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Certified Legendary Thread New Posters - Welcome to BigFooty! Introduce yourself here!

Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by Striker475, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. LeverPuller

    LeverPuller BigFooty Tanker

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    Well, I can't find the old 'introduce yourself here' so I think it's time for a new one.

    Firstly, on behalf of our Melbourne mod team of Crimson Azure, Proper Gander and ThePuppetMaster, I'd like to welcome you to BigFooty. It really is the best place to discuss Melbourne-related things on the 'net - a place where your voice can be heard, not just buried in the Facebook comments where nobody will ever see it.

    Some good little links for the board:

    BigFooty Rules - https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/thre...important-threads-read-before-posting.838063/
    General Melbourne chat - https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/general-mfc-discussion-2-0.1157206/
    General Non-MFC Chat - https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/indiscriminate-jabber-drift.829654/
    General AFL Chat - https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/non-dees-afl-discussion-2017.1155454/

    In short, welcome to BigFooty, come and introduce yourself, don't be afraid to ask a question and enjoy as we prepare to (hopefully, for all of our sakes) return to September action!
     
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  2. Proper Gander

    Proper Gander Owl whisperer and secret agent

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    I like that this thread has started its life with certified legendary status.

    Also, feel free even if you're not a brand new poster to introduce yourself, tell people why you're a demon, what brought you to bigfooty etc. Anything at all you would like to say.
     
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  3. Russian Demon

    Russian Demon Club Legend

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    I've posted for around a year. I'm a demon because my dad threatened to throw me out if I wasn't.

    I pipe in to conversations with irrelevant statements, occasional jokes, and if I'm drunk pick pointless fights.

    Seeing Mark Jamar at Essendon hurt.
     
  4. PerfectFooty

    PerfectFooty Perfect Cell

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    If i knew you were looking for it i would have bumped it. Came across it the other day searching for Roosy doubters. It's around early 2015. But to be fair, we probably needed a new thread anyway
     
  5. Crimson Azure

    Crimson Azure Moderator

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    Bump it, it'd be good to see some of the old comments when posters joined.
     
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  6. Proper Gander

    Proper Gander Owl whisperer and secret agent

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    That reminds me ... Bazza97.

    Without wanting to put you on the spot or anything (and let's face it, I just did) hello and welcome to MFC board with all that entails - blow by blow deconstruction of Jack Watts, Goodwin - even the Toump hasn't fully left us.

    Feel free if you're feeling brave to tell us a bit about your history with the Dees. I know you're a bit of a tragic because you've built up a truly awesome resource of knowledge about every AFL club. So if Goodwin doesn't work out, feel free to put your hand up for a coaching role. You've got my vote.

    Alternatively, if you don't feel like introducing yourself, just leave it for a bit until you drink too much, then post something random. Everyone else does.
     
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  7. Bazza97

    Bazza97 Club Legend

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    Thanks for nominating me haha, i'll be more than happy to post about my history of supporting the Dees, I'll just do it after I've finished watching the Tigers Crows JLT game.
     
  8. Bazza97

    Bazza97 Club Legend

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    So I started to barrack for the Dees during my time in Kinder. In that time, one of my mate's mum was dating Travis Johnstone and I guess knowing that he played footy for Melbourne, I just latched onto them as a team to support.

    If I didn't barrack for the Dees, I would have probably barracked for Richmond considering my best mate barracks for them.

    My earliest memories of the Dees would have been around 2004 I reckon, which was my second year of primary school. So I was pretty grateful that I was able to watch the Dees in the finals for a few years at least :p.

    Even though we've had some very lean seasons since our last finals appearance in 2006, I think we are primed to make an assault on the finals this year. Our future is looking really bright and I'm confident we have what it take to be a top 4 side in the future and be in contention for the premiership.

    The reason I joined BF was because I thought I could contribute my posts to other teams besides the Dees but I do love our club board and It's interesting to read everyone's opinions on various subjects. I'm glad I've joined the BF community and I've been following it for a couple of years now. I felt the end of last year was the right time to join considering I had just finished my first year of Uni and I could concentrate a fair bit of my free time talking about footy which I love.
     
  9. LeverPuller

    LeverPuller BigFooty Tanker

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    Nice. Welcome aboard!
     
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  10. Elias Fakanami

    Elias Fakanami Draftee

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    Greetings fellow Melbourne fans.

    I have been following this forum for about a year and a half, and when I saw this thread, I decided it was high time I made an account. Lurker status officially revoked.

