Deeluded - The Melbourne Demons Podcast

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By: Kiran Iyer and Nita Rao

Kiran and Nita's first date was the 2006 Melbourne-St Kilda elimination final. Since those glory days, it's been all downhill for the Dees, though we're still bickering about team selection, coaches, and trade strategy, now from Mexico City. Facebook: @Deeluded—The Melbourne Demons Fan Community. Instagram: @Deeludedpodcast.

On the Deeluded Couch (with Gerard Healy)
#25
Last Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Revenge is a dish best served ... 10 years late? After our 186-point mauling by the Cats in 2011, who  could have imagined how good this team would become? Gerard Healy joins us to discuss the special win against Geelong, our chase for Adam Cerra (could Weideman plus a pick get this deal done?), and who we should tag in the Grand Final. Plus, should Nathan Jones get a premiership medal? 

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Deelicious (with Sam McClure from The Age)
#24
08/31/2021

Running out of superlatives to describe this team. So we brought in The Age's Sam McClure, live from hotel quarantine in Perth, to discuss our clinical win against the Lions, small defender options, and biggest tests on the road to the premiership. 

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Follow the Lever (with Riley Beveridge from afl.com.au)
#23
08/25/2021

So many emotions, so little time. This week, afl.com.au's Riley Beveridge joins us to discuss the magnificent win against the Cats, the key matchups against the Lions, and rumours we're pursuing Jack Gunston.  

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Deeprived (with Tom Morris from Fox Footy)
#21
08/19/2021

The Dees are rolling into September, but how do we stomach an Optus Stadium Grand Final? Fox Footy's Tom Morris joins us to discuss our finals venues, our form leading into finals, and whether Nathan Jones should be the medical sub if we make the Grand Final.

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Nibbling at Greatness
08/11/2021

After the gritty win against West Coast, we're starting to believe again. This week, we discuss ANB's superb 100th, whether Harrison Petty has superseded Adam Tomlinson, and Luke Jackson's coming of age. 

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Is Robin Batman? (with Rohan Connolly from Footyology)
#20
08/05/2021

After pounding Gold Coast into the Marvel Stadium dirt, Footyology's Rohan Connolly joins us to discuss Clayton Oliver's (still) underrated season, the simple explanation for our scoring woes, and Jack Viney's costly mistake. 

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Negative Lingers (with Sen's Julian de Stoop)
#19
07/26/2021

After our tight loss to the Dogs, SEN's Julian de Stoop joins us to discuss our midfield's over-reliance on Trac and Clarry, why Gawny's dominance isn't translating into wins, and how we can get more out of Gus and Langdon. 

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Dee-agnosis: Unknown (with Nat Edwards from afl.com.au)
#18
07/20/2021

Why do we keep playing terribly against terrible teams? This week, afl.com.au's Nat Edwards joins us to discuss Clarko's blueprint to combat our backline, whether we can "trust" the Dees, and the accusations selfishness is creeping into our game. Plus we preview the top-of-the-table clash against the Dogs, and talk about Deeluded's debut on the Sunday Footy Show!

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Forgetting Todd Marshall (with Kane Cornes)
#17
07/14/2021

After the huge win against Port, what better time to interview Kane Cornes! We discuss Melbourne's superb performance on the weekend, Mark Williams's creative coaching methods, and how Petracca ranks against the giants of Kane's era. Plus, Kane explains how he's carved out such a prominent role in football media. 

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Pig to the Slaughter
#16
07/06/2021

Are the Dees in trouble? Or is this all overblown? This week, we discuss our recent drop in form, and what we can do to fix it. 

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What's Black and Red and Outside the Eight?
#15
06/30/2021

Scrappy win against the Dons, but we're still top of the ladder! This week, we discuss the rise and rise of Gus Brayshaw, Pig Hibberd's underrated season, and our big forward conundrum. Plus, we reminisce about Jesse Hogan, and preview the huge game against GWS.

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The Mid Season Deeview (with Sam McClure from The Age)
#14
06/23/2021

After licking our wounds from the tough loss to Collingwood, we're ready for a huge second half of the season. Sam McClure, star reporter from The Age and Footy Classified, joins us to discuss our road to September, Sam Weideman's struggles, and whether we might lose Yze or Williams to another club. Plus, a full preview of the Essendon game—Who goes to Stringer?

