What are your favourite sounds in the world?

June 23, 2017 by
Filed under: NSW Demons 

by Darren Spence

Mine are:

  • the sound of a newborn’s first cry
  • the sound of popping bubble wrap
  • the sound of cracking open that first beer after a hot long day
  • the sound of Collingwood supporters booing after a game against the Dees.

Let’s be honest…not much beats that sound and there it was – music to my ears on Monday as the Mighty Dees ran out 4 point victors against the Pies.┬áReading some of the comments from Collingwood supporters really made me laugh. Yes there were some decisions that could have gone either way (for both sides really) but to make a giant Jeremy Howe leap that it actually cost them the game?….Give me a break!

It was thought that the first quarter was going to be the one that would determine the result of the game. The Dees coming off a 16 day break and the Pies on a roll with 3 wins in a row, but after a hard fought even quarter it looked like the second was going to be the most pivotal as the Pies slammed on 6 unanswered goals to lead by almost 5 at one stage leading up to the main break. We have become accustomed to teams getting a run on this year and indeed it did look ominous. We were getting thrashed in clearances and our key players this year were down on their usual output.

But just as we have become accustomed to other team getting run ons, ditto that we will do the same and again here it was as we rebounded with 6 goals to 2 in the third and were able to hang on in the end for a stirring win, on the big stage, leaving us well and truly entrenched in the 8.

Petracca was sensational and a well deserved BOG. We have been crying out for midfielders that can kick goals and boy have we found one! His 3 goals was the difference on the day.

Oliver again was great – especially after half time – finishing with a team high 26 disposals and critically 8 clearances, the key area that the Pies were so dominant in. I heard the commentators saying that Oliver has had more handballs than anyone in the history of the game EVER till this round. That is an amazing stat…and to think he has only played AFL for about 5 minutes!

Jones also continued his great form and laid 12 tackles to go with 25 touches. Not to be outdone his co captain also had plenty of the ball with 26 possessions. What about Hibberd’s spoil right at the end which resulted in the Watts sealer?….If he isn’t close to recruit of the year I don’t know who is. Speaking of Watts, you couldn’t have written a better script for him to kick the winner and his 3 goals were so important.

Salem was solid down back and I actually thought Oscar McDonald did some great things down there – yes he had some clangers – but I believe he more than made up for it on the day. Hannan is as tough as nails and has become a vital cog in our forward line. His clash with Dunn and his quick recovery will definitely be shown in the post match review.

All in all what a great win on our biggest day of the H&A season. After a 16 day break we now see ourselves with a 6 day breakand up against the reigning premiers at Docklands.

For me Sunday can’t come quick enough!


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