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After what seems like forever, Friday night is nearly upon us and I’m sure most Demonlanders have been approached by non -MFC friends, work colleagues or family about our appearance in this year’s finals series.

Plenty of nice comments have come our way and some are genuinely excited and happy for us. I’d like to hear some comments that made you bite your tongue.

Today, I had to bite my tongue when a Hawthorn supporter at work approached me saying that history shows the Melbourne Football Club has no history.😡😡

 

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12 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

We needed a thread for this?

Apologies if it sounds negative, wasn’t my intention. More than happy for mods to merge or delete. 

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13 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

After what seems like forever, Friday night is nearly upon us and I’m sure most Demonlanders have been approached by non -MFC friends, work colleagues or family about our appearance in this year’s finals series.

We won’t worry about the nice comments that have come our way, I’d like to hear some comments that made you bite your tongue.

Today, I had to bite my tongue when a Hawthorn supporter at work approached me saying that history shows the Melbourne Football Club has no history.😡😡

 

 

 

You clearly informed him of our 160 year history. 

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There have been a number of crueling  comments directed at my support of the demons over the years. I mainly seem to cop it from Essendon supporters, usually jeering and laughter or Gooooo Deeeeeees.

But actually over the past few weeks thats subsided, in fact its unusually quiet. Even my normally boisterous Cat mates are very quiet indeed.

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The one I get all the time is "Melbourne? Melbourne?? pfft its Melbourne - in that annoying condescending tone - god makes me want to crack heads lol - usually in relation to us winning or us making finals etc - like as if Melbourne could do anything - time to create history :D

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To be fair, everyone does it to every other team (well almost everyone). Many people still bag on the tigers, even though they are reigning premiers. But comments that make me want to vent out include "weak mentality, fragile, making up the numbers, soft" etc. seems to be a theme of non competitive and not tough that gets me ready to say a few words, but then i remember the cheese wont prepare itself for the finals

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53 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

There have been a number of crueling  comments directed at my support of the demons over the years. I mainly seem to cop it from Essendon supporters, usually jeering and laughter or Gooooo Deeeeeees.

But actually over the past few weeks thats subsided, in fact its unusually quiet. Even my normally boisterous Cat mates are very quiet indeed.

They're nervous, as they should be.

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Seems to be some bitterness from some opposition supporters now that the demons have climbed out of the gutter. I think for the longest time it has been easy to dismiss the Demons as a non threat, and they have really enjoyed sticking the boot in.

All of a sudden the Dees are like the unpopular/unattractive girl at school who develops and overtakes all the mean girls for attention. We are now the threat,and the jealousy of other supporters is real.

 

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I'm only hearing happiness for us.  Even relative strangers are pleased to see us come good and be in finals.  Yes, even Collingwood supporters of which sadly I know quite a few.

We are the Cinderella of the AFL.  We finally get to go the Ball!  Any neutrals at our finals will be barracking for us.  Wait and hear the roar!! 

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4 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I'm only hearing happiness for us.  Even relative strangers are pleased to see us come good and be in finals.  Yes, even Collingwood supporters of which sadly I know quite a few.

We are the Cinderella of the AFL.  We finally get to go the Ball!  Any neutrals at our finals will be barracking for us.  Wait and hear the roar!! 

Completely agree! I don't think I've come across anyone against the Dees. Not even particularly neutral. All mates without a vested interest in the finals have been very pro Dees going all the way. Some have even told me they don't mind the Dees getting up over their own team, if it comes to that!

We are the Cinderella, but there will be nothing sweet about our performance tonight. I haven't been this excited about a game in a long time. I'll be there adding to the roar!

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Not a recent experience but I think this is a good place for this.

At the QBH game a Collingwood friend of mine (or rather the wife of very good Collingwood friend) started hazing me in our whatsapp group before the game with “what’s that sh*t you’re wearing?” referring to my MFC jumper in a selfie I took. She went on to post selfies of her and her husband in their cute Collingwood jumpers with the caption ‘correct team’.

