Jump to content

  • IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    Demonland has made the difficult decision to not permit this platform to be used to discuss & debate the off-field issues relating to the Melbourne Football Club including matters currently being litigated between the Club & former Board members, board elections, the culture at the club & the personal issues & allegations against some of our players & officials ...

    We do not take these issues & this decision lightly & of course we believe that these serious matters affecting the club we love & are so passionate about are worthy of discussion & debate & I wish we could provide a place where these matters can be discussed in a civil & respectful manner.

    However these discussions unfortunately invariably devolve into areas that may be defamatory, libelous, spread unsubstantiated rumours & can effect the mental health of those involved. Even discussion & debate of known facts or media reports can lead to finger pointing, blame & personal attacks.

    The repercussion is that these discussions can open this website, it’s owners & it’s users to legal action & may result in this website being forced to shutdown.

    Our moderating team are all volunteers & cannot moderate the forum 24/7 & as a consequence problematic content that contravenes our rules & standards may go unnoticed for some time before it can be removed.

    We reserve the right to delete posts that offend against our above policy & indeed, to ban posters who are repeat offenders or who breach our code of conduct.

    WE HAVE BUILT A FANTASTIC ONLINE COMMUNITY AT DEMONLAND OVER THE PAST 23 YEARS & WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO BE ABLE TO DISCUSS THE CLUB WE LOVE & ARE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT.

    Thank you for your continued support & understanding. Go Dees.


From the vault



Recommended Posts

Yes. It was interesting to see that absolutely nothing has changed – incredible hometown bias, overwhelming majority of Geelong supporters because Melbourne supporters simply couldn’t get tickets, and the extraordinary homeground advantage, which means Geelong of almost impossible to beat down there.

 

Our mission this year, and over the next few years should be to make them our bunnies.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/12/2023 at 10:57 AM, Whispering_Jack said:

What about the enjoyment on the faces of the fans at attending a winning Melbourne match in Geelong at a time when the chances of us bringing home the 4 points was negligible and the prospect of that long drive home in the cold at the end of most games wasn’t exactly tantalizing.

One of my favourite wins of all time that I have attended live, as well as the 2015 game where we given even less of a chance down there.

Very rare that a trip back up the Princess HWy to Melbourne was an enjoyable one.

Clearly we would’ve missed the finals after being in the top 2 mid season, had we lost that game and not arrested a 7 game losing streak.

Edited by Bring-Back-Powell
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

On this day 65 years ago, the Secretary of the Melbourne Football Club, Mr. James H. Cardwell issued an invitation to a young Ronald Matthews to attend the MCG to meet fellow prospective third and fourth XVIII players ahead of the forthcoming season. 

I wonder whatever became of young Ronald?B852777F-41E4-4B28-8199-5D6C1EDADFEE.thumb.jpeg.2536b8d27e2bc21697bdf89d65d31f9c.jpeg

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

Back in the days when you could (sometimes) get into the rooms. 

4CED1013-C33E-4A42-A8B1-4FC10FF17C0C.jpeg.9099b25dbd7609e8779302c9411ee487.jpeg

Barry King is there guarding the entrance. was a terriffic person Barry

Edited by Wilson7
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites


G'day all!

I was rewatching the final quarter of our 2017 Perth clash against West Coast (the McDonald match winner game) the other week and couldn't help but notice how crucial Cam Pedersen was in the final 10-15 minutes. I was prompted to reminisce a bit into his career with us, and despite never being a world beater, Cam made some very important contributions over his journey in the red and blue. 

To make a long story short, here are all 50 goals that Pedders kicked over the six year period that he donned the Demon jumper that I've compiled together in one video. There's some seriously impressive ones here that I had completely forgotten about, such his boundary miracle to seal the win against Carlton in 2014, and his Buddy Franklin-esque running goal against Brisbane in 2017. Plenty of clunks in-between as well!

Go Dees!

