Jump to content

  • Podcast:     

  • Podcast:     


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 1.1k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

GWS are a rabble, they’ve dropped their Captain and made eight changes. We’ll win this easy. Giants by 43. 

early start here....

Hope we kick down the line and play safe. In case we lose.

Posted Images

I'm really torn between, they have no ticker, or they will surprise me.

If they surprise me with a win, will they then surprise me with making the finals?

[Hoping so as would love them to be in the final series. I think it is the place that Goody flourishes. Home and away is the process place, where as finals, have that emotional hit inherently that his style misses.]

Eight changes, plus getting rid of their leader leaves GWS chaotic.

We should do them, given their form and the chaos.

Though we arn't all that better and I am not confident of which team turns out for us.

The extra days break and we have more to play for may get us there. Lose and wholesale changes will hit the club for next season.

C'mon Dees, heart, hard and smart.

 

 

 

 

Edited by kev martin
  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope we kick down the line and play safe.

In case we lose.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 9
Link to post
Share on other sites

We should win this, but.....

being a demons supporter is a hard barrow to push.

i want to see if:

we are the dumbest midfield in the comp.  with this raw talent, why are we 18th for clearances?

we can 2 two things in a game.  Defend when we need to and attack when we can.  The bs that won us the saints game (dragging them down to our putrid level) needs to stop.

we can find any system to make the forward line work.  Delivery and honouring forward targets a bit might help

kozzi can play the game he is in, not the highlights reel in his head?

baker can show something

joel Smith can look like a footballer.

we can do enough to prolong the pain for one more week....

dees by 34.  Or maybe not.  Beer, tears then the tour, anybody?

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, kev martin said:

Eight changes, plus getting rid of their leader leaves GWS chaotic.

 

 

 

 

 

Given that 8 changes bring in fresh legs and 6 better players than have gone out, it is not chaos for them, but in fact an improvement. 
If the game was decided on paper we would be looking at a 10 goal loss at a minimum. 
Sydney and Freo beat us by effort and constant pressure and I watched the Tigers last night and they are the masters at it. You don’t get an easy possession against them. I saw at one stage 4 players running from hbf with the ball carrying it and sharing it to hff with a single Cat trying to stop them. It went to Reiwoldt for another goal. 
They play brilliant selfless team pressure footy. We played that way briefly late 2018. 
That  is the model to copy. Do that and we could even beat this GWS team, with our 50% VFL standard side. Do the same as Cairns and we get smashed. 
The Coach and leaders drive that.

Edited by Redleg
  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I hope we win but I wont be tickling the Sportsbet account or the maid , for that matter.

Like probably most on here, I am just so ****ty and [censored] off that we find ourselves in this situation yet again. 

In the end, winning or losing tonight probably wont make much difference but I'd like to see something that renews hope for supporters and pride within the club.

  • Like 9
Link to post
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Win or lose there will be changes

If Goody's contract precludes him going, then those around him will be

Agreed, but if we show no fight, like the last 2 weeks it will be far more brutal 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Going to be extremely messy...

I think we've mentally checked out a few just want to get to the end of the year 

You only have to see James Harme's instagram story last week when he posted about wanting suggestion of best tattooists in QLD 🤦‍♂️

  • Like 1
  • Angry 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Demonland changed the title to GAMEDAY: Rd 17 vs GWS

The MFC way would be to play our best game since 2018 and win easily to then not turn up next week. I dont think we are finals worthy or bound so this will be as close to a final as you can get without playing one with both having it on the line.

Let’s see who stands up and whether allegedly having a game style that should stand up in finals actually does. 

My hope is we come out and try and win the game and play on with some aggressive ball movement and defensive pressure rather than try and stop them from winning it and control the ball and fall over the line. 

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Our last 2 games were losses because of intensity and effort. I can't see what has changed just because our President had a crack publicly, we are trying different players, and an Age journo has done a trifling fluff piece about power plays behind the scenes. 

We will probably win well this week, then get thrashed next week. This is Melbourne way. I have spoken. (kudos to the Mandalorian!)

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    THE EYE OF THE STORM by Whispering Jack

    When Melbourne monstered Richmond a few weeks back on the MCG thereby registering their sixth win on the trot, the block of games to follow looked highly appealing. After a stirring victory in difficult conditions over the reigning premier, the games to come were against a quartet of low achievers from 2020. North were winless, the Swans were the early high flyers now falling into a slump, Carlton couldn’t take a trick and the Crows had just lost an unloseable game to the Hawks in Launceston. Ev

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    DUCKING A PLUCKING by George On The Outer

    With seven consecutive wins for 2021 behind it, and not having played well in its previous game,  Melbourne was ripe for the picking (or plucking) by the Sydney Swans. However, in the end, it was the Ducks who found themselves plucked by a Demons side that continues its relentless successful roll for the Season. Or did the Demons narrowly duck a plucking themselves? Sydney brought its usual game style to the M.C.G.  Get in front and then shut down the game, scrap and refuse to mov

