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Becoming a big fan of Toby Bedford.

Also, anyone else think our forward line looked more dangerous when Weid and Brown were playing up the ground?

It felt like their defenders didn’t know who to go to and we made use of more options. 

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Missed our 3 best defensive runners and played like it.

Well done to the senior players who stood up.

Some others showed they aren’t the most switched on defensively or weren’t really hitting the contest.

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2 minutes ago, Tom Dyson said:

A wakeup call without losing is a good result, hawthorn showed everyone the blueprint on how to beat us, take it quick through the corridor and keep lever accountable. 

 

 

And still we won.

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Definitely enjoyed watching that game mostly because of what Hawthorn dished up. 

They didn’t die wondering and took the game on. Polar opposite to what happened in the Port game where they went into damage control from the first bounce.

We seemed to have the game on our terms for most of the game, but we never put the foot on the throat. Reassuring in a sense but I’d have preferred a statement type win.

All the players who needed to play well did (Tracc, Oliver and Max) BBB was lucky he was on Frostball as he got 4 goals from 4 frees. They were mostly there but if he wasn’t on as loose a unit as Frosty, he mightn’t have gotten them. Lever wasn’t himself and doesn’t seem as confident this year with his intercept marking.

Bedford was a positive for mine. Some of his one touch pickups were bloody magnificent. He needs a bit more time at senior level to genuinely develop but whether he can get that chance remains to be seen. Jack Viney’s work around the packs was solid and I’ll definitely put him in my votes. His ability to extract and bullock probably highlighted the physical maturity discrepancies between us.

Anyway, I’m happy. Onwards to next week.

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That was an outstanding win for the club. We got through despite the enormously difficult circumstances of losing the coach and five players through Covid19. It’s not just the disruption in terms of coaching and player loss but the psychological difficulties of getting through the regime of testing, the uncertainty and all of the issues surrounding the situation over a period of more than 72 hours - we did it and overcame a very spirited opposition. 

Congratulations to all concerned at the club on scoring another famous win for the Demons!

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9 minutes ago, Tom Dyson said:

A wakeup call without losing is a good result, hawthorn showed everyone the blueprint on how to beat us, take it quick through the corridor and keep lever accountable. 

Need to tidy up our forward fifty entries as well, we kept sitting it on top of a contest and expected someone to clunk it which didnt look nearly as good hitting up a lead. 

I think this game also shows how important Goody is, feel like his influence on the boundary line is a lot more important than we know 

All of this.

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4 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

That was an outstanding win for the club. We got through despite the enormously difficult circumstances of losing the coach and five players through Covid19. It’s not just the disruption in terms of coaching and player loss but the psychological difficulties of getting through the regime of testing, the uncertainty and all of the issues surrounding the situation over a period of more than 72 hours - we did it and overcame a very spirited opposition. 

Congratulations to all concerned at the club on scoring another famous win for the Demons!

Well said. And spot on. 14 in a row - and a few people are whining. Hawthorn is very capable, by the way.

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Yeah so I ended sitting plumb in the middle of the cheer squad and I’m not 100% sure but I think I’m now a member of the Demon Army. 😆😂unofficial for now but the bunch of crazy Dees ladies told me how to make it official on Monday. 🤩🥳❤️💙

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Our worst game of the season, plenty below their best and the impact of 5 out with covid was felt

Luckily - Gunston and Breust did not have their usual shooting boots on. 1.6 between them.  only one was a tough shot so would usually be 6.1 and we would be in trouble

Secondly lucky the umps were on our side, we certainly got the random rub of the green today

Lastly, Gawn, Trac, Clarry - no luck involved just the 3 best players I've seen ever play for MFC

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Thought Jake Melksham had a great game.

Competed well, won ground ball nicely, used it well, calm experienced head when the ball was pinging about. 

Quick reminder to everyone that he isn't done yet and still has something to offer.

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