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For me, it's meeting iike minded supporters going about their business: in the car park, at the shops, at my local dentist and greeting them with a heartfelt "Go Dees" and who have thought there was so many?. It's walking around my neighbourhood and seeing all the red and blue banners, still flying three weeks later, puts a pep in my step and a smile on my face, and still getting emotional when watching the replay for the "umpteenth" time as Clarrie puts through the last goal of the 3rd quarter, still makes the tears well up

 

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My inexplicable grudging acceptance that the one or two thousand Demon supporters that make it to our one H & A game at Optus each year in the past will be no more. Its going to be VERY interesting to see how the premiership has influenced our supporter base here in the west.

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Speaking of ‘Little Things,’ I have some ‘Tiny Team’ members that I won from the club…

 

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On 10/18/2021 at 10:30 AM, radar said:

This too 

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On 10/18/2021 at 12:02 PM, deebug said:

For me it's seeing Melbourne engraved on the cup

I've only just realised that this will be our first Premiership cup with the words "Australian Football League" engraved at the top. All the rest will say "Victorian Football League". There's no real reason for it, but that realisation is in itself an additional pleasure.

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Seeing the joy on players faces, that an impossible dream has been realised. And seeing their love for the club. To see their mateship. Their bond. That our champions don’t want to go elsewhere to have the premiership winning experience. To have a club that players want to play for rather than leave. To have young guns like Tommy Sparrow and Kade Chandler re-sign  overnight. For Sam Weideman to state that he loves the club and wants to be part of its future. For Luke Dunstan to want to accept the challenge of trying to break into a champion team. To have only good things being said about our once down trodden club. To enjoy all the positive comments and feelings. To not have to put up with negativity.  To look back with pride and look forward to the future.

Gee it feels good. It feels so good. 

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25 minutes ago, Dante said:

Of the last 3 premierships we've won this is the only one I haven't seen live, but by far the most enjoyable.

 

Are you including the AFLX triumph in this?

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Wearing my demons cap and premiers mask every day and having people notice and say Go Dees or I’m so happy for you.  And saying how much they love Max Gawn even though they don’t barrack for the Dees.

and seeing a Hawthorn mate suffering is very enjoyable too!

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4 minutes ago, Deelifer said:

Wearing my demons cap and premiers mask every day and having people notice and say Go Dees or I’m so happy for you.  And saying how much they love Max Gawn even though they don’t barrack for the Dees.

and seeing a Hawthorn mate suffering is very enjoyable too!

Is Max Gawn the most popular AFL player in the country? I suspect so.

Possibly also the most instantly recognisable, too (perhaps equally with McDonald-Tipungwuti)

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Playing golf last Saturday here in Qld with Carlton and Richmond supporters plus a Penrith one and myself and Penrith guy sang the Queen song," we are the champions" that many times it Pee'd off the Blue and Tiger mates big time. It was gold.

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On 10/18/2021 at 12:42 PM, faultydet said:

I keep saying this, but they really are the worst commentary team I have ever heard.

BT with his made up words and constant need to tell the "points difference" at the height of his call, and Brayshaw and his annoying as hell voice. They have a unique ability to call some of the enjoyment out of the game.

And I must be alone in that i HATE watching the replay of his "bang, bang bang" call. When you can't think of anything to say in the big moments, pick a word and repeat it. The call from Commettis mob of the same 3 goals is a nice comparison if you can find it. 

 

I have to differ with you about Bang! bang! bang! bang!.  I just love it.  JB is a right royal pain but it was just right for that moment.  Thank God it wasn't BT as he would have been making inane comments about some irrelevance.  Discussing with my Dees Mate last night we agreed that Daisy was head and shoulders above the rest on the night which considering she was watching her Club win the flag was no mean feat.

 

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4 minutes ago, Salems Lot said:

I have to differ with you about Bang! bang! bang! bang!.  I just love it.  JB is a right royal pain but it was just right for that moment.  Thank God it wasn't BT as he would have been making inane comments about some irrelevance.  Discussing with my Dees Mate last night we agreed that Daisy was head and shoulders above the rest on the night which considering she was watching her Club win the flag was no mean feat.

 

Quite a contrast between Daisy, who is one of my favorites on any AFL media, and the BT/Brayshaw combo who are head and shoulders above all as the worst currently in the game. They are as bad as Rex Hunt at his best. "Kouta Fida Meedees kicked it to the left of the stick"

Just shockingly bad.

But that "bang bang bang" call has me shaking my head every time I hear it. A historic football moment ruined by a hopeless caller.

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3 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Quite a contrast between Daisy, who is one of my favorites on any AFL media, and the BT/Brayshaw combo who are head and shoulders above all as the worst currently in the game. They are as bad as Rex Hunt at his best. "Kouta Fida Meedees kicked it to the left of the stick"

Just shockingly bad.

But that "bang bang bang" call has me shaking my head every time I hear it. A historic football moment ruined by a hopeless caller.

Gotta go down with Nuggets call of Australian Men’s Relay Moscow

Gold  Gold to Australia Gold

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1 hour ago, Dante said:

Of the last 3 premierships we've won this is the only one I haven't seen live, but by far the most enjoyable.

 

Me too Dante too be honest I can't remember much about 1960. 

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On 10/18/2021 at 5:18 PM, Dante said:

Seeing the sad and hurt looks on the opposition supporters faces and knowing for once it's not me, I've done that too many times.

 

 

My sympathy last about 10 seconds then it was you bloody beauties! 

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The series of videos the club has been publishing called "premiership tales". These little snippets give a fantastic insight into the minds of our beloved premiership team. 

Brayshaw almost made my cry again 

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Another little thing: yesterday Jon Ralph had an article in the H/S about the 18 coaches and what needs to be ‘fixed’ during the off-season. There was a variety of problems that he feels need addressing, eg. Re-jig of midfield, key position players etc. For the Dees he simply said:

MELBOURNE -

Got nothing for you. 

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I love when friends and family say "are you watching the 3rd quarter AGAIN?"

I love the gushing bulldust here on Demonland - and the smug feelings I get reading it. Loving it.

I love speaking to the Blues, Pies and Bombers fans from my past, and telling them they are all [censored], and we are the champions. I have been waiting a LOOONNGG time for this. I probably shouldn't be enjoying it so much, but I really, really am.

I love the time spent on the internet looking for that perfect piece of memorabilia.

I love the way long-suffering past players have been welcomed back into club life with genuine warmth. 

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As my avatar suggests, I’ve been around for a long while.  During my time on earth, I’ve been very fortunate to enjoy the very best of our ‘golden era’, and (I guess), less fortunate in a ‘football sense’, to endure the post 1964 ‘doldrums’.
Over the years, I’ve said to many friends and acquaintances (most of whom don’t really understand my passion for the Dees),  that all I want to see before ‘the inevitable’, is another Melbourne Premiership.  
Since our glorious 2021 win, several of those friends and acquaintances have reminded me of my idle comment. They know, but don’t understand, that when my number is up, I will die a happy man.

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And many more to come Deeoldfart. Like you, I have experienced the joys of the 50's & 60's and have weathered the storm since then,  but looking forward to see what this team can produce. I, and a lot of people are going to enjoy the ride.

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