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20 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Appropriate comment from someone called "Cheap Seats".

Reminds me of the probably apocryphal story of a club's Members' Handbook which had in its Table of Contents, "Seats - see under Members"

Head in the sand?

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7 hours ago, JJR said:

Soz man.

Funnily enough if our boys had kicked straight as did our opposition Simon Goodwin would have been the hero winning with a makeshift forward line. Jeez.!!!!

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12 hours ago, binman said:

A couple of levels of irony here. 

This is a thread started by a new poster asking posters to consider uniting behind our team and stop fighting amongst ourselves.

The site owner follows up with a post noting he wholeheartedly agrees with this message of unity between fans 

You ask me this question:

'Surely even your confidence is a little dented watching this unfold?

I answer your question respectfully ('no, not at all').

Then add some words i hoped might contribute to the spirit of this thread - lets unite behind one of the oldest and greatest sporting clubs in the world. Our club.

I didn't ask you for any editorial feedback.

But you gave it anyway.

Waffle.    

Again, in the spirt of the thread, i didn't bite, and instead made a self deprecating joke. 

Again, I was not asking for any feedback

But you gave it anyway.

'You fell a little short, about the English Channel gap'

Perhaps you were trying to be funny and not trying to have another dig at me. Only you know the answer to that and frankly i don't care. But so there is no confusion, I didn't find it funny. 

The second level of irony?

Claiming people are triggered by your suggestion we might slide. As i have noted i have not seen evidence of anyone being triggered by your assessment of where we are at.   

But I appear, for whatever reason, to trigger you.

And if i were honest i find unnecessary rudeness, for example having a shot at me for no apparent reason in consecutive posts in a thread calling for unity, a little bit triggering. I don't get it. But each to their own i guess.

So, for the sake of both of our mental health i'm popping you on ignore. Life is too short for silly back and forths on a footy forum. 

I'm telling you this because i don't want you to think I'm being rude when i don't reply to any more questions from you. 

Enjoy the season rooster.

Go Redlegs  

Oh please, spare me the attempted scolding, I’m not 7

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1 hour ago, DeeZone said:

Funnily enough if our boys had kicked straight as did our opposition Simon Goodwin would have been the hero winning with a makeshift forward line. Jeez.!!!!

It can be a fine line between being a hero and being a zero. 

As for the media relishing some current problems at the Dees, take that as a compliment. It is better to be feared than be the loveable, non threatening club that never challenges.

Everyone in the AFL knows that with some good luck in terms of injuries at the pointy end of the season, this Demons squad can win another flag. That is why they fear you and relish any problems at MFC.

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Man the season hasn’t started and I’m all ready over it, 1 thing after another the Gus decision has just about tipped me over the edge, well 1 thing is for sure we will find out pretty quick if the players have enough ticker 

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I'm all for unity and will back the boys in, but with all that has happened (and now Gus) - this is truly the ultimate test for us and our culture (the best in 40 years as Pert has said).

We'll either come out a basket case (which you could understand), or the leaders will take charge, set the agenda straight (we have to make amends for the last 2 years and make use of this limited premiership window) and the juniors take the opportunity to stand up and go to the next level.  

Looking forward to seeing us breathing fire from the first bounce - this is where we remind everyone that we are focused.

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16 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Unfortunately this request is futile.

Thank you @sam6172 for creating what had the potential to be a wonderful and very welcome thread right now. Sadly, it’s become unreadable, for me anyways.

Same goes for DL in general, tbh. Way too many drainers. I need to do a Luci, and take a break.

WCW out, for now 👋 

I tried. It is disheartening to see the attitude of our fanbase has turned mostly negative. Whilst I thank the ones who took the post the right way, there are quite a few who just took it as another excuse to take pot shots. 

The main point of it was just to encourage people to just focus on the footy. Good or bad. I'm not asking for censorship of people's opinions if they happen to speak badly about certain players or staff, with the exception of personal attacks. A few people seemed to take it that way. I'm all for a good back and forth.

Just don't get all down in the dumps over things we can't control. Off field and off season is all stuff we cannot control. Let's just cheer the red and blue when they run out for real in a few weeks. 

Just heard about Gus and that situation just drives the point home. It's just footy. There is more important things to worry about.

Enough with the personal attacks on players and staff. Keep it constructive. If any of us genuinely know more than them then I encourage you to show up at the club and let them know. Put yourself to use at the club rather than talking down to everyone here. 

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8 hours ago, layzie said:

I didn't even realise we lost the practice game. That's how much a cared about the result. 

Apparently if you add both scores we won by 2 points??

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Sorry I thought we kicked 8.3 -51 to 3.8- 26 = + 25 which is two better than our -23 deficit from the 1st stanza??

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On 21/02/2024 at 20:00, WalkingCivilWar said:

Unfortunately this request is futile.

Thank you @sam6172 for creating what had the potential to be a wonderful and very welcome thread right now. Sadly, it’s become unreadable, for me anyways.

Same goes for DL in general, tbh. Way too many drainers. I need to do a Luci, and take a break.

WCW out, for now 👋 

Hope you are ok WCW.

Come back soon, with your effervescent optimism for the Dees.

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On 21/02/2024 at 20:51, Dwight Schrute said:

I agree some early wins will certainly take the wind out of the sails of a media that doesn't seem to rate truth and credibility anywhere near as highly as it should. I think there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about what we might be able to achieve this year, we will need a lot of things to fall our way, but that's not different to any other year. 

I find it incredibly interesting the talk of deep cultural issues being linked to a team with 3 consecutive top 4 finishes, a premiership in the AFL, VFL and AFLW, stability on all levels, record membership, the vast majority of required players re-signing long term and year on year profits. I'd say with a reasonable degree of confidence most other clubs would absolutely love to have this sort of a record. 

What i've stated is fact though, it's not media hyperbole. we've had an incredibly successful 3 year period by virtually all measures and realistically we've probably underachieved slightly based on what a club in our position is capable of. it's very hard to marry that up with the suggestion we are an absolute basket case with massive cultural problems. 

Afternoon.... Bub here...you know that Devilish one....  I'll assume an advocational posit as it were.

The suggestion is.... some early wins might ( and that's only might,  as that's actually literally what it suggests ) take the wind out of the sails of media pundits who I sense you're saying are overly negative, irresponsibly negative ?

So what if we don't...i.e what if we don't  come outof the blocks all guns blazing chalking up better than evens ? 

Which games do you think we'll account better than our adversaries prior to the bye..

They being in order , 

Swans...away

Dogs...home

Hawks....home

Port followed by Crows...both in Ade

Back home v Lions

I can see many might tick 3 straight away...

I'm not ticking any just yet.

I see 2 rather hard games and 4 that could be anything.

4 and 2 ...we might get somewhere this year

2 and 4... hmmmm....  we'd be camping in struggle street before we knew it.

At the risk of ridicule games are simply won by kicking a higher score than your opponent.  For mine...unless i witness something approaching an effective fwd game against Carlton... and that requires the team jelling much better than current.... requires a better approach than our prevailing religious routine...  then i harbour serious doubts regarding season 24.

But your idea is not without curry.

Not often a season is defined in round 1... ours might be.

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