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  1. RIP Barry, a great player and a great bloke.
    6 points
  2. What happened to the moat and where are the wine casks? BTW, my invite must have got lost in the mail and I was bringing WCW.
    4 points
  3. The problem with the Petracca one was simply that he missed the shot himself. As we can see from the highlights reel, he made up for that with many many goals from difficult shots. The problem is, criticism like this meant that he then spent several games giving off to other players, when he should have taken the shot himself, only to watch them miss it, and, and some cases, lose us the game. He is paid to kick goals, not to assist.
    3 points
  4. I think a lot of demon fans can handle not winning flags, it's the melancholy and irrelevance our club was mired in for years and years that was the killer... hopefully we can profit well from our current form and follow the formula of other clubs that never bottom out... Go Dees in 2023!
    3 points
  5. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all on DL. We got more flags in 2022 which was awsome and well deserved for Daisy, Paxy, the women's team and the Casey guys. I'm still craving watching a senior one at the MCG with all the faithful.
    3 points
  6. I'm a Dees man, but loved Barry Round. Fair, talented, footy brain par excellence, legitimately tough, ornament to the game. Barry and Rod 'the Tilt' Carter were the best reasons to watch the Swannies every second Sunday back then. May you continue putting it down the throat of those nippy rovers ever more Barry.
    2 points
  7. Red, I am very pleased that you are suffering WCW’s company - far from The Manor!
    2 points
  8. Although a lot of the diehards on here will have already read it, I hope I am one of many who have got their hands on it this Christmas. Fantastic read so far. I am now counting myself lucky to have only witnessed the horror of 2000s and not been around before that. Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas, the only mark on today will be the significant drop in premiership memorabillia to unwrap.
    2 points
  9. Baz Laurie looking both shredded and keen to start a fight at a train station
    2 points
  10. Just had another look at the fixture this arvo and some brief observations: 1) First time we’ve played Adelaide the MCG in front of a crowd since 2016 2) First time we’ve played Carlton on a Friday night since 2011 3) First time we’ve played Essendon in the Saturday twilight slot. 4) First time we’ve played Hawthorn as the away team in the Saturday twilight spot. 5) First time we’ve played North on a Saturday night at the MCG. 6) First time we’ve played Richmond in the second half of a season as the away team since 2011 7) First time we’ve played Sydney in the 3:20 Sunday timeslot since 2018. 8) First time we’ve played West coast on a Sunday in Perth since 2020. 9) First time we’ve played Western Bulldogs at the MCG in front of a crowd on a Saturday night since 2014. 10) First time we’ve played North and Carlton twice in the one year since 2017.
    2 points
  11. Real cricket is back on tomorrow. Feet up uncle Bitters, in your favourite rocking chair, in front of the tele, sipping from a wine cask, in the conservatory at the manor. Surely that is heaven.
    1 point
  12. Merry Christmas all. Show us your Dee gifts.
    1 point
  13. You had me until the last line Jordon will be Mr. Fix it, Hunter a lock for the wing
    1 point
  14. JJ started the year in very good form, yes, his reluctant slow plays were frustrating but: 1. He replaced Brayshaw, let’s not pretend they were looking for Robbie Flower out of him. 2. We lost our CHF with McDonald down. Without a lead up target it’s hard to pull the trigger on quick kicks to smalls 3. The backline lost a lot of bounce with Salo out/down on form and Lever not intercepting at his best 4. He copped a pretty nasty injury and then lost a bit of zip/change of direction (neither were his strong suit to begin with) Three of those issues should be fixed and he has all summer to work on moving the ball on faster. From what I saw of one training session he was doing just that and looking good doing it. He’s had an elite tank for a couple of years now but his frame has been that of a strong kid more than a man. He’s only just turned 22, he’s only entering the age and game range where he can use more power and acceleration I’d still back him to retain his spot wing and Hunter will get used in versatile roles.
    1 point
  15. Apparently very sick but fighting on
    1 point
  16. Who’s the fella at Trac’s feet? Stick him on the opposite wing to Langers………………he looks like he’d love chasing the ball
    1 point
  17. It is correct. That is Oliver Sestan.
    1 point
  18. Ibid, Op Cit, and all that.... I Loves ya all.. Best to all, P.F
    1 point
  19. BRODIE GRUNDY .... Will be the recruit of the Century.. IMO POINT to prove.. Feral False teeths will be SPEWING BIG TIME 🤮🤮 AS HE FIRES UP🤩😍
    1 point
  20. What can I say - Demonland is prety predictable and easy to troll, but it's still good fun and I couldn't resist. Merry Christmas all 😊.
    1 point
  21. Nailed probably most important set shot in 57 years
    1 point
  22. Same Tom Sparrow who finished higher than Jordon and won the coaches award? Righto.
    1 point
  23. Jimmer Jordon was 4th in the b&f after round 16 Tough to believe he wasn't playing to instruction and/or had limited options to actually go fast to when accused of holding the ball up He is criminally underrated on here, while we have mids like Sparrow who provide half the output who get a pump up every time they take a p1$s
    1 point
  24. That’s pretty much it Rab. Police costs are the big problem - outside a ground these are met by the local constabulary but the home club pays for any policing inside the stadium as it’s on ‘private’ property. There’s a much lower police presence inside grounds now as clubs rely on cheaper minimum wage stewards backed by extensive cctv systems to act as a deterrent. This works ok at the top of the pyramid but grounds are less safe as you drop down the leagues. Outside is where most issues arise and police are on hand to deal with it. They still over-rely on cctv and handheld video recorders to gather evidence (rather than intervene!) for the subsequent 5am knock on the door but that’s another issue. We’ve got a new breed of hoolie blighting the game over here now - feral, wannabe kids in their knock-off Stone Island/CP Company clobber, most of them sniffed-up to the eyeballs. They part-model themselves on European ultras with fan-marches, pyro and self-promotion on social media but they still hang around after the game hoping to get a sly dig at an unsuspecting away fan. I really hope last week’s lunacy was a one-off and the APL and police come down hard on the perps. They need to get a grip before such behaviour becomes mainstream.
