball winnings mids.  Hes doing well at Freo but would go to another level in a great midfield as the icing on the cake and outside run.

I would take him for sure. Lewis and Vince are almost done and Jonesy is just into his 30's...  we must continue bringing in talent and midfield depth. 

And at 22 Langdon is the same age as our mountain of young talent coming through.  If the club know they arent getting Gaff,  this may be the backup plan as he does look a bit like Gaff 2.0.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's a gun. his work ethic is really high. I can't imagine that he'd come cheaply though. 

Share this post


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

Given Dean’s injury history and difficulties in staying on the track I don’t know if he would have much trade value.  

Didn't stop them from paying top dollar for (Harley) Bennell...

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Demonland said:

Seems premature considering he's contracted until 2019. 

FREMANTLE young gun Ed Langdon may still have 18 months to run on his contract, but that has not stopped Victorian clubs from chasing the explosive 22 year-old.

Melbourne has been pursuing Langdon for some time, although there is no suggestion the evasive ball-winner will seek a trade at season’s end.

The Demons may have to bide their time, as will St Kilda, Collingwood and North Melbourne, all of whom have showed interest in the former Sandringham Dragon winger in previous years when he has been out of contract.

Foxfooty.com.au understands Demons national recruiting manager Jason Taylor has long been a big fan of Langdon.

 

An expression of interest over a longer time is healthy recruiting when availability is not current. Heard about this fella; it seems like he is a pretty tasty recruit and one whom we should watch for, as long as it takes. We are always going to need good disposers of the football from those with reputations of 'outside running'. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

how many more times can we burn Freo?, Colin Sylvia didn't set the house on fire over there. I reckon Ross would be a bit suspect. Most of our offloads recently haven't had a dramatic turnaround. Those that we lost unwillingly are a different story...

Then again, despite his enormous talents and occasional application thereof, Colin had more that the 'normal' training footballer and lifestyle - and decision-making - to contend with against the more highly committed that we see in most others, and these combined factors did little to bring him to the potential and longevity that might otherwise have taken place. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


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

Given Dean’s injury history and difficulties in staying on the track I don’t know if he would have much trade value.  

In strong drafts, we could do a bit with a number of 2nd Rnd and 3rd Rnd picks.

We could trade up fairly well.

I would be looking to trade off Kent back to the West, if we could get something decent with tour returns.

2 hours ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

how many more times can we burn Freo?, Colin Sylvia didn't set the house on fire over there. I reckon Ross would be a bit suspect. Most of our offloads recently haven't had a dramatic turnaround. Those that we lost unwillingly are a different story...

Wet Toast might be looking to top up their list, as they think they're not pretenders. They might like some insurance for cover, as they're window opens in the breeze.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Big fan. Creative forward who can play midfield link role.  Good skills. Draft bargain at pick 54 in his draft year. 

Had hoped we might grab him in his draft year, but Oscar ended up still being on the board at pick 53 (Oscar was potentially a 2nd rounder, thought that the Bulldogs might grab him earlier). Can't really fault our selections in 2014, but sounds like Taylor really liked Langdon as well.

A small forward who was projected to move into midfield, looks like he's developing into the player we hoped JKH might become

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2014-11-12/meet-ed-langdon

 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, Blinkybill said:

What pleases me it that we are openly active in seeking out new players. Another characteristic of a destination club.

I also think players would be actively seeking us out as a club to join as well.  Why go to Norf, Carltank, the Druggies or the dodgy pricks from Moorabbin when you could join a gun team on the rise?  The choice is easy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I also think players would be actively seeking us out as a club to join as well.  Why go to Norf, Carltank, the Druggies or the dodgy pricks from Moorabbin when you could join a gun team on the rise?  The choice is easy.

Opportunity, of course

But if you think yr good enough to be best 22 - and I think part of the confidence of players is such that they absolutely believe they are - then yes, yr preference would be to go to an emerging club as opposed to a lower level battler

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Accchhh!! Another stuffed up draft selection. We picked up a dud the pick before he went and got O Mac when we could have had him. :) 

But seriously this was definitely one of the better trade and draft periods we've ever had.

Traded pick 23 for Frost and what became ANB and O Mac in the draft. That's got to be one of the great trades of all time.  I'm happy to admit I was one squealing at the time that we'd given up pick 23 for Frost who was on our radar but for a much later pick. But what they did with the picks40 & 53 we got as well was sensational. Both expected to go in the 2nd round. 

Also traded in Garlett & 83 for picks 61 79 

Also upgraded a player who had been delisted and redrafted onto the rookie list...............

........Neville Jetta. 

Interestingly Pat McKenna is only one of 4 up to Langdon's pick 54 in his 2014 draft who hasn't played a game yet. 

Not to mention drafting a couple of handy players with our original picks 2,3 & 40, Petracca, Brayshaw & Stretch. 

Edited by It's Time
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Up until this year he'd butcher the ball relentlessly. Now he's starting to hit his targets.

Reminds me of Harmes, but a little smaller and faster.

I think he'd play half forward or wing for us and add a hard runner. 

Freo aren't giving him up in contract though, he's one of their bright spots, so he's a target for the end of next year.

