A fantastic win to finish off the season from hell part 4. So much upside to our team going forward. Roll on 2017.
Running through the banner
Goddard 24 Ds, 8 CPs, @ 87.5%DE, 5 Ms, 4 Clrs, 2 R50s, 8 Ts, 2 I50s, 1 GA.
There was some interesting commentary on BB about what constitutes a Club Champion. Does winning a Crichton make you one? Does being the Captain make you one? How many games do you have to play with a team before you can be one? I am hoping that at the end of his career BJ is known as an Essendon Club Champion who just happened to start his career at St Kilda.
BJ leading the team out for the last time this year as our Captain. Zaka has just let out Fark Carlton and having a laugh about it.
And leads the way out on the park he had a cracking first half until they shifted Kerridge on to him. Great first game back from injury, he must have been champing at the bit to play.
Kelly 22 Ds, 5 CPs, @95.5%DE, 8 Ms, 1 Clr, 5 R50s, 2 I50s, 2 Gas, 1 Bounce
I would be happy for him to go around again. Great mentor for the players and with the usual injuries he would fill a hole easily.
Watches the ball safely into his hands.
Takes down Armfield
Bird 22 Ds, 8 CPs, @86.4%DE, 5 Ms, 6 Clrs, 3 R50s, 5 Ts, 2 I50s, 1 GA, 1 behind
More tough stuff in the guts and he runs both ways. All our mids busted a gut in this game. Hanging onto Cripps for dear life. Fark Carlton but that Cripps boy is a decent player and one big unit.
Parish 23 Ds, 10 CPs, @87%DE, 5 Ms, 4 Clrs, 2 R50s, 8 Ts, 2 I50s, 1 GA
Racked up CPs and tackled like a mad thing. Ran hard both ways to provide options and to cover in defence. It is no wonder the bloke looked stuffed in that last quarter, but he kept on going till the end. Fantastic debut season, best I think I have seen in my time watching footy for over 45 years. I am sure someone will remind me of another player who was just as, if not more sublime in that time, but for now I am going with Darcy.
After a couple of fluffed marks that were totally out of character he settled in and showed the silky skills we are fast becoming accustomed to. Some great kicking today as well and next year I think we can see that being used to better advantage as he will be getting fed all day by the big boys and have a bit more time on the outside.