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  1. For the Tmac non believers, in case there's still a few of you lurking out there: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-02/big-macs-back-stats-highlight-demons-mcdonald-flexibility#/
  2. I went back and had a closer look at the Richmond game - we fared particularly poorly during the two periods of the game where we were up and about (1st and 3rd quarters). Williamson (22) was the main culprit as I'd anticipated ahead of the game. The exact same umpires were in charge at the weekend and it was Williamson who paid the Gawn front on tackle that resulted in his second goal....but only after an initial hesitation. I really wonder if things were said during the week to Hayden Kennedy by the club, so stark was the turnaround. Anyway, happy to be on the right side of the ledger for a change.
  3. On 4/24/2018 at 3:28 PM, Copuchas said: Rosebury (8), Foot (2) and Williamson (22) tonight. At least that bald clown Nicholls is not in attendance. Rosebury is generally good. Williamson is the worry IMHO. Let's hope they aren't a factor. Just want to see a competitive effort tonight and in all likelihood we win if we bring that. Dees by 26. Yep. They didn't destroy that part of my forecast. Watching it again yesterday, we were royally screwed with a plethora of non holding the ball decisions in the 1st and 3rd quarters. The farcical report of Vince says it all in terms of the in-built bias. I know we have many issues right now as a club but this shouldn't be ignored either.
  4. Rosebury (8), Foot (2) and Williamson (22) tonight. At least that bald clown Nicholls is not in attendance. Rosebury is generally good. Williamson is the worry IMHO. Let's hope they aren't a factor. Just want to see a competitive effort tonight and in all likelihood we win if we bring that. Dees by 26.
  5. From the club website: TICKETING Memberships can be used to gain access to the game. If you’re an unrenewed member who received their card in the mail, visit a membership tent to activate the card. If you’re a new member and sign up at the ground, you will receive a ticket to gain entry.General Admission members can gain access to the game*. We strongly suggest all General Admission members to upgrade to a reserved seat for this match as there will be no general admission seating available on Level 1 at the MCG. *subject to capacityVisit Ticketek to upgrade to a reserved seat by using your membership barcode in the field provided. DEMON SHOP The Demon Shop will be open from 10.00am until half an after the game and is located on Brunton Avenue next to carpark Entrance E. All 2018 members will receive 10% off full priced merchandise on presentation of their membership card.GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING Ponsford Stand: Level 4: Q29-Q36 Olympic Stand: Level 4: Q49-Q55 Rows S-MM Southern Stand: Level 4: Q1-Q7, Q8-Q15 ½ Rows P-DD Shower just started in East Melbourne (300m from the G)
  6. r u talking MCC or MFC? All MCC visitor tickets (GA and reserved seating) have gone. Your MFC membership will still get you in I would think and would be good for standing room at a minimum.
  7. Entertaining thread with many insightful observations (and perhaps some inciteful even!). One thing concerns me harking back to the eve of the season start and that was the decisiveness with which Carey said we're a divided club over the aborted training camp. It was out of context at the time and struck me as odd. Normally I would dismiss those kinds of observations as uninformed but I had cause to join the dots last week when MMM interviewed Hogan and Brownless teased Jesse about "Chloe" from Perth after a tip-off he'd received from Carey. Jesse was palpably uncomfortable and didn't want to go there, understandably so. The point though is that the Hogan / Carey relationship appears to still be ongoing after Carey was sought out as a mentor back in Jesse's early days and hence the possibility exists that he has good "mail" on the club internals. I hope I'm wildly wide of the mark and an Anzac eve rebound puts my fervent mind at rest.
  8. Can someone please go and troll this clown mercilessly on Twitter?
  9. He is an out and out troll, has form, but still the moderators refuse to act....
  10. That 22 would be my preference but did notice at training that Maynard hand slapped the whole group about half way through training, so perhaps he's in? I thought Oliver might be a late withdrawal but Goody's form when he says that someone will play is beyond reproach. Hannan or Harmes maybe?
  11. How many more lessons in this "renewal and improvement" space need to be learned? Arnotts with their Shapes flavours, BIG M with their chocolate flavour, Coca Cola (repeat offenders), the bloody MCC with the MCG siren (the digital wizardry could never replicate the sound and it's now been lost to the annals of history) and so the list goes on. The new song is not the same. And it's inferior. DeeSpencer nailed it. Reflective of an obsession with tinkering. Symptomatic of an organisation with a bloated management team, out of control egos and an out of touch CEO who doesn't understand the fundamentals of the business. Lived through it at BHP. Please email the club if you're aggrieved as I am.
  12. It's a park....not a car park, let alone a development site! Like CBDees I live in East Melbourne so I have a particular perspective. But the City of Melbourne / MCC need look no further than South Yarra and what Stonnington is doing with the car park outside Coles and Woolworths for some inspiration - it's just about where you dig and the obvious but expensive answer is underneath the rail corridor. As for the policy itself, I'm not yet clear on the correlation between the ability for terrorists to detonate a device in Yarra Park for a "blockbuster"....however that's defined versus a 30,000 crowd game!
  13. In: N.Jetta, J.Garlett, D.Tyson, S.FrostOut: J.Lewis (Injured), A.Neal-Bullen (rested) Kent, Spargo, Keilty and JKH are emergencies. Viney / Lewis and ANB are notable absentees. Seems to be a very straight bat approach in the lead-up to round 1. Wagner and Stretch being given every opportunity to grab a spot.
  14. We elected to only play 24 in JLT1 (instead of 26). JLT2 is 24, so no squad reduction. Seemingly ANB and Lewis out (and probably Harmes) with Tyson, Viney, Jetta, Garlett potentially coming in and Frost / Balic / JKH / J Smith potentials. I don't think they need to play Jetta or Garlett and they probably won't risk Viney.
  15. Nope. From the AFL website: Squads of 30 have been released with four to be cut before game time. Stringer is the only one of that trio to be named on the bench. http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-22/jlt-week-one-squads-star-recruits-unleashed
  16. Good points ProDee. Hope that doesn't make him borderline laconic though.....
  17. The subtext in Ox's obvious observation is all about avoiding complacency ie improvement is not a given and will need to be fought hard for, more so if there's any adversity on the injury front. Just messaging for the young bucks in the playing group....from that wise old owl the Ox!
  18. How many you expecting to bat for Brayshaw Self ? !! Is it 3 strikes and you're out? !
  19. I just emailed them noting that rule one of crisis management is you can't say nothing!! I'm really surprised they didn't have a contingency plan in place for this eventuality and that they didn't convene yesterday evening to work out when to launch it. It's a bit embarrassing to be honest.
  20. This is just semantics Ungarie boy. Losing because there's not enough on the line to push for a win is akin to not showing up mentally. No doubt they'll probably run out this afternoon wanting to win but it may well be wanting to win conditionally ie so long as we don't have to put our bodies on the line / risk injury. If however, for some reason they have a preference for playing either Richmond or GWS at home next week (and wherever the balance of the finals draw likely heads after that), we have afforded them the possibility to pick and choose and obviously our fate swings with it.
  21. Hey @Ungarieboy only three out of the selected Crows side so far! But there's no way they're flirting with form against WCE right?
  22. In the fwiw category, interesting discussion on the Pies Big Footy board about the merits of losing against the Dees so as to finish 13th and get an easier 2018 draw (obviously assuming the Hawks lose tonight). Some even see the Reid general soreness out as being indicative of this being a consideration.
  23. For those who dismissed the prospects of Adelaide not going as hard as possible against West Coast, they've seen fit to pull Walker and Talia out of the selected side. Don't leave anything to chance Dees.....
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