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Their honesty

  • Outside of a one-point loss to the hands of the Crows at the Adelaide Oval, the Melbourne Demons could not have started this season much better than what they have.
  • It took some convincing, but the football public has seemingly come to terms with the fact that Melbourne, unusually, just aren't that bad of a side anymore. 
  • Just think putting Lynch up against Gawn we might see him disintegrate before our very eyes. 
  • You could lock Gawn in now for the three votes if he’s up against Lynch.
  • SCG: Save us going to watch us get Deestroyed Live.
  • Not expecting much from this one. If we get this game down to a goal or two in the end I'll be impressed.
  • Watching Carlton [censored] the bed against WC yesterday was made somehow less enjoyable because it was at the SCG. Such a crap oval.

Their tactics

  • Roughead will again have his hands full, likely facing off against the meat-eating-machine, Tom McDonald.
  • Moore should take Weideman or the resting ruck.
  • I would personally play Maynard on Fritsch, Quaynor on Pickett and Noble on Spargo.
  • Our Mids should Rove Gawn's Taps like other teams done to Grundy.
  • Cox has to come in. Lynch was okay but Cox can nullify Gawn and play forward. I assume Pendles might have to take the Oliver job. Maybe Crisp for Petracca.
  • Is our dogs breakfast game plan [strangle-ball] better suited to SCG in this instance, as opposed to attempting a shoot-out, or even keeping pace with Dreamons on the MCG?

Their anxiety

  • Kosi Pickett a worry.
  • McCreery needs to shut down Salem.
  • Play Pendles on Gawn when he rests forward?
  • We kicked 1 goal after QT against Sydney on this ground a few weeks back.
  • Gawn and Jackson duo is a big worry for us if Grundy can’t get up.
  • Playing top side in the comp —what are our chances folks?

Their delusion

  • We can win this.
  • I just can’t see how we lose this game.
  • Who stops Petracca though? A shame we delisted Wills, he would have been perfect for that role.

Their schadenfreude

  • Hurts Melbourne in their wallet = tick.

Their trolls

  • It might have been a good chance to pilot playing this fixture at Mt Kosciuszko, with a view to putting it at Hotham Heights when there is no pandemic - it is a Demons leg-up game, after all.
  • Poor Deeeees fans, the MCC toffs, cant have their usual chardonnay, Pimms, brandy lime and soda, plus their cucumber sandwiches, in their usual plush surrounds.
  • Pressure all on Melb, nobody will take us seriously, so maybe an upset brewing, Crows did beat em.
  • Love to beat this mob, then their fans, being in Sydney, can head to the snowfields of Mt Kossie, which is obviously be a lot closer than the usual ski chalets of Mt Buller here.
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It's not as much fun to read the opposition fans' sites now that people are taking us seriously.

Where's all the "who have they beaten?", "Pretenders!" posts gone?

I'm also getting a bit sick of my non-MFC friends saying stuff like "well, if my team doesn't win, I hope you guys get up this year". I want us to be hated.

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6 minutes ago, Big Col said:

It's not as much fun to read the opposition fans' sites now that people are taking us seriously.

Where's all the "who have they beaten?", "Pretenders!" posts gone?

I'm also getting a bit sick of my non-MFC friends saying stuff like "well, if my team doesn't win, I hope you guys get up this year". I want us to be hated.

Similarly to Geelong post 2007 and Richmond post 2017, if we go all the way this year, that sentiment would evaporate pretty quickly. Maybe a flag is what we need to be genuinely hated...?

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31 minutes ago, Big Col said:

It's not as much fun to read the opposition fans' sites now that people are taking us seriously.

Where's all the "who have they beaten?", "Pretenders!" posts gone?

I'm also getting a bit sick of my non-MFC friends saying stuff like "well, if my team doesn't win, I hope you guys get up this year". I want us to be hated.

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1 hour ago, Big Col said:

It's not as much fun to read the opposition fans' sites now that people are taking us seriously.

Where's all the "who have they beaten?", "Pretenders!" posts gone?

I'm also getting a bit sick of my non-MFC friends saying stuff like "well, if my team doesn't win, I hope you guys get up this year". I want us to be hated.

From my experience with Richmond, by the third flag they’ll be well jack of us. Give it time.

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1 hour ago, Big Col said:

It's not as much fun to read the opposition fans' sites now that people are taking us seriously.

Where's all the "who have they beaten?", "Pretenders!" posts gone?

I'm also getting a bit sick of my non-MFC friends saying stuff like "well, if my team doesn't win, I hope you guys get up this year". I want us to be hated.

