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It would mean a fair bit to me. 45 years of systematic trauma, mounting therapy bills, PTSD and ritualistic abuse; top of the ladder certainly counts for something. I've been conditioned to take any s

I think people underrate sides that we beat. I think Richmond will beat the Doggies. Richmond's pressure was really good for much of the game, but we were better. We should be the only undefeated side

Agreed, it’s not everything. But it’s also not nothing. At the very least it will serve as a confidence boost for the players. And for all those little kids, the mini Dees fans, who’ve seen no joy, to

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2 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

 

Yup.

We have beaten Sydney once since 2011 and twice since 2006.   The only team left that still owns our souls, and beat us yet again last season when we were in the finals hunt.

I can't stand the [censored], every handout under the sun, Academy picks, COLA set ups, 10 year deal makers.

No Mercy Dees, remember the pain.

Especially this Sunday, I want every Norf supporter to remember the punishment that is dished out on the scoreboard and everywhere else.

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On 4/29/2021 at 7:42 AM, ManDee said:

I think people underrate sides that we beat. I think Richmond will beat the Doggies. Richmond's pressure was really good for much of the game, but we were better. We should be the only undefeated side at the end of this round.

I’m with you on this. 

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On 4/29/2021 at 9:42 AM, ManDee said:

I think people underrate sides that we beat. I think Richmond will beat the Doggies. Richmond's pressure was really good for much of the game, but we were better. We should be the only undefeated side at the end of this round.

Good call

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On 4/29/2021 at 12:59 PM, Queanbeyan Demon said:

Would be completely unsurprised if both go 6-1. 

I would be shocked.

I’ve seen plenty of flaky Demons teams but I genuinely think our present team is different. All players are playing well but it’s the system and structure that is really holding up. We've been challenged a few times and responded on each occasion. We will beat North handily

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At the start of the season I’m sure our aim was just to make finals,  but now should be aiming higher and give ourselves the best chance we’ve had in a long long time to win a premiership ?

Staying Top 4 should be our home and away season priority then reset come finals time for a tilt at the flag.

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2 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

I would be shocked.

I’ve seen plenty of flaky Demons teams but I genuinely think our present team is different. All players are playing well but it’s the system and structure that is really holding. We've been challenged a few times and responded on each occasion. We will beat North handily

Even if our midfield is beaten by Norths which is highly unlikely, our unstoppable backline would repel everything anyway.

This should be identical to the VFL game, a 100+ point walk in the park.

 

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At the risk of sounding cocky...

Thanks for keeping the seat at the top of the ladder warm for us, Bulldogs. We’ll take it from here. Cheers. 

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37 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

I would be shocked.

I’ve seen plenty of flaky Demons teams but I genuinely think our present team is different. All players are playing well but it’s the system and structure that is really holding up. We've been challenged a few times and responded on each occasion. We will beat North handily

Plus with the amount of players North have out nevermind how bad they are anyway - I mean I've seen stranger things happen but if we drop this I'd be stunned.

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Doesn't matter, top of the ladder at round 7 means nothing

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25 minutes ago, MurDoc516 said:

Doesn't matter, top of the ladder at round 7 means nothing

Agreed, it’s not everything. But it’s also not nothing. At the very least it will serve as a confidence boost for the players. And for all those little kids, the mini Dees fans, who’ve seen no joy, top of the ladder would mean the world imo. 

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Bulldogs won 3 games against garbage. Not surprised Richmond beat them. Could be downhill for that lot.

Although,alas, they and Stkilda are still media pets .Stkilda are a great side apparently.

Media in a frenzy over STAR Collingwood player de goey returning for todays blockbuster against the Suns. Nothing changes.

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Not getting too ahead of ourselves are we!? I can't even remember the last time the Demons were on top of the ladder!

I am keeping a lid on it.

We haven't even beaten the Kangaroos yet! It will still be a tough game down in Hobart where we have never won.

I have been disappointed so many times before that I cannot bring myself to be overly confident for any game. 

I am hopeful that the Demons win...but I also hope the players aren't getting enamoured with their own hubris.

Be humble and take it one game at a time Demons!

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1 hour ago, siam juntaRus said:

Bulldogs won 3 games against garbage. Not surprised Richmond beat them. Could be downhill for that lot.

Although, alas, they and St kilda are still media pets .St kilda are a great side apparently.

