From the ground, to the coaches’ box, to the news desk – essendonfc.com.au will bring you the best analysis and inner sanctum access throughout the Bombers 2017 season.
As Our Comeback Story enters an exciting phase essendonfc.com.au will be able to call on a panel of experts boasting more than 50 years experience in the game and more than 25 years covering the AFL.
Premiership player and two-time Crichton Medal winner Scott Lucas will provide regular analysis through a series of weekly videos for BomberTV and a new podcast.
“I’m there to provide some insights and provide some analysis of the game, discuss who is tracking well and who the team needs some help from if they want to realise their goals this year,” Lucas said.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing how the team plays.
“With the addition of some younger players last year who got some exposure and some game time … once you mesh that together with the players coming back I think it’s a really exciting year for the Club.
“Against Gold Coast we saw some really exciting signs from the younger players with [Josh] Begley up forward, [Jayden] Laverde, [Darcy] Parish through the midfield and several others really contributing so there is a lot to look forward to this year.”
Lucas will host the weekly podcast alongside Fox Sports News AFL Correspondent Julian de Stoop.
“2017 is set to be a really exciting season both on and off the field for the Club,” de Stoop said.
“I can’t wait to be discuss all the big issues, both good and bad, with Club great Scott Lucas every Friday.
“We will also be having plenty of fun along the way with current and former Essendon players throughout the season and we’d love as much input from the Essendon faithful as possible.”
Life Member and the man behind the 2000 premiership side’s all-conquering midfield, Robert Shaw, will continue to deliver his highly anticipated weekly articles.
Shaw, Lucas and de Stoop join Channel 10 journalist Candice Wyatt as part of the team in 2017.
Wyatt made her debut at last week’s season launch and will continue to bring fans all the news and colour from the Club’s exciting events schedule.
"I'm beyond excited to be working with Essendon this season,” she said.
“Like any passionate Bomber, I've watched the developments of the past few years and longed for better times ahead ... and now they have arrived.
“The 2017 Comeback Story will be one for the history pages and for me, there's no better time to get more involved with the Club I love.”
Stay tuned for another exciting announcement regarding a Club Legend joining Our Comeback Story very soon.