Melbourne Demons

AFL news 2021, Christian Petracca goalkicking accuracy, Melbourne Demons, Leigh Montagna on AFL360, premiership hopes, 57 year drought

St Kilda champion Leigh Montagna believes Christian Petracca maximising his opportunities in front of goal holds the key to Melbourne’s premiership hopes.

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1 hour ago, Fox Sports, Melbourne Demons

Buckley has temporarily departed the AFL scene, but for Demons he isn’t forgotten

Nathan Buckley had a farewell to remember when the Magpies disposed of Melbourne at the SCG, and it could be argued the Demons have not been the same since.

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12 hours ago, The Age, Melbourne Demons

Carlton’s huge selection call looms; Dees’ ultimate conundrum: Team Tips

A big, big call is facing Carlton coach David Teague as he looks to keep his head above water.

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1 day ago, Fox Sports, Carlton Blues, Melbourne Demons

"They're going to play them again": Dogs and Dees give us an early taste of finals

David King believes the Western Bulldogs’ close win over Melbourne on Saturday night was just a taste of things to come from the top of the table. The Dogs held the Dees at arm’s length for most of the night, but twice Simon Goodwin’s side were able to close the margin in a rush. “It’s going to come...

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2 days ago, SEN, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

The plot sickens

It was a great Saturday for analysing the rules of minority sports. From working out what constituted 'ippon' in judo, to a sport that's harder to adjudicate than a Supreme Court trial.You wouldn't be hearing about umpires if we'd run over the top to win. And you still won't at any great length from...

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3 days ago, Every Day Is Like Sunday, Melbourne Demons

Bulldogs leave it late against Demons

AFL: The Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Demons played out a tight and thrilling affair before the Bulldogs were able to close it out in the fourth.

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3 days ago, Herald Sun, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

Dogs back on top after downing Dees in the wet

The Western Bulldogs have moved into top spot on the AFL ladder after holding Melbourne at bay to walk out 13.7 (85) to 9.11 (65) winners. The Dogs regained their place on top of the ladder for the first time since losing to Melbourne in round 11 and have put themselves in a good position to secure...

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4 days ago, SEN, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

Bulldogs beat Dees, go top

Marcus Bontempelli and Jack Macrae starred as the Western Bulldogs beat Melbourne by 20 points at the MCG to take top spot on the AFL ladder. The Western Bulldogs leapfrogged Melbourne into top spot on the AFL ladder but lost key defender Alex Keath to a hamstring injury in the process of their gritty...

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4 days ago, The Roar, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

LIVE AFL: Demons and Bulldogs collide in crucial top-of-the-table blockbuster

Top spot on the ladder, and the inside line in the race for a home qualifying final, is on the line as Melbourne hosts the Western Bulldogs.

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4 days ago, Fox Sports, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

From the Archives, 2005: Demons’ late burst swamps Bulldogs

In a 9th against 10th clash, this was effectively an early elimination final. The result was almost beyond doubt in the final term when Brad Johnson put the Bulldogs 22 points in front, but any September dreaming was quickly crushed by a remarkable four goals over the next 10 minutes from Melbourne.

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4 days ago, The Age, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs and the Demons are the new avengers

I like to see a football side more as a character than a staid team and meaningless mascot. What is a Power in any case? Geelong in the eighties and nineties was Robin Hood (played by Erol Flynn of course). Swashbuckling and daring. Richmond, for the last five years have been the Darth Vader of the...

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5 days ago, The Roar, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

It's a big week for: The Dees and Dogs, the McKay twins, Queensland footy and more

When the Western Bulldogs hosted Melbourne in round 11, pretty much the entire football world stopped to watch. They were the two best-performed teams of the season until then. If anything, the Dogs went in with slightly better form, but they were utterly dismantled. Melbourne stymied their run and...

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6 days ago, SEN, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

Goodwin goes into bat for young Demon

AFL: Melbourne Demons coach Simon Goodwin has lept to the defence of young gun Bayley Fritsch after a controversial collision against Hawthorn.

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6 days ago, Herald Sun, Melbourne Demons

Petracca the answer for Dees forward woes?

AFL: It's no secret the Demons have been searching for a focal up forward and David King believes star midfielder Christian Petracca could be the answer for Melbourne.

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1 week ago, Herald Sun, Melbourne Demons

The Dees’ one weakness is sounding ‘alarm bells’. Their coach must act now … or else

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin must experiment with the makeup of his side in order to address its glaring weakness up forward that could be exposed come September, David King has warned.

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1 week ago, Fox Sports, Melbourne Demons

Goodwin defends Demons star over ‘bad rep’ claim

Demons coach Simon Goodwin has defended his leading goal kicker against criticism from Dermott Brereton.

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1 week ago, The Age, Melbourne Demons

Deja vu as Dees and Dogs clash in front of empty stands once again

Eight weeks after the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne clashed in a Friday night, top-of-the-table clash at an empty Marvel Stadium, similar circumstances await when the two clubs face each other at the MCG on Saturday. As was the case for their Round 11 match, Victoria is again in a COVID-19, lockdown...

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1 week ago, The Roar, Melbourne Demons, Western Bulldogs

The Demons forward who is getting “a bit of a bad rep”

Dermott Brereton believes Melbourne’s Bayley Fritsch is putting together an unwanted track record. The Hawthorn champion rates the football ability of the classy Demons forward, but has seen a couple of unsavoury incidents this season which have not been good for his reputation. The latest one came in...

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1 week ago, SEN, Melbourne Demons

‘Vulnerable’ or ‘complacent’ Dees? Only problem with Swans surge: Race for the flag

In an unpredictable flag race, the burning question over the ladder leaders is whether they’re “vulnerable” or just “complacent”.

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1 week ago, Fox Sports, Melbourne Demons

Dees showing ‘little cracks’

AFL: They might sit on top of the ladder, but there are 'little cracks' starting to show at the Demons, according to David King.

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1 week ago, Herald Sun, Melbourne Demons

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