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  1. I felt like leaving because of the tanking but getting flogged....I'm used to that.The 70's and 80's got me used to it. Heads will roll (hopefully Schwab and Mclardy) but we'll be back you can take that to the bank. Now stop your snivelling, buy your membership and hang on tight because we've got a [censored] to fly through Go Demons Unleash Hell
    22 points
  2. What I saw tonight, in many ways, was a disgrace. On-field I think this club died after we knifed James McDonald - but that's for another thread. I sit near the race each week and what I saw after the game left a sour taste. Ignoring the degenerate Essendon fans come to our race to give our players/supporters grief was shocking - but I was far from enamoured with the behaviour of Dees fans. Last week the booing was, I feel, an instinctual reaction to a terrible performance. What I saw tonight was macho rubbish - men wanting to big note themselves to their mates, to show off and laugh at how th
    21 points
  3. Remember the film 'Super 8' with Nicholas Cage? In the movie they watch an alleged snuff film only to watch another one and see the same person 'die' twice. Don't come on here and say that 'this' is the last straw unless you genuinely mean it. I don't want to hear it. I'm not going anywhere. My role is to remind the club that we demand more. Walking away now of all times is truly futile.
    14 points
  4. Alright im back. Who missed me? Probably a bit dramatic today. Im still fuming but I cant walk away. Apologies
    13 points
  5. Hi guys, I am a 15 year old supporter who was at the game on Saturday night and I couldn't help but making my first post to the fans. Ever since I can remember melbourne have been a dreadful and "irrelevant" club and that has made me question my love for the club very often. The cheers that erupted through the MCG when Jack was subbed and the abuse that the players copped heading down the race were two events that night that nearly left me in tears. The players are clearly psychologically stuffed at the moment and when they see there own fans turn on them is not helping there cause, it is digg
    10 points
  6. Was there a lot of kids crying, if not why can't you just refer to him as the kid in the MFC polo FFS. He or another family member may read demonland. Think before you post
    10 points
  7. Ultimately sacking Brian Royal will make little difference to the big picture, but [censored] me it would be a start. I have never seen a worse midfield group in my entire life. Essendon just walked it out of the centre all night long.
    10 points
  8. Tanking culture - I would suggest that many of us supported whatever it was we did in 2009 albeit with great reluctance believing it would benefit the club in the long run as it did with Hawthorn (Roughead & Franklin), Collingwood (Pendlebury & Thomas), Carlton (Murphy, Gibbs, Kreuzer & ultimately Judd) & Richmond (Cotchin) before us. You can go back further if you like. It could be fair to say that the club's now feeling the effects of the AFL's selection of us alone as the patsy that has something to do with our current malaise but it wasn't Schwab who precipitated that, allo
    9 points
  9. A few minutes to go I went down to the race fully intending to give the boys a big spray as they came off. I've never done it before but I was so filled with rage and disappointment that I couldn't hold it in. But as they came off they looked so pathetic and helpless - I couldn't do it. The sight of people throwing scarves and jumpers at them killed me. I saw three individual fights between Essendon supporters who wouldn't stop giving it and Dees supporters who couldn't take anymore. I have never felt this bad or seen anything like it, but I won't give in ever because the club needs us more th
    9 points
  10. The club is destined to fold only IF it becomes financially unviable. We are going to need a lot of time to get out of this mess. Alot of time. the only way th e club will survive is if it can maintain a positive balance sheet for long enough to survive this "rebuild". Thats where Fitzroy failed. They were financially unviable. The call for supporters to not renew memberships, boycott games etc etc etc is as far as im concerned, cutting your nose off to spite your face. Do these people really want to sit in their living room in a few years watchinng the Tassie demons play, thinking "there , i
    9 points
  11. I can only hope all those posters who have thrown in the towel and waved the white flag will also LEAVE OUR FORUM FOR GOOD. Negative bleating does NO ONE any good. We don't really need to hear their complaints, gripes etc. Of course it was a miserable performance but true loyalty is reflected when the going gets tough. Sadly,we just don't have the necessary talent at present. Although a teenager then I stuck it out in 1951 when we were wooden spooners with just ONE win for the season. The reward came just 3 years later when we were runners up to Footscray and of course, we all know the huge su
    9 points
  12. It's just a sad situation for everyone. His career is shot to [censored], and so is our club it seems. Nobody wins here, nobody. I wouldn't want to be a coach, and I appreciate everything he is doing because I know it comes for a good place of wanting to see this club succeed, but as the senior coach, you can't be lost for explanations, you need to know what is wrong and how to fix it, and he seems lost and spent. I feel for him on a personal level just like I feel for a lot of our players. They must feel so utterly hopeless and humiliated most of the time. But at the end of the day, this
    9 points
  13. "If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit." William J. Clinton Good old William J. Clinton hit the nail on the head here. The easy thing to do would be to turn our back on the club and pretend all this never happened. Well guess what? It is happening. It's how we all deal with it that matters. It's easy to give up, it's easy to stay home and pretend like we don't care, but the reality is, Red & Blue runs through our veins a
    8 points
  14. I was in an awful car crash on Friday; my car's written off and I have a very sore neck. Very lucky not to be pushed into the oncoming lane and killed. Got to the ground last night in all sorts of pain but was full of hope. Left at 3 QTR time, completely shattered. Haven't left early for about 15 years. I wish the players gave a [censored] like I did.
