Jump to content

  • Podcast:      

  • Podcast:      

NON MFC: Rd 05 2021



Recommended Posts

The round 9 clash between Port and Dogs will show where both clubs are at, and their prospects for 2021...

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Carlton are going to seriously regret signing Williams and Saad to such big money. it's going to come back and bite them bigtime. they're no better than they were last year, just without the warchest. 

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


2 hours ago, McQueen said:

 

Only if we win. 

Even more so if we lose. It makes it less critical, as we still won’t lose touch with the top 4 

1 hour ago, Deestroy All said:

I’ll play. Freo are complete garbage in Melbourne, Saints are a rabble, GWS had no one on the bench and Geelong should be 0-4. 
 

You can only beat what’s in front of you, dogs have been very impressive. 

Correct. Dogs are the best side in the competition currently and will be hard to beat this year. Their midfield is absolutely by far the best in the league. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

27 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Even more so if we lose. It makes it less critical, as we still won’t lose touch with the top 4 

Correct. Dogs are the best side in the competition currently and will be hard to beat this year. Their midfield is absolutely by far the best in the league. 

We play Doggies, Cats and Giants all twice this season, so good opportunities to see how we’re travelling and shape our approach to September (should we be good enough to get there)...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just returned home from the Melb City v Melb Victory game. Is it too late to text some Essendon mates telling them City scored more goals than their team tonight?

Edited by Dee Zephyr
  • Like 1
  • Love 2
  • Haha 5
  • Shocked 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow. Pre-game laps of honour for past Cats favourites coupled with the fact that they've copped some negative critique from the media this week, and of course Danger is back. North have been stiff with injuries, and a 4.40pm Sunday affair at a parochial Kardinia Park could be keeping some blokes awake tonight.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Demondan75 said:

Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow. Pre-game laps of honour for past Cats favourites coupled with the fact that they've copped some negative critique from the media this week, and of course Danger is back. North have been stiff with injuries, and a 4.40pm Sunday affair at a parochial Kardinia Park could be keeping some blokes awake tonight.

Concerned? I hope they surpass 186

  • Like 1
  • Love 2
  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 minutes ago, Demondan75 said:

Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow. Pre-game laps of honour for past Cats favourites coupled with the fact that they've copped some negative critique from the media this week, and of course Danger is back. North have been stiff with injuries, and a 4.40pm Sunday affair at a parochial Kardinia Park could be keeping some blokes awake tonight.

In 2015 Geelong were planning a big celebratory game for Corey Enright’s 300th game at the cattery against us. We were huge underdogs but beat them to spoil the party. Anything can happen but North are really bad.

Edited by John Crow Batty
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

28 minutes ago, Demondan75 said:

Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow. Pre-game laps of honour for past Cats favourites coupled with the fact that they've copped some negative critique from the media this week, and of course Danger is back. North have been stiff with injuries, and a 4.40pm Sunday affair at a parochial Kardinia Park could be keeping some blokes awake tonight.

Concerned I’ll get popcorn lodged in my throat maybe. 

  • Like 2
  • Love 1
  • Haha 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, DubDee said:

Is Cripps really a star of the comp or just a very good player? Oliver and Trac crap all over him imo 

Needs to do what Trac did and drop weight.

Game doesn't suit the big body, in and unders.

Need endurance and agility. 

Vanders, could be the same. Drop some muscle weight, become faster and run further. 

Edited by kev martin
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

58 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

We play Doggies, Cats and Giants all twice this season, so good opportunities to see how we’re travelling and shape our approach to September (should we be good enough to get there)...

It is the dogs that are firing.

Already had a game against them as a practice. Hoping our brain trust figured them out. Match them up with the role players and take them apart with skill and effort.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now that it is just us and the Dogs on top of the ladder, the maths to secure top spot become very simple.

Melbourne 170

Hawthorn 35

Sounds good to me, but of course I'll take any old win that comes our way.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Carlton and Essendon getting pummelled in unison,  be still my beating heart.

