Season 2018 - Essendon


#201

I agree absolutely. I find it hard to watch footy when teams other than the Bombers are playing.


#202

Touch wood* I’ll keep giving.
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*touches wood…


#203

Lame and limp response.


#204

hepp
zerrett
smith
zaka
mcgrath
parish

when as you say you add in stringer, tippa, raz, on paper if that midfield rotational group click, look out.

big emphasis on clicking though. all the pieces are definately there. just got to put them all together.


#205

Devon Smith is the sleeping giant boys.


#206

He’s a stealth bomber now.


#207

Jlt on Saturday. Wheres the team?


#208

Best 22 now we know who is likely to be fit.

I know they haven’t all shown good form, but there hasn’t been much time for that with the write off performance in round 1, and the fact that we are down Raz, Gleeson, Lav and Francis - and hopefully have Zaka available

B: Baguley Hooker Ambrose
HB: McKenna Hurley Saad
C: McGrath Myers Parish
HF: McDonald-Tipungwuti Daniher Smith
F: Stringer Stewart Green
R: Bellchambers Heppell Merrett
INT: Zaharakis Goddard Begley Langford
EMG: Smack, Brown, McNiece

EDIT: apologies for doubling up on Langford as an emergency - fixed.


#209

When did we clone Langford?


#210

Would seem to be better candidates for the use of that technology.


#211

cue @Clone_Hirdy


#212

This is my round 1 side. Brown/dea flip of the coin

B: Baguley Ambrose Dea
HB: McKenna Hurley Saad
C: McGrath Smith Zaharakis
HF: McDonald-Tipungwuti Daniher Stringer
F: Stewart Hooker Green

R: Bellchambers Heppell Merrett

INT: Myers Parish Begley Goddard

EMG: McKernan, Langford, Mcniece


#213

I keep thinking that the Gleeson injury could send Hooker back and Stringer plays a higher percentage up forward. Hooker strengths down back was his intercept marking


#214

out defence has been pretty unsteady since his switch forward.

maybe throw hartley forward to be that kick on top of their head forward and he just punches it forward of raz, tippa, green, stewart.


#215

I like a bit of lateral thinking, but I wonder if Don Draper would be better suited to that role, if not now - soon, and totally sort the relief ruck question and accelerate his progress to #1ruck. He would have better tap skills with his volleyball background, and he is spending time forward to reasonable effect in the 2’s.


#216

I think you nailed it. Can’t see others force their way in - I think when Fantisa returns, it’ll be either Begley or Green who’ll make the way. I’m hoping the latter.


#217

I love Draper, but I’ve never seen Hartley play forward and I’d still try him there in the AFL before him.


#218

Hartley forward really should be tried at some stage.

Just to see what happens.


#219

Nice SCarey, but I would switch Green and Smack


#220

Draper comes from soccer not volleyball
Centre back as evident in his love to tackle show pony forwards