Jump to content

Demonland

POSTGAME: Rd 08 vs Gold Coast

Recommended Posts

18 minutes ago, RedButMostlyBlue said:

Don't get me wrong, it's great that we won - we didn't give up at the end, 4 points and all. I'm not normally a wet blanket, in fact quite a dry one (?), but even the way in which we won, the dropped mark etc was depressing, and totally reflective of how we have played all year (with no learnings in this space). We'd have been beaten by any other team, and I'm still at a loss as to how a team can fall so quickly. I don't mind losing, but I question the gameplan and the boys' fundamental inability to hit a target, take a mark or make even one smart decision going forward.

Lifetime Dee here, I go to many games (during the darker days, as well), never microwave my membership etc, but I'm entitled to a real world opinion. I still hope for the best, and maintain that every year will be our year, but in doing so we need to be honest with where we are, learn and move forward.

Go Dees.

Good on you, mate.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Regardless of our season, this will be the type of game that shows up on our magic memories DVDs. A win out of nowhere. It’s certainly a win I’ll remember and one of our best comebacks ever. No matter what team you follow, it’s a game that most supporters would have enjoyed watching.

Full of pizza and bit tipsy now, so I hope someone takes these words to heart and enjoys the game for what it was, a comeback win.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Harmes looking to be unselfish almost cost us as Tmac dropped the simple mark but thankfully got enough on it to get a score

Just on this... surely the public aren't the only ones aware of how we have an inablity to convert i50's to scoring shots. Goodwin should move away from 'unselfish' football and get everyone to blaze away.... i suspect it'd be more effective.

ps... 2 games in one year for having more I50's than your total points scored. 

Well done Melbourne!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, Chook said:

Confession: I turned the game off in disgust after that last Gold Coast goal with 49 seconds left. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would come back to Demonland 30 minutes later and find out we won. Half an hour after we lost(!), I rewind the game and watch the miracle on grass.

You'll have to stop that Chook.    It can't be good for your health. ☺️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Also props to Hibberd - that was a moment where he knew what was coming was going to hurt a lot, but went in anyway. Genuinely tough play in my opinion.

They brought Hogan back after 2 weeks when he had a fractured clavicle and had it plated.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm an honest old fart, but daylight robbery has just got some appeal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Miles off still but showing a heartbeat. Sad to see Hibberd injured hopefully not too serious. Hore is fitting in and building, also Lockhart looks to be getting more comfortable. Preuss in for Keilty. Frost is a complete roll of the dice every possession but luckier again today. I've watched a few Suns games and they're actually a decent team believe it or not. Kind of lucky Sexton had an off game. Salem is unreal. Thanks again Maximus. The comp is so even, savour these 4pts. If we can get rolling after the bye we could sneak in and bring the ruckus.

Not quite the miracle on grass (I was there!) but still an incredibly determined win.

Edited by 3Dee
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

As a rule we lose these games. 

We did not play well but don’t be so high and mighty that you can’t enjoy a win in the last second.

Ever heard of “winning ugly”?

i was watching this with my kids and with 49 sec to go I suggested “never give up”...a great lesson for the kids and  a WIN for the team. 

Edited by whitito
  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Demon Disciple said:

Farcical really. Call me a grinch, but that level of joy inside the coaches box and on the field is nauseating. No way did we deserve to win that.

Hope this doesn’t keep the scrutiny off our backs.

66 to 42 Inside 50's will guarantee that won't happen - I hope.

That stat  alone is an indictment on someone or something.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, President Dee Trump said:

They brought Hogan back after 2 weeks when he had a fractured clavicle and had it plated.

Yes I was thinking this when everyone was saying long term injury. Plate it asap, back in a couple of weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

We are pretty embarrassing tbh. I haven’t seen a worse game of footy in recent memory 

Edited by Smokey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
38 minutes ago, Jaded said:

The new 6-6-6 has really [censored] us this year, but it won us the game tonight. 

We're adjusting to it.

22 minutes ago, Mad_Melbourne said:

Realistically Oliver should have checked his run. 