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE MERRY, MERRY MONTH OF MAY by The Oracle

    The month of May was a little more than halfway into its second day when the news came. Melbourne was on top of the AFL table for the first time since Round 3, 2005. As usual with the Demons, there was no time for celebration. They had just lost tough nut Jack Viney with yet another soft spot in his foot, Adam Tomlinson’s year was in ruins with what was subsequently confirmed as an ACL and Bayley Fritsch’s careless but unintentional fend off on North’s Tom Powell was about to see him charge

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    BLUNDSTONE BOOTED by George on the Outer

    The tough Aussie Blundstone boot is made for true blue collar workers, and so it was at this aptly named stadium in Hobart, that the Demons were made to work their hardest for their seventh consecutive win of the season. From the outset, North Melbourne put scoreboard pressure on Melbourne with two majors at an early stage in the first quarter. The Demons fought back and temporarily had the lead but the Kangaroos responded to lead by five points at quarter time. This was not what the public

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    UNTROUBLED by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons were untroubled for the third week in a row as they went on a four quarter romp at Marvel Stadium to record a 107 point win over an undermanned bottom-of-the-ladder North Melbourne VFL. The scoring riot began about ten minutes into the game when Sam Weideman notched the first of four goals that could easily have been six or seven but for some uncharacteristic misses from close in. The Demon forward, spurned so far by the club’s AFL selectors, demonstrated a strong work rate

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    I’LL GIVE THEE A WIND by Whispering Jack

    The football world was reminded this week about the last time Melbourne opened a season with six wins or more in a row. That was in 1965 when Sir Robert Gordon Menzies was Prime Minister of Australia and the country was fighting a war in faraway Vietnam. It was before Jack Viney’s father, Todd, was born — a time when the game was played almost exclusively on Saturdays and when Demon fans used to wake up in the morning mostly safe in the knowledge that there was not even the remotest possibility

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    MAKING HISTORY by KC from Casey

    This was a weekend of history with Anzac Day commemorations throughout the community including the sporting world including the VFL. For the Casey Demons, which originated from the Springvale Football Club founded in 1903, it was a double celebration as Saturday’s game was a celebration of the club’s 750th VFA/VFL match since admission to the competition in 1982. Springvale became the Casey Scorpions in 2005 when the club moved to Casey Fields and since 2017 has been known as the Casey Demo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THE TWO ELEPHANTS NOT IN THE ROOM by WJ

    After another slow start when they conceded 2.3.15 to nothing in a handball-happy opening 15 minutes, the unflappable Demons delivered a warning sign of major proportions to the rest of the competition with their 34-point win over the reigning premiers in their Anzac Eve contest. And what made things even more ominous is that they did it without two elephants in the room - key forwards Ben Brown and Sam Weideman who have been amassing goals at VFL level while coming back from injuries that

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    A TALE OF TWO HEROES by Whispering Jack

    On Saturday night at the ANZAC Day Eve game between Melbourne and Richmond, we will give recognition to the achievements of two great Demons who made significant contributions to the Melbourne Football Club over substantially different time spans. The first is the late Frank V “Checker” Hughes who was born on 26 February 1894 and began his career as a Richmond player in 1915. Shortly after, Hughes was called on to serve his country when he went to war during WW1. He returned from battle and

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    TURNING POINT by The Oracle

    It wasn’t that long ago when Melbourne held sway in its Anzac Eve matches against Richmond. The early versions of the blockbuster saw the Demons home by 32 points in 2015 and 33 in 2016. When the turning point came it was dramatic and sudden. The Demons might have been on an upward curve in 2017 under new coach Simon Goodwin but so were the Tigers who had finished a disappointing 13th in 2016. When the teams met in Round 5 under lights in front of a crowd of 85,657 — the highest ever betwee

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    STARTING OVER by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons made a successful return to the playing field with a 51 point away from home victory over the Box Hill Hawks. The visitors were starting over after a hiatus of almost 20 months and fielded a strong team of 14 AFL listed players against an undermanned opponent. And they showed from the first bounce that they were out to make up for lost time with an aggressive opening that saw them off to 21 point lead at the first break with thanks to a dominant midfield and two key forward

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    NUTCRACKER by George on the Outer

    Q: How to crack a tough nut? A: Use a bigger hammer! It took Melbourne until the last quarter to crack the Hawthorn nut. These days, the Hawks under Alastair Clarkson simply don’t have the talent that served them so well in years gone, and they have to rely on not losing rather than trying to win.   The result is that the match became a slog for three quarters, as Hawthorn clogged the game, flooded heavily and simply stopped the Melbourne run.  Even in the first quarter the signs

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports


×
×
  • Create New...