Jump to content

Posting Unsubstantiated Rumours on this Website is Strictly Forbidden
  • 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.


Maynard must get at least four weeks


leave it to deever

Recommended Posts

The outcome of this case will surely come into game day planning for players/coaches. When a team gets a a run of momentum or a player is getting off the leash. Just do a Maynard and at the very least he's off for the 20 minute protocols. It would be remiss of them to not do this. After all it's a footy act. Sure it might cost you a free kick, but that's where the punishment for such an act starts and stops. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

You just hang onto it forever Sue, I’m sure that will work wonders.

It might work for me thank you very much.  If it doesn't work for you, just follow my advice in the earlier post. Stop reading this thread.

Edited by sue
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, AzzKikA said:

I actually agree with what they said about Gussy deviating the way he did. If you have seen the "lanes" footage it clearly shows it. Maynard actually did go straight up and gussie kind of ran into him. This was purely a footy incident and I'm happy that there has been no precedent set. I guarantee that if the players were reversed you guys would not be calling for heads to roll.

Azz, you’re entitled to your opinion as much as anyone else here. But it’s insensitive of you to post what you KNOW will upset the majority here.If this really is your belief, be satisfied with the result and maybe find another platform on which to express yourself.

In short, exercise some sensitivity ffs

  • Like 5
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

We need to let it go but gee I'm finding it really hard. The fact that he got off I can live with, the way it happened is just wrong. I just hope the players are not feeling the way I am. I'm happy for the club to keep it in house and controlled at the moment, last thing we need is the players running out as flat and angry as I am right now.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

i still don't understand how the umpire who reported him on the day was excluded from appearing

does reporting maynard  him make him biased witness or something?

the tribunal despite all its lawyers however seems very distant from a real court of law

i guess it's just a version of drive-in fast mc-law

  • Like 9
  • Thanks 1
  • Thinking 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, AzzKikA said:

I actually agree with what they said about Gussy deviating the way he did. If you have seen the "lanes" footage it clearly shows it. Maynard actually did go straight up and gussie kind of ran into him. This was purely a footy incident and I'm happy that there has been no precedent set. I guarantee that if the players were reversed you guys would not be calling for heads to roll.

Wow. I won't even touch on the Gus aspect of this, other than to say he kicked a football and it isn't his job to look for charging airborne objects heading toward his head, you would never anticipate such unusual late contact. The main thing I want to highlight is that what you have said is factually incorrect - Maynard did not go 'straight up', and it's as clear as day on multiple angles, so it might be worth giving it a rewatch if that's what your assessment is based on. 

  • Like 5
  • Clap 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


18 hours ago, Dees_In_October said:

Reckon we can slip this past the censors for the banner? Enough plausible deniability? Yeah, probably not.

CLAYTON’S JUSTICE

DEMON REVENGE

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE

THE WRATH OF FRIENDS

And yes, channelling white hot anger into poetry is very stereotypical MFC.

Alright, last one and then I'm going to attempt to re-focus (not move on, never moving on).

BRING THE HEAT

PLAY WITH DIGNITY

IF ALL ELSE FAILS

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

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

1 minute ago, The Corridor said:

Wow. I won't even touch on the Gus aspect of this, other than to say he kicked a football and it isn't his job to look for charging airborne objects heading toward his head, you would never anticipate such unusual late contact. The main thing I want to highlight is that what you have said is factually incorrect - Maynard did not go 'straight up', and it's as clear as day on multiple angles, so it might be worth giving it a rewatch if that's what your assessment is based on. 

But people will scream it's a football act, a desperation act. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Red But Mostly Blue said:

The AFL has confirmed it won't appeal the decision, which means we:

- Care for Gus. Make sure he is OK. This is #1, for me anyway. 

- Work with the AFL (to the extent they want to, or care) to ensure this never happens again, or at least does not happen again without punishment. 

- FOCUS ON WINNING OUR GAME AGAINST THE BLUES. No other noise. No fugazi, whatever. Our sole and best form of avenging this BS will be to beat the Blues, the Lions... then ANNIHALATE the Pies. Simple. 

100%  - COME ON THE DEES! GO REDLEGS!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

They are a pack of corrupt bastards at the AFL!

I hope Angus Brayshaw investigates his legal options.

Both the AFL and Brayden "the Thug" Maynard deserve to be sued for the despicable lack of duty of care!

Brayden "the Thug" Maynard could of killed Angus Brayshaw!

I am with former Demons player Shaun Smith! The AFL is a disgrace!

A PLAGUE UPON BOTH THEIR HOUSES (THE AFL AND COLLINGWOOD)!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬

Edited by Supreme_Demon
  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
  • Clap 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Jaded No More said:

No point for the club to say anything. Just go out on the weekend and play the same way Collingwood does, then present the evidence so our players walk free. 

My concern is that if everyone played like Brayden Maynard there wouldn't be anyone left to play.

Fact is, he knocks someone unconscious almost exactly once 1 per 100 one-percenters. Maybe he thinks that's why they are called that?

There are 30 players who have had more than 100 1%ers this season, and another 80 with at least 50 1%ers.

So that's 70 hospitalisations caused by barely a 100 players.  Even the lowest-ranked players for one-percenters would be knocking someone out once every five seasons.

If everyone played like Brayden Maynard, one in three AFL players would be knocked out and hospitalised with concussion each season.

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

17 minutes ago, Supreme_Demon said:

They are a pack of corrupt bastards at the AFL!

I hope Angus Brayshaw investigates his legal options.

Both the AFL and Brayden "the Thug" Maynard deserve to be sued for the despicable lack of duty of care!

