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  1. Unfortunately, I reckon they are going to. Smith should get it, he has been brilliant today.
  2. And Fox. He has been the only Swan to run all day.
  3. One of Smith, Dangerfield, Stengle or Duncan for the Norm Smith. Smith for mine, but they will look for a way to get it ot Dangerfield.
  4. There are a lot of Geelong players who really annoy me, but the fact that Rhys Stanley gets a premiership medallion totally does my head in.
  5. Ah well, Cats premiers. Far, far too good for Swannies today. 2022 has turned out to be a carp of a footy year. Now, where is that Shiraz?
  6. So, even after feeling OK having had at least made the semi-finals, and the Swans being in the GF, it now looks as though I have to endure the Cats winning. There is not enough Shiraz in the whole of Victoria to make that thought palatable. For the love of all things sacred, please no...
  7. Even though we didn't make it this year, i feel really, really good. I've seen us raise the flag, and in a 'poorer' year we played in the semi-final. I am in my MFC 2021 premiership clothing merchandise because we are the reigning premier until it is decided otherwise. However, like Chook above, I want more. Lots more. With this midfield and backline a minimum of two flags is a pass.
  8. I probably disagree with most here on DL, and I don't want to lose him. I see him as much more than depth or cover. I do agree his mobility is hampered since his knee reco, but I continue to rate him very highly as a defender. He is far too good for VFL (actually he is wasted there) and he can kick. It looks like we can't keep him because other players have the coaching groups "favour" but I will hate to lose him.
  9. I am getting so sick of being told what I have to believe, support or endorse. Totally jack of it to be honest. I have to respect the Queen or I am (insert scathing judgement here) I have to support Indigenous rights or I am ... I have to wear rainbow shoe laces on LGBTQI awareness day or I am ... I have to wear pink on breast cancer awareness day or I am ... I have to respect this or that flag or I am ... If I welcome refugees I am a soft ... but if I reject them I am a hard-hearted ... I have a history, conscience and mind of my own and I will decide what I choose to accept, reject or even be neutral about. And hopefully, in this age of tolerance, I can sit down and have a wine or beer with someone who passionately disagrees with me. I am glad Daisy spoke her mind and I hope she respects the person who disagrees with her. If Prince Charles has been a passionate greeny for 50 years I hope he doesn't become silent just because he is supposed to be in some 'non-political' role. We spent 4 generations in this country being told not to talk about sex, death, religion or politics. Now we have an entire culture of people who can't or won't talk about important things. Rant over.
  10. Interesting watching the Casey today. Who plays well, who struggles, who is AFL standard, who is not etc... You would think Turner, JVR , Bedford and Chandler look AFL standard and ready to go. Also interesting to keep my eye on Woewodin who looked very composed at times but probably a year away from being ready. Weideman, too, looks too good at times, but again, even when it was dry, he dropped marks that hit his hands clean. Disappointing. But his ruck work was really good against White, Chandler, Dunstan, Melksham and Munro were outstanding today.
  11. I have no idea who you are IRW, but that is one of the oddest posts I have ever seen on Demonland (and considering the wide field of "odd posts" that is quite a claim!). But I feel a Monty Python quote coming on, from the Holy Grail: "what a strange person".
  12. Chook, that is close to the best Demonland quote of 2022. It sums up Kane Cornes brilliantly.
  13. Channel 10 just reported that Frampton is wanting out of Adelaide, wanting to play more regularly. I do like watching him play, but not sure if he is/could be a main forward.
  14. Power forward who is a strong mark. Recruit or trade. Wing/midfielder with excellent foot skills. Recruit or trade. Take the best available in the draft.
  15. Have a look at Collingwood's kicking skills. I hate saying it, but it is brilliant to watch. 2 x Daicos, Elliot, Pendlebury, Crisp and on it goes. Unpressured or at a flat out sprint, they hit targets. And jut as I type that, they make a bundle of errors in a row.
  16. I, too, am angry and disappointed, and also feel those 'wasted year' vibes. Like many other Demonlanders I can see the need to tweak the gameplan recruit, develop or trade in a power forward who can mark recruit, develop or trade players with classy kicking skills With this list we must win two flags minimum. Otherwise it is definitely a waste (for example, Essendon 2000 only won 1 flag) But no way is this really a time to change everything, kick out players, pour vitriol onto our coaches, footy dept personnel and club. We were 2nd after the Home & Away rounds and played in the semi-final. That rates the season as a low level success in my book. At this moment in time we are a great club - it's that simple. Every position of significance (President, CEO, Head Coach, Head of football, Captain, AFLW captain etc...) is filled with a person absolutely and abundantly filling their role. As an exception, perhaps the new fitness bloke doesn't get a pass this year. This is my brain talking. My heart wants to grab a piece of timber and smash someone's head in, probably starting with Lever or Kozzie.
  17. One other change. I agree with most other Demonlanders - we need to address our fitness. Our last halves this year have been earmarked by fade out after fade out.
  18. We need 2 out-of-the-park, line breaking, target spotting elite kicks. Either we develop them, draft them or trade for them. I love our defensive mindset and grunt but apart from Fritsch, Spargo (who doesn't get it enough to really count) and May, our kicking and decision making inside or around F50 is appalling. I'm talking Travis Johnstone and Jack Watts type kicks. We need a marking forward who is an aerial threat. I am not a fan of getting rid of BBB because although he is clumsy, but he has no real aerial presence. I still believe that Petty should be moved forward, but possibly JVR can be an answer. But they have to play from round 1. We need to stamp out a growing arrogance. For a leader, Lever's tantrum with 1.30 to go was unforgiveable. Kozzie continues to stuff up easy moments, our midfield messing around with hope-and-glory blind handpasses, players who can't kick trying for the 45 degree play into the corridor. Our bottom 6 have hurt us this in many games year. Unless something changes, I'm not sure if we can carry all of Rivers, Sparrow, Spargo, ANB, Jordon and others through an entire season. I am a huge Sparrow fan but he should have been dropped weeks ago - his kicking, decision making and momentum killing are becoming a massive liability.
  19. 6. Petty 5. ANB 4. Oliver 3. Langdon 2. Petracca 1. Viney Thought Harmes was OK too.
  20. We. Were. Not. Out. Coached. The game plan worked brilliantly. It is simple: we don't have enough good kicks in our team between wing and full forward. At one stage in the 3rd quarter, 7 out of 11 disposals going forward (either shots at goals or entries) were absolute duds. Spinning badly through the air, missed the target, gave the advantage to the Lions, or kicked it straight to them. And the amount of snaps we get given to us by forward pressure, only to miss them is hair-tearing to watch.
  21. That was not lost by game plan or selection or coaching. That was lost through atrocious kicking (again), poor decision making in close (again), and 2 x 50m penalties (again). What a wasted season.
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