So, no Hodge, Mitchell, Lewis or Hill in theory increases Essendon prospects round 1. Going to be fascinating (not!) to see how the Hawks go this year. Their form preseason has been average (which doesn't always tell the full story). Gee, they've got a soft run early ... Essendon, Crows here, GC away (hit and miss?), Cats (on the decline?), Eagles at the G, Saints (Tassie), Dees, Lions, Pies (their bunnies) and finally a "decent" opponent in the Swans!
I just hope Essendon win and start planting the seeds of doubt into the psyche of those "horrible" Hawks ... you can probably tell I've got a thing about the gold and brown (ha! I should let it go)
14 days to go and counting