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.


NON-MFC: Finals Week 01


Demonland

Recommended Posts

13 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

That’s fantastic from those three legend players to show their appreciation.

Who was that player you were talking about that does the complete opposite?

I’m so not gonna go there, B-B-P. I was lambasted for even mentioning that there’s one player who is eternally rude to us, and that’s without saying his name. 😩

  • Shocked 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

That’s because he is. 💕

Ben does so many good things off-field without making it known. He’s kind and caring, totally selfless and he’s the nicest person you could ever hope to meet. He listens and is genuinely interested in whatever’s being discussed and he remembers stuff you’ve told him. I can’t sing his praises enough. He’s a very special person. 

Bit of a man crush going on here me thinks WC 🤪

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If we get past Carlton next week, Brisbane at the gabba looks a bridge too far. We’ve performed far better at Adelaide oval so was hoping Port might get up tonight, but Lions are an offensive juggernaut up there. It’s a real tough path for us now

  • Like 1
  • Shocked 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

25 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

after going to 3 games in 3 days, watching footy on tv SUCKS

the camera angles, the commentators...the pits

Standard fare when watching 7 WWSW

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Pies are getting the Friday night prelim right?

The number 1 seed always gets the Friday night prelim.

It would be fairer for everyone for Brisbane v Carlton/us to be the Friday night (allows a 7-day break for us/Carlton) and Collingwood v Port/GWS to be the Saturday twilight (allows a 7-day break for Port/GWS and as a twilight game allows Port/GWS to get home before the end of the day if they win to prepare for the GF).

Collingwood will draw 90,000+ to their prelim and a massive TV audience regardless of timeslot.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, —coach— said:

Brisbane do this amazing thing where they allow their fellow forward to mark it without crashing into and spoiling them! We should try it 🤔

Are you suggesting we should attempt some sort of forward craft and method coach?  Wash your mouth!

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites


Just now, Lord Travis said:

If we get past Carlton next week, Brisbane at the gabba looks a bridge too far. We’ve performed far better at Adelaide oval so was hoping Port might get up tonight, but Lions are an offensive juggernaut up there. It’s a real tough path for us now

If we somehow miraculously fix our forward issues and beat Carlton, I think we can beat Brisbane. We’re the last team to beat them there and they will be a bit shell shocked to play a game with a defence as good as ours. 

But, ultimately I just have a feeling that with the momentum Carlton have, they’ll get over the top of us.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, DubDee said:

what about when we beat the Pies and Brisbane and Swans away.

were they miracles?

In a finals context and with our current forward line yes. We lost to Brisbane up there too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Just got home and seen the score, considering we know Port is overrated we’re Lions brilliant or just ok?

I still think we can win it and if we don’t this year has been a massive failure.

They look very good. They are getting plenty from their young players too...not many players you can try to expose through their team.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, rufus said:

They look very good. They are getting plenty from their young players too...not many players you can try to expose through their team.

Need to remember Port dropped something like 4 out of their last 5 games. Also during their winning streak mid season a number of those wins were under 8 points. I still think we can take them, time will tell.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Bit of a man crush going on here me thinks WC 🤪

🤔 Isn’t it only called a man-crush when it’s a man crushing on another man? Regardless, not crushing on BBB in any way, shape or form. But unashamedly adore him. Everyone in the DA does and for very good reason. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Port's defence is Pathetic, they were 2 players down, Powa's midfield is too light weight, Lycett is on one leg.

But Brisbane put them too the sword.

Edited by YesitwasaWin4theAges
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, demoncat said:

64 inside 50s for 123 for Brisbane 

69 inside 50s for 53 for us 

Shows what a functioning forward line can do… albeit against a pretty leaky defence 

64 inside 50s against an already weak defence which then suffered a key injury (McKenzie) and then another injury, rendering them a player down for a half - funnily enough, the half in which Brisbane pulled away.

Compared with our 69 inside 50s against an elite defence.

Two totally different games.

Not exactly a like-for-like comparison.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


12 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

It would be fairer for everyone for Brisbane v Carlton/us to be the Friday night (allows a 7-day break for us/Carlton) and Collingwood v Port/GWS to be the Saturday twilight (allows a 7-day break for Port/GWS and as a twilight game allows Port/GWS to get home before the end of the day if they win to prepare for the GF).

Collingwood will draw 90,000+ to their prelim and a massive TV audience regardless of timeslot.

David Zita on Fox Footy all but confirmed that the Brisbane prelim will be on the Saturday. Probably twilight.

Interestingly Port or GWS will cop a 6 day break into a prelim, as Collingwood did in 2018.

As much as we can’t stand Collingwood, they’ve earned the reward of getting the extra days break into the Gf if successful.

Edited by Bring-Back-Powell
F
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

Brisbane had 64 inside 50s (still 5 less than us) and they kicked 70 more points than us. Unbelievable 

They also have a fully functioning forward line!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

If we get past Carlton next week, Brisbane at the gabba looks a bridge too far. We’ve performed far better at Adelaide oval so was hoping Port might get up tonight, but Lions are an offensive juggernaut up there. It’s a real tough path for us now

I was about to post the same thing - glad I read ahead. 
 

Wishing for miracles from here on in. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

David Zita on Fox Footy all but confirmed that the Brisbane prelim will be on the Saturday. Probably twilight.

Interestingly Port or GWS will cop a 6 day break into a prelim, as Collingwood did in 2018.

It's pretty unfair.

If Port wins next week, they'll be the higher ranked SF winner whether we or Carlton win, yet we/Carlton will get the "better" break into our prelim than they will.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I’m so not gonna go there, B-B-P. I was lambasted for even mentioning that there’s one player who is eternally rude to us, and that’s without saying his name. 😩

You got lambasted by the same player who is eternally rude!??

So, whoever it is, he's a d'lander regular who reads your posts.

Interesting! :rolleyes:

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't for a second believe we can't beat Brisbane in the prelim. It's clearly a much harder path to the GF than a home prelim against Port/GWS, and for that reason I'm of the view the loss to Collingwood renders our flag chance much, much lower than they'd be if we'd won, but I don't accept that Brisbane belting Port means they can't be beaten.

If we beat Carlton, we'll go to Brisbane with all the pressure on them. The last time they hosted a prelim in similar circumstances was 2020, and they choked and lost to Geelong. This is their 5th-straight deep run into September and they are yet to make a Grand Final, let alone win a flag. We'll be playing as the clear underdog for one of the rare occasions in the last three seasons and I like it like that.

But right now I don't care about Brisbane, I care about Carlton. 

  • Like 3
  • Clap 1
  • Thinking 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  

    SCRUTINY & RESILIENCE by Whispering Jack

    If the week when preseason training melds into scratch matches with other clubs, is the first marker for the beginning of a new season, then this has certainly been a torrid opener for the Melbourne Football Club in its campaign to remain a leading AFL premiership contender in 2024. The Demons were already under enormous scrutiny from the media and football’s fan base (including their own) after consecutive straight-sets finals exits, with Clayton Oliver’s well documented woes, the Joel Smi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 21

    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 382

    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 43

    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 88

    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
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...