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Ummm, just checking: do we know for sure that the men weren't present?

As to the men's engagement with the women, Ben Brown says hullo, as does Jake Lever of the 'watching the GF' footage. And the footage of much of the team watching the (I think) AFLW6 GF.

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34 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Ummm, just checking: do we know for sure that the men weren't present?

As to the men's engagement with the women, Ben Brown says hullo, as does Jake Lever of the 'watching the GF' footage. And the footage of much of the team watching the (I think) AFLW6 GF.

Yes, they were training at the time. Ben Brown is the exception. Some of them were obviously away at that time of year, but how many of our players made the effort to go to the prelim? Because I can only remember seeing Viney who was sitting with his dad (no issue with that) in the opposition stand section.

If our male and female players had a strong connection we’d see a lot more of it. On social media, at finals, across the club media. 

If they can’t even get the basics right - show up for a farewell of the captain and a legend - then there’s clearly not the level of unity the club should be trying to foster. It might be two very well run programs but they’ll miss out if it’s not one unified club.

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On 1/19/2023 at 10:16 AM, BDA said:

she should have been all australian last year. 

Libby Birch makes awful decisions under pressure and her kicking lets her down. Solid defensive efforts. If you know much about her personality, and the reasons she left the Dogs, and the TV crew she had follow her around making documentaries, you wouldn’t think she was Captain material 

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Interestingly, I actually remember reading/hearing Daisy talking about the connection between the women's and men's programs being something that she and the club were working on improving. Not that she was saying it was bad, just that it was something that they should work to evolve, with things returning to a level of stability with Covid. It was pretty important to keep separation between the lists for a few years there, so I can see there being lingering effects of that. I recall there being several events involving both teams before that (training, social stuff), but there's been significant list turnover in that time. The constant up-in-the-air nature of the women's season and the fact that they're not contracted for the vast majority of the year probably doesn't help. The contact hours they have with the club are limited and really need to be maximised carefully for on-field success - though the new CBA for Season 7 did allow players more scope to attend the club more often, which was great and I'm sure taken full advantage of, with great results on-field.

It really has been a pretty hectic few years at club land, so I can see how this stuff isn't top of mind. From a fan perspective, though, I reckon we do the "one club" mentality increasingly well... But I don't get the sense that there's been much opportunity for cross-program exchange from a playing group perspective. Or even that it's something that (most) members/fans might value? Maybe some Demonlanders will get an insight at Family Day, assuming both teams will be in attendance. It's still pretty new territory, really.

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hard to find words to express my feelings. she is an amazing person, has and will inspire countless generations and has set the foundation for years of success at the demons

what a leader. hopefully we name our BnF after her 

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On 1/19/2023 at 6:39 PM, Deebauched said:

I knew this would happen.,lol

I wasnt being tongue in cheek. What did i say that wasnt accurate. Pierce is quite a good commentator but ive never seen her play but that goes for most of the footy public.

what did you say that wasn’t accurate? i haven’t got all day but i’ll help you out a little, you said AFLW players are lauded as amazing athletes which rarely happens in comparison to the mens. then you said they are lauded as legends and every article us the same which is so incorrect it’s not even worth expanding on. 

Then you say you haven’t seen her play! wow. what are you even doing on this thread?

and the few articles pumping up womens footy, why do you think that is? maybe coz women have only been able to play footy for a decade whereas men have had it for over a century. and they still cop heaps of [censored] about it for no reason from insecure men

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

what did you say that wasn’t accurate? i haven’t got all day but i’ll help you out a little, you said AFLW players are lauded as amazing athletes which rarely happens in comparison to the mens. then you said they are lauded as legends and every article us the same which is so incorrect it’s not even worth expanding on. 

Then you say you haven’t seen her play! wow. what are you even doing on this thread?

and the few articles pumping up womens footy, why do you think that is? maybe coz women have only been able to play footy for a decade whereas men have had it for over a century. and they still cop heaps of [censored] about it for no reason from insecure men

The women's game is more important than many realise. Anyone with young daughters who love footy would tell you that. It's improving every year, and is increasing the participation rate amongst girls, who eventually become women invested in AFL, and in turn the Demons.  

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I grew up invested in the Dees (third gen) but slowly lost interest in the AFL as it became apparent I wasn't truly welcome.  Time passed and I found my way back to the game as the AFLW gained more prominence.  Despite that, I probably watch more AFLM. 

One thing that continues to bug me is the inequality of attention between the AFLM and the AFLW.  They both are riveting, if you watch.  However, a lot of people seem to perceive AFLM as the only legitimate expression of the sport, which is quite frustrating (even if it is their loss).

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Daisy is the football equivalent of the Get Smart character Simon the Likeable. (The tennis equivalent was/is Ash Barty.)

Who doesn't love Daisy? She's charming, intelligent ... [insert other adjectives here]. However I'm glad she has decided to retire. She was pretty much cooked as a player. Shame she's going to the puddy tatts though.

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Winners at last said:

Daisy is the football equivalent of the Get Smart character Simon the Likeable. (The tennis equivalent was/is Ash Barty.)

Who doesn't love Daisy? She's charming, intelligent ... [insert other adjectives here]. However I'm glad she has decided to retire. She was pretty much cooked as a player. Shame she's going to the puddy tatts though.

 

 

 

Hopefully that’s for some outside coaching experience and that she returns home as an assistant coach and eventually Coach of the Dees AFLW team.

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26 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

The move to Geelong will be the best experience she can get, especially if the coaching path is something she wants to go down in.

Absolutely and I hope she takes all that IP with her when she returns to Demonland. 

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On 2/24/2023 at 10:02 AM, BDA said:

Agent Pearce at work

And still so, evidently! Check out 'Galleries' at the bottom of the Club website: Why else would that photo be singled out and posted, in a space normally pure Dees?! 😎😉

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5 hours ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

And still so, evidently! Check out 'Galleries' at the bottom of the Club website: Why else would that photo be singled out and posted, in a space normally pure Dees?! 😎😉

I saw that too - so random!

(I'm assuming it was some kind of glitch, but I like your conspiratorial thinking)

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On 1/20/2023 at 4:05 PM, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Libby Birch makes awful decisions under pressure and her kicking lets her down. Solid defensive efforts. If you know much about her personality, and the reasons she left the Dogs, and the TV crew she had follow her around making documentaries, you wouldn’t think she was Captain material 

You have seen Harmes play havn't you?

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To be honest seeing Daisie in Cats colours creeped me out and has no place on our website. Is that to harsh.!!

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6 hours ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

What's she holding for goodness sake?

Obviously some kind of top-secret intel that will hold the key to the Dees' success when she gets back here.

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