Jump to content

  • IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    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 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.


Farewell James Jordon


Demonland

Recommended Posts

JJ deserves some love and at the time of posting he hasn't re-signed with the club. Jordon's contract is set to expire at the end of 2023 and the midfielder is eligible for free agency given he was delisted and re-signed at the end of 2020.

The Demons have re-signed ten players so far, with eight other players coming off contract at the end of 2023.

Given his limited chances to break into the side no one would begrudge him looking for more opportunities elsewhere. He is too good for VFL footy and places in the Demon's star studded midfield are limited. Clayton Oliver's absence with a hamstring injury and Christian Petracca's move to the forward line on a part time basis have afforded JJ more opportunities to show his wares and he has relished that opportunity and shown he is more than capable in fulfilling a midfield role.

Essendon, the Gold Coast and now Sydney are reportedly interested in securing JJ's services.

Hopefully he re-signs with the Demons.

 

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Hawny for Gawny said:

I reckon it depends on how the rest of the season, if he can keep his spot I can see him resigning but if he gets booted out again once clarry comes back I think he leaves.

A lot of competition for these spots.

We can't keep them all.

  • Like 7
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The only way he stays in as a permanent fixture is as an inside mid. The only way that happens is if we are committed for Trac to play predominantly forward in the years to come. This could well happen when Clarry finally comes back from his full hamstring amputation. 

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

A potentially great player for the club, but best in 1 position that is really crowded at the moment. I know we want to keep him, but is it the best thing for his personal career.  At this stage I would say no.    Being out of contract I dont know if we would get his real value if he decides to leave. 

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


Could understand him leaving if he’s offered regular game time at another club. Would probably a good career move for him. 
Would we be entitled to anything by way of compensation? Hopefully with 3 clubs interested in him it drives his contract value up which might help. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, darkhorse72 said:

A potentially great player for the club, but best in 1 position that is really crowded at the moment. I know we want to keep him, but is it the best thing for his personal career.  At this stage I would say no.    Being out of contract I dont know if we would get his real value if he decides to leave. 

We're/you're never going to get fair market value all the time as players exit.

We can only view it truly i feel as a holistic exercise...  i.e...overall...are we better off or not ...across all in an outs of a season.

I think you strike at the heart of the matter... what's best for James.  All the besr to the lad ...here...or elsewhere...

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

The selectors have made it know to JJ  how well they rate him. I’d be so surprised if he stayed with us. 
If I was him I’d leave, and I’ve said before I would have left after been left on the bench the whole game in the GF even more so after Harmes offered to be subbed out. 

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

We need 26-30 really good players to win a flag, losing JJ would be a massive mistake. He was next cab off the rank in our winning GF team. Our club has been brilliant at identification and attraction of talent, if they can capably navigate retention of top drawer depth then we’re in very good shape

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Love JJ has skill, height and endurance he would fit straight in with most sides, I hope he stays but if he goes I hope he goes to a team in finals contention.!!!

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, In Harmes Way said:

We need 26-30 really good players to win a flag, losing JJ would be a massive mistake. He was next cab off the rank in our winning GF team. Our club has been brilliant at identification and attraction of talent, if they can capably navigate retention of top drawer depth then we’re in very good shape

That's the way I goes, if JJ is next best for our midfield he would be stating mid at alot of other clubs, we can find more depth at the draft, you cannot always find superstars.

Still rather keep him because he knows our system, however if he goes we will still have one of the best midfield in the game 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hang on to JJ he gives his all in a hard position and is super fit and cherry ripe.

I would be looking at others and i think Moniz Wakefield should be coaxed to stay too.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

We need 26-30 really good players to win a flag, losing JJ would be a massive mistake. He was next cab off the rank in our winning GF team. Our club has been brilliant at identification and attraction of talent, if they can capably navigate retention of top drawer depth then we’re in very good shape

If JJ goes, it'll be because he wants to. He's an FA, so the mistake wouldn't be ours. There are only so many players that can fit into 22/23.

  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites


I would think his skills are replaceable really, but the 2024 depth would be of concern to the dees. If that happens we'd likely have to find another depth player. After JJ I'm not sure what our next inside mid would be, James Harmes and who? Dunstan won't get a run and the other starting miss in the Vfl are scorpions players. Interesting one. 

but long and short, go get a game bud. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, A F said:

If JJ goes, it'll be because he wants to. He's an FA, so the mistake wouldn't be ours. There are only so many players that can fit into 22/23.

Yes, MFC will offer a fair contract but it's not our decision, it's JJ's, he's UFA and needs to look after his own best interests.

