We have two highly celebrated and esteemed jumper numbers coming up for the grabs this season.
Do we think 4 & 5 will be given to incoming players or will they be given to youngsters already on the list?
My thoughts are
4 - Langford - heir apparent, this will not only signifify what we think of Kyle but also who’s shoes we want him to fill.
5 - Controversial one, but Conor McKenna. I have no doubt this boy can be a great of the Essendon Football club, and the 4 year contract solidifys how invested both parties are in each other.
What are other peoples thoughts? And for those that come on here and say jumper numbers don’t matter and who cares, please refrain. Jumper numbers mean a lot to a lot of people, especially youngsters who like to emulate their heroes.
My thoughts are - don’t hand out prized numbers until a player proves themselves outstanding.
I was thinking the other day that McKenna would look good in the 5.
Like McGrath, Parish & Francis?
Well McKenna’s currently 45, so give him 4 and 5, he can alternate between them.
Not sure if srs. Funny either way.
I actually really like that idea too.
Langford no where near no 4 thanks
sit the numbers out for a year…but then again in pure blitz fashion lets give them to players then constantly whine complain after a poor performance they don’t deserve to wera the number…
People that grow up around european sport understand the significance of numbers. I don’;t think conor would underestimate the expectation that comes with the #5.
McGrath to 5, Mckenna to 1, Stringer to 4, Lav/Lang/Matt Kennedy fights for 9 when Goddard retires.
Bullshit. I’m going to his gig in November.
Yeah, I like that… I would also like McKenna to #10 but can’t think of what number I would give Francis.