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11 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

Well last year we had an incredible comeback against the cats on their Turf to cement top spot and secure double chance.

We didn't finish on top this year but it's similar the way we absolutely demolished the lions on their turf ro secure a double chance.

Just like last year 2 wins and we are in the granny.

The way we played against the lions, I would not want to have to play us.

We have done better than last year imho or at least as well, because of the injuries and protocols  one after another to our backline.

Salem, Lever, Hibberd, Petty and May have all had issues at various times and so our defence never really got to gel and be consistent. 

Well it seems to  fine now.

We are back to having zip injuries barring poor Tmac and peaking at the right time.

Even Milkshake has put his hand up and said he's back and showed that the blues game wasn't just a lucky one. He played well against the lions too.

Can't wait to beat swans on the Mcg.

Well said. Any player who is at risk of complacency, just needs to have a quick glance over at Hunt or Milkshake to reset themselves! 

 

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3 minutes ago, old dee said:

It has been a very good year  when you finish second on the ladder. We line up for finals at the G for the first time since 2018. The major negative for me was the lack of day games. Now I know it is all about ratings for the club sponsors and our finances however on a purely personal level it is very difficult for me to get to night games now.  So I have been relegated to the box. 

Support from the box counts for those that can’t make it. All part of the Demon spirit that will make its way to the G. 
 

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4 minutes ago, old dee said:

It has been a very good year  when you finish second on the ladder. We line up for finals at the G for the first time since 2018. The major negative for me was the lack of day games. Now I know it is all about ratings for the club sponsors and our finances however on a purely personal level it is very difficult for me to get to night games now.  So I have been relegated to the box. 

I can understand what you're saying as I prefer day games, too, but I'll take a season like this with mostly night games over mostly day games when we lose more than we win, even if that means having to watch many of them on TV.

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3 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

2nd on the ladder, 16-6, led in 5 of our 6 losses by at least 4 goals and was within a goal in the other with only 10 minutes to play. Really only blown out in one game (Freo at the G) - it has been a remarkable season!

And only because our 2021 was marginally better, do we view the 2022 season through a potentially more negative lens.

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1 hour ago, A F said:

And only because our 2021 was marginally better, do we view the 2022 season through a potentially more negative lens.

I reckon this is true - we were the best in the comp by an absolute mile last year. Don't have to be as dominant as last year to still be the best team!

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I can understand what you're saying as I prefer day games, too, but I'll take a season like this with mostly night games over mostly day games when we lose more than we win, even if that means having to watch many of them on TV.

I will this week  be attempting to conquer the on line ticket system and get to the first game. Only thing that will prevent me is level 4.

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1 hour ago, A F said:

And only because our 2021 was marginally better, do we view the 2022 season through a potentially more negative lens.

Evidently coping with expectation appears to be easier for professional athletes than it does for amateur supporters.

I think we’ve handled ourselves pretty well. I think the club was exploring ways of winning based on ‘differing’ levels of effort for a lot of the season. That in itself says a lot about how well we are travelling as a club, and the quality of players we have. The real season starts now.

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I might have it a little bit wrong but since 30th July 2020 

42 wins 1 draw 13 losses

that is pretty damn good

definitely the correct time to follow the Dees

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52 minutes ago, old dee said:

I will this week  be attempting to conquer the on line ticket system and get to the first game. Only thing that will prevent me is level 4.

Hope it goes smoothly for you OD. You're a VIP and we need you there! 

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Great thread Layzie.  I'm enjoying the veil of positivity!

Amazing season, so hard to go back to back especially after an emotionally draining flag. We had the hardest draw and every team wanting to knock us off and plenty of unfit/injured players.

Goody and the coaches must be applauded for preparing the squad over preseason. Mentally showing up this year was so important. If we lost the first two games of the season we may have just squeezed into the 8! 

After the Freo and Lions results I am feeling confident Goody and the team have us where they want us and we are ready to go!

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52 minutes ago, layzie said:

Hope it goes smoothly for you OD. You're a VIP and we need you there! 

No not a VIP layzie just a long time supporter / Member.

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If we don't win the ultimate prize it will be cold comfort, but I rate this seasons H&A as better than leat year.  Shorter comparative preseason, more injury impact and a much harder draw and still only 1.5 wins less is a wonderful achievement.  

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57 minutes ago, Vipercrunch said:

If we don't win the ultimate prize it will be cold comfort, but I rate this seasons H&A as better than leat year.  Shorter comparative preseason, more injury impact and a much harder draw and still only 1.5 wins less is a wonderful achievement.  

And the fact that two of our best wins of the season have come in the last four weeks.

And the fact that we've had a brutal last 4 weeks as opposed to last year's last month where we had the struggling Gold Coast, West Coast and Adelaide.

It's a very good achievement. 

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7 hours ago, A F said:

And only because our 2021 was marginally better, do we view the 2022 season through a potentially more negative lens.

Yep, excluding 2021 this is the best season I've seen in all my years following the Demons. I think we went 16-6 in 1990 but finished 4th in an elimination final.

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