Jump to content

Discussion on recent allegations about the use of illicit drugs in football is forbidden
  • IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    Posting unsubstantiated rumours on this website is strictly forbidden.

    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 issue of illicit drugs in footy, 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.


Trade Rumours 2023


Nascent

Recommended Posts

If as reported we are not trading anybody and potentially have room in our cap to spare, why wouldn’t you take Nick Haynes from GWS who has reportedly 1 year on his contract in exchange for GWS first pick (#6)? 

Im not sure if GWS have cap issues but surely it’d be worth it if we have cap to spare for the year and it would be unspent otherwise. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, chookrat said:

I especially like it when journo's quote each other as 'sources'.  I reckon there would be merit in a blog that scrutinises AFL journo's, kind of like the media watch program.

Yeah the great line they always use is " the player X to club y talk just won't go away" . That's because they are the ones who keep talking about it to fill airtime, after just usually making up the rumour or getting it off a fan forum in the first place.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 minutes ago, Robbie57 said:

FWIW, I think both Gawn and May replacements (break the glass options) should be younger players who they can steward into the team. I think the reverse is true for a KPF. Is lynch too much like JVR (a worry if his is still in a boot)? We need a BBB (TMac) replacement big leading forward that frees up the rest of the forward line as threats.  

Its a shame JJ is likely to leave, he will do well at Sydney. 

I get the concern/interest in planning for life without Gawn and May in 2-3 years time but that has to be a distant second to winning premierships in the next 2-3 years. 

Maximise outcomes now, draft sensibly and remain an attractive club for free agents and we can stay in the top third for  a long time just like Geelong, Sydney and others. 

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The club's trading & drafting strategy has been really clearly communicated over the last 4-5 years. They will assess the chips they have to play with and then work on scenarios that make us better overall than what we were on the first of October. 

Draft picks: 4, 15, 23, 34

Players seeking a move (as reported): Grundy, Harmes, Jordan 

If the Blues are happy to offload Harry I can see a deal where a pick from Sydney and one of ours facilitates an outcome.

I'd have thought Grundy and a first round pick for a 200cm 25 year old key forward who averages 2 goals a game makes us better?

  • Like 3
  • Thinking 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, 58er said:

Rjay join WWSW under that rock. Darren Jolly  was freely given permission to go to the a Swans from none other than The Reverend ND as he believed we didn't need a second ruck to help Jeff White. Worst decision by ND IMOpinion. 

That's not my memory and Im happy to be corrected, but Jolly cracked it due to ND playing Jamar in front of him late in the season and looked to leave at season end.

 

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Vipercrunch said:

Hindsight is 20:20, but Lobb should have been our choice last year instead of Grundy.  A second pure ruck (who we now all know can't play forward) made no sense for us, and a forward ruck made even less sense for the Bulldogs.  I would have backed us to get far more out of Lobb than the Bullgods did, and even there he still had some good games.  I expect its now 12 months too late for him to be a signifacant recruit for us though.

Yes, hindsight is 20/20.

With 20/20 vision, I have no idea why you would want to take Rory Lobb. He’s horrendously inconsistent, doesn’t work hard enough and isn’t tough enough.

  • Like 6
  • Clap 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites


1 hour ago, Vipercrunch said:

Hindsight is 20:20, but Lobb should have been our choice last year instead of Grundy.  A second pure ruck (who we now all know can't play forward) made no sense for us, and a forward ruck made even less sense for the Bulldogs.  I would have backed us to get far more out of Lobb than the Bullgods did, and even there he still had some good games.  I expect its now 12 months too late for him to be a signifacant recruit for us though.

I watched of few doggies games this year. He was dreadful. His attempts at contesting were truly pathetic. If Sam Weideman got on your nerves this guy would make your head explode. 

  • Like 5
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re. Tom Lynch, I saw him a couple of weeks ago walking VERY gingerly in a moon boot.

This is what Richmond said about him way back in early July;

 “However, they confirmed on Thursday night that the 30-year-old would have a further operation on his foot and miss the rest of the campaign….

We have monitored the bone throughout the season, and the healing process has been slow” 

  • Like 4
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Tom Lynch is definitely not recovering as well as expected from his foot issue. Take that to the bank.

Again..... can we avoid foot issues,  especially if well known and documented. 

They seldom get 'better' ..  and when do..   somehow the afflicted never seems quite the same..  

Computer says NO

 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
  • Vomit 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Again..... can we avoid foot issues,  especially if well known and documented. 

They seldom get 'better' ..  and when do..   somehow the afflicted never seems quite the same..  

Computer says NO

 

We could ask the Richmond foot medico... wait on he's a Richmond player... he'll be fine

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can people please stop bring Lynch into trade discussions please, his tummy is full (2x Premierships) and won't recover from his foot issues.

900k- 1m on a player who will be sitting in the stands like Grundy, please!

All we will be doing is topping up his super.

