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19 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Friends with Premiership are no longer able to lord over my previous non-Premiership status over me but once the new season starts I would like to think I’ll be a little more humble just in case this was an aberration year. Too soon?

You should see someone about that chronic MFCSS mate. Seems like the medicine hasn’t worked!

Screw being humble around other supporters who haven’t been humble around us. We all know that you can never know what might happen, but talk us up anyway. Who cares if you end up wrong. They’re no better or more worthy than us now. They never actually were, but now we’ve got the trophy to prove it.

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On 9/29/2021 at 5:33 PM, Demonland said:

I am already. In my Whats App group with my old school mates who are predominantly Carlton I already got the how long are we going to have to put up with this. I told them that technically whilst we are the reigning premiers but I'll go easy on them and ease up come Round 1.

They all know the pain I've been through so they're letting me have my moment. Privately they're [censored] themselves that they are already old me.

Despite my mates [censored] on me for years about my football team, I'm taking the high road and not really talking footy. If they want to though, I'm happy to talk about it. Demonland is where I'm happy to talk all things MFC. I'll probably be lippy on game days next year though.

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56 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Friends with Premiership are no longer able to lord over my previous non-Premiership status over me but once the new season starts I would like to think I’ll be a little more humble just in case this was an aberration year. Too soon?

Almost certainly, Andy.

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The more adversity experienced, the greater the elation when it's overcome. We're at the equivalent of the end of Return of the Jedi where the Neeld era was akin to Luke getting his hand cut off. There's no need to apologise, the good and bad is all part of life.

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1 hour ago, Nasher said:

My youngest son is 9 and really only started getting in to footy and getting behind the Dees this year.

A bit like the players, like Trac, who say they can’t remember the dark times because they weren’t there, my son may never experience the shame of being a Melbourne supporter. I happened to be 9 years old, the same age he is now, in 1993 when the MFC got done by the hapless Swans for their only win in a truly terrible year for them. I went home in tears after the merciless ribbing I received. I can’t remember much about footy back then but I clearly remember that.

Nobody will be laughing when my boy wears his Melbourne gear to footy colours day next year. I’m so proud. 

I remember that game! I asked my dad if I could skip school the next day. No dice unfortunately.

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I'm thinking back, and did people really 'hate' the Lions during their epic period? I recall mostly amazement and respect. Even with the salary cap bonus they received.

Random other thoughts;

- Obviously beating Essendon and then Collingwood twice meant everyone had a bit of gratitude for the lions services to football in general.

- Another element is the sheer level of respect for that team and the fact that in a couple of those years they overcame significant injury problems and even a form dip dangerously close to the finals in 2003.

- Will people really hate us if they are enjoying our football whenever we aren't playing their team?

- As far as I can see, none of our players are very annoying. We don't have anyone like Toby Green or Dustin Martin who gives people the ****s even when they are being brilliant. We don't particularly duck or dive, we don't drop people behind play, we don't even do much trout-faced imploring for frees.

- Our coach doesn't sook in the media or try to play politics with tribunal results. As a club, even on the occasions we've contested tribunal decisions we've done so in a low-key manner without grandstanding.

- It seems to me that our only serious risk of becoming hated is our residue of silver-tailed entitled coterie ******* which includes an unfortunate smattering of smarmy politicians who might campaign with a Demon scarf to try to be more 'relatable'.

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