Jump to content

  • Podcast: Grand Final Preview      

  • Podcast: Gary Pert Interview & Grand Final Preview      

POSTGAME: Rd 19 vs Western Bulldogs



Recommended Posts

UM-PIRES   --  *clap clap clap

UM-PIRES   --  *clap clap clap

UM-PIRES   --  *clap clap clap

UM-PIRES   --  *clap clap clap

 

Im sure they would love people barracking for them.

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

10 minutes ago, MurDoc516 said:

Not having any Harmes defending tonight. Who was he tagging tonight? because it didn't seem like he was close to anyone. Watch Bont's two plays in the last quarter and look who is standing next to him when the game got restarted.

Now Harmes isn't the sole reason we lost, fair few passengers tonight. Also [censored] poor infront of goal again. Exact same scoring shots and yet it felt like we were only in it for about 10 whole minutes tonight.

Not to mention the the HTB against thinking he was Dusty which caused our 4th qtr fade out.....just play your f.ing role and be solid, you are not a superstar like Trac or Oliver.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


1 minute ago, The Swimming Dee said:

Maybe I’m grasping at straws…did I mention the umpiring?

Much more evidence in that! 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Hitouts
Dees 68 Dogs 18

Clearances
Dees 41 Dogs 49

Feels like smothers might have been a telling stat too as weird as that sounds. We were just so slow to react with the ball in hand, made bad decisions and it's the 2nd week in a row we were disgraceful when the ball was below our knees (even allowing for conditions).

 

Max Gawn is clueless in the centre bounce, rarely taps to our mids and decides more often than not to grab it out if the air and hack it forward. Shocking!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

34 minutes ago, Nelo said:

Time to give Jackson a rest and let weideman play that role. Spargo would have to be close to being dropped. 

Could not agree more. Jackson rest, Weid in to play same role. Spargo rest, Viney goes forward and bring Sparrow into the midfield. We depend on too few in the engine room. The disposal efficiency of our key players, Gawn, Oliver, Petracca was atrocious tonight. That is partly a combination of wet conditions and pressure but the dogs engine room was much more efficient so we have a problem there. 

Edited by Earl Hood
  • Like 1
  • Thinking 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

In the last month we have scraped over the line v Essendon, had a good win over Port, but otherwise have been particularly ordinary.

Who knows how much is in the head, and how much is 'just not good enough'??

Goalkicking, particularly set shot, for a full time professional sport, is absolutely shameful, diabolical, disgraceful and needs to be addressed immediately.

Come on guys - lift your game. Cant miss finals but won't win one either unless these gross and clearly obvious problems are addressed, and fixed.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I called it earlier this morning in Gameday thread that Bevo would outsmart us. They certainly had our measure on clearances and Gawn’s dominance was null and void. 
 

Viney had a better game, but he was on Bont when he kicked that goal in the last (gave him a whole heap of space and didn’t even look to put his hand up on the mistake). He was then again on Bont again who got clear in the centre clearance after Viney got sucked into the contest. It was [censored] leadership and I hope the coaches make mention of it to him.

Dogs free kick imbalance was ridiculous and it’s been like that all year. Gawn should have approached them at half time.

 

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On the evidence of the past month , we are on the nose and I think we will lose the rest of our games this season . We’ve been worked out and we’ve been rumbled by too many teams 

our teams looks tired and I reckon a few changes need to be made re managing players . Midfield looking so haphazard . Many of Gawns taps going straight to opposition mids and another oppo clearance racked up . We look more dangerous when Action Jackson does ruck duty . 

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

Nearly-Bullen's decision making and skill execution inside 50 costs us yet again.  as always. week after week.  fmd!

umpiring deplorable.

gladys beredicklian responsible for our loss also.

two good sides had a very good tussle.  

 

 

  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On the positive side Jayden Hunt has put together a great few weeks. Can't remember him losing a 1on1 and take the game on. Yes a few disposals are iffy but really liking what he is bringing

Edited by Bates Mate
  • Like 18
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Hard to disagree with any of that.

Think you were generous with the umpiring.

I would bring in Bedford for ANB.