    8 points
  15. Real character shows through in the tough times. Far easier to be a Dons supporter. Soft pricks that they are. Let your mates know that there's a big difference between the club's players and a club's supporters. And, in this regard, we're the Joel Selwoods of the competition's supporter base.
    8 points
  16. I booed the players last week (the first time in my 30 years as a member), and I was genuinely amazed at the consensus from all Melbourne supporters as to how bad the performance was against Port. The news media ran that footage of the players leaving the ground all week to the disgust of loyal supporters because that was the story - it felt like a betrayal of trust. This week was entirely different. You saw a swarm of pathetic, sad men cluster around our race in the hope that their would be blood (and in that moment their ugly heads would be in TV). It was like Neanderthals gathering to stone
    8 points
  17. We are stuck in this losing culture, a cycle of poverty if you will. The more we lose the worse the confidence is within the team, so the worse they play and the worse we get. And so on and so forth. Players, quality players, dropping sitters, fumbling, making stupid errors, looking up at an empty forward line, it's all in their head. Mark Neeld can train them to run around unopposed and do well, but he can't instil any sort of confidence in them to do it under pressure. He himself admitted as much last week. I actually feel sorry for Frawley and Jones and Clark and Grimes and Howe. Hell I
    8 points
  18. Same as last week. Nothing will happen, but everyone will talk about how shitty we are.
    8 points
  19. Sticking by it. Don't know why. Maybe so I can shove it up the rest of them if we become good again. Maybe because I'm just an idiot.
    8 points
  20. Never seen a player cop so much so early in his career. My only emotion is sadness
    7 points
  21. Jamar did not lose every tap... His problem is that the taps, generally, don't find our midfield and that he doesn't contribute enough around the ground or up forward.
    7 points
  22. McLardy on ABC (missed the start) McLardy says that Neeld and Craig have strong personalities. They're not going to be 'dominated' by Schwab. Schwab works with them to get our on-field performances right. Our past two weeks are unacceptable. But we have to keep it in perspective. Only those on the inside know what it's like truly. We have to wait to see how we go. What message will the club send to its members? What approach do we take? McLardy says the one thing we can't do is react to all the different comments. We have to believe in our process, however, we understand that there are problem
    7 points
  23. Would make an excellent caretaker coach.
    7 points
  24. Well, after my rant last night saying that I'm done with this club.......This morning ,after a good night sleep, I will stick by the club.....I'm a MCC member but always pay for a full MFC membership as a donation.....After being a member for 50 years, how could I abandon them now in their darkest days.....?????
    7 points
  25. My husband and friends think I am the most loyal, optimistic Demons fan they have ever met. Been a supporter for over 40 years - unfortunately have not seen a finals win in my life time. I never bag our club and always know I will be back next week supporting. Last night was the first match I have missed in years - I had surgery on Wednesday and was seriously contemplating against medical advice to go along. Instead I watched the game at home. Whilst I feel pretty miserable this morning, the MFC is still my club and I will continue to support them. Yes changes need to be made and these change
    7 points
  26. That the club needs unity is obvious. It's a vital ingredient for a successful club and one that's been missing at ours for a long time. On and off for nearly 50 years. Nice sentiments in the OP. I'm not sure how to achieve it but I know for sure that a slash and burn approach won't help either. We need constructive thinking and not some of the destructive things that have proliferated on this site. I don't know what we should be ashamed of more - the abysmal performance of the team or the conduct and behaviour of some of our club's so called supporters.
    7 points
  27. They should be told that the beards must stay til we win a game........FARK...I'm getting a vision of the future The Age April 26 2025: Jack Watts (above) says "We are getting closer to that win.. we've just got to stick together and work on the simple things"
    7 points
  28. But it won't be "us." It'll be some new club that I don't support.
    7 points
  29. I like your attitude! I'm 16 and I'll continue to stick with the Dees until I die. I'm in!
    7 points
  30. I will never stop supporting, and I urge everyone to stick with it as [censored] as it is and as much as i could understand anyone leaving, we have all invested too much to just give it up. But there has to be massive changes, that was just [censored] ridiculous.
    7 points
  31. I'M OUT TOO!! OUT on the [censored] that is...drowning my sorrows after 7 nights of night shift and last nights debacle but... I'll always stick by the Melbourne Football Club through thick and thin. 36 years of unfulfilled hope, 4 family memberships, constant flack from mates and plenty of disappointment... Hurts like hell right now but one day the tide has to turn. I don't know what the answer is right now for the club but the answer for me right now is the amber ale! Carn the DEE'S!!
