AFL 4 years ago

Demons Stat of the Week

  • Demons Stat of the Week

'In 2014, Melbourne's opposition score a goal only 20% of the time they go inside 50m.'

That's the lowest in the entire competition.

After what felt like decades of goals being doles out to the opposition like $200 for passing go, the above stat is very, very welcome.

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It's not just luck either. The amount of defensive pressure Roos demands from his team means the opposition is restricted to low-percentage kicks or becomes so frustrated they try the spectacular. And fail.

When more and more top sides face the Demons, look out afterwards for gaggles of frustrated full forwards who had 'goal bonanza' pencilled in for the Melbourne fixture.

And with news Jesse Hogan is back into training, and his debut will finally allow James Frawley back in the defensive half, the most committed defence in the league is only going to get stronger.

Good signs ahead!

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