Jump to content
  • Podcast:      

Demonland

POSTGAME: Rd 18 vs West Coast Eagles

Recommended Posts

Goodwin must demand a fitter team

Physically and mentally, otherwise his job is toast. 

Close enough is nowhere near good enough...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Composure in front of goal telling. Terrible decision against Gawny in the last.  They are really trying hard to reduce his influence.  Preuss is unfortunately not up to it.  He's an adequate centre square ruck for about 30 minutes.  He gives nothing else. Oliver was great for three quarters, Fritsch very good, and despite Campbell Brown's observations, Gawn dominated Hickey.  Harmes was solid, Brayshaw and Lewis played great team roles and May continues to impress.  A few positives.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nibbler had a decent game. I’m sure he’ll get some acknowledgment from his routine critics.

240-A13-D1-17-C1-470-F-9-D4-D-76-F279-CB

  • Like 6
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We were 3 down with pruess Viney and Lockhart. The rest  Showed heart and was a snapshot of our season tried our guts out but no skill or smarts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's no lack of effort. Just basic skills. Fritsch, Wagner, etc. missed kicks into corridor. 

Great to see Lever do a few nice things. May is a proper footballer.

Desperately need some crumbers up forward. Lockhart five touches is just not good enough.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

 

Er, i didn't see it - what happened?

Dropped another sitter in the clear 30 out. Luckily cleaned up by Petty who tackled his opponent by the arm and got a HTB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Groundhog’s season continues, snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Thought Fritsch was mostly outstanding emerging star in the making. There’s a silver lining inside that cloud ...                                         

                           

 

                              somewhere.

 

 

 

 

Edited by Tarax Club
  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The most predictable club in the AFL...

>  Don't play with much intensity early or if we do and our chaos game is on we still miss plenty of early shots at goal and concede a significant or largish lead to the opp by quarter or half time.

> Fight back a little, maybe even get nose in front and get some supporters a little more interested / excited.

> Drop away in intensity, composure, run and finish when the heat is on in the tight contest from about half way through the third onwards.

> Add a few clangers straight back to the opp allowing them to get a few relatively easy joe the goose or sling shot goals on the run to ice the game and take the pressure off.  The opp then goes into slow tempo possession mode to ice the game, something we are incapable of for more than a few kicks..

> Goodwin presser where he will likely say "we are slowly but surely getting back to the Melbourne way" and "there are some positive things we can take away from this".

Rinse and repeat the following week*

*Excluding Gold Coast where we might win and get VERY excited both in the post match celebrations, the rooms and presser and those easily pleased on D'land.

  • Like 3
  • Love 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, P-man said:

Nibbler had a decent game. I’m sure he’ll get some acknowledgment from his routine critics.

240-A13-D1-17-C1-470-F-9-D4-D-76-F279-CB

As an ANB knocker I thought he was better today, but still wouldn’t have him in my team. Those mistakes still kill our momentum.

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Devastated with the loss regardless and l am sure the Umpires will think they did a good job. Confused all round as our players would be.

We just get the bad end of the stick no doubt.Where do we get these morons from.  PLEASE! don't tell me they have a hard job to do.

I am gutted for watching these MORON'S umpire. I have had enough. 

Lose the game and not be good enough is ok but not through Moron decisions. Please spare me.

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Bates Mate said:

We were 3 down with pruess Viney and Lockhart. The rest  Showed heart and was a snapshot of our season tried our guts out but no skill or smarts

This post is a snapshot of MFC circa 2015-2019

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, america de cali said:

Like last week and many other games this season no matter how competitive and strong we are during the game we toss it away in the last quarter. We rarely look like winners at the death. 

Melbourne football club are mentally weak, I knew when scores were level we’d get beaten by 12-24 points, we have got a losing mentality 

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Nasher said:

Dropped another sitter in the clear 30 out. Luckily cleaned up by Petty who tackled his opponent by the arm and got a HTB.

Dropped doesn't even come close to describing what he did, You would have thought he'd never seen a football before the way he went for that. Half way through the 3rd qtr I noticed Barrass starting to pretend Preuss didn't exist and just left him standing alone 

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kick our 6-7 easy gimmes and we win easily, despite injuries, umpiring and losing Viney.

 

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So Glouftis was dropped in May this year following a string of poor decisions, including two crucial errors in the St Kilda v WEST COAST clash which resulted in two goals to the EAGLES.

In 2017 Donlon gave a controversial decision when he awarded a free kick to Luke Shuey which then saw him kick the winning goal for the EAGLES after the siren against Port. The following week he wasn't given any finals games despite being an experienced umpire of over 200 games officiated.

