Whenever Essendon has lept up the ladder in the past its generally involved the development of some latent or untapped talent.
Whether it be a solid club/coach backing of a fallen or even much maligned player -Dean Wallis, Paul Weston, Barry Young?
Or kids - Mercuri, Misiti, Hird, Olarenshaw, Calthorpe
Or imports - Denham, Wellman
The club seems to be doing what it should be doing to bring this DNA back. It was back with Hird/Thompson. Now with the saga over it must be unleashed.
Morgan and Francis. Colyer. Green? Mcluggage?