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  1. Wow! How did this information come to you?
  2. About VFL Park my Dad used to say cold pies and hot drinks. My happiest memory of that awdul place was the 1987 (mid week) night grand final when we hung on desperately to beat the bombers.
  3. On the train with my 9yo son. He is the keenest of my three sons. It feels so wonderfully different to be going to a game as we sit high on the ladder. A bit staggering really.
  4. Thank you. Ill try that. (Sigh.)
  5. I used three member barcodes to get tickets and could not find any tickets that were no cost unless they were for 1 year olds to 5 year olds. Can some one please advise what to click on to get entry to the ground with MFC membership, without paying more ...
  6. No mention of Spargo on Fox. Only showed top 5 in AFL. Good to see Kozzie right up there.
  7. One of my favourite memories- I was 14 years old. I attended the game with my Dad, my older brother and my younger brother, the three older males big Dees fans. My younger brother had jumped ship a couple of years earlier to barrack for Essendon which had won a couple of real premierships. My memory is of the Dees hanging on desperately in a last quarter that went 25min 42secs. And then celebrating while being so mindful of my younger brother. I thought we were so gentle with him. We made it nearly all the way home when he burst into tears. It seemed so incongruous to me- up until then we'd won nothing- had not even made finals in my lifetime. Of course this VFL Park experience was followed later that year with the tragic prelim final loss in Robbies final game. ... So pleased he got to play finals.
  8. Is it a competition as to who has suffered the most? Surely not.
  9. Gary Lyon when his back was cooked? I remember people saying it would be worthwhile him taking to the field in a wheelchair, such was his immense impact on the team ... I recall him hobbling around the forward line like an old man.
  10. Hi. While our relationship is distant, Mike is a cousin of mine. And I can confirm our extended family are and have been Demon supporters forever. Mike has fallen in line with the family tradition- passionate Melbourne. I have fond fond memories of going as a teenager (in the 1980s),with my aunt, Mike's mum (and three of her mates), to many suburban grounds to follow the Dees. The soups these older ladies brought in their thermoses were always comforting, often in the face of defeat. Until that amazing run in 1987 ...
  11. A player who may need "serious convincing" to play a role for the team if necessary ... I'd prefer players who do what is asked of them wholeheartedly. Brings to mind Jesse's body language which I reckon has been questionable at times. That said, I'm not denying Jesse's many positive footballing characteristics.
  12. 887 kbps! Thanks for response. As a result, something in me rigged and I've switched off the WiFi and watching on mobile via 4g. What a lousy NBN service. I'm happy now though- will be able to watch once the entertainment filler finishes
  13. I trying to watch via the stream- veey frustrating. Breaking up very frequently- get a sentence or sentence and a half, then lose it for thirty seconds. Can anyone answer this? - I assume it's an internet speed problem (have experienced same issue on two different devices).
  14. (I know it's not over yet.) HOW GOOD WAS THAT? Game felt in the balance and we kicked three goals to none to close out the quarter!!
  15. From our defensive 50 that quarter most times we kicked it out back to them. Need to run it out with handball or kick to a one on one, not an outnumber. Classic clash of game styles.
  16. I'm on the train from Castlemaine- occasional other Dees supporters here. I'm sitting with the strange feeling of anticipation that comes with the knowledge of win and anything is possible, lose and it's over for this season. I vaguely remember that sense from many years ago. As the day has gone on, I've been feeling my father's presence more and more (he died in 2015).
  17. For me, two essential things. One- deliver well into forward 50- no bombing it long in hope, unless it's for a goal. Two we need to kick straight. Do these things we win.
  18. Ha ha. My six year old says "the cheer squad has to work hard today"!!
  19. I've decided I'm going to enjoy the commentary on Flagpies this week. It's still clear that Richmond are the best team, and- on our day if all goes really well- I believe we can beat them. Dees- if we can just get to the bottom half of top four- we may be blessed with finals in Victoria. Long way to go yet- 8 more home and away games. IT IS SO LOVELY TO BE EXPERIENCING SOME HOPE!! GO DEES
  20. Playing on Friday night makes the break between games seem soooo much longer. I found myself wondering who'd been selected last night. ... awe won't know until Friday- STILL two days away ...
  21. Hilarious!! Thank you for the laugh.
  22. Unfortunately foxtel now doesn't provide this deal to android mobiles ☹
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