These are the umpires which are sent to officiate the Alice game. Thanks a lot AFL. No quality for a team like the lowly Melbourne. 

  • Like 5
  • Sad 2
  • Angry 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

North sack coach & start winning

Carlton sack coach start winning

Saints sack coach on the verge of beating Bulldogs

Have I missed something.....So looking like 3 clubs who have sacked coaches will finish higher than the MFC!

What a Joke we are!

 

Edited by Demonsone
  • Like 1
  • Shocked 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

The most predictable club in the AFL...

>  Don't play with much intensity early or if we do and our chaos game is on we still miss plenty of early shots at goal and concede a significant or largish lead to the opp by quarter or half time.

> Fight back a little, maybe even get nose in front and get some supporters a little more interested / excited.

> Drop away in intensity, composure, run and finish when the heat is on in the tight contest from about half way through the third onwards.

> Add a few clangers straight back to the opp allowing them to get a few relatively easy joe the goose or sling shot goals on the run to ice the game and take the pressure off.  The opp then goes into slow tempo possession mode to ice the game, something we are incapable of for more than a few kicks..

> Goodwin presser where he will likely say "we are slowly but surely getting back to the Melbourne way" and "there are some positive things we can take away from this".

Rinse and repeat the following week*

*Excluding Gold Coast where we might win and get VERY excited both in the post match celebrations, the rooms and presser and those easily pleased on D'land.

Exactly, mentally soft

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're so far gone this year that I'm pretty much at the point that I'll take any positives right now and hope they continue next year, along with the many other things we need to do.

Clarry was great, and despite a couple of errors Fritter was good, too. May was awesome, and Lever looks like he's finding his feet out there. 

We had more scoring shots (story of the year), the game really was there for us to take, like many others this year. Maybe we'll practice our kicking in the off season.

It wasn't really the reason we lost, but the umpiring was amateur.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

Dropped doesn't even come close to describing what he did, You would have thought he'd never seen a football before the way he went for that. Half way through the 3rd qtr I noticed Barrass starting to pretend Preuss didn't exist and just left him standing alone 

Not a great game by the big fella but he cost us a player who can’t make the North side either.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our goal kicking is still awful but at least we seem to have cleaned up some of our turnovers and upped the pressure on the opposition. 

Is it just me or is Lever’s field kicking a shadow of what it was?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good effort. Clarrie and Fritsch magnificent. Brayshaw showed signs and May was good. Breathtaking incompetence in front of goal. Time to declare the Preuss experiment a fail. Umpires were putrid.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

May for captain 2020

Pruess a liability, can’t even handball 

Lockhart non existent 

Jetta is not fit & needs to be put on ice for next season 

Other than that a good effort 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Redleg said:

Not a great game by the big fella but he cost us a player who can’t make the North side either.

The player who we traded away Josh Kelly for?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

There's no lack of effort. Just basic skills. Fritsch, Wagner, etc. missed kicks into corridor. 

Great to see Lever do a few nice things. May is a proper footballer.

Desperately need some crumbers up forward. Lockhart five touches is just not good enough.

An absolute plodding game by Lockhart today.

Could not believe how slow he was. Not just straight mine speed, but a bloke that size should be nimble on his feet.

Lockhart played like a 170cm Garry Lyon post back injury. Beached whale.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Swooper1987 said:

 A few positives.

Moderator warning for saying the p word after a loss.

😉

  • Like 1
  • Haha 7

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

    THE PREMIER LEAGUE by Whispering Jack

    So the new man under the pump is Clarko, which demonstrates how sad but predictable the football media is these days. In an age where each AFL team’s form can be topsy turvy and unpredictability is the order of the day, the coach of a team that has played five out of the top six teams from the previous season and sits with a 3/3 win loss record is this week’s whipping boy.   This comes admittedly on the back of a bad fortnight from the Hawks who in recent years have exhibited an enormous

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SUNSMART by George on the Outer

    If you don’t want to get sunburnt, you follow the Sunsmart rules.  Melbourne took the advice and with their season on the line, avoided getting burnt by the Gold Coast Suns, with a gripping 17 point win. It was a match that could have gone either way, with the sides within a kick of each other for all but the final minutes of the final quarter. Melbourne had stretched the lead earlier in the game to 18 points, but that quickly evaporated to a neck and neck race to the finish.  Finally,

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    NORTH OF THE BORDER by The Oracle