Are you sure ? - I have to say, for the cheap thrill of it, I love reading opposition sites where they express the fear of getting flogged by Melbourne, wetting themselves about Gawn (where they usually use words reserved for fictional Marvel superheroes) and green with envy about Trac and Oliver.

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2 hours ago, Big Col said:

It's not as much fun to read the opposition fans' sites now that people are taking us seriously.

Where's all the "who have they beaten?", "Pretenders!" posts gone?

I'm also getting a bit sick of my non-MFC friends saying stuff like "well, if my team doesn't win, I hope you guys get up this year". I want us to be hated.

Give it time.

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4 hours ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

Just think putting Lynch up against Gawn we might see him disintegrate before our very eyes. 

Roughead will again have his hands full, likely facing off against the meat-eating-machine, Tom McDonald.

I enjoyed these two comments.

T Mac does look like a carnivore from the jurassic period

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4 hours ago, Big Col said:

It's not as much fun to read the opposition fans' sites now that people are taking us seriously.

Where's all the "who have they beaten?", "Pretenders!" posts gone?

I'm also getting a bit sick of my non-MFC friends saying stuff like "well, if my team doesn't win, I hope you guys get up this year". I want us to be hated.

I had a hawthorn mate carefully explain to me that everyone will be happy for you for the first one, then everyone will hate you.

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14 hours ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

Their trolls

 

  • Poor Deeeees fans, the MCC toffs, cant have their usual chardonnay, Pimms, brandy lime and soda, plus their cucumber sandwiches, in their usual plush surrounds.
  • Love to beat this mob, then their fans, being in Sydney, can head to the snowfields of Mt Kossie, which is obviously be a lot closer than the usual ski chalets of Mt Buller here.

Thanks for the laughs QD> Excellent research as usual.

But how out of touch these Pies Trolls are?

As a proud long standing MFC and MCC member, the MCC is the most egalitarian and best value for money club in the universe, club elections held, brilliant organising.... You just need patience (15years in the case of a junior and 25 years for adult) in the waiting list to join. Not expensive by any measure.

and the Pies ?- when was the last time any of these trolls had a say in running their club - 1990's was the last election to the fiefdom run by McGuire and mates.

Any what's wrong with skiing anyway - its a great pasttime the world over.

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9 hours ago, Dwight Schrute said:

Have to imagine Grundy gets up for this one? surely?

 

He was listed as two-three (which includes the bye) so I'd say not.  He's their most valuable asset and has had neck problems in the past.  They'll take no chances with him if there is any doubt at all.

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15 hours ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:
  • Play Pendles on Gawn when he rests forward?

I see Bucks is using the Collingwood forums as a sounding board again.

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Collingwood previously have thrown De Goey on ball against us and it's worked for them, so i'll be interested to see if they try that again, they may not if Grundy is missing. you'd be thinking we should be expecting some dominance in the air 

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36 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

Collingwood previously have thrown De Goey on ball against us and it's worked for them, so i'll be interested to see if they try that again, they may not if Grundy is missing. you'd be thinking we should be expecting some dominance in the air 

Grundy is a meccano man, he is NOT worth anywhere near what they paid him last year. This is the root of Collingwoods problems.. Overpay then the Sheeeit hits the fan when they cant make ends meet. Even if he does play Max will take whatever is left of his influence and hurl it to the seagulls!

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Loved this: the Dreamons

its funny, becuase its true. At least in terms of dreaming of a flag.

In the other sense - ie dream on buddy - it did make reflect for some reason that we have had such a great season thus far, and we are so evidently the real deal, that the dream could be a reality this year.

And that lions win was actually really important in terms of the dream becoming a reality because it gave us an incredible three game break from the teams all on 32 points, in particular the cats third on the ladder and Lions fourth. 

If we lose that game, Lions are on 36 points and we are on 40 points and top 2 becomes a little les likely. And the risk of playing the Lions at the Gabba (or perhaps Port at Adelaide Oval) more likely.

The Port game in round 17 will have a similar importance. And possibly the Cats in the last round.

Top two finish means our first final at the G and the chance of not having to leave the state, even if we lose the qualifying final. A big advantage   

2018 had a dream on buddy vibe - we got a on a roll at the back end and tried to surf the emotion to a flag.  

Different vibe this year. A professional, serious vibe about us. 

And we will be able to use that vibe and the experience of 2018 and the pain of the preliminary to fuel our finals campaign this year 

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1 hour ago, Dwight Schrute said:

Collingwood previously have thrown De Goey on ball against us and it's worked for them, so i'll be interested to see if they try that again, they may not if Grundy is missing. you'd be thinking we should be expecting some dominance in the air 

De Goey goes missing when a little accountability is placed on him. Hibberd will school him when forward and he’s not a concern in the middle for mine. 
 

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