Jump to content

  • Podcast:      

  • Podcast:      

POSTMATCH DISCUSSION - Round 18


Demonland
 Share


Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, DeezNuts said:

Don’t hate me for saying anything this but:

1. Frost really improved

2. Oliver’s hands are amazing

3. Fritch tried all night (enjoy your 2 week holiday Hawkins)

4. Melk, ANB and believe it or not - Trac really stood up all night - well done Trac

5. Goody failed to call junk time 1:30 out from the siren to hold the lead...

FMD’s, the boys did well, the coach failed.

Correct Nutz. 

There were some great efforts tonight

The Coaches failed badly

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Travis16 said:

Spot on, some just don't get it do they....

 

1 minute ago, Devil is in the Detail said:

Why. If we don't beat Swans we won't have to wait for round 23 for the news. We miss finals by round 22.

well not make finals and do not deserve too  losing to saints    and then falling over against cats  again.    Of course the effort was good  so what we got nothing...      no way  make finals now.   o

 

Oh I forgot  we are on a journey

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


Just now, DeezNuts said:

Don’t hate me for saying anything this but:

1. Frost really improved

2. Oliver’s hands are amazing

3. Fritch tried all night (enjoy your 2 week holiday Hawkins)

4. Melk, ANB and believe it or not - Trac really stood up all night - well done Trac

5. Goody failed to call junk time 1:30 out from the siren to hold the lead...

FMD’s, the boys did well, the coach failed.

I think you nailed it with your last line.

The players worked bloody hard while the coaches had a nap. 

Not for the first time, a lot of questions need to be asked about matchups and game day moves. 

I thought the players all did their best, but nothing is more glaring in a close game than poor coaching and poor leadership. Sadly we suffer from both. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

That is it. We cannot defend. 

Who cares if we have a % of 115 if we only have 11 wins

it is pathetic

Once again. We should have won that game by at least 4 goals

 

Not impressed with Goodwin thus far

He is Bailey 2.0, but with a better overall list.

Can you imagine if Roos was still coaching this group?

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

We are doing just about everything right... except win.

We aren't mate and that's why it's such an infuriating loss. We have not learnt anything this year. How many times do we want to waste our midfield dominance and not put teams away? It's cost us twice against Geelong and also against Port. We are wasteful going inside 50 and wasteful on Goal. We had multiple opportunities to put Geelong away early in the last qtr as well as late. It's ok to make a mistake once but we keep making the same mistake over and over again. That's just [censored] stupidity or lack of ability, maybe it's both.

To give up a 5 goal lead I think you'd have to say the occasion and pressure got to them in the last quarter. They literally shat themselves. I'd say there is a lot of things that they aren't doing in between the ears that is right. 

Goodwin again has a lot to answer for with regards to our defensive set up. Out coached again by Scott as hard as that is to say. 

This club never ceases to amaze me in all the wrong ways. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The MFC needs to protest to the AFL to prevent Nichols from ever umpiring another game of ours.  The guy clearly has issues with the MFC.  Two insane examples (for a start).... the Harmes 50m penalty decision tonight (which clearly wasn't there) and the one against Melksham in the square running into an open goal against Port (which i'm still scratching my head over)

Has had it in for us ever since from last season when Max knocked the ball away and he cracked it.

  • Like 2
  • Love 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Radar Detector said:

We have not won a crunch game against a good side since Port Adelaide in R18 last year which is a full season ago. Obviously we are in it mathematically and the team has ability, sure. But I’m yet to see evidence we mentally have the chops to win against any of the good sides. I think Adelaide will be very tough at home despite our earlier clash, WCE is near impossible, GWS are running into form and have the pace to expose us at the G and Sydney are exactly the type of mentally strong team we almost never beat. I applaud your glass half full and wish I had it in me to feel the same right now, but an extended body of evidence has me feeling pretty from. #MFCSS

I get it.  Trust me.  I know it doesn't seem like it, but I get that we are yet to prove ourselves fully against opposition inside the top 8.  We pushed the Cats and pushed Port, but we haven't done more than that, which I agree is not good enough.

But the Sydney game today is one example of how anything can happen in the league this year.  Outside of playing Carlton, you can lose a game of footy if you switch off for long enough.  We are still in the eight and we still have time to put together some notable wins that can propel us towards finals footy.

It might feel terrible right now, and very hard to see, but finals are still in our future this season if we want it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, titan_uranus said:

Having watched the last two minutes, a number of things stand out:

  1. JKH's miss was horrendous. He could have straightened up.
  2. Petracca's barrel wasn't terrible. It got a good result, a throw in. 
  3. Garlett's snap attempt with 50 seconds to go was rubbish, he should have been aiming for 20m out, instead he went for the goal from the pocket and gave the ball back.
  4. When Vince spoiled the kick in we should have been able to wrap the ball inside 50 but we failed to do that.
  5. Our defensive set-up was too loose, it was man-on-man inside their 50 (someone should have been standing in the hole), Menzel was free, Duncn was able to run past Hawkins (which saved them enough time).

