Last night our game-style looked completely different, more possession and patient build up. Our structures looked different too, with Bomba and co. choosing to go with a more 1-out in the forward line with Watson or Goddard almost having the 50-arc to themselves during various parts of the game, it was also noticeable during the 3rd when Watson spent probably the first 20 minutes in the forward line. The patient build up allowed us to be more precise with out disposal leading into the 50, and I'm guessing it was a major focus during the off-season. The man's a genius, it can't be denied, and despite our poor pre-season form, I was always confident he knew what he was doing with the team and he had them right where he wanted. The way he handles the media too, shows how valuable he can be, having a no BS attitude.
I can't imagine one Essendon fan not smiling when Bomba acknowledged how much he enjoyed coaching again.
Let's make sure this is for discussion on Thompson and not a Bomba vs. Hird thread.
Credit to Bassett, Craig, Goodwin and Egan too, all had an impact this off-season I'm sure.
Rounds 1-19: Moderate Sighs.
Round 20: SIGH.
Round 21: Unsigh.
LOSS TO NORF:ULTRA-SIGH(SACK THE COACH)