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Gave me a little bit of hope. Among other things, he backs in Jones and Goodwin.

"As bad as the Demons have been this year, there are still positives in the way they've played. Rarely have they been blown away. Often their midfield dominance simply hasn't been converted.

Already there's been several off-field changes that should freshen things up, whether it be the departure of Brendan McCartney or strategy guru Craig Jennings.

This year's struggles should expose some of the shortcomings that might have been swept under the carpet last year. Sometimes the internal analysis and self-assessment that comes with a poor season can quickly turn what were negatives into positives."

It's not all doom and gloom: Demons can make finals in 2020

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Best article I've read. Absolutely no guarantees but the hyperbole that has been spoken and written is generally is laughable.

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2 minutes ago, martin said:

Absolutely no guarantees but the hyperbole that has been spoken and written is generally is laughable.

Ain't that the truth.

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Absolutely. I can’t actually see how we could lose a game next year. Goodwin is god 

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Sense of humour shown by Duck in his last line. Good read.

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From what I've seen of Carey in the media, he's pretty quick to distance himself from "new school" football and training methods, so I'm actually a bit surprised that he puts as much stock in the pre-season as he does.

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there is no place on this forum for rubbish articles like this one.

what the hell would Carey know versus the posters on this site

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5 minutes ago, spalding said:

there is no place on this forum for rubbish articles like this one.

what the hell would Carey know versus the posters on this site

LOL!

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They were in business together The Duck and Goody. Might still be, one mate looking after the other.

You helped me in a tough period of my life with the North Melbourne saga, I'll help you out in your time of need this year.

Decent article not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination.

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11 minutes ago, spalding said:

there is no place on this forum for rubbish articles like this one.

what the hell would Carey know versus the posters on this site

With that well reasoned perspective you could be captain of the henny penny collective - whose contributions to this thread i eagerly await. 

You would then be Captain spalding (most oldies on this site who were out and about in Melbourne pubs in the 80s and 90s will get this reference)

(ps i know you were joking)

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not sure how many teams have gone from 4th to 17th in one season and then bounced back to finals the following year and, perhaps its the MFCSS but I can't see how we will play finals next year. 

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I tend to agree with him.

Hoping for a a Geelong 2006-07 or Tigers 2016-17 turnaround this off season.

 

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1 hour ago, titan_uranus said:

From what I've seen of Carey in the media, he's pretty quick to distance himself from "new school" football and training methods, so I'm actually a bit surprised that he puts as much stock in the pre-season as he does.

Carey did all his best work in the off season.

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2 hours ago, spalding said:

what the hell would Carey know versus the posters on this site

There would be a few on this site who reckon they do know more

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1 hour ago, In Harmes Way said:

Carey did all his best work in the off season.

Yep, he was hopeless in the season proper, especially in finals.

Good article. Injuries and players out of form have exposed deficiencies in our game plan - but this is absolutely fixable, and IMO is not as dire as many here characterise it to be.

 

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His mate David King was a believer too.

 

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Look it’s a nice article, but it’s very general 

and when did a footy Journo lose a job from being wrong?

 

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This sounds like a bit of buttering up and I wonder if Duck's looking to get a gig for the P/T Forward Craft coach role.

And we do need to get the best in the business.

That's why we need  to seek out David Schwarz

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Light weight analysis. His number one reason is we will have an easy draw and his second is a top ten pick will have an immediate impact. Carey sniffing the breeze.

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5 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Gave me a little bit of hope. Among other things, he backs in Jones and Goodwin.

"As bad as the Demons have been this year, there are still positives in the way they've played. Rarely have they been blown away. Often their midfield dominance simply hasn't been converted.

Already there's been several off-field changes that should freshen things up, whether it be the departure of Brendan McCartney or strategy guru Craig Jennings.

This year's struggles should expose some of the shortcomings that might have been swept under the carpet last year. Sometimes the internal analysis and self-assessment that comes with a poor season can quickly turn what were negatives into positives."

It's not all doom and gloom: Demons can make finals in 2020

And so he [censored] well should back us in. To all the [censored] on here who bemoan how bad we have been this season, get over yourselves and get back on board. Dees! 

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4 minutes ago, chookrat said:

And so he [censored] well should back us in. To all the [censored] on here who bemoan how bad we have been this season, get over yourselves and get back on board. Dees! 

I think the sentiment has been more about how bad we have been for 55, yes 55 years.

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Don't know that Carey is a 'believer'. He says that there is no reason that we cannot bounce back next year. He does not say that we will bounce back next year.

Personally, I think we will make the finals next year but how deep we progress will depend on injuries and fitness of the list.

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4 hours ago, number 27 said:

not sure how many teams have gone from 4th to 17th in one season and then bounced back to finals the following year and, perhaps its the MFCSS but I can't see how we will play finals next year. 

We did it or similiar in the 98  99 2000 period.

Judd is also a finals believer on the dees in 2020. 

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