Not to mention Saints and Pies both being pulverised 

What a beautiful sight to behold, all those being done over !!!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Just returned home from the Melb City v Melb Victory game. Is it too late to text some Essendon mates telling them City scored more goals than their team tonight?

What is going on with Victory? They are a shell of the powerhouse they once were. 6 nil and 7 nil thumpings in 2 derbies this year!!!

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’m not a fan of discrediting the doggies, or us for that matter, based on who they have played. For starters, that West Cost game at Marvel was an epic played at a great standard.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Carlton are treading water, going nowhere fast. They haven't haven't nailed a draft which you have to do to provide the foundations for a finals team. Ourselves, Port and Freo have gotten it right and will be at the pointy end for a few years off the back of it. I reckon they'll be ripping it all up and starting again after next season.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

57 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

What is going on with Victory? They are a shell of the powerhouse they once were. 6 nil and 7 nil thumpings in 2 derbies this year!!!

You’d call yourself silly if you thought City would go one better than the last derby FD.

It was incredible, one team sniffed blood and went for it while the other went looking for a hole to crawl into for the rest of the season. Was trying to figure out after the game a 7-0 result is like what in AFL? The margin mentioned several posts above comes close to describing the Victory performance.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

36 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Was trying to figure out after the game a 7-0 result is like what in AFL?

A 7-0 is equivalent to 186.

I haven't been to a Victory game for a few years but there must be something rotten at the core of the club to serve up efforts like last night. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, kev martin said:

Needs to do what Trac did and drop weight.

Game doesn't suit the big body, in and unders.

Need endurance and agility. 

Vanders, could be the same. Drop some muscle weight, become faster and run further. 

Agree that would help. Although our inside mids are suffering the same way with the game style change like Viney or Clarry

i think it is highlighting his poor kicking skills even under no pressure. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Demondan75 said:

Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow.

After multiple humiliations in the Bailey/Neeld years, I don't recall an sympathy coming our way. More like contempt and mockery. North can look after themselves ... and start planning their new accommodation in Hobart.

8 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

Now that it is just us and the Dogs on top of the ladder, the maths to secure top spot become very simple.

Melbourne 170

Hawthorn 35

How do you reckon we'll go in the second half?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just got odds of $6 from Sportsbet for North to go winless this season, was hoping they’d gotten back to me before last week game against the Crows. I know a winless season has never happened before but there’s a first time for everything. I looked at their draw and I can’t see them beating anyone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

I know a winless season has never happened before

It's happened 14 times in AFL/VFL history, but not since Fitzroy in 1964.

St Kilda did it three times in a row from 1897-99 and again in 1902.  That would test your resilience as a supporter!

  • Thanks 1
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  

    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

    FEE-FI-FO-FUM by George on the Outer

    “Fee-fi-fo-fum, without a Full Forward the Premiership can’t be won!” So said the GWS Giants, as they exposed Melbourne’s fatal deficiency with a nine point win at the MCG.  In past weeks Melbourne has been barely able to gloss over the lack of a serious target in front of goal, while others were able to contribute.  But in a near repeat of the game from the previous week, players running up the ground simply had no-one to kick the ball to, when all that was needed was that one tall target.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    MUCH ADO ABOUT EVERYTHING by Whispering Jack

    Let's face it. We Melbourne supporters are a demanding lot. Here we are with our team on top of the ladder with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses, a decent percentage and a fair run home for a team with finals credentials. We have a fit list with lots of in form players, many of who are in contention for All Australian and other high honours, the team’s playing with purpose and cohesion and its VFL affiliate is undefeated and going gangbusters.  Still, we're all walking around with conc

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    HIATUS by KC from Casey

    After their five week Covid19 lockdown hiatus, the Casey Demons were fairly scratchy against Essendon VFL for the best part of 2½ quarters on Sunday afternoon but they finally settled down to motor away to a 48 point victory. With 20 AFL affiliated players on the team sheet, the Casey line up looked the strongest team ever put together since linking up with the Demons but the team struggled to score in the early going and managed its first goal to Aaron vandenBerg late in the first term.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles


×
×
  • Create New...