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Looking forward to:

Whatsaywhat getting his PHD for the above thesis.

Convincing myself it’s just a game.

Wimbledon and Le Tour.

The cricket.

Getting behind Miller in the MotoGP and Remy Gardner in the Moto2.

Not feeling like I’m missing anything when my band is playing at the same time as the Dees.

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10 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

This is how i shall remember the MFC of 2019

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I see this - except The Dees are the ones on the ice 

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12 hours ago, Age said:

The ashes and Wimbledon 

.....dont forget the World Cup.

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Watching the Copa America Kayo. (Got to use the subscription for something.)

Great time zone for couch watching.

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A week long bye round blitz sale is currently on at the Demon shop. Mid-season markdowns galore. If you’re looking forward to some shopping this weekend go nuts with the bargains. Up to 50% off on some guernseys.

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Just now, Dee Zephyr said:

A week long bye round blitz sale is currently on at the Demon shop. Mid-season markdowns galore. If you’re looking forward to some shopping this weekend go nuts with the bargains. Up to 50% off on some guernseys.

those jaguar jumpers could become a collectors' item 😟

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2 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

A week long bye round blitz sale is currently on at the Demon shop. Mid-season markdowns galore. If you’re looking forward to some shopping this weekend go nuts with the bargains. Up to 50% off on some guernseys.

Making up for the "we win, you win" promotions that have been few and far between this year

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7 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

A week long bye round blitz sale is currently on at the Demon shop. Mid-season markdowns galore. If you’re looking forward to some shopping this weekend go nuts with the bargains. Up to 50% off on some guernseys.

Think ill wait for the Closing Down sale, shouldnt be too much longer...

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30 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

A week long bye round blitz sale is currently on at the Demon shop. Mid-season markdowns galore. If you’re looking forward to some shopping this weekend go nuts with the bargains. Up to 50% off on some guernseys.

Buy one framed and signed TMac guernsey get 14 free.

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2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Maybe it's the expectation level but I don't think I can remember a worse season as a Melbourne supporter. Sure there were injuries and other excuses but let's be honest we are just miles off the pace.

Content to put 2019 down as an aberration and watch my second team otherwise known as the fantasy team (GWS) try for a flag but my MFCSS keeps warning me that 2018 may have been our high.

Sums how I feel to a tee. Theres been crappy times in the multitudes in my almost 50 years as a supporter. But I expected them to be crap for most of them so I was never disappointed to this same degree. This has definitely been the worst feeling as a supporter I can remember....even if the team itself and the results are better than they were at our lowest Neeld ebb.  Truly speaking had we won ONE close one last year instead of losing all 4 or 5 of them we finish top 4 and who knows from there. they were really a top side in 2018, perhaps one that didnt quite realise just how good they were. So it could well be that 2018 was the high. 

We go back to dreaming and planning.....and hoping this player or that one comes on. But however you spin it we're no longer in the elit bracket of teams, and probably ( even given players back) are still only in the lower half of the medium ranked teams. 

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16 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I’m not really looking forward to anything Demons related. If I had to choose something it would be the progression of Baker. 

Non-Demons related, I’m looking forward to Essendon not making the finals again. 

Looking forward to Geelong crash and burn when the real heat comes on in the finals.

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Given the number of people who have said they have nothing to look forward to MFC-related, or aren't excited for football, or have lost emotion/passion, I must be lucky (or just odd) but I see so many things to look forward to this year.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how the backline works as we get games of experience into Lever, May, Hore, Salem, Hibberd and Frost as a unit.

I love watching Gawn every time he takes to the field.

Baker will hopefully continue to show promise and Lockhart will probably get games again as the season progresses. 

Weideman's contract signing and the lack of pressure on him to be the guy to carry us to finals gives him the opportunity to unburden himself and maybe that will release him into form.

Finals might be gone but the long-term plan remains and the final 10 games give us plenty of opportunity to keep that plan alive.

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seeing us win  maybe 5 more games.   finishing strong to lead into next year,.   Kiss tour in Nov. Queen tour Feb   and watching the finals whoever plays.  I must admit am a bit bored watching footy at present unless I have a small wager. Prob back dogs tonight at $1. 50  put 50 on get 75 back  at least I will have some interest.

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I reckon we’ll get our game together and win 6-7 more games. So I’m looking forward to watching some wins, seeing a game plan come together and watching our new backline start to gel together. 

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I feel like I have absolutely nothing to look forward to and at the moment  feel this club as robbed me of he ability to lead something of a normal life.

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3 minutes ago, kallangurdemon said:

I feel like I have absolutely nothing to look forward to and at the moment  feel this club as robbed me of he ability to lead something of a normal life.

I hope you aren't being serious about that Kallangurdemon. And if you are use this as an opportunity to take some long, deep breaths and reflect that it's only a silly ball game after all. A bit of light entertainment punctuating the important things in life. It's the seasoning, not the steak.

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The more impactful changes that come after a year like the one we're having.

If we had just cruised along, finished somewhere 5-8 then got bundled out without winning a flag the kind of changes we made might not have been big enough to push us to another level. Now, because of the horror we're currently enduring, serious questions will be asked, serious changes will be made, and it just gives us a bit of unpredictability for 2020 (along with a better set of picks and a cushy draw).

