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  1. In hindsight, Im not sure I could have handled a game that went to the wire. Its strange that if someone told me that Tmac, Max , Jackson and Kozzie hadnt goaled by three qrt time, I would have assumed a big loss. Gee Fritta must have been close to the medal. Almost bagged six. Still love his fourth goal for skill and momentum. Watching the replay, the 19 point deficit wasnt really an accurate depiction of our efforts. So many points just missed from set shots whereas dogs quick snaps went straight through the middle. Is it just me or did the dogs seem very flat coming out in the last. Its like they had already surrendered. Could that last minute of the third have taken away their hope? I know we were playing some inspired footy but it did seem they had dropped as well.
    5 points
  2. Cyril kicked 40 goals twice in his career, That's it, in 11 seasons. Kozzie has done it once. Its a great achievement and he has the potential to be better than Cyril. Particularly if we can pinch a couple more flags. People forget that Kozzie was an elite junior talent but has had to learn how to play a defensive team orientated game. That he has done it in his second year is a massive credit to him and the club. Many talents like that often pfaff around for a few years getting by on outrageous talent but Kozzie has put in an amazing amount of hard work to get to this level. He lost his mother and spent some 6-7 weeks back in South Australia over the summer where plenty here worried about him coming back looking like Austin Wonaemirri after a few sessions on the turtles. But Kozzie was working hard every day, training his bum off with Norwood. That he came back in outstanding form is an amazing effort and shows a lot of mental strength. We have a beauty here. he may not have touched the ball a lot in the GF but if you look at his pressure and work rate it was off the charts.
    5 points
  3. Heart and Soul of the Club. Can't believe people were calling him out for a couple of years there.
    5 points
  4. I’m waiting until round 5 to renew. Sick of the false hope.
    4 points
  5. The second-year goal tallies for some of the best small forwards in recent years: Stephen Milne: 50 Kysaiah Pickett: 40 Tom Papley: 30 Liam Ryan (mature recruit): 30 Cyril Rioli: 21 Eddie Betts: 20 Toby Greene: 4 What a special talent we have. Can't wait to see what this man can produce over a decade-long career in the red+blue.
    4 points
  6. One last one for the road, here's Big Benny Brown! And that's a wrap! Thanks for tuning in!
    4 points
  7. Why not ban all testing? Just rank the draftees by their commitment to climate change and equality action and draft accordingly.....
    4 points
  8. I went to a function the other night and was lucky to be sitting next to Jack Viney and I asked him who , apart from Melbourne, were the best teams and he said Footscray were and they were about on a par with Geelong. He said the two best teams played off in the GF. He didn't rate Port and said they were there because of a soft draw and felt we had the Lions measure, I didn't ask them of the other teams but I got the impression that apart from ourselves, the Bullies and the Cats, the rest were just making up the numbers.
    4 points
  9. Richo Richo man, I wanna be a Richo man...
    4 points
  10. The look on Bonts face after Olivers goal says it all. He looks at the scoreboard replay, shakes his head, curses and almost cries. The other players in a state of shock.They gave up then. Not even a a semblance of a challenge in the last. Beveridge confirms this when he says in the blink of an eye the game was gone for them.
