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  1. Some of Shelley Scott’s and Kate Hore’s marking would have been considered good on a dry day let alone in the pouring rain. A lot of smart plays in general too with tapping the ball over the back and trying to keep it moving our way. Played the conditions perfectly. It’s also nice coming on this AFLW match day thread and not have the “skill level isn’t as good as the men’s comp” crowd to contend with.
    7 points
  2. Daisy playing with and organising the backs could end up being an inspired move. The Luke Hodge of the AFLW.
    7 points
  3. I don't care that there are people out there rubbishing this game. I enjoyed watching tonight. Our pressure was great. Maybe because it's just great to see Melbourne win if it's the male or female team. Plus we have some awesome players & a great leader
    7 points
  4. Just watched the second win for our Women’s team... fantastic win against the other inaugural women’s team ...the Bulldogs. Thought the standard had definitely improved last year but found this game very enjoyable to watch. Are the skills there ...not yet ...but intent & willingness...100%...What I love...the passion for the jumper...something exciting happening this season ...Go Dees !!
    6 points
  5. Great win! I've loved both games from Zanker this year. She's got a great future in this comp. Size, pace, good decision making, overhead marking and kicking; what's not to like? (You may recall the set shot goal she made last year as a teenager from 45 out on the boundary late in the 3rd against the Bulldogs.) Also liked the games of Shelley Scott, Kate Hore, Shelley Heath, Maddie Gay, Aleisha Newman, Meg Downie and Libby Birch. It's been a great start for us given the loss of three key players with season ending knee injuries before round 1 (Lauren Pearce, Katherine Smith and Shae Sloane). Add to it that Bianca Jakobsson decided to join the police force just before season start and Lily Mithen is still yet to play. The structures and game plan seem good this year. There's a clear to plan to put our leadership strength to halfback (Paxman, O’Dea and Daisy Pearce). Highlight was Zanker's contested give to Paxman for a right foot snap. Can't wait for Hore to kick straight and Newman to get some still, dry playing conditions. Sad news for Ainslie Kemp for her third long term knee injury.
    5 points
  6. I think that was the best I've seen this team play. Great intensity at the contest and controlled the ball really well in the conditions.
    5 points
  7. We were a class above the Bulldogs all night, you just love to see it. Hopefully next week we get somewhat normal weather to play in.
    5 points
  8. The secret agent had to be clever, about how he was going to get a viewing of the top secret training session, it is so classified that everyone was only told 1 hour before training on its location. I have the coaches phone tapped, the notification buzzes on my phone, I quickly listen into the phone tap, Goodwin is talking to Burgess about the training ahead, what he was saying was amazing and mind blowing, it could be so revolutionary and crazy it could change football for ever. I arrive 15 minutes before training starts I am hiding in a tree, in camouflage gear with my binoculars and my long distance listening device. The first players to arrive are Viney, Jones and petracca, after everyone arrives they all go into their huddle, I can pick up their conversation with my listening device, it's all the usual stuff that players say to each other ra ra ra nothing revolutionary there, Goodwin and all the assistant approach the group, they hold up their whiteboards with the players positions on it, the players were positioned in all different positions forwards in the backline and backmen in the forwardline, May as the deepest forward. Goodwin then gives his speech, it's all about running hard, tackling hard to hurt the opposition, busting your gut and bleeding for your teammates, he says anybody that shirks a contest is going to do 100 push-ups, he wants them to approach today's match simulation like it's a grand final, like their lives depended on it do or die. the three different groups forwards midfielder Backman all go into their own areas of the ground, they do their drills with real intensity, anyone who misses a target does a 100 push ups, I can say Tom MacDonald, Alex Neal Bullen and viney are going to have very sore chest and triceps tonight, the training drills have a heavy emphasis on Quick Ball movement, shepherding blocking and tackling your opponent and burying their head into the ground. After the drills the whole group does 5 laps of the oval, they brake up into 2 teams of 18 players, there are some Casey boys to make up the numbers, at 1 end Oscar McDonald is playing on Tom MacDonald, at the other, lever is playing on weideman. by half-time Oscar kicked 3 goals on Tom and lever kicked six on weideman, Oliver on Viney at the centre bounces was a intriguing contest, it got very heated at 1 point almost coming to blows. Suddenly someone notices me and they are coming my way it is big Greg Stafford, I get out of the tree and run for my life. I come away very impressed with Brayshaw, tracc and lever as a forward. (All parts of the story are fictitious and I mean to cause no offence to anybody)
    4 points
  9. The rort: "How are we going to lure de Goey from the Pies? They're offering him 5 mil over 6 years. And WCE are offering 6 mil over 7. We can't match that." "We'll offer 12 mil over 8 years. His management won't be able to sign fast enough." "Sure, but we can't afford that!" "No, but we can afford 4 mil over 8 years. We'll back end the 12 mil, and when he's old and useless we'll pay out half a mil and won't have to wear the rest on our salary cap." --- If "player A" is Alex Neal-Bullen, no one is going to upset at us getting an extra 250K back on our cap. People will get upset when "player A" is a star player that clubs will throw ridiculous money at without having to live with the consequences.
