Jump to content

  • Podcast: Mid-Season Review 2022  

  • Podcast: Mid-Season Review 2022  

CASEY: Rd 08 vs North Melbourne



Recommended Posts

3 minutes ago, sue said:

Not being able to get to more than 1 game a year if I'm lucky, I can only watch on TV.  I am pretty neutral on Weid but one thing stands out on TV and was visible again in today's game.  When an opponent has the ball coming out of defence and Weid can see that he won't cut his run off, he makes no effort to do so.  Weid is probably right, he'd wouldn't effect the player 99 times out of 100.  But surely he should always go at him. 

All our forwards show intense defensive pressure when they don’t have the ball: if Weed doesn’t find this he will not progress. Sadly. He has good skills. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


18 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Doesn't matter what Weid does, some Demolanders will smack him for something that they perceive he didn't do.

Weid has 10 marks and 20 hitouts, Demoland: 'Oh but he just doesn't hit the scoreboard!'

Weid has 6 goals, Demonland: 'Oh but he just doesn't do enough other stuff!'

Far out.

No it's not what Weid does it's how he goes about it, for christ's sake we did beat, a side that's won two games I would like Weid to succeed but he needs to attack the pill as if he is going to hurt someone and chase the same when he is not in the contest.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

32 minutes ago, Old Bear said:

That’s not old

Old is when you remember John Peck and Graeme Arthur

Hey, watch your mouth.....(they were on my bubble gum cards)

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

5 minutes ago, Axis of Bob said:

I haven’t seen the game yet, but it may be worth noting that Weideman had the most tackles of any player for Casey today.

The afl website had him for one tackle. Bedford had 6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

44 minutes ago, Old Bear said:

That’s not old

Old is when you remember John Peck and Graeme Arthur

What about John Northy and Graeme Yates?

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

24 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Doesn't matter what Weid does, some Demolanders will smack him for something that they perceive he didn't do.

Weid has 10 marks and 20 hitouts, Demoland: 'Oh but he just doesn't hit the scoreboard!'

Weid has 6 goals, Demonland: 'Oh but he just doesn't do enough other stuff!'

Far out.

I don't know about others, but when I'm watching Casey games, I'm looking at how a players' performance translates at AFL level. All the observations about Weid were fair. He's still not strong at the contest. His second efforts are poor. Why do you think that Tmac has been preferred?

Anyone who watched the game would have come away thinking that JVR is more worthy of promotion than Weid.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Maldonboy38 said:

There is a genuine risk we could lose players like Bedford, Tomlinson, Daw, Laurie etc... if we are not careful. They all look easily AFL standard each week and should be playing somewhere, maybe in a team that is developing or rebuilding. Dunstan and Weideman are curious to me - why they both chose to come/stay at the Dees when they are genuine starters in other teams. 

Watching the 1st episode of the AFL draft show on Netflix Dunstan wasn't getting a real lot of interest from other clubs.
One was flirting with the idea until we offered him the gig.
He took it.

Weid mighta just backed himself to get infront of Tmac and play with his mates in a premiership side.
Seems his teammates love him as they tend to get around him when he plays well.
Reckon they want him there.
 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks KC and all posters, that was a great win by Casey and another great percentage booster. I am getting seriously bullish about our depth players and newbies.

How long since we kicked 177 points KC?

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, mo64 said:

I don't know about others, but when I'm watching Casey games, I'm looking at how a players' performance translates at AFL level. All the observations about Weid were fair. He's still not strong at the contest. His second efforts are poor. Why do you think that Tmac has been preferred?

Anyone who watched the game would have come away thinking that JVR is more worthy of promotion than Weid.

Sounds like Weid will be immediately delisted then.

Thanks for the insight.

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Ok.

Also though, he had 6 goals, 19 disposals, 6 marks and 3 clearances today. Good on him.

Just don't understand why the focus always has to be negative with Weid.

Doubtless because people had high hopes for him and he is yet to deliver at that level.  

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

Just now, sue said:

Doubtless because people had high hopes for him and he is yet to deliver at that level.  

Don't disagree on that, but if those people haven't readjusted their expectations by now then that's their problem.

Had a good game today, hope he takes some confidence from it.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Weideman’s career is tracking similarly to Taberner from the Dockers. He’s a good player but won’t ever be a superstar. 6 goals and 20 disposals is a good game in the wind even if North is a rabble. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Watched the whole game at Arden Street - first personal look at the VFL side this season. Notwithstanding the quality of the opposition, the things that stood out to me were:

- JVR: echo much of what is said here. Has speed, hits up hard, good below his knees, plays a team game with smart handball, watches the ball, competes strongly whatever his position in the contest, good smarts, hands and nice kick. They may want to have a look at him at senior level if he can produce consistently. Definitely excited about this guy.

- Bedford: everywhere, linking up, tackling, and the blistering speed, plus some good finishes - too good for this level.