That's what I initially thought, as well...  then considered it may have caused a free downfield...  upon checking back further to the OMc contest,  and looked for Holman,  I saw Holman was in fact Omac's opponent.  He very nearly won the game for them,  and OMc virtually lost it for us...  not thinking,  and not working hard enough Oscar.  Its time to wake up young man.  You don't know how lucky you are.

Edited by DV8
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, —coach— said:

Should just do that all game really, don’t worry about their other plans, just go with the one they used inside the last minute it clearly works

That did cross my mind haha. He apologized for dropping the mark as well.....

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At a 21st. Going hard celebrating the win. Can someone please post the last 49 seconds on every page? 

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

56 minutes ago, Demonised said:

For decades, I've seen teams like Hawthorn and the Swans play like rubbish in games like this and then snatch a win, often from us. Now , we're doing it. Good.

This. 

Recently always been

”Hawks/Swans/Cats/WCE played poorly all day, still found way to win”. 

In my day was Carlton/North/Tigers. 

Great teams find a way to guts out a win, 2 players down, come from behind, interstate. 

 

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Went outside and put a brick through a picket fence when the Suns hit the front and missed the Hore goal. Did see the winning point though. All happy then. 😁  

Harming a fellow D'lander is taking it a bit far Clint

  • Haha 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

anyone care to guide through why our i50's are so poor?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, President Dee Trump said:

Dean Kent is starring for the Saints tonight.

2 goals, 12 touches and 0 tackles. Might as well give him the Brownlow now. 

  • Like 3
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, DV8 said:

 

That's what I initially thought, as well...  then considered it may have caused a free downfield... 

Well your initial thoughts were right, no free kick would have been given had he not held him, he let him breeze past him with zero body contact and then turned to chase. 

 

If we played man on man your assessment would be right, but watch the whole match and you’ll find very rarely the player will break neck run with the player after he is on the mark. Omac made mistakes, but this one was a bigger mistake by Oliver than the whipping boy 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Wadda We Sing said:

So cynical. Excuse me for reporting what one of our players said and trying to find some positives. Guess you would know better huh? What positives could you see?

Was having a laugh, but sure take it as an attack.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

anyone care to guide through why our i50's are so poor?

Can’t kick straight for goal from set shots or snaps

cant kick to a target inside 50

cant kick to the advantage of a leading forward

Ball carrier tends to just bomb long from outside 50m

very few forwards lead toward the ball carrier

and when they do we kick it over their head

no crumbing forwards who make position or have goal sense

Melksham doing time in the midfield

Jeffy dropping easy overhead marks

need two key targets who separate in the forward 50. Where is Pruess?

Other than that I can’t workout why we are crap! 

 

By the way:  Where did Keilty play, he seemed to be in the ruck or on the bench? 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was watching Endgame while this was on. Sounds like I missed a classic.

4 points is 4 points?

Share this post


Link to post
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.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    RED AND BLUEPRINT 2019 by Whispering Jack

    The rusty red of the McDonnell Ranges and the blue skies above them provided the perfect backdrop that summed up everything about the Melbourne Football Club’s 2019 season. It set out the perfect red and blueprint for the club’s horror year. The club’s previous season was one of great promise but it ended in a calamitous way in Perth with an 11 goal defeat at the hands of the ultimate premiership side, the West Coast Eagles in a game where the Demons’ first goal came early in the third quar

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    WINDY DAY FOOTY by KC from Casey

    Windy day footy has always been the domain of those who play the game hard: on days when the breeze gusts all over the place and the ground has been sodden by recent rains, the player needs to get all aspects of his game together and be hard of body and mind, to concentrate and attack the football. The Casey Demons came out on their own deck in such conditions and under a mainly sunny sky and gave it a crack for half a game but they lost sight of the fundamentals of playing hard in difficul

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    TRECIMATED by George on the Outer

    A little more than two months have passed since Melbourne met and came close to beating the reigning premier West Coast in the preliminary final replay over in the West. At the time, the Demons had three wins on the board and now, nine rounds later and going into this week’s match, they have managed to add a paltry two more wins to the ledger.  The Eagles, in contrast, have moved to within percentage of second spot on the ladder despite their loss at home this week against Collingwood. Whil

