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I have to say that Milkshake is one of my favourites the kind of player that gives you a buzz when kicking a goal at the right moments taking a mark when it counts finding space at the pointy end of the game I cannot fault his play. I am a big fan of his and I would not be on my own in saying that. 

3 year contract. I am a happy Demon.  

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52 minutes ago, faultydet said:

One of the great goals of 2018, completely ruined by possibly the worst commentator of the last hundred years.

 

Gee-God-Boy-Wow!

 

An absolute cringeathon every time this imbecile takes the mic.

Agreed 100%

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20 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Something I've noticed often from Spargo in particular whilst watching highlights over the summer.  He has a very, very good footy-brain.

... hoping to see him (Spargo) with a much much better tank in coming seasons. I think he will get even better.

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I’m currently sitting in an over water villa in the Maldives on my honeymoon drinking Tigers. Life is good.

My wife has expressly banned me from:

1. reading work emails;

2. drinking to many Tiger beers; and

3. reading Demonland.

BUT - I just saw the Melksham contract extension news on Instagram and simply had to get on Demonland. And drink more Tigers.

I love this bloke.

I have made plenty of completely stupid predictions over the years, but not in relation to this guy - I knew he was going to be a great pick up. He was our Bernie trade of that year, much like his best mate Hibberd was a year later.

I’m absolutely stoked that he’s going to be roaming around our forward 50 for many years to come.

This club is just unreal these days!

 

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46 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

I’m currently sitting in an over water villa in the Maldives on my honeymoon drinking Tigers. Life is good.

My wife has expressly banned me from:

1. reading work emails;

2. drinking to many Tiger beers; and

3. reading Demonland.

BUT - I just saw the Melksham contract extension news on Instagram and simply had to get on Demonland. And drink more Tigers.

I love this bloke.

I have made plenty of completely stupid predictions over the years, but not in relation to this guy - I knew he was going to be a great pick up. He was our Bernie trade of that year, much like his best mate Hibberd was a year later.

I’m absolutely stoked that he’s going to be roaming around our forward 50 for many years to come.

This club is just unreal these days!

 

Congrats Ron

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1 hour ago, Ron Burgundy said:

I’m currently sitting in an over water villa in the Maldives on my honeymoon drinking Tigers. Life is good.

My wife has expressly banned me from:

1. reading work emails;

2. drinking to many Tiger beers; and

3. reading Demonland.

BUT - I just saw the Melksham contract extension news on Instagram and simply had to get on Demonland. And drink more Tigers.

I love this bloke.

I have made plenty of completely stupid predictions over the years, but not in relation to this guy - I knew he was going to be a great pick up. He was our Bernie trade of that year, much like his best mate Hibberd was a year later.

I’m absolutely stoked that he’s going to be roaming around our forward 50 for many years to come.

This club is just unreal these days!

 

Ah, the honeymoon high!

Nice work Ron, stay classy.

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15 hours ago, Ron Burgundy said:

I’m currently sitting in an over water villa in the Maldives on my honeymoon drinking Tigers. Life is good.

My wife has expressly banned me from:

1. reading work emails;

2. drinking to many Tiger beers; and

3. reading Demonland.

BUT - I just saw the Melksham contract extension news on Instagram and simply had to get on Demonland. And drink more Tigers.

I love this bloke.

I have made plenty of completely stupid predictions over the years, but not in relation to this guy - I knew he was going to be a great pick up. He was our Bernie trade of that year, much like his best mate Hibberd was a year later.

I’m absolutely stoked that he’s going to be roaming around our forward 50 for many years to come.

This club is just unreal these days!

 

Ron, I think you must be the best lover on Demonland. 

Now adding a new wife to your list of other loves.

Keep loving Ron, it must be in your DNA. 

Your last sentence does suggest honeymoon euphoria. 

After all my marriages and liaisons, I can tell you, it does wear off. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

Ron, I think you must be the best lover on Demonland. 

Now adding a new wife to your list of other loves.

Keep loving Ron, it must be in your DNA. 

Your last sentence does suggest honeymoon euphoria. 

After all my marriages and liaisons, I can tell you, it does wear off. 

 

 

Sorry to interrupt the Tiger Beers and playing Twister with your loved one...........but correction, I meant wife not new wife.

