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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

I refuse to refer to that stolen goal as a behind. We actually won the Grand Final by 79 points in my book.

Given the context of the match when that shot took place, I reckon if it was ruled a goal we'd have stopped the dogs momentum and won by 100.

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28 minutes ago, adonski said:

Given the context of the match when that shot took place, I reckon if it was ruled a goal we'd have stopped the dogs momentum and won by 100.

I’m happy with the 74 point win. Plus we went from looking like losing the GF to winning so quickly, to experience going from such a low to such a high was so euphoric, I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

The boys put on such a performance, it will never lose any of its nostalgia for me. It was of such a level, it will forever be remembered in the annals of AFL history. It was truly worth waiting for, maybe equaled but never topped.

Such was our boys’ impact, it has pretty much already become footy folklore. It cant get any better than that.

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

The Geelong Preliminary Final was one of the best individual games I have seen from a Demons player.

…and a ruckman, from any club.

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

The Geelong Preliminary Final was one of the best individual games I have seen from a Demons player.

It has surpassed the most recent example which was Col Sylvia's 38 and 4 against the Hawks in their prime.

Some of Neita's efforts in the early 2000's were the examples before that.

Not take away from Max's season but are there are other individual games to call out?

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3 minutes ago, Dannyz said:

It has surpassed the most recent example which was Col Sylvia's 38 and 4 against the Hawks in their prime.

Some of Neita's efforts in the early 2000's were the examples before that.

Not take away from Max's season but are there are other individual games to call out?

The Wiz's 9 goals after half time on Queens Birthday?

Allen Jakovich's 11 goals 9 vs North Melbourne?

The Wiz's 8 goals in the 2000 preliminary final?

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I doubt anyone gets belted in the back of the head more than Maxy. That thug Nankervis being the primary culprit. He never flinches, never goes into his shell, never loses his cool. Just gets on with the job. Legend

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The greatest captains from the past have always had the ability to lead from adversity and lift their team to victory. Think Voss, Kelly, Lyon, Judd, Carey for a few.

Until R23 at Geelong, Maxie had shown how to lead off the field but not yet demonstrated it on the field. His last quarter efforts then won the game (not just THAT goal but watch him at the start of the quarter) but he repeated the effort in Q3 of the prelim final and, by his selfless decision to watch Jackson in Q3 of the GF, he showed how to lead on the field. True captain's efforts for which he and we should be proud.

His grace and charm since then have anointed him as the GOOT - greatest of our time.

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1 hour ago, Dannyz said:

It has surpassed the most recent example which was Col Sylvia's 38 and 4 against the Hawks in their prime.

Some of Neita's efforts in the early 2000's were the examples before that.

Not take away from Max's season but are there are other individual games to call out?

Clarrie's performance v Adelaide ... the loss by one point.

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Got to love the way Max always smiles at the opposition ruck before the ball is bounced.

He's an incredible player and person, it's like he's all the other players big brother.

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One in a million Maxy and deserves any awards and success that come his way,

Fantastic  to see  his new family and little George. He will be a great father as well.

Skip until he decides to stand down! 

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5 hours ago, Demonland said:

The Geelong Preliminary Final was one of the best individual games I have seen from a Demons player.

Dunstall called it the best game he has ever seen by a ruckman. This was a few days after the game and he was completely serous. 

Truly remarkable. No coincidence the players played with such freedom and confidence in the GF.  he sets the tone.

Absolute masterstroke making him captain, look an obvious call now, but not in 2019 imo

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

The Wiz's 9 goals after half time on Queens Birthday?

Allen Jakovich's 11 goals 9 vs North Melbourne?

The Wiz's 8 goals in the 2000 preliminary final?

Don't forget Ray Carr's 11-goal effort, just once.

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

The Wiz's 9 goals after half time on Queens Birthday?

Allen Jakovich's 11 goals 9 vs North Melbourne?

The Wiz's 8 goals in the 2000 preliminary final?

Trac's Norm Smith performance in the granny was as good as any. Almost topped Simon Blacks possession record. On a par if not better than any of Dusty's efforts

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A few years ago I got a call from the club, in a membership drive.  I'd already renewed as it happened, but we had a bit of a chat.  The fella who rang introduced himself as Max Gawn.  He'd played his first senior game a few weeks earlier and I'd been in Melbourne and saw it.  I remember him going for a bit of a run through the centre, and he played with a kind of looseness that was really entertaining to watch.  I told him so, and wished him well.  I said I saw Robbie Flower's first game, and now I'd seen his too - great times, seeing someone play their first game with flair.  Of course, I had no idea what a god I was talking to, and Max would not remember a random supporter telling him that, back then - but I do.  It makes the pleasure of his extraordinary rise all the more wonderful, for me.  Must be like that for everyone he shook hands with, made a coffee for, etc.  Fabulous stuff.  And then - look at the impact these guys have!  Like Justin Langer going on about how the team went out there and played for each other, cared, and especially that they made it fun - it was the Max Gawn songbook!  Culture-changing stuff.  They make you so proud...  Love these guys.

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