    4 points
  10. I read somewhere before the season that we had a tough start to the season with two games against premiership candidates in North and the Bulldogs. A long way to go and we are in a very tough conference but so far, so good.
    4 points
  11. Jon Pierik in The Age on Daisy Pearce ... Her eight touches to half-time all found an opponent. By "opponent", I assume he means "teammate".
    4 points
  12. One wonders if people would have been so critical if it had been published under its original name “War: What is it good for?”
    4 points
  13. She is a beast. Plays like a linebacker. Loves putting on a hit. Managed to have herself a Jimmy Stynes moment as well Thought young Eden Zanker really set the tone for tonight's win.
    4 points
  14. Great win girls. Love Sinead Goldrick's hardness and intensity. Second game ever. Plays like AVB.
    4 points
  15. Hagdorn - "Jesse Hogan won't play for Fremantle ever again" Demonland posters - "Hagdorn is a hack journalist, rarely gets anything right" Hagdorn - "McGovern and Barrass won't play early rounds of the AFL season" Demonland - "McGovern and Barrass are going to be huge outs for our first game"
    4 points
  16. Daniel Kerr had a rough summer That game was classic (was 1990 you're thinking of) Players walked off the ground arm in arm giving the supporters the finger while singing Grand Old Flag (Bennett, Grinter and Wilson being prime offenders from memory). Unfortunately they had the last laugh knocking us out of the semis one month later Collingwood was always my most hated team but Hawthorn and West Coast weren't far behind as a kid. We won the 88 Elimination Final but they knocked us out in 90, 91 and 94 and then again in 2018. I really hate the Eagles, arrogant tossers as well who always get away with the home cooked umpiring and then still have the nerve to whinge
    3 points
  17. It goes without saying that Daisy is the true champion of the league she helped create. Elise O'Dea will just become unstoppable as the benefits of professional level conditioning and preparation have their effect. I do feel a little sad that O'Dea couldn't get any of that, say, ten years ago. But my gut says she'll be around for a while yet to reap the benefits. May even play out the later years of her career as a difficult forward. But what I can't shake is the regular feeling that Karen Paxman is just that much more poised and fluent than most of what goes on around her. That collect and snap for goal sums it up - with the general skill levels still needing years to consolidate it could well have gone astray whether with finding the handle on it or get it cleanly to boot in a rush. But with Paxman, I never really doubted her kick would go through and I don't think she did either. I really enjoy the women's game because it's in red and blue, it has real meaning away from the grounds, and the variability of individual quality means the better players do stand out. But what I'm really, really looking forward to is AFLW in about 2025. We'll start to see players who were the first to really believe that AFL could be their path, back when they were 15 or 13. Girls who would have been able to say to trainers and friends and that uncle who played seven games for the Bears or whatever, "Hey, I want to be good at this, genuinely good. How about we head to the park and work on my ball drop/marking/etc." And as of now, compared to even five years ago, they're about a hundred times more likely to get a "Yeah, sure." I wholly expect Daisy to guide us to a premiership or two as a player and then do a few years of development before returning for a full Norm Smith and coaching us to another half dozen.
    3 points
  18. Yes, our president doesn't have a radio show where he can s*** all over the AFL management if he doesn't get his way.
