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13 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

I’ve watched about 15 Casey games with him in them. He has shown nothing to suggest he’s going to make it. Doesn’t take marks, doesn’t kick goals, doesn’t hit packs and is only an average kick. 

Apart from that, he’s great.

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1 hour ago, Roost it far said:

I’ve watched about 15 Casey games with him in them. He has shown nothing to suggest he’s going to make it. Doesn’t take marks, doesn’t kick goals, doesn’t hit packs and is only an average kick. 

STFU

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3 hours ago, Lil_red_fire_engine said:

Interesting that Turner went forward and looked excellent until he then went behind the ball once we had the lead. He is too good for VFL, even after a stint off, is this the attempt to find him an AFL spot as the third tall forward if/when Brown wains?

A good comeback against mature bodies on a skinny ground. There is something to work with, with Verrall, Pup and possibly Sestan. 

I'm not sure he was moved forward permanently at any point.  Looked more like he was playing a kick behind the ball and once the ball looked like staying inside 50 for a bit he was pushing up to try and provide an extra and try and impact there as well.

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2 hours ago, picket fence said:

Could be a forward then??

Wouldn't hurt trialling him there at Casey at some point.

Great hands, reads the play nicely.  Reasonably quick off the mark for his size & pretty agile.

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9 minutes ago, Demon Dynasty said:

I'm not sure he was moved forward permanently at any point.  Looked more like he was playing a kick behind the ball and once the ball looked like staying inside 50 for a bit he was pushing up to try and provide an extra and try and impact there as well.

He was moved to the forward line..

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1 hour ago, Bendigo_Demon said:

I’m surprised Sestan wasn’t named in the best. I thought he was fantastic. 

Yes, Ollie Sestan was excellent and played a great second half. Sestan played in the centre at the start of the last quarter and played very well. I want Sestan to remain playing in the centre.  That last quarter was great to watch. Hunter lifted in the second half as well. Daniel Turner went to the forward line at the start of the third quarter and took some great marks. Disco played well considering he was coming back from injury. But Will Verrall played his best game for the year and has a very bright AFL career. 

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16 minutes ago, Storm Boy said:

Yes, Ollie Sestan was excellent and played a great second half. Sestan played in the centre at the start of the last quarter and played very well. I want Sestan to remain playing in the centre.  That last quarter was great to watch. Hunter lifted in the second half as well. Daniel Turner went to the forward line at the start of the third quarter and took some great marks. Disco played well considering he was coming back from injury. But Will Verrall played his best game for the year and has a very bright AFL career. 

Hopefully Turner plays up  forward in the AFL very soon. Huge upside. His versatility is a bonus. Just needs a decent run with injury.🤞

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7 minutes ago, Deelectable said:

Hopefully Turner plays up  forward in the AFL very soon. Huge upside. His versatility is a bonus. Just needs a decent run with injury.🤞

I hope Disco Turner will play get an opportunity to play in the forward line in the AFL. Honestly, Disco was presenting strongly and crashing the packs. He looked a natural playing in the forward line and got a goal as well. I'm still trying to get my head around Andy Moniz-Wakefield playing in the backline. But he played well, just needs to work on his disposal efficiency. 

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8 hours ago, Roost it far said:

Truth a bit painful?

I happy for you to live in your truth RiF, but your projection of this truth is way too much. 
 

Leave the kid alone and keep your opinion to yourself. Or, at least tone it down 10 notches 

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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. 

Port scored the opening two goals and maintained the ascendency throughout the opening term despite a late goal to Casey’s Ollie Sestan. The second term was a seesaw battle in which Port Melbourne managed to hold sway through the brilliance of ex-Bulldog Billy Gowers who had five goals till half time. His former teammate Josh Schache chimed in with a couple of goals of his own. Another late-term goal to the Demons saw them draw to within 15 points at the main break. 

Port Melbourne dominated proceedings in the early part of the second half kicking 4.1 to a single point to the 13 minute mark, skipping away to a 26 point lead. Their two man ruck was getting on top of Casey’s Will Verrall who was playing a lone hand in the ruck. Bailey Laurie was manfully holding the depleted midfield together seemingly on a thread, when the game took a turn for the better. 