Vince [censored] spoiled Melksham who would have marked it. Absolute panic merchants in clutch moments. Soul destroying stuff, seriously gutted. Will stew on this all week. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’m as gutted as the rest of you for sure. 

I didn’t but now do have question marks over Goodwin. 

Moir list is pretty amazing and when you consider the amount of game most of he guys have played it’s impressive how well they did against some of the best in the game tonight. 

Massive pity they couldn’t do it for four quarters and I’m really [censored] off. But the future is still okay. 

Chin up people. I’m proud of the guys and the huge effort they put in. Hope it drives em cause they are good enough. 

 

Night. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Roost It said:

I’d hate to be relying on any of you in a pressure situation. You go to water much like your team 

What's this even mean mate? More like we're realists who aren't falling into the same trap as last year where we get our hopes up and have them bitterly crushed, pulped and minced in the final round of the season. And yet, for all the fanfare, we're heading for the exact same [censored] conclusion this year. 

I don't blame supporters for being proactive and refusing to put themselves through the same [censored] masochism two years running. And rest assured, I'm calling it now, it WILL happen again this year. We've done it again. 

Edited by SaberFang
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, TRIGON said:

Disappointing is an understatement.  However we can, and should, able to beat the crows, sunscreen and swans to lock in a finals appearance.

I think the Swans are too tough for us. Mentally. Hope I'm wrong. 

Don't think we'll win enough to get there. Tonight wouldn't be so hard if we beat the Saints. How could we lose to them. 

 

Unconvinced about Goodwin. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

34 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

True.

However, the Swans proved today they are more than beatable.  The Crows are too, even in Adelaide, a ground we play well.  The Eagles will be tough, and so will GWS, but we get them at the G.  We have the talent and ability to win 3 of those.  Plus the Suns game.  Finals are still well and truly alive.

 

The way StKilda and Geelong were beatable? Or a different kind of beatable?

Going by that same logic, Gold Coast proved today that they are more than capable of beating us.

You cant just look at whatever side of the story fits your narrative and ignore the rest. FWIW we might beat Sydney, but the other games look like being beyond our ability. If we do make finals, it will probably be by percentage only.

Today was a huge setback.

HUGE.

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I get it.  Trust me.  I know it doesn't seem like it, but I get that we are yet to prove ourselves fully against opposition inside the top 8.  We pushed the Cats and pushed Port, but we haven't done more than that, which I agree is not good enough.

But the Sydney game today is one example of how anything can happen in the league this year.  Outside of playing Carlton, you can lose a game of footy if you switch off for long enough.  We are still in the eight and we still have time to put together some notable wins that can propel us towards finals footy.

It might feel terrible right now, and very hard to see, but finals are still in our future this season if we want it.

Won't happen

players don't want it

and/or coach can't coach for it

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, praha said:

He is Bailey 2.0, but with a better overall list.

Can you imagine if Roos was still coaching this group?

yep... I think many of us have come to realise that he is not much chop and that his inadequacy is being masked somewhat by the strength of the list.

If we go anywhere it will be in spite of him not because of him.

His match day skills are almost non existent.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, TRIGON said:

Disappointing is an understatement.  However we can, and should, able to beat the crows, sunscreen and swans to lock in a finals appearance.

Crows now a different proposition at home with all their players back. We are well & truly cooked after that soul destroying result.

No Lever & probably Hibbo to count on either.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Mondê said:

Vince [censored] spoiled Melksham who would have marked it. Absolute panic merchants in clutch moments. Soul destroying stuff, seriously gutted. Will stew on this all week. 

You're right. Can't believe I missed that.

Immediately following that, the ball spills to Brayshaw who is driven into the ground, via his back, by Ablett. No free. 

  • Angry 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Wiseblood said:

I get it.  Trust me.  I know it doesn't seem like it, but I get that we are yet to prove ourselves fully against opposition inside the top 8.  We pushed the Cats and pushed Port, but we haven't done more than that, which I agree is not good enough.

But the Sydney game today is one example of how anything can happen in the league this year.  Outside of playing Carlton, you can lose a game of footy if you switch off for long enough.  We are still in the eight and we still have time to put together some notable wins that can propel us towards finals footy.

It might feel terrible right now, and very hard to see, but finals are still in our future this season if we want it.

I appreciate your positivity at a time when I want to go on a murderous rampage through Geelong, but after failing to take every chance we have had this year in close contests, what makes you think anything will change between now and the end of the season?

We are definitely not getting key players back anytime soon. We are definitely not getting a new coach. What is going to change? 

