Posts Tagged "Paul Roos"

The ‘Roos revival’ at Melbourne unraveled miserably towards the end of last season. As incredulous as it is that one team can be so bad for so long, there’s very little to suggest the Demons will be rising anytime soon.

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Melbourne coach Paul Roos has backed the AFL pre-season format as the minimum needed to adequately prepare players for the season proper.

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On face value many people would look at Melbourne in 2014 and say it was another disappointing season. Four wins for the year and a 17th-placed finish does not exactly scream success.

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Where to this year for the hapless Dees? Are they finally ready for a substantial rise up the ladder after eight consecutive seasons in the bottom five?

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After the horrors of recent years, Melbourne managed a slight improvement in 2015. However, they still look a long way off the pace.

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Back-to-back picks in the top three of the national draft would appear to be striking it rich for any AFL club, a sure fire sign that a club was going to be able to build a future blue chip squad.

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Melbourne coach Paul Roos has pledged patience as the Demons try to make AFL messiahs out of Christian Petracca and Angus Brayshaw.

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Jack Trengove’s potential AFL move to Richmond ended in another surgery setback, but Melbourne coach Paul Roos says it was no hasty fire sale.

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We have officially entered the AFL off-season. As the league battles for a full 12 months of media coverage, we will be treated to delights like trade week, the daft international rules concept and the AFL draft.

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The search for Paul Roos’s number two is heating up and widely anticipated with many teams reaching the end of their seasons.

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It might have been yet another poor season for the Melbourne Football Club in season 2014, but unlike years past they weren’t as bad as you think they were.

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Last Sunday, Melbourne Football Club played one of the worst AFL games I’ve ever seen. Think World War II Italy crossed with the dying days of Fitzroy. Three goals, sixteen behinds, in a carnival of sporting poverty.

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The Demons have asked for a priority pick at this year’s draft, but the AFL should consider the bigger picture before granting such a wish.

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Melbourne AFL co-captain Nathan Jones says it was a shattering experience to be booed off the MCG by the club’s own fans.

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Paul Roos feels he failed as a coach on Sunday, noting he isn’t divorced from responsibility when it comes to Melbourne’s woeful AFL performance.

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Nearing three-quarter time in Perth late yesterday, with Fremantle suddenly looking like the mirror image of the side which reached the 2013 decider, Gerard Healy made a valid and pertinent point.

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Embarrassing and not up to AFL standard, it looked like Melbourne wanted the season to end as they crashed to a 64-point loss to Greater Western Sydney.

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Two clubs that have found themselves in a similar quandary in recent times, both on and off the field, matched up on Sunday with striking results.

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Paul Roos says his desire to keep improving the Demons is why he’s signed on for a third AFL season at Melbourne.

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With the announcement of Paul Roos signing on for another two years at the Demons, I’m predicting big things to a happen when the final curtain draws on the 2014 season.

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