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Reading all of the hand wringing about the Demons as we head into 2024 is enough to make me spew.  Honestly, can we be as big a basket case as we are being reported as?  The demons have huge challenges and massive messaging headwinds just to get to the starting line.

Today I got contacted about the Demon draw raffle - I’m in immediately.  I might break my oath to never bet on sport and choose dees for top 4, GF and premiers.

When you put coal under pressure you make diamonds.  We are under pressure now but I remain all in.

C’mon Dees, stick it up em all and take the flag!

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34 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Reading all of the hand wringing about the Demons as we head into 2024 is enough to make me spew.  Honestly, can we be as big a basket case as we are being reported as?  The demons have huge challenges and massive messaging headwinds just to get to the starting line.

Today I got contacted about the Demon draw raffle - I’m in immediately.  I might break my oath to never bet on sport and choose dees for top 4, GF and premiers.

When you put coal under pressure you make diamonds.  We are under pressure now but I remain all in.

C’mon Dees, stick it up em all and take the flag!

Great post!

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38 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Reading all of the hand wringing about the Demons as we head into 2024 is enough to make me spew.  Honestly, can we be as big a basket case as we are being reported as?  The demons have huge challenges and massive messaging headwinds just to get to the starting line.

Today I got contacted about the Demon draw raffle - I’m in immediately.  I might break my oath to never bet on sport and choose dees for top 4, GF and premiers.

When you put coal under pressure you make diamonds.  We are under pressure now but I remain all in.

C’mon Dees, stick it up em all and take the flag!

Agree 100%.

Way too much woe is me self-pity around here lately. Tough day today I know, buts it's time to man up and get stuck into the season. I'm sure the playing group will use the setbacks over preseason as motivation. They'll give their all, I'm sure.

Go Dees.

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I think the cumulative effect of all the events at our club over this pre-season and the subsequent media feeding frenzy can have two possible impacts on the team.

It can either galvanise them or knock the stuffing out of them.

I hope and pray it's the former.  Demons for Premiers in 2024.

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19 minutes ago, BDA said:

Agree 100%.

Way too much woe is me self-pity around here lately. Tough day today I know, buts it's time to man up and get stuck into the season. I'm sure the playing group will use the setbacks over preseason as motivation. They'll give their all, I'm sure.

Go Dees.

A lot of talk about culture of late.

The culture of any organisation is not tested when you're flying. 

It's tested when under pressure and there are internal and external shocks.

Let's see how ours stands up this season.

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To paraphrase Paul Kelly: “They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn. And in the hour of the greatest slaughter, the great avenger is being born.”

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22 minutes ago, binman said:

A lot of talk about culture of late.

The culture of any organisation is not tested when you're flying. 

It's tested when under pressure and there are internal and external shocks.

Let's see how ours stands up this season.

Culture……you’re kidding right. Have you not watched us hitting the fan the last 4 months. 
 

Is the vomit emoji because you haven’t had your eyes open to what’s been going on? How many club forums start with a warning to not discuss 40% of what’s going on? It’s unheard of, we’re claiming new territory atm. But away you go, dump the vomit emoji and go with the “We’re a top 4 club” Hahaha

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8 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

To paraphrase Paul Kelly: “They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn. And in the hour of the greatest slaughter, the great avenger is being born.”

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"There's two teams out there today and only one of them's playing footy"

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25 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

To paraphrase Paul Kelly: “They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn. And in the hour of the greatest slaughter, the great avenger is being born.”

Resurgam

We have to wait 18 years?

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25 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

Culture……you’re kidding right. Have you not watched us hitting the fan the last 4 months. 
 

Is the vomit emoji because you haven’t had your eyes open to what’s been going on? How many club forums start with a warning to not discuss 40% of what’s going on? It’s unheard of, we’re claiming new territory atm. But away you go, dump the vomit emoji and go with the “We’re a top 4 club” Hahaha

The vomit emoji is because you're a tiresome bore. Can you give us all a break and leave one thread free of your wrist slitting. 

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1 hour ago, buck_nekkid said:

Reading all of the hand wringing about the Demons as we head into 2024 is enough to make me spew.  Honestly, can we be as big a basket case as we are being reported as?  The demons have huge challenges and massive messaging headwinds just to get to the starting line.

Today I got contacted about the Demon draw raffle - I’m in immediately.  I might break my oath to never bet on sport and choose dees for top 4, GF and premiers.

