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.


2024 Fixture


biggestred

Recommended Posts

Becoming a 'big club' won't necessarily see us avoid trips down to KP. We'll still need to become bigger than at least some of the existing 'big' Victorian clubs and push them down the pecking order. 

You can probably guarantee that each of Footscray, North and St Kilda will be playing down there for the foreseeable future. Then there's us. Now that Carlton are up and about again we should probably be setting our sights on overtaking Hawthorn. A win for us would be Geelong choosing to host their Easter Monday game at KP every second year with their new increased capacity.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Query:

is there a list/table anywhere online that summarises the longest streaks of ‘unfair’ / biased game schedules?

eg Dees at Kardinia Park

should we start a thread listing them? (An off season project perhaps).

Maybe by spreading the word on these lopsided fixtures we can point out their absurdity and effect change.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

42 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Becoming a 'big club' won't necessarily see us avoid trips down to KP. We'll still need to become bigger than at least some of the existing 'big' Victorian clubs and push them down the pecking order. 

You can probably guarantee that each of Footscray, North and St Kilda will be playing down there for the foreseeable future. Then there's us. Now that Carlton are up and about again we should probably be setting our sights on overtaking Hawthorn. A win for us would be Geelong choosing to host their Easter Monday game at KP every second year with their new increased capacity.  

Geelong have a 9/2 split of GMHBA to MCG games. I reckon a Carlton, Richmond, Essendon or Hawthorn may draw the short straw next year to the 40,000 seat stadium given Collingwood simply won’t he fixtured there.

Next year Hawthorn are hosting Geelong at the G on Easter Monday. There is no rule that states that Geelong can’t host Hawthorn at GMHBA in the return game should they meet twice.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 08/11/2023 at 19:23, Spargonicus said:

Query:

is there a list/table anywhere online that summarises the longest streaks of ‘unfair’ / biased game schedules?

eg Dees at Kardinia Park

should we start a thread listing them? (An off season project perhaps).

Maybe by spreading the word on these lopsided fixtures we can point out their absurdity and effect change.

There was a list on some thread earlier in the year and we were clearly the team to travel there most, by a fair margin.   I think it was Collingwood and maybe Carlton / Richmond who went only once in 20+ years.  I am sure some tech guru can find it somewhere.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, monoccular said:

There was a list on some thread earlier in the year and we were clearly the team to travel there most, by a fair margin.   I think it was Collingwood and maybe Carlton / Richmond who went only once in 20+ years.  I am sure some tech guru can find it somewhere.

 

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

On 07/11/2023 at 13:16, Deebauched said:

Will likely strike out on most of those. Maybe Essendonx2 but we did bomb out in the finals again.

Id play dees against that lot in R1 not the Bulldogs.

Will Melb get a rest from playing at the Gabba and Norff in Tas.? Wishful thinking.

We are always in the wings when the fixture needs to be plugged somewhere. Same old venues and travel every year.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


1 hour ago, titan_uranus said:

 

Thanks Titan.

Remove Gc and Giants  and Fitzroy and it's the usual stuff. Pies three times. What a joke.

Edited by leave it to deever
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

now watch us be scheduled to play the crom there as an 'away' side as well

Yep, we play Adelaide on Thursday the 4th of April at AO

  • Angry 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

no, that's gather round

i mean later in the year as well

Oh, I see. Yeah you’re probably right. 🙄 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Honestly would rather play one of the two SA teams than another Victorian side there 

At least we can just treat it like another away game instead of the debacle that was the West Coast into Essendon game last year where we went Melb-Perth-Melb-Adelaide within a week

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

Brace for impact. This could be the start of a shocking fixture.

What are the odds we play on Saturday or Fridaythe week before and only get 4or 5 days off.

Why isnt reigning premiers Collingwood playing Adelaide in this so called blockbuster round?

Stupid question.

Edited by Deebauched
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not ideal that us and Essendon are the only genuine away teams in Gather Round. 

However Carlton and Dogs drew the short straw last year and another two clubs will draw the short straw in 2025.

And it’s not as if playing a neutral game against Essendon last year did us any favours as we put in our softest performance of the year that day. We might come in with a different mindset knowing the challenge ahead of playing Adelaide at AO.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites


1 hour ago, demoncat said:

Honestly would rather play one of the two SA teams than another Victorian side there 

At least we can just treat it like another away game instead of the debacle that was the West Coast into Essendon game last year where we went Melb-Perth-Melb-Adelaide within a week

That was on the club and/or the players for coming home after our Perth game and then flying back to Adelaide the following week, rather then spending the week in Adelaide to reduce travel stress.

The Dogs spent an entire week in Perth after Gather round to reduce travel and ended up putting in one of their best performances of the year against Freo at Optus.

Hopefully lessons are learnt if we’re back to back travelling before or after Gather Round.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not sure its been mentioned but one of our major sponsor Jaguar will no longer be continuing in 2024.

I've just been told this from a contact who has input in the manufacturering of our guernseys.

Hertz will take on the back of the gurnsey major sponsorship.

Club looking for Short sponsorship to replace Hertz.

Edited by YesitwasaWin4theAges
  • Like 1
  • Shocked 2
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, YesitwasaWin4theAges said:

Not sure its been mentioned but one of our major sponsor Jaguar will no longer be continuing in 2024.

I've just been told this from a contact who has input in manufacturering of our guernseys.

Hertz will take on the the back of the gurnsey major sponsorship.

Club looking for Short sponsorship to replace Hertz.

hertz has a strong history of involvement with mfc

barassi was their inaugural oztrayan spokesperson

  • 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  

    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...