Link to comment
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.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    CAT SKINNING by George On The Outer

    When they defeated the Geelong Cats in the 2021 AFL Preliminary Final on Friday night in Perth, Melbourne proved that there is more than one way to skin those cats.  They did it in the ruck and in the middle, they did it in the forward line, they did it in defence and around the ground, but importantly, each and every player a Demon guernsey spent his night at Optus Stadium skinning an opponent. Following the after-the-siren win against Geelong in Round 23, there was an expectation of

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE POINTY END by The Oracle

    The AFL’s two oldest clubs, Melbourne and Geelong, face off on Friday evening in a sudden death Preliminary Final. It’s a game that promises plenty in terms of fascination and intrigue as a result of the rivalry that’s been building between the teams over recent encounters that have been tight struggles which have gone to the wire with two of them decided by after-the-siren goals. The added touch of mystery attached to this week’s meeting comes by virtue of the fact that it’s going to take

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE VFL YEAR THAT NEVER WAS by KC from Casey

    The rising case numbers and the continuing lockdowns in Victoria and NSW spelled doom for the 2021 VFL season which went through a slow, painful demise before its recent official cancellation. After weeks of indecision, the AFL decided to pull the plug on the season with the 10-0 Bulldogs recognised as minor premier, but without a premiership cup and without awarding the J.J. Liston Medal for the best and fairest VFL player. It was somewhat fortuitous for the integrity of the competition t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    TAMING THE LIONS by George On The Outer

    With nine finals debutants in the side, the Melbourne Football Club had a daunting assignment ahead of it in the First Qualifying Final — to overcome the competition’s highest scoring side, the Brisbane Lions. In the end, the Demons accomplished the task by putting the bite on their opponents on their way to taming the Lions and recording a 33 point win that propelled them into one the two Preliminary Finals of 2021.   It was one of those debutants, Luke Jackson, who put the bite in more

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    RETURN TO NEVERLAND by Whispering Jack

    The greatest Demon A HIGHWAY OF DEMONS by Whispering Jack CHAPTER SIXTEEN - RETURN TO NEVERLAND  I have a six year old grandson who recently took up the family tradition of following the Demons. He had his first taste of the game a few years ago when he went to the “G” with his parents to watch the 107-point massacre of Carlton and he went to another game in the following season which was also a W for the Dees. But his appetite for the club has grown exponentially this year and wh

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 13

    METAMORPHOSIS by Whispering Jack

    I’ve always believed that when the home and away matches come to an end, the football season takes on a completely different shape and character. During the regular season, each team’s goals progress as the weeks pass and if you’re good enough to survive and make the grade, the situation changes. The comparison can be made with the life cycle of a butterfly going through stages from egg to larva to caterpillar, cocoon and in the end to a bright and colourful creature that emerges from darkness i

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    STEALING THE CATS’ CREAM by George On The Outer

    They were leading by 44 points well into the third quarter of a game to decide the minor premier, having kicked nine unanswered goals. The Cats were about to lap up their bowl of cream, dreaming of next week but the Demons led by Max Gawn had other ideas. In a stunning finish, they stole the game from under them to claim the plaudits as best team and top of ladder position. In a remarkable game, it all came down to Max having to kick the winning goal after the final siren, something which s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SKIN THE CATS by Whispering Jack

    The task ahead for the Demons as they wend their way down the Princes Freeway to Geelong on Saturday night will be to skin the Cats. For them to come away with the points from this game would mark an historic occasion for the club as it will finish on top of the ladder for the first time since its last premiership year, 1964. And it was in that year, that a trip to Corio Bay to meet the reigning premiers in Round 12, was one of the catalysts for Melbourne’s surge to the flag. It was a top o

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    REACH FOR THE STARS by George on the Outer

    It was a game of great significance for the Melbourne Football Club. A win would see them keep top spot on the ladder with one round remaining. To achieve top place in the Round for Reach when we are all inspired to “Be Like Jim” and reach for the stars was a great way of honouring one of our heroes. All the better given that it was done by way of an emphatic 41 point win against Adelaide! It is worth remembering that, but for the umpiring mistake in the previous encounter with the Crows, t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    TICKETS PLEASE by The Oracle

    A lot of water has passed under Princes Bridge in the five years since Melbourne last met Adelaide on the MCG. The Crows were riding high at the time while the Demons were mid-table and scrambling for a win to stay in the race for the finals. The 30,000 fans who had tickets to the game were thoroughly entertained by a close, high scoring affair that ended in tears for fans of the home team. Not even an eight-goal second term could help them.   Times have changed.    In the fi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    ELECTRIFYING by George On The Outer

    What more can they throw at the Demons of 2021? Covid restrictions, hubs, aircraft circling between airports before landing for games and now a match stopped for 30 minutes to give a flagging opponent its second wind? To date, none of those distractions has swayed the team from their winning objectives. The game against West Coast in Perth can be marked on their report card as another positive outcome after yet another test. There was much at stake for both sides.  Melbourne had t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY by Whispering Jack

    When the combatants that are due to face off on Monday night at Optus Stadium last met, it was 11 days after the World Health Organization had declared the Covid19 outbreak a global pandemic. In Australia, the first cases had just come to light, including visiting US actors Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, the toilet paper panic was in full flight and the world was starting to reel in anticipation of impending disaster. Half an hour before this last game of the opening round was due to comme

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...