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  1. Jack Watts, Trengove, Toumpas and a 2nd round pick.
    10 points
  2. Shame. I was at one of my nieces wedding last year and, for a moment, found myself dancing with my sister. I said to her that it was just like playing in an intraclub match. She looked at me very blankly.
    8 points
  3. As good a player as Ollie is I don't see him as a priority. If we have a weakness it is a bit of outside class & that's not him. Pity we didn't pick him up when we had the chance but that horse has long bolted.
    6 points
  4. Robbo’s material is meant to be very accessible to all fans and is meant to put a friendly face to the club. He has charm and the fans still hold a great affection toward him; that’s the reason he’s used by the club in an ambassadorial role. There are plenty of avenues for in depth analysis available to footy fans, Robbo (quite intentionally) isn’t one of them.
    5 points
  5. MFC Women. Simple reason: the 2018 AFLW season concludes before the 2018 AFL season.
    4 points
  6. He's the club's entertainer. He talks easily, has a relaxed manner (compare this to Burgs, for example), and has an easily recognisable face to Demon supporters. I've always thought the club could do better if they got a trained, experienced media pro to help him prepare for his interviews because he'd often ask the players stupid questions, so I've got absolutely no problem with him referring to a notebook during interviews. Don't agree with your view, but don't think you deserved all the flippant replies you got either.
    4 points
  7. So just FYI for everyone whose worried about whatever The club focused on using players who will benefit with a low contested/high speed game but also those who need a lighter work load With the shorter field and shorter game times, it's about 3 or 4 times less of a work load playing this game then doing a full preseason training session (hence the use of 3x 1st year players for example) since those selected will do this in place of 1 days full training Hope that made sense
    3 points
  8. In an alternate universe.
    3 points
  9. Our women's team will crush all before it this year. Our leadership is so superior to any other women's team that the value of experience for all our players will be maximised, as will the habits of the game plan and working as a team. Throw in that it seems we are the fittest AFLW team, and our advantage will just keep growing over the short season. At this point, it would require some combination of bad luck and shameful overconfidence for our women's team to not win this year's premiership. And after last years slip-ups surely they wouldn't get complacent? Surely... As for the men's team. Well, the issue is what is between their ears, not what is between their hips. The talent is there to achieve absolutely anything. But the big variable, the big uncertainty, is just not possible to scutinise from the outside. T'is inscrutable and intangible I say! It simply cannot be scruted or tanged.
    3 points
  10. I’d rather keep the second rounder and maybe throw in Dom Barry as the sweetener.
    3 points
  11. The season can’t start quick enough.
    3 points
  12. Wow! having spoken to Russell a few times on the phone, he is a good man and a very loyal Demon, who played pretty well too. What you have stated is just plain insulting... i would leave it there if i were you...
    3 points
  13. I am more than bemused - I am seriously peeved. All the AFL love seems to be going to Carlton. They get the opening marquis game each year and have more FTA telecasts than any other team ie 4 - more than half their season. And 5 of their 7 games are in the cool of night. To top it off they have been gifted another marquis game: The 'Pride' game to be played vs Bulldogs. Atm it isn't a FTA game but I wouldn't be surprised if that changes in the next few weeks. You can bet it will be a marquis FTA game on the fixture next year. To be fair the Bulldogs approached the Blues. (To me it is a joke Carlton play in the 'Pride' game when they wouldn't even endorse the 'Yes' vote to change marriage laws). What really irks me is that Carlton have done absolutely nothing to earn those privileges. These privileges are on top of the equally irksome 6/7 FTA Friday night games their AFL team gets in the men's season. I'm pleased the Bulldogs get the 'Pride' game but for Carlton to get the best of fixtures is just plain wrong - I mean they don't even have that many members! Meanwhile we play on Feb 18 in Perth at 3.35 pm, then a 6 day break to play in NT at 5.40pm, then another 6 day break to play at home. That is 3 games in 13 days in scorching heat, criss crossing the country with 4 long-haul flights!! Did no-one tell the AFL how hot it is in WA and NT during the day!! Without checking all the clubs, I reckon we get the wooden spoon of the fixture. 3 games in 13 days could easily bring our season undone. I sincerely hope not. As a founding team and having played very well last year we deserve a bit more respect. ...Rant over