When I use the word wife I usually use the plural. 

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39 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Sorry to interrupt the Tiger Beers and playing Twister with your loved one...........but correction, I meant wife not new wife.

When I use the word wife I usually use the plural. 

given it's a honeymoon, ernie, its a fair bet the wife is a fairly new wife and ron is a fairly new husband.....just saying, though if you wanted to be truly 'modern' you could have come up with a genderless alternative.

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1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

given it's a honeymoon, ernie, its a fair bet the wife is a fairly new wife and ron is a fairly new husband.....just saying, though if you wanted to be truly 'modern' you could have come up with a genderless alternative.

Always thought Ron was an oldie, well middle-aged although he does at time exhibit the naive, enthusiastic and emotional responses of youth. Thought crossed my mind that it could be the second or third, but the Maldives does suggest youthful spontaneity and a desire to please. The unforgettable honeymoon that becomes forgettable if like a candle, the initial bright flame of love slowly flickers before being extinguished by boredom or unfaithfulness.       

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13 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Always thought Ron was an oldie, well middle-aged although he does at time exhibit the naive, enthusiastic and emotional responses of youth. Thought crossed my mind that it could be the second or third, but the Maldives does suggest youthful spontaneity and a desire to please. The unforgettable honeymoon that becomes forgettable if like a candle, the initial bright flame of love slowly flickers before being extinguished by boredom or unfaithfulness.       

'Women are an infinite mystery...and in the end, we are on our own.'

                                   - The Stigga, 2019.

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On 2/15/2019 at 4:57 PM, DeeSpencer said:

As for Jake his inside 50 kicks and aerial contests as a forward have been a revelation. Not bad for a midfielder we recruited as a defender. 

Not the ideal preseason but I wonder how much his ankle injury restricted him last year, still think he has a level more to go to with defensive work, crumbing and getting even more of the ball around the ground. 

Saw him (Jake) play a couple of times at Essendrug. Hardly got a feed from his teammates as he was a bypass player. In the doldrums, he decided to do something about it and very cleverly, at that. When recruited to the Dees, I was very happy; knew it was all in him and perhaps more. His physical attributes were noticeably very sound. His reading of the play had something akin to ball glue about it. He's now producing even more - and the Dees are very lucky to have him. Ditto, for Hibberd, whose attack on the ball and his great kicking really impressed. 

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22 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Saw him (Jake) play a couple of times at Essendrug. Hardly got a feed from his teammates as he was a bypass player. In the doldrums, he decided to do something about it and very cleverly, at that. When recruited to the Dees, I was very happy; knew it was all in him and perhaps more. His physical attributes were noticeably very sound. His reading of the play had something akin to ball glue about it. He's now producing even more - and the Dees are very lucky to have him. Ditto, for Hibberd, whose attack on the ball and his great kicking really impressed. 

Remember seeing him play against the Dees in his first season (I think) and thought he was one hell of a tough and aggressive kid.  Not only no backward steps but a provocative in your face kid.

Also remember thinking how like Essendon and how unlike any young Melbourne player.  Of course, I disliked him immediately as a total prat. 

Now it's very nice to see him in the face of our opponents. 

In a team with others who are no longer the hunted but are now the hunters. 

 

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5 hours ago, hemingway said:

Always thought Ron was an oldie, well middle-aged

I've always wondered if he is a Murdoch... 

maybe Rupert ?

 

4 hours ago, The Stigga said:

'Women are an infinite mystery...and in the end, we are on our own.'

                                   - The Stigga, 2019.

Masters of, Mistresses of seduction, deception and self.

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9 hours ago, hemingway said:

Sorry to interrupt the Tiger Beers and playing Twister with your loved one...........but correction, I meant wife not new wife.

When I use the word wife I usually use the plural. 

Honeymoon Twister 

Way to go...

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I'm on record as being very negative when we recruited him. He was a turnover merchant at Essendon, but he's matured and is now arguably our most important player for connecting midfield to forwardline. Well done, Jake. I was wrong.

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11 hours ago, A F said:

I'm on record as being very negative when we recruited him. He was a turnover merchant at Essendon, but he's matured and is now arguably our most important player for connecting midfield to forwardline. Well done, Jake. I was wrong.

