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PARTING SHOT: In Melbourne, Jon Pierik wrote Demetriou, "as most would know, has rarely been afraid to speak his mind." Demetriou: "No final clips. I am going out without having any enemies." But before the "final embrace and handshake, before his successor Gillon McLachlan has it all to himself, Demetriou did provide his last critique." Demetriou: "There is absolutely no doubt the game is in good shape and, if you look at some of the key measurements that Gillon and [AFL chairman] Michael Fitzpatrick will oversee ... we have got great numbers in our [club] memberships, television ratings are up, our crowds are down in Melbourne but are up on average overall when you consider what is going on in Adelaide, which has lifted the average" (THE AGE, 6/4).