The Team vs the Eagles

No confirmed changes at this point.

Essendon vs West Coast

Sunday May 21


Etihad Stadium

In: Craig Bird, Tom Bellchambers, Jackson Merrett

Out: Nil

B: Matt Dea, Michael Hurley, Mark Baguley

HB: James Kelly, Michael Hartley, David Zaharakis

C: Darcy Parish, Zach Merrett, Brendon Goddard

HF: James Stewart, Cale Hooker, Travis Colyer

F: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Joe Daniher, Conor McKenna

R: Matthew Leuenberger, Dyson Heppell, Orazio Fantasia

I: Andrew McGrath, Tom Bellchambers, Jobe Watson, Josh Green, Jackson Merrett, David Myers, Craig Bird


No change.

McGrath, Watson and Green will all play. I’d say there will be no changes unless Bird comes in for Myers.


Fark off Petrie


Interesting that Jerrett is named in the squad. Is this one of those resting emergency situations?

No hint from Woosha about any changes, most enthusiasm shown for Bird.

Marking forward and back, and goals of TBC mentioned as well. I suppose Leuey could be under the pump to keep his position if they want to maintain marking options up forward when JD is relieving in the ruck, especially if Cale is needed to control one of the Kennedy or Darling in the backline, TBC may be helpful here as well.

But with Myers getting credit for smart forward entries with his kicking I don’t see Bird replacing anyone on the bench.

And with Leuey named as the ruckman on the ground, it probably means TBC, Bird and Jerrett are emergencies.

So, no changes I suppose.

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“No changes for mine” — Woosh

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Jezza & TBell in the mix.

Did say not to write them off yet. Good onya lads.

Bird might come in I think. Has to get rewarded soon surely.


“Tom Bellchambers and Jackson Merrett come into the 25 man squad that will be trimmed to 22 on Friday.”

All I see is Ambrose for McKenna and that’s a full strength team to me.

Doing pretty well for 8 rounds in

WOW J. Merrett is alive


Jerrett a shock but perhaps one of our small fwds or outside mids under injury cloud.

Hope Bird gets a go but it’s only going to be if one of Watson, Goddard, Hep or Myers misses. Hep’s hand could be an issue and who knows if Watson gets up game to game.

Bellchambers for Looney or Bird for Myers.

If there is a change it will most likely be the former

Bird might be a good addition to boost our performance at clearances.
A sneaky chance” on Sunday?
If they can play four quarters, I reckon they’ll win.
Two against Free meant a loss; three against Geelong saw them scramble home. Four should result in a win. Anything less will probably mean defeat.

I reckon Jerrett, like Hocking and Howlett, will get a last chance or two.


I reckon it will be Bird for Green.

Not the green has done anything wrong, but we are well covered for small forwards and getting smashed in the clearances.

Could be bird for trav


My thoughts exactly

Bird in to fight the Eagles makes sense.


Petrie ffs. Watch this ■■■■ kick 7 and act like an utter ■■■■