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Just woke up with a well earned sore head.

Congrats to everyone on Demonland. I’ve been posting on here for around 15 years I think it is, and while the congratulations from friends is nice, I think of all the people on here who have sat through this period, watching each and every game. From celebrating the small wins along the way, to the many arguments when things looked lost. I’ll never forget last night, and hopefully we can do it again next year at the G with everyone there.

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7 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

I can't believe it.

I can't believe this has happened.

Not ashamed at all to say I cried after the final siren.

We've been through so much here on Demonland, as all Melbourne supporters have. To finally do it, is just unreal.

A quick shout out to @Wiseblood, who I hope still kicks around here, as well as @Rogue and @45HG, two of the posters who were constants on here during the terrible eras. Hope you guys are lapping this up wherever you are now.

GO YOU MIGHTY DEMONS!!!!

Mate, I've been a bit absent of late, but funnily enough I actually thought about messaging you and a few others (including 45) today!

I was actually in Perth for the grand final and was at the game - incredible. Still can't believe we're premiers! I honestly don't know when it'll sink in...no matter what happens, we'll always have this flag!

Shout out to @H_T too, all the guys who were in the Best XI cricket threads, the mods from way back including @Nasher, and a couple of guys who I enjoyed the posts of who now have different names, including @Pollyanna. We did it! Go Dees! 

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The significance of this moment will never be lost on me:

The connection between Stynes and Gawn and the heartbreak of 1988, there was something poetic about it all.

Sure, we probably still win the flag if Gawn misses but I just love that we fininshed on top of the ladder. We were the best team all year and it just proved it and makes this premiership (still can’t believe it) all the more sweeter.

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How’s the head going Demonlanders?
Every bit of vision you watch over the coming days will most likely cause you to shed some tears. It’s probably been mentioned but seeing Kozzie trying to hand his medal to Neville Jetta on the boundary celebration got to me big time. 
 

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8 hours ago, Green Demon said:

I arrived in Australia in 1991. I fell in love with the local religion, football. I barracked for the Demons because of fellow Irishmen, Jim Stynes and Sean Wight. I went to games with Irish mates who also barrack for the Demons. The club is like family for a fella who is a long way from home. After everything that has happened in the last 30 years, this is a great day. We miss Jimmy and Sean. They would be so proud today. I am proud to be a Melbourne member. We have a great club that we can all be proud of. I can’t wait to do more screaming at the ‘G! See you there! I love yee all.

Morning Green Demon. Sean was a Glaswegian although he was scouted from County Kerry where he played Gaelic football. His nickname at the club was haggis. 

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Wow!!!!!!

Congrats all enjoy it.

Special thanks to the planning years ago, when we told Alan Richardson he would come to us while he was Saints Coach and he gratefully took McCartin in the draft leaving us the Norm Smith medallist. Premierships are planned years before.

We smashed the other contenders each game.

Unbelievable, we are back.

Go Dees.

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I still can't believe what happened last night. I honestly thought I would never see a flag. I love this team.

To my long departed grandfather, who virtually forced me to become a Melbourne supporter when I was 4 years old, all is forgiven.

Thanks Demonland. While I only recently joined, I have been lurking for years. The pain of not being able to share this victory with other Melbourne fans has been lessened by reading your posts.

Go Dees!!!!

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On 19/09/2021 at 4:52 PM, OhMyDees said:

https://www.woof.net.au/forum/showthread.php?21214-Western-Bulldogs-vs-Melbourne-2021-analysis/page2

They are certainly due for a choke, they've got all the pressure really we've got a massive out if we lose.

If we win it's the greatest flag ever.

If they win, they beat that team that copped a raw deal.

These guys have surprised me this year with their new found mettle; I'm waiting for the real Demons to appear.

 

Love the inflated confidence and feeling hard done by. They bottomed out at the wrong time - chucked the game against Port to guarantee top 4 and then gifted by the umpires their semi final win against the Lions…talk about a raw deal lol give me a break.

Can’t see us choking from here and if anything the opposite is more likely…

 

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As an example to the rest of the competition they did it with good clean brilliant attacking AFL final standard football, which should be commended.

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To all of us long suffering Dee's supporters, celebrate hard and enjoy the moments to come. It has been an incredibly long and frustrating journey barracking for the Dees for 57 years, but oh boy was it worth it last night (not so sure about my head this morning though). To all the players present and past, to all the staff, helpers, volunteers and anyone else associated with this football club, thank you, thank you, thank you!  To the administrators  and contributors to this site, thank you for keeping us people away from the heartland informed of the goings on around the club, without you we would be in a black hole. Thank you one and all. Go Dees!!

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9 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

Maysie chugging a crowd beer, snow angels. Does it get any better?

Fair to say he got a better reaction than the last time he was captured on camera chugging a beer.

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I am so proud of our club. 

I have never felt so much PURE JOY for the MFC. 

I love our club and it was worth the wait. 

Going through all the hard times has made it so much more rewarding (although I never thought we would get there in my lifetime)

HOW SWEET IT IS.  

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I’m awake and it wasn’t a dream F yeah. 57 yrs of Demon hell has passed. We are scarily an awesome club/team again. And too all those oppo supporters who said they’d win a flag b4 us well ef u, how’d ya like that? I’m also now a believer in curses 57/57. Simply incredible team effort, a norm smith medal for all to go with pship medal as far as I’m concerned. Our spirit for Demons past and present has pushed us to this point and made us great again. It’s fantastic too share and listen/read with all you devoted Demons. GO THE MIGHTY DEMONS, WE ARE THE GREATEST CLUB OF ALL. I LOVE EVERYONE OF YOU FOR BEATING RED AND BLUE. HUGS ALROUND.🟦🟥🔴🔵

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