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Big game this Thursday for Kate Hore and her Demon Queens.

I know there is a ‘AFL Womens League’ board but I don’t want to talk about that - I want to talk about the Melbourne Demons on the Melbourne Demons board.

The dominant, amazing, and humble team that deserves eternal hellfire and idol devotion.

Also, no one goes to that board and there wasn’t even a match thread…

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3 hours ago, rpfc said:

Big game this Thursday for Kate Hore and her Demon Queens.

I know there is a ‘AFL Womens League’ board but I don’t want to talk about that - I want to talk about the Melbourne Demons on the Melbourne Demons board.

The dominant, amazing, and humble team that deserves eternal hellfire and idol devotion.

Also, no one goes to that board and there wasn’t even a match thread…

Well said, rpfc.

Maddi Gay’s 50th game AND her birthday this Thursday. Up against Geelong in Geelong so it won’t be a walk in the park. Geelong have only dropped one match and that was in a low-scoring affair vs North who are one of the stronger teams. It’ll be a challenge but with belief and momentum on our side I’m confident we’ll win.

Anyone who can make it to Geelong should do themselves a favour and come and watch a team at the very top of their game.

edit: we’ll know officially if Maddi’s good to go after this afternoon’s training session. We’re confident she’ll be right. 

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The team has been fantastic - don't get me wrong - but looking at the four games played and the opposition in those games, it would be fair to say that we haven't really beaten a quality team. Two opponents have yet to win a game this year and the other two have one win each. Geelong is really the team's first real challenge for the current season.

So, we shouldn't get too carried away ... just yet.

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23 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The team has been fantastic - don't get me wrong - but looking at the four games played and the opposition in those games, it would be fair to say that we haven't really beaten a quality team. Two opponents have yet to win a game this year and the other two have one win each. Geelong is really the team's first real challenge for the current season.

So, we shouldn't get too carried away ... just yet.

Sensible point.

I looked at the North Lions game last weekend. We're ahead of both teams in my opinion. I haven't seen the Crows play yet.

We have a very balanced team. Good defensively, run off half back, a great ruck combo in Pearce and Campbell, tough contested mids, Hanks, outside run with Mackin, x factor with Bannan and the best KPF pair in Zanker and Harris in the league.

We're going to be hard to stop. Prelim for sure and just a matter of whether injuries or bad luck derail us. Which can always happen of course.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The team has been fantastic - don't get me wrong - but looking at the four games played and the opposition in those games, it would be fair to say that we haven't really beaten a quality team. Two opponents have yet to win a game this year and the other two have one win each. Geelong is really the team's first real challenge for the current season.

So, we shouldn't get too carried away ... just yet.

Agreed - we shouldn’t be getting too far ahead of ourselves. As we’ve learned over the past two years, it’s not right to go the early crow.

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Absolutely atrocious scheduling - on one hand you have the AFL tying future AFLW season expansion to viewer numbers, and then you have Thursday night games in Geelong during GF week. Makes you wonder how serious they really are about having more games.

As others have said, this will be a much tougher game than anything we've had this season. Is it true that we've never played Geelong in this competition? If so, that is bizarre.

We should have too many avenues to goal, but our defence will need to hold up. Last time they were really challenged was in the 2nd quarter against Collingwood, and a few issues were apparent then. It will be interesting to see who Gay replaces, no obvious candidate so perhaps another resting?

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On 9/26/2023 at 12:18 PM, poita said:

Is it true that we've never played Geelong in this competition? If so, that is bizarre.

Yes, this is true. Haven’t even played them in a practice match. And it’s not liked they’ve just joined the comp, they joined in 2019.

Thls is the closest we’ve been to playing them…

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On 9/26/2023 at 12:38 PM, WalkingCivilWar said:

Yes, this is true. Haven’t even played them in a practice match. And it’s not liked they’ve just joined the comp, they joined in 2019.

This is the closest we’ve been to playing them…

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Is that a display cupboard or your pantry?!

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Just now, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Is that a display cupboard or your pantry?!