Media in a frenzy over STAR Collingwood player de goey returning for todays blockbuster against the Suns. Nothing changes.

This . . . everything about this post . . . everything . . .

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2 hours ago, MurDoc516 said:

Doesn't matter, top of the ladder at round 7 means nothing

It would mean a fair bit to me. 45 years of systematic trauma, mounting therapy bills, PTSD and ritualistic abuse; top of the ladder certainly counts for something. I've been conditioned to take any small morsel of food that falls on the ground from the Jolimont dining room table. 

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On 4/29/2021 at 9:59 AM, Rusty Nails said:

Who cares.  Make finals first aim.  Go for top 4 after that.  Top of the table means nothing imv and we have so far achieved diddly squat other than a very good start to a season.

Partially agree, but finishing to 2 also means a guaranteed home final which does have some value associated with it.

Absolutely pinching myself about the position we are presently in.  Normally at this point in the season I'm looking ahead in the fixture to see who plays who and who we can beat just to edge ourselves into the top 8 after a horror or mediocre start to the season.  Right now that's all kind of irrelevant and it's about which are the few sides that are on papper and form good enough to push us and present as genuine danger games. 

That might sound kind of arrogant, but to me it's a reflection of the tallent we have been building and the attitude and cohesion which we are presently playing with, which has finally come together.  The maturity with which the team is playing, I  really don't feel like there is much risk of us being beaten by poor or mediocre sides.  It's a nice place to be, but pretty unfamiliar territory I must say.  Maybe this is what it feels like to support a team that's actually a strong and well coached like supporters of some opposition teams must have felt like in the past.

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3 hours ago, siam juntaRus said:

Bulldogs won 3 games against garbage. Not surprised Richmond beat them. Could be downhill for that lot.

Although,alas, they and Stkilda are still media pets .Stkilda are a great side apparently.

Media in a frenzy over STAR Collingwood player de goey returning for todays blockbuster against the Suns. Nothing changes.

Did you read all the articles in todays little paper and the Age   everyone about the Mighty Demons

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4 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Partially agree, but finishing to 2 also means a guaranteed home final which does have some value associated with it.

Absolutely pinching myself about the position we are presently in.  Normally at this point in the season I'm looking ahead in the fixture to see who plays who and who we can beat just to edge ourselves into the top 8 after a horror or mediocre start to the season.  Right now that's all kind of irrelevant and it's about which are the few sides that are on papper and form good enough to push us and present as genuine danger games. 

That might sound kind of arrogant, but to me it's a reflection of the tallent we have been building and the attitude and cohesion which we are presently playing with, which has finally come together.  The maturity with which the team is playing, I  really don't feel like there is much risk of us being beaten by poor or mediocre sides.  It's a nice place to be, but pretty unfamiliar territory I must say.  Maybe this is what it feels like to support a team that's actually a strong and well coached like supporters of some opposition teams must have felt like in the past.

I hear you RBG.  I guess i was just making the point that we look at what's ahead step by step if/when we arrive at the next level.  There are advantages to top two for sure but there's so much work ahead before setting ourselves for that as well as about 14 other clubs seeing themselves as a chance of still making a fist of it if things go their way.

We also need some continuing luck with injuries.  Pretty much a full list to choose from atm which is always a handy leg up.

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7 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Agreed, it’s not everything. But it’s also not nothing. At the very least it will serve as a confidence boost for the players. And for all those little kids, the mini Dees fans, who’ve seen no joy, top of the ladder would mean the world imo. 

There's a few not so mini fans who could use the pep up too.

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8 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Agreed, it’s not everything. But it’s also not nothing. At the very least it will serve as a confidence boost for the players. And for all those little kids, the mini Dees fans, who’ve seen no joy, top of the ladder would mean the world imo. 

Yep my kids are hoping like hell we get up tomorrow so they can go to school on Monday and proudly let everyone know the Demons are top of the ladder

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How normal Melbourne supporters are acting right now exhibit A:

Me to my dad: good news Port are losing 

My Dad: things are going too well... bad [censored] is going to start happening soon 

Me: yep

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Can't really see us losing to the Swans, Crows, Blues or North. so backing us to be 10-0 going into a game against the dogs, whom i also think we're better than. 

I know we shouldn't be getting ahead of ourselves but this does feel a bit more safe than past Melbourne sides

 

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