Jump to content

Posting Unsubstantiated Rumours on this Website is Strictly Forbidden
  • IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    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 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.


Dees Head list for Freo Ruckman


Mousey

Recommended Posts

Some great news for once- 2 good news articles on realfooty.com.au-

Dees head list for Freo Ruckman

http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/news/dees...9234761405.html

Win for Melbourne, as club secures training venue bear heart of city

http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/news/melb...9234761396.html

I would be keen to go after Warnock if we do indeed go after Rich in the draft and forget about Nait.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The aritcle soes not explain how we are securing a training venue.

All I understand is that Olympic park will be turned into a football ground for Collingwood...so how does that benefit Melbourne?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The aritcle soes not explain how we are securing a training venue.

All I understand is that Olympic park will be turned into a football ground for Collingwood...so how does that benefit Melbourne?

The way i read it was that VIS have been using olympic park and half the lexus centre. Our training ground will be developed at olympic park, while collingwood takeover the rest of the lexus centre. Also, our home facilities will be in the stands of the rectangular ground.

Is that right???? :unsure:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The 6pm news last night did mention that 'Collingwood' will develop Olympic Park as it's new football training venue.....no mention of the Dee's

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Yes we do. Will be number 1 ruckman next year with PJ backup/forward with Jamar and Meesen selling records out the front.

Bit stupid, let him have a game before you right him off.

If we draft Rich because of Warnock we are stupid....

Sorry to say, while Rich looks like a gun midfielder, he is just going to be Deledio, Murphy Gibbs..... Great future midfielders. But I would rather the Kruezer, Franklin, Luenburger KPP any day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What if we draft Rich because he's the best player?

We could have taken a risk and picked Kepler Bradley instead of Brock. Just because they're different doesn't necessarily mean that they're the best player.

I'm waiting until the under 18 championships to get a better idea.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You're right NN, if we get him, should be played off a wing, end to end, he'd dominate...

I hate this, I want to win games but if we don't we get a shot at getting a 21yr old 206cm ruckman and NN.

Conflicted, I guess you could say.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes we do. Will be number 1 ruckman next year with PJ backup/forward with Jamar and Meesen selling records out the front.

We neda number one ruckmen and Robbie is that man. Skinny but IMO he did very well last year.

I'll have a look at Jason Laycock as well. Talented but struggling with Hille. Plays well as the lone ruckman.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We neda number one ruckmen and Robbie is that man. Skinny but IMO he did very well last year.

I'll have a look at Jason Laycock as well. Talented but struggling with Hille. Plays well as the lone ruckman.

Laycock is a lazy footballer. i have some essendon mates who absolutely hate him. we don't want him.

Next year our rucks could be:

White, R.Warnock, Naitanui, P.Johnson, Jamar, Meesan and Spensor.... seems like a lot true.

however keep in mind that by the end of 2009

White- retired

Jamar- delisted

Meesan- delisted as a waste of a trade. not a footballer, only an athlete.

Spensor- might be delisted...let's be honest 95% of rookie drafted ruckman end up getting the chop

therefore we'll have Warnock (22), PJ (24), Naitanui (19) and Maybe Spensor if he comes on.

....

now imagine if we draft Rich instead of Naitanui, and don't target Warnock.

By end of 2009 our rucks will be:

PJ and Spensor and we'll be forced to give Jamar another contract....

If that's the case we'll prob probably end up having to use atleast 2 draft picks every year until we finnally find a good number 1 ruck.

If we're clever we'll fix the problem now, and be set for the next 10 years.

Naitanui is a must. he looks like an absolute freak.

our midfield is also coming along alright for the future with Mclean, Sylvia, Jones, Grimes and Morton to form the core in the future- +we'll probably draft a couple of midfielders using pick 17 and 18

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Whats the contract status of Travis Boak? Bailey knows him and he is a gun. If he is out of contract at seasons end we should contact his manager and push our case strongly. The chances are he wouldnt leave Port for nothing but I would rather we tried for bigger fish than Warnock.

If we were to acquire Boak and draft Rich or Naita we would have an excellent on ball nucleus with a balance of size, speed and hardness.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Naitanui is a must. he looks like an absolute freak.

our midfield is also coming along alright for the future with Mclean, Sylvia, Jones, Grimes and Morton to form the core in the future- +we'll probably draft a couple of midfielders using pick 17 and 18

According to Carlton's recruiting manager Wayne Hughes, Naitanui is a freak, and will bring people in through the gates.

Hopefully we can convince Warnock to come to Melbourne. We should screw Fremantle, and offer them a 3rd round draft pick, and tell them to take it, or we'll pick him up in the PSD.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I couldn't help but be impressed with our Warnocks game on Sunday. One game doesn't make a career, but I thought he showed quite a bit, especially with the ability to hit targets. I, like many thought he wasn't going to cut it, but if he was to continue in that manner and become a solid AFL player, then the attraction for his brother to come to us would be even more so.

