Jump to content

  • Podcast:     

  • Podcast:     

Casey Demons vs Williamstown



Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

What a debacle

the VFL still doing pre-season pratice matches when we are up to round 4.

Amateur hour

 

Agree a disaster for those players outside the 22 trying to get match fit & impress.  And there are still 3 byes a year for teams. The VFL is continually degraded & it is our loss.

Maybe Gil & the executives could take a paycut & divert the $ to the VFL.

  • Like 4
  • Love 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 256
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

So was watching the Knicks play the Grizzlies this morning on the NBA app and were getting soundly beaten so I took to Demonland and saw that today's match was on. So at half time in the NBA, I turned

Arriving at 11.05 in pouring rain at Casey Fields is never a great start but that is exactly what Casey got off to in the first quarter.  The rain stopped a few minutes before the game started and it

Ventured down to Casey along with a few others on here to observe a few players. Weather was pretty rainy when I got there for 1st quarter. Not too many spectators, I estimate around 400 max

Posted Images

1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

The issue is game time for those that aren't in the seniors. How does a Melksham for example get match fit....?

But they play matches just not for points.  I don't see the issue.  Practice matches might actually be better because they will have more flexibility.  I'd understand if there were no matches but there are.  We played an intra club with the Casey boys last week. All the players would have a good hit out. 

We play Willy this week.  It's no different from a VFL match for points.  It's a non issue as long as there are matches.

The real issue is byes during the season.  That's rubbish.

Edited by Baghdad Bob
  • Like 4
  • Shocked 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

18 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

But they play matches just not for points.  I don't see the issue.  Practice matches might actually be better because they will have more flexibility.  I'd understand if there were no matches but there are.  We played an intra club with the Casey boys last week. All the players would have a good hit out. 

We play Willy this week.  It's no different from a VFL match for points.  It's a non issue as long as there are matches.

The real issue is byes during the season.  That's rubbish.

The issue is the continual demise of the lower competitions. It will have a lasting negative impact on the game.

There used to be 20 VFL teams with reserves & junior teams. Plus the Federal league and lots of suburban & bush leagues. 

  • Shocked 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Cranky Franky said:

The issue is the continual demise of the lower competitions. It will have a lasting negative impact on the game.

There used to be 20 VFL teams with reserves & junior teams. Plus the Federal league and lots of suburban & bush leagues. 

there were some great comps.

I was lucky enough to attend a match between Redcliffs and Mildura in the early 80's. Probably a crowd of around one thousand and vigourous supporting of both sides.

And of course during the 70's the VFA's televised Sunday game was almost game of the week.

Then slowly but surely the AFL sucked the money out of every comp and now they complain that they have to support grass roots footy.

Sure it's progress but you have to wonder if it could be done better...

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Possible Casey forward line this week

 

HF   Chandler     Weideman    Melksham

F     M Brown     B Brown       Bedford

 

Rosman and Laurie buzzing around.   Couldn't even fit big Majak in  (could swap him with Mitch though).

Pretty handy.    

It will be good to see b.b in a melbourne colours.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, jnrmac said:

The issue is game time for those that aren't in the seniors. How does a Melksham for example get match fit....?

With less rotations, the possibility of player fatigue is high and the ability of clubs to manage the fitness of their player rosters is compromised.

 

You have my vote.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

It will be good to see b.b in a melbourne colours.

It is (the forward line) potent on paper and most probably, onfield. This 'return from injury' list is vital to the MFC season - and great interest in the game itself exists because of that reinforcement to Casey - ultimately to the AFL side, as well. 

As members, supporters, fans and Demon-loyal advocates, it is essential that some form of game reporting (in full) takes place for this match between Casey and Williamstown. A club-organised broadcast on the MFC Web page would be ideal - and not too difficult to organise, either,  if the Club had its supporters in mind. The information gleaned for the public from this VFL match has equal significance as the AFL match this weekend against Geelong. Make it happen, MFC, make it happen. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

It is (the forward line) potent on paper and most probably, onfield. This 'return from injury' list is vital to the MFC season - and great interest in the game itself exists because of that reinforcement to Casey - ultimately to the AFL side, as well. 

As members, supporters, fans and Demon-loyal advocates, it is essential that some form of game reporting (in full) takes place for this match between Casey and Williamstown. A club-organised broadcast on the MFC Web page would be ideal - and not too difficult to organise, either,  if the Club had its supporters in mind. The information gleaned for the public from this VFL match has equal significance as the AFL match this weekend against Geelong. Make it happen, MFC, make it happen. 

Have you sent that to the club? 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/7/2021 at 9:06 AM, 58er said:

Fritta needs to stop leading into the pockets Very rarely leads within the 45 deg arc and should concentrate on that.

Having said that his 2 set shots on Sunday  were Spot on. Really knows how to set the ball. 

 

That's flawed logic isn't it? You lead where the space is.

Otherwise, why not just stand still in the goal square and take all of your shots from 1m out?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting article in the Guardian today on County cricket in England using automatic cameras to stream matches free of charge.

Would love to see these used in VFL and potentially in AFL for additional coverage.

The technology is obviously rather good these days.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/apr/07/full-stream-ahead-county-cricket-rolls-out-digital-revolution-for-championship

PS.. just noticed what I thought was a picture of a very fancy auto camera has a person out of frame 😂

Edited by Diamond_Jim
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

there were some great comps.

