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Been wide awake since 5am. Am trying to post here to help fall back asleep. Doubtful. This is going to be a very long day. It’s like the massage I had to relax yesterday never happened 

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17 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

The old Kings Park photo op. I do love Perth as I have family and friends there BUT the attitude towards "easteners" is small town minded. Fortunately most don't subscribe to it. Max lead our boys to the premiership. I was at the last one and been waiting a long time  for this one. Bring it home. Go Dee's.

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15 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

Gil has tipped us. We got dis!!!!!

As long as he has told the umpiring department.

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12 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

Channel 7 is quality….

No wonder they have such great commentary teams when they can send this…

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What do you expect when Channel 7 is run from Sydney. No Flippen idea that lot up there.

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26 minutes ago, MT64 said:

The old Kings Park photo op. I do love Perth as I have family and friends there BUT the attitude towards "easteners" is small town minded. Fortunately most don't subscribe to it. Max lead our boys to the premiership. I was at the last one and been waiting a long time  for this one. Bring it home. Go Dee's.

Could you be the only one who attended both? I don’t think anyone else here did 

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11 hours ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

This whole thing about playing once in 28 days [censored] me no end

We are playing our 3rd game in 29 days tomorrow, 4th in 35 days

WBD are playing their 4th game in 28 days, also their 4th game in 36 days (5th in 37)

Makes no [censored] difference 

Can someone get this thru to Matthew Lloyd. That's all he sprouts is one game in 28 days. Mind you he is tipping us.

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15 minutes ago, Cassiew said:

Could you be the only one who attended both? I don’t think anyone else here did 

We started the cheer squad in 1959 so have seen a few (1956 onwards). In 1964 we were in T-section (city end) which was standing room only  but had 4 rows of seats on the fence. After the game we stayed at the G overnight as the club put on food and drinks and we just soaked up the atmosphere. Played footy on the ground in eerie light around midnight. Still have very clear memories from that finals series and looking forward to new memories from this season.

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After so many years of finding ways to deliver less than expectations, it's time for this club to find a way today. Won't be easy against a quality side...we are going to need to withstand a huge amount of pressure and respond with more pressure for longer.

There are no ifs or buts today. Just find a way.

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1 hour ago, Cassiew said:

Been wide awake since 5am. Am trying to post here to help fall back asleep. Doubtful. This is going to be a very long day. It’s like the massage I had to relax yesterday never happened 

I was up before the sparrow farted.

Every time I think of the game I just picture Gawny holding up that cup.

Into the garden for a few hours now to burn up some nerves

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1 hour ago, MT64 said:

Can someone get this thru to Matthew Lloyd. That's all he sprouts is one game in 28 days. Mind you he is tipping us.

Agree. It should be a game every two weeks.

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21 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

Was just going over our year 2000 fwd line and wondering how we didnt go all the way.

Sharwtz, neiter, farmer, robertson and green. Wow

Lets do it for them.

It’s a hell of a forward line. Can anyone remember why Cam Bruce didn’t play? Injured in the PF? The inexperienced and undersized Ben Beams takes his place.

The rest of the ground wasn’t that strong though. A good honest midfield with the likes of Rigoni, A.McDonald, Leoncelli and Powell, against an experienced, invincible Bombers outfit with a mix of good (Mercuri, Misiti etc) and great (Hird). The backline looks flimsy on paper in hindsight. Ingerson is the lynchpin but his support cast is Matthew Collins and big Nicho - again, honest competitors, but they’re no Lever and May. The running backs are Walsh, Ward and Woey - all capable footballers but won’t get near it if the mids and tall defenders get spanked (spoiler alert: that’s exactly what happened).

I reckon the ‘21 Demons would spank the ‘00 team by a similar margin to what Essendon did.

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Its off topic but Id like to point out the flak we got after 2018 season.

We were pointed out for going from a prelim to the bottom tier the next year.

Well the grand finalists of that year.....look at them now compared to us.

 

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2 minutes ago, Nasher said:

The rest of the ground wasn’t that strong

Travis and Shane were not too shabby but our backline certainly got exposed.

It certainly says a lot for the Dons team

 

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4 minutes ago, Nasher said:

It’s a hell of a forward line. Can anyone remember why Cam Bruce didn’t play? Injured in the PF? The inexperienced and undersized Ben Beams takes his place.

The rest of the ground wasn’t that strong though. A good honest midfield with the likes of Rigoni, A.McDonald, Leoncelli and Powell, against an experienced, invincible Bombers outfit with a mix of good (Mercuri, Misiti etc) and great (Hird). The backline looks flimsy on paper in hindsight. Ingerson is the lynchpin but his support cast is Matthew Collins and big Nicho - again, honest competitors, but they’re no Lever and May. The running backs are Walsh, Ward and Woey - all capable footballers but won’t get near it if the mids and tall defenders get spanked (spoiler alert: that’s exactly what happened).

I reckon the ‘21 Demons would spank the ‘00 team by a similar margin to what Essendon did.

A wrist or a forearm injury in the PF I think.

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