    3 points
  11. That is usually the case
    3 points
  12. 100% correct. And there is no doubt we can improve our accuracy from set shots. That said Fritter, after a shaky start to the season i the first 2-3 rounds, was incredibly accurate for the rest of the year. And as Growll notes a full season from Ben Brown will help the cause and Tmac is pretty reliable kick at goal too. So key will be players like Nibbler, Spargo, Kozzie (who def improved his accuracy after he dropped his prancing horse routine), Jackson, Langers and the mids improving their set shot percentages. Even an incremental improvement from those players will help over the course of a full season. As evidenced by the dogs missing out on top 4 by half a percent, or some such, even a statistically tiny improvement might be the difference between say finishing second and a home QF, or finishing 3rd and having to play interstate. As Fanatique Demon notes there will be a range of other things the club will look to improve. And no doubt Goody, without going crazy (because consistency and predictability is now a fundamental element of our model) will trial some new strategies and perhaps positional experiments. What we might look to improve is an interesting question actually. Goal kicking is one. Improving how we defending small and medium forwards might be another. And of course individual players, withy the support of the coaches, will always be looking to improve aspects of their game. On the latter point, we saw the benefit of players improving their game this year. So many examples of this. Nibbler is an obvious one, as is Tmac and Hunt. A less obvious one is Viney. Viney really improved his decision making and this improvement helped the team. He hit more targets, dumped kick into our forward line less often (the one in the 2nd q of the GF was an outlier) and stopped trying to take the tackler on all the time. If say, players like Sparrow, Jordon, Spargo all improve their game a bit (as is likely given natural improvement), as do fringe players like Laurie, Smith, Chandler etc etc then we will improve as team (assuming others don't go backwards). And then you have Kozzie, Rivers and Jacko who scarily for opposition teams still have several levels of improvement in them. And of course add our pick 17, Laurie and Rosman and Tomlinson to come back into contention for selection and things are looking pretty good on the improvement front.
    3 points
  13. Brilliant record... magnificent contribution! Thanks again, Mighty!
    3 points
  14. After using pick 94 for Jordon, we have 33 senior (+5 A rookie) players ie 4 list spots enough to use our other 4 live picks if we want. Its been reported/guessed that we will take use two or three live picks in the draft which will leave 1 or 2 list spots left for post draft additions.
    3 points
  15. As sad as it was not being at the G...Im glad we didn't have to battle for the flag last year. Sure it was weird seeing a granny in Perth but truth be told it was better than last years one in Brisbane. it was sold out and certainly had a great atmosphere. Also I dont feel anyone can take anything away from us with covid. There were no shortened quarters. No stop start. No 30 games in 30 days,. Other than a few crowds missing and change of venues it was business a usual. Credit to the Afl for all their work. And a credit to all the western fans and those who travelled.
    3 points
  16. Felt like we kicked to the pocket less in finals, or am I imagining things?
    3 points
  17. I had the lovely guy I sold my tickets to send me pics from the game and even days after….
    3 points
  18. It is with great trepidation that I reply to an acolyte from the Spirit of Norm Smith tree of influence after Mitch O’Neill won South Adelaide’s best first year player award this year, but I will try and help you out. Firstly, there are some incorrect facts in your post. Josh Honey was a second year rookie this year and Cottrell was also a rookie (rendering obsolete your complaint about Carlton’s use of him.) There are some list and TPP mechanics that are relevant but arent referred to in your diatribe. One of the most important is that rookie promotions count towards the AFL’s mandated minimum three national draft picks per club. So by switching players from the relative ‘lists’, it helps clubs satisfy that requirement. In the current AFL world where list sizes are incredibly tight that has a value. Carlton are positioned to have only one National draft pick, perhaps two, this year, so they’ve covered the AFL’s draft requirements with the rookie promotions. We can now move to TPP. To recontract O’Brien they would have to pay the AFL senior list minimum at worst, now they can pay him the rookie list minimum, a saving of at least $30k in actual real dollars. The movement of Kennedy is a counterweight to any TPP benefit most likely but its still a positive financial result for the club. The actual rookie list TPP saving maximum is closer to 100k than the 60k from your post. So the O'Brien for Kennedy switch has at least a real world money saving benefit, plus it has extremely positive list size and national draft implications. In terms of Honey, the National Draft pick factor is relevant, plus Carlton had a huge rookie list last yeat with high retention into this year, so promoting him helps with that, given that the AFL tightened the rookie list screws with its latest list size announcement this year. Him moving to the primary opens the extra slot for one of the delisted players. Im not sure but as a third year supplemental rookie draft player, Cottrell may have reached the ceiling to the amount of time he could stay as a rookie, they may have been forced to either delist or promote. If thats the the case, the former is a more sensible line of attack. The moves are about satisfying AFL rules and dealing with list size issues.