  • Like 4
  • Clap 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, A F said:

If JJ goes, it'll be because he wants to. He's an FA, so the mistake wouldn't be ours. There are only so many players that can fit into 22/23.

Agreed Adam, but this is the pointy end of the retention dilemma - he is the 23rd/24th player and we’ve got to have ongoing focus on looking after our best depth or we become weaker as a result. Mistake might not be quite the right descriptor, but we need JJ to feel in an ongoing sense that the FD’s development of him and his opportunities to play are better than a full time role in an inferior team.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, dl4e said:

If he decides to go then don't deal with Essendon. They are absolute [censored] to deal with in trade negotiations. I hope he stays.

It's not at trade, he's UFA.

  • Like 5
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   3 members

  • Demonland Forums  

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    Angus Brayshaw Forced into Retirement

    After 167 games including the drought breaking Premiership Angus Brayshaw has made the heart breaking decision to medically retire from football as a result of a series of serious head knocks over his nearly decade of footy. We wish Gus all the best and he'll always be a hero at Demonland. 😢

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 305

    PODCAST: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Tuesday, 20th February @ 8:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we dissect the Scratch Match loss to the Tigers and hopefully provide me with some free MFCSS therapy. 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

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 40

    PREGAME: Practice Match vs Carlton

    The Dees will play their final practice match before the start of the 2024 seasons against the Blues at Ikon Park. What are you wanting to see in this final hit out before the season proper? Will Clarry & Salo return to the side? 2024 AAMI Community Series | Carlton v Melbourne Date: Wednesday 28 February Time: 6:40pm (AEDT) Location: IKON Park | Wurundjeri

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 65

    POSTGAME: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Dees were outclassed and outmuscled in its first practice hit out for the 2024 season against the Tigers going down by 23 points at Casey Fields. 

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 286

    GAMEDAY: Match SIM vs Richmond

    It's Game Day and it's been 156 days since the Demons were bundled out of the finals in straight sets for the 2nd year in a row. Our redemption starts here. Remember it's only a practice match if we lose. Date: Sunday 18th Feb Location: Casey Fields Gate open: 9.30am Match commences: 10am Watch: Foxtel & Kayo Inclusions: Seven-quarter match simulation Signing opportunities Kids' activities Partner giveaways Demons Squad: 1. Steven May 2. Jacob Van Rooyen

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 402

    TRAINING: Saturday 17th February 2024

    On the eve of the Dees first practice match for the 2024 season a couple of Demonland Trackwatchers bring you their observations from today’s Captain’s Run at Gosch’s Paddock.  KEV MARTIN’S CAPTAIN’S RUN OBSERVATIONS Looks a a dress rehearsal Captain's run. 23 out doing drills.  Included is Will Verall, Kynan Brown, Bailey Laurie, Caleb Windsor, Blake Howes, Adam Tomlinson, Kade Chandler, Jack Billings and Josh Schache. Rehab include BBB, Tom Fullarton, TMac, AMW, Woey.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports

    PREGAME: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Demons will take to the field in their first hit out for 2024 against another team when they take on the Tigers at Casey Fields in a Scratch Match consisting of 7 "quarters". Melbourne vs Richmond Date: Sunday 18th Feb Location: Casey Fields Gate open: 9.30am Match commences: 10am Watch: Foxtel & Kayo Inclusions: Seven-quarter match simulation Signing opportunities Kids' activities Partner giveaways What are your expectations? What do you want to see from

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 130

    TRAINING: Monday 12th February 2024

    Clayton Oliver was integrated back into the main training group today for the first time in 2024 after completing a 2km time trial. FriendlyFellow, a new Demonland Trackwatcher hit Gosch's Paddock on a hot and windy morning to bring you his observations of the session. Disclaimer: Saw on the socials they were down at Gosch’s Paddock so headed down for a quick look. Little to no presence of other track watchers and no current live thread, so as a first time contributor, giving what the peopl

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports 6

    TRAINING: Wednesday 7th February 2024

    A bunch of Demonland Trackwatchers enjoyed the sunshine at Gosch's Paddock to watch a rapidly depleted Dees go through their paces with exactly a month to go until a ball is bounced in anger. DEMONLAND'S PRESEASON TRAINING OBSERVATIONS REHAB: Brown, Hunter, AMW, Fullarton, Turner, Clarry, TMac, Melksham, McAdam ABSENT: Smith All players in Blue guernseys today. Clarry is in the building (Gosch’s Paddock). Petty is present with footy boots on.  Clarry doing dril

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports 1
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...