First off, I just want to say I give a lot of respect to those who give their time willingly and support the team from state to state. For some background I'm a General Admission Member in 2022 and generally sit in a pocket, I've been on this site for a long time as different users but rarely post, for those who want to shoot me down for that reason.
I've been to all the home games this year and I bought tickets through the Demon Army Website for the Anzac Eve game which was a complete disaster. Initially my tickets didn't work and it was incredibly difficult to find people to help, when I did they were very kind people but sadly couldn't offer much help, past that my seats were double or not triple booked with other fans who were all great about the confusion, but that's not even what I'm here to complain about.
All that being said, we have the weakest cheer squad in the league.
It's been this way for years but it has been so very noticeable over the last two weeks against interstate sides where they get their chants going against us at home games, it kills momentum and you can tell the players feel it.
Opposition fans know it, they put us into our shells and we let them get a ride on us.
Everyone knows the polite Melbourne supporter, I'm not saying we should all go feral but we've got to show more spirit than what we have put up. There was a fair few neutral last night and they loved getting stuck into us.
I've blown out my throat going hard last night and had a few people tell me that my brother and I were louder than the cheer squad.
What also kills me is there seems to be a bloke with a Richmond beanie in our cheer squad I mean come on!
My Big Points to rebuild the cheers in the cheer squad:
Volume, we need the biggest decibel blokes we can find, we can't be drowned out against the opposite from out of state, unacceptable.
Timing, our timing is terrible we go for chants at the point when the team is flying, not when they need us to rally them.
Chants, Get some creative people to workshop something... for years we've rocked the standard "Melbourne! clap, clap, clap" its boring, our crowd doesn't get the timing and it doesn't inspire a mouse.
If anyone is part of the Demon Army and doesn't like what I've written please reach out to me in the Private Messages I'm more than happy to do my part.
Surely I'm not the only one with this feeling?
Come up with some ideas and don't shoot people down, keyboard warriors.