Jump to content

  • Podcast:      

  • Podcast:      

POSTGAME: Rd 18 vs Hawthorn



Recommended Posts

Yes it was woeful but calm the farm where still clear on top of the ladder. We are being hunted by teams who lift there intensity. It is  so disappointing where not responding but we are still in pole position. Those two points are invaluable. Rivers showed his inexperience when he bombed that ball. He will learn from that. For those who say we won’t finish top 4 take a grip where 2.5 games clear of fifth. Our best is good enough just need to find it. Doesn’t help when the umpiring is shameful. Summed up by the mark in the last where Hibberd touched it and then it hit the ground. Also duck your head and smash it into a Dees player hey presto fee kick. It was horrendous.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites


Outplayed by a bunch of kids sitting 17th, 10 of whom would be playing in the VFL if they had a fit list, and for whom there was nothing at stake. That we have a full fit list, and sit on top of the ladder leaves only one way to describe that performance - very very enlightening. This is not a team who will seriously contend. After the GWS game I said we MIGHT just be pretenders. The Port win gave me really good pause. That game gives me all the remaining info I need. PRETENDERS WE ARE. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please everyone take a deep breath. We've proven we can bring it against good sides when it matters this year.

Sure this draw is annoying, but it says nothing about our finals chances, and very thankfully hasn't cost us anything in the run home. 2 premiership points is as good as 4 in the context of the season, and probably teaches us a bigger lesson (since we clearly haven't learned it yet) than a 1 point win would have.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, rufus said:

Probably the most embarrassing performance outside of 186 and 148 over the last 15 years. And that is saying something because we've had plenty of white flaggers.

Our win/loss records flatters us...massive front runners who can't respond when the game is not on our terms.

When the Hawks have sat on top of the ladder and we've been at the bottom that game is a flogging every time. No pride at this club...they're not winning any finals this year. We just got physically dominated by what would have to be the worst lineup fielded by any team over the last 5 years. Zero pride to allow that to happen.

Is the Goodwin the right guy? Results have shown this year that he has given these guys a formula to be successful....but these lazy show boaters don't seem to get it.

We will be waiting another generation of draft talent for a shot at a flag...these guys don't have it.

 

Except for when we turned the first GWS, St Kilda, Richmond, North Melbourne, and most importantly Brisbane games, right around.

And resisted comebacks from Geelong and the Dogs.

We have a clear problem against bottom sides but we won't be playing them in the finals, and our record against top 8 sides speaks for itself.

This isn't about whether we can/will win finals, this is about whether we will ruin our season's hard work by giving up a top 2 or top 4 spot.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

[censored] teams know they can beat us so always bring that extra pressure and edge when playing us unfortunately. We have shot ourselves in the foot now as [censored] teams will continue to “turn on” against us and play there best game of the season.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank god we are in lockdown and I didn't get to attend afterall to sit through that. My god. 

Our tackling pressure was non existent, those first 3 misses came back to bite us, players went missing and our attitude was poor. 

No team in the top 8 or especially the top 4 will fear playing us in the finals. 

Yet somehow we sit on top again. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Something to laugh about after that finish. 

Luke Darcy said something like well that cost Melbourne top spot and now are third.  As he is talking the ladder goes up and we are on top. 

Then he goes they are on top I got that wrong. 

You would think and ex AFL player would know you get 2 points for a draw. 
 

What a dumb [censored]. 

  • Like 3
  • Haha 2
  • Vomit 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, Youngwilliam said:

BOG Spargo, intelligent entries into the 50. Did not bomb it in. 

Only bloke along with Salem in the team I feel is going to do something positive and execute when in his hands. The rest of them I've got no confidence in

Edited by Bates Mate
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bulldogs beat the Suns by 11 points with 4 less scoring shots.

Dees draw with Hawthorn with 5 more scoring shots.

Our inaccuracy will cost us a final as it’s now become a pattern of behaviour.

Livid with Brayshaw’s miss late in the game. The Brayshaw of 2018 would’ve eaten that goal for breakfast.

  • Like 6
  • Love 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Disgraceful loss. Serious weakness in this team that may eventually rear it's head against the top teams when it counts the most. Probably cost ourselves two home finals now.

Yeah the defense is ok but we can't actually win a game with offence when it's needed. 

Many players out there had their worst games in a Melbourne jumper.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What is it about our experienced players that the gap between their best and worst is absolutely woeful.

McDonald on $700K per year is either decent or hopeless. Brayshaw looks good one week then looks like he's wearing 20KG of concrete in his boots and has smoked 5 joints before he goes on the field the next.

Maybe we're just an ordinary team who's managed to cop teams at the perfect time throughout the year...we've generally copped teams with heavy injury lists while we've maintained almost none...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What a waste of a launching pad into the finals!   

I'm dumbfounded by this getting up for games against good teams, and the constant fumbles, poor skills and thoughtless  decision making that besets us against the 'also-rans.'  Totally dumbfounded!

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

I'm sorry but when are people going to start realising that I speak the truth! This was a bloody disgrace and top 4 is out of the question now. Most likely playing richmond round 1. Good job guys! 

Can I genuinely thank you? Not because you speak the truth, but because you spout such absolute rubbish you forced me to signup just so I could place you on ignore.

Cheers :)

As to the game - what can you say? How do we continually put forth such utter crap against the bottom teams with nothing changing. Very very lucky to escape with 2 points.

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

5 minutes ago, adonski said:
  • Oliver arrogant. Work rate on obvious drop off in 'easy' games
  • [censored] Viney off to the forward pocket
  • Throw Rivers into the midfield, Brayshaw goes down back, or alternatively bring Bowey in for more polish 

Bit harsh, Oliver was our leading possession winner and tackler. He had 11 when 9 players had 1 or less.

  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Chook said:

Please everyone take a deep breath. We've proven we can bring it against good sides when it matters this year.

Sure this draw is annoying, but it says nothing about our finals chances, and very thankfully hasn't cost us anything in the run home. 2 premiership points is as good as 4 in the context of the season, and probably teaches us a bigger lesson (since we clearly haven't learned it yet) than a 1 point win would have.

I don’t think this is the case. I think we cannot play two good weeks anymore. We look burnt out, not sure we will win more that 2 in the run home. Finals.. pfft 

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 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

    ESSENDONE & DUSTED by George on the Outer

    Essendon was the latest casualty as the Melbourne juggernaut rolled over the Bombers on its way to a 12th win for the 2021 Season.  It was a display of the difference in quality, coaching and system that defines those who will compete in finals and those that lie outside the top eight. Sadly, in these Covid times a mere 19,414 attended the game and the silence outside the ground before the match was eerie.  Normally, thronging crowds lining up at ticket gates and food carts were replaced by

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    HOME AWAY FROM HOME by The Oracle

    The Demons return to the MCG on Saturday night (albeit for an away game) for the first time since mid-May when they beat the Blues. At the time, they were riding high, undefeated and celebrated by the football world. In the interim, they lost to two teams that occupy the bottom six, beaten two top four teams in front of empty or near empty stadiums and somehow fallen out of sight in the AFL bubble despite retaining top of the table status. And in a strange twist, the mantle of the league’s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews


×
×
  • Create New...