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  1. G'day all! Need an excuse to watch Max's glorious goal from 55m last night 7 more times? Then here's a lil' multi-call clip I put together featuring 7 different commentary tracks all basking in the brilliance of the effort! Enjoy!
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  2. G'day Demonland Wishing you guys the best of luck this week in the GF. What a tremendous season you've had and I'm hoping it ends in Premiership glory. Melbourne has been the best team all year and thoroughly deserve to be favourites, and I think you guys will be far too good for the Bulldogs on Saturday It's hilarious that my 2 Melbourne loving daughters at ages 15 and 12 think they have had to put up with a bit to get to this point. If only they knew what a different generation of Dees fan has had to endure. I know I don't post on here anymore (that may change), but like I said, I just wanted to check in and wish the Melbourne FC all the best for the GF, and I hope all of you are enjoying the excitement of GF week and fingers crossed can celebrate premiership glory come Saturday night. Good luck, (and for this week only) GO DEES!!!!
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  3. Hey all, Been a long time follower of the demonland forum and decided to sign up to tell my Dee's story. I live in rural WA, in 2000 I saw these 2 West Aussies, Farmer and Woewodin, tearing it up for the Dee's and I was hooked! 21 years later, after driving 450kms, I'm now sitting in my hotel room in Perth decked out in my Demons gear. Excited and nervous. In 2018 i was 5 rows from the back (wished I was further back by the end). Left pretty devastated and unsure if I'd see the Dee's play another final in WA. This time I'll be sitting in the front row of the tier on the wing and I've never been more pumped for a live event in my life. I know a lot of you are in Vic lockdown and this post isn't to gloat. Its just to say it sucks you can't be here, but if it gives you any comfort the Demons will have some damn loud and passionate support tonight at Optus in the West. Appreciate you guys! Let's go!!
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  4. Just dropping back in to let all Demon supporters know that in the WEST we have ALL supporters close to our hearts as we host the Dees here to hopefully win the flag. I'm a very active member of the Western Demon Supporter group for around 10yrs. I have been more passionate about the Dees since leaving VIC around 25yrs ago. There are some real die hard supporters here and we will do everything within our power to make our Demon voice heard from the West to the East. This is for all the supporters, now and from the past, for the thousands of Demon tales that can be told, for the those that paved the way for the greatest club that has ever existed - we are with you. Go Dees - Take what is yours.
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  5. The remote community of Imanpa about 200 km from Uluru fly the Demons flag on the Lasseter highway
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  6. It's been a massive few days for former MFC skipper Jack Trengove. Won the Keith Sims OAM Medal (the Brownlow equivalent) in the Adelaide Football League on Thursday night. He was then BOG in a premiership victory as his Prince Alfred Old Collegians beat Payneham Norwood Union in the Div 1 Grand Final on the weekend. Said it's the most enjoyable season of football he's ever played. Congrats Trenners!
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  7. Not sure if this deserves to be in a thread on its own so I'll put it here and let the powers that be move it if they think it's warranted. Well well well, living close to Lathlain Oval is a bonus. Steve my mate who is also local and who I'll be in attendance at the GF with thought he'd have a drive up to the oval just to see if there was a sneaky chance that Melbourne might be training there. He'd been fortunate to spy a training session there before the prelim whilst out for a walk, it was just before lunch and was pretty well wrapped up so didn't call me but kept the timeline forefront of mind. I'm building a "teenagers retreat" at the back of my place, it was supposed to be real simple but somehow or other it has taken on a life of its own. I know, people keep telling me she'll never leave with a laugh, I agree and laugh too but you only have them for a short while. Anyway I've taken the measurements and I'm cutting the skirting. You can imagine my excitement when Steve calls at 10.30 to say he's at the ground and so is the MFC. Holy smokes I threw on my Demons shirt and jumped in the car, I literally live a park and I reckon 6 houses down from the oval, I saved a good sixty to ninety seconds by driving. Met Steve and we positioned ourselves behind the cyclone fence that divides "Optus Oval from the MCG" the MCG is open and anyone can access it at anytime. We are at the Bishopsgate Street end close to where the Club is set up on the boundary line. The boys are pinging yellow with red stripe balls off at the goals and I thought demonland will be happy about this. I didn't take much notice of accuracy I was too busy just checking out the whole scene. Marty Hore and Adam Tomlinson