MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Simon Goodwin the coach of the Demons gives instructions during a Melbourne Demons AFL pre-season training session at Gosch's Paddock on November 7, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

‘Excitement and flair’ to be added to Melbourne in 2017

New Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says the Demons will add more attacking flair to their game in 2017, after working hard to develop their defensive game under Paul Roos.

Goodwin said that the game plan would largely stay the same as under Roos, but with slight tinkering in the forward third.

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“There’ll be some little tinkering with how we play but ultimately what I think our supporters should be excited about is the youth and competitiveness around the footy,” Goodwin said on SEN Radio on Wednesday.

“Hopefully when they walk away from the MCG on a Saturday or Sunday they’re starting to see that competitiveness and contested ball brand starting to emerge and that’s something that’s going to remain consistent with our playing group.

“We’ll certainly add some excitement and flair to how we move the ball and hopefully stretch some defences as well.”

Goodwin said the club believes it can play finals next season, after winning 10 games in 2016.

“We aspire to play finals. We’d be mad if we didn’t have that aspiration,” he said.

“We had 10 wins last year, getting another two or three wins to make the eight is a significant jump.”

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