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I was talking to a mate about the Demons at tennis the other night when one of the opponents butted in and said 'I thought you'd be up at the snow'.

When he said he was a Collingwood supporter I asked him if Barwon Prison had let him out on day release to play tennis.

He wasn't happy, but I made my point.

 

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3 minutes ago, corowa said:

I was talking to a mate about the Demons at tennis the other night when one of the opponents butted in and said 'I thought you'd be up at the snow'.

When he said he was a Collingwood supporter I asked him if Barwon Prison had let him out on day release to play tennis.

He wasn't happy, but I made my point.

 

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I’d like to say it’s unwarranted but between the velvet jacket wearing trumpeter, the cheese board guy at the footy and the general MCC crowd it’s probably fair.

not to mention the 3aw level of outrage in this place.

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20 hours ago, bush demon said:

Ian Cover and Champs (Coodabeens, ABC radio) have got some gripe with Melbourne, they cannot save themselves from making snide remarks. Cover was shocking on Saturday morning, don't know what his issue is. Fortunately they have a young guy on there now, "Andy" who remarked to Cover that they  (Melbourne supporters) wouldn't be driving Range Rovers, they would be driving Teslas....

Ahhh....so you're the listener they still get.

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Collingwood. People think of no teeth and Joffa and a general difficulty evolving from primates.

Melbourne. A ripping Tahbilk Shiraz and avo on Savoys in front of the fire up at Dinner Plain after a day of glorious off piste schussing


I know what stereotype I'd prefer

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I think our stereotype is pretty funny (Titus oreilly hams it up hilariously) and in some cases very true. But not always.

At my encouragement from the other side of the world, My younger brother attended the final vs hawthorn - his first football match since the 2000 GF - he expressed his surprise at how many Asians and Indians were wearing demon scarves

 

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I believe the MFC should use our stereotype to its advantage particularly as we become regular finals participants.

Most people aspire to better things. They may not be Range Rovers or trips to the snow but we all look up at different times. We should be the team that the younger generations barrack for when they are looking for a club that mirrors their aspirations. As the poster 2 above implied who really wants to be linked to Joffa?

We are already half way there. We play at possibly the best stadium in the world, definitely in this country and our history is arguably that of the oldest football club in the world. 

We are the oldest and the best. 

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50 minutes ago, BillyBeane said:

I think our stereotype is pretty funny (Titus oreilly hams it up hilariously) and in some cases very true. But not always.

At my encouragement from the other side of the world, My younger brother attended the final vs hawthorn - his first football match since the 2000 GF - he expressed his surprise at how many Asians and Indians were wearing demon scarves

 

Are you suggesting Indians and Asians don't have Range Rovers ?? 😲😲😲

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3 minutes ago, layzie said:

Better to have a stereotype than none at all.

Better a stereotype

than a monotooth !! 

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5 hours ago, MrMoose said:

The only stereotype I detest is when the commentators constantly refer to us as 'The Dee's' rather than 'The Demons'.  It gets my backup as they always put the 'toffy' accented pronunciation on it.

I know we use the 'Dee's' phrase in screaming 'Go Dees' etc, but other than for that reason, they should be using 'The Demons'.

If they're going to abbreviate teams nicknames, then I want them to refer to Hawthorn as 'The Haws', just like The Demons treated them on Friday night!

This.

All I can say is that I'm relieved The Country Party changed their name to The Nationals.  

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Seeing club gear like jumpers and beanies made to look like snow gear just makes me grin.
Goodwin showing up to the Big Freeze slide in his snow gear also amused me highly.

There's a Collingwood supporter at work who constantly gives me lip about going to the snow.
I just tell him I'll knock more more of his teeth out with my cheese platter if he keeps it up.

But I'll always cheer for the Demons or Melbourne.
Never the Dees.

 

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On 9/17/2018 at 6:27 PM, Dockett 32 said:

........

 

Screamed Judas ever time Frawley got the ball Friday night and it felt great......

 

 

 

Frawley actually got the ball?  Didn’t really notice. Don’t really care. Bloody Juda$$

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The MCC has made the MFC irreplaceable. We owed them a debt which we are now about to start repaying big time. This includes, not allowing, in the foreseeable future The AFL or any bloody Government for that matter to call the shots with the precinct. Our strong phoenix like relevance will not be lost on other "Players" like you know who. As for the grass roots level, we should never be not proud of supporting a Club/anything, who needed a hand up, and that would be/ is what i say.

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53 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

But I'll always cheer for the Demons or Melbourne.
Never the Dees.

What's with all the Dees hate? (Serious question).

Does anyone care when the Magpies get shortened to the 'Pies, or the Kangaroos the 'Roos, or the Bulldogs the 'Dogs, or Fremantle labelled as Freo (heave ho), or Brisbane becoming 'Brissie', or Essendon as the 'Dons, or Port Adelaide becoming Port, or Tigers becoming Tiges?

If there's a problem with abbreviations, Australia must be tough to bear, because that's something Aussies are renowned for.

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Couldn't care less about how we are stereotyped.  Speaking for mysel only, not born with a silver spoon in the mouth, never skied, left school at 15 without a private school education and despite my envy I don't own a Range Rover.

But I do love my Dees and we are as passionate as anybody 

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1 hour ago, Rogue said:

What's with all the Dees hate? (Serious question).

Does anyone care when the Magpies get shortened to the 'Pies, or the Kangaroos the 'Roos, or the Bulldogs the 'Dogs, or Fremantle labelled as Freo (heave ho), or Brisbane becoming 'Brissie', or Essendon as the 'Dons, or Port Adelaide becoming Port, or Tigers becoming Tiges?

If there's a problem with abbreviations, Australia must be tough to bear, because that's something Aussies are renowned for.

Agreed,

as long as we’ve been the Demons we’ve been the Dees. It’s part of our identity that everyone’s knows us as. You hear ‘Dees’ you know you know someone’s talking about the Melbourne Demons. 

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I don’t mind what the media says, but last year when a Collingwood supporting guy I work with sent me a mocking email about how I could now spend September at Buller (and other such stuff), a line was crossed. I responded that I would consider repeats of this bullying, and would report any repeat of stuff like this. It will be interesting if he tries something this year.

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I drink VB. Dress like a slob. Work a manual job. Swear every second word enough to make a sailor blush. All that and more. I'm one of the biggest yobbos you'll ever meet.

But I'm still the better man for being an MFC supporter and member.

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On 9/17/2018 at 6:01 PM, bush demon said:

Ian Cover and Champs (Coodabeens, ABC radio) have got some gripe with Melbourne, they cannot save themselves from making snide remarks.

They're known as the Hasbeens for a reason. Same old sh*t  year after year after year. In fact they've all been dead for 20 years and what you're hearing are replays from an earlier geological era.

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17 hours ago, corowa said:

When he said he was a Collingwood supporter I asked him if Barwon Prison had let him out on day release to play tennis

This is the correct response. Rub their f***ing noses in it.

We're at the start of an era of high profile footy (flags included hopefully) and part of the spoils are the right to be arrogant and condescending.

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12 hours ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

This.

All I can say is that I'm relieved The Country Party changed their name to The Nationals.  

We remember!

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