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PODCAST: Practice Match vs Carlton


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The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Thursday, 29th February @ 8:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we dissect the Practice Match victory over the Blues at Ikon Park.

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15 minutes ago, Return to Glory said:

Sure, which former Dees player could we most liken Caleb Windsor to, even though it's early days?

 

Funny you should ask that. A player immediately came to mind  which I thought I'd note on the pod.

And, on reading your q, another player came to mind.

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Thought we had the game sewn up at half time and I was very happy with what  I saw up until then. I know the 3 boys on the bench played in the earlier match but I would have liked to have seen more of Verrell, Brown and Tholstrup. What are your thoughts on their limited minutes and did you think we should have rested Max and a few others earlier. 

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I was beginning to lose faith in Sparrow and I thought he stood up after 1/4 time and had an excellent game kicking 3 goals. We need a big year from him given Gus’ retirement and Clarry’s potential absence. 

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Interesting Centre Bounce Attendance stats that Andy posted in the Post Game Thread. I was really impressed with Salem's poise and polish in the middle and was pleasantly surprised that he attended the most Centre Bounces for the Dees with 22. Viney 20, Tracc 17, Sparrow 10 and Kozzy 9.

MELBOURNE

Player Time On Ground % Ranking Points Disposals Kick Ins CBA
M.Gawn 74 185 24 0 0
T.Rivers 84 80 24 0 0
A.Neal-Bullen 83 110 23 0 3
C.Petracca 71 79 23 0 17
C.Salem 74 102 23 0 22
J.Viney 77 114 23 0 20
T.Sparrow 83 112 20 0 10
J.Billings 77 91 17 0 0
E.Langdon 92 60 17 0 0
B.Laurie 73 58 17 0 0
J.Bowey 79 76 16 3 0
J.Lever 99 95 16 0 0
K.Pickett 80 102 15 0 9
B.Fritsch 91 42 13 0 0
J.van Rooyen 65 79 11 0 0
C.Windsor 66 77 11 0 0
S.May 92 73 10 0 0
A.Tomlinson 100 78 10 0 0
J.McVee 77 34 9 0 0
J.Schache 78 57 9 0 0
K.Chandler 79 49 7 0 0
B.Howes 69 44 6 0 0
K.Brown 12 6 3 0 0
K.Tholstrup 13 8 2 0 3
W.Verrall 12 7 2 0 0
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Been very critical of Schache. I thought that was his best competitive performance for the club so far, competed, took his chances rucked ok.

Didn't see Olivers VFL appearance, did he only play in the midfield? What was his rotating position?, if he comes in, what amount of time do you think he would play in the middle if he does against Sydney.

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Devastated about the news of Gus' retirement last week. Champion player whose career has been tragically cut short. I hope the club can find a role for him. He will forever be a Premiership Demon.

He simply can't replace his onfield leadership but how do you think we will cover the important role he played?

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I believe Billings only played a handful of games for the Saints in the last two seasons due to a combination of injuries and form loss prior to coming over to us.

I know its early days but it appears that he has found a new lease on life. Boy does he have some silky skills. I am very bullish about how good this could turn out for him and us. I hope he plays in the ones against Sydney. No question from me, just a comment. 

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kozzy isn’t available for our match against the Swans in opening round . how will we cover his loss in the forward line and who takes his place ? I haven’t been overly impressed with any of our small forwards in the 2 praccy matches with the exception of kynan brown but he wasn't given much of a chance to put his hand against the blues . 

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11 hours ago, binman said:

Funny you should ask that. A player immediately came to mind  which I thought I'd note on the pod.

And, on reading your q, another player came to mind.

Travis Johnstone equals a young Caleb Windsor.

I'm guessing that's where you are going. I think a few noticed.

Is Salo in the middle a lock for the season?

Looking forward to the podcasts again.

 

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9 hours ago, Skrull said:

kozzy isn’t available for our match against the Swans in opening round . how will we cover his loss in the forward line and who takes his place ? I haven’t been overly impressed with any of our small forwards in the 2 praccy matches . 

Based on the Richmond match sim, I thought that Pup Brown might be a good chance.  What does the panel think?

ps.  I was disappointed that he wasn’t given more ground time against Carlton.  Could this be an indication that our Match Committee think he’s not quite ready?

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1 hour ago, leave it to deever said:

Travis Johnstone equals a young Caleb Windsor.

I'm guessing that's where you are going. I think a few noticed.

Is Salo in the middle a lock for the season?

Looking forward to the podcasts again.

 

Nup, not TJ.

TJ is an all time fav of mine, and funnily enough would probably suit footy cira 2024 better than when he played with the importance of wingers. And i can see the comparison. 

But whilst a smooth mover, Windsor strikes me as less, how should i put this - urgent? (was going to stay stoner like) and perhaps more hard it than TJ. And not as fast as Windsor.

Also, admittedly from a very limited sample size i'm not sure if Windsor is as good a kick as TJ, perhaps with Wattsy, the best kick i have seen at the dees.    

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I’ll enter the quiz and suggest Steven Stretch (but he’s probably before your time).

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14 hours ago, Return to Glory said:

Sure, which former Dees player could we most liken Caleb Windsor to, even though it's early days?

 

Strangely enough he reminded me of a former Carlton player.  David Glascott. Who was an absolute gun.

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Very happy with the way we zoned in defence an were able to play tempo footy when needed. It was the mirror image of the way we played the Match Simulation against the Tigers. Playing Devil's Advocate here but were there any concerns that we still gave up their 3 goals apiece to their two key forwards in Curnow and McKay, the latter could have kicked 5 if he knew how to kick. Granted they're both Coleman Medalists and granted our defence shut down any other scoring opportunities and kept them to under 70 points.

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Let's not bury the lede here. Is Clarry getting selected to play in the Opening Round match against the Swans? It's time to fully welcome him back into the fold.

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Thank you to all who have asked questions or posted comments. I'm going to cut it off here as I need to put together the run sheet for the boys. See you tonight at 8:30pm or catch the pod on your preferred app tomorrow.

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