I said Weid for Jackson as he  needed a rest. Don’t think he has taken a mark in weeks.

I think Hibberd is done.

I thought ANB one of our best Hibberd totally cooked  time to play Bowey

Edited by picket fence
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Bates Mate said:

On the positive side Jayden Hunt has out together a great few weeks. Can't remember him losing a 1on1 and take the game on. Yes a few disposals are iffy but really liking what he is bringing

Yep. Great marking too. He’s had a very consistent year. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Our back half game work, stoppages inside F50 and clearance work was garbage tonight.

Dogs much cleaner tonight in the wet conditions.

Alot to work on eg. Goal kicking accuracy  set shot and on the run, thought BBB grew into the game and became a target inside 50.

JV had moments along with Kosi, Clarry and Trac. Hunty impressed me with his attack on the ball.

Not good enough tonight energy was lacking, we will gain some learnings from this result.

I did notice that no hard tags were applied like the last game eg. Libba, Daniel, Bont. Trac or Gawn didn't spend time fwd. 

Dogs played their best possible game tonight good for them, lots of cards kept up our sleeve. 

We will see in September.?

Edited by Win4theAges
  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Goal kicking again!    We have had a very poor month.

the coaching group have had a poor month.

This time of the year we should be cherry ripe leading into finals, but we are the worst performing group in the top 4.

The coaching group seem incapable of sorting out our forward line issues and goal accuracy.  

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

8 minutes ago, rufus said:

Beaten by a better team, which is fine. Even with all their injuries their players are just better than ours. We've benefited from a great run with the health of our list, especially compared to other teams, so finishing 5th is probably getting closer to a true reflection of where we stand.

At least the overall effort was better than that diabolical joke last week. With our health this was a season where we could have stolen a top 2 or 4 berth but the bizarre and unwarranted arrogance of our players when coming up against the likes of Hawthorn (twice), North Melbourne, Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Adelaide, GWS is going to cost us big time.

Who knows what the hell this lot will serve up next week. They'll probably be thinking they'll win it easy and let the Suns players just walk out of stoppages like we did in that North game.

There wasn’t much in it but the Doggies stoppage and midfield work is just poetry. They seem to have so much time and space coming out of stoppages where we fumble or go to ground in the contest. It’s like we are all in all the time no coverage on the outside. 
 

Can be fixed but it’s a preseason job not something you can tinker with mid season. 

Umpiring is just pathetic I mean really pathetic. Minus the two gifted goals to the Doggies - probably wouldn’t change the result but sheesh we would have had a better chance. 
 

Viney was good tonight, Trac was poor, Oliver was good but not great. Gawn is terribly out of form. I mean just stinking big time - his tap work was woeful despite the huge number of hit outs. LJ should have a test - he is cooked. JJ was nowhere to be seen. May has played better. Hibbo is off it - I hope he finds because he’ll probably playing a lot more vfl next year. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, Age said:

Think we need to start playing some of the kids to see what they have. Season is cooked unfortunately. 
 

Really? Been following us long?

Season is far from cooked. We can turn this around.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can someone please explain, I genuinely don't understand how the dogs consistently get the rub of the green from the umps. Everytime we got a run on, they got borderline free kicks that weren't paid both ways. This wasn't one or two contentious calls, they had 14 more free kicks than us and its happened all year.

I think someone opened a thread about it but were there any compelling conclusions because i'm lost for words??  

  • Like 8
Link to comment
Share on other sites

So disappointing, our kicking for goal was gross. 

Umpires 110% had bearing on the result. Woeful. 

Absolute must win the next 3 games to lock away top 4. 

Let's see how we respond.

  • Like 3
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 ICING ON THE QUAKE by Whispering Jack

    It’s not Christmas yet but if the Melbourne wins its last game of the 2021 season, then many of its fans will be celebrating early. There already are some parts of our town where the pending festivity is preordained. Houses are decked out with red and blue banners and streamers, some of which appeared as early as last Saturday week, on the morning after the Demons’ magnificent 83-point crushing of Geelong in their preliminary final at Optus Stadium. While it’s great to see the numbers of lo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    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

  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...