    The outcomes of Melbourne’s recent games against the Gold Coast Suns are a pretty good barometer of how the teams are faring. The Demons easily accounted for them twice in 2018, the last win being a 96-point cakewalk at the MCG in Round 20 when they scored a whopping 21.17.143 to 7.5.47. Ironically, Melbourne’s score of 9.3.57 at the first break that afternoon is leading its highest score for a full game to date this year by 3 points. In those days, they played fast, skillful football, moved th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews 5

    PACK YOUR BAGS by George on The Outer

    The scene was captured by the TV camera’s before the match with a view of the Melbourne side’s bags packed next to the team bus to facilitate their flight up north to the AFL hub where they will play their next matches. However, on the basis of the efforts against Richmond, unless things change, and change rapidly, there will be some who will be told to pack their bags on a more permanent basis. Once again, the supporters got much the same story from this match against Richmond, as

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SOUTH OF THE BORDER by the Oracle

    Thankfully they moved this week’s game from Sydney where the sun shines and the virus breeds ever so slowly and almost nobody returns a positive test. The change of fixture comes at precisely the right time to allow everyone in town to head to the MCG on Sunday at around 3:30pm, not to catch up with what’s going on inside the ground but rather, to do what’s fashionable for woke folk in 2020 — pulling down statues. It’s time for Kevin Bartlett and Leigh Matthews to go but you can’t touch Norm Smi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    LESSONS IN LOSING by George on the Outer

    Turn up for the game and look like you want to win it.  Melbourne lost this game to Geelong, a game after a couple of extended breaks, looking like they were at the end of a 22 game season. Right from the start there was a lack of intensity across the board, as the Demons played exactly the type of game that the ageing Geelong list wanted. Geelong repeatedly played possession footy, to avoid having to run those ageing legs, something that Melbourne failed to exploit.  To use the oft quot

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    QUARRANTINO by Whispering Jack

    At a little after 4.00pm last Saturday, the MCG ceased to be the centre of the AFL universe. That was when the AFL’s el supremo Gil McLaughlin announced that the Bombers’ Conor McKenna had returned a COVID-19 positive result and declared that the game set for the following day between Essendon and Melbourne was postponed.  What followed was truly the stuff of a pulp fiction novel. We witnessed a suitcase load of mental gymnastics and spin calculated to let McKenna (and the Essendon Football

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    WHADDA WE SING? by Whispering Jack

    When the Melbourne team sang “The Grand Old Flag” last Saturday at Marvel Stadium in the absence of skipper Max Gawn, Ed Langford and Adam Tomlinson who were first time winners at their new club and Jayden Hunt, the leading goal kicker of the day it was passed off as an honest mistake. Taken in isolation, it most probably was accidental but the problem is that little accidents have been happening far too often in the club’s recent history and, in this case, it was symptomatic not only of a day t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A POINT OF DIFFERENCE by George on the Outer

    It was Melbourne v Carlton at the comics stadium; a game between 16 and 17 in 2019. How could anyone pick a winner?  There had to be a point of difference, and so it would prove to be as the Demons literally fell over the line at the end, by a solitary point. In an almost complete replica of the Richmond v Collingwood game two nights previously, one of the sides (Melbourne in this case) rushed out to a five goal lead in the first quarter, while the Blues failed to bother the goal umpir

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    EXPOSED FORM by The Oracle

    Carlton fancies itself to beat Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on Saturday and, based on exposed form, why not? The Blues took it right up to the reigning premiers in their last up start and the Demons were simply horrible against the Eagles at Optus Stadium. That opening game of the season revived all of the nightmares of 2019 for a team that went inside the 50 metre arc 45 times, an advantage of 10 times over the home side and yet lost by almost five goals. Such statistics sum it up for a gam

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SOCIAL DISTANCING by George on the Outer

    It was good to see the MFC players practicing the directives about social distancing at the game against West Coast.  Pity was that they continued to do so after the first bounce of the ball, as they allowed numerous WCE players run around un-hindered, with not a Melbourne player within 1.5 metres of them! They then found themselves looking at nearly a 5 goal deficit at the first break, which was to be essentially the final margin for the game. It is difficult to judge exactly what is going

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BEST IN SHOW by Whispering Jack

    I am writing this knowing that the AFL has deemed that the opening round of competition will proceed but fully believing that it should not.  The world is going through cataclysmic change as a result of the overwhelming spread of the Covid-19 virus and I agree that a distraction like sport would be good for the public. However, while the physical threat to the population is bad enough, there are other  issues to be addressed including the mental health of the community and the effects on th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

×
×
  • Create New...