Any time we beat Caaaarlton you will find me in a glowing mood!

April 15, 2017 by
Filed under: NSW Demons 

by Darren Spence

I don’t know where my dislike of Carlton first came from. Maybe it started before I was born when RDB left? It definitely started when the kid I grew up across the road from was/is a staunch Blues supporter and I had to endure constant ribbing throughout the 70’s and 80’s. It grew further when Robert Walls missed a goal to draw against Footscray in round 22 1976 to cruelly deny the Dees a place in the finals. It went apoplectic when Greg Wells left to play for them.

So any time we manage to beat Caaaarlton you will find me in a glowing mood and Saturday was no exception as the Mighty Dees beat the Blues to win their first 2 games of the season since 2005.

There is an old adage that good teams win even when not playing at their best and it’s fair to say that the boys weren’t at their efficient best at the weekend. At one stage, deep into the 2nd quarter, the top 13 players in fantasy football scoring were all Melbourne players. Now I don’t know if this is a record…..but it must be close…yet for all that leather poisoning we only held a lead of 10 points at the long break.

The 3rd quarter saw the Blues take the lead before another run on similar the Saints game saw the Demons kick 7 of the last 9 goals to run out 22 point victors.
Our ability to get run-ons against both teams this season is testament to our new attacking game style and it does hold us in good stead for an exciting year!

Clayton Oliver showed last game wasn’t a fluke finishing with 34 disposals and probably has at least 5 Brownlow votes so far. Salem played his best game for the club in my opinion with 31 possessions and showed us how much we miss his silky skills. Tyson had the ball 32 times, Garlett kicked 3 goals, Watts was lively and I also liked Jetta’s game as well as Harmes.

This week we have the Cats and another great opportunity to show the footy world our great club is back as well as erase the performance in the last round last year. Disappointingly 2 of our key players in Lewis and Hogan will miss with suspension but we will welcome Vince back and another opportunity will present itself to show our depth as we look to replace our key forward. I am tipping a win (our record at Docklands this year is outstanding!). Get behind the mighty Dees as we look to go 3 zip in 2017!


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