run past at a fair lick, Steve said they had already completed a number of circuits before I arrived. Adam's without a shirt and looks magnificent, incredibly fit and focused. A couple more laps from the pair and Adam was maintaining the pace, Marty was, fair to say, struggling to keep up but who wouldn't be AT looked to be on a mission. Then the yellow tops came out and the team split into 2, it was the 1st s v 2 s. The game/sim started and was clearly based on fast ball movement, pressure but not tackling. The 2nd s flew out of the gates fast and precise it reminded of the quick ball movement that I'd witnessed at Optus last Friday. I said to Steve wow the 2 s are doing a number on them. After a shot on goal play continued immediately with the other team playing on from half back. I'm not sure if the 2 s went 2 or 3 goals up, then the 1s stepped up. Brown took a towering mark, arms fully stretched like he has been, dare I say...."at the top of" no, I won't say that haha, mega runup and kicked the goal. TommyMac then took two strong grabs for shots at goal, geez I'd love to see him have a blinder Satdy week. I liked how during play a coach would yell out "ground ball" while ball was still in the air, instead of trying to mark it they brought the ball to ground and play continued. All in all what you would expect from a team that finished on top of the ladder, fast accurate play and smothers too. The whistle blew, yellows removed their tops and they immediately were back into, yes...... goal kicking. I've mentioned my admiration for Jake Bowey in a couple of previous posts, again he impressed me, this time it was his goal kicking, he was slotting them easily from the boundary, if he finds his way forward and has looks on goal, put your glasses down! The session wound up and where the boys would be walking back to the bus, security permitting we would be able to engage with the boys. So we headed over there along with a few other Demons who had gathered, and, security didn't!! Ok this is looking promising, let's see if we can't get a photo or 2. Pleasingly the learnings we learnt were the boys and staff were more than happy to mingle, we had brief chats with Melky, Choco and longer chats and photos with Jayden, who is good to go if a spot comes up. Shannon Byrnes, Salo, TMac and Maxy and photos with Track, Clarry, Nev and Ed. We can't believe our luck over here and it was succinctly put by Choco after I said to him " I feel sorry for everyone over east" he said "It makes a change from them feeling sorry for you over here" Gee whiz that's my day nearly done, got to go and get my daughter from school and then get back to that skirting. Go Dees.
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  8. Brayshaw was MAGNIFICENT tonight. GO DEES
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  9. Nathan and Jerri had their twins on Sunday. Jonesy just made it back on time for the birth. Sounds like it was the right call and hopefully he gets to sit back and watch a Melbourne flag with his family next Saturday, knowing how instrumental he has been to this club from the day he step foot in the door. We would not be where we are today without him. He was driving standards long before anyone else. Wishing him and his family only the best!
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  10. A toast to those not with us
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  11. Gawn - perfect captain’s game Viney - disciplined and dynamic Salem - confident and prolific Oliver - an unselfish game Petracca - dynamic and important Spargo - year’s best performance Fritsch - classy and vital Langdon - the running machine Harmes - incredible first half Brayshaw - brave and involved McDonald - played his part Neal-Bullen - great first half Bowey - pure footballing talent Brown - an important contribution Pickett - always looked dangerous Jackson - quiet but valuable Sparrow - excellent tagging game Lever - assumed General’s role Jordon - enjoyed the experience Rivers - impressive youthful energy Hibberd - an important addition Petty - performance belied experience May - please recover well
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  12. This is rubbish, propaganda driven by Geelong people. The only time they "had us covered" was the 20 minute patch in the second quarter where they dominated stoppages and kicked 6 goals. If anyone had anyone covered the rest of the game, it was us covering them. And they didn't rest anyone. Dangerfield was (allegedly) sick and spent time on the bench in the fourth but that was it. Why do people have to minimise our win?
    41 points
  13. My mates in Jan Juc got busy today:
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  14. This is surreal. I’m going to a GF in Perf that my beloved Demons are playing in. Giddy up!! 🔴🔵💪
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  15. I don’t know why, but this has really hit home for me. I’ve been posting on here (mostly garbage) since 2005 and my life has changed a lot in that time but Demonland has been a constant throughout. While most of us are stuck in our homes it has more than been the football community we all need, so thank you @Demonlandfor giving us nuffies somewhere to vent and connect with fellow Melbourne fans.
