Same old problems for Demons
MELBOURNE fans hoping for an instant fix to their problems under new coach Paul Roos were given a harsh reality check yesterday as the Demons were thrashed by 93 points by a relentless West Coast at the MCG, 18.15 (123) to 4.6 (30).
It was the biggest loss for Roos in his coaching career, passing the previous-worst of 73 points when he was at the Swans.
The Eagles took control from the first bounce, kicking four goals in 13 minutes and winning the clearances 13-3 in the first quarter.
Melbourne was its own worst enemy, with five of West Coast's first eight goals coming from turnovers.
Luke Shuey (pictured with Eric Mackenzie) and Nic Naitanui starred in the midfield for the Eagles while Josh Kennedy kicked four goals in his 100th game for the club.
Captain Nathan Jones again stood out for the Demons, finishing with a game-high 34 possessions, following up his 38 disposals in the 17-point loss to St Kilda in round one.