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  1. Yes, fair call. Post edited.
  2. Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean no-one is out to get me.
  3. Could say the same of me with some of the rubbish I post!
  4. If the teams all train regularly at Casey and there isn't in fact baked in support down that way that translates into bigger crowds (noting that is a long term plan) then playing all our games at Princes park is an absolute no brainer. I'm in Altona and Casey is def an disincentive to watch the women play in terms of how long it takes to drive there and back - as is the wind effect too for that matter. But I doubt i'd miss a game if all our games were at Princess Park. As i have flagged before make it a Friday night event and promote the bejesus out of it so it is locked into people's mind that you can catch the dees at Princess park under lights every second Friday night. You raise a really good question about the strategy for converting people in the south east into supporters and members. That was definitely the plan pre Jackson, but i actually don't have a sense where that strategy is at. I have been a critic of the comms from the club and given the issues communicating with members and current fans i have to say i don't have a great deal of confidence in the club's ability to communicate to, and engage with, prospective fans!
  5. Just Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples related issues. Their report on misogyny is still being worked on. Epic report - current draft has 3,232 chapters.
  6. That was a free all day every day. The Roos should have had a kick to win after the siren 25 meters out directly in front.
  7. Mmm, they said on the call of the game that that region is Australia's fastest growing are for population. I think it is smart to keep investing in the region and looking to cement that area as demon territory. it has been a long term strategy, and in my opinion after being a doubter, i think very smart one, The only way to remain competitive over a long period is to have big number of paid up members and a strong fan base. And the only way to achieve both is to bring in new supporters and build the base. The Casey connection is helping us achieve both and the popularity women's team is no doubt a big factor.
  8. More good news for the club. Any journos perusing Demonland for a good news story, please note, winning the McClelland trophy for best men's and women's football program can be added to an impressive list of positives from the last 3 years, a period where we: have won three flags are even money favorite to win our fourth flag in a few weeks finished top 4 in the men's and women comp every season made finals in every VFL season (In spite of this success) go into the upcoming draft with a brilliant draft hand for any team, let alone a top 4 team have a united board a CEO (who had his critics when he came to the dees) doing a top job have stabilized financially thankfully no longer have to rely on income from pokies got to 70k plus members (an all time record) continued to strengthen the women's program have been able to keep the women's team together (very much unlike other top teams) are on the way to creating the best, most successful program in AFLW history did a thorough review of our 2022 season and made changes as a result resigned our men's and women's coach made a series of long term, contract extensions to key players resigned Koz, a terrific message that our club is considered culturally safe by Aboriginal players (reinforced by McAdam nominating the dees) been leaders in the Aboriginal cultural space - for example the Indigenous jumpers and Narrm initiative that other clubs are now getting on board with (eg renaming their team for Indigenous round) not unrelated to the above two points, bedded down our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan managed the departure of Jackson in a way that has given us a great draft hand managed the transition of Burgess to Griffith super well managed the situation with Jonsey not getting a game in the GF super well resigned Melk when we we could have easily said see ya have done a great job connecting with past players and bringing them back into the fold had an assistant coach win one of the most coveted jobs in footy - the senior coach of the tigers Yes, like every other club we have had our share of isolated incidents but by any measure that is a super impressive list of achievements, albeit missing one key thing - a home base. We are in better shape now then at any other point in the 45 plus years i have ardently followed the mighty dees. Go redlegs.
  9. Great crowd. Very windy up there too but the ground has stands and is an amphitheater so it is somewhat protected. And the game is better for it. I've said it before and i'll say it again the AFL should only play AFLW games on AFL standard grounds with stands that provide protection from the wind. I understand the logic of playing our home games at Casey in terms of continuing to grow our connection and fan base in the south east. And there is no question that area has really embraced the women's team. So perhaps always have a 4-5 games there in a full 17 game season (ie each team plays each other once, which is the ideal system i reckon), but the rest of our home games - and as many games against other vic based teams as possible (eg as part of what i have suggested as a weekly Friday night game there) - should be at Princess Park.
  10. Reads like a declaration not injury news.
  11. Shelleyyyy Heathyyyy! @Dees_In_October - the club has lent into adding the y to Heath rather than going with Heater. Controversy in the nickname space!
  12. Nup. Here is a photo a friend took of me as the ball sailed through the goal from the sublime right foot of Jacky boy:
  13. That's awesome for omac. Great reward for super hard work. By all accounts his back injury was pretty bad, which makes getting back on an AFL list all the more meritorious given the rehab he would have had to push through - made tougher by not being in the AFL system with all the resources and support at club land. A super smart fella who works hard and is the very definition of a solid citizen. Great pick up for freo. Good on freo for offering him a two year contract. Uprooting your life and moving to the other side of the country is no small thing. 14 more games and he gets to 100 games and AFL life membership. Good onya Omac.
  14. I was there too. Top of the Ponsford. I. Went. Bannas.
  15. Tayla can go missing, and this season we're well covered for rucks so there's less opportunity for her to ruck and get into the game. But surely has the most X factor in the AFLW. Can impact the game in a half a quarter and is s match winner when on. The other thing she brings is her field kicking. Tayla is a terrific kick - clears 50 no problems, and the ball gets in there quick. It's a weapon. Gillard has a similarly long kick, (though not as fluent) and the direction seems to be to go long when she gets the chance. Deep entries are gold for the dees. Hore and Zanker are clunking them, Harris when she's up and about and Bannon not far off a break out game as a marking forward. The other factor is any boundary line throw in lands almost in the corridor after the umpire comes in from the boundary line. Our rucks and smalls can go to work.
  16. I resemble that comment!
  17. Ta. Am i right to think that Dursma would address the need for a outside distributor type (i watched him live when Casey played Coburg but he didn't really get much of it but seemed a neat kick)? On May i think a big factor in how long he can play for is his back. For much of the season he really struggled to get down to gather ground balls, i assume because of the lower back, glute issues he had preseason. He really improved in that regard by te end of the season and regained his pace over the ground. On the impact of Petty leaving (if that a happens, we'll see), i think a factor is whether Disco can go to another level. Similar skill set, including being a good interceptor and versatile (there was talk of him coming in to play as a forward against the Blues), though no quite as big or strong (but young still so could bulk up a bit).
  18. Apologies if i missed it gator, but what type of player (as opposed to a specific player) do you think we should be focusing on drafting in with our first pick and then our later picks?
  19. On the coverage they did their best to make it look like a good crowd, but there were only 2,704 people there which won't help the cause. That said last night's game was a great example of why they should play as many matches at Princess park as possible. It looked great on TV under lights and the surface is brilliant (as is casey's too i guess). I thought the skills were brilliant considering the squally, swirling wind but if that game was played at Casey it would have devolved into a messy, even more low scoring game. By the by i thought the pre match welcome to country ceremony was fantastic. The fella who did it spoke brilliantly.
  20. Nile was great, but i have to say Chaka Kahn was a little underwhelming. The sound is not great at the bowl i have to say - the rig they have is not big enough and when it is windy the bass drop away randomly How was Sir Paul McCartney?
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