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Well for me personally today started horribly, my mum passed away. 
 

Let hope the Dees do the right that thing and win in her memory. 

Nice memory just Monday gone I told her that the Dees were on the top of the ladder and she said “what” the surprise on her face was priceless.  Even with her memory loss she still new who the Dees were.  Never mind she forgot who the hell I was  ha ha  

Go Dees. 

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1 minute ago, DemonOX said:

Well for me personally today started horribly, my mum passed away. 
 

Let hope the Dees do the right that thing and win in her memory. 
 

Go Dees. 

I'm sure I speak for all Demonlanders when I pass on my condolences to you and your family.

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3 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Well for me personally today started horribly, my mum passed away. 
 

Let hope the Dees do the right that thing and win in her memory. 
 

Go Dees. 

Everyone get around DemonOx, really feel for you mate.

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4 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Well for me personally today started horribly, my mum passed away. 
 

Let hope the Dees do the right that thing and win in her memory. 

Nice memory just Monday gone I told her that the Dees were on the top of the ladder and she said “what” the surprise on her face was priceless.  Even with her memory loss she still new who the Dees were.  

Go Dees. 

My condolences to you and family.

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3 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I'm sure I speak for all Demonlanders when I pass on my condolences to you and your family.

Thanks La dee. 

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4 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Well for me personally today started horribly, my mum passed away. 
 

Let hope the Dees do the right that thing and win in her memory. 

Nice memory just Monday gone I told her that the Dees were on the top of the ladder and she said “what” the surprise on her face was priceless.  Even with her memory loss she still new who the Dees were.  

Go Dees. 

The boys will get a win for you, DemonOX. If not, I’m sure they’ll still do you proud. So sorry for your loss. ?❤️

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Just now, WalkingCivilWar said:

The boys will get a win for you, DemonOX. If not, I’m sure they’ll still do you proud. So sorry for your loss. ?❤️

Thanks W. Hope u r right. 

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29 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Well for me personally today started horribly, my mum passed away. 
 

Let hope the Dees do the right that thing and win in her memory. 

Nice memory just Monday gone I told her that the Dees were on the top of the ladder and she said “what” the surprise on her face was priceless.  Even with her memory loss she still new who the Dees were.  Never mind she forgot who the hell I was  ha ha  

Go Dees. 

Although a complete stranger to you, my condolences to you.

I hope tonights win is a nice distraction from your grief. Take care of yourself.

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Just now, leave it to deever said:

Although a complete stranger to you, my condolences to you.

I hope tonights win is a nice destraction from your grief. Take care of yourself.

Thanks litb. We are all family here on demonland. We even argue like family. 

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8 hours ago, DubDee said:

It feels like weeks since we played the dogs.  lockdown/homeschooling days age me considerably

Absolutely feeling this comment.

Homeschooling is awful. I'm really regretting having a no tech policy for my youngest as she's completely incompetent.

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55 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

does anyone know why Jordon only plays 67% time on ground? crazy low

First year of senior footy. Playing mid. So pretty standard 

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39 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Well for me personally today started horribly, my mum passed away. 
 

Let hope the Dees do the right that thing and win in her memory. 

Nice memory just Monday gone I told her that the Dees were on the top of the ladder and she said “what” the surprise on her face was priceless.  Even with her memory loss she still new who the Dees were.  Never mind she forgot who the hell I was  ha ha  

Go Dees. 

I’m so sorry to hear that @DemonOX. My condolences to you and your family - I’m sure all Demonlanders will be holding you in the light. That’s a lovely story about telling her the ladder position. Go well in these difficult times.

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I'm wearing a virtual black armband for you tonight @DemonOX, my sympathies to you and your family for your loss.

I love that you've got a nice memory from Monday talking with her about the Dees.

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2 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

I’m so sorry to hear that @DemonOX. My condolences to you and your family - I’m sure all Demonlanders will be holding you in the light. That’s a lovely story about telling her the ladder position. Go well in these difficult times.

Thanks 3183

 

 

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3 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

I'm wearing a virtual black armband for you tonight @DemonOX, my sympathies to you and your family for your loss.

I love that you've got a nice memory from Monday talking with her about the Dees.

Cheers Harmes. One memory that will last my life time now. 