    39 points
  16. It's the year 2000. A new era. I am an 11 year old boy in Melbourne town, just 3 years down from Brisbane. A rugby state. But footy or rugby I wasn't in a round ball state of mind. I didn't "get it". And so, there I was, a nominal Melbourne supporter ushered to Grand Final Day early in the morning to (now I understand) get some bloody tickets. Melbourne. I'm 11. It's a Grand Final. Nothing special, I think to myself. My Grandpa Jim has seen this before, and his calmness soothes me. And so I watched. And we lost. I didn't mind. I didn't really "get" the 2000 Grand Final. We lost. I didn't really care. I care now. I didn't understand how hard that one was to reach. It was just the 2nd in 43 years I now am able to calculate in the fulness of time. Now I get it. Fast forward from 2000. It's now mid-late 2004. Nathan Brown is killing it for the dees. I like this bloke. I like the Demons. My Grandfather's team. I might watch them on free-to-air and see how we go. We win. This is it my friends. A life-long passion is born. In 2004 - I listened to an entire Elimination Final on the radio. My god I could not do that now. It's 2005. Jeff White gets his head caved in. I remember nothing but pain, but I see this live. I hear it and feel it live. It's 2006. Nathan Jones debuts. In the finals, a kindly Saints fan gifts me a ticket and I watch the game from the wing live. We beat St Kilda, and Chook McLean stamps himself on my psyche in a way I'll never forget. No matter what happens afterward. It's 2007. Demonland seems like a nice place to vent after a pretty terrible year. I might sign up. 2008, 9, 10, 11 pass as years tend to do, and we seem not to want to win any longer. My grandpa, who took me to that 2000 grand final and instilled that love for Melbourne, passes away. And still the years press on: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. Pain, pain pain. And I see it all in person. I cannot imagine the pain of those born in the 60s, or 70s, or 80, but I can fathom it. And then we get to experience 2018. What a joyous year it was, but ultimately one built on sand, and we know that now. But it was fun, and I see it to its bitter conclusion in Perth, in person. I had officially become a nuffy. And still time rolls on, and I roll with it, now completely pulled in, never to escape. 2019, 2020. Pain again, and I think this might be the lot of Melbourne forever, and me too (of course, because why should I be happy?) And then 2021comes. Just a joyous year in spite of everything non-football related that we all know about. I could talk forever about why this year means what it means from a football sense, but let me say this at least: Here is a chance for Melbourne to come full circle now. I think back to that kid who went to a grand final just a couple of years after coming down from Brisbane, and how little he "got" it. I get it now. I want it. I need it. Go dees. I'll have a beer for you Grandpa Jim, like I said I would, way back in 2011 when it looked bad for you and the club both. Melbourne recovered, and I'm Melbourne. I'm Melbourne, and I'm Melbourne through and through.
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  17. Have we beaten anyone yet? I'm not crying, we're all crying. This is for Neale, Jim, Robbie, Jonesy, Dean, Ron 😍 We have waited so long. And finally. After 57 long years. We have broken through. We have pushed away from our ageing legacy and now face the future as Goliaths. We are going to be scary good next year. HEART. BEATS. TRUE. ❤️
    38 points
  18. I arrived in Australia in 1991. I fell in love with the local religion, football. I barracked for the Demons because of fellow Irishmen, Jim Stynes and Sean Wight. I went to games with Irish mates who also barrack for the Demons. The club is like family for a fella who is a long way from home. After everything that has happened in the last 30 years, this is a great day. We miss Jimmy and Sean. They would be so proud today. I am proud to be a Melbourne member. We have a great club that we can all be proud of. I can’t wait to do more screaming at the ‘G! See you there! I love yee all.
    37 points
  19. Anyone else already feeling sick with nerves or just me??
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  20. Looking at the rules and regulations to get into Perth, and it says military personnel can get an exemption. In completely unrelated news, I've just joined the army!
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  21. Pleasing? PLEASING???? Getting seven dim sims when you only payed for six, that’s pleasing. This is INSANE! Its AWESOME! IT’S OUR TIME!!!
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  22. I’m [censored] stunned. I’m crying, but [censored] stunned. Miss my old man like crazy right now, would have loved to see it with h8m, but this is just crazy.