    3 points
  19. My champion Premiership coach from 21 years ago recalled I was a staunch Demons supporter and went out of his way. Legend.
    3 points
  20. So I rang the club today to upgrade my son to a reserve seat membership as I already have 1, managed to get 2 seats together but it was a struggle had to change to a dry area, so if anyone is wanting to get a reserve seat sorted for next year best you get onto it lots of membership sections are sold out already and from what the lady said they have been smashed for reserved seats
    2 points
  21. Who could of predicted what we did. It is still so exciting and captivating, this vision will live forever in all of us. Go 189227 you good thing. And come on the Mighty Dees. Giddy up.
    2 points
  22. Well that was another thoroughly enjoyable Monday night watching the replay, yet again!
    2 points
  23. I watched the game again yesterday . . . do other people still shout at the tele even though the game was six weeks ago and you've watch it 50 times? My neighbours must be fed up.
    2 points
  24. Surrendered? Nope. They just couldnt get the ball, we were the best team this year, It took them 2.5 quarters to get 19 points up and the Dees 10 minutes to get 24 points up. (Don't tell anyone but their mid field is too old).
    2 points
  25. It will definitely be interesting to see how we can improve next year. I am mindful that there will be a lot of hungry players wanting more Premiership success. Breaking into the final 22 will be a challenge for those on the periphery. After 57 years of pain and now ending the Premiership drought I think it is time for a flood of Premierships! In 15 years time if we can have bragging rights over the vile scum at Essendon and Carlton with their 16 Premierships then I will certainly be very happy! GO DEMONS!!!
    2 points
  26. Don’t particularly like the movie either. But it was a titanic moment
    2 points
  27. PLUS A SEASONS HIGHLIGHT 4TH DVD ADDED. So if you were going to buy that item separate then there is no need. Got mine today $75 bucks from JB!
    2 points
  28. Make sure you put MFC in front of the number
    2 points
  29. Difficult for the MFC to produce 200,000 membership cards in fairness
    2 points
  30. I guess my point was that when we are rated THE BEST EVER for defending D50, there's probably other areas that should be higher priority. Goal kicking is prob no1 for mine - but as others have said, it's part of our setup to kick to less dangerous spots (in case there's a turnover) and when it mattered in finals, goal kicking wasn't much of a problem. Arguably the D50 stats are inflated due to the pressure coming from our midfielders and forwards which ensure less quality entries from the opposition, but they're still the best ever. In addition to what Binman has outlined comprehensively, I think the key to us moving forward is continuing to innovate. We are the definitively the hunted rather than the hunters now - so we can't expect it to just happen. E.g. try Jackson as a ruck rover, throw Petty forward, give Kozzie some more midfield minutes, play Tmac on the wing. Not necessarily all of this and certainly not all at once. But we have genuine weapons who if played in the right spots are almost impossible to stop. Next year everyone will be coming hard at us and trying to break down our system. So while its important to back it in (as it will beat almost anyone if we are "on") we have to be ready to mix it up - to counter teams who have done their homework on us and to provide more options should we sustain some injuries to crucial players.
    2 points
  31. Frawley is welcome to his bonds with hawthorn. Premiership players are a dime a dozen over there. And Frawley can stay persona non grata at the Dees as far as I am concerned. At Melbourne, our players have created history that can never be erased. They will be remembered forever. Frawley? Pfft
    2 points
  32. What are you trying to achieve with all of this @Macca? And why does it matter so much to you?
    2 points
  33. Thanks. So we currently have picks 17, 37, 49, 57 and 94. I would predict that we will use 17, 37 at the draft with 57 being more than enough to match for Taj. That leaves one list spot for a SSP addition. We should be able to leverage something out of pick 49, which should come into the low 40's by the time all the pies and Bulldogs picks get absorbed in their f/s selections. That will be pretty valuable to a few clubs, including those that need more points for NGAs and f/s or maybe just want another selection all together. StKilda, GWS as well as Pies and Dogs are just a few clubs that might be interested in it. I'm not sure it will be enough to seriously upgrade pick 17 but we could perhaps get an upgrade to 37 or perhaps a future pick or two for next year.
