Jump to content
  • Podcast:      

Demonland

Injury List 2020

Recommended Posts

I love Jones and he is a warrior for this club but it’s refreshishing to see not a single player in our best 22 on that list.

Having said that Petty will be come finals.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We aren't the club doctors and unless we've heard something from the club all we can do is speculate, it might be nice to look at some people guessing but that's pretty much all it can be at this stage.

Some of the things we know, based on the club telling us, are Tomlinson's calf strain is minor and Bennell is aiming for training in February. Sorry to be a bit of a downer but without actual word from the inside there's just no way to really tell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, imElated said:

We aren't the club doctors and unless we've heard something from the club all we can do is speculate, it might be nice to look at some people guessing but that's pretty much all it can be at this stage.

Some of the things we know, based on the club telling us, are Tomlinson's calf strain is minor and Bennell is aiming for training in February. Sorry to be a bit of a downer but without actual word from the inside there's just no way to really tell.

That felt to me like a bit of an upper 😀

Edited by John Demonic
  • Shocked 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, imElated said:

We aren't the club doctors and unless we've heard something from the club all we can do is speculate, it might be nice to look at some people guessing but that's pretty much all it can be at this stage.

Some of the things we know, based on the club telling us, are Tomlinson's calf strain is minor and Bennell is aiming for training in February. Sorry to be a bit of a downer but without actual word from the inside there's just no way to really tell.

Thanks for that imElated. While this whole site is basically based on opinion and speculation, I'm not sure that's too much of an issue. However, I'm pretty sure there are at least some known facts about when an injury occurred, what it was, whether surgery was required, and when. This would at least be a start. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Wrecker45 said:

I love Jones and he is a warrior for this club but it’s refreshishing to see not a single player in our best 22 on that list.

Having said that Petty will be come finals.

I reckon Tomlinson is a lock best 22 if fit. He missed one game in 4 years for a  more advanced team than us and it sounded like he only missed that game when they found out he was leaving them.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about Vanders?

should be according to most Dees fans 

Tommo might be a certain starter in Round 1 but training  over the period, team balance and injuries and form will also be crucial.

The more fit the more available I reckon and plenty of competition is great for depth and future of Club and 2020.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Wrecker45 said:

I love Jones and he is a warrior for this club but it’s refreshishing to see not a single player in our best 22 on that list.

Having said that Petty will be come finals.

Tomlinson will be one of the first picked every week. 

AVB if fit is easily best 22.

Weid if fit is almost a lock to get a game. 

 

Strange comment. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, deanox said:

Tomlinson will be one of the first picked every week. 

AVB if fit is easily best 22.

Weid if fit is almost a lock to get a game. 

 

Strange comment. 

Yes agree a rash generalisation !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder it the term 'rehab group' is a bit misleading inasmuch as players can sometimes be there simply managing loads.

Or is that too logical???

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

I wonder it the term 'rehab group' is a bit misleading inasmuch as players can sometimes be there simply managing loads.

Or is that too logical???

Logic now that is something we don't need around here Mr. Shadow. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, old dee said:

Logic now that is something we don't need around here Mr. Shadow. 

Point taken, od. I humbly beg forgiveness 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 12/11/2019 at 11:02 PM, deanox said:

Tomlinson will be one of the first picked every week. 

AVB if fit is easily best 22.

Weid if fit is almost a lock to get a game. 

 

Strange comment. 

I think Wrecker is saying that Jones isn't in our best 22.....which is obvious if everyone is fit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Laughing Goat said:

I think Wrecker is saying that Jones isn't in our best 22.....which is obvious if everyone is fit.

Also indicated Weid and AVB ain't...and that ain't so. They are best 22 if everyone is fit.

Share this post


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

Also indicated Weid and AVB ain't...and that ain't so. They are best 22 if everyone is fit.

Not sure I agree on one of those pitmaster but like all these discussions beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Laughing Goat said:

I think Wrecker is saying that Jones isn't in our best 22.....which is obvious if everyone is fit.

Less than "obvious" to me.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, old dee said:

Not sure I agree on one of those pitmaster but like all these discussions beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Unless you're at a night club or pub, in which case beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 11/19/2019 at 7:27 PM, chookrat said:

Do you realise that many of my posts in the off season are satire. I'm feeling rather bullish about where our club is, including during the season last year. 

God, i miss that satire......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, old dee said:

Not sure I agree on one of those pitmaster but like all these discussions beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

So let me guess, you think the Weed needs to do more to justify his place? I could buy that argument but I think he needs persistence.

That prompts an interesting thought: must a Best 22 be the best side you can field on any given day, or could it be the Best 22 you can field today while developing for the long term. If it's the latter, then Weid is, in my humble op, in that team. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, pitmaster said:

So let me guess, you think the Weed needs to do more to justify his place? I could buy that argument but I think he needs persistence.

That prompts an interesting thought: must a Best 22 be the best side you can field on any given day, or could it be the Best 22 you can field today while developing for the long term. If it's the latter, then Weid is, in my humble op, in that team. 