Brayden "the Thug" Maynard could of killed Angus Brayshaw!

I am with former Demons player Shaun Smith! The AFL is a disgrace!

A PLAGUE UPON BOTH THEIR HOUSES (THE AFL AND COLLINGWOOD)!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬

A subpoena regarding backroom communications related to the decision would be a gold mine, I suspect.

  • Thanks 1
  • Clap 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, greenwaves said:

I understand Eddie is happy with the decision but to celebrate like that when someone just suffered a brain injury was in very bad taste

Eddie has the moral standards of the man he increasingly most resembles.…. Jabba the Hutt. 

  • Like 3
  • Haha 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, Supreme_Demon said:

They are a pack of corrupt bastards at the AFL!

I hope Angus Brayshaw investigates his legal options.

Both the AFL and Brayden "the Thug" Maynard deserve to be sued for the despicable lack of duty of care!

Brayden "the Thug" Maynard could of killed Angus Brayshaw!

I am with former Demons player Shaun Smith! The AFL is a disgrace!

A PLAGUE UPON BOTH THEIR HOUSES (THE AFL AND COLLINGWOOD)!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬

I'm disappointed but not surprised at the AFLs decision here. 

You expect it from a corporate body that will make money, no matter the cost.

The two things that worry me most from this are:

1) Filth fans chanting their team name while one of our players is out cold on the ground.  I'm all for tribal mentality, but within reason.  This is a game people play for fun, entertainment and fulfillment. That sort of carry-on is insensitive at best.  Apologies if it has happened, but I would love to see a formal apology from the filth about it and a plea for better behavior. This is the club that caused issues with Goodes, Winmar etc.  They need a health check.

2) What happens now.  How many kids think this is OK and try and do the same?  How many parents dont think this is OK and pull their kids from the sport?

 

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


1 hour ago, Jaded No More said:

No point for the club to say anything. Just go out on the weekend and play the same way Collingwood does, then present the evidence so our players walk free. 

Sadly I rather suspect an identical incident with one of our players as the perpetrator would receive an entirely different narrative from the media, fuelling a tribunal hearing with damning interpretation of the actions and instructions to the panel leaving a guilty verdict as the only possible outcome. And virtually no one in the media would question the disparity. Disgrace. 

  • Like 5
  • Love 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

My concern is that if everyone played like Brayden Maynard there wouldn't be anyone left to play.

Fact is, he knocks someone unconscious almost exactly once 1 per 100 one-percenters. Maybe he thinks that's why they are called that?

There are 30 players who have had more than 100 1%ers this season, and another 80 with at least 50 1%ers.

So that's 70 hospitalisations caused by barely a 100 players.  Even the lowest-ranked players for one-percenters would be knocking someone out once every five seasons.

If everyone played like Brayden Maynard, one in three AFL players would be knocked out and hospitalised with concussion each season.

You're right, I don't think anyone should play like him, and nobody should be inflicting head injuries! It is the most horrific injury you can cause someone deliberately or otherwise.

But nothing stopping us from playing outside the lines in other ways. Nobody ever suspended Cox for his vile physical attacks on other players. Twisting Trac's knee deliberately trying to cause hurt. When we meet them next, I implore Trac to do exactly the same to him. Gawn should also knee him in the ribs. Payback.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, greenwaves said:

I understand Eddie is happy with the decision but to celebrate like that when someone just suffered a brain injury was in very bad taste

You mean more bad taste from the man who said it was a good day for the Collingwood football club while reading out a long list of racist behaviour his club was found guilty of for decades? 

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

I saw the side on footage for the first time yesterday and I was very interested in how vertical as opposed to long Maynards jump was. It was long. It was impressive. It was a very long jump. The second thing I noticed was how quickly and smoothly he moved from his hands up in the air to the tuck position with which he then cannoned into Gus.

Firstly this smooth movement doesn't fit with his evidence. He states that all of a sudden there is Gus so I have to take evasive action in order to protect myself or something similar. There is no way the vision matches this. There is no hesitation of thought. It's as if his flight is predetermined before he leaves the ground.

I'm further interested if there are any sports science guys out there or guys who did long jump as a sport as to when long jumping that you can just jump without knowing where you are going to land. In other words is it more likely he knew what he was doing before taking off.

I'm pretty sure his hands in the air were just a smokescreen to his actual intent. The speed at which he pulls his hands down into the tuck position would to most observers suggest this was a deliberate act. Look at the footage. He is a liar. It wasn't a football act. It was an act designed to cause hurt to Gus.

  • Like 7
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  

    GAMEDAY: Practice Match vs Carlton

    It's Game Day and the Demons are headed for a date with the Blues at Ikon Park for their final practice match before the ball is kicked in anger to open the season in just over a week's time. Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024 Location: Ikon Park Gates Open: 5:30pm Match commences: 6:40pm Watch: Foxtel & Kayo VFL practice match: Please note, the VFL practice match (10:30am) is no longer open to public. Entry: Your entry gate will be detailed on your ticket (4, 5 or 6)

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 33

    TRAINING: Tuesday 27th February 2024

    I headed down to Gosch’s Paddock this morning for the Captain’s Run in the lead up to tomorrow night’s practice match against the Blues.  The squad that took the field was indicative of the lineup for that match at Ikon Park.  Likely Selections based on the groupings of players at the Captain's Run today at Gosch's Paddock. Main Group: Gawn, Viney, May, JVR, Lever, Petracca, McVee, Windsor, Billings, Langdon, Bowey, Schache, Rivers, ANB, Fritsch, Sparrow, Chandler, Kozzy,

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports 4

    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 27

    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 414

    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 183

    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 287

    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
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...