- Dunstan: also too good for this level, doing in on the bit - excellent in traffic and good disposal (the knock on him at St Kilda)

- Weid: On the positive, worked hard (as always), crumbed a few, and noticeably, to me at least, he was launching in packs - if he could clunk half the ones he gets good hands on he would be a champ, plus still pushed off the ball a bit too easy, although not as much as last season. Its the same knock on him... Not have Mitch Brown in the forward line gave him much better looks IMO.

- Laurie: agree with the Spargo comparison but probably quicker, cleaner, better kick? Very skilled.

- Majak: had a picnic today, sentimentally, be good to see him get a game at AFL level, but obviously not as a result of injuries to Max or Jackson - a rest for Max at some stage???

- Woewodin, Deakin Smith, McVee, Rosman all did some good things.

Noticeable overall was the tackle intensity, strength around the ball. At the last huddle Corrigan was continually reinforcing the 'play your role' mantra.

 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

And to think that we can thank the AFL for changing the rules so that clubs couldn’t match the bids for NGA players in the top 20 of the AFL draft because we might have taken Mac Andrew instead of Jacob Van Rooyen!

Who is Mac Andrew?

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

Zero second efforts is unnecessarily harsh re Weid.  Indeed one of his goals today came from just that.  Im not a huge fan of where he is in his seventh season but he was involved around the ground, bagged 6 and certainly played his role.

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think this will be development year at Casey for JVR.  With TMc and Ben Brown contracted until end 2024 and both in their 30's easily by then best to ease him in. No rush.  Another good pre season will see him in good stead for a few games or more nest season.   The club long term would be looking at him, Luke Jackson, Weid and Fritter to be the base of our taller forwards going forward. Fritter plays small and tall.

No doubt we will be looking at recruiting another over the next couple of years.

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

Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Freddy Fuschia said:

Who is Mac Andrew?

Have not seen Mac play any footy this year but I have seen JVR and he will be playing a lot of AFL footy for us.

Very happy he is a Demon.

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

28 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Have not seen Mac play any footy this year but I have seen JVR and he will be playing a lot of AFL footy for us.

Very happy he is a Demon.

And so say all of us.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Bailey Laurie is a small forward (creative half forward) in my view and today showed his ability.  A goal from 55 and another smart snap showed his love for a goal.  Probably shapes as a backup to Spargo at this stage.  But he again is another player who could step up to AFL level if required.  

Yep, once he has the fitness i think Laurie might be edging Spargo out of the side. 

  • Haha 1
  • Facepalm 1
  • Thinking 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I watched majority of the game.

There has certainly been some commentary around Weids game compared to Van Rooyen. 

From my perspective, today was Weid just being in the right spots at the right time and took his chances when it presented in front of goal. Though, there were times he could have taken an easy contested mark against a much smaller opponent, but yet his greater weakness was evident and failed to take advantage of this once again. Like he would fly for those marks and you'd think it would be an easy mark but it just either bounce off his hand or he'd attempt a double grab.

I tried to watch for more defensive pressure but it was a bit non existent except for one act which resulted with a goal.

Van Rooyens game was complete opposite to Weid. One of the biggest surprise for me was his defensive pressure. It wasn't just getting a tackle but his ability to use his presence and bash his body around thr packs and stoppages. Stark different to Weid who doesn't really display any of this whether that's VFL or AFL. 

Van Rooyen has more of a presence in the air. I've watched a few games where he's got that ability to draw defenders and crash packs in the way of Josh Kennedy from WC.

His contested marking is elite for his age. He took advantage of the ariel work today and took this huge contested clunk over two north defenders out of no where. It was very impressive.

His follow up work and cleanliness below knees was evident as well because he set up a number of goals just being able to pick up thr clean ball and dish it off to a play in a much better position close to goal.

Weids form at AFL level wasn't really that bad but on today's display I think he may be behind McDonald and Van Rooyen.

There is no rush for JVR to play senior footy even though I'd have him in the team in a heart beat. But he'd be my next in line for selection if McDonald, Brown and Jackson were to miss through injury.

Edited by dazzledavey36
  • Like 1
  • Love 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Doesn't matter what Weid does, some Demolanders will smack him for something that they perceive he didn't do.

Weid has 10 marks and 20 hitouts, Demoland: 'Oh but he just doesn't hit the scoreboard!'

Weid has 6 goals, Demonland: 'Oh but he just doesn't do enough other stuff!'

Far out.

Probably because he doesn't do it in the senior side.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also I was very impressed with Taj Woewodin and Deakyn Smith.

Both are incredibly well balanced and poised with ball in hands. Smith could become a handy future AFL player off half back with his speed and ability to shut down opposition smalls.

Taj barely missed a target by foot. He really weights his kicks with penetration and links up well through thr midfield. Has a smart football brain and I reckon he's closer to a debut then most think. Doing everything right at VFL and we have a great young prospect on hand.

