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Team selection: Round 14

Jun 19, 2019 6:20PM

BTV: Rd 14 | Team Selection

Senior Coach John Worsfold takes us through the team to face West Coast at Optus Stadium on Thursday night.


Essendon has been forced to make one change to its side for its blockbuster clash with West Coast at Optus Stadium on Thursday.

Star forward Jake Stringer has been unable to return to full fitness in time to take on the Eagles after suffering a minor leg injury in last week’s victory over Hawthorn.

Fellow forward Mitch Brown has replaced Stringer, joining the senior line-up for the first time since the side’s narrow ANZAC Day loss to Collingwood in round six.

The first bounce is set for 6:10pm local time.

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B – Patrick Ambrose, Michael Hurley, Andrew McGrath
HB – Conor McKenna, Cale Hooker, Adam Saad
C – Mason Redman, Zach Merrett, Kyle Langford
HF – David Zaharakis, Jayden Laverde, Matt Guelfi
F – Darcy Parish, Shaun McKernan, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
R – Tom Bellchambers, Dylan Shiel, Dyson Heppell
Interchange – Mitch Brown, Dylan Clarke, Orazio Fantasia, Josh Begley
Emergencies – Mark Baguley, Aaron Francis, Ben McNiece, Zac Clarke

IN – Brown
OUT – Stringer




A team that could conceivably line up as named. Hallelujah

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Change makes sense. Like.

West Coke 6 changes. Is that a good thing (I hardly ever watch them, so…)?

Fridge lucky.

Some pretty handy ins for them.

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While Stringer is a big loss hopefully brown can bring the form he had before he was injured. Brown was really important for us earlier in the year and is a great in.


Good changes. Sensible changes.

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What’s all these sensible changes?

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We’re gonna lose.

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Not really. He kicked 2 goals and had some good bits of play. But most importantly, nobody from the VFL put their hand up for that position.


You want Darcy parish in the forward pocket?

Why do you hate @barnz


That might have more to do with their changes. Yeo, Hurn, Masten back.

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Does anyone know under what user name Whoosa is lurking under on Blitz? Clearly he is reading the changes threads.


Fridge stays in. Boom!


Disagree, played terrible for 90% of the game. Fumbled and had no impact until those 2 goals near the end.


No, but I basically read one to two of the forwards as being defacto mids and we know parish will rotate on ball

We’ve won two in a row and you don’t normally change a winning team. We had to make one change, and it’s a good one – not as good as having both Stringer and Brown in the team, but still good.

I hope Laverde chooses this week to step up. Also Begley. We will need the absolute best from every player if we’re to win this. As always, it will be our intensity that wins it or loses it. We haven’t produced a full four-quarter effort so far this season; let’s hope that this is the week that we do.


@wimmera1 I think