Is it humanly possible for MFC supporters to hold your breath for 40 minutes?

August 17, 2017 by
Filed under: NSW Demons 

by Darren Spence

……I think I did on Sunday! After being 40 points up half way through the 2nd and then the Saints got back to within a goal it wasn’t until Hannan popped up and kicked 2 in a minute that I was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief as the Mighty Dees enhanced their finals prospects with a 22 point win on the weekend.

Following Melbourne has never been easy….  We just don’t have many days where you can sit back and watch us demolish another side. Right now, however, you won’t hear me complain as we find ourselves in unfamiliar territory of being on the verge of playing finals for the first time in over a decade.

To get to this position a win against fellow finals aspirant in St. Kilda was paramount and the initial onslaught in the first quarter and half showed the football world that we belong playing in September.

Jones was fantastic with 35 possessions. It’s no surprise we had a dip in form over the 6 weeks he was out injured – he is so vital to our side. Lewis also showed how valuable he is to our team with 25 important touches and I don’t need to tell you how many Oliver had! It was fantastic to see Brayshaw back and playing well. After a solid hit early, which could have proven disastrous, the club would have been ecstatic with his game ending up with the ball 26 times.

I was very impressed with some of the players that don’t seem to get the credit they deserve at times for their respective games on Sunday. Harmes with 3 early goals set the boys alight, Hannan with 2 in a minute, book-ended nicely to seal the game and Pedersen had probably his best game in his AFL career with 26 touches, 8 marks and 2 goals.

You can’t win a game with 8-10 players and we need each and every one of the side playing their roles and these guys did this and more and were all match winners on the day. To be honest there appear to be some tired boys at the moment, they are a young team that plays a taxing game of footy, but to dig deep when it was needed most was ultra impressive and I was a happy man Sunday.

Another early Sunday game beckons this weekend against the Lions. They are in good form at the moment and with a full compliment of players they will be a tough side to beat – tougher than I think many are giving them credit for.  These are games that we have lost in the past….it won’t happen this weekend!

Go Dees

Up there James Harmes!

How good was it to see James dominate the first quarter kicking three goals and taking a spectacular mark and then combine with 21 disposals and 6 marks for a great four quarter performance. Congratulations James on a superb game!

The mark has been nominated for Mark of the Year and you can see it here






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