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  1. Another season’s done and dusted and we at Demonland would like to thank all of you our contributors for your participation in this difficult year for the Melbourne Football Club. In particularly, I would like to thank Nasher for keeping the site together and to our feature writers George on the Outer, Whispering Jack, The Oracle and all of our other contributors for keeping Demonland going throughout season 2020. Also a big thank you to Whispering Jack, grapeviney and George on their tireless and often thankless efforts as Moderators. And now, we look forward to the future. Bri
    49 points
  2. When playing at North - hate his stupid run up, hate his flopping for frees, hate how straight of a kick he is for goal and I hate his stupid hair cut. Now that he is pretty much going to be a Demon - the run up is perfect and genius, those free kicks are always there and he gets a poor run from the umps, he is a beautiful set shot and I wish I had a hair cut like his.
    37 points
  3. I worked with David Rennick, as a representative of a corporate client using his firm's property, development and construction expertise, over a number of years in a past life. Serious Dees supporter (our relationship was during the exciting '90s!), central to growing his niche firm to major status, and/but a down to earth regular guy. I expect his worth will be considerable in the new headquarters project.
    32 points
  4. All looking good. Expect him to nominate melbourne any time now. Both parties are seemingly very excited.
    30 points
  5. I'll put my balls on the line for ya mate. A few things have already happened, but got some whispers (of varying degrees of source quality) to tide you over. (Need the distraction from the Grand Final tbh, depressing) OUT TMac - All depends on medicals (ankle injury). Player and club want the change, opposition interest will determine it. ANB - Apparently some interest from the Crows. Not a lot of noise tho, but tbf he's not an exciting player to talk about. Preuss - Melbourne will try and do a deal to see them go up the draft order. Very keen on Macrae, who they think will be avai
    30 points
  6. Brown and smith are coming, hind I think will as well, and there are two other players who’d walk into our best 22 that haven’t been mentioned on here that I’ve been asked not to name. But I’m sure demonlanders won’t complain when the names are revealed. we’re desperate to get young macrae through the door. looking at a similar restructure to our list as the saints had last year introducing a lot of speed to their side
    28 points
  7. Sam Edmund on SEN pretty much going with Ben Brown is looking likely to be a demon. Has already done a medical and has had two meetings and by all reports went well.
    26 points
  8. My mail for those interested. 1. Ben brown is likely to be a dee, money isn’t an issue with this deal it’s agreed in principal. We’ve made our pitch now Ben brown is taking some time to consider his options but we are at the front of the que, despite less money because were a vic based finals contender. 2. We made an approach to Nathan Bassett about joining as our forwards coach but he declined. 3. the club is actively looking to get back into the top 10 of the draft. Have had a keen interest in finlay McRae as lord nev mentioned for some time 4. Clayton Oliver w
    24 points
  9. Hearing his medical looks good so physically shouldn’t be any reason he can’t get back to his best. it sounds like a good deal of his challenges this year were related to off field tensions at NM and family tragedy.
    23 points
  10. 21 points
  11. Do supporters realise there's a limited pool of players moving club each year ? Do they realise their club is restricted to those limited choices ? Do they want their list to improve ? You may not be overly excited by Polec, but do you think he'll make the list worse ? Who else do you think is available if you don't want him ? Ball butcher Phillips ? Who else ? Not to mention I reckon some people posting here have no great grasp on opposition players anyway. They see them fleetingly yet make concrete opinions based on small samples. Yet when one of their players is set to
    20 points
  12. Yep, this. Completely agree. Great post. Smith and Polec could well have a revolutionary impact on our game style. A bit like Port's forward dynamism at the top of 2019 having brought in the players they did in the 2018 draft. Geelong changed their forward make up too leading into 2019 with similar results. If the likes of Oliver and Petracca are teaming with ball users like Smith and Polec, we'll look a very different team. We definitely need to exploit our midfield dominance more and hopefully Yze plays a big role here, but as for the rest of the field, my big concern is the
    19 points
  13. My god this club is literally disintegrating. Viney can't stand Oliver to the point where he will leave the state. It's obvious from the body language Max & Clarry are both off to the Suns.
    19 points
  14. Apparently an upset Paul Roos was led to believe the job was his but it was just a trick by North Melbourne. Tomorrow's headline: Roos Rues Roos' Ruse.
