Jump to content

Discussion on recent allegations about the use of illicit drugs in football is forbidden
  • IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    Posting unsubstantiated rumours on this website is strictly forbidden.

    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 issue of illicit drugs in footy, 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.


Welcome to Demonland Koltyn Tholstrup


Mach5

Recommended Posts

27 minutes ago, picket fence said:

He will replace Spargo and or Chandler... oh wait I already had McAdam and Billings in those slots!😁

I get the Windsor pick but this one has me scratching my head 

Not sure with the existing small forwards and the addition of those two above this was a pressing need

Maybe they think he can evolve into a midfielder 

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

1 minute ago, Sydee said:

I get the Windsor pick but this one has me scratching my head 

Not sure with the existing small forwards and the addition of those two above this was a pressing need

Maybe they think he can evolve into a midfielder 

Our existing small forwards are B graders except for Kossie. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Sydee said:

I get the Windsor pick but this one has me scratching my head 

Not sure with the existing small forwards and the addition of those two above this was a pressing need

Maybe they think he can evolve into a midfielder 

We don't really have a medium forward that can play midfield besides Trac, I reckon it makes sense 

  • Like 12
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, Sydee said:

I get the Windsor pick but this one has me scratching my head 

Not sure with the existing small forwards and the addition of those two above this was a pressing need

Maybe they think he can evolve into a midfielder 

Tholstrup isn't a small forward. He's 188cms and plays high half forward. In time he'll become part of the midfield rotation. Consider him a forward half player.

He's shown great ability to be a link up player in a similar mould to ANB. The hope would be he's got attributes to become more explosive and impactful.

Edited by Lord Travis
  • Like 12
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, Sydee said:

I get the Windsor pick but this one has me scratching my head 

Not sure with the existing small forwards and the addition of those two above this was a pressing need

Maybe they think he can evolve into a midfielder 

If I was a winger or half forward at the Dees I would be very nervous about my spot in the 23. 
Caleb Windsor  and Kolt Tholstrup look by highlights and footy info a whole new standard of ( other than Kossie and Lingers ) for our team. 

Caleb an all day runner and ball carrier plus goal finisher who will light up the other wing at the G and Kolt a totally X factor half forward/ mid in time with a license to excite annoy and embarrass the opposition.

Like the  idea of Kolt crashing the blokes that Rooy has missed. Bit more weight on both and they will be cherry ripe for the fight. No more boring connections or forward thrusts!

Two more  gems in the Jason Taylor tradition!

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

31 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

Our existing small forwards are B graders except for Kossie. 

So why did we go and get McAdam (186cms) and Billings (185cms)

I could be wrong, but we seem to be loading up on similar types when we have needs elsewhere. Hope they are confident of keeping Petty beyond next season. 

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome aboard Koltyn Tholstrup at 186cm (6’1”) and 86kg you are already AFL size another young bull at the Dee’s, love it.

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

3 minutes ago, Sydee said:

So why did we go and get McAdam (186cms) and Billings (185cms)

I could be wrong, but we seem to be loading up on similar types when we have needs elsewhere. Hope they are confident of keeping Petty beyond next season. 

McAdam is a legitimate goal kicker with X factor. Billings recruitment is a headscratcher. Both are 28yo, so we still need to look to the future.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites


2 minutes ago, mo64 said:

McAdam is a legitimate goal kicker with X factor. Billings recruitment is a headscratcher. Both are 28yo, so we still need to look to the future.

Billings cost nothing, has great experience and good skills.

You need a squad of players to win a flag. And multiple 18yo's won't cut it

  • Like 12
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome Koltyn. Can’t wait see how you career develops at the Dees. 
 

Just compared his profile to Humphreys from last year. Although not exactly a like for like there’s a lot of similarities. Both mid/forward types  tough and hard at it, have scoreboard impact, power, kicking penetration and good marking ability. JT clearly had a type in mind. 
 