I’ve had many years of this kind of excrement being thrown my way and never batted an eyelid, but for some reason this one has stuck in in my craw all year and I have no idea why. It could be the Collingwood factor, it could be that copping this crap was easier when we were garbage and that now we are relevant it’s different, it could be that she’s one of these people who didn’t know what Collingwood was 5 years ago before she met her hubby and has since embraced them and made out like she knows everything. I really don’t know but I will be quite glad if nubs like this now have a better idea of who we are.

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12 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

After what seems like forever, Friday night is nearly upon us and I’m sure most Demonlanders have been approached by non -MFC friends, work colleagues or family about our appearance in this year’s finals series.

Plenty of nice comments have come our way and some are genuinely excited and happy for us. I’d like to hear some comments that made you bite your tongue.

Today, I had to bite my tongue when a Hawthorn supporter at work approached me saying that history shows the Melbourne Football Club has no history.😡😡

 

Are they a member? If so, ask them when their master is next taking them out for a walk?

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26 minutes ago, layzie said:

Not a recent experience but I think this is a good place for this.

At the QBH game a Collingwood friend of mine (or rather the wife of very good Collingwood friend) started hazing me in our whatsapp group before the game with “what’s that sh*t you’re wearing?” referring to my MFC jumper in a selfie I took. She went on to post selfies of her and her husband in their cute Collingwood jumpers with the caption ‘correct team’.

I’ve had many years of this kind of excrement being thrown my way and never batted an eyelid, but for some reason this one has stuck in in my craw all year and I have no idea why. It could be the Collingwood factor, it could be that copping this crap was easier when we were garbage and that now we are relevant it’s different, it could be that she’s one of these people who didn’t know what Collingwood was 5 years ago before she met her hubby and has since embraced them and made out like she knows everything. I really don’t know but I will be quite glad if nubs like this now have a better idea of who we are.

Hold tight and when the time comes - if it comes - perhaps one day if we beat the Pies or go further and win a Premiership - send a selfie with your jumper with the caption ‘Premiership Team’

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12 hours ago, Pottsydee said:

You clearly informed him of our 160 year history. 

Please also remind him that he follows " the Family Club" -   and their history is one that rips out $20M in poker machine revenue in the Waverley area and are not relinquishing them -  as the MFC is and the Roos have.

The highest and longest of any club.

"Family"  club my arse!

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People at my work a few weeks ago said they love Melbourne and hope they make finals (when it was looking unlikely). Now that we’re in it, had two big wins and looking scary they’ve changed their tune. I get the “I hate Melbourne” “the media overhyped them so I can’t stand them” 

I like to take it as we’re a threat this finals series and they’re worried. We all like the teams that most likely won’t beat us. Times have changed and I love it. 

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1 hour ago, H_T said:

Hold tight and when the time comes - if it comes - perhaps one day if we beat the Pies or go further and win a Premiership - send a selfie with your jumper with the caption ‘Premiership Team’

I will save that one for sure!

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Myself and the old man are demons and Mum and two sisters are cats supporters. They will be happy for Melbourne if we beat them with my younger sister declaring she is actually at about 70/30 with wanting the cats wo win.

Mum can't understand why I dislike Geelong so badly even after I support that with evidence of Dangerfield, Selwood and Ablett all flopping about and drawing high contact for dubious free kicks.

Mum actually referred to me as a wnaker the last time I had a crack at Geelong so it was good to know I'm making solid progress.

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2 hours ago, RedButMostlyBlue said:

Completely agree! I don't think I've come across anyone against the Dees. Not even particularly neutral. All mates without a vested interest in the finals have been very pro Dees going all the way. Some have even told me they don't mind the Dees getting up over their own team, if it comes to that!

We are the Cinderella, but there will be nothing sweet about our performance tonight. I haven't been this excited about a game in a long time. I'll be there adding to the roar!

Except it’s not tonight.

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I have a mate who's a Cat supporter and quite genuinely concerned about facing us on Friday.

I'm really hoping that we come with the same sort of physicality to finals that we did against West Coast and the Giants and that we really maul some teams (within the rules).  Not sure we can go all the way this year, but if we don't go all the way, then I at least we go down fighting.  If we can do that (and I think we have the team to do it), it would build some real confidence for the next season ahead and shut some people up a bit.

GO DEMONS 

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