I was lucky enough to attend a match between Redcliffs and Mildura in the early 80's. Probably a crowd of around one thousand and vigourous supporting of both sides.

And of course during the 70's the VFA's televised Sunday game was almost game of the week.

Then slowly but surely the AFL sucked the money out of every comp and now they complain that they have to support grass roots footy.

Sure it's progress but you have to wonder if it could be done better...

And now we have the marketed  fiction that AFL gives money to the clubs when in fact it is the clubs that give money to the AFL, and the grass roots which gives free and ongoing good will to the top tier competition. Without which it could not survive.

  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

there were some great comps.

I was lucky enough to attend a match between Redcliffs and Mildura in the early 80's. Probably a crowd of around one thousand and vigourous supporting of both sides.

And of course during the 70's the VFA's televised Sunday game was almost game of the week.

Then slowly but surely the AFL sucked the money out of every comp and now they complain that they have to support grass roots footy.

Sure it's progress but you have to wonder if it could be done better...

Sadly Progress is not always positive DJ

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, old dee said:

Have you sent that to the club? 

Nope, Someone else can do that if they can add to it those thoughts that they may be ruminating upon. Good idea, though, OD.

Link to post
Share on other sites

54 minutes ago, defuture15 said:

Can we attend the practice match?

Yes but the gates will be closed. Just joking but it would not surprise me this year.  Members/fans have been treated like [censored].

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Cheesy D. Pun said:

That's flawed logic isn't it? You lead where the space is.

Otherwise, why not just stand still in the goal square and take all of your shots from 1m out?

Well how do our opponents find room to lead straight out and not in pockets.

Its a bad habit where he leads and can be changed with practice and his accuracy and our score we I'll be the beneficiaries.

Fritta is a very highly skilled player who With  a few Tweaks can become an A grader.  He is a 50 goal plus forward without doubt. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

It is (the forward line) potent on paper and most probably, onfield. This 'return from injury' list is vital to the MFC season - and great interest in the game itself exists because of that reinforcement to Casey - ultimately to the AFL side, as well. 

As members, supporters, fans and Demon-loyal advocates, it is essential that some form of game reporting (in full) takes place for this match between Casey and Williamstown. A club-organised broadcast on the MFC Web page would be ideal - and not too difficult to organise, either,  if the Club had its supporters in mind. The information gleaned for the public from this VFL match has equal significance as the AFL match this weekend against Geelong. Make it happen, MFC, make it happen. 

D56 your enthusiasm is admirable but your judgement way off. Yes it's important for 10 potential AFL Melb  FC players who happen to have been injured early in 2021 and are all in various stages of returning to full fitness. Plus some younger recruits development are also under the eye.

BUT as important as the Dees vsCats game on Sunday really ????? There are 4 pts on this for starters and 23 players creating their own history for this famously under performing Club for over Half a century.


 

Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, 58er said:

Well how do our opponents find room to lead straight out and not in pockets.

Its a bad habit where he leads and can be changed with practice and his accuracy and our score we I'll be the beneficiaries.

Fritta is a very highly skilled player who With  a few Tweaks can become an A grader.  He is a 50 goal plus forward without doubt. 

Leading into the pockets is the very thing that opens up the middle of the ground for key forwards. We don't have key forwards (yet).

For every kick that hits Fritta in the pocket, there's a bunch of kicks that go to the space he creates by leading away from the middle.

I understand the argument and I'd rather see him shooting for goal 40 metres out straight in front than on these acute angle he finds himself on but I think its important to have a look at the choices he has at any given time and take account of the overall result for the team..

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, 58er said:

D56 your enthusiasm is admirable but your judgement way off. Yes it's important for 10 potential AFL Melb  FC players who happen to have been injured early in 2021 and are all in various stages of returning to full fitness. Plus some younger recruits development are also under the eye.

BUT as important as the Dees vsCats game on Sunday really ????? There are 4 pts on this for starters and 23 players creating their own history for this famously under performing Club for over Half a century.


 

Equal importance and from my perspective at this point, slightly more important as an interim informational pathway. That is not '...way off...', that is how the further information that I - as an inter-Stater - could best be evaluated as there is seldom Demon information over here, other than DL and a less than useful MFC/AFL site(s) coverage. There is an exception, PF's informative coverage of both training and other Club observations but it is not fair of us to expect PF to carry the full load for fans.

The four points this weekend is not where this highway of success or failure ends. That stretch of bitumen extends for months and we will need another 14 victories to assure a spot in the finals this year. In anticipation of this success, Casey information this week - and possibly a succession of weeks to come - is critical to some of the thoughts that Demaon fans might entertain themselves.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, bush demon said:

And now we have the marketed  fiction that AFL gives money to the clubs when in fact it is the clubs that give money to the AFL, and the grass roots which gives free and ongoing good will to the top tier competition. Without which it could not survive.

Just a note that the AFL abolished all affiliation fees for country football leagues in 2018. Maybe too late, but at least it was done.

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, mauriesy said:

Just a note that the AFL abolished all affiliation fees for country football leagues in 2018. Maybe too late, but at least it was done.

I am saying that the grass roots underpinning of 'Australian rules' is what holds up football, not 'Head Office'.

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...