 

 

  • Like 9
  • Thanks 5
  • Love 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Still starring with the Phillip Island Bulldogs ( unfortunatley bundled out of the finals early last year)

https://pakenham.starcommunity.com.au/sport/2021-10-01/pedersen-a-bulldog-through-and-through/

https://www.pisra.com.au/sport/semi-final-seniors-v-tooradin-2022

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/15/2023 at 12:36 AM, Grapeviney said:

Back in the days when you could (sometimes) get into the rooms. 

4CED1013-C33E-4A42-A8B1-4FC10FF17C0C.jpeg.9099b25dbd7609e8779302c9411ee487.jpeg

Loved going into the rooms prior to the game seeing all the boys warming up and getting rubbed down with the smell of liniment saturating the air, before heading to the red seats to watch the match with my dad and brother

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

Loved going into the rooms prior to the game seeing all the boys warming up and getting rubbed down with the smell of liniment saturating the air, before heading to the red seats to watch the match with my dad and brother

A friend of mine always sat behind the bench as she was addicted to the smell of liniment. At least that was what she always told us. Looking at you Jan.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/15/2023 at 12:36 AM, Grapeviney said:

Back in the days when you could (sometimes) get into the rooms. 

4CED1013-C33E-4A42-A8B1-4FC10FF17C0C.jpeg.9099b25dbd7609e8779302c9411ee487.jpeg

 Incredibly, and promise this in true, I’m in that photo. Bottom centre, blonde/redhead kid in the royal blue Melbourne jumper. They guy on my right in the blue top was my only Demons-following mate, who I only remember by his nickname, [censored]. It was a different time, but just to clear, he was not indigenous to any extent or anything else, but I have no idea how he got that nickname. 

My mum bought me that jumper from Venture as a special treat when we changed the blue. I was able to find it and wore it for the first time in 35 years to the MCG premiership celebration in 21. It was a tad tight!

This photo must be around 1986. 

Edited by Allus Monk
  • Like 6
  • Love 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

44 minutes ago, Allus Monk said:

 Incredibly, and promise this in true, I’m in that photo. Bottom centre, blonde/redhead kid in the royal blue Melbourne jumper. They guy on my right in the blue top was my only Demons-following mate, who I only remember by his nickname, [censored]. It was a different time, but just to clear, he was not indigenous to any extent or anything else, but I have no idea how he got that nickname. 

My mum bought me that jumper from Venture as a special treat when we changed the blue. I was able to find it and wore it for the first time in 35 years to the MCG premiership celebration in 21. It was a tad tight!

This photo must be around 1986. 

Would it be from the finals considering it says Geelong U19s and Melbourne Seniors? Must be at least 87 considering the navy blue footy jumpers. Could be from 1990 onwards considering the logo on the dressing rooms (or was that always there before the club officially changed from the 80s Demon logo?)

Edited by Dr. Gonzo
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


5 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Would it be from the finals considering it says Geelong U19s and Melbourne Seniors? Must be at least 87 considering the navy blue footy jumpers. Could be from 1990 onwards considering the logo on the dressing rooms (or was that always there before the club officially changed from the 80s Demon logo?)

Yes you point to two interesting pieces of evidence Doctor that were troubling me slightly. Definitely 87 or later. 1990 feels too late. If I may tender more evidence, I do have in my possession a coffee mug I bought at the Junction Oval at the last training session before the 88 Grand Final. It has “Demons” in that same flame-like script, so we were definitely using it by then. 

I also wondered if the gent near the door you can just make ou wearing a tie is young Todd Viney, which obviously also puts it at 87 or later. 
 

On the balance of probability I think 1988.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

26 minutes ago, Demon Jack said:

Probably one of the more bizarre moments in club history here. 

 

No kicking to the LHS Fwd Pkt, absolutely awesome flow of scoring. Forwards led out, made space, dominant midfield got the message. Carna far Ken Dees!

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/21/2023 at 12:29 PM, Demon Jack said:

Probably one of the more bizarre moments in club history here. 

 

At the end when they say the last quarter was the highest scoring in MFC history, I wonder if our scoring in the last quarter of the GF beat that record!

Edited by DeelightfulPlay
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 hours ago, The Mighty Demons said:

Here's a match I had great pleasure revisiting and editing.