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10 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

I’m so sorry to hear that @DemonOX. My condolences to you and your family - I’m sure all Demonlanders will be holding you in the light. That’s a lovely story about telling her the ladder position. Go well in these difficult times.

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14 minutes ago, waynewussell said:

We are no longer contenders... We are the benchmark!

Indeed.

I punt on footy, but as rule not on the dees unless there is real value (Weed kick the bloody goal!). And there is a little bit of value in this game - though i predict it won't last.

Currently the lions are - just. 1.84 to us at 2.00.

But objectively we should be favorite for this game. Don't get me wrong they represent real challenge, but they are yet to win outside of Qld and sure, they have won 7 straight, so are clearly in form.

But we are 10-1 and at this point of the season the best side in the competition, having beaten three of the genuine flag contenders (four if you count the swans).  

We are the benchmark. They are the challengers.  

We travel well and this game doesn't represent a particular disruption. We were travelling anyway - and in some senses trip to Sydney is easier and less hassle than a trip to the Alice, particularly if there COVID restrictions in place. We play the ground well, having won there twice last year.

The dimensions really suit us too, at least in terms of the defensive structure, as whilst it is a touch longer than the G it is only 128m wide (the g is 138 wide) and so the lions will find it super hard to transition and get through our zone (just as the dogs dis and the equally narrow marvel). We will block the corridor again, so that option will be taken away.

They won't try and switch as much as the dogs as, one Langdon isn't playing, and two they are happy to go down the line and force a stoppage. However in doing so they will end up kicking to our talls a lot. Hopefully maxy can clunk his marks tonight. 

The other advantage we have - and it is one that we have over every other team atm - is that they will find it it much harder to negate our strength then we will theirs.

They play much differently to the bulldogs (more deliberate, less frenetic, more patient transition) but like the dogs their key strength is their ability to score from stoppages. But their focus is much more on winning around the ground stoppage clearances, as opposed to centre square clearances, and scoring from them. If we can match them in that area they will struggle to score.

And there is no reason we wont match them at around the ground stoppages. We have the best ruck in the AFL, whose strength is stoppages, and a gun midfield.  

And Harmes is back as everyone's favorite tagger. I expect he will go to Mcluggage. Or pehasp Zorko.

Putting Rich under pressure when he kick will also be important, so Hunt and rivers coming up the contest will help. 

I'm predicting the clearances numbers will be the opposite to the dogs games ie we lose centre square clearances and break even or win around the ground stoppages.

Their other obvious strength is their forward line - a fantastic balance of gun talls and mids. But we have tools to negate that set up that other teams don't.

One, we will make it hard for them to actually get in there.

Two, if on, we will apply enough pressure to make their inside 50 kicks messy.

And three we have the best defence in the AFL.

They will let Danaher push up the ground and May will have the strength to take Mcstay. Hibberd will do a job on Cameron and i reckon Petty has the athleticism to go with Hipgood. And Lever is in rare form so will be there to do what he does.

They of course will look to negate our strength - which might mean for instance running a defensive forward on Lever and/or Salem.

And they will do a better job than other teams of avoiding dump kicks into their forward line for us to intercept and bounce off half back. Even so, our post clearance pressure is the best in the AFL and we will win our share of ground balls inside their 50. 

But negating a defensive strength is less impactful than negating an offensive strength (even though we do score a bit from the back half). And running defensive forwards has a downside as it make is harder to score - as was the case for the Swans. 

For me the key to the game is how well we trap them in our forward half. And critical to that is forward half pressure and making sure any exit kick is under maximin pressure. Stopping Andrews taking intercept marks will also be important.

If we trap in our forward half them well, and the width of the ground will help, and match them at round the ground stoppages i think we win. 

For all those reasons i have tipped us tonight to win by 27 points. Because that show much we win by.  

And that is also why i think the odds are skeweiff. Neale's inclusion gave them a bounce but the pools are pretty small at this point. The big punters will step in soon and i suspect we will either start a narrow or equal favourite. As we should.

But all that is predicted on us bring our full heat. Because i have no doubt they will. And i expect them to be very physical, so it will be interesting to see how we respond.  And to be clear, i won't be at all surprised if they win. 

Should be cracking game. Can't wait.

Good thing i don't have to wait long. Just love these Friday night games!

Go Redlegs 

 

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