ESSENDON’S ROUND 18 LINE-UP:
Backs: Jordan Ridley, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Martin Gleeson
Half-backs: Devon Smith, Michael Hurley, Adam Saad
Centreline: Tom Cutler, Zach Merrett, Brayden Ham
Half-forwards: Will Snelling, James Stewart, Matt Guelfi
Forwards: Jake Stringer, Joe Daniher, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
Followers: Sam Draper, Dylan Shiel, Darcy Parish
Interchange: Jayden Laverde, Mason Redman, Dylan Clarke, Kyle Langford
Emergencies: Josh Begley, Andrew Phillips, Cale Hooker, Kobe Mutch
In: Hurley, Laverde, Redman
Out: Phillips, Townsend, Hibberd (all omitted)
Geez Hooker must have rooted someone’s mrs
Normally it’s the other way around
Glad Lav is getting a run before it’s all over.
Happy enough with the team.
Be nice to win this one.
Maybe he picked up an injury?
Will probably win this week and give us all hope for next year
Stewart to stink it up again. I really liked him in defense.
Not having hooker in could possibly mean his papers may be stamped or woosha is sending a final f you to hooker
Francis not in the team over Gleeson is still baffling unless he’s gone
Draper one on one with Gawn…
As with a couple of posters, Hooker’s omission is very interesting. He had a rest, and you’d think they would be willing to play him if they felt he’d be up to it.
FWIW I think we win this game as well.
He did okay with Nic Nat. Throwing him in the deep end. I like it.
Gleeson and Cutler still in the team. Boy oh boy wowee!
Not good signs for their futures at the club in regards to Townsend, Hibberd, Francis or Hooker it seems. Phillips will be re-signed for another year as ruck coverage most likely.
Ive got a feeling that we will keep Gleeson and lose hooker and francis
At least he is an emergency this week, I think it is terrible treatment of him, and hopefully just relates to his relationship with Worsfold, and Truck gives him a fair go, but at least Zerk is getting some games.
Francis not being on the radar is a concern, supposedly he played well in the scratch match.