AF, it matters little that you were on record as being negative about this guy.

The fact is that you had lots of friends. Many informed Demon fans were dubious about Melksham and there were many Bomber supporters who told us that we had picked up a dud. 

Also since coming over to MFC, Jake has had his moments and played some very poor games. I remember sitting in the stands at the beginning of last season and cursing him as he appeared so slow and appeared to lack effort and intensity. 

Lets face it, he had been in the system a long time and had a less than stellar career.

He got better as the season progressed and blossomed in the second half.  It is the second half of the season that really turned around opinion on his footy and his impact on games. 

It shows how coaches influence the careers of players.  Giving a player the right support, encouragement and the confidence can make or break careers.  At times, it appeared that Goodwin was gifting him games. Another one in that category was Neal-Bullen.  However, Goodwin got it right on both counts. 

Let's face it, sometimes people surprise us. Too often we pass judgement prematurely or unfairly on others. We get it wrong. 

We would live in a much better world if there were more people who were prepared to say "I/we got it wrong". 

Imagine if we had Governments, political leaders and community leaders with the honesty and guts to say we were wrong. Imagine the improvement to personal relationships if admitting to wrong opinions and wrong doing was the rule rather than the exception. 

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7 hours ago, hemingway said:

AF, it matters little that you were on record as being negative about this guy.

The fact is that you had lots of friends. Many informed Demon fans were dubious about Melksham and there were many Bomber supporters who told us that we had picked up a dud. 

Also since coming over to MFC, Jake has had his moments and played some very poor games. I remember sitting in the stands at the beginning of last season and cursing him as he appeared so slow and appeared to lack effort and intensity. 

Lets face it, he had been in the system a long time and had a less than stellar career.

He got better as the season progressed and blossomed in the second half.  It is the second half of the season that really turned around opinion on his footy and his impact on games. 

It shows how coaches influence the careers of players.  Giving a player the right support, encouragement and the confidence can make or break careers.  At times, it appeared that Goodwin was gifting him games. Another one in that category was Neal-Bullen.  However, Goodwin got it right on both counts. 

Let's face it, sometimes people surprise us. Too often we pass judgement prematurely or unfairly on others. We get it wrong. 

We would live in a much better world if there were more people who were prepared to say "I/we got it wrong". 

Imagine if we had Governments, political leaders and community leaders with the honesty and guts to say we were wrong. Imagine the improvement to personal relationships if admitting to wrong opinions and wrong doing was the rule rather than the exception. 

There are many people in my industry who are never wrong either. Fortunately, I surround myself with good people these days.

If a football club fails to acknowledge its failures it's doomed to repeat them, unless those running the football club are replaced.

We have good people in all areas of the club now, who are good people managers and that's so vital.

So maybe I should be saying well done MFC, as well as Jake. He said as much in his interview too.

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I know he is such a threat forward but is it worth persevering with JM in the midfield? After last weeks effort I really think he is the bigger, hardened body we need at the moment and at 27 I think he could very well revel there.

 

 

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I think we need him across half forward. If he can't get into the game, by all means, through him into the midfield mix, but otherwise, playing him midfield actually means he has less time to pick the option he would from the half forward flank or inside 50.

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one of either Melk or Petracca needs to play as a midfielder imo. we're too slow in the forward half with both in there, plus a couple of tall KPFs as well. so maybe with Viney out we should rotate both through the midfield, swapping with each other to the forward line about 50/50, so they both aren't forwards at the same time. also tell them if they don't put in good defensive effort as a mid or fwd, that they will be dropped the next week.

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Melksham is among the best half-forwards in the game right now.

Currently easily our leading goalkicker, goal assist, score involvements and, incredibly, marks inside 50.

Without him, we'd be dead last right now... ah frak.

But my point is, you don't shuffle around one of your few players who are doing a really good job in the role they are in. I mean, I'm sure Gawn would offer us something valuable full-time in the forward line, too, but I'm not about to call for him to leave the ruck!

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He is the only shining light up forward. I get the temptation to move him further up the ground but we just don't have anyone capable of doing what he does in the forward half.

He is a ripper.

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We need two milkshakes.  Jake in the midfield and in the forward 50.  Been a good pickup and extension is deserved.  

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