If that’s my pantry I need to lift my cleaning game. 😁

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Great start to the season in terms of wins, now a game clear.  However, what is more important is the way they are winning.  Excellent team system to works with the strengths of the players.  Not losing anyone show how tight they are.  They also have a strong belief n themselves to overrun opposition sides. 

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3 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The team has been fantastic - don't get me wrong - but looking at the four games played and the opposition in those games, it would be fair to say that we haven't really beaten a quality team. Two opponents have yet to win a game this year and the other two have one win each. Geelong is really the team's first real challenge for the current season.

So, we shouldn't get too carried away ... just yet.

While I agree with not getting carried away, our record over the last 13 games is pretty incredible, including lack of opposition goals in second halves and in particular last quarters.

It extends further back than 4 wins this year.

100% we need to beat the top teams over the next 4-5 weeks, and until then we should be circumspect. But I don't think this is "they haven't beaten anyone yet" territory.

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1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

If that’s my pantry I need to lift my cleaning game. 😁

OK, so now I'm intrigued as to your collector interests. Milo tins don't pin this down much!

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I've been waiting for us to play Geelong in Geelong since Geelong came into the competetion.  Casey may as well be on the other side of the planet from here. I'll be there with my three girls, hoping for another impressive display.  

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1 hour ago, Vipercrunch said:

I've been waiting for us to play Geelong in Geelong since Geelong came into the competetion.  Casey may as well be on the other side of the planet from here. I'll be there with my three girls, hoping for another impressive display.  

Im very pleased for you, Viper. You're in for a treat, even if the result doesn't go our way (wash my mouth out!) Do some barracking for me, then, you and the offspring, while I'm laid up here on the other side of the planet.

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1 hour ago, Vipercrunch said:

I've been waiting for us to play Geelong in Geelong since Geelong came into the competetion.  Casey may as well be on the other side of the planet from here. I'll be there with my three girls, hoping for another impressive display.  

Enjoy!

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It won't be surprising if someone comes away from Thursday with reason to miss a game or two but, of course, hopefully not.

if not, we are just that game away from having a fully available list, in an incredibly stable, only Daisy-less, team.

Remarkable.

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44 minutes ago, Craig T said:

Actually we did play Geelong in a "match simulation", i.e. a practice practice match, a few years ago.  See attached photographic proof. 😁

Funnily enough, the photo is of Jackie Parry - now with the Cats.

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You’re right, Craig. In January 2021 there was an official practice match. (Melb 8.7.55 def. Geel 5.4.34).

In January 2020 there was an unofficial practice match. Don’t know the scores with that one but I think it was a win for us. 

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People on here often accuse me of writing excessively long posts about things. So...

Crush. Kill. Destroy. Annihilate. Obliterate. Pulverize. Smash. Raze. Ruin.

I want this current Demon team to become the Miyamoto Musashi of the Women's League. The unreachable legend. The example which generations to come will strive to emulate knowing that they can never truly do so. Not merely the greatest there is, but the greatest there could ever be.

And also to beat Geelong on Thursday.

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1 hour ago, Craig T said:

Jackie Parry - now with the Cats.

 

List of players that have played for both sides:

Mel Hickey
Rocky Cranston
Erin Hoare
Anna Teague
Chantel Emonson
Liv Purcell
Jordan Ivey
Jackie Parry
Shelley Scott
Mia-Rae Clifford

 

Players from that list who are currently playing:

Geelong-
Erin Hoare
Chantel Emonson
Jackie Parry
Shelley Scott

Melb-
Liv Purcell
Jordan Ivey
Lily Mithen

Disclosure: my DA bestie is an AFLW devotee, a stats-nerd and host of the DeeBrief (AFLW) podcast. She’s my go-to for all things AFLW and numbers. 😁

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Really looking forward to watching this game.  Unfortunately, cannot be in person.  Just love watching this team play and their progression each year has been amazing.  

Prediction Dees by 29 points

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

OK, so now I'm intrigued as to your collector interests. Milo tins don't pin this down much!

Anything and everything MFC ❤️💙

Certainly NOT Milo tins. 

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