Safe to say Maxy's come a long way in the last 12 years, and I'm not just talking about the beard!

Stay tuned, plenty more to come!

 

Wow they were really obsessed with how tall Gawn was geeze. Also how much does Mackenzie look like clarry even the same number!

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Demonland Forums  

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    SCRUTINY & RESILIENCE by Whispering Jack

    If the week when preseason training melds into scratch matches with other clubs, is the first marker for the beginning of a new season, then this has certainly been a torrid opener for the Melbourne Football Club in its campaign to remain a leading AFL premiership contender in 2024. The Demons were already under enormous scrutiny from the media and football’s fan base (including their own) after consecutive straight-sets finals exits, with Clayton Oliver’s well documented woes, the Joel Smi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 20

    Angus Brayshaw Forced into Retirement

    After 167 games including the drought breaking Premiership Angus Brayshaw has made the heart breaking decision to medically retire from football as a result of a series of serious head knocks over his nearly decade of footy. We wish Gus all the best and he'll always be a hero at Demonland. 😢

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 382

    PODCAST: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Tuesday, 20th February @ 8:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we dissect the Scratch Match loss to the Tigers and hopefully provide me with some free MFCSS therapy. You questions and comments are a huge part of our podcast so please post anything you want to ask or say below and we'll give you a shout out on the show. If you would like to leave us a voicemail please call 03 9016 3666 and don't worry no body answers so you don't have to talk to a

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 43

    PREGAME: Practice Match vs Carlton

    The Dees will play their final practice match before the start of the 2024 seasons against the Blues at Ikon Park. What are you wanting to see in this final hit out before the season proper? Will Clarry & Salo return to the side? 2024 AAMI Community Series | Carlton v Melbourne Date: Wednesday 28 February Time: 6:40pm (AEDT) Location: IKON Park | Wurundjeri

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 80

    POSTGAME: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Dees were outclassed and outmuscled in its first practice hit out for the 2024 season against the Tigers going down by 23 points at Casey Fields. 

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 286

    GAMEDAY: Match SIM vs Richmond

    It's Game Day and it's been 156 days since the Demons were bundled out of the finals in straight sets for the 2nd year in a row. Our redemption starts here. Remember it's only a practice match if we lose. Date: Sunday 18th Feb Location: Casey Fields Gate open: 9.30am Match commences: 10am Watch: Foxtel & Kayo Inclusions: Seven-quarter match simulation Signing opportunities Kids' activities Partner giveaways Demons Squad: 1. Steven May 2. Jacob Van Rooyen

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 402

    TRAINING: Saturday 17th February 2024

    On the eve of the Dees first practice match for the 2024 season a couple of Demonland Trackwatchers bring you their observations from today’s Captain’s Run at Gosch’s Paddock.  KEV MARTIN’S CAPTAIN’S RUN OBSERVATIONS Looks a a dress rehearsal Captain's run. 23 out doing drills.  Included is Will Verall, Kynan Brown, Bailey Laurie, Caleb Windsor, Blake Howes, Adam Tomlinson, Kade Chandler, Jack Billings and Josh Schache. Rehab include BBB, Tom Fullarton, TMac, AMW, Woey.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports

    PREGAME: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Demons will take to the field in their first hit out for 2024 against another team when they take on the Tigers at Casey Fields in a Scratch Match consisting of 7 "quarters". Melbourne vs Richmond Date: Sunday 18th Feb Location: Casey Fields Gate open: 9.30am Match commences: 10am Watch: Foxtel & Kayo Inclusions: Seven-quarter match simulation Signing opportunities Kids' activities Partner giveaways What are your expectations? What do you want to see from

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 130

    TRAINING: Monday 12th February 2024

    Clayton Oliver was integrated back into the main training group today for the first time in 2024 after completing a 2km time trial. FriendlyFellow, a new Demonland Trackwatcher hit Gosch's Paddock on a hot and windy morning to bring you his observations of the session. Disclaimer: Saw on the socials they were down at Gosch’s Paddock so headed down for a quick look. Little to no presence of other track watchers and no current live thread, so as a first time contributor, giving what the peopl

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports 6
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...