    18 points
  15. Well let’s analyse your post. Mismanagement: We contracted 3 players on the back of good years that all of us were desperate to keep. All were happy at the time. All clubs that sign players who lose form are clearly then mismanagers. Deceipt: We got a free agent who has a big tank and played mainly as a wingman. Now with us he is being used in other roles. Clearly the Pies were also deceitful when they recruited their best defender as a forward, but who proved better down back. Misjudgement: Lever, now playing well and doing what he was recruited for. Yes ,a good example of mi
    17 points
  16. SEN saying he had a medical at the club yesterday. North will ask for our 2nd rnd pick: # 23 But he hasn't said he wants to join us.
    17 points
  17. Viney was in SA and Max and Clarry in Vic... that explains why they weren't sitting together.
    17 points
  18. Awesome. People whine about Richmond overtaking us, but the half media this week has been about Gale's bold road-map for success. The MFC makes similar calls and everyone starts whining again. Strongly backs Goodwin in for now, without committing beyond next season - citing the patience shown to Hardwick, Buckley and Simpson. Perfect. Knows we've had two highly compromised seasons. Notes - like almost all of on here - that we need a stronger coaching panel assembled around Goody. That's plain as day, they have identified that, and are now making serious moves, led by the recr
    16 points
  19. I like learning from experienced players that have played in premierships and been part of a rebuild. Players that have seen the whole journey up the ladder. And I particularly like listening to Luke Hodge. He talks sense and is straight to the point. Very recently he said that the difference between being a good team and becoming a flag team is recruiting role players. Obviously, the stars are already in place, but a handful of stars aren't enough if you don't surround them with players who can help complete the task. Think Hale, Poppy, Guerra etc. at Hawthorn. You really need 22 p
    16 points
  20. Further to that, I think there are a couple of things that are really in Brown's favour. Look at the best big forwards this year: Hawkins, Kennedy and Dixon. They are 32, 33 and 30, respectively and you could argue that they are in the form of their careers because the game for forwards has moved away from speed and more towards strength and competing for the aerial ball. Ben Brown is 27 and arguably coming into 5 years of his best football. Another thing is that he's a really good converter. When the scoring is low in big finals this becomes more important. More so for low possessi
    16 points
  21. If this is your response to someone who tries to engage in a decent discussion with you, even when you don't deserve it, then I don't know why you're here. Binman, for the record, makes plenty of sense and does so on a far more regular basis than your good self.
    15 points
  22. i don't see why brown, weideman, and jackson can't all work nicely together
    15 points
  23. What on earth are you talking about? Brown is lightly built? He is taller and heavier than lynch. Riddle me this - after winning a flag in 2017 without a big key forward why did they then go after and land lynch, a big key forward who instantly became their highest paid player? Another question. Giiven how critical big key marking defenders of the ilk of mcgovern, may and vlaustin ate in modern footy who do you think are best placed to negate their influence? Mid size forwards like say hannan? One more question, related to the second. Geelong best big key marking defender
    14 points
  24. I think bringing in Brown would just require us to re-think our mid-size and small forwards. Brown is a clear upgrade, and a big one, on every other player in our forward line. And has better consistent form than both Jeremy Cameron and Joe Daniher. The problem is that none of our mid-sizers like Fritsch, Melksham etc. are good at locking the ball in our f50. It’s why Kozzie is so important and why we should think about playing Viney and Harmes forward more.
    14 points
  25. Weideman is going to be a much better player in 2021 with Brown next to him. It's still a no brainer.
    14 points
  26. I have a couple of friends that are close to the admin at the club and in the past I have heard some of the names that are being looked at and chatted to. This year it has been very quiet and there has not been much information to pass on. Everything I have heard is really in the public domain. Preuss and Hannan moving out are deals that MFC believe will be relatively easy to sort out and, as I understand it, will be simple deals standing alone. I have heard that we are into Brown big time but that the situation at Norf has muddied the waters. 60/40 that we get him is what I have bee
    14 points
  27. he once tried out for man u?
    14 points
  28. Pick 23 is a bargain. If that's all we have to pay to get a proven ready-made KPF who has performed better than any forward we've had since Neitz, then it's a [censored] bargain. This one must be getting close now!
    14 points
  29. Sure, the Grand Final is a different kind of game, but you've gotta win enough to get there though. No coincidence two teams with big gun forwards made it.