Unlike others I think Koltyn is a a very good chance to make an impact next year. Already has lots of experience playing against seniors and is already in great physical shape. Doesn’t seems like much will bother him. 
Had an injury interrupted season last year, good preseason and  I don’t see why he can’t push for a spot early next year. 

  • Like 8
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Billings cost nothing, has great experience and good skills.

You need a squad of players to win a flag. And multiple 18yo's won't cut it

The same thing was said about Grundy. Every list spot is valuable, and we already have a bunch of experienced players who'll struggle to be best 22.

Billings hasn't played well for 2 years. What makes you think he'll return to his best?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, mo64 said:

McAdam is a legitimate goal kicker with X factor. Billings recruitment is a headscratcher. Both are 28yo, so we still need to look to the future.

 

17 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Billings cost nothing, has great experience and good skills.

You need a squad of players to win a flag. And multiple 18yo's won't cut it

I'd suggest we identified wing and half forward as an area we really need to improve. Maybe it's about *gasp* forward connection.

We don't know what will be available at the draft so we traded for Shane McAdam who can play as a medium forward, take marks and kick goals. He's 28 and hopefully will have an immediate impact. But he has a ceiling that we know. We also pick up Billings cheap. It's a dice roles. If his body holds up we know what he offers at his best. 

At the draft we pick up two kids who we hope can have impact in the short term, but realistically have 3-5 years before they hit their straps, like all kids.

Tholstrop is a high half forward, with great endurance and agility, like ANB, but also super strong in the contest, a better kick. His ceiling is a player that is a bit of an ANB/Petracca hybrid.

And we add Windsor, a winger with burst pace and great skills. Plus the ability to kick at pace. He'll start in the rotations, HFF, HBF, wing. I expect they see him as an upgrade on Jordan with potential to take Hunters spot on the wing.

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

How does WAFL and VFL compare in standard?

It would be hard to compare with so many AFL affiliated clubs in the VFL, and only 2 in the WAFL. 

The AFL affiliated clubs in the WAFL don't dominate, and the Eagles 2s didn't win a game this year. At VFL level, non-affiliated clubs like Werribee and Williamstown performed well this year.

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

It makes so much sense to get a half forward with grunt and connect.  We don't have one of those with BOTH attributes. Also, Langdon has been nothing like his pre-rib injury form, which might be the kick in the pants he needs.  Anyone can run all day but you need to be damaging as well.

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


2 hours ago, Sydee said:

So why did we go and get McAdam (186cms) and Billings (185cms)

I could be wrong, but we seem to be loading up on similar types when we have needs elsewhere. Hope they are confident of keeping Petty beyond next season. 

These two are now coming into the peak of their career in terms of age and experience. 

They certainly won't be around forever though, and both still have significant question marks over them IMO.

Probably a good thing Adelaide took Curtin. Takes the heat and desperation away from chasing Petty.

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

2 hours ago, adonski said:

We don't really have a medium forward that can play midfield besides Trac, I reckon it makes sense 

I hope Sestan can take the next step. He's not small, 188cm, can take a good mark, is hard at the contest, and certainly knows where the goals are. I hope he can put in a good uninterrupted preseason.

  • Like 7
  • Clap 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Sydee said:

So why did we go and get McAdam (186cms) and Billings (185cms)

I could be wrong, but we seem to be loading up on similar types when we have needs elsewhere. Hope they are confident of keeping Petty beyond next season. 

Because we have an elite midfield and elite defence, and need a much better forward half cohort. We've gone about addressing that by giving ourselves options.

Koltyn is explosive, McAdam has x factor, Billings has ball use, and Windsor has run, carry and ball use to keep Hunter and Langdon honest on the wing, or play half back and allow a Bowey or McVee to play higher up the field.

Edited by Binmans PA
  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

Tholstrup isn't a small forward. He's 188cms and plays high half forward. In time he'll become part of the midfield rotation. Consider him a forward half player.

