Jump to content

  • Podcast:      

  • Podcast:      

POSTGAME: Rd 18 vs Essendon


Demonland
 Share


Recommended Posts


11 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Twitter. 

I'll obviously take the word of some on here over that, so going by someone like titan, whose view on a game I trust, he gave us nothing. 

Not quite true. I generally agree with @titan_uranus on Smith in that he's not a footballer, but he actually made a number of good spoils and rebounded off his man a number of times in the first three quarters. I wouldn't have him in my team, but he probably played his best defensive game ever today.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Put the cue stick in the rack at 3rd qtr time and pulled it back out for the last 5 mins.

Thanks again to the AFL for making us play 15 games straight without a bye and scheduling 2 games cramned in Cairns in abhorrent conditions.

Wouldn't happen to a Geelong, Collingwood, Carlton, Richmond would it. 

Phark you'se where it hurts.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Mitch brown 20 disposals and 13 marks..  this is the guy who was out of the side all season when we have been crying out for a big forward.

Our selection committee is pure rubbish.

It could be worse. You could be Essendon watching a player they delisted play like that against them.

  • Like 12
  • Haha 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Hellish Inferno said:

Melksham nowhere. What is his role? What happened since 2018?? Very lazy

Really needs to be addressed Im afraid.

To think the bloke was given a captains birth in one game.

Had more chances than Tmac.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, Win4theAges said:

Put the cue stick in the rack at 3rd qtr time and pulled it back out for the last 5 mins.

Thanks again to the AFL for making us play 15 games straight without a bye and scheduling 2 games cramned in Cairns in abhorrent conditions.

Wouldn't happen to a Geelong, Collingwood, Carlton or Richmond would it. 

Phark you'se where it hurts.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, A F said:

Not quite true. I generally agree with @titan_uranus on Smith in that he's not a footballer, but he actually made a number of good spoils and rebounded off his man a number of times in the first three quarters. I wouldn't have him in my team, but he probably played his best defensive game ever today.

Don't leave out his perfect hand pass to the Essendon player in that last quarter.

  • Like 3
  • Love 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Hogan2014 said:

Want trouble any side playing finals with fade outs like that to a bottom side once again.. same old issues & Goodwin can’t fix them... our fwd structures not working & can’t take a mark vs a bottom side taking marks & scoring, Weiderman goalless 4 games in a row 

We need a Power Forward desperately.

As many problems as Hogan had he was a Powerhouse in the forward line who took all the pressure off by crashing packs and taking clunk marks.

Edited by Win4theAges
  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, No Plan B said:

Eddie McGuire has to be the worst commentator of all time.

His job is to call the play.

Instead we get a combination of cheering for the underdog, umpire bashing, expert analysis, lame Collingwood references, and snide remarks to an entire supporter base. Every time he's on.

He can [censored] right off.

You can add in self congratulation

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Hogan2014 said:

Want trouble any side playing finals with fade outs like that to a bottom side once again.. same old issues & Goodwin can’t fix them... our fwd structures not working & can’t take a mark vs a bottom side taking marks & scoring, Weiderman goalless 4 games in a row 

If Freo get up I hope we bring Jackson in to provide some X-factor and a foil for Weideman up forward.

It'd be great too to see May play his first ever final.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Our second tier players  in Hunt, ANB, Brown, and the youngy's in Rivers and Kossi  kept us in it.

Petrac, Clarry, , Langdon and Gawn   stood up as usual.  However  Lever had a great game IMO he steadied the ship all day.  Held the backline together while May was his usual best defending stoutly.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That really was The Salem that we all loved.

Made a big difference.

I think he and Jetta not like they used to be has been a big difference since 2018.

Them and Hogan, Tmac and Garlett  scoring a bag load of goals.

On the positive we now have AA  May, Langdon, young and young Rivers.

Fix Frittas kicking and pick up a proven 40 plus goaler and we could be in business next season.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, wizardinoz said:

Don't leave out his perfect hand pass to the Essendon player in that last quarter.

As I said, I wouldn't have him in my team, but I don't think it's fair to say he didn't do his job in the first three quarters. For the most part, he did.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

so SAY we qualify and play away to Weagles

Smith stays in due to their height unless we role the ball on Hore?

vandenberg makes way for Harmes who trains the house down?

ANB makes way for the Jones fairytail?

Melky did not do enough to keep out Jackson to match their aerial power?

theyre the calls we have to make

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was a decent win in a must-win game.  Essendon have talent and they've gone 12-10 the last 3 years.  Notable that we've gone 6-4 since the compressed fixture while they've gone 1-1-8.  They were going to get momentum at some stage and to play the all out attack they needed gave us opportunities out the back which we took.  We won 68-49.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
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.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    DELTA DEMONS by KC from Casey

    There was an ill wind blowing for the home side at Casey Fields on  Saturday but you wouldn’t have noticed if you turned up seven or eight minutes into the second quarter with the scoreboard showing the Casey Demons holding a lead of 7.5.47 to Footscray’s solitary point. Up to that stage, the depleted Dees combination had taken full advantage of the windy conditions and headed by veterans Nathan Jones, Jimmy Munro and Mitch White had came out of the blocks and plundered the Bulldogs’ defence.  