I like the idea of Warnock and Natanui leading our ruck in the coming years.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Naitanui is a must. he looks like an absolute freak.

our midfield is also coming along alright for the future with Mclean, Sylvia, Jones, Grimes and Morton to form the core in the future- +we'll probably draft a couple of midfielders using pick 17 and 18

A couple of midfielders, or (please, please, please) a marking forward. One of these if available maybe (Hurley would be unlikely to slide to our priority pick at 17):

Prospectus 08

Michael Hurley Key Defender 192cm

Northern 1/06/1990 88kg

Hurley is a proven performer at both ends of the ground and produced impressive numbers in the 2007 season. In 17 games for Northern in the TAC Cup he averaged 18 disposals per game playing in key positions at either end of the ground. When up forward he was always a threat, being a multiple goal kicker five times including a haul of 6. He spent most of his time in defence, however having six or more rebound 50s on seven occasions and averaging four spoils and two marks from opposition kicks per game. He is strong overhead highlighted by his tally of 29 contested marks, of which he took at least one in all games. He dominated at full back for Vic Metro in the 2007 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, totalling four more rebound 50s than any other player.

Aaron Cornelius Key Forward 191cm

Tasmania 29/05/1990 81kg

Cornelius has proven in his junior career to date to be one of the best marks for his age. Since taking nine contested marks for Tasmania in the opening game of the 2006 NAB AFL Under 16 Championships, Cornelius has continued that form to average more than three per game in 14 games of under-age football for his state in the past two years. At age 17 he made his debut for Tasmania in the VFL late last season and took the equal most marks of anyone in the 2007 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.

Tom Hill Key Forward 196cm

Northern 7/04/1991 73kg

Hill is predominantly a key forward who scored six goals for Vic Metro at the 2007 NAB AFL Under-16 Championships. He averaged 13 disposals, five marks and three inside 50s per game at the carnival, and also totalled 4 score assists in the three matches. He had elite disposal efficiency of 82% and was strong overhead with a total of five contested marks.

Lewis Johnstone Key Forward 192cm

North Adelaide 3/03/1991 87kg

Johnstone is a power forward who averaged 13 disposals and three marks at the 2007 NAB AFL Under-16 Championships. While his numbers at that carnival were only modest, he spent the 2007 season in the SANFL U-17's where he produced some impressive performances. He kicked 31 goals in 20 games and was named in the best players on seven occasions, proving to be not only strong overhead but also at ground level.

I've also been keeping tabs Blake Broadhurst, a Robertson type doing impressive things in the WAFL.

Be very happy to get one of these with Naita at the draft.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A couple of midfielders, or (please, please, please) a marking forward. One of these if available maybe (Hurley would be unlikely to slide to our priority pick at 17):

Prospectus 08

Michael Hurley Key Defender 192cm

Northern 1/06/1990 88kg

Hurley is a proven performer at both ends of the ground and produced impressive numbers in the 2007 season. In 17 games for Northern in the TAC Cup he averaged 18 disposals per game playing in key positions at either end of the ground. When up forward he was always a threat, being a multiple goal kicker five times including a haul of 6. He spent most of his time in defence, however having six or more rebound 50s on seven occasions and averaging four spoils and two marks from opposition kicks per game. He is strong overhead highlighted by his tally of 29 contested marks, of which he took at least one in all games. He dominated at full back for Vic Metro in the 2007 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, totalling four more rebound 50s than any other player.

Aaron Cornelius Key Forward 191cm

Tasmania 29/05/1990 81kg

Cornelius has proven in his junior career to date to be one of the best marks for his age. Since taking nine contested marks for Tasmania in the opening game of the 2006 NAB AFL Under 16 Championships, Cornelius has continued that form to average more than three per game in 14 games of under-age football for his state in the past two years. At age 17 he made his debut for Tasmania in the VFL late last season and took the equal most marks of anyone in the 2007 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.

Tom Hill Key Forward 196cm

Northern 7/04/1991 73kg

Hill is predominantly a key forward who scored six goals for Vic Metro at the 2007 NAB AFL Under-16 Championships. He averaged 13 disposals, five marks and three inside 50s per game at the carnival, and also totalled 4 score assists in the three matches. He had elite disposal efficiency of 82% and was strong overhead with a total of five contested marks.

Lewis Johnstone Key Forward 192cm

North Adelaide 3/03/1991 87kg

Johnstone is a power forward who averaged 13 disposals and three marks at the 2007 NAB AFL Under-16 Championships. While his numbers at that carnival were only modest, he spent the 2007 season in the SANFL U-17's where he produced some impressive performances. He kicked 31 goals in 20 games and was named in the best players on seven occasions, proving to be not only strong overhead but also at ground level.

I've also been keeping tabs Blake Broadhurst, a Robertson type doing impressive things in the WAFL.

Be very happy to get one of these with Naita at the draft.

I work with Hurleys dad and he is getting a lot of interest especially from the Dees. He played on last years full forward for WA recently and beat him and 2 weeks ago was playing full back for the Knights (I assume it was the knights), was shifted to CHF and snared 6 goals. He is a beautiful kick and well balanced. Consequently he is on the radar for a lot of recruiters.

