VFL - Round 14 vs Richmond @ Windy Hill, 2pm Sunday 8 July 2018


#1

Yes, some idiot shifted this game from the Saturday to Sunday, so it would clash with the AFL game. Radio 3DJR will cover the first quarter if it’s not raining (which would deter taking the quickest mode of travel between Windy Hill and the MCG: bike/motorbike down Mt Alexander Road).

Anyway, we’re off to a good start:

Jacob Townsend – Richmond

AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel charged player Townsend for striking Box Hill Hawks player Andrew Moore during the second quarter of the VFL Round 13 match between Richmond and Box Hill Hawks on Saturday 30th June 2018 at the Swinburne Centre.

Based on the available video and medical report, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact and high contact. The incident was classified as a two match base sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacted the penalty. An early guilty plea enables the player to accept a one match sanction.

Jake Aarts – Richmond

AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel charged player Aarts for engaging in rough conduct against Box Hill Hawks player Nelson Lane during the final quarter of the VFL Round 13 match between Richmond and Box Hill Hawks on Saturday 30th June 2018 at the Swinburne Centre.

Based on the available video evidence and medical report, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with high impact and high contact. The incident was classified as a three match sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacted the penalty. An early guilty plea enables the player to accept a two match sanction.


#2

Who hits Nels??!? Absolute gun of a kid, Nelson Lane.


#3

The Jakes accepted their penalties, so won’t be playing against us.


#4

B: 10. A. Francis, 36. M. Hartley, 41. B. McNiece
HB: 49. M. Dea, 14. J. Ridley, 30. B. Zerk-Thatcher
C: 37. D. Clarke, 39. T. Mynott, 35. M. Guelfi
HF: 34. J. Long, 40. L. Lavender, 20. J. Merrett
F: 15. J. Green, 17. J. Stewart, 24. J. Houlahan

R: 38. S. Draper, 4. K. Langford, 3. D. Parish

23P: 54. K. Huntly

Int: 61. W. Berry, 76. L. Collins, 75. T. Crosbie, 63. M. Darby, 64. J. Harrison, 59. A. Heppell, 57. N. Hind, 77. H. Hocking, 62. N. Lazzaro, 79. J. McQueen, 70. J. Sheahan, 55. D. Younan

In: M. Dea, L. Collins, M. Guelfi, M. Darby, K. Huntly, J. Harrison, W. Berry, J. Green, T. Crosbie, K. Langford, D. Parish

Out: A. Boyse, K. Mutch, M. Leuenberger


#5

All-AFL-listed first 18, including Houlahan! Congrats Jordan.

Also named in the AFL squad 22: Dea, Guelfi, Langford

Also named in the AFL emergencies: Francis, McNeice, Merrett, Long


#6

any idea what’s wrong with Mutch?


#7

Not much apparently. No mention in the injury report.


#8

Richmond

B: 78. D. Coffield, 42. R. Garthwaite, 73. J. Ernest
HB: 37. C. Menadue, 46. B. Miller, 51. S. Morris
C: 33. K. Mcintosh, 27. S. Lloyd, 64. T. Silvestro
HF: 54. J. Ballard, 79. W. Coates, 45. P. Naish
F: 48. L. Baker, 38. N. Balta, 62. M. O’Sullivan

R: 40. C. Coleman-Jones, 44. T. Stengle, 29. S. Bolton

23P: 68. C. Riley

Int: 55. R. Bathie, 67. B. Credlin, 65. J. Cusack, 56. B. Grewar, 74. R. Hayward, 52. S. Mannagh, 59. H. Tanner, 57. B. Wood

In: B. Grewar, W. Coates, R. Bathie, R. Hayward, M. O’Sullivan, B. Credlin, S. Mannagh, J. Cusack, H. Tanner, J. Ernest

Out: C. Moore, J. Townsend, A. Miles, J. Aarts, I. Soldo, C. Ellis


#9

Lol at Langford being named in this squad!

Woosha is still trolling him!


#10

Wut?


#11

Huntly debuts as 23rd man after being in the recent “Young Guns” games.

Previous 23rd men for this year still named on the bench are Crosbie, Sheahan, and Lazzaro.


#12

headaches again?


#13

LAST ENCOUNTER

2017 Rd 11 @ Windy Hill: Richmond 12.8 (80) d Essendon 10.14 (74)

FORM COMING IN

Essendon (4th, 7-4) couldn’t back up a victory over the Box Hill Hawks, going down to the Casey Demons by eight points in a top-four battle last week. Richmond (1st, 9-2) retained top spot on the ladder with a second straight win in Round 13, by 47 points against Box Hill.

KEY QUESTION

What impact will the absence of some key Tigers have? Richmond will be without several key cogs in its stoppage structures and team defence, with reigning J.J. Liston Trophy winner Jacob Townsend and Jake Aarts both suspended following last week’s win against the Hawks and Anthony Miles likely to miss through concussion.

KEY STAT

Essendon is well equipped to deal with Richmond’s high-pressure game, with the Bombers good at winning the ball in close (ranked second in the VFL for contested possessions per game) and then keeping it from the opposition’s clutches (first for kicks and third for marks). The Tigers rank in the bottom two for the latter two categories.

COACH’S PERSPECTIVE

Essendon VFL senior coach Dan Jordan on the team’s season so far:

“Overall the boys have been pretty consistent and we haven’t had any really bad losses. I feel the intensity and effort is there and it’s just a few things around our polish and defensive mechanisms that we’re working on. We’re in a tough block of games, which will be a great test and give us an indication of where we’re at. Our loss to Casey was probably about our ball movement going forward and a poor start, but I thought our second half was really good – and by the end of the game, we probably had enough opportunities to potentially win it.”

On the players that have impressed him this season:

“Heath Hocking has been really good in terms of his leadership and has played a number of roles for us. Nick Hind is having a really consistent season getting a fair bit of the ball, Danny Younan’s start to the season was really good as a pressure forward who hits the scoreboard, Aaron Heppell has probably been one of our most consistent performers and Alex Boyse has proved his worth with his athletic ability around the forward line. Jamieson Sheahan has jumped out playing off half back and Trent Crosbie has played a few games as well.”

On some of the keys to victory against the Tigers on Sunday:

“They’re the benchmark in terms of the pressure they bring around the footy and we pride ourselves on contest work as well, so I think we match up really well. I reckon it’ll be a cracking game which is hard and physical around the contest. The side that can use the outside better and be more efficient with their ball use will probably end up getting the result. We need to make sure we’re moving the ball to places where we can use some speed, but they have some guys with speed who can get over the back too, so we’re going to have to be right on our game defensively.”


#14

Massive game, must win


#15

If you’re not interested in the AFL game but can’t make it to Windy Hill, apparently there will be a Tiger TV video stream.


#16

No Mutch or Luey. Sore?

Good opportunity for Lav 2.0 to have more of a role as second ruck to Draper.


#17

Also, I thought Woosha said Parish was still another week away?


#18

He wasn’t very sure re Parish. It’s no surprise he’s playing considering Crow’s update earlier in the week


#20

Shame, hope all goes well for the family.


#22

Mutch took some really heavy hits around the head in the first qtr last week.

He just cops it this lad and doesn’t have the frame yet to match his willingness to go kamikaze in the packs.

Wouldn’t be surprised if he was too sore or had headache reoccurrences.