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    ON THE FLY by George On The Outer

    After spending most of the previous day in the air, flying between Queensland and Victoria, it was hard to imagine the Demons would be at their best.   But this team was on the fly on the field as well and produced a clinical display which saw them record a 98 point win to put aside any questions about the side being out of form.   Certainly, the Suns who have fallen away badly in the second half of the season were their opponents, but with the Demons looking for a confidence boo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS by The Oracle

    This weekend, the Melbourne Football Club was supposed to embark on a tour that started with what looked like an innocent trip to the country’s sunny Gold Coast. However, the Covid19 pandemic intervened to bring them back home for this week at least. Next week, it’s off to the West Coast but conspiracy theorists are already suggesting that this interstate sojourn could take the team all the way across the country over the next month and indeed, there are cynics who even believe that it could bec

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE YEAR THE SNOWFLAKES FELL by Whispering Jack

    The snow that fell on the slopes of Victoria’s mountain districts in the winter of 1965 was not considered good enough to satisfy the enthusiasts. The really heavy snow that season came in two waves further north in July and August. The first descended on the national capital where “Pig Iron Bob” still held sway. Snow flurries touched the landscape all the way across the Blue Mountains. The next big snow extended further north up to the hills around Mackay in Queensland. Snowflakes fell inside t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 10

    DEES GIVE DOGS A BONE by George On The Outer

    First place versus second on the ladder promised to be a precursor to what can be expected in the coming finals race.  However, it was the Demons who faltered and gave the Bulldogs a bone to feed their hunger just weeks out from the end of the season. The win also sent the Dogs to the top of the ladder, a position they are unlikely to cede in the coming weeks, given their fixture. While Melbourne may now struggle to keep a spot in the top four with its draw and will likely depend on the res

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE WORM WILL TURN by The Oracle

    When I was asked to preview this game, I wasn’t sure whether it was going to be played in Darwin, on the Gold Coast or the MCG. I had no idea as to the identity of Melbourne’s opponent. This would have made for one hell of an interesting match preview so I’m glad that the AFL managed to reorganize its fixture to enable a game … any game at all … to proceed in Round 19. We’ll worry about the Gold Coast Suns or whoever they put us up against when the weekend’s done and dusted and if and when

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    DRAWN AND DEEFLATED by George on the Outer

    1st v 17th ... it would seem a sure one way contest between the Hawks and the Demons but it was not to be with the game finishing in a draw, the only positive being the Demons still retain their top spot on the ladder. Melbourne was taught a football lesson by Al Clarkson, who with limited resources, just instructed his players to scrap, fight and surge the ball forward.  It stifled the Melbourne free flowing style of play and denied them the opportunities they could normally expect. I

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    PINK RAIN by Whispering Jack

    There is no certainty about life under a pandemic. You wake up one morning without a care in the world; the sun’s shining and it’s a beautiful day. An hour later, everything’s up in the air, the entire state is on high alert and the apartment complex next door’s in lockdown. The simple decision you had to make about buying a ticket to the footy at the weekend suddenly might get put on the back burner. There are other things in life to prioritise and on top of that, they’re predicting rain for th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    COR BLIMEY by KC from Casey

    In years to come, the old timers will talk in wonderment about the “Avalon Avalanche” that hit Werribee’s Avalon Airport Oval on a mild winter’s afternoon at about ten minutes after the halfway mark of the game between the local Tigers and their cross town rivals, the Demons from Casey. At that moment in time, the game was poised as if on a knifepoint. Up until the main interval, it had been the visiting team which had maintained the lead from the start but it had struggled to entirely asse

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    POWER FAILURE by George on the Outer

    South Australians should be well familiar with the damage that storms can do to the power supply.  But Port Power forgot those lessons on Thursday night football as they watched the Melbourne storm descend upon them from across the border and ruin their hopes of a top four placing. Just as equally, the win to the Demons cemented their spot in the top two and sent out the message that a team who had been going around in circles for the past couple of weeks, has in fact, turned into a cyclone

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    CASEY SUFFER FIRST DEFEAT IN TWO YEARS

    The circumstances were a little unusual last Saturday night as KC from Casey was unavailable to report on the Casey Dees due to work commitments. On the ground things were somewhat unusual as well given that, although there was a game to be won on the night, preparations were also being made for the forthcoming Thursday night clash against Port Adelaide with Ben Brown rested for large slabs of the evening. It turned out perhaps, to be a stroke of genius for Melbourne with Brown making a strong c

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    WEATHERING THE STORM by Mel Rundle

    The magic of Melbourne’s magnificent start to 2021 is beginning to wear off. In its past six matches it lost to three teams that were outside the eight, out of form —  teams which it had very little trouble bearing last year. This week, the temperature is turned up even higher with the hard fought spot in the top four at risk. The really ominous factor about the Demons’ upcoming Thursday night meeting with Port Adelaide this week is that it is due to take place at the very place where its dec

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews


×
×
  • Create New...