The Team to play Port Adelaide Sunday 29 May 2022

ESSENDON’S RD 11 TEAM

Backs: Jayden Laverde, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Jake Kelly
Half-backs: Dyson Heppell, Jordan Ridley, Zach Reid
Centreline: Andrew McGrath, Darcy Parish, Sam Durham
Half-forwards: Ben Hobbs, Nic Martin, Devon Smith
Forwards: Alec Waterman, Peter Wright, Archie Perkins
Followers: Sam Draper, Zach Merrett, Dylan Shiel
Extended bench: Nick Hind, Harrison Jones, Jye Caldwell, Andrew Phillips, Tom Cutler, Aaron Francis, Brayden Ham, Tex Wanganeen

In: Harry Jones, Jordan Ridley, Jye Caldwell, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Brayden Ham

Out: Mason Redman (suspension), Matt Guelfi (injured), Nick Bryan (omitted)

Last week’s medical sub: Wanganeen (replaced Guelfi)

Phillips should have been an “in”.

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This club can’t do anything right

Sack x
Sack rutten
Sack the lot of them

Am i doing it right?

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This is a very late team changes thread. We don’t care anymore, shame on you Essendon FC

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Of all the times in the past that they haven’t brought Zerk in, this is a particularly odd time to bring him in.

For Redman?

Ah, who cares anymore.

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Do we really need to rush Jones back in?

Jones Jones Jones. Hope he has a blinder.

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OMG. We must be tanking surely?

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In - jetta, hislop, browne, atkinson

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Not enough Brent prismall

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I’d absolutely play both Jetta and Atkinson in this side.

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I’m guessing the bench will be Jones, Caldwell, Phillips and Tex. Hind (or maybe Cutler) for the medical extra.

I think the selectors are playing scrabble with all the Js and Zs in the backline.

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Zerk would be for dixon i imagine

Oh boy… That’s a big, tall, slow backline.

Ah well, I’m sure it’ll be fine. As long as it stays dry and the mids bring that manic pressure, it shouldn’t be a worry.

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Really sad how much no one cares anymore. They finally broke us!

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Well it’s Port Adelaide in Adelaide in the Sunday twilight spot.

And we are 2-8

That’s broken. If Port win it helps lock in our top 5 draft pick if we win I feel happy for a Sunday evening.

Win win.

Time to worry then.

Could you imagine peak Leroy in an intra club right now?

Would kick 7 on Heppell.

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I really feel this 60 point loss coming up in adelaide is the time to fully embrace the tank, no longer looking to casually date it and time to move on to something more serious, but is it too early to be talking about which draft prospects we’ll be ruining with our development programs over the next 3 years?