    2 points
  34. One of my favourite players. Was gutted when the Dees offloaded him. We shipped out all our experience around then and suffered big time.
    2 points
  35. Wasn’t the turf that did it he was driven into the ground. It was a pretty ordinary act by Brent Guerra, who got him late and IMO tried to injure him and did.
    2 points
  36. Makes up for that one that looked like a goal that Max kicked in the second QTR I think. I was spewing at the time.
    2 points
  37. I got my premiership flag, the last piece of premiership merchandise I ordered, delivered on friday. I get a lot of people calling out as I drive around town
    2 points
  38. When I saw the title, I was actaully thinking haircuts... there are some shockers.
    2 points
  39. I like the idea of another young KPB as the May retirement plan. I still hold hopes for Turner too, but we'll have to see on that one. When you look at our young defensive crop there's Petty, Rivers, Bowey and then Lever at 25. May has at most 4 or 5 years left and given his hammy issues, I doubt anywhere near that long, so we need to be looking at contingencies. I'd much prefer we were strategic about list needs for 5+ years from now this year, rather than in 2-3 years going to the FA pool to keep us going. As we've seen at Geelong and to a lesser extent Hawthorn, it leaves you with a very long rebuild, with middle of the road first rounders to build a core around. So if we can get another Harry Petty and JVR fits that bill it's a no brainer. We can worry about replenishing elite mids down the line and I'd back our list management team to be clever in acquiring the necessary capital to get a look at the elite talent.
    2 points
  40. There are a number of posts in this thread suggesting that Howe is this complete [censored] who overrated himself, left the club and never did anything. He left us and really developed into a top line player who not only developed his consistency within games but across entire seasons. He has been at the pies for 6 seasons and from memory has finished in the top 10 in their best and fairest 4 times. He has been injured the other 2 and has been a big loss for the pies. He was a very good player in a great back line for the pies (yes they were) and while he wont get the captaincy, his name is one that would come up in conversation as an option. We weren't the only team who were likely to draft him from obscurity. He had a few clubs that were looking at him. He was named in the 40 man squad for the All Australian in 2017 and was maybe a little unlucky not to make the main team. Yeah, he made a joke about Melbourne having low crowds. It was a dumb joke and was very low hanging fruit. He would have got a good laugh from the Collingwood [censored]. I took it as the joke it was (we did have low crowds FYI, as we had been a complete basket-case for [censored] years) but fully respect that others found it very disrespectful.
    2 points
  41. Best part of any MFC supporters daily routine.
    2 points
  42. It mentions an interstate tour early next year. I hope it bloody comes to Qld. Hopefully the boys come up to Mooloolaba for early season training and show off the cup then. Fingers crossed.
    2 points
  43. This is great and so smart by the club, a lot of young kids are going to get chance hold it and become Demons for life.
    2 points
  44. ...and yet TWO places in Geelong! (...mind you, take that, Catters!)
    2 points
  45. Not coming to Casey? WHAT-THUH??!!
    2 points
  46. Weid will play more games than TMac next year
    2 points
  47. LOL at the NAB mini legends ad. with Dangerfield saying that being picked for mini legend is “bigger than medals, bigger than money, bigger than premierships” and I can’t help but think how the bloody hell would you know, Paddy?!
    2 points
  48. The Newsreader was great. Outstanding writing, acting and production values. Set in the 80s so of particular interest to oldies. I think it's still on iview. I thought Total Control would be as good as The Newsreader. It's OK but nowhere near as good. Same with Fires.
    2 points
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