    3 points
  14. The girls are certainly being talked up as flag favourites. Whilst we have a dominant Voss-Black-Lappin midfield in Paxman-Pearce-O’Dea I think the recruiters have done an excellent job this year. On the weekend we had Kate Hore. 20 possessions (2nd highest on ground behind Paxman), 5 marks and 3 tackles. She only started playing footy last year after coming from a basketball background. Fair to say she has a lot of improvement left. Is just 23 y.o. Ashleigh Guest. Equal 5th highest possession winner for Melbourne with 17, 5 marks and a couple of tackles. Has come across from GWS after playing all seven games last year. Bianca Jakobsson. Also 17 possessions on the weekend including 7 marks and 3 tackles. In order to get Taylor Harris the Blues had to give something good away. In a complicated 4 way deal it would be fair to say we came out well on top giving up Deanna Berry for the former number 3 pick. Tegan Cunningham. Kicked two goals on the weekend on top of one in the opening round and three against the Pies in the practice match. Looks a natural forward with good hands, size, speed and athleticism. Would not surprise to find she wins the AFLW goal kicking this year. Was brought in with the number 22 pick from basketball and could be anything. Erin Hoare. Early days but the leagues tallest player hasn’t looked out of place in her two games so far. Apparently loves a contest and the ruck should only improve with time. Yet to debut is our first pick last year, Eden Zanker whilst Maddie Guerin played in round one. Both are only 18. In summary we have added at least four girls who are already in our top ten players. Not bad for a team that only missed the GF last year by percentage.
    2 points
  15. this is the problem , when Like Crows they low balled some players time will tell but Wines has to be worth as much if not more than most you have mentioned he will get way more if he returns to Vic ... time will tell
    2 points
  16. I'm not as negative on this as others. I think it's a bit of fun to see some of the guys have a hit out and I think we've named the right kind of squad. I'm keen to see Petracca playing midfield in a shorten version of the game and Tom McDonald up forward. Otherwise I'd like to see the 3 draftees and DJ. It's a televised competitive training exercise before the shortened preseason of 2 games which is the right number.
    2 points
  17. I’m having trouble containing my excitement.
    2 points
  18. And like all clubs we have another group of band wagon supporters. They are the group you need to get onboard for large growth
    2 points
  19. Is he does decide to leave we will be into this up to our proverbial. With the Vineys, close family friends, no doubt discussions will be had.
    2 points
  20. You dont know that. Its a straight out guess. Best way to do that is stay positive at all times & ignore the negativity by some on Demonland. MFC have some of the best supporters in the AFL they have proved their resilience year after year.
    2 points
  21. Win that Collingwood game and we are 3000 in front. Need to grow not maintain.
    2 points
  22. Send Jack Viney to Adelaide for a “coupla days” a quiet word with his mate Mark Neeld has long gone...
    2 points
  23. Sorry, not. It was foretold. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the messiah, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false messiahs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very members. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the Long Room; go not forth: behold, he is sitting in the cheer squad; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the blow-in presidents of the MFC be. (Matthew 24)
    2 points
  24. we definitely need a transgender ambassador to break the sexual imbroglio
    2 points
  25. I think Robbo does a fantastic job
    2 points
  26. Disagree Robbo is fantastic at this sorta stuff
    2 points
  27. We love you Pedo we do We love you Pedo we do oh Pedo how good are you
    2 points
  28. Is doing a mammoth job atm and several times i have seen him completely jump over Daniher and Hooker and tap it to our advantage. Does pretty well around the ground too. Well done Pedo!
    1 point
  29. Yes Macca, I'll be having a keen look early as well. Santos is nominated at Randwick in the Pierro Plate. Will know by tomorrow either way but my mate tells me they should accept. That race will be a difficult one to pick. First starters and a few with one or two starts max. I'm only interested to see how Santos races but in saying that, one of the horses nominated (Irish Bet) won a $500,000 race in its only start back in December.
