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  1. Update 20 Players leaving ground now. Thanks to Demonland poster Anti-Saint for the updates from the ground. Cheers everyone. QD.
    22 points
  2. I have a mate at the ground now: First drill was circuit work (goal square to CHF to centre and back). May did not participate Rehab group consists of May, Smith and Tomlinson. They are doing lite drills Now a kick to kick from CHF to CHB. May is participating along with Smith and Tomlineson. More to come.
    18 points
  3. I do not understand why people speak of trading Brayshaw. He is one of our best players and is better than Cerra.
    18 points
  4. She's on like donkey kong boys and girls. Flag first. Then pump a bit of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
    14 points
  5. I’m an old so and so, who was fortunate enough to live through our Golden Era of the late 1940s, the 1950’s and (obviously) 1964 as well. I have my place adorned with Dees flags, as shown in the ‘Flying the Flag’ thread. I was sitting on my front porch this evening, enjoying a glass of Shiraz, and taking in my attractive garden as the twilight took over. When the evening breeze began to flutter the flags it caught my attention. I spontaneously and unashamedly, burst into tears. That’s what a premiership would mean to me! Cross my heart, that’s a true story.
    13 points
  6. I keep looking at this wondering why Brian Taylor is so involved in our training.
    12 points
  7. Update 2 Brayshaw appeared to have corky at yesterday's lite training. Training well today though. May, Smith and Tomlinson going around 80 percent.
    12 points
  8. No issue with Spargo, just a jarred ankle.
    11 points
  9. He obviously no longer has any pain in the hamstring and it was just a back related issue, hence no scans. I really back our fitness and medical staff, they’ve done a superb job all year.
    11 points
  10. They're definitely good enough to win. It's fitting that the season's best two sides are playing off. Port relied far too much on Aliir against the Dogs. He had a blinder the match before and they thought he'd do it again automatically. They forgot they've got 5 other defenders, all of whom did bugger all. And they seemed to not realise that Bevo would pull some stunt in that area. Bevo is a crafty coach who will undoubtedly have some tricks prepared for us. But the tricks aren't guaranteed to work. When Richmond were winning flags, everyone knew how they played and what to expect. Didn't matter what stunts were pulled against them ... when they executed properly, they won. Our way of playing reminds me of recent Richmond at their best. Teams look downfield ... nothing on. Wait for a lead .... nothing .... switch play ... still nothing on ... switch back. Still nothing. Stalemate. Kick long and hope ... contest, Demons ball. Swarm all over it driving the ball forward. Goal. Execute our style of play and we win.
    11 points
  11. I think sport and religion fill a very similar place in people's souls/psychology. Basically, humans need to belong to a tribe. Melbourne Football Club is my tribe, and with that comes the sense of belonging, family connections, care, investment, and everything else that would go along with the basic human tribal nature. So what would it mean? It would mean my primitive ape brain has won a great lifelong struggle for dominance against those 17 other tribes just over the hill there, and all the sacrifices my tribemates and ancestors and kin have made to make it happen were worth it. The sun will rise on Sunday 26 of September and every day after that, just as always. But my tribe will be the best, and that will mean a lot to me.
    11 points
  12. I reckon Goodwin will quietly be loving all the "what tactical masterstroke is Beveridge about to pull" talk. No one's talking about what we're going to do. I like it that way.
    11 points
  13. I hear ya. My situation is that I ordered ribbon from the florist last week. I picked it up a couple of days ago but somewhere along the line the florist and I must’ve got our wires crossed. I thought it was $1 per metre so I said gimme $50 worth. Turns out it’s way less than I expected and now I’ve got 720 metres of ribbon! Gonna take me a while to go through all of that. The florist said why don’t you keep some of it for next year. I said I like your confidence. She says I’m a bulldogs supporter but I know Melbourne are just beginning a very successful era. I’ll be going to her shop forever.
    11 points
  14. This is from a video there is a speaker that plays the club song
    11 points
  15. Both teams are right to feel confident because they're a chance. It's a Grand Final, so you should feel confident .... it's just one game. They'll be playing against a completely different type of team to any they've played in the finals so far. They've smashed Essendon and Port in contested possession and were +10 against Brisbane, but we are by far the number 1 contested team team in the league (+17.9 pg .... 2nd best was Geelong's +9.9). Our wins were against the 2nd and 3rd best contested teams and we beat them +30 and +22 in our finals. The Dogs will need to find a way to use their biggest strength (winning contested possession) against the best contested team in the league, and then find a way to negate our biggest strength (defence and intercepts). If they somehow nullify our intercept game then they just have to overcome all of the other reasons that we should win. They are a good team, but they will likely need something pretty special to happen to beat us. That's why we're the favourites.
    11 points
  16. Update 3 Training is at Lathlaine Park (Eagles headquarters) Not match simulation . . . no contact drills and they are about 30 minutes into the session. More to come.