    13 points
  30. No. Just play him in the right position
    13 points
  31. Even if all Brown does is take away the best defender allowing Weideman and Jackson to develop as second and third talls, it would be a good get. McDonald sadly doesn’t commend a good defender anymore. Brown will, at worse, bring ball to ground giving Pickett and hopefully another small forward that we find somewhere, more opportunities. At best he kicks 30-50 goals and makes us a potent forwardline again. Something we’ve lacked since McDonald was in form.
    13 points
  32. From a disgruntled North Melbourne supporter: ''If Melbourne get Ben Brown for pick 23 that is such a ridiculous bargain and we are hugely losing that trade. I don't think too many people will be surprised when he comes back next year and wins the Coleman. The bloke is a top 3 full forward in the league, who had a down season in this mess of a year. I wouldn't trade him for a top ten pick but it seems inevitable that we are offloading him for a second rounder, so Melbourne (or whoever gets him) should be absolutely laughing. I've liked a lot of our offseason decisions, and nobody knows wh
    13 points
  33. Yeah, who wants a forward that could only average 45 goals a season (without missing a game) up until the end of 2019; the last three of those seasons each with yields of >60 goals with delivery that was not particularly special in any kind of way. Why would anyone want a player like that? It just beggars belief!
    13 points
  34. @Skuit One thing I've learned about Demonland is that Andy and co. can't keep people like HFF, Elegt, Olisik etc at bay because these types will always come back in another form. It's the same on any forum. They aren't really breaking any rules, even if they post with the skill of a monkey with half a brain most of the time. Best thing to go is to stick them on ignore. You cut out 90% of their contribution (with 10% taken up when someone quotes them) and you can focus on the wide array of diverse and interesting supporters that do frequent this site. There are many of them, you i
    12 points
  35. It's not just Melbourne that rates our list. The industry rates our list. And we're not getting enough bang for our buck. That needs to change next year or Goodwin will be gone.
    12 points
  36. Hard to argue with stupidity mate. Brown would be a great addition to the club.
    12 points
  37. Doesn't worry me that we are getting little back. The compensation out of this trade will be the signing of Ben Brown.
    12 points
  38. Yze, whose title is technically 'senior assistant', will be in charge of the midfield in 2021 apparently.
    12 points
  39. I might be jumping the gun here but bugger it
    12 points
  40. This is a bit disappointing. Will always remember the sealer in the semi final against the Cats in 2018. Come to think of it, I miss that winning feeling - it's good for the soul.
    12 points
  41. 2 years ago we beat this team in a final with all bar the highlighted players playing in the GF. They have been replaced with Dahlaus, Rohan, Miers, Simpson and Stanley. We have the foundations, sure we need to alter a few things, have a bit of luck, players to prove but things can change quickly.
    12 points
  42. 12 points
  43. He played much better before Jackson got injured. I reckon they'll be a difficult pair as Jackson gains experience. I was also pleasantly surprised when I saw the distances Weid was covering in games. Something around 11km as I recall so I guess he also tired toward the end of the season.
    12 points
  44. No they haven’t as far as I’m aware ET but when the time is right I’ll be sure to let you know first so the best news breaker on demonland can break the story ;)
    11 points
  45. He also went to see Jordan Peterson and was a guest on an IPA podcast, in case anyone needs further proof of his terrible decision making.
    11 points
  46. The swans are also showing some interest in T’Mac. They wanted him when he was out of contract. Again we will be getting very little compensation by way of a trade but it’s a salary dump situation.
    11 points
  47. Thought this is a good place to summarize the composition of our Board and some of their roles.
    11 points
  48. zzzzzzz (snore) zzzzzzoooommeeting are we there yet? Ben Brown meets with Melbourne a post script: on a side note, I often talk about whether the organisation fits YOUR culture vs whether you fit the culture of an organisation. I find it rather saddening/hilarious that the 'story' that is put in the media (if it is true re: the treatment of Ben Brown and his family after the death of a child) is that the club are choosing to offload him. It clearly should be he is walking away from a culture that was unsupportive of his context, and from that the relatio
    11 points
  49. Can confirm this is true.
    11 points
  50. Anyone notice that Clarry was wearing a carlton tie, and had a Simon Goodwin Voodoo doll on his table?
    11 points
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