The Team: TBC is in but is TBC - SYDNEY SWANS v ESSENDON SCG , 7:50pm AEST Friday, May 10, 2019

B – Patrick Ambrose, Cale Hooker, Andrew McGrath
HB – Aaron Francis, Michael Hurley, Orazio Fantasia
C – Zach Merrett, Darcy Parish, Dyson Heppell
HF – Matt Guelfi, Jake Stringer, Devon Smith
F – Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, David Myers, Adam Saad
R – Tom Bellchambers, Dylan Shiel, David Zaharakis
Interchange – Brayden Ham, Conor McKenna, Mason Redman, Zac Clarke
Emergencies – Mark Baguley, Kyle Langford, Jordan Ridley, Michael Hartley

IN – Fantasia, Myers, Ham, Z. Clarke
OUT – Ridley (omitted), Baguley (omitted), Langford (omitted), Daniher (managed)

Team selection: Round eight

Conor Walsh

May 9, 2019 6:20PM

Essendon has made four changes to its side for the clash against Sydney at the SCG on Friday night.

Exciting forward Orazio Fantasia will return after battling illness in recent weeks, with fellow experienced Bomber David Myers also coming back in after being managed last week.

Brayden Ham will play his second senior match off the back of his fine form in the VFL, while ruck Zac Clarke will add important height to the line-up against the Swans.

Key forward Joe Daniher has been managed and will not take on Sydney due to the short five-day break into the game, while young Bombers Jordan Ridley and Kyle Langford, and small forward Mark Baguley have all been omitted.


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who tf is colin o’riordan?

So Conor is banished to the backline (replacing Ridley)?

EDIT: looks at team, snorts at the named FF. Really?

Raz better not be a late out this week


About time Ridley was made an example of. Brings NOTHING to the table.



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WTF did Ridley do wrong?

Born too late.


Well my Journo Mynott source is fired lol


Really disappointed that Ridley has been dropped


Really unsure how they will line-up this week. Surely either Hooker or Francis plays forward.
You’d have to think 1 or 2 guys are still in doubt

@CJohns - your journo source is a dud! Mynott isn’t even in the 26

Three correct outs. Ridley, despite blitz loving him, has been bog ordinary for a few weeks imo. His actual defending hasnt been great. About time bags got dropped. Offers basically nothing. The people who claim he tackles ane does stuff "you dont notice’ will be rolling around on the floor in disbelief. Langford is langford.

Sucks about joe though


Looks like Ridley has been dropped to keep Francis in the team. Hopefully Franga steps up because Ridley has been good.

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Joe’s been rested. Not dropped.

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Oh ye of little faith that Myers will kick a winning score at FF…


Yeah i know that. It sucks he’s not playing


Gee wiz, can’t believe I’m gonna say this, but how important has Zac Clarke become all the sudden?


Woosha said Bags being managed. Not playing in VFL this week

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