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‘You can see how much it means to people after 12 years of pain’

Melbourne forward Dom Tyson has said that the players are aware of just how much it means to their fans as they look to break a 54 year premiership drought.

Tyson says he saw some fans crying post game and even has seen fans down the street who have been wishing them all the best going forward in this finals series.

“You get people coming up to you in Coles saying congratulations, and good luck, and it is at that point you realise just how much it means to these people after 12 years of pain.”

The Demons will face the Hawks on Friday night in a do or die semi final, and Tyson says the side are excited about the challenge of taking on the Hawks after a night where everything went right for the Dees.

“Everything we planned for, we executed, which is pleasing. It now gives us a chance to build on this and take it up to the Hawks this weekend.”

The Demons utility also said that the side just never stopped believing this season and they feel they can go the distance.

“We have that belief in each other and that never waivers, so if we continue to do that it will hold us in good stead.”

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