Edited by YesitwasaWin4theAges
  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not a rumour, just an easy target: jackson hately. Was on trade radio pleading his case and daresay there wouldn’t be many fighting for his signature. Nothing particular flashy about him but with JJ and Dunstan out I think he could be easily sold on playing for Casey as a low contract player. Need to keep shape in the reserves, can’t develop players without some guys taking the hits, and can’t see us drafting an inside mid so would be a good stop gap. 

  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, The end is nigh said:

Not a rumour, just an easy target: jackson hately. Was on trade radio pleading his case and daresay there wouldn’t be many fighting for his signature. Nothing particular flashy about him but with JJ and Dunstan out I think he could be easily sold on playing for Casey as a low contract player. Need to keep shape in the reserves, can’t develop players without some guys taking the hits, and can’t see us drafting an inside mid so would be a good stop gap. 

Dreadful player 

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


Fritsch isn’t the brute like Mackay, Lynch et al but by hell he’s our most prolific scorer and is quite simply ‘the man’ in our FF line. 
We missed him for a chunk due to injury and it clearly impacted the team negatively. 
 

Personally, I can’t see the massive difference a guy like Mackay or Lynch would make on top of another year into JVR and particularly if Petty will remain forward  

Unless we haven’t decided that Petty is a permanent forward and will go back. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, Jeremy said:

So now Oliver is gettable 

No , not really,. Just the wet dreaming of dysfuntional media hacks

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

10 minutes ago, Jeremy said:

So now Oliver is gettable 

Wouldn't have thought so.

For us to even contemplate it Oliver would have to showing Hogan-like concerns.

Even then, we would need to get 2 x top 5 picks.

Twomey doesn't make stuff up so the only thing I would take out of this is clubs are asking. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Nascent said:

Wouldn't have thought so.

For us to even contemplate it Oliver would have to showing Hogan-like concerns.

Even then, we would need to get 2 x top 5 picks.

Twomey doesn't make stuff up so the only thing I would take out of this is clubs are asking. 

It was actually Riley Beveridge that said it. Twomey was beside him but I was only listening, not watching, so didn't see his reaction. 

  • 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.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Demonland Forums  

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    TRAINING: Friday 19th April 2024

    They are out for a run just as it starts raining. It didn't last long, ended up a reasonable session weather wise.  Light duties, BBB, rehab Farris-White, Melky, Salem and Spargo, all with private trainers. They are all playing soccer, huge amount of noise. 36-40 (difficult to get a count) in the main squad, biggest I've seen it in ages. Choco is barking out the orders. Goody has intense body language as he observes. Bowey in a lime green cap (no contact), and in the sim

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports

    ICEBREAKER by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons have broken the ice for season 2024 with a pulsating come-from-behind victory over Port Melbourne in which it took the lead for the first time at the halfway mark of the final quarter. The game played in mild Autumn conditions in neutral territory at Kinetic Park, Frankston, never reached great heights in standard but it proved gripping in character at the end at the Casey Demons overcame the Borough to win by 15 points after trailing badly early in the second half.  P

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    MAULED by Whispering Jack

    The writing was on the wall from the very first bounce of the football. The big men went up, Max Gawn more often than not, decisively won the ruck hit out and invariably a Brisbane Lions onballer either won the battle on the ground or halved the contest and they went at it repeatedly until they finally won out. Melbourne managed the first goal from Alex Neal-Bullen but after that the visitors shut out every area of Demon presence around the ground except in the ruck duels. It was a mauling.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports 4

    PREGAME: Rd 07 vs Richmond

    The Demons have a bye next week and have a 13 day break before they return to the MCG on ANZAC Eve to take on the Tigers. Who comes in and who goes out?

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 198

    PODCAST: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Monday, 15th April @ 8:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we analyse the Demons loss at the MCG against the Lions in the Round 05. 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 human. Listen & Chat LIV

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 53

    VOTES: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    Last week Christian Petracca retook the outright lead in the Demonland Player of the Year Award from Max Gawn, Steven May, Alex Neal-Bullen & Jack Viney. Your votes for the loss against the Lions. 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 44

    POSTGAME: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The Demons 4 game winning streak has come to an end after a disappointing loss against the Brisbane Lions at the MCG going down by 22 points. 

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 505

    GAMEDAY: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    It's Game Day & Demons have a great opportunity to win their fifth game on the trot and go into the bye with 5 wins and one loss when they take on the Brisbane Lions at the MCG on the Thursday night big stage.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 833

    TRAINING: Wednesday 10th April 2024

    Demonland Trackwatchers Kev Martin and Demon Dynasty were once again on hand at this morning's Captain's Run at Gosch's Paddock to bring you their observations from training. KEV MARTIN'S CAPTAIN'S RUN OBSERVATIONS No-one in rehab this morning, a Captain's run, 26 players. Laurie, Tomlinson, Tholstrup, Chandler, Woey, and Kossie are out there. Rehabbers are out now. Marty, McAdam, Melky, Bowey, Sestan. As a guess for in and outs, I would say, out Laurie, Tomlinson, and W

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

  • Podcast 

  • Podcast 

  • Podcast Stream 


    Open Stream in
    New Window
        TuneIn    Opens in New Tab
  • Support Demonland  