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SAME STORY, DIFFERENT SONG by George on the Outer

    Melbourne was still suffering from the same old story - a lack of AFL capable players from which to choose at the selection table - and the Western Bulldogs got to sing their song again. But wait, that wasn’t the Doggie’s song we’ve been hearing for the last 30 years, it was some other concoction and no-one knew the words to it but whatever it was, they got to mumble it with gusto after a huge 8 point win! The sad thing is that the Bulldogs (or Footscray or whatever they choose to call

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    DOGGED by KC from Casey

    On Sunday, the Casey Demons met the Footscray VFL under the roof at the same venue where their nemesis took them down in the 2017 grand final and the result left them with the same feeling of disappointment - this time with a seven point defeat that ended the club’s four game winning streak and made things a lot harder in terms of playing in this year’s final series.   And, as has so often happened this year, the Demons let the game get away from them with but failing to take advantage of th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    BARKING MAD by The Oracle

    There was so much hype proliferating about Melbourne’s prospects for season 2019 a mere four months ago, that one could be forgiven for thinking anyone contemplating the prospect of a bottom four finish for the Demons at the time was barking mad. That however, is the prospect that they face at the moment and a loss to the Bulldogs on Sunday would make it a virtual certainty.  The club’s downward spiral after several years of moving steadily on an upward trajectory has been well documented i

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE MELBOURNE WAY by George on the Outer

    Much has been made by the coaching staff of playing a “Melbourne way” style of play. The nail-biting finish by the Demons in the dying minute of the game could not have been any more the case in point.   Leading by a game-high 38 points late in the third quarter, and by five goals at the final change, this should have been the catalyst for a romp home to an easy win.   But that is not the “Melbourne way” and the supporters, especially those with a severe case of MFCSS (aka intense inse

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    PINK AND BLUE CAN’T KICK TRUE by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons took on the Northern Blues at home on Saturday  in a game that was crucial in terms of their hopes for September and they took away the valuable four points on offer after some worrying moments. Most of those worries were self-inflicted as a result of some shocking inaccuracy in front of goal, sloppiness in play and a little bit of indiscipline that all combined to make the game a lot closer than it should have been. The final scoreboard showed the Demons winning the P

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    GO FIGURE by Sam the Stats Man

    In May last year, a rampant Melbourne side demolished Carlton by 109 points at the MCG. The Demons did as they pleased and ran rings against a young, abysmal Blues combination. The Dees led in virtually every key performance indicator, notably entering the inside 50 metre mark 63 times to 33 and the superiority of their attack was highlighted by a 74% shooting accuracy rate (to 47%).  A little more than a year later the two sides face each other for the first time since that rout and the ta

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews 1

    GORN AT THE GABBA by George on The Outer

    With Melbourne leading the Brisbane Lions in the second term, and the game in the balance, a Max Gawn ankle injury signalled that the Demons were as good as gorrnnn for the match. Without a suitable 2nd ruck and (once again) forced to use either Tom McDonald, Tim Smith or Sam Weidemann in the ruck the Demons found themselves without a forward line that could kick a winning score. Not that anything really changed, as the forward line has been completely dysfunctional all season and one

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    GAMBIT by KC from Casey

    The opening gambit of Saturday afternoon’s game told us everything about who would be its main players and who would come out on top. The Casey Demons were eager to turn the tables on the Box Hill Hawks who beat them in last year’s grand final and then gave them a first up mauling at City Oval, Box Hill. Kicking with the aid of a strong breeze in the opening term, Braydon Preuss’ first hit out went straight to the diminutive Jay Kennedy Harris who pounced with a 70 metre shot at goal that sailed

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    MURDER BY NUMBERS by Sam the Stats Man

    The respective ladder positions of this week’s combatants tell the story of one side on the rise and the other in steep decline. Since their most recent meeting which took place early last year, the Dees and the Lions have changed positions. They are opposed to each again on the former’s home turf with the locals in fine fettle after blowing St Kilda off the park at Marvel Stadium.  The Lions’ home ground advantage has been a major consideration so far this year. They have won five out of s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

×
×
  • Create New...