Jump to content

  • Podcast:      

  • Podcast:      

NON MFC: Rd 07 2021



Recommended Posts


43 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

So if we bring the same pressure we bought last week to the dogs game we should be able to win. 2 goals was all they kicked in that 2nd half. They absolutely crumbled. 

 

Only saw last half and the tiges played just like demons last week. Could have been wearing red and blue.

Defence set up . Forward pressure. Tigers showed dogs weaknesses and dees should take great confidence we have the personnel and system  to take the points in Round 11. 

 

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

14 minutes ago, rpfc said:

Dogs go to water under pressure...

Interesting.

Agree, their system fell apart. No direction on their kicks, fumbles and missed tackles. Won the clearances in the first half then the Tigers got them in the second half. Both of them had trouble scoring. 

Bont missing the half-time goal. Not hungry enough, and couldn't seize the moment. We cracked them and nearly broke them. Dogs could have ripped them apart. They didn't and we have a chance of being the last one standing at this stage of the season.

 

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

The Dogs have a few out but gee that have some glaring weaknesses! Ruck, key position players, half forward flankers...

Their defensive structure. 

Breust got rattled by Grimes.

They missed English.

West isn't like his dad.

Edited by kev martin
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Win4theAges said:

Amazing midfields won't win you finals. Their defence is make shift no presents whatsoever.

Forward line is non functional, they are weak they are an outside running, bruise free, indoor sports type operation.

Their midfield was smashed in the second half. Struggled big time in clearances. Their pressure around the ball completely dropped off as well and they stopped flicking the handballs around, and instead kicked long to the Richmond defenders.

It's clear the handball game with careful ball use by foot is how you beat Richmond. I thought the Bulldogs were close to terrible and certainly impotent after half time.

2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I barely noticed Hannan. 

It was a very Hannan game. Applied a bit of forward pressure in bursts, took a good pack mark, found the ball inside 50 a couple of times and that was it. He's still way too inconsistent for a 27 year old. I wouldn't have him in my team. Sorry, Mitch.

2 hours ago, wizardinoz said:

That result makes our win over the Toigs all the more impressive.

I felt Richmond applied a lot more pressure pressure for longer against us.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, A F said:

Their midfield was smashed in the second half. Struggled big time in clearances. Their pressure around the ball completely dropped off as well and they stopped flicking the handballs around, and instead kicked long to the Richmond defenders.

It's clear the handball game with careful ball use by foot is how you beat Richmond. I thought the Bulldogs were close to terrible and certainly impotent after half time.

It was a very Hannan game. Applied a bit of forward pressure in bursts, took a good pack mark, found the ball inside 50 a couple of times and that was it. He's still way too inconsistent for a 27 year old. I wouldn't have him in my team. Sorry, Mitch.

I felt Richmond applied a lot more pressure pressure for longer against us.

They broke the Dogs with sustained pack mentality type pressure they simply couldn't handle, we bypassed and absorbed their press/squeeze/pressure jam what ever spin you like to call it.

We manouvered the ball around like no Melbourne team i have seen. We have unbelievable speed now in our line up on every line.

We have set-ups and a back to front systems that stands up to the best. We take huge grabs in every part of the ground, with the likes of Gawny, Tmac, Action, Fritta, Lever, Maysie, Tomlinson and Now Big Ben we have unbelievable Marking ability.

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

2 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

You’ve got to love how knee jerk footy fans are with their comments! Doggies are rubbish now according to the masses. We will lose a game soon too you realise?

True but in the meantime, let’s not fall for the notion that beating the Tigers is a significant achievement. The real indicator of a team’s strength is how they go against North Melbourne. The Dogs set the benchmark against them at Marvel Stadium in Round 3 and I doubt that we can come close to emulating that performance.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, praha said:

First on the ladder for two weeks in 2005. Rounds 2 and 3.

In 2004 we were first after 18 rounds. The deepest in a season that we'd been first since 1964. All the talk was about us. I think we were briefly flag favourites. Then Adelaide pumped us by 12 goals. We lost 4 in a row to end the season and were knocked out in the finals by Essendon. The most Melbourne way to end a season ever.

I reckon it was Port that absolutely flogged us in round 19 2004 after we were top of the  ladder.

Adelaide also made a mess of us that year but it was mid season.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, hells bells said:

The thing I thought through that game was how much better we are in the back half than the dogs.

May, Lever, Tomlinson >>> Keath, Cordy, ??

They actually remind me of a more advanced 2018 MFC, and should look to what we did to make our defence the best in the comp for 2 months. Namely move English into defence to intercept and absorb pressure as a back half ruck, when they're battling a momentum swing and let Martin be the forward half ruck.

Nankervis is the only reason we're not talking about Port as the defending champions and the team to beat.

Perhaps they need to bring in Ugle Hagan, lessen the strength of their forward line to bolster defence and let him learn on the job. They will get found out eventually though in the last week's of September given they go to water defensively and can't contain big margins. Even in 2019 we were never blown off the park, the way they get beaten, they really get beaten.

 

Edited by John Demonic
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

You’ve got to love how knee jerk footy fans are with their comments! Doggies are rubbish now according to the masses. We will lose a game soon too you realise?

The doggies folded last night when the pressure came on. The first time they were challenged this year and they failed the test badly. I thought the doggies were the team to beat but on the basis of last night i think they're down hill skiers. Look a million dollars against the suns and north but exposed against a good team.

They'll be in the mix for a Top 4 spot but they lost a lot of fear factor last night for mine.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

As well as telling us that the doggies are flaky I think last nights game also reminded us that Richmond are still a very capable side. Talk of their demise is premature. They’ll be a force this year.

  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, rpfc said:

Dogs go to water under pressure...

Interesting.

