|Lord only knows what was being said in this huddle.|
It was a disappointing day out for the Demons today in it’s traditional Queen’s Birthday clash with arch enemy Collingwood at the MCG. The Dees looked good from the first bounce getting on the board early through Colin Sylvia, but from the start of the second term, Collingwood ran away with it. An amazing atmosphere as 76,000 fans packed the stadium for what was thought to be a close tussle between the two teams who drew in their last Queen’s Birthday meeting in 2010.
It was not to be, Collingwood showed why they are a genuine premiership threat and Melbourne, left to ponder on what may have been. The Dees now sit 10th on the AFL ladder with games against Fremantle and Richmond to come at the MCG. Both games are vital, which could now just about spell out where Dean Bailey’s coaching future is at. Currently, the Demons are at a crossroad, stuck in rut where the pattern trending thus far is that of winning well one week, then losing badly the next. The inconsistency in their game and the plan set out from the coach is what is frustrating the 36,000 plus Melbourne membership base.
Fans are calling for Bailey’s head, others are willing to give him one last try as the weeks roll on closer to September. A win this week is mandatory, should the Dees lose again, it will only further dampen the spirits of the club who is supposedly on the way up after a lengthy rebuilding process. It’s losses like these that hurt most, a game where the club and it’s supporters expected bigger and more competitive things infront of a large audience. Not to mention Tom Scully, a man who is at his own personal crosscroad. Will he or won’t he leave the Demons for a future at Greater Western Sydney. Like with most names in the media, some are saying the deal has already been done, others saying Tom is a dedicated Dee and will most certainly stay with Melbourne. Today, I hear that the deal has already been done, but Tom now wants out of the contract to stay at Melbourne. Who to believe, so many theories. I suggest the club focus on their next challenge this Sunday the MCG, should they lose, it will really trigger the alarm bells – for everybody involved.
|We need more of this. Who’s with me?|