List build - where are we? Where are we going next


#3021

I don’t think the number of rookie picks is correct.

Smack promoted and McNeice and long delisted leaves 3 rookie picks. Or 2 if McNeice is Cat 2.


#3022

Long is on the senior list. He was promoted last year as he’d spent the maximum 3 years as a rookie (drafted 2014). Having spent a year on the senior list, he can be re-rookied now and spend up to another 3 years on the rookie list.


#3023

I sort of remember that.

Means the clubs website is wrong.

http://m.essendonfc.com.au/teams/profiles/rookie


#3024

Green. Not offered another contract

Seagull’n elsewhere for 2019


#3025

Huge call (in a good way). Looking forward to drafting a sml fwd this year! May also indicate that Baguley might get another year.


#3026

Weidemann was fantastic on Friday night.


#3027

Funny how these talls from the 2015 draft actually took some time, heh?


#3028

How do you see us beating Richmond/Melbourne in a final next year? Just curious as any suggestion we trade an established KPP is surely to get a competitive midfielder in the door.

Unless we bring a different style of play to the table, I’m not sure how we will be a flag contender next year. We aren’t going to get anywhere near Rich/Melb while finals are played like this - manic ground ball contests and pressure.


#3029

Natural growth of Parish, McGrath, McKenna, Redman, Francis and Ridley will be enough to give us a serious crack.

The last 4 in the backline and wings would be a nightmare for opposition with their kicking. All of them are exceptional kicks.


#3030

Finally vindicated!
whew…!


#3031

Sure was


#3032

Me too.


#3033

What’s the status on Matt?


#3034

Still a’struttin.


#3035

#3036

A’struttin n’ a’breakin.


#3037

strut


#3038

I agree that all of them have improvement to come, but I still think that type of game will struggle to beat Richmond/Melbourne’s contested ball winning and manic pressure.

I can’t tell you how stoked I’d be if we were the team that brought a different game style to the top of the ladder and trumped Richmond because I personally hate watching their ground ball / handball stuff.


#3039

Hurls best days are over sadly
but do not expect him to be traded
he was loyal


#3040