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  1. I really enjoy coming to this thread occassionally for entertainment to help me last through until next Saturday. In previous years I would have been visiting 2 - 3 times a day to find the next magic selection that is going to propel the Dees to the Grand Final. For once the banter rather than the information is most appreciated. Keep it coming
  2. There are clearly two households a couple of streets from my house. They were decked out with scarves and balloons on Saturday. I believe it is a permissible breach of curfew laws to sneak around and pop the white balloons.
  3. Thanks for that hint. I have just spent a very happy half hour trawling through some of the pre-draft comments. I can say however well done to Mach5 and Wells 11 who were among the early supporters.
  4. I think you will find the AFL can take votes off Miller. He is ineligible having been suspended earlier in the season.
  5. Stuart Dew came back from a year out of the game and i would think numerous hamburgers, moved to Hawthorn and won a premiership. *Aged 29 when he mmoved to Hawthorn
  6. Melbourne Votes Player (Club) 10 Christian Petracca (MELB) 6 Elliot Yeo (WCE) 4 Luke Jackson (MELB) 3 Clayton Oliver (MELB) 3 Ben Brown (MELB) 2 Alex Neal-Bullen (MELB) 1 Jack Redden (WCE) 1 Nic Naitanui (WCE) Would be Petracca 5/5 Yeo 4/2 Jackson 4/0 Oliver and Brown 3/0 Neal-Bullen 2/0 and Redden and Natinui 1 vote each. I can guess who gave the Natinui vote. Leaderboard Votes Player Club 104 Clayton Oliver MELB 101 Marcus Bontempelli WB 95 Touk Miller GCFC 91 Ollie Wines PORT 90 Samuel Walsh CARL 85 Jack Steele STK 84 Zach Merrett ESS 76 Christian Petracca MELB 73 Darcy Parish ESS 64 Rory Laird ADEL 61 Max Gawn MELB 61 Jarryd Lyons BL 61 David Mundy FRE 60 Jack Macrae WB 60 Tom Mitchell HAW 60 Nic Naitanui WCE 59 Hugh McCluggage BL 54 Tom Stewart GEEL 52 Jordan De Goey COLL
  7. Unless you have a 30 minute lightening delay in the middle of a quarter to have a rest.
  8. Listed in Wikopedia as winning the Rising Star nomination this week. Either an enthusiastic Melbourne supporter who knows how to put these things in or could be (properly) accurate
  9. Just some confirmation that we are moving into premiership contention according to experience. We had 12 players who have played 100 games out there last night. We also have McDonald, Viney and Hibberd who have played over 100 games. Just some confirmation we could be there for some time, we had 8 players who are under 22 years old. Hunt (94 games) and Fritsch (80 games) were the outliers. I dont know if it accurate but the AFL site has Harmes playing only 54% of the game. If true, it was an extraordinary effort to have 25 possessions and may explain why I didnt see much (if any) of him in the last 15 minutes.
  10. The last twelve hours has been more stressful than the lockdown without Demonland
  11. He and Graham Wise were my first hero's as a kid. In the case of John Lord, it may have been in anticipation of my current hair style.
  12. What? Pick number 1 in the draft.
  13. Many thanks for this. It saves me searching for each team seperately. I note there is a small error in that you have put Geelong down for 4 games against top 8 teams. They actually have only 2 with 3 against 9 - 12 teams. I thought last week we had one of the hardest runs home. Now it doesnt look so bad by comparison.