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Charlie and the Short Kick Factory (with Mitch Cleary from afl.com.au)
#13
06/09/2021

After the huge win against Brisbane, we're getting cocky. Who should present the premiership cup this year: Neale Daniher or Ron Barassi? And is COVID a bigger threat to our chances than the other teams? Plus, Mitch Cleary from afl.com.au joins us to discuss our fleet of small forwards, Sam Weideman's chances of staying at Melbourne, Darren Burgess's end-of-season departure from the club, and our mid-season draft picks. Bring on Queen's Birthday!

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The Harmes Principle: Limiting Libba-ty (with Greg Baum from The Age)
#12
06/02/2021

This week, The Age's Chief Sports Writer Greg Baum joins us to discuss this brilliant Melbourne team (the best he's ever seen), Kiran's identity crisis in finally supporting a winning team, and what the club owes Nathan Jones. 

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As The Crow Lies (with The Age's Daniel Cherny)
#11
05/25/2021

It took a truly horrendous decision to end our winning streak, but (maybe) the wakeup call we needed. This week, Daniel Cherny from The Age joins us to discuss Adelaide's clever tactics, Christian Petracca's flirtation with Collingwood before re-signing, and our potential next star: Sudanese refugee (and potential New Generation Academy pick) Mac Andrew. Plus, the question that has confounded mankind since Aristotle's days: Is Weed or Brown the answer?

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Episode 10 - Deeluded Turns 100 (with MFC President Kate Roffey)
#10
05/18/2021

In our 100th episode, new MFC President Kate Roffey joins us to discuss her ambitious vision for the club. Kate's a straight shooter, and was happy to answer questions about a range of topics, including our long-awaited new home base, permanently  cynical Melbourne supporters, Simon Goodwin's contract, the future of the AFL-W competition, and Glen Bartlett's departure. Thanks to everyone for supporting Deeluded over the journey!

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Episode 9 - Buddy Hell (with afl.com.au's Riley Beveridge)
#9
05/13/2021

This week, afl.com.au's Riley Beveridge joins us to discuss Melbourne's gritty win against Sydney, Steven May's stunning dismantling of Buddy Franklin, Tom McDonald's dramatic reversal in form, and what Kozzy Pickett's  coaches were saying about him in his draft year. Plus, Riley puts on his Carlton supporter hat to preview this week's huge game.

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Episode 8 - The Seven Deadly Wins (with Fox Sports News's Sarah Olle)
#8
05/05/2021

Huge week for the Dees. Did we make the right move in re-signing Christian Petracca for seven years? Can Harrison Petty plug our defensive hole? Will Luke Jackson become our number one ruckman sooner than we think? Sarah Olle, Fox Sports News reporter and Swans ambassador, joins us to discuss these big questions, and give us an in-depth preview of the Swans game. Danger game!

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Episode 7 - The Deenasty Begins (with Cal Twomey)
#7
04/28/2021

It's time to start planning the premiership tattoos. This week, the AFL's leading draft expert, 
Cal Twomey from afl.com.au, joins us to discuss Melbourne's canny list build, Luke Jackson's best position, and our next generation. (Spoiler: Jake Bowey is a combination of Lachie Whitfield and Caleb Daniel). Plus, we discuss Jonesy's 300th, our hatred of Richmond, and Christian Salem's Brownlow chances.

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Episode 6 - Selection Deelemma (with ABC Grandstand's Andrew Mayes)
#6
04/20/2021

This week, we're joined by ABC broadcaster Andrew Mayes to discuss Melbourne's stunning start to 2021 and the huge showdown against Richmond. Can we pull this off??

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Episode 5 - So Far So Goodwin (with Tom Morris)
#5
04/14/2021

Fox Sports's Tom Morris joins us to discuss Melbourne's flag chances (can't believe we're writing that sentence), his exclusive story about Glen Bartlett's departure, and the role of Choco Williams in the Dees' resurgence. 

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Episode 4 - Fritsch Hunt
#4
04/07/2021

Life is great—Kosi's on fire, Trac's not going anywhere, and even Jayden Hunt's looking like a world-beater. Are the Dees legit this year?

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Episode 3 - Kos and Effect
03/31/2021

This week, we marvel at the brilliance, composure, and resilience of Kosi Pickett. Plus, we preview the big game against GWS.  

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Episode 2 - The Next Black, Jordon
03/24/2021

After the big win over Freo, we discuss the exciting debut of James Jordon, Tom McDonald's return to form, and Jayden Hunt's spot in defense. 

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Episode 1 - Yzing with confidence
#1
03/18/2021

Deeluded is back! In our season preview, we discuss our huge off-season (Yze! Choco! Daw!), analyze our makeshift forward line, and debate what a pass mark is for season 2021. 