    1 point
  30. Being a punter who prefers to outlay small amounts for a reasonable return I'm looking at using our Best bets in various ways (with the end result being a series of 3 pick multi's) Up until now I've usually been a trifecta/first4 punter but I'll give the best bet multi system a go for now and save my trifecta combo's for Sha Tin (there are 4 x 1400m races listed for next Sunday - ideal) As for Flemington, Randwick et al ... the fields, form and barriers should be up on Racenet.com by tomorrow night so I'll be getting an early start as usual!
    1 point
  31. It will take something special to beat Redzel. I thought our input worked well last weekend with four of us but I do agree with your earlier point of too many selections. It does become a little unworkable. So far it is working really well, I just need to collect once. ?
    1 point
  32. Wait for the season to play out Grasshopper. Much will happen...
    1 point
  33. Makes total sense. Add the fact that it replaces a jlt game and you can see why i reckon tbe coaches would prefer to play aflx to jlt games and even intra clubs game. The aflx will replace the pre season games from next season. Take it to the bank
    1 point
  34. As much as I don't like the concept of AFLX, it'll be good to have a look at Spargo, Baker, Fritsch and Johnstone.
    1 point
  35. Dr. Who knows everything...apparently....
    1 point
  36. I haven't seen both of the interviews, but didn't think that the one with Lily Mithen was cringeworthy by any stretch,.... However the presumption that a woman is needed to interview the AFLW players is something that is cringeworthy. Gender has no bearing on anything associated with the game other than the players on the field. Coaching staff, media, fitness staff for BOTH comps should be based on merit!
    1 point
  37. hung up the boots at 24, psd. lost vfa gf at punt road by 14 pts after beating them by 28 pts in semi
    1 point
  38. The identicalness of these recruitingments is alarmIngful.
    1 point
  39. The only thing i'll say is he was a bloody forward...(good though)
    1 point
  40. maximum crap, bob. great avatar though.
    1 point
  41. Don't worry Picket, we're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you.
    1 point
  42. Computer says no. 'diamond jim tilbrook' anagrams to 'mild knöb, major idiot.' 'jake lever' anagrams to 'leave jerk' Not as bad but hardly encouraging. The cosmos disapproves of both of these recruitments and we have only ourselves to blame.
    1 point
  43. So much hyperbole, exaggeration and just plain inaccuracy in two little sentences. And no, I won't bite to your next reply - "tell me where I am wrong" - I'd rather go with "Fact checking - zero".
    1 point
  44. And there's the thing D2014. It would be so perfect for the 2 founding teams to be meeting at the business end of the season. Does anyone else feel bemused by the complete lack of respect shown to the Dees and the Dogs in the first 2 years of AFLW. I am gobsmacked that they are passed over for the big games and as always the League focusses on the so called power clubs who have yet to provide any evidence of competitiveness. (Fair go to Adelaide and Lions for making the grand final last year by the way) BUT Melbourne and Footscray are the originators of this form of the game. Surely they should be opening the season at the very least. All this is off topic but it does get my goat! Go Dees!
    1 point
  45. Um, she lost 15 kgs since last season and of her 3 goals, one was outrunning an opponent and another was the match-winner. Not to mention a sublime pick-up at full speed out of a contest which we'd marvel at in the men's game. All in the second half when other players were running out of gas. Looks pretty good to me.
    1 point
  46. The other positive this preseason is guys like: Petracca, Brayshaw, Salem, Hogan have all had a full preseason compared to previous years. Viney is struggling but seems like his preseason isn’t much different to his last two, when he still managed to play well. l look at our playing group and we have more talent than in the last 50 years, yes I’ve been watching the Dees for that long! No holidays for me this September! Will be watching the Dees play finals.
    1 point
  47. I haven't seen a running session since he did a time trial with Maynard where he was clearly beaten but not embarrassed. From early match simulation drills he showed an ability to find the ball and use it creatively. He had to get fitter and hopefully that's happened just by doing a good chunk main training and his kicking needed to be more consistent so I was glad to see him working on that today.
    1 point
  48. Without wishing to enter your dispute, surely his ability to chase down a mid like selwood is relevant in so far as if he can show agility/mobility/pressure acts in the centre square surely that suggests he can do the same when resting forward?
    1 point
  49. Tell me that photo is not for real please
    1 point
  50. Take out the AFLX cup and we’re favourites to win the season proper Grand Finale.
    1 point
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