He's shown great ability to be a link up player in a similar mould to ANB. The hope would be he's got attributes to become more explosive and impactful.

 

2 hours ago, deanox said:

Tholstrop is a high half forward, with great endurance and agility, like ANB, but also super strong in the contest, a better kick. His ceiling is a player that is a bit of an ANB/Petracca hybrid.

One thing to remember is he was playing high half forward as he was playing WAFL seniors. If he was playing Colts he more than likely would have been playing mid and been picked as a mid. Playing seniors in that positioned showed he has real potential to develop into a somebody who can play both positions at a high level. Anyone that can do that well is a real game changer.  ie Dusty, trac, Danger

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

9 minutes ago, Binmans PA said:

Because we have an elite midfield and elite defence, and need a much better forward half cohort. We've gone about addressing that by giving ourselves options.

Koltyn is explosive, McAdam has x factor, Billings has ball use, and Windsor has run, carry and ball use to keep Hunter and Langdon honest on the wing, or play half back and allow a Bowey or McVee to play higher up the field.

With insights like that you'll soon go from PA to running the entire organisation!

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
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  

    OOZEE by The Oracle

    There’s a touch of irony in the fact that Adem Yze played his first game for Melbourne in Round 13, 1995 against the club he now coaches. For that game, he wore the number 44 guernsey and got six touches in a game the team won by 11 points.  The man whose first name was often misspelled, soon changed to the number 13 and it turned out lucky for him. He became a highly revered Demon with a record of 271 games during which his presence was acknowledged by the fans with the chant of “Oozee” wh

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons

    TRAINING: Friday 19th April 2024

    They are out for a run just as it starts raining. It didn't last long, ended up a reasonable session weather wise.  Light duties, BBB, rehab Farris-White, Melky, Salem and Spargo, all with private trainers. They are all playing soccer, huge amount of noise. 36-40 (difficult to get a count) in the main squad, biggest I've seen it in ages. Choco is barking out the orders. Goody has intense body language as he observes. Bowey in a lime green cap (no contact), and in the sim

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports

    ICEBREAKER by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons have broken the ice for season 2024 with a pulsating come-from-behind victory over Port Melbourne in which it took the lead for the first time at the halfway mark of the final quarter. The game played in mild Autumn conditions in neutral territory at Kinetic Park, Frankston, never reached great heights in standard but it proved gripping in character at the end at the Casey Demons overcame the Borough to win by 15 points after trailing badly early in the second half.  P

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    MAULED by Whispering Jack

    The writing was on the wall from the very first bounce of the football. The big men went up, Max Gawn more often than not, decisively won the ruck hit out and invariably a Brisbane Lions onballer either won the battle on the ground or halved the contest and they went at it repeatedly until they finally won out. Melbourne managed the first goal from Alex Neal-Bullen but after that the visitors shut out every area of Demon presence around the ground except in the ruck duels. It was a mauling.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports 4

    PREGAME: Rd 07 vs Richmond

    The Demons have a bye next week and have a 13 day break before they return to the MCG on ANZAC Eve to take on the Tigers. Who comes in and who goes out?

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 228

    PODCAST: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Monday, 15th April @ 8:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we analyse the Demons loss at the MCG against the Lions in the Round 05. 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 human. Listen & Chat LIV

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 56

    VOTES: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    Last week Christian Petracca retook the outright lead in the Demonland Player of the Year Award from Max Gawn, Steven May, Alex Neal-Bullen & Jack Viney. Your votes for the loss against the Lions. 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 44

    POSTGAME: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    The Demons 4 game winning streak has come to an end after a disappointing loss against the Brisbane Lions at the MCG going down by 22 points. 

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 505

    GAMEDAY: Rd 05 vs Brisbane

    It's Game Day & Demons have a great opportunity to win their fifth game on the trot and go into the bye with 5 wins and one loss when they take on the Brisbane Lions at the MCG on the Thursday night big stage.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 833
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...