Demon lights the fuse ahead of Magpies blockbuster – Michmutters

Demon lights the fuse ahead of Magpies blockbuster

Melbourne wingman Ed Langdon has lit the fuse ahead of his side’s blockbuster against Collingwood.

Speaking ahead of Friday’s night clash, Langdon says the Magpies are “a bit of a one-trick pony” and are “all duck, no dinner” in the way they play.

The Demons lost to Collingwood by 26 points on Queen’s Birthday earlier this season.

Melbourne got their premiership defense back on track with a 46-point win over Fremantle in Perth last week, restricting the Dockers to just 39 points.

Meanwhile, the Magpies beat Port Adelaide by six points last time out – their 10th win in a row.

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“There’s certainly a plan in place. Without giving away too much, it’s not too dissimilar to what we did against Freo last week,” Langdon told SEN’s The Run Home.

“Our defense is definitely our biggest strength and to be honest we pride ourselves on making Friday night games pretty boring to watch for the spectators.

“They (Collingwood) are sort of all duck, no dinner in a sense that if they’re playing fast footy on their terms, they’re a very hard team to stop, but they’re a bit of a one-trick pony at times.

“So hopefully we can dampen the way they want to play and on the back of that go out and extensively play the way we want to play.”

Langdon is looking forward to the mouth-watering match-up against the Pies and his likely duel against Steele Sidebottom.

“We’re incredibly excited,” he said.

“Personally, Friday night lights at the ‘G against Collingwood, that’s why you play footy.

“I’ll probably line up on Steele (Sidebottom), who I’ve played a lot of footy against, he’s a terrific player.

“This is why you play footy, for these games.”

The Demons are currently second on the ladder, while the Magpies occupy third spot.


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