    3 points
  19. I know that this is not directly MFC related, but I do think it's great to see an AFL player/person come back from a pretty dire situation and making a good fist of it. For Norths sake, I hope he is able to deliver some star performances in a struggling side. https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2020-north-melbourne-intra-club-report-majak-daw-bridge-fall-round-1-ben-cunnington-forward/news-story/904ab94281fd8ed76f1b839498d35cc2
    3 points
  20. Daisy and Paxman are superb. If we don't have a genuine tilt at a flag before they go there should be an inquest.
    3 points
  21. Good stuff, Shelley Scott deserved a goal, thought she had a ripper of a game up forward.
    3 points
  22. Daisy playing brilliantly at half back. Very clean in the wet.
    3 points
  23. Will be interviewed on SEN by Peter Donegan (courtesy of Tobin Brothers Funerals) on Sunday 16th February at 10.00 am
    2 points
  24. Like Star Missile plc. Had it bringing my multi home. Tracks a weird situation being a good 4 but with a ton of water on the top. A lot just arent handling it. Alligator Blood and Catalyst had shades of Bonecrusher and Our Waverly Star ! Great finish.
    2 points
  25. Or you can listen to his interview on the Demonland Podcast.
    2 points
  26. Good win against another good opposition. Go Dees!
    2 points
  27. really feel for Ainslie kemp if she has done another acl, hope we can have a better luck on the injuries front and not lose any more players.
    2 points
  28. I’m watching this. The girls are playing tough competitive footy In slippery conditions Dees in front at quarter time. Daisy classy off half back
    2 points
  29. Jaysuz Frog !! That is bad and sad news. Best wishes for a quick recovery! PS. This is what comes of being a MFC supporter!!
    2 points
  30. Have you boys not been told before never argue with an idiot Especially one with a selective agenda
    2 points
  31. Agree 100% We paid pratically nothing for KK trade wise and the MFC knew what they were potentially up against when we signed him up. If KK had have shrugged off these concussion issues, then everyone here would be doing cart wheels. Just because the punt we took hasn't paid off, then that doesn't mean the MFC should drop KK like a hot spud. I think it's important that the club maintains support and treats injured players in a respectful manner, as they appear to be doing and personally, I that also extends to us as supporters.
    2 points
  32. Oh, what could have been in the 2000 grand final if only we'd held onto premiership great Clay Sampson . . .
    2 points
  33. A matter worthy of scrutiny and observation. This will test the 'colours' of the AFL, itself.
    2 points
  34. The AFL has set a precedent already in these situations that the contract still counts towards the salary cap. It would be a stretch, even for them, to not at least count his entire salary for this year. After that becomes more debatable.
    1 point
  35. It was round 20 1990. We also beat them by 2 points in round 8 1989 over there but there was no such controversy or carry on in that game.
    1 point
  36. I got the quaddie last night Toad.And I expect to get some action tonight at a party in Geelong . Hope that helps you out mate.
    1 point
  37. Is that where you were hiding agent 13, how on earth did you get yourself in the tree trunk. We must Compare notes.
    1 point
  38. Ah yes I do like the place card - seems to often work better with 4 pics but I'll add ... Best Bet Flemington Race 9 No.12 Star Missile (Place) $2.15
    1 point
  39. That wasn't due to solely to injuries which we are talking about at the moment, also Richmond went thru a period of crap also in the not too distant past, people on this site need to get over the woe is me type of attitude.
    1 point
  40. Luck over the last few years is the reason why and no other, the tide will turn against like it does at all sporting clubs.
    1 point
  41. schwartz pre knee reconstruction would have to be up there....had it all
    1 point
  42. Maybe that should be decided by KK and the Doctors not us.
    1 point
  43. We have two Marsh series games and then two practice matches - one with the Bombers and one with the Kangaroos - to go with that as well. What more do you want?
    1 point
  44. If that's the case then it is an Closed Open Session.
    1 point
  45. We have a markedly better list than we had in 2018. Last year was the outlier, you can't play above yourself but you can certainly play below. A list of factors conspired to give us season 2019. This is why I don't take into consideration this rubbish of only 5 wins, it's a big leap. It's actually not if we take the 14 wins plus a couple of finals from 2018 and build from there. We learn the lessons of 2019 and don't disregard them but we build on 2018. Top 4 is the pass mark for this season. Anything less is a fail...
    1 point
  46. I couldn't care less who they play or don't. If we are going to be any good we have to win this 1st round, not only for players own confidence but for the club as a whole plus of course relieves the pressure on the coach with a first up win. We can do it with who ever plays for us or them.
    1 point
  47. I have a son who played local senior footy and badly injured his same knee twice.Two major knee operations later I had one bit of advice for him. Think about your long term future and even though you love it , there are other things which you need to consider. He didn't play this year We are Talking knees , to my way of thinking Concussions are in another more serious level again. I would hate to see KK get any more head knocks concussion related injuries. I really would hate that.
    1 point
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