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1st Elimination Final 2018 - Melbourne v Geelong. Follows 12 years of misery ....

In 1987 - Melbourne played North Melbourne, 4th v 5th in the Elimination Final. Then 23 years of misery of no finals ... 

back then a young Todd Viney (in his first final) snaps goal of the day - the first goal of the game - and the roar that reverberated around the ‘G was heard far and wide, sending shivers down the spine of those at Arden St, every Melbourne supporter and put all other competitors on notice; the sleeping giant had awoken - for what followed was a tsunami of momentum.

Fast forward 31 years later and Todd’s son Jack Viney returns to a team firing in recent weeks having created some momentum of its own.

In ‘87 the support and noise together with inspired, pressure footy created momentum which propelled the team forward.

Today this team ranked one for contested ball, pressure, high scoring is already tuned for finals footy. Mix in the support & noise from the fans and watch the magic happen on the field. 

Go Demons!

 

 

 

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The two loudest roars I've heard from Melbourne supporters:

Travis Johnston's third quarter goal vs Adelaide in the 2002 Semi that put us up by 2 goals. And the final siren of the 2000 qualifying final vs Carlton. 

Nothing has come close since. I suspect that, should we kick an early first goal tomorrow night, the roar will trump all of those before it.

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15 minutes ago, praha said:

The two loudest roars I've heard from Melbourne supporters:

Travis Johnston's third quarter goal vs Adelaide in the 2002 Semi that put us up by 2 goals. And the final siren of the 2000 qualifying final vs Carlton. 

Nothing has come close since. I suspect that, should we kick an early first goal tomorrow night, the roar will trump all of those before it.

I’d like to see a ‘Demon Decibel’ metre by Channel 7 tomorrow night,  like the Toiges had in their prelim last year.

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3 hours ago, praha said:

The two loudest roars I've heard from Melbourne supporters:

Travis Johnston's third quarter goal vs Adelaide in the 2002 Semi that put us up by 2 goals. And the final siren of the 2000 qualifying final vs Carlton. 

Nothing has come close since. I suspect that, should we kick an early first goal tomorrow night, the roar will trump all of those before it.

the 2002 final is one of the more outrageous games I have ever been too in my life I don't think I have seen a game swing as much as that ever so when we were doing well the crowd was going off its head

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8 minutes ago, highroller said:

the 2002 final is one of the more outrageous games I have ever been too in my life I don't think I have seen a game swing as much as that ever so when we were doing well the crowd was going off its head

Unfortunately did not experience this drama live, was in London at the time and this was pre smartphones/streaming/social media. Ended up just reading the result in an internet cafe 2 days later.

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