Sunday 20 February 2005

Cairns reaction

Next week = Carlton on Sunday @ Telstra Dome. Time to be confirmed. An early start would suit me very nicely so make it happen Demetriou. (Update: Game is at 5.10. Bah) Serious media - and the Herald Sun's - reaction to last night's game is as follows..
Demons too hot
Melbourne has started its Wizard Home Loans Cup campaign in terrific style after it easily accounted for the Brisbane Lions in front of a capacity crowd at Cazaly Stadium in Cairns on Saturday night.

The Demons 3.10.11 (98) defeated the Lions 0.7.11 (53) by 45 points in front of a crowd of 9486 and in the process set up a second round clash at Telstra Dome against the winner of the Essendon and Carlton match that will be played on Sunday.

Although the season has barely kicked off, Melbourne showed plenty to like about its game and showed genuine signs of breaking the up-down-up-down cycle, which has been plagued the club in recent seasons.

Demons sizzle under tropical skies
OPPORTUNITY knocked at Cazaly Stadium in Cairns last night, but it was Melbourne who answered the call with a 45-point win.

While players such as Brisbane's Anthony Corrie had speed and Daniel Merrett had nous, Melbourne took full advantage of a Lions outfit missing half its premiership players.

In all, the Brisbane Lions blooded eight debutants last night -- including last year's first draft pick Cameron Wood -- while the Demons fielded only one in Lynden Dunn.

The Age website doesn't even mention it. They're taking the rest of the AFL 20/20 series seriously enough so we'll just assume it's an oversight.

P.S - Yes, you are right. The Melbourne OS isn't serious media either. But then again what is?

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