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Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by Sando22, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. saj_21

    saj_21 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Full credit to Roos, Goodwin, Taylor and the recruiting team......over 5 years on paper we’ve turned the worst list into one of the best lists in the afl. Let’s hope we get the onfield rewards for our off field efforts.
     

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  2. Cannon82

    Cannon82 Brownlow Medallist

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  3. Proper Gander

    Proper Gander Owl whisperer and secret agent

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    That was obviously some kind of mixup. Today we are believing what champion data says.
     
  4. 00Stinger

    00Stinger Duel Group 1 winner

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  5. pjfairbairn

    pjfairbairn Club Legend

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  6. Tulip

    Tulip Hall of Famer

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    These kids were all born circa.2000 so probably would have picked their team before we turned shit. I doubt there'll be too many Dees fans coming through for the next few years though.
     
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  7. saj_21

    saj_21 Norm Smith Medallist

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    A lot of kids who are in contention for the draft don’t follow teams madly like we do....a few years ago in the lead up to the 2015 draft I was working with a young bloke who nominated for the draft and he hadn’t supported a team growing up.
     
  8. schmuttt

    schmuttt Premium Platinum

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    Don't give a shit who follows us means nothing once they are drafted.
     
  9. Gysberts2Bate

    Gysberts2Bate Brownlow Medallist

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    You must be fun at parties
     
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  10. Cannon82

    Cannon82 Brownlow Medallist

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    You must be inquisitive at funerals.


    Bit disappointing though. Even GWS got a mention. They might convert a few fans at gunpoint, otherwise can't see why anyone would support them.
     
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  11. Simon_Says

    Simon_Says Premium Gold

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    A prospective players alliance towards a club doesnt matter once they get Drafted.

    Also learnt Dean Bailey would of been an assistant coach in PA's coaching box in 04 when they won the flag

    Never knew that
     

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  12. BG32

    BG32 Premium Platinum

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    Once you're in an AFL system ie it becomes your job all the emotional shit you'd feel as a fan goes away for most.

    A fella from Uni got a gig at a Vic club and he says that players are just normal people doing their "unique" job, They want to perform at their best and when they don't the media and forums are harsh judgers.
     
  13. Gysberts2Bate

    Gysberts2Bate Brownlow Medallist

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    Can confirm. One of my mates is a big fan of Pepsi Max, but as soon as he landed that grad job at Coca Cola he just couldn't enjoy Pepsi anymore
     
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  14. PerfectFooty

    PerfectFooty Perfect Cell

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    Sometimes you get rare types that really want to go to the clubs they grew up barracking for. Like beamer for example, But in this era it is exceedingly rare.

    Although Howe ended up going to club he wanted despite strong money from the Suns, and Danger rejected millions to be at Geelong.

    However it's mostly home state these days
     
  15. Proper Gander

    Proper Gander Owl whisperer and secret agent

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    My partner was drafted to MFC back in 1890 or so. Grew up a pies supporter - and all the rest of the family are still pies supporters (the flogs). He has been Melbourne from pretty much that day on.

    I’m sure there might be a couple of exceptions but the notion that this or that guy will trade back to your club because he was a supporter at age 7 is stupid. I wanted to be a Vet when I was 7. Doesn’t mean I want to stick my arm up a birthing cow these days one little bit.
     
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  16. harry000

    harry000 Norm Smith Medallist

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    I can honestly say I didnt follow Melbourne as madly as I do now when I was still playing footy.. Once I stopped playing the Dees filled the void.

    Im not saying I havent always loved them.. just wasnt the same all consuming passion that I have now.
     
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  17. Fork n Hell

    Fork n Hell Team Captain

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    1890! wow you must really like older men :D
     
  18. Topkent

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    Only person I know who found her husband in an archaeological dig
     
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  19. Proper Gander

    Proper Gander Owl whisperer and secret agent

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    Modern medicine has made many things possible.
     
  20. Devastating Boris

    Devastating Boris Club Legend

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    3D printing too.

    My old man used to play for the Roys but never really followed anyone before that. Used to go to a lot saints games before that, but never “followed” them as such.

    He was very quick to drop AFL after 96. Watches Dees games now to keep up with me and my boy.
     
  21. schmuttt

    schmuttt Premium Platinum

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    One of your better posts
     
  22. TheCount

    TheCount Norm Smith Medallist

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    Melbourne v North Melbourne game from 1996 is currently playing on Fox Footy ... sadly, it's in honour of Wayne Carey, and we're being belted.
     
  23. Dark Avenger

    Dark Avenger All Australian

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    I was at that game and it was one of the greatest Individual performances by a player I had ever seen. I believe the Olympics were on at the same time so this game tends to be overlooked or forgotten.
     
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  24. TheCount

    TheCount Norm Smith Medallist

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    He's just kicked his 5th before half time ... I'm flicking between it and Monday Night Football, but what I've seen has been ridiculous.
     
  25. TheCount

    TheCount Norm Smith Medallist

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    and now 6th ...
     
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