  • 2021 Premiership  

  • Social Media 

  • Non MFC Games  

    NON-MFC: Round 06

    Discussion of all the other games that don't involve the Demons in Round 06 ... READ MORE

    Demonland | Round 06

  • Training  

    Friday, 19th April 2024

    Veteran Demonland Trackwatcher Kev Martin headed down to Gosch's Paddock today to bring you his observations from training ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 19

  • Latest Podcast      

    PODCAST: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The boys dissected the disappointing loss to Brisbane rueing our poor work at the stoppages, debated the role that fatigue played and lamenting the loss of Christian Salem ... LISTEN

    Demonland | April 16

  • PreGame      

    PREGAME: Rd 06 vs Richmond

    The Demons have a bye next week and have a 13 day break before they return to the MCG on ANZAC Eve to take on the Tigers. Who comes in and who goes out? ...READ MORE

    Demonland | April 16

  • Casey Report      

    ICE BREAKER by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons have broken the ice for season 2024 with a pulsating come-from-behind victory over Port Melbourne in which it took the lead for the first time at the halfway mark of the final quarter ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 14

  • Match Report      

    MAULED by Whispering Jack

    The writing was on the wall from the very first bounce of the football. The big men went up, Max Gawn more often than not, decisively won the ruck hit out and invariably a Brisbane Lions onballer either won the battle on the ground or halved the contest and they went at it repeatedly until they finally won out ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 12

  • Post Game      

    POSTGAME: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The Demons 4 game winning streak has come to an end after a disappointing loss against the Brisbane Lions at the MCG going down by 22 points ...READ MORE

    Demonland | April 11

  • Votes      

    VOTES: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    Last week Christian Petracca retook the outright lead in the Demonland Player of the Year Award from Max Gawn, Steven May, Alex Neal-Bullen & Jack Viney. Your votes for the loss against the Lions. 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...READ MORE

    Demonland | April 11

  • Game Day      

    GAMEDAY: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    It's Game Day & the Demons have a great opportunity to win their fifth game on the trot and go into the bye with 5 wins and one loss when they take on the Brisbane Lions at the MCG on the Thursday night big stage ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 11

  • Training  

    Wednesday, 10th April 2024

    Demonland Trackwatchers Kev Martin and Demon Dynasty were once again on hand at this morning's Captain's Run at Gosch's Paddock to bring you their observations from training ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 10

  • Match Preview      

    THE PEOPLE SPEAK by The Demonland Crew

    Good evening, Demon fans and welcome to the Demonland 2024 Grand Final Podcast … It’s been a beautiful last day of September and how sweet it is to bring you our coverage of all things that matter about the great Demon resurgence which we’ve seen over the past six or seven months ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 09

  • Training  

    Sunday, 7th April 2024

    Demonland Trackwatcher Kev Martin ventured down in the rain to Gosch's Paddock for the Demon Family Series April School Holiday Open Training session ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 07

  • Training  

    Monday, 1st April 2024

    Our man on the spot Bendigo Demon traveled to Adelaide for our back to back games in the City of Churches and brings you his observations from the Demon's training session at Hisense Stadium ... READ MORE

    Demonland | April 01

  • Latest Podcast  

    PODCAST: Koltyn Tholstrup Interview

    I interview the Melbourne Football Club’s newest recruit Koltyn Tholstrup to have a chat about his journey from the farm to the Demons, his first few weeks of preseason training, which Dees have impressed him on the track and his aspirations of playing Round 1 ... LISTEN

    Demonland | December 14

  • Latest Podcast  

    PODCAST: Jason Taylor Interview

    I interview the Melbourne Football Club's National Recruitment Manager Jason Taylor to have a chat about our Trade and Draft period, our newest recruits, our recent recruits who have yet to debut as well as those father son prospects on the horizon ... LISTEN

    Demonland | November 27

  • Next Match 

    .

    Round 07

       vs   

    Wednesday 24th April 2024
    @ 07:25pm (MCG)

  • MFC Forum  

  • Match Previews & Reports  

  • Training Forum  

  • AFLW Forum  

  • 2024 Player Sponsorship

  • Topics

  • Injury List  


      PLAYER INJURY LENGTH
    Shane McAdam Hamstring 1-2 Weeks
    Marty Hore Thumb 1-2 Weeks
    Charlie Spargo Achilles 3 Weeks
    Christian Salem Hamstring 3-4 Weeks
    Jake Bowey Shoulder 4-5 Weeks
    Jake Melksham ACL 9-11 Weeks
    Joel Smith Suspension TBA

  • Player of the Year  


        PLAYER VOTES
    1 Max Gawn 67
    2 Christian Petracca 55
    3 Steven May 35
    4 Jack Viney 28
    5 Alex Neal-Bullen 27
    6 Clayton Oliver 22
    7 Bayley Fritsch 19
    8 Trent Rivers 16
    9 Judd McVee 15
    10 Kade Chandler 14

        FULL TABLE
  • Demonland Interviews 



  • Upcoming Events 

×
×
  • Create New...