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  23. THIS IS NOT A DRILL WE ARE PREMIERS 💙❤️🏆🍾
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  24. Grand Final Open Training: Weather is going to be perfect for footy, maybe a touch windy in the first quarter but will be crisp for most of the game Most of the crowd will be Dees fans (many here have jumped on board given our history) Harmes looked like a kid in a candy shop, he’s super excited Salem was taking it very easy with the drills Langdons kicking is still pretty hit and miss Chandler is a great kick and really like his craft. He didn’t miss a shot or target. Tomlinson was watching on looking quite flat and I felt for him. Poor guy. May was kicking from 40+ out. No worries at all with him and his back. Bowey didn’t miss a target all session. He’s building very nicely. Troy Chaplin is in a moon boot. Not sure why haha. Tracc was doing his own thing for most of it just taking set shots The small forwards (Sparks, Nibbler, Harmes, Kozzi) we’re doing a lot of frontal pressure work and then hitting up Tmac, BB and Fritta Backs were doing marking drills and short 15m, 45 degree chip kicks then long to Gawn Lever did extras with Chocco in a quick ball throw at his head and he’d get his hands out front to mark Viney did extras with Chocco too. Ground ball gets and tackles. I’m tipping him for a massive game tomorrow. Obviously a very light session but conditions are looking excellent and I’m growing more and more confident. Feeling for you all in VIC. 1 more sleep. Let’s go Dees 🔴🔵
    36 points
  25. Haven’t been able to post all day due to nerves. I’m about to cry. An All- Australian bench on the siren …Gawn, May, Trac and Oliver. Usual suspects very good, special mention to Sparrow. He was good!
    36 points
  26. I love this club. I love all of you. I am delirious.
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  27. Some of these comments….Suddenly people are jumping of Melbourne. The Dogs beat the Bombers who haven’t won a final in however many day, the Lions with an intentional rushed behind, and they flogged Port, a team which struggled in big games for most of the year and choked in a home prelim last year. Our team has made changes with our fwd line through out the season but now we are now playing with a synergy that will deliver us the premiership. Our defence is the best in the league, all of our fwds are genuine weapons and have all had games where they have kicked multiple goals. We have the no.1 ruckman in the comp, Gawn had a career best game against Geelong, Jackson is a freak, I’ll back Oliver, Trac and Viney against Macrae, Bont and Libba any day. I’m sick of hearing about Caleb Daniel, yes he has good vision and uses the ball well but the majority of his kicks to me seem to be barely 15 metres. I was nervous last week but I was adamant if we win the prelim we’ll win the flag and that hasn’t changed for me. We need to tighten right up defensively and not be caught just guarding space allowing the Dogs to pick their way through. This is our year, the Mighty Demons will be bringing the Premiership home.
    35 points
  28. dees guilty of geriatric abuse ! Poor choice isaac!
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  29. 186 that you pack of [censored] GO DEES !!!
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  30. Too distracted to post much of late. I think we win, and win pretty easily in the end. Objectively the bookies have got the price right at 1.65 (it has been the quote for two weeks now). We have won our last six matches, including 3 wins against top 4 sides. In doing so we averaged 100.5 per game. In that same period the dogs have gone 4 wins and 3 losses and averaged 80 points per game. In that period we have significantly improved two key elements - we have been scoring from stoppages and starting fast. All season the dogs have been terrific in both these areas, but have fallen away in the last 6 weeks Even with the two week break to freshen up, the dogs are playing two players that are the very least suspect fitness wise in Keath and Martin - and that is always a huge risk in a Grand Final. The Martin selection was tacit acknowledgement the model they have used all year of basically no ruck and sharking the opposition ruck man just won't cut it. At least not against us. By contrast, we could barely be fitter. We are fitter and stronger than the dogs and will run out the game better. As we have shown all season, if the dogs have a lead at 3 quarter time they will struggle to hold us off. Conversely if we have a lead, which i expect we will, we will be very hard to run down. Despite reports to the contrary, Beveridge is not a coaching savant who will magic up tactical moves that will bamboozle Goodie and his coaching team and overcome our advantages. Many are suggesting the two week break really helps the dogs. Not sure why. Who knows what impact it will have, but we were able to have a full scale hit out las Saturday arvo. They couldn't becuase they needed to freshen up their weary troops. Also the dogs get an advantage from the two week break narrative cuts against the us against the world palaver Beveridge loves to engineer. And the dogs would have probably preferred to keep going given their momentum - and bevo could also play the we have been in quarantine and the dees haven't, look at them at the beaches and cafe, card. Our preparation has been perfect, we have established a routine over the last month - one that as Pert noted on the Demonland podcast, was planned with exactly this scenario in