    10 points
  17. Gawn with beanie equipped can be easily confused with Kade Chandler in fairness
    10 points
  18. From MFC socials. Snooza factory doing their bit.
    10 points
  19. I was literally asking this question earlier today after getting my daughter's number 2 sewn on!
    10 points
  20. Watching the 64 "replay" always had me feel my team was from the past. Not relevant to today. Barracking for them for the last 50 years has mainly felt either embarassing ( highlighted in 2013/ 14 / the lack of a home base/ the press feasting on the tanking debacle) or just ill fated ( 1987 prelim/ the off season when we lost Schwartz, Jakovich, Charles basically for good/ Trengoves foot/ Scullys heart/ the great men Jimmy and Robbie passing...etc etc ) When we were good we were just never THAT good and when we were bad we were beyond horrible. This season, come what may, I already have had those feelings shifted a lot. A flag would open a whole new dimension to me as a dee. Would feel like it was all worthwhile somehow.
    9 points
  21. Twisted ankle ain't keeping me out of my outback ressies gf. It won't keep Charlie out. Surely precautionary.
    9 points
  22. Is this the most hyped match sim that Melbourne has ever played?
    9 points
  23. Thanks, Adrian. Don’t give up ya day job, mate.
    9 points
  24. A mate sent this in from High St Armadale a7ae2f24-02ff-41f2-9961-f838af46a3b7.MP4
    9 points
  25. No doubt Chook's post is a reference to Cerra and he has a proven track record of receiving reliable mail. If you want to go searching for alternative meanings, of course it could also apply to our Grand Final celebrations with Frankie Valli up on stage singing "Oh what a night, late September 2021".
    9 points
  26. With my father. That’s all that matters to me
    9 points
  27. Two supporter groups quietly confident. Gee they harp on about the round 19 game like it means something. We were in our Burgo-induced slump and played like garbage and still nearly beat them. Nobody is mentioning their last three rounds of the H & A season, or the fact the umpires helped them beat Brisbane by a point whereas we flogged them the week prior. Should be a ripping contest regardless, but using that game as a confidence booster is massive false hope.
    9 points
  28. It would mean I can finally enjoy watching Demons games win lose or draw. Would move all the weight of expectation, would stop all the mindless fools talking about the premierships drought. It would mean a moment with my late dad, where I can enjoy it, but wish he was here to witness it..
    8 points
  29. My news is a 3 way trade Clark to Freo Cerra to Melbourne Ron Barrassi to Geelong
    8 points
  30. Langdon and Gus will remain our wingers. If Cerra comes he'll be part of our midfield rotation to add more polish in there.
    8 points
  31. It's GAME DAY!! The mighty DEMONS are playing an in-house practice match to keep their form up. One fair dinkum match in 28 days or whatever. It's the same here on Demonland. One game day thread since Aug 28. I propose a mock GAME DAY thread to keep our posting form up in preparation for next weekend. Some suggested matchups: Smith is not a defender's wazoo vs. Spargo should be delisted ANB is not up to AFL standard vs. Hunt is fast but so what if his disposal is so poor Some suggested drills: McDonald is cooked Oliver cannot kick straight Umpires have it in for us We're running around like under 9s Suggested initial post: Melbourne B can't win against Melbourne A. Two goals down already. I knew this would happen!
    8 points
  32. Feels like you're skipping a step here. If it was playing more inside mid minutes versus requesting a trade, I'm sure the club would reach a middle ground for a new role in 2022. FWIW, Brayshaw looks one of the most invested in the club, from an outsider looking in.
    8 points
  33. They have every right to feel confident. They’re in great form and on a roll filled with confidence. They have an amazing midfield and some in form forwards. They can absolutely win it.
    8 points
  34. After being constantly kicked in the balls over the course of 45 years, I have convinced myself I am fully prepared for a loss. At the same time I know I will not cope with it and it will consume my soul, knocking 5 years off my life. I am quietly confident of a win. It means everything.
    7 points
  35. They're training at the right team's ground to get that sorted.
    7 points
  36. He'll be fine. Has his boots off and hasn't even got ice on it.
    7 points
  37. Max doesn’t need set shot practice. He only kicks when on the run now.
    7 points
  38. Yep. Have played an entire finals series with a sprained ankle. That’s what tape and injections up to your eyeballs are for and when you can’t walk the next day after a GF, you just keep on drinking until you can.
    7 points
  39. After seeing basically all the other teams winning the premiership, watching them hoist the cup while we’re sitting here mocked for having the longest-continuously-running premiership drought, seeing teams that had no droughts winning yet again. It’s been too long. I’m sick of it. We’ve been scrutinised unfairly because Geelong and Bulldogs had a longer drought but we were seen as the “worst” team with this non-existent “curse” as an excuse people use to demoralise us into thinking we can’t win. It’s time another team faced that. This is our time. I’ve never married, will never have children. It’s number one on my bucket list.
    7 points
  40. A friend of Demonlander @Clucka has sent in photos from his 1964 Finals Scrapbook.
    7 points
  41. Wouldn't let them know your an Aussie at the moment.
    7 points
  42. 7 points
  43. All of the above Also, have just realised... Having a reason to watch future pre-GF Grand Final replay marathons.
    6 points
  44. I would be MORE than happy if the umps from our PF game officiated in the GF I thought they let a lot go to the benefit of the game and its flow! Have they been selected as yet?
    6 points
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