ESSENDON YOUNG GUN FINISHES SEASON ON HIGH
By Rocky IV
The Herald Age
In a season that saw young Essendon midfielder Daniel Merrett come of age, he has finished off the 2016 season on a massive high with a top 10 finish in the Brownlow medal count. The night caps off a massive season for the young midfielder in which he was somewhat controversially left out of the forty man All Australian squad.
In a season that saw Essendon players including Angus Monfries, Paddy Ryder and Stewart Crameri all forced to sit on the sidelines for the entire season and watch due to the ASADA 12 month ban handed down by WADA, it was Jacksons star that shone brightest. In a season that saw him pick up his second best and fairest award, he also accumulated the most possessions by an Essendon player in a season.
In a season that saw the Essendon Football club collect only three wins, it was left to some of the clubs younger players to stand tall and deliver. Merit did just that all season, along with star draftees Aaron France's, Andrew McDonald-
Topong Twuti Twinting , Darcy Parish and Joe Daniher, they formed a formidable formation that will give hope to the beleagured clubs fans of a bright future in seasons to come.
In a season that saw experienced coach John Worsfold take the helm and guide his young bombers to the wooden spoon, he said he couldn't speak highly enough of the youngsters game this past season and said it gave hope to a whole new generation of Essendons supporters for seasons to come.
"Look I can't speak highly enough of Rogers game this past season", Worsfold said, "it really gives hope to a whole new generation of Essendon supporters for seasons to come" he continued.
In a season that saw 10 of the twelve suspended bombers re-commit to the club, the club was also thrilled last week to announce to their fans and members that Zack had re-signed with the club for the next five seasons, which gives a whole new generation of Essendon supporters hope for seasons to come.