Jump to content

  • Podcast:     

  • Podcast:     


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 50
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Beautiful evening out at Casey. Stiff breeze but thankfully not the gale that often blows. Top marks to the grounds staff, the deck looked immaculate. Thought it could be one of those days when F

Another great win by the girls.  It also showed the difference between top and bottom sides, where the ones at the top have that group of seasoned campaigners who don't stop for the whole game. P

Top of the ladder tonight, baby! 

Posted Images

This has turned into an absolutely decisive show of relative class while we also let Richmond have very little easy progress.

It would have been a truly horrifying margin without the pretty embarrassing umpire assistance.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Great win by the Dees keep it up girls. Goldrick BOG, Hanks, Paxman and Mithen prolific again. Good games from Bannon and Hore.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Professional performance.

Need to fix the starts. 

Forward pressure still lacking. I’m not a Petrevski fan so there’s an chance to add a different pacy option or two. More quick and crazy Irish women if possible!

Maddi Guy hurry back we need that big body and long kick in the midfield too.

Beautiful ball movement between the arcs. The wind makes it tough but still a lot of inside 50 opportunities to fix up. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Demonland changed the title to AFLW: Rd 02 vs Richmond

Went down but I won't start whinging about the silly zones system.

On the other hand I thaught we played poorly today. Kicking was poor and still too many handballs but are getting better in that direction. Our players played inconsistantly as well but there were some noticable momments. Bannon second quarter was exceptional. She is a very strong mark. Tyla hanks second half was also very good and paxman came into it as well. Mithen played well and Hore put in one good quarter. Daisy was good as well. Zanker put in a better effort than last week and cunningham was good to. Hardly noticed Lauren Pearce.

Richmond are crap.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a long way from home (in a couple of respects), but I'm almost starting to believe.  

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful evening out at Casey. Stiff breeze but thankfully not the gale that often blows. Top marks to the grounds staff, the deck looked immaculate.

Thought it could be one of those days when Frederick marked and goaled early but after that there was really only one team in it. Out delivery inside 50 was poor in the first quarter but improved as the game went on. Ball movement was pretty good actually with one passage in the third quarter in particular where we almost went coast to coast.

Bannon can play. Showed real smarts to leave her opponent sitting on her [censored] while she took a simple mark and goal. Her positioning is very good, she knows how to nudge and outbody in the marking contest. I think she’ll be a great player for us.

Goldrick is a ripper. Knows only one way to play. See ball, attack ball. She beat Brennan all ends up and ran off her all day.

All in all I though it was a good performance. We need to sharpen up in certain areas for sure but we’ve got 2 wins in the bag which will give us confidence and belief for the much tougher assignments which lie ahead.

Go Dees.

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Another great win by the girls.  It also showed the difference between top and bottom sides, where the ones at the top have that group of seasoned campaigners who don't stop for the whole game.

Paxman was superb again, but not as noticed this week, but she was always in the scrap in the middle.  Hanks was also fantastic, and has also learnt to put the ball on the boot to clear the pack in the middle.  Simply appalling umpiring decision to award a HTB against her in the first seconds of the game.  No prior at all.  Still she stuck to her guns and along with KP just ground the likes of Conti into the ground.  

Lauren Pearce was fantastic again.  She does more than just hit the ball out, she has great ground skills, and this was telling when having to play against Sabrina Frederick.  Richmond needed her ( when she was in the ruck) and Conti to provide drive, and they didn't get it all game.  Take away the first minute and the final couple of the game, and Richmond would not have scored a major.  

Don't you just love Goldrick.  She just has one approach...see ball get ball...and heaven help anyone who gets in her way.  Can't wait to see McEvoy and McGee out there with her, that will be one tough unit.  

Fortunately, we cut down on the handball this week.  Kicks off the ground were used instead of trying to pick it up like last week, and the result was the ball just gets to the scoring end.  We still have a propensity to go for short kicks, and against a better side, we would have paid heavily a couple of times.  

Bannan is a real find.  She is what the recruiters were looking for.  Someone who has played the game all her life, and has that background of knowing when to go and when to hang back.  And has good overhead skills to boot!  Loved McNamara again, she will be, and has been in her 2 games another great find, being a natural footballer.  

Can't go past the efforts of Lily Mithen.  She has stepped up to a different level, and her ability to get ball to boot in tight situations was critical.  With Hanks and KP they make a first rate on-ball brigade.  We have 3 talents in there and most teams struggle to have one at that level.  