Dogs back half exposed as "Brittle" hnmm all clubs would have watched and learnt

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Better days ahead said:

The doggies folded last night when the pressure came on. The first time they were challenged this year and they failed the test badly. I thought the doggies were the team to beat but on the basis of last night i think they're down hill skiers. Look a million dollars against the suns and north but exposed against a good team.

They'll be in the mix for a Top 4 spot but they lost a lot of fear factor last night for mine.

I could think of another team that people call them that..????

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  

    CAT SKINNING by George On The Outer

    When they defeated the Geelong Cats in the 2021 AFL Preliminary Final on Friday night in Perth, Melbourne proved that there is more than one way to skin those cats.  They did it in the ruck and in the middle, they did it in the forward line, they did it in defence and around the ground, but importantly, each and every player a Demon guernsey spent his night at Optus Stadium skinning an opponent. Following the after-the-siren win against Geelong in Round 23, there was an expectation of

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE POINTY END by The Oracle

    The AFL’s two oldest clubs, Melbourne and Geelong, face off on Friday evening in a sudden death Preliminary Final. It’s a game that promises plenty in terms of fascination and intrigue as a result of the rivalry that’s been building between the teams over recent encounters that have been tight struggles which have gone to the wire with two of them decided by after-the-siren goals. The added touch of mystery attached to this week’s meeting comes by virtue of the fact that it’s going to take

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE VFL YEAR THAT NEVER WAS by KC from Casey

    The rising case numbers and the continuing lockdowns in Victoria and NSW spelled doom for the 2021 VFL season which went through a slow, painful demise before its recent official cancellation. After weeks of indecision, the AFL decided to pull the plug on the season with the 10-0 Bulldogs recognised as minor premier, but without a premiership cup and without awarding the J.J. Liston Medal for the best and fairest VFL player. It was somewhat fortuitous for the integrity of the competition t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    TAMING THE LIONS by George On The Outer

    With nine finals debutants in the side, the Melbourne Football Club had a daunting assignment ahead of it in the First Qualifying Final — to overcome the competition’s highest scoring side, the Brisbane Lions. In the end, the Demons accomplished the task by putting the bite on their opponents on their way to taming the Lions and recording a 33 point win that propelled them into one the two Preliminary Finals of 2021.   It was one of those debutants, Luke Jackson, who put the bite in more

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    RETURN TO NEVERLAND by Whispering Jack

    The greatest Demon A HIGHWAY OF DEMONS by Whispering Jack CHAPTER SIXTEEN - RETURN TO NEVERLAND  I have a six year old grandson who recently took up the family tradition of following the Demons. He had his first taste of the game a few years ago when he went to the “G” with his parents to watch the 107-point massacre of Carlton and he went to another game in the following season which was also a W for the Dees. But his appetite for the club has grown exponentially this year and wh

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 13

    METAMORPHOSIS by Whispering Jack

    I’ve always believed that when the home and away matches come to an end, the football season takes on a completely different shape and character. During the regular season, each team’s goals progress as the weeks pass and if you’re good enough to survive and make the grade, the situation changes. The comparison can be made with the life cycle of a butterfly going through stages from egg to larva to caterpillar, cocoon and in the end to a bright and colourful creature that emerges from darkness i

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    STEALING THE CATS’ CREAM by George On The Outer

    They were leading by 44 points well into the third quarter of a game to decide the minor premier, having kicked nine unanswered goals. The Cats were about to lap up their bowl of cream, dreaming of next week but the Demons led by Max Gawn had other ideas. In a stunning finish, they stole the game from under them to claim the plaudits as best team and top of ladder position. In a remarkable game, it all came down to Max having to kick the winning goal after the final siren, something which s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SKIN THE CATS by Whispering Jack

    The task ahead for the Demons as they wend their way down the Princes Freeway to Geelong on Saturday night will be to skin the Cats. For them to come away with the points from this game would mark an historic occasion for the club as it will finish on top of the ladder for the first time since its last premiership year, 1964. And it was in that year, that a trip to Corio Bay to meet the reigning premiers in Round 12, was one of the catalysts for Melbourne’s surge to the flag. It was a top o

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    REACH FOR THE STARS by George on the Outer

    It was a game of great significance for the Melbourne Football Club. A win would see them keep top spot on the ladder with one round remaining. To achieve top place in the Round for Reach when we are all inspired to “Be Like Jim” and reach for the stars was a great way of honouring one of our heroes. All the better given that it was done by way of an emphatic 41 point win against Adelaide! It is worth remembering that, but for the umpiring mistake in the previous encounter with the Crows, t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    TICKETS PLEASE by The Oracle

    A lot of water has passed under Princes Bridge in the five years since Melbourne last met Adelaide on the MCG. The Crows were riding high at the time while the Demons were mid-table and scrambling for a win to stay in the race for the finals. The 30,000 fans who had tickets to the game were thoroughly entertained by a close, high scoring affair that ended in tears for fans of the home team. Not even an eight-goal second term could help them.   Times have changed.    In the fi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    ELECTRIFYING by George On The Outer

    What more can they throw at the Demons of 2021? Covid restrictions, hubs, aircraft circling between airports before landing for games and now a match stopped for 30 minutes to give a flagging opponent its second wind? To date, none of those distractions has swayed the team from their winning objectives. The game against West Coast in Perth can be marked on their report card as another positive outcome after yet another test. There was much at stake for both sides.  Melbourne had t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY by Whispering Jack

    When the combatants that are due to face off on Monday night at Optus Stadium last met, it was 11 days after the World Health Organization had declared the Covid19 outbreak a global pandemic. In Australia, the first cases had just come to light, including visiting US actors Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, the toilet paper panic was in full flight and the world was starting to reel in anticipation of impending disaster. Half an hour before this last game of the opening round was due to comme

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...