  14. Good few days for one of our sponsors with Thursday night on national television with their motif pasted on the back of our jumper and then emblazoned on the chest of Ash Barty on Saturday night at her away game. The people who organised who receives Jaguar sponsorship money will be happy
  15. I have never gone so far as to actually start a topic before despite spending my 10+ years of membership wasting too much of my workday reading Demonland. I was so happy last night, i thought i would take a chance. I would have to say that they seem a bit upset at Port Adelaide over yesterdays game and if anyone thinks Simon Goodwin receives a pasting on this site, they should take note of the Port vitriol directed at Ken Hinkley. A few comments from Big Footy are repeated below and these are some of the gentler ones. Also, when did Alex Neal Bullen turn into an untackleable beast? fu** me dead, we couldn't stop him. I thought he was a spud. I think people really underestimated Melbourne coming into this. They have a very strong defence and an absolutely monstrous midfield. It is staggering that we are so poor in every area. Poorly skilled. Dumb decisions. Not strong enough. Not tall enough. Not fast enough. Unfit. No discernible game plan. sh*t leadership. What the f**k do we actually do at training? I refuse to believe that our players (well most of them anyway) are at the limit of their potential. So we need a clear out of the leadership at the club - chairman, coach and captain. We're just so poorly led at every level. Another club waltzes in with a SeAsOn-DeFiNiNg win. Now that the siren has gone I can safely say, insipid performance and a disgusting display of football. Forwards invisible, the only time I did see them was when they crashed into each other. Umps were no help, gave Melbourne a couple. Sure am thrilled to have played Melbourne into form. We ******* suck, sack ken, sack Bassett, fu** it sack Voss too. Gang sh*t we out. Melbourne are good, we aren’t. Can’t see Melbourne not winning the flag now tbh Who's going to want a 200cm third tall with no presence, can't kick and floats around the field like a fern frond with no impact. Edit: and yes I realise this also describes Ben brown, but he kicked 10 in an afl match. And to think we were out coached by Goodwin. That game exposed all of our weaknesses at once. Biggest of which is our gameplan which relies on the other team not being very good. Too many passengers and credit too melbourne who played the game I wanted us to play. actually looked like our mids and forwards were rubbish. deep defense kept the gap closer. the rest were sh*t. boak sh*t. drew sh*t. everyone forward of full back was dog sh*t. At least Ben Brown didn’t kick 10 goals. That’s a positive I guess. yeah, so you agree, rozzee is sh*t, has the contested ball awareness of a minature poodle. Players: What's the gameplan this week Ken? Ken: Oh, we'll chip it around giving Melbourne time to get everyone behind the ball. Players: So same as usual against the top teams then? We put the ken in Farken Average. I'm sick of crap teams going past us - if the trend continues, bloody Carlton will play in a grand final before we will LOL. Melb brought in the tallest slowest forward line I’ve seen in the past 20 years of football. It was set up for us to run off of them. Almost all of their good players had a night out too. Gawn, Patracca, Oliver, May, Salem, McDonald, you know the guys a good coach would have plans for. Hinkley is a bum.
  16. Not having nearly enough to do and prompted by a Demonlander who suggested we had more young players than Essendon, I checked all top 8 teams playing last weekend plus Esendon and it appears we are in a great position for the future. Sorry about the formatting Team Players under 22 22-27 Over 27 Average games Melbourne 7 11 4 89.6 Dogs 4 12 6 95.6 Brisbane 6 12 4 90.4 Port 4 11 7 98.9 Geelong 0 9 13 147.0 Swans 5 11 6 100.2 Eagles 1 11 10 141.4 Tigers 2 9 11 118.3 Baby Bombers 3 15 4 74.7 Our demographic is actually closer to Brisbane than any other club. There are of course a number of injured players at other clubs who would be in their best 22. If included, it would raise the number of older players at each club and age demographic. Moreso others than Melbourne (who would only replace Petty with Tomlinson). I dont know what it means but we are either too young, in a great position to start a dynasty or alternatively it was an interesting way to spend an hour or so.
  17. First grandchild just arrived. Plenty of time for a viewing, sing the team song and back home to watch the team welcome her properly.
  18. It went about half as far as the kick marked by Cameron at the end of the Swans - Geelong game which was not paid
  19. I thought this was meant to be Simon Goodwin!
  20. One good thing about the lockdown. While everyone thinks I am working from home, I will be watching the replay twice a day
  21. This used to be one of my favourite threads. Reading how each successive team was going to belt us, and then enjoy the melts after. Now, not only do large numbers of opposition supporters show us some respect, but many know far more about Melbourne than I know about their teams. However, taking all things into account, I am a happier supporter now than i was then.
  22. The AFL have for once gifted Melbourne a great mid-year break. We play Brisbane in Alice Springs on Friday 4 June. We next play on QB, 14 June against Collingwood. We have a bye the following weekend. That gives us nearly 10 day break after our NT trip. Then we do not have to roll up the following Saturday after QB. I think this is a great spread of games over the three weeks.
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