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Old Man Rivers

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  1. I have seen us win 88 & 2000 Preliminary’s live. The joy leaving both those games was mind blowing & I can only imagine what winning that one extra week feels like? On the downside I also witnessed us getting destroyed in both those seasons only one week later. I just want to see us win the GF. If that has to be on TV this year well those are the cards we have been dealt. That won’t take away the moment for me as there are no guarantees we get this shot again. Just roll with it guys , if this comes together this will be an epic moment in all our lives!!!
  2. I would assume that was close to the same differential last week with his decisions for & against. He was brutal on us.
  3. Under the Radar is exactly where we need to be leading into September. Then we Launch ?
  4. This is guy has been super solid & winning multiple one on ones on debut. The kid can seriously play ….
  5. We got on a late roll in 1987. We were solid for the last 2 months that season but only just stumbled into the 8.... 2021 is completely different , we are ruthless & afraid of No team. Definitely got the Cats 2007 feel about it.
  6. Derm is still living off his 5 time premiership player days from 30 years ago & still sees the Dee’s as the easy beats of the competition in his mind & always will until we achieve the ultimate success. Like BT he’s stuck in a time warp. He couldn’t of been anymore dismissive of Melbourne’s season to date & refuses to accept we are a genuine chance in 2021. He’s just another smug media personality trying to remain relevant. We just need to keep the Lid on, remain humble & just keep turning up each week with the same relentless pressure & focus. The Dermie’s of the world have had there moment, ours is just around the corner....
  7. Very tough read. I remember those 9 games in 91. He was explosive, kicked a couple of bags then did his knee & we never saw him again. Hope he finds peace @ some point.
  8. Such a fine line between Future Superstar & Dud. He got a few touches in the first 3 quarters. Then had a great breakout leading & marking final quarter but couldn’t finish his outstanding work. Had he kicked 3-4 like he should have we would all be having a different conversation. I reckon he will tear the competition apart sooner rather than later.
  9. Probably start Bertram on the ground ahead of Bennell & maybe Miller ahead of Bate. Apart from that looks good ?
  10. No dispute on that one. my point was 2018 has not been our only decent year in the last 50 years ?‍♂️
  11. Loges 20 odd years not 50 You disrespect the line ups we had from 87-94. Unlucky not to pinch a flag in that era. 98 & 2000 also had decent competitive sides on the park. Just ran into a once in a lifetime Bombers unit. Things might just turn around quickly when we least expect it. ?
  12. Easy fix. We target Maynard ?‍♂️
  13. Sad news, like Hannibal Inc, I also had contact with Mark when he was distributing the Robbie Flower DVD years ago. We both worked in Bayswater at the time & being a fellow Demonlander he was more than happy to deliver the copy to me. RIP MarkC
  14. I don’t know Mick Green @ all however I did have a brief random 3 minute meeting with him in Woolworths in Boronia about 12 months ago. From memory Brownlow Medal night 2018. We were both grabbing Munchies before the count & he struck up a chat about the Footy. He was quick to tell me who he was & we chatted about the Dee’s & The Giants. He came across as a super proud Dad & was very excited about Toby’s career. I hadn’t really thought about it much again until the last few days.
  15. I watched the replay on Sunday & thought the exact same thing. Even when Jones dropped his shoulder into him after the headbutt he was wiping his mouth of non existent blood as there was no contact anywhere near his mouth. It was purely for the umpires benefit. He can play but he is a deadset [censored] after that 4 quarter acting display.
  16. Nick Blakey - Emerging Superstar. Played a sensational game tonight. How do we get him to The Dee’s?
  17. I’m with you Ding. Ive got 4 years on you & @ 55 I am starting to wonder if I will ever see that elusive premiership After being down for so long & then finally getting that taste again in 2018 has made 2019 to date agony. Still I have seen us live win 2 Preliminary Finals & know how that felt. I just hope & prey that eventually we all get to experience that one extra week & the ultimate glory. A changed game plan & some smart recruiting & I honestly think we can launch hard again in 2020. You are not alone mate
  18. Nice trip down memory lane Farmer. However It’s now 2019 some 63 years later, the skill levels are far superior & we as a club kick for goal like the little league. It’s completely unacceptable & has put us under enormous pressure. We should of beaten West Coast & Adelaide however due to basic kicking errors we didn’t. Weideman didn’t kick that simple goal from 20 metres out directly in front & we as long suffering supporters & The MFC are now in an even bigger world of pain. Strangely I have seen enough this season in a couple of games to suggest we can & will make a big Statement in the second half of 2019. To think Geelong sits on top at the halfway mark makes me want to vomit.
  19. 25 Metres out directly in front. Its not possible to miss that last kick. Tim Smith’s Miss was just as bad. As for Garlett’s dropped mark in the pocket. Just can’t comprehend how such basic skill errors are possible? The Demons Complete & total embarrassment in 2019......
  20. The injuries were always going to come. GWS can physically do anything they want & we don’t respond. Toby Green knee’s with intent to hurt on MacDonald, then our skipper cops a full on poor disguised punch in the face & just nothing. softest team in the Comp by a fair margin.
  21. Not switched on from the first bounce & yet again No name kids wearing weird Orange jumpers are pushing us around and bullying us like babies. Nothing short of a line in the sand response in the 3rd quarter will do. Screw the fallout & consequences our existence is depending on this response.
  22. 100% Agree with this take RN. That should of been a non negotiable moment with 17 blokes letting Vardy know we are not coping that [censored] as a club. Every chance we would of then gone on & changed the result. Instead the WC arrogance machine just rolled on to a victory they didn’t deserve. I miss Rod Grinter ?
  23. The game has changed rapidly & we haven’t adjusted. Stubborn coaching is not giving us a chance. Forget 2019. Its Over.
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