    6 points
  32. Serves you right for having so many Essendon supporting friends.
    6 points
  33. Just posted this in the other media thread: Craig on SEN Staying together is part of the culture we're trying to develop. A winning culture is something all clubs try to develop. We live with Melbourne Storm; last year they lost five in a row but went on to win the flag. Not saying we're the same as them, but that it's possible, when you have a winning culture, to come back. We need to have that. We need to look for opportunities to grow. Craig agrees that it's fair for supporters to ask why we don't chase/tackle. Craig agrees that effort is basic enough and we don't show it. Says that wha
    6 points
  34. Craig not good enough - not near it want to develop winning culture - part of that is handling these times in correct manner and use it to you advantage this must be an opportunity needed to be used rohan connoly - unravelled early, no pressure, no tackling - how could this be after port thrashing - anyone can tackle etc - thus supporter angst nc - agreed! people want to see effort - effort not seen last night - again, actions during training not going over to the game - need a realistic optimist about the future and yet deal with the current issues why open up the pregame - haven't they got e
    6 points
  35. Seriously, if you are out then don't come on here spouting your melodramatic crap. It's like threatening to always leave someone. Either stay or go, but don't keep saying 'I'm out' after every loss. It's boring. And, I'm in. Not because I'm better then you, or more foolish, or more determined. It's because I realised last night watching our players getting torn to shreds by weak Essendon supporters with no real love for the spirit of the game that for me the MFC is a part of why I love the footy. I'll take the bad, and demand that they get better, because that's a part of being a lover of the
    6 points
  36. Change your name from illdieademon to ill lay over when it gets hard. You can hate the players,coach and admin but still love the club. I love this bloody club and always will. I'll be there next week.
    6 points
  37. Stick fat you turn coats. I know it hurts - but life wasn't meant to be easy and success isnt a given. You're all sitting on your couches calling the club weak and walking away. However, a club is only as strong as it's members - and if you're all prepared to throw in towel then it's no wonder we're so weak on-field. My 3you and 1yo will have no choice but to support the red and blue - it is character building.
    6 points
  38. Your friends are flogs. Delete them.
    6 points
  39. Our midfield is our worst area, by a mile. But Neeld came to us credentialled as the great midfield guru from Collingwood. Surely then our experience proves the saying, "the players make the coach". Without the Collingwood midfield, Neeld has been disastrously unsuccessful - unprecedentedly, I'd say - so let's accept that we have learned something here, and let him go. Because it isn't just that the players make the coach; I say that on the other hand the coach has the capacity to destroy the players. Players who played on instinct and flair have not been valued or required at Melbourne, u
    6 points
  40. You're thirty-six? Wow. No offense, but I pegged you for about 18 years old.
    6 points
  41. I'm in, and truth be told, so is everyone on this website. The reason we come on here, the reason we cry for sackings, the reason we whinge about beards, the reason we kick up a fuss about clash jumpers, is because we love this club. With all the emotion, anger, disappointment, embarrassment, and frustration, a response of 'I'm done, no more for me' isn't exactly unreasonable. But in those people's hearts, they're not going anywhere, and deep down, they don't mean what they say (and yes, I'm aware that there will be people who say 'No, this time it's for real'). Eventually, whether it's next
    6 points
  42. “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” - Melbourne Football Club.
    6 points
  43. I can't give up on my team. I would stop going to footy if we folded or merged. Never give up
    6 points
  44. I, having worked in education for quite a while, have seen all this before (in myself and in others). It's when the people in your care switch off. A leader/teacher/coach can keep pushing and trying their guts out to get the ship back on track but when you have lost your underlings/students/players, it's nigh on impossible to get them back. It's a huge strain on your health and the best thing to do, for yourself and for the good of those who are in your charge, is to just let go. I feel now if Neeldy could, he would have handled his first 12 months at the club very differently. Less arrogance
    6 points
  45. That would imply we have a 186 scenario, where 5 senior players are against the coach. Those 5 need to go, not the coach.
    5 points
  46. That's not a "fact", rather it's a complete fallacy. By the time James McDonald "retired", there were no players recruited from Schwab's first stint still at the club. Brad Green (the next captain after Junior) was recruited to the club at the end of 1999 by which time Schwab was gone. We had an entire decade during the Daniher/Bailey years to develop leaders. During the intervening time the CEO's were John Anderson, Ray Ellis, John Phillips (temporary), Steve Harris and Paul McNamee. Of that lot, only Anderson and Phillips were any good but if you're relying on the CEO and not the coaches to
    5 points
  47. From what I can see Gary and Cam convinced the board we needed a harder coach with a defensive mindset, this is why they didn't look at Eade. The thing about 'Rocket' is that he is a very good tactician and has a great understanding of how to get the best from the team he is given and works within that framework . Anyway, Neeld said all the right buzz words and Gary and Cam wet themselves in the race to sign him. Like Bailey, I think Neeld feel for the snake oil salesmen and this will bring him down. Talk about Bailey's game plan being out of date, well we have been playing catch up again. Gar
    5 points
  48. The pity is the most disgusting thing. I hate the pity
    5 points
  49. The AFL will step in at the end of the year and award us a priority pick and the ridiculous irony of the situation will be lost on no one.
    5 points
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