  • Like 2

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

    SAME STORY, DIFFERENT SONG by George on the Outer

    Melbourne was still suffering from the same old story - a lack of AFL capable players from which to choose at the selection table - and the Western Bulldogs got to sing their song again. But wait, that wasn’t the Doggie’s song we’ve been hearing for the last 30 years, it was some other concoction and no-one knew the words to it but whatever it was, they got to mumble it with gusto after a huge 8 point win! The sad thing is that the Bulldogs (or Footscray or whatever they choose to call

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    DOGGED by KC from Casey

    On Sunday, the Casey Demons met the Footscray VFL under the roof at the same venue where their nemesis took them down in the 2017 grand final and the result left them with the same feeling of disappointment - this time with a seven point defeat that ended the club’s four game winning streak and made things a lot harder in terms of playing in this year’s final series.   And, as has so often happened this year, the Demons let the game get away from them with but failing to take advantage of th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    BARKING MAD by The Oracle

    There was so much hype proliferating about Melbourne’s prospects for season 2019 a mere four months ago, that one could be forgiven for thinking anyone contemplating the prospect of a bottom four finish for the Demons at the time was barking mad. That however, is the prospect that they face at the moment and a loss to the Bulldogs on Sunday would make it a virtual certainty.  The club’s downward spiral after several years of moving steadily on an upward trajectory has been well documented i

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE MELBOURNE WAY by George on the Outer

    Much has been made by the coaching staff of playing a “Melbourne way” style of play. The nail-biting finish by the Demons in the dying minute of the game could not have been any more the case in point.   Leading by a game-high 38 points late in the third quarter, and by five goals at the final change, this should have been the catalyst for a romp home to an easy win.   But that is not the “Melbourne way” and the supporters, especially those with a severe case of MFCSS (aka intense inse

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    PINK AND BLUE CAN’T KICK TRUE by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons took on the Northern Blues at home on Saturday  in a game that was crucial in terms of their hopes for September and they took away the valuable four points on offer after some worrying moments. Most of those worries were self-inflicted as a result of some shocking inaccuracy in front of goal, sloppiness in play and a little bit of indiscipline that all combined to make the game a lot closer than it should have been. The final scoreboard showed the Demons winning the P

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    GO FIGURE by Sam the Stats Man

    In May last year, a rampant Melbourne side demolished Carlton by 109 points at the MCG. The Demons did as they pleased and ran rings against a young, abysmal Blues combination. The Dees led in virtually every key performance indicator, notably entering the inside 50 metre mark 63 times to 33 and the superiority of their attack was highlighted by a 74% shooting accuracy rate (to 47%).  A little more than a year later the two sides face each other for the first time since that rout and the ta

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews 1

    GORN AT THE GABBA by George on The Outer

    With Melbourne leading the Brisbane Lions in the second term, and the game in the balance, a Max Gawn ankle injury signalled that the Demons were as good as gorrnnn for the match. Without a suitable 2nd ruck and (once again) forced to use either Tom McDonald, Tim Smith or Sam Weidemann in the ruck the Demons found themselves without a forward line that could kick a winning score. Not that anything really changed, as the forward line has been completely dysfunctional all season and one

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    GAMBIT by KC from Casey

    The opening gambit of Saturday afternoon’s game told us everything about who would be its main players and who would come out on top. The Casey Demons were eager to turn the tables on the Box Hill Hawks who beat them in last year’s grand final and then gave them a first up mauling at City Oval, Box Hill. Kicking with the aid of a strong breeze in the opening term, Braydon Preuss’ first hit out went straight to the diminutive Jay Kennedy Harris who pounced with a 70 metre shot at goal that sailed

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    MURDER BY NUMBERS by Sam the Stats Man

    The respective ladder positions of this week’s combatants tell the story of one side on the rise and the other in steep decline. Since their most recent meeting which took place early last year, the Dees and the Lions have changed positions. They are opposed to each again on the former’s home turf with the locals in fine fettle after blowing St Kilda off the park at Marvel Stadium.  The Lions’ home ground advantage has been a major consideration so far this year. They have won five out of s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    MUD HEAP by KC from Casey

    In the opening round of the 2018 VFL season, the Casey Demons enjoyed an emphatic 107 point victory over Coburg at Piranha Park. The team was loaded with Melbourne listed players (half a dozen of them were in the team that beat Fremantle on Saturday) and the side was in its way to a grand final appearance. A season and a half later, the club returned to the same venue in the hope of kick starting a season that had gone somewhat awry under new coach Sam Radford and while they tasted victory (as y

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    PRETENDERS SENT PACKING by George on the Outer

    Fremantle, the Perth pretenders at sixth on the premiership table should have easily accounted for the Demons, sitting barely a game off the bottom of the ladder.   And for the majority of the game, it certainly looked that would be the case, until the final quarter, when the Demons stopped giving the Dockers easy chances, or making plain, dumb decisions. Not that their situation was helped by some simply appalling umpiring during the match, that kept gifting Fremantle easy scores.  Th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    ORWELLIAN by Whispering Jack

    Please permit me to begin this rather tragic pathetic preview of Melbourne’s forthcoming game against Fremantle with some personal reflections.   Two years ago, we had visitors staying with us who are all sports fans so we arranged tickets for the entire family for the Melbourne vs Fremantle game at the MCG. The Dockers were struggling at the time while the Demons were on the up and up so I was fairly confident about the outcome. Naturally, we all left the ground bitterly disappointed.   

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

×
×
  • Create New...