Even despite my ingrained Demon depression and distrust, my gut still says this year is an aberration.

 

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5 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

The more impactful changes that come after a year like the one we're having.

If we had just cruised along, finished somewhere 5-8 then got bundled out without winning a flag the kind of changes we made might not have been big enough to push us to another level. Now, because of the horror we're currently enduring, serious questions will be asked, serious changes will be made, and it just gives us a bit of unpredictability for 2020 (along with a better set of picks and a cushy draw).

Even despite my ingrained Demon depression and distrust, my gut still says this year is an aberration.

 

I hope you are correct Lord Nev but have never seen evidence of us being ahead of the game or even timely in making necessary change like the Hawks, Cats and interstate power Clubs. All I see is a corporate mentality getting ingrained with coaches and players learning and making statements like the Demons brand of football and nonsense about everyone working hard and hurting as much as supporters. 

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5 minutes ago, Sorry kids said:

I hope you are correct Lord Nev but have never seen evidence of us being ahead of the game or even timely in making necessary change like the Hawks, Cats and interstate power Clubs. All I see is a corporate mentality getting ingrained with coaches and players learning and making statements like the Demons brand of football and nonsense about everyone working hard and hurting as much as supporters. 

Totally hear that, and I think if we had just coasted along things might have stayed stagnant and comfortable, but the shock we've copped should (hopefully) stir more action than a middle of the road year would have.

Funny you mention the whole thing about cliche statements too, was listening to some talk about the '89 Grand Final this week and in particular Jeans' halftime message about "pay the price", and I thought gee that has a whole different feel to it than "esprit de corps" (so very Melbourne).

 

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6 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Totally hear that, and I think if we had just coasted along things might have stayed stagnant and comfortable, but the shock we've copped should (hopefully) stir more action than a middle of the road year would have.

Funny you mention the whole thing about cliche statements too, was listening to some talk about the '89 Grand Final this week and in particular Jeans' halftime message about "pay the price", and I thought gee that has a whole different feel to it than "esprit de corps" (so very Melbourne).

 

I also think we were sold a story with the Roos years and succession plan of Goodwin working under him and then taking over. Naively, I thought it would instill a Roos playing and coaching philosophy for us much like the Swans did with Roos/ Longmire.   As it is now Goodwin cuts a lone figure, at least that is how it appears to many supporters.

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1 minute ago, Sorry kids said:

I also think we were sold a story with the Roos years and succession plan of Goodwin working under him and then taking over. Naively, I thought it would instill a Roos playing and coaching philosophy for us much like the Swans did with Roos/ Longmire.   As it is now Goodwin cuts a lone figure, at least that is how it appears to many supporters.

My opinion is Goodwin got a bit ahead of himself in terms of what his capabilities and experience were and in turn how much support he would need. He's seemed to have taken all the control himself (along with the responsibility - just look at the whole near-faint saga) and thought he could fill his assistant roster with mostly fairly green coaches. It hasn't worked, and the one senior bloke he has around there doesn't seem to be a great connection with (if you go by reports).

He's a microcosm of the team itself. Lots of talent, got ahead of himself, needs to accept that he requires better quality support and structure to succeed.

 

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5 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

My opinion is Goodwin got a bit ahead of himself in terms of what his capabilities and experience were and in turn how much support he would need. He's seemed to have taken all the control himself (along with the responsibility - just look at the whole near-faint saga) and thought he could fill his assistant roster with mostly fairly green coaches. It hasn't worked, and the one senior bloke he has around there doesn't seem to be a great connection with (if you go by reports).

He's a microcosm of the team itself. Lots of talent, got ahead of himself, needs to accept that he requires better quality support and structure to succeed.

 

Too true, and reflects poorly on the people running the Club. I posted elsewhere, Club success at the Crows and Essendon under his captaincy and assistant coaching is very modest. As I take little interest in Adelaide clubs I always thought he was a Premiership Captain. Not so.

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Just now, Sorry kids said:

Too true, and reflects poorly on the people running the Club. I posted elsewhere, Club success at the Crows and Essendon under his captaincy and assistant coaching is very modest. As I take little interest in Adelaide clubs I always thought he was a Premiership Captain. Not so.

Yeah, but I don't think playing success equals coaching success, even in terms of leadership. It's hard for us on the outside to know about coaching qualities so all we can go by is how they seem to be rated by the industry, and Goodwin was rated very highly. Obviously onfield performance comes into it as well, but that can be more of a complex equation than just judging one person.

I think Goodwin has shown coaching "talent" in terms of innovation, demeanor and an ability to identify and implement his own style, but in classic Melbourne style he's the talent that isn't being developed properly. I believe if the club gets the right experienced support around him then he will develop into a very good senior coach. It's only his 3rd year after all.

 

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9 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

Given .........

Finals might be gone but the long-term plan remains and the final 10 games give us plenty of opportunity to keep that plan alive.

Admit it. You are still secretly thinking we may win the last ten and play finals. Makes two of us

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If the longest flag drought will ever be broken 55years!

Not looking forward to watching one of my friends seeing their side win a flag!

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