Up forward Bannan and Hore were the major scorers, but a shout out should go to Eden Zanker who gifted Hore one of her goals with a smart tap, and then she fills in the ruck position and still does a great job.  

2 from 2.  Much  better position to be in than we have found ourselves in past years, where we were not winning the winnable games, and we had an injury list which limited chances.  With only the hamstring loss of Petrevski, we still have a host of both experienced and newer players ready to go, so we can only get better. 

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

Dee-molition leaves Tigers helpless

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/womens-afl/aflw-2021-scores-updates-results-aflw-pride-round-2-aflw-afl-womens-fox-footy/news-story/b95923c8535227caa7f6905a177c925e

Didn't follow the game live yesterday, but what a great headline to wake up to this morning.

Regardless of the opposition, it's a credit to the women's side to get off to a great start to the season.  Something I feel both our women's and men's teams have struggled with in recent times is getting wins on the board early in the season.  Sets up the rest of the season so much better when the team can bank the wins and consolidate a ladder position and conservatively manage injuries from there, rather than playing catch-up in the season half of the season, with every game becoming a must win just to make finals.

Edited by Rodney (Balls) Grinter
  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely finals bound even this early. Paxman the vital cog .   

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn’t get carried away by 2-0. Our opposition has been ordinary.

Still, a win’s a win and two wins are two out of two which is a 100% record.

However, North Melbourne and Fremantle appear to be the front runners and the big tests are yet to come.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Better days ahead said:

Just watching the GWS v Adelaide ALFW game. I can see 1 spectator (probably wandered in by mistake). Perhaps the crowd are located on the near side out of camera shot (but I doubt it).

Makes you wonder about the sustainability of GWS??

There's no crowds allowed at either the GWS v Adelaide and Freo v WC games because of the COVID case in Perth the other week.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I wouldn’t get carried away by 2-0. Our opposition has been ordinary.

Still, a win’s a win and two wins are two out of two which is a 100% record.

However, North Melbourne and Fremantle appear to be the front runners and the big tests are yet to come.

Yes, from what I saw of the different games, esp. the Sunday ones.  Massive gap between the skill levels and structures of the top/bottom teams. The newer teams will continue to really struggle til they build up their experiences and cohesion.   

Yeah the Roo's look ominous at the moment, still built on the raid they did on other clubs in their first year.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Yeah the Roo's look ominous at the moment, still built on the raid they did on other clubs in their first year.  

St Kilda Coach, Peta Searle, bemoaned the concessions North has been given.

“North are an outstanding side. They’ve got a great list. They started with a great list and they’ve been gifted top-10 players every year to top up,” Searle said.

Not surprisingly North are the flag favourites.   There looks to be a number of likely teams in the next group including the Dees.  The draw will influence where we finish as there are some less competitive teams and we don’t play everyone.

There has been obvious improvement with all our girls this year.  With Petrevski out with a hammy and Maddi Gay back this week I wonder whether there will be further changes.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Meggs said:

St Kilda Coach, Peta Searle, bemoaned the concessions North has been given.

“North are an outstanding side. They’ve got a great list. They started with a great list and they’ve been gifted top-10 players every year to top up,” Searle said.

Not surprisingly North are the flag favourites.   There looks to be a number of likely teams in the next group including the Dees.  The draw will influence where we finish as there are some less competitive teams and we don’t play everyone.

There has been obvious improvement with all our girls this year.  With Petrevski out with a hammy and Maddi Gay back this week I wonder whether there will be further changes.

Were they given extra help than, was it Geelong who joined at the same time?  I know they were smart in how they put it togethor.  Do the girls salary cap?

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.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    CANCEL CULTURE by Whispering Jack

    I’m not one who likes mixing politics with sport but it should be noted there have been some unusual trends in the world of sport lately. In the US, Major League Baseball announced that it’s moving the 2021 All-Star Game and the 2021 MLB Draft out of Georgia, in response to the state’s new voting law. Over here, there’s a move to force Carlton to change its club song because the original song on which it was based (written in the late 1800s) has “racist connotations”. The Blues maintain the curr

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    MOGGIES MASTERED by George on the Outer

    They say that herding cats is an impossible task but not for the Melbourne Demons who through relentless pressure, scored a commanding 25 point victory in Round 4 over Geelong at the MCG. The team that missed the AFL finals only once in the past dozen years were shown up by the new Demons of 2021 who have recorded their first 4-0 opening to the season in 21 years! Melbourne knew what was coming, and it was Geelong who were shown up for their inability to adapt to the 2021 style of foot

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    UNDER MY SKIN by The Oracle