How on earth did you know who I was talking about!!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cornes not falling for it again, sounds like us last year and he still had us finishing 1st, it’s funny all the media saying we can’t use it as an excuse yet bombers are already getting a free pass for there injuries, so if they fail it will be yea they had lots of injuries in pre season blah blah 
https://www.sen.com.au/news/2019/12/12/theres-an-injury-crisis-there-kane-cornes-picks-the-club-set-to-fall-the/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, brendan said:

cornes not falling for it again, sounds like us last year and he still had us finishing 1st, it’s funny all the media saying we can’t use it as an excuse yet bombers are already getting a free pass for there injuries, so if they fail it will be yea they had lots of injuries in pre season blah blah 
https://www.sen.com.au/news/2019/12/12/theres-an-injury-crisis-there-kane-cornes-picks-the-club-set-to-fall-the/

I heard that today. He is a peanut. I get his role is to have an opinion and stir the pot. But he doesn't back his palaver up.

Cornes suggested (or at least questioned if) the bombers had mismanaged their players. But provided zero evidence for this.

I have no idea of course about the situation at the ess with injury, but the most likely scenario is just bad luck. It happens. And happens to all clubs as some point.

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 2020 EQUATION by Whispering Jack

    The 2020 equation is simple for the Melbourne Football Club – it must keep winning and it must take some big scalps during the second half of the season without dropping games against the lesser lights. The Demons have gone down this season to the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th teams on the ladder including twice by less than a goal in games that could easily have gone the other way. Against that, they have beaten 11th, 13th, 14th and 18th and though they thumped the Crows during the week, the

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE TORRENS THUMPING by George on the Outer

    THE TORRENS THUMPING - LEAVING THE DEMONS BEHIND That headline might lead a reader to think that Melbourne had lost badly in Adelaide but no!  It was actually the MFC which left it’s demons from the previous week behind as it applied the blowtorch to the Crows in the final quarter of their match at the Adelaide Oval and went on their merry way to record a 51 point win before their biggest crowd of the year (even if they were mainly hostile). Much had been made in the media about t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    STATE OF DEESASTER by the Oracle

    Melbourne’s circus caravan rolls into Adelaide on Wednesday night, an event that will put shivers up the spine of every Crows’ supporter as they look directly into the face of disaster. The flakey Demons left their home town a month ago and proceeded to rough up the Gold Coast Suns and Hawthorn in Sydney before moving on to the sunny Queensland where they missed by a bee’s diaphragm against the more or less local second-on-ladder Brisbane Lions. Then, they had to butter up against the top t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    OVERPOWERED by George on the Outer

    In a dismal display against Port Adelaide, Melbourne showed it had learnt nothing from their previous week’s loss to Brisbane. Port, in contrast, after losing to St.Kilda, addressed their failings, and as a result made the Demons look like a second-rate side.  Melbourne failed to score a goal in the first quarter, and the first time it seriously troubled the goal umpire was saved until a minute before half-time.  Did it get any better?  No with their meagre three goals for the sec

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    DESPERATION OF THE MOMENT by Whispering Jack

    Melbourne’s recent win against Hawthorn highlighted how important Max Gawn’s ruck domination is for the team. A week later however, that domination continued but its effect was totally blunted by the Brisbane Lions midfield and, as a consequence, what could have been an easy win over a leading AFL contender turned into a disappointing but close loss and a sense of desperation now looms over the club as the halfway mark of the season approaches. This week’s opponent in Port Adelaide also und

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE FOUR POINT FAIL by George on the Outer

    Melbourne went down by 4 points in a thrilling finish against Brisbane, but they failed by more than the 4 points.     They also failed to score the 4 points necessary to keep them in the race for the finals, and now find themselves sitting 6 points outside the top 8, but effectively 2 games outside (even though they have a game in hand).   The Demons had more than enough opportunities to win.  Six very easy shots on goal failed to bother the goal umpire with a major and ultimate

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    NORTH OF THE BORDER PART 2 by The Oracle

    The travelling COVID circus moves north of the border yet again and, unless at some time in the near future, Papua New Guinea opens its borders, this could be the last time this phenomenon happens. And as fortune would dictate, the resurgent Demons are walking directly into the sights of the locals from the bright lights of Brizvegas to Carrara - the scene of some long-forgotten (and deservedly so) battles with one of the Lions’ former incarnations, namely, the Brisbane Bears. But unli

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    ON THE NOSE by George on the Outer

    One of the Hawthorn Football Club’s valued sponsors is Azep® Nasal Spray and given the thrashing handed out to the Hawks in today’s game, it would appear that they need a huge supply of the sponsor’s product because they are simply on the nose. This condition was caused by the sheer dominance of the Demons, led magnificently by skipper Max Gawn with 27 hitouts and 22 disposals including two clearances. Around him in the middle were Christian Petracca with 29 touches, Clayton Oliver (also on

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    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

×
×
  • Create New...