mind. Our game is built for the g and Optus oval is almost exactly the same dimensions. It suits us and with our defensive system and running power of all players, gives us a considerable comparative advantage. And this will be third time we have played there in the last 2 months. And in that time we have probably trained there at least 5 times Many seem to be considering the dog's performance in the prelim to be the equal of ours. I don't. Port were woeful and bizarrely did not bring the heat in the first quarter. Perhaps it was something to do with the fact Port thrive on the energy of their home crowd and there was on 26, 000 people there. The Cats were hard at it all game as evidenced by the pressure rating for the match, which was something like 185 to 175 our way. That's a really poor preparation for the blitzkrieg they will face tonight. And there is no way we give Hannan and Smith the space to run into Port did. And it's worth noting Port beat them round 23 in a cut throat, must win game And prior to the Port win, they were very lucky to just get over the top of the lions. A team we touched up by 7 goals (could easily have been 10) in our first final. I'm surprised more people have not pointed out the advantage we get of having already experienced the insanity of packed Optus Oval with its colour, intensity and above all deafening noise. That will all come as a shock to the dogs as might the fact it will be a very pro demons crowd. The major issue for the dogs is that we are unlikely to concede more than 70 points. Which means they have to keep us under 70 points to win. On a perfect deck, in perfect conditions and with our offensive weapons' and ability to generate repeat inside 50s on back of forward half pressure, they will struggle mightily to do so. I think we will come out of the blocks and blitz them. They might stick with us for a quarter, maybe even a quarter and a half. But i expect we will get on top and be better place to take advantage of periods in the first half when we get the momentum. I can see us with 4-5 goal lead at half time, with the dogs pressing super hard in the third quarter but not being able to significantly bridge the gap. So a 4-5 goal lead at three quarter time. Last quarter the dogs have spent there petrol tickets and we keep rolling to a 43 point win. Tracc or Viney for the Norm Smith. Good luck and super positive vibes to the Demonland posse. Thanks to all for your fantastic posts and for the dees community vibe. I've loved that aspect and its gone along to way to mitigate the impact of the game not being here at the g. I hope everyone has wonderful days. See you on the other side. Go redlegs.
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  32. The Bulldogs’ total domination over Port Adelaide is great for us - removes any chance of treating the game as anything other than a contest to be won by hard work against a strong opponent. Heads firmly fixed on the ground and concentrating fully on the job ahead.
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  33. From my locked-down Melbs family: 'somewhere in 'Brahton''. The love knows no bounds!
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  34. Firstly, let me say how happy I am for all the loyal Melbourne supporters who had NEVER seen even ONE Melbourne Premiership. So very pleased for you all. I am one of the very lucky ones to have now notched up my 8th Premiership Title. This one had the most wonderful taste of all and that's saying something. When you are 83 and you see the Bulldogs seemingly ready to seize the GF by the the throat you think "I have seen 7 but I aint going to see anymore". How wrong was I ? This so young, talented gutsy team just will not accept defeat and seemingly don't panic when the goings get tough. No one beats us attitude. Until this season I always believed the great 1956 Melbourne team with its array of stars, Barassi, Cordner, Spencer, Ridley, McMahen, Williams, Dixon, Marquis etc etc was the the greatest of all BUT this years Demons are something extraordinary. I'm now leaning towards the present. What do other old Demons on this forum think? Over to you. Go the mighty Demons, you sure gave the Bulldogs Hell!
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  35. Luke Jackson going into the middle was the difference.
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  36. Just booked five tickets for the game. All Eagles supporter mates coming but they’ve all agreed to wear Demons scarves.
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  37. And ... THANK YOU S.A. SUPPORTERS!!! GO DEMONS!!!!
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  38. His return from injury was delayed, as was his return to condition, but when he finally got some ongoing run in the legs, his value was incredibly important. What was most evident was that one of the coaches, probably Chocko, convinced him to buy into the team first ethos, and taking first options combined with his fierce attack on the ball, created an incredibly strong on ball presence with our other guns. Similarly to Brayshaw, I think Viney bit the bullet and decided to embrace the new team ethos rather than look to merely build statistics. Jack’s role and spirit were invaluable.
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  39. Since I wrote “game over” in the match day thread we kicked 17 goals to one. I clearly could see what was about to happen. I can’t believe it, I just can’t believe it. Love to you all.
    32 points
  40. Keep a lid on it please.
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