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Melbourne Demons’ Ed Langdon Says Collingwood Magpies Are ‘All Ducks, No Dinner’ Ahead of Friday Night’s Blockbuster

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The Melbourne wingman was a key member of the lineup during last season’s drought-breaking charge to the premiership and was expected to go head-to-head with Collingwood veteran Steele Sidebottom.

Melbourne’s last match against Collingwood was in round 13, when the Demons lost three straight as Pies took a 26-point victory.

In news of the selection, Melbourne main forward Ben Brown will return to the blockbuster clash after being sidelined due to ongoing knee problems.

Demons coach Simon Goodwin said Thursday that Brown “feels 100 percent.”

“It was a great opportunity to give him a rest, treat that knee and reload a little bit in a safe and correct way,” Goodwin said.

The Melbourne coach said Brown was a valuable player for the team and would help put them in good shape heading into the final round of the season.

“If you look at what he’s accomplished throughout his career, he’s been an important player for us and we saw what he did towards the end of last year.

Ben Brown celebrating his goal in the Round of 17.credit:Getty Images

“Before he left the team on his knees, I thought his form was really trending. So he gives us real focus. , is a goal kicker and maximizes chances.”

Goodwin also confirmed that Christian Salem and Luke Jackson will play after receiving several knocks last week, and James Hermes has all gone through his concussion protocol.

“We have almost complete power over how we want to play and our unity, so yeah, everyone has a right to go.

“…it’s very difficult to keep James Harms down for a long time.”

Goodwin said the club has learned a lot since they last played Pai and is looking forward to the opportunity to showcase those discoveries and new forms.

“It’s a big challenge for us. They’re doing really well, winning 10 straight. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Melbourne Demons’ Ed Langdon Says Collingwood Magpies Are ‘All Ducks, No Dinner’ Ahead of Friday Night’s Blockbuster

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