    1 point
  25. Unusual but true KITP, pretty sure they wore Ankle high boots in Rugby also. Without World Football innovation AFL Football would be years behind. That was my point KITP. 👉 Certain parts of society just can't handle the connotations of the World game. Don't get it twisted though I love both AFL Football and World Football. I understand people don't like it for whatever reason but tend to voice it with the usual [censored] every 4 years around the same time a certain tournament is being played. Those idiots that ran on the field and caused harm to others Saturday night deserve what they get, lets get that straight. Don't understand the bigotry toward the game to be honest, alot of training, tactical and innovational practices are highly sought after. AFL Coaches, Fitness Guru's, Management increase their learnings to emulate their overseas counterparts. Just go and ask our Premiership Fitness Guru Darren Burgess the amount he has learnt from the World Game.
    1 point
  26. All I want for Christmas is youuuuuuuuu
    1 point
  27. And lets not forget a Merry Christmas from the filth.
    1 point
  28. Merry Christmas all Dee’s supporters. To the rest - Bah Humbug.
    1 point
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  30. Drink up and let’s all get ready for Number 14
    1 point
  31. Fester ye merrily on high one and all and please don't lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas, which is to celebrate the birth of Santa Claus.
    1 point
  32. Yes Merry Christmas to everyone. Has been a tough year personally but having a football team to be proud of has certainly helped. Many thanks to@Demonland,@binmanand @george_on_the_outer for your contributions this year and delivering a great service.
    1 point
  33. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. It is a tough Christmas for me because my 92 year old Mum died on Saturday 10th December from bladder cancer. We had a wonderful memorial service for Mum on Wednesday 21st December. Thank you to Andy and team for running a great website.
    1 point
  34. Yes, compliments of the season to members of the Demonland family everywhere, and especially to Andy, and all those involved in keeping this wonderful ‘meeting place’ up and running for all Dees fans
    1 point
  35. Interesting move by Freo to play Jackson mostly as a tall forward. I'm assuming it's out of necessity, since they lost Lobb and Logue (their two main key forwards in 2021). That leaves them with Taberner (injury riddled battler) and Amiss (kid who needs to put on other 10kgs for his role). Jackson is a below average forward. I've said it since before he was drafted and nothing has changed. He's a poor contested mark, two grabber, and only excels when he has a free run and jump uncontested from the side of a pack. With any form of body contact, he's poor and makes Sam Wiedeman look like Wayne Carey at times. If he's going to become the gun player he's hyped to be, it's as a mobile ruckman who becomes a link up option around the ground in the Cox/Grundy mould. If he plays predominantly forward, then they're spending a million bucks a year on a below average forward who will never kick 40 goals in a year. I'm tipping Freo to regress slightly next year. They've got fantastic young talent around and behind the ball, but they lost a chunk of best 22 experience over the trade period, and are completely limp in attack. Jackson playing forward works for us. Play Jackson forward, be an uncompetitive team, and gives us a higher draft pick in return!
    1 point
  36. But we do need to go for what is available. see below BBB is NOT a high pack marking forward and we should realise that by now - he is an excellent LEAD UP marking forward and generally a reliable set shot .... we just need to change our delivery inside 50 play
    1 point
  37. Partial screenshot from the Demonshop. For more about the book see https://www.betweentheflags57.com.au D-lighted with the club picking this up and running with it.
    1 point
  38. Absolutely loved the book. So much to remember.
    1 point
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  40. Between the flag years?? Wouldn't have thought there was that much to write about between the 2021 and 2022 flags....
    1 point
  41. Take it from me (and with a name like mine I should know something about literature), Ian Munro’s book is a bloody good read and worthy as a Father’s Day gift to any Demon Dad. It’s in the Non Fiction Top 10 of the Avenue Booksellers most popular books. Up there with the best!
    1 point
  42. Between The Flags will be on sale at Camberwell Market throughout August - On August 14 (basking in the glow of a return to the winner's list hopefully) at Stall 23; August 21 at Stall 24 and August 28 at Stall 64 (near the donut van). The best thing about market sales (at Bentleigh and Camberwell so far) has been meeting other fans and sharing stories of our mutual passion for the Demons. For those who can't make it to the market, the book is also available from Readings; The Avenue Bookstore (where it's made the non-fiction best seller list); Beaumaris Book; Ashburton news extra, and now, for rural fans from Collins Booksellers in Shepparton (the heart of the Demons' old country zone), and from Bookish in Hargreaves St Bendigo. Looking forward to catching up with anyone able to make it to the market between 7am and 12.30pm. BTF is also available online at https://www.betweentheflags57.com.au
    1 point
  43. Yeah ... size isn't everything ...
    0 points
  44. I lost a pearce last night myself. Changed the sheets though.
    0 points
  45. I thought their plan was to play him as a large midfielder to take advantage of his agility and size?
    0 points
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