  • Like 1
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.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    JUNGLE KINGS by George On The Outer

    The top of the table Brisbane Lions came into their game against Melbourne thinking they were kings of the AFL Jungle. However, by game’s end they were shown to be toothless, as the rampant Demons gave them a lesson about the exact level you have to be at to justify that mantle.  The first quarter saw Brisbane squander some easy chances in front of goal, which kept Melbourne within striking distance and, as a result, the Lions led by a mere goal. Of course, it could have been so much d

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    A STEP FORWARD? by The Oracle

    The winds of change have blown through the Melbourne Football Club over the past month or so as the team previously known for applying relentless pressure on opponents dramatically fell from its pedestal to a low not seen for some three years. This is a team that had the luxury of going through last season with one of the healthiest lists in the competition. And that health was not only reflected in a weekly injury list that revealed very few key players missing, but importantly, even fewer

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    HUMBLE PIE by George on the Outer

    Seventeen wins in a row followed by a trio of losses.  The invincible Demon juggernaut was simply humbled by the Pies in that third loss, as once again they gave up an early three goal plus lead, to be over-run in the end. Is it loading? Perhaps. Is it the loss of players? Perhaps More likely, they are a combination of the two. Certainly, we have seen the side take an early lead in all of these games only to fade as reflected on the scoreboard where Melbourne has been outscored

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    EARLY FREEZE by KC from Casey

    If the publicity ahead of Queens Birthday Monday was all about the Big Freeze and the game to follow the pre-game entertainment then the hardy group that braved the country’s cold snap to travel out to the windy plains beyond Cranbourne were given an early taste of what was to come in the Casey's big 52-point win over Collingwood VFL. The day started well with the Demons comprehensively beating the VFLW Magpies in the curtain-raiser elimination final and then their male counterparts donned

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THE CURSE by Norm Smith’s Ghost

    Melbourne’s fortunes took a dramatic turn for the worst on the day the Anthony Albanese was elected as Prime Minister. Since that fateful day, Steven May pinged his hamstring early in the match against the Dockers, Harry Petty came off the ground in consecutive games feeling the worse for wear, it was revealed that Tom McDonald’s foot was in messy shape, the Herald Sun exclusively reported that two years ago, Demon committee members exchanged emails critical of the team after it lost a game by 5

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    BANGED UP by George On The Outer

    Melbourne v Sydney. City v City. Two top eight sides fighting for finals spots.  Sydney having beaten the Demons in ten of their last twelve encounters.    In what would turn out to be one of the most hotly contested games for the club in 2022, the physical damage to players was probably the deciding factor in the end.   Once again, Melbourne lost Tom McDonald pre-game to a yet unspecified foot injury.  More importantly was how much his work up the ground and bullocking influ

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    TEN by KC from Casey

    The slippery surface of the MCG was a minor detail for the Casey Demons as they waltzed away from the Sydney Swans to record their tenth win on end in their Saturday afternoon curtain raiser. The Demons conceded the first goal of the game before recording the next three (two to Sam Weideman) to hold a 16 point lead at the first break before the Swans pegged that back to a mere three points at half time. Casey dominated the third term with four goals to nil and thereafter the Swans’ resistan

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THE COMEBACK by Whispering Jack

    How will Melbourne react to losing a game after such a long time since tasting defeat? That question is on everybody’s lips after the complete collapse of the team in the second half against Fremantle last week. When Bayley Fritsch missed his shot at goal 23 minutes into the second term, the Demons were 30 points ahead but from that point onward they were comprehensively overwhelmed as their structures fell apart all over the park. Unlike what occurred on a number of occasions during their

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SURVIVAL MODE by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons managed to survive a day of challenges that in many ways mirrored their AFL counterpart Narrm from the previous day but Casey emerged undefeated from their Round 10 encounter with Frankston at Skybus Stadium. Like the Demon seniors they were undermanned and lost players due to late withdrawals, went through an arm wrestle in the first quarters, took over the game in the second to set up a big lead before a late goal gave hope to their opponent and limped through a last half

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    DEES-MANTLED by George On The Outer

    Well the streak has finally ended, but in the worst possible way, when Fremantle absolutely dismantled Melbourne to record an emphatic 38 point win. This ended the 17 game winning streak of the Demons, but worse to report was that Melbourne led the game by nearly 5 goals in the second quarter, before the Dockers banged through 10 straight goals. In fact they kicked 13 goals to 1 from that point just before half time. So what happened?  Melbourne aren’t accustomed

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    DISMANTLE by The Oracle

    The Flagmantle dynasty has been in train for less than half a season but on Saturday evening at the MCG its hopes are set to be derailed when it meets the team from Narrm. If you’re still living back in the days before the start of the 2022 AFL season then my opening comment probably makes very little sense. This is because very few people had heard of Narrm at the time and most folk could not then have anticipated the AFL’s early season rise of the Fremantle Dockers whose fans went into r

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE CALM OF NARRM by George On The Outer

    In a fitting opening to the Doug Nicholls Round, the haunting voice of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu spread calm around a near empty, misty Docklands stadium. Meanwhile, the Narrm players, quietly warming up pre-game, seemed to take on the same calmness for their upcoming task against North Melbourne.   Sure, this was the top of the ladder premiership side playing the lowly cellar dweller, but this Demons side is now one who just quietly go about their job, and slowly ever so slowly and ca

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...