Jump to content

  • Podcast: Mid-Season Review 2022  

  • Podcast: Mid-Season Review 2022  

If we lose on Thursday


one_demon
 Share


Recommended Posts

26 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Save you a few Unc

we should catch a game in a Sports Bar

Indeed! Perhaps we'll be captured on social media!

I'm sure we would be fine ambassadors and role models.

  • Haha 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites


1 minute ago, layzie said:

Can't. Need to win, failure is not an option.

Nor is winning an option. 
There’s never an option, in the true sense of the word. 

That said, we really do need a win. Starting to forget what that feels like. 😑

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Nor is winning an option. 
There’s never an option, in the true sense of the word. 

That said, we really do need a win. Starting to forget what that feels like. 😑

Well there sort of is, players could strike. Extreme but it is an option. 

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I'm heading over to those parts next week SWYL, so don't drink the place dry !!!!!!

Here is the offer of a lifetime Uncle, I will be pleased to manage all operations management of the Manor whilst you are away. I promise to keep the place in excellent order and not get stuck into your special reserves of refreshments! 🤩

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

1 minute ago, layzie said:

Well there sort of is, players could strike. Extreme but it is an option. 

Got me on semantics, Layzie. 🙃

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, picket fence said:

Here is the offer of a lifetime Uncle, I will be pleased to manage all operations management of the Manor whilst you are away. I promise to keep the place in excellent order and not get stuck into your special reserves of refreshments! 🤩

Very decent of you picket, however, I must respectfully decline your generous offer.

( I have concerns that you may get stuck into things other than my refreshments)

  • Haha 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, Bitter but optimistic said:

Very decent of you picket, however, I must respectfully decline your generous offer.

( I have concerns that you may get stuck into things other than my refreshments)

Nothing could be further from the truth Uncle! I have been described as the epitome of a absolute gentleman of high standing!

  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Nothing could be further from the truth Uncle! I have been described as the epitome of a absolute gentleman of high standing!

Your mum’s opinion doesn’t count 

  • Haha 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Remember when the minor premiership was a poisoned chalice? That turned out ok.

What matters is that we can be there deep in September, and that we are in good enough shape to really challenge.

Cant wait for Thursday night. I expect to see a lot of you there!

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

9 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

Remember when the minor premiership was a poisoned chalice? That turned out ok.

What matters is that we can be there deep in September, and that we are in good enough shape to really challenge.

Cant wait for Thursday night. I expect to see a lot of you there!

Don't hold your breath.

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

Meaningless stat in isolation as they presented it, but it does show how hard it is to reverse form.

If we continue to lose, we'll be similar to Dees of 2004-2006 where we were top four for most of those seasons but had a period in the second half of the year where we capitulated and lost 4+ games in a row. We bowed out earlier than we should've those years, especially 2004 where we were top of the ladder heading into Round 18 but lost every game thereafter to finish fifth and lose an elimination final to eighth placed Bombers.

Let's hope the short bye break gave the players a chance to reset and we can get back on track. The talent is still out there even with injuries, just need to switch on mentally and bring the intensity.

Agree it is just another meaningless statistic, and by the sound of it but even properly researched. 
How about no team that has  won only one flag after   for 57 years has ever won the next after being 10-0 then 10-3.  Does that actually mean anything?

We are a very different team and a very different club than 2004-2006 with an unrecognisable culture change. 
Reset and advance.  GO DEES. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, monoccular said:

Agree it is just another meaningless statistic, and by the sound of it but even properly researched. 
How about no team that has  won only one flag after   for 57 years has ever won the next after being 10-0 then 10-3.  Does that actually mean anything?

We are a very different team and a very different club than 2004-2006 with an unrecognisable culture change. 
Reset and advance.  GO DEES. 

Will your opinion be the same if we lose on Thursday mono?

  • Thinking 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

37 minutes ago, Jontee said:

I'll do my nut.....

 

24 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

One or both?

Language is ever evolving. What made sense in the past makes a different or no sense , now.  Although, as always, context is everything.

It is a fascinating subject.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I may need to start taking down some of the red and blue paraphernalia from the front of the house.

(Except, of course, for the Haymes painted heritage facade. That's permanent, until Council comes a-knockin'.)

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If we lose this week we run the risk of becoming a forgotten premiership winning team. It will be spoken of and remembered fondly by Dees fans, but ultimately it was done in Perth and it won’t mean as much. 

I can see a very real possibility of us losing this week and finishing outside the 4, I’m not trying to be pessimistic here but three weeks in a row we’ve had good leads that have evaporated to nothing. We’ve had a dysfunctional forward line for most of the year, these are issues that have not shown any signs of being rectified. On current form you have to tip the Lions for this week and it’s on the coaching staff and players to dig themselves out of this funk. 

We can do it, I felt similarly late last season and the GWS loss ended up being the tonic the team needed. 

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...