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The Demons still haven't impressed this season

Tom McDonald of the Demons celebrates a goal. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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22nd May, 2018
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The Melbourne Demons haven’t impressed so far in 2018, only beating bottomed-out teams, while failing to capitalise against the best teams in the competition.

On Sunday, the Dees defeated Carlton’s second-tier team at the MCG by 109 points, while they have also got victories over Brisbane and North Melbourne in Rounds 2 and 3 – not that impressive.

They should’ve put together decent efforts against the reigning premiers, Richmond, on Anzac Eve, and Hawthorn, but got smashed by 67 and 46 points respectively.

The last month has been easy for the Demons, beating bottom-dwellers Essendon, St Kilda, Gold Coast and Carlton, who are destined to finish in the bottom six in 2018.

This Sunday, they get to play a rare home game in Alice Springs, against the Adelaide Crows, and Jake Lever gets the chance to finally get his hands on his former teammates.

If the Dees don’t get the win, then do you really think they’ll be a force to be reckoned with come September, when the real challenge begins?

It’s good to see the Demons’ fans finally happy, but I’m not a Melbourne believer just yet. When they take on the real teams, the honeymoon might be well and truly over for the red and blue.