    The story goes that there’s a certain player from Geelong who has been seen in Moorabool Street crooning the old Sinatra classic, “I’ve got you under my skin.” His name is O’Connor and he’s been tasked to achieve one thing on Sunday by his coach, Chris Scott: to get under the skin of a Demon midfielder on Sunday and thereby tag him out of the big contest at the G. The idea behind the tactic is to not only blunt one of the team’s most destructive weapons but to distract them all from producing th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    MAX IN SPACE

    Demon skipper Max Gawn is one big unit at 208cm and lately he’s been standing even taller. We already know that he’s unstoppable in the air when going for a mark but with three consecutive victories to open the season, you might say that he has his head in the clouds.  And that is literally true thanks to a fan at Demonland.com who recently arranged for our big ruckman to go even further than the clouds but way beyond to the edge of space and into the stratosphere. And this photograph of Ma

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 25

    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT by George on the Outer

    A 34-point win in the nation’s capital has seen the Demons kill the Giants hopes early in the 2021 season. It wasn’t only the scoreboard, but a succession of injuries to major players for GWS that has put paid to their aspirations. The winning result wasn’t just due to the opposition losing players, but also to the relentless pressure from this 2021 Melbourne side that put them in the winners circle. In past years, a 16 point deficit at the first change combined with a rampant Toby Greene w

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    POWER AND THE PASSION by Whispering Jack

    The Demons ran out for their Qualifying Final match against the Fremantle Dockers at Casey Fields as the sounds of Midnight Oils’ “Power and the Passion cascaded over the mainly friendly pro-Melbourne crowd. It was a far cry from the season opener at Carrara in late January where few of their fans were in attendance in high 20’s heat and humidity and silence greeted every score from the slow-starting Demons. They ran away from the lowly Suns, won comfortably in the end and followed that with ano

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BREAK OUT by Whispering Jack

    Despite the chaotic events occurring in Canberra over the past few weeks, one thing is for certain. This weekend’s game at Manuka Oval in the nation’s capital between the GWS Giants and Melbourne will decide which of Scott Morrison or Leon Cameron is the most under the pump at this point in time.  This time twelve months ago, the Giants were coming off a season in which they had played off in a grand final. They opened up their 2020 campaign with a resounding 32-point victory in round 1 aga

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    MARVELOUS PRESSURE by George on the Outer

    Is this a new form of Melbourne which has suddenly emerged in 2021?  In the past, whenever the pressure was applied, the team would falter early and as a consequence, it would more often than not, be forced to confront its own self-inflicted failure. But perhaps not so this year. The match at Marvel Stadium against the Saints provided an insight into how creating pressure, actually relieves it on the club, players and coach. Right from the start, Melbourne was there to make a stat

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    STUCK IN THE MIDDLE by The Oracle

    Throughout the off season, St Kilda was touted as an improver and a possible challenger for a top four position mainly off the back of another good trade and draft period at the end of last year. Then in Round 1, the undermanned Saints made a shaky start and almost succumbed to the Giants but they managed to come home from a wet and woolly Sydney with the four points intact. For Round 2, they have a couple of handy players returning so they come into the the game at Marvel Stadium choc

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A SCRAPPY, SLOPPY SUCCESS by George on the Outer

    After what seemed like an eternity without Footy in Melbourne, the Demons and their fans produced a scrappy, sloppy yet successful return to the MCG. Yet is was against an interstate team from the furthest reaches of the country, but the 21K fans who made it through the gates, was way below expectations for numbers.  Sure it can’t have helped with all the difficulty that Ticketek imposed just to get a ticket, and since you just couldn’t walk up, perhaps the number wasn’t that surprising.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS by Whispering Jack

    The Melbourne Football Club has unfinished business with Fremantle after that unexpected loss in their previous clash at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns cost it a place in last year’s finals campaign.   Back then, the tired Demons spluttered listlessly through the humid conditions in tropical far North Queensland playing in and losing two games in the space of four days and against two lowly clubs. The end result was much more than an embarrassment for the club given what was at stake at th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    PRACTICE PUMMELLING by George on the Outer

    Was this a practice for what lay ahead for the Demons in 2021 or was it an outcome to expect because it was used as a true practice game? Those of us on the outside will never know, but a 39 point loss to the Western Bulldogs was a pummelling in anyone’s language. We can draw some consolation from the players that Melbourne put on the field, with Toby Bedford, Jake Bowey, Kade Chandler, James Jordon and Tom Sparrow each getting a guernsey whereas they probably would not normally be in the f

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports


×
×
  • Create New...