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Glen Bartlett on Melbourne's List, the Clarry Rumours, and the Long Road Back from Hell
10/24/2020

This episode, MFC President Glen Bartlett joined us for a candid conversation about the state of our list, financial position, rumours about Clayton Oliver's future, and the expectations on our football department heading into a massive 2021 season. Glen was direct, honest, and willing to engage on the tough issues, and we came away very impressed. 

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Season Review: Off-field rumblings and list changes (ft. Tom Morris)
10/02/2020

Now the season's out of the way, it's time for what really matters—wild speculation about coaching changes, trade targets, and board overhauls. We're joined by Tom Morris from Fox Sports, who has some breaking news about Josh Mahoney's future, the status of Jack Viney's contract negotiations, and our interest in Isaac Smith and Adam Saad. Plus, a surprising insight into Clayton Oliver's personality... 

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Episode 16 - Progress or Deecline?
09/21/2020

As the Dees limply exit another season, we discuss whether this season has been a success or failure, and the possible career ending COVID breach by Harley Bennell. Full season review next week!

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Episode 15 - Revenge of the Ginger Ninja
09/15/2020

This week, we discuss the close shave against GWS, Trent Rivers's scintillating performance, and rumours that Jack Viney might be heading to Geelong. Plus, some serious appreciation of the "Ginger Ninja"—Oscar Baker.

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Episode 14 - No Good(win)
#14
09/08/2020

Ah, Melbourne. Why do we support this team? No obvious answers on this week's Deeluded, but we dissect our failed 2020, list problems, and deplorable coaching. Don't listen to this one if you want an upbeat take...

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Episode 13 - The Kingslayer
08/31/2020

After the season-defining win against St Kilda (hopefully), we discuss the incredible season of Steven May (Melbourne's best full back in 20 years?), Christian Petracca's dominant performance, and whether Nathan Jones has played his last game.

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Episode 12 - Do No Harmes
08/24/2020

Yet again, the Dees may have thrown away a promising season through a quarter of ineptitude. Nita doesn't want to blame Simon Goodwin (for once), but lashes our one-way running midfield. Kiran's done with James Harmes. Plus, we preview the St Kilda showdown.

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Episode 11 - Juicy Preussy
08/18/2020

This week, we discuss the enormously impressive win against Collingwood, our ruthless forward efficiency (classic Melbourne!), and the resurgence of Nita's favourite little man, Charlie Spargo. Could we make a serious run at the flag?

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Episode 10 - When The Rivers Runs By
08/10/2020

After the somewhat unconvincing but massively important win against North, we're starting to dream of finals. This week, we discuss the sparkling play of Kosi and Rivers, and getting the right midfield mix.

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Episode 9 - Lukewarm
08/05/2020

After the savage episode earlier this week, we celebrate the big win against Adelaide. Has Angus Brayshaw finally returned to form? Plus, how good is Luke Jackson going to be!

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Episode 8 - Time for a Deeletion
08/03/2020

After the appalling loss to Port Adelaide, we discuss Glen Bartlett's scathing comments, Simon Goodwin's future, and what to do with Jake Lever. 

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Episode 7 - What the Fritsch!
#7
07/29/2020

After the near miss against Brisbane, we discuss the return of Jake Melksham, Angus Brayshaw's poor form, and the emergence of Luke Jackson. Plus, is Lord Nev nearing the end?

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Episode 6 - Party Like It's 2018 (with Fox Sports's Tom Morris)
07/20/2020

What a win! This week, we celebrate the destruction of Hawthorn with a diehard Dees fan, Fox Sports's Tom Morris. We discuss our favourite players of the Daniher era, Tom's Twitter run-in with Jesse Hogan, and thoughts on trade targets for the Dees (Tom Hawkins ...). 

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Episode 5 - Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rankine
#5
07/12/2020

The Dees are back! And we've never celebrated a win against Gold Coast this hard. This week, we discuss the return to form from some key players, and the resurgence of Oscar McDonald. Plus, we have some stats about Angus Brayshaw that may surprise you. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded – The Melbourne Demons Fan Community." And please subscribe, rate the podcast, and leave us a review!


Episode 4 - From Hell to Hell
#4
07/05/2020

After the loss to Richmond, Nita's even more fired up than usual. Is it time to sack Simon Goodwin? Special guest Josh Drake has some harsh words like Clayton Oliver. For more Dees chat, join our Facebook group: "Deeluded – The Melbourne Demons Fan Community." And please subscribe, rate the podcast, and leave us a review!