When you put coal under pressure you make diamonds.  We are under pressure now but I remain all in.

C’mon Dees, stick it up em all and take the flag!

I hope your right bro, cause after a few Xmas beers with some smart [censored] bombers mates I had a $500 bet we would make top four.  I've been thinking to try thr no Brayshaw no bet.  There should be a four schooner cut off for mates bets, I think I'm cooked.

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Hopefully Max is taking the time to look each of his Teammates in the eye today. 
 

The Number 10 Guernsey should be in the warm up room wherever the team trains this year. 
 

We need players to Step up and take responsibility as Angus did, so well. 
 

Look them in the eye Max, as you did in early’21, when the Players all went away for a few nights 

Look them in the eyes again, and get that commitment. 
 

The Media want us to fold like a deck of Cards. They want us to bleed and go away….

commitment 100%

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The culture talk is a funny one tho. 
 

Praised when we win the flag and now it’s awful over the past few months. 
 

Kidding ourselves if this wasn’t happening in 2021 but just not getting caught - equally the other 17 clubs would all have their own things every year. 

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1 hour ago, Roost it far said:

Culture……you’re kidding right. Have you not watched us hitting the fan the last 4 months. 
 

Is the vomit emoji because you haven’t had your eyes open to what’s been going on? How many club forums start with a warning to not discuss 40% of what’s going on? It’s unheard of, we’re claiming new territory atm. But away you go, dump the vomit emoji and go with the “We’re a top 4 club” Hahaha

"How many club forums start with a warning to not discuss 40% of what’s going on? It’s unheard of,"

Concerning 2 out of 46 players.  We still get an elephant stamp for maturity if we keep focus working towards the new seson.

May brawling last year and that's about it.

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8 minutes ago, redandbluemakepurple said:

"How many club forums start with a warning to not discuss 40% of what’s going on? It’s unheard of,"

Concerning 2 out of 46 players.  We still get an elephant stamp for maturity if we keep focus working towards the new seson.

May brawling last year and that't about it.

If you were to look a bit closer you might notice some other leaves on fire but stick with your truth if it’s working for you. 

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King's Birthday will be a serious thing but I fully expect round 24 to be one to remember.

By then we will have worked our way through a difficult season, and that final round game against Collingwood will very likely influence both club's position in the top 4.

By all the pagan deities and ancestral spirits, we must purge that corrupting foulness.

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So much emotion in and around the club that i can only see boom or bust scenarios. I really hope the adversity galvanises the group, but feel the Oliver and Smith scenarios may have be too draining. 

 

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Agreed that all these dramas and series of unfortunate events at the Melbourne Football Club will have either two outcomes.

We will either.....

Crash and burn and have a horrible season due to all these distractions and sad news.

Become galvanised and use all this adversity to rise up (like a phoenix from the ashes) and finally win a new Premiership at our ancestral home the MCG in front of all of us adoring fans and fanatical supporters who form the Demon faithful.

 

Let's hope it's the latter outcome which comes to fruition!

WIN THE FLAG FOR GUS!!! 🏆😎👍

 

GO DEMONS IN 2024!!!! 🔴🔵👹

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3 hours ago, 3183 Dee said:

To paraphrase Paul Kelly: “They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn. And in the hour of the greatest slaughter, the great avenger is being born.”

Resurgam

That would have been Froggy Thompson...

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1 hour ago, Roost it far said:

If you were to look a bit closer you might notice some other leaves on fire but stick with your truth if it’s working for you. 

Instead of being dismissive why don't you enlighten us of these other leaves on fire besides Clarry, Smith and now I suppose the heartbreak of Gus that might have some influence on the group.

If you've got some facts spill the tea old Roost it! Or is it more speculation?

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5 hours ago, binman said:

A lot of talk about culture of late.

The culture of any organisation is not tested when you're flying. 

It's tested when under pressure and there are internal and external shocks.

Let's see how ours stands up this season.

I'm not so bothered by the culture 'bin'...

I always find that talk a little flimsy with all clubs.

Of course if we don't perform well on field this season then the C word will be all over here and the media.

It's going to be a tough year.

We are 5+ down before we start the season.

2 will not be back.

2 are pretty much done for, Tommy and BBB.

Melk is out for at least half the season.

Who knows how things will pan out for Clarry.

Petty can't get on the park.

It's going to be tough, good culture or not.

List management might be an interesting discussion.

There have been some puzzling decisions the last couple of seasons.

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