    I grew up a Melbourne fan through the 80's. As a young lad I chose Melbourne because the majority of my family were Melbourne supporters. This may not be the best reasoning to choose a footy team, but after over three and a half decades, and some very hard times, I am still a loyal and proud member. I now have two young boys of my own, and I will be damned if they support any team other than Melbourne.

    I am cautiously optimistic about the 2017 season. I say cautiously, because several times throughout the years I have been certain that we were destined for a good year, and these invariably are the worst. It may be wishful thinking, but I do feel there is something different about this year though. Things have been trending upwards for a couple of years. And this alone is a welcome change from the late 90s early 00s, where we would alternate good seasons and bad seasons repeatedly.

    I also watch American football, and am a fan of the New England Patriots. I know what you are probably thinking, that I have jumped on the band wagon of a winning team, because I wasn't following a winning team in the AFL. In actual fact I started following the Patriots in 99, this was pre Tom Brady, before the Pats became the juggernaut they are today, when they were just an occasional playoff contender at best. So when already starved for success, why would I choose a team that seemed unlikely to provide it? So deep was/is my love for the Dees that if I were to choose an NFL team, it had to have some sort of association with them. There is no team called Melbourne (obviously) or Demons, so when I learned that Boston was the sister city of Melbourne, the choice was easy. The fact that they have red and blue in their colours sealed the deal.

    I have a toddler and a baby, sadly too young to take to the footy, and I eagerly await the day that they are old enough that my wife allows it. Instead I have to be content to watch it on TV while the toddler runs around playing. I do think we have brought in some exciting young talent, and am glad to think that my boys will be able to grow up watching these guys play.

    This has now become a lot longer than I intended, so I will end by simply saying GO DEES!
     
  11. LeverPuller

    LeverPuller BigFooty Tanker

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    Ugh, not a Pats fan...:p

    Wrlcome aboard Elias...welcome to the mutual suffering!
     

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  12. Elias Fakanami

    Elias Fakanami Draftee

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    Not still sour about superbowl 49 are we Striker? ;)
     
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  13. Proper Gander

    Proper Gander Owl whisperer and secret agent

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    Welcome

    Interesting username.
     
  14. Cannon82

    Cannon82 Brownlow Medallist

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    Makes sense when you read it backwards.
     
  15. Elias Fakanami

    Elias Fakanami Draftee

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    Thanks, I like your username and avatar. One day he will get the beer, one day...



    Im an akaf saile??

    It is actually a simpsons reference.
     
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  16. PerfectFooty

    PerfectFooty Perfect Cell

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    You're going to fit in well around here
     
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  17. Cannon82

    Cannon82 Brownlow Medallist

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    Looking for bites and got none. Ruined my day yesterday.
     
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  18. harry000

    harry000 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Go pats!!! Similar to you I chose them because of the colours whilst playing Madden 98 on the Sega Mega drive.

    Looks weird seeing a quarter back other than number 12 :p The graphics may have improved slightly also

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Stu_Hibachi

    Stu_Hibachi Rookie

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    G'day fellow Dees legends

    Long time Melbourne supporter here who has also vehemently defended Jack Watts from anyone who dare criticise haha, and it looks like my investment has paid off, touch wood

    First time in a long time I've had expectations and it's a weird feeling to have.

    Hope it's a big year

    P.S Go New York Giants!
     
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  20. Crimson Azure

    Crimson Azure Moderator

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    It's terrifying.
     
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  21. BlueFlame

    BlueFlame Debutant

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    Hey Fellow Dees Supporters I've been a long time lurker but decided to make an account because why not hope to join in the fun of this year and many more to come
     
  22. Cannon82

    Cannon82 Brownlow Medallist

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    Welcome to the board! Trust no one.
     
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  23. LeverPuller

    LeverPuller BigFooty Tanker

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  24. Imet Hassa

    Imet Hassa Debutant

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    Put this in the good, bad, etc but may as well introduce myself. Who knows I may even post again!
    I have read bigfooty for a long time so thank you for the entertainment, but this is the first time I have felt compelled to post. I have been a passionate dee supporter since 1970 so feel well qualified to speak about pain! Yet despite our all to familiar "not quite there" I feel more positive than I have for many, many years. A few points here and there, a bit of luck over a few games this year and we would be "bluebird of happiness" supporters as opposed to once again delving into the depths of desperation. This team has a core of future champions and it will gel at some point. We will then just need to keep them all together over the forthcoming years. Anyway just a note of optimism in an otherwise crappy post weekend malaise.
    Oh and I really did meet Hassa and was taught by his wife.
     
  25. Proper Gander

    Proper Gander Owl whisperer and secret agent

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    Wow
     
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