AFL 3 years ago

Oh Yes! Dees By A Point

  • Oh Yes! Dees By A Point
  • Oh Yes! Dees By A Point
  • Oh Yes! Dees By A Point
  • Oh Yes! Dees By A Point
  • Oh Yes! Dees By A Point
  • Oh Yes! Dees By A Point
  • Oh Yes! Dees By A Point
  • Oh Yes! Dees By A Point
  • Oh Yes! Dees By A Point

1. What a game. What a team.

When everyone thought the Demons were dead, doomed to ever kick a goal again, they never lost belief. Even after the slowest start since Tortoise Racing was removed from the Olympics, the Demons never deviated from the plan.

2. A last ditch defensive masterclass

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In terms of workload, Lynden Dunn and Tom McDonald had more than a year's worth for most club's defenders - 47 disposals, 19 marks and 4 tackles between them. While their performances were not blemish-free, their constant ability to repel inside 50s was astonishing and truly game changing.

3. The Demon Number 3

Those smothers by Christian Salem. That goal at the end. The coolest post-match interview ever seen. The kid is becoming a star.

4. Dean Kent - Instant Hero

Just when you thought Paul Roos had turned round enough players careers for one year, up pops Dean Kent. Full of running, attacking intent and backed himself to kick the goal to get in the lead for the first time. Only his third game this year and slotted straight into AFL level.

Roosy has done it again.

5. The ASADA fiasco has nothing to do with football anymore.

This game was built up with the promise of Essendon making a point. Ironically and hilariously, they lost it by one.

If you were a Bombers fan, I'd question whether their players need unconditional support, when some goalkicking practice would probably be more helpful. The scoreboard could not care less about inside 50s. If your players haven't got the courage to win, they won't.

That it's finally the Demons who have that courage is utterly amazing.

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