Another former Dog in Lachie Hunter who had been held to five touches in the opening half, came alive and began to dictate the play. Daniel Turner, in his return match after injury, was moved forward and suddenly, the team clicked into action. Casey kicked eight of the last nine goals of the match, including six to one in the final quarter and notched up its first victory for the season. 

There were some good signs from a Melbourne perspective. The roles of Hunter and Laurie were instrumental in the fightback, Verrall is starting to really blossom as a ruckman and Kynan Brown and Ollie Sestan are rapidly developing their craft. Turner played a significant role when he went forward and Andy Moniz-Wakefield continues to make progress in his role in defence. Of the VFL-listed players Paddy Cross put in his best yet performance for the club.

The icebreaking victory has provided a fillip for the club after two defeats at home to open the season. Unfortunately, the opportunity to build momentum from the win has been stifled by next weekend’s bye.

CASEY DEMONS 2.4.16 5.8.38 7.11.53 13.12.90

PORT MELBOURNE 4.2.26 6.4.40 10.7.67 11.9.75

GOALS 

CASEY DEMONS K Brown Sestan Schache 3 Fullarton 2 Turner K Windsor

PORT MELBOURNE Gowers 5 Conlan 2 Barnes Curry Miller Signorello

BEST 

CASEY DEMONS Laurie Schache Hunter Sestan Fullarton K Brown

PORT MELBOURNE Gowers Green Hird Hooper  Flockart Rankin

Statistics 

Jed Adams 6 kicks 3 handballs 9 disposals 4 marks 2 tackles 38 dream team points 
Kynan Brown 3 goals 7 kicks 8 handballs 15 disposals 3 marks 8 tackles 96 dream team points  
Leo Connolly 7 kicks 4 handballs 11 disposals 2 marks 35 dream team points.    
Paddy Cross 1 behind 16 kicks 3 handballs 19 disposals 8 marks 2 tackles 89 dream team points 
Tyler Edwards 1 behind 5 kicks 1 handball 6 disposals 4 marks 4 tackles 1 hitout 48 dream team points.     
Kyah Farris-White 1 behind 1 kicks 1 disposal 1 mark 7 dream team points 
Tom Freeman 7 kicks 7 disposals 2 marks 3 tackles 39 dream team points
Tom Fullarton 2 goals 4 behinds 14 kicks 7 handballs 21 disposals 5 marks 1 tackle 7 hitouts 101 dream team points
Lachie Hunter 16 kicks 6 handballs 22 disposals 3 marks 4 tackles 87 dream team points    
Matt Jefferson 2 kicks 2 handballs 4 disposals marks 1 tackle 16 dream team points   
Brayden Laplanche 7 kicks 2 handballs 9 disposals 2 marks 4 tackles 47 dream team points
Bailey Laurie 1 behind 11 kicks 13 handballs 24 disposals 1 mark 17 tackles 122 dream team points 
Andy Moniz-Wakefield 12 kicks 4 handballs 16 disposals 7 marks 6 tackles 81 dream team points 
Ned Moodie 6 kicks 7 handballs 13 disposals 3 marks 3 tackles 53 dream team points
Josh Schache 3 goals 1 behind 9 kicks 6 handballs 15 disposals 7 marks 2 tackles 84 dream team points
Ollie Sestan 3 goals 12 kicks 8 handballs 20 disposals 1 mark 1 tackle 78 dream team points 
Ryan Steele 6 kicks 7 handballs 13 disposals 2 marks 4 tackles 49 dream team points          Mitch Szybkowski 7 kicks 4 handballs 11 disposals 2 marks 5 tackles 56 dream team points
Adam Tomlinson 15 kicks 1 handballs 16 disposals 5 marks 1 tackle 57 dream team points
  
Daniel Turner 1 goal 11 kicks 3 handballs 14 disposals 9 marks 3 tackles 82 dream team points
Will Verrall 1 behind 17 kicks 4 handballs 21 disposals 4 marks 4 tackles 31 hitouts 115 dream team points    
Mitch White 1 behind 7 kicks 4 handballs 11 disposals 1 mark 5 tackles 52 dream team points
Kai Windsor 1 goal 5 kicks 1 handballs 6 disposals 2 tackles 29 dream team points

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3 hours ago, Demonsterative said:

I happy for you to live in your truth RiF, but your projection of this truth is way too much. 
 