Problem is we would need another pick as he will probably go top 10.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I work with Hurleys dad and he is getting a lot of interest especially from the Dees. He played on last years full forward for WA recently and beat him and 2 weeks ago was playing full back for the Knights (I assume it was the knights), was shifted to CHF and snared 6 goals. He is a beautiful kick and well balanced. Consequently he is on the radar for a lot of recruiters.

Problem is we would need another pick as he will probably go top 10.

Top 3 even, considered to be the best KPP in this years draft

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A couple of midfielders, or (please, please, please) a marking forward. One of these if available maybe (Hurley

Aaron Cornelius Key Forward 191cm

Tasmania 29/05/1990 81kg

Cornelius has proven in his junior career to date to be one of the best marks for his age. Since taking nine contested marks for Tasmania in the opening game of the 2006 NAB AFL Under 16 Championships, Cornelius has continued that form to average more than three per game in 14 games of under-age football for his state in the past two years. At age 17 he made his debut for Tasmania in the VFL late last season and took the equal most marks of anyone in the 2007 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.

Be very happy to get one of these with Naita at the draft.

Going by what I have heard Cornelius has been a bit disappointing so far this year in the VFL - still young though so may be ok.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hopefully we can convince Warnock to come to Melbourne. We should screw Fremantle, and offer them a 3rd round draft pick, and tell them to take it, or we'll pick him up in the PSD.

Stuff the third round draft pick, it was daylight robbery what they did to us in the Farmer trade, nah, they can get stuffed. Just pick up Warnock in PSD if he's available.

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  

    GAMEDAY: Practice Match vs Carlton

    It's Game Day and the Demons are headed for a date with the Blues at Ikon Park for their final practice match before the ball is kicked in anger to open the season in just over a week's time. Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024 Location: Ikon Park Gates Open: 5:30pm Match commences: 6:40pm Watch: Foxtel & Kayo VFL practice match: Please note, the VFL practice match (10:30am) is no longer open to public. Entry: Your entry gate will be detailed on your ticket (4, 5 or 6)

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 33

    TRAINING: Tuesday 27th February 2024

    I headed down to Gosch’s Paddock this morning for the Captain’s Run in the lead up to tomorrow night’s practice match against the Blues.  The squad that took the field was indicative of the lineup for that match at Ikon Park.  Likely Selections based on the groupings of players at the Captain's Run today at Gosch's Paddock. Main Group: Gawn, Viney, May, JVR, Lever, Petracca, McVee, Windsor, Billings, Langdon, Bowey, Schache, Rivers, ANB, Fritsch, Sparrow, Chandler, Kozzy,

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports 4

    SCRUTINY & RESILIENCE by Whispering Jack

    If the week when preseason training melds into scratch matches with other clubs, is the first marker for the beginning of a new season, then this has certainly been a torrid opener for the Melbourne Football Club in its campaign to remain a leading AFL premiership contender in 2024. The Demons were already under enormous scrutiny from the media and football’s fan base (including their own) after consecutive straight-sets finals exits, with Clayton Oliver’s well documented woes, the Joel Smi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 27

    Angus Brayshaw Forced into Retirement

    After 167 games including the drought breaking Premiership Angus Brayshaw has made the heart breaking decision to medically retire from football as a result of a series of serious head knocks over his nearly decade of footy. We wish Gus all the best and he'll always be a hero at Demonland. 😢

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 414

    PODCAST: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Tuesday, 20th February @ 8:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we dissect the Scratch Match loss to the Tigers and hopefully provide me with some free MFCSS therapy. 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

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 43

    PREGAME: Practice Match vs Carlton

    The Dees will play their final practice match before the start of the 2024 seasons against the Blues at Ikon Park. What are you wanting to see in this final hit out before the season proper? Will Clarry & Salo return to the side? 2024 AAMI Community Series | Carlton v Melbourne Date: Wednesday 28 February Time: 6:40pm (AEDT) Location: IKON Park | Wurundjeri

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 183

    POSTGAME: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Dees were outclassed and outmuscled in its first practice hit out for the 2024 season against the Tigers going down by 23 points at Casey Fields. 

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 287

    GAMEDAY: Match SIM vs Richmond

    It's Game Day and it's been 156 days since the Demons were bundled out of the finals in straight sets for the 2nd year in a row. Our redemption starts here. Remember it's only a practice match if we lose. Date: Sunday 18th Feb Location: Casey Fields Gate open: 9.30am Match commences: 10am Watch: Foxtel & Kayo Inclusions: Seven-quarter match simulation Signing opportunities Kids' activities Partner giveaways Demons Squad: 1. Steven May 2. Jacob Van Rooyen

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 402

    TRAINING: Saturday 17th February 2024

    On the eve of the Dees first practice match for the 2024 season a couple of Demonland Trackwatchers bring you their observations from today’s Captain’s Run at Gosch’s Paddock.  KEV MARTIN’S CAPTAIN’S RUN OBSERVATIONS Looks a a dress rehearsal Captain's run. 23 out doing drills.  Included is Will Verall, Kynan Brown, Bailey Laurie, Caleb Windsor, Blake Howes, Adam Tomlinson, Kade Chandler, Jack Billings and Josh Schache. Rehab include BBB, Tom Fullarton, TMac, AMW, Woey.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!
×
×
  • Create New...