Leave the kid alone and keep your opinion to yourself. Or, at least tone it down 10 notches 

Agree 100 % He is still learning. The club signed him on a contract extention, he will be alright, just had an off day yesterday by the sound of it! Give him some time!

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41 minutes ago, SPC said:

Someone posted about the class of Jeffo on show yesterday. I see he had 2 handballs, 2 kicks.. gee he must not waste a possession then. 😉
 

Would be dropped from Casey on merit if he wasn’t a high draft pick. 

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Turner playing forward , wow what a great move .  On the other hand Jefferson probably should play defence for the remainder of the year. We seem to have too many forwards and I use the word loosely playing. Schache only seems to be a good/fair player at VFL level, he basically is of no value to the club. Perhaps the club has not found a suitable position on the ground where he can excel. I think B.Brown will return to the Vfl soon.

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Jefferson needs to get on his bike as a forward. Lead up to the wings, run his opponent off his feet. Tell Schache to stay in the goalsquare. He needs to get his hands on the ball a lot more. Playing him back isn’t the answer, confidence is. Even the way he holds himself screams doubt. That’s his issue from where I sit. I’m not sure he believes he belongs or is willing to fight for it. Until that changes nothing else will. 
Turner on the other hand continues to show he has what it takes. Maybe as a forward??

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5 hours ago, Demonsterative said:

I happy for you to live in your truth RiF, but your projection of this truth is way too much. 
 

Leave the kid alone and keep your opinion to yourself. Or, at least tone it down 10 notches 

"Keep your opinion to yourself". ? It is a discussion forum !!

The point is to share opinions and on demonland it is usually pretty respectful.

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I don't get to watch Casey much so I rely heavily on Demonland to help me with our VFL performances.

It's hard, therefore, when I come on here after what I assume was a gritty win and the thread is substantially posters taking pot-shots at Jefferson.

Just on a rudimentary reading of the stats, I'd have hoped to see healthy discussion about what Disco offers as a forward, whether Laurie showed enough to suggest he might add to our AFL midfield mix, and whether Schache did anything different in taking 7 marks and kicking 3.1.

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He wasn’t the only key forward for Melbourne who didn’t turn up this week. And probably contributed more to goals than others we had. 

I get the frustration that he’s not involved more and that he has a timid nature off the field. I also get the frustration from people who have seen his good games and go “far out, the ceiling is so high on this kid”. We have 44 spots on the list and his ceiling is as high as any of them. What does it matter that we are giving him a base wage, getting him up to speed with the game, and see what he can do. 


For those “draft bust” people, we did all we could in that draft to move up. Maybe you are Josh Weddle fans, but there is no one picked after Jeffo that screams we made a mistake. Even with revisionist history. Let’s enjoy the ride and see where we are in 2026. Till then, we should have enough key forwards that are meant to be in that spot. 

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34 minutes ago, Bystander said:

"Keep your opinion to yourself". ? It is a discussion forum !!

The point is to share opinions and on demonland it is usually pretty respectful.

So am I to keep my opinion to myself? Or, share my opinions? 

Jefferson is on the end of some disrespectful comments and bullying IMO

 

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Verrall is developing nicely. Good young kid who was a handy pickup in the 2022 rookie draft.  Sestan also picked as a rookie (2022) looks capable and I’d like to see him work on his aerobic side.  Definitely got a footy brain. 

Ironically the 1st round 2022 pick Matt Jefferson struggled and looks a fair way off.  It’s always a gamble to grab a young skinny key forward as a 1st round pick.  Dees have to be patient but need to see more intensity imv. 

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31 minutes ago, Demonsterative said:

So am I to keep my opinion to myself? Or, share my opinions? 

Jefferson is on the end of some disrespectful comments and bullying IMO

 

bullying? hes a grown man lol

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