Game Chat – Brisbane v Essendon

Written by Father Dougal on April 1 2017

Venue: The Gabba, Saturday, April 1, 6.25pm AEST 

Last Time They Met: R18, 2016, Brisbane Lions 20.8 (128) d Essendon 12.19 (91) at Etihad Stadium

Game notes: These teams spent most of last season battling out the wooden spoon, but have started 2017 with plenty of optimism following upset first round victories. The reborn Bombers – welcoming back six players who served 12-month suspensions – blitzed Hawthorn with a slick, fast-moving brand of footy, while the Lions ushered in the Chris Fagan era with a nailbiting win over Queensland rivals Gold Coast. How both teams bounce back after their emotional victories is difficult to answer, but the Bombers’ established stars such as skipper Dyson Heppell, Jobe Watson, Michael Hurley and Cale Hooker should all benefit from the run. The Lions will make it difficult with their newfound swarming defensive pressure, but the visitors would fancy their chances of making it two-from-two.

Father Dougal’s Tip: Essendon by 5.

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FULL TIME:

Brisbane 12.12.84
defeated by
Essendon 17.9.111

Scores Pre-Scaled

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12 thoughts on “Game Chat – Brisbane v Essendon”

  1. QUARTER TIME

    Brisbane 3.2.20
    trail
    Essendon 4.2.26

    BRISBANE:
    D. Beams 36
    T. Rockliff 36
    S. Mayes 23
    M. Close 23
    D. Rich 23
    R. Bastinac 23
    S. Martin 21
    D. Zorko 21
    T. Cutler 20
    N. Robertson 20
    J. Frost 18
    D. Gardiner 18
    T. Bell 18
    L. Taylor 16
    H. Andrews 16
    J. Barrett 14
    R. Harwood 12
    R. Lester 12
    D. McStay 8
    R. Bewick 5
    M. Robinson 3
    E. Hipwood 3

    ESSENDON:
    Z. Merrett 38
    O. Fantasia 36
    J. Daniher 35
    T. Colyer 33
    M. Hurley 30
    D. Zaharakis 29
    A. McDonald-Tipungwuti 28
    B. Stanton 24
    D. Parish 23
    D. Heppell 22
    J. Kelly 19
    B. Howlett 18
    A. McGrath 16
    B. Goddard 15
    S. McKernan 15
    J. Watson 13
    P. Ambrose 11
    M. Hartley 10
    K. Langford 10
    C. Hooker 8
    M. Baguley 3
    M. Gleeson 3

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  2. HALF TIME

    Brisbane 5.6.36
    trail
    Essendon 10.5.65

    BRISBANE:
    D. Beams 72
    T. Rockliff 65
    S. Martin 50
    M. Close 48
    S. Mayes 40
    N. Robertson 40
    T. Cutler 36
    D. Zorko 33
    R. Bastinac 32
    D. Rich 31
    L. Taylor 29
    H. Andrews 28
    T. Bell 27
    J. Frost 26
    J. Barrett 25
    D. Gardiner 24
    R. Harwood 24
    R. Lester 23
    R. Bewick 19
    M. Robinson 17
    D. McStay 10
    E. Hipwood 9

    ESSENDON:
    Z. Merrett 70
    J. Daniher 67
    D. Heppell 64
    O. Fantasia 62
    D. Zaharakis 54
    T. Colyer 53
    D. Parish 49
    B. Goddard 47
    C. Hooker 47
    S. McKernan 45
    J. Kelly 44
    A. McDonald-Tipungwuti 42
    J. Watson 41
    M. Hurley 38
    B. Stanton 33
    P. Ambrose 31
    K. Langford 30
    B. Howlett 29
    A. McGrath 27
    M. Hartley 23
    M. Baguley 21
    M. Gleeson 17

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  3. THREE QUARTER TIME

    Brisbane 11.9.75
    trail
    Essendon 12.8.80

    BRISBANE:
    D. Beams 107
    S. Martin 92
    T. Rockliff 90
    D. Zorko 80
    R. Lester 75
    H. Andrews 73
    L. Taylor 65
    M. Robinson 62
    T. Cutler 60
    M. Close 58
    S. Mayes 50
    N. Robertson 44
    R. Bastinac 44
    T. Bell 44
    D. Gardiner 44
    J. Barrett 39
    D. Rich 33
    J. Frost 28
    D. McStay 28
    E. Hipwood 27
    R. Bewick 25
    R. Harwood 18

    ESSENDON:
    Z. Merrett 91
    D. Zaharakis 84
    B. Goddard 82
    D. Heppell 81
    T. Colyer 78
    S. McKernan 78
    J. Daniher 77
    J. Watson 71
    B. Howlett 65
    O. Fantasia 61
    M. Hurley 57
    A. McDonald-Tipungwuti 55
    D. Parish 52
    C. Hooker 49
    P. Ambrose 46
    M. Hartley 44
    J. Kelly 42
    B. Stanton 40
    K. Langford 38
    M. Gleeson 37
    A. McGrath 33
    M. Baguley 28

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  4. First time i’ve watched a Lions game in a while, and I completely forgot how many recycled clubs they’ve got from Victorian clubs, it’s amazing when you think about it!

    So much has been written about their players heading south (go-home 5, Aish), but they’ve had a fair chunk of success getting Vic players to head north, Robinson, Bell, Frost (he looks bloody strange in a Lions top), Beams, Bastinac, Martin all playing tonight, Christensen and Walker on the sidelines, not too shabby

    Guess it’s a bit different having your best young kids poached to targeting more mediocre mid-tier players (bar Beams), but an interesting thought none-the-less

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    1. I was pretty impressed with the lions tonight, I think it shows how important beams is to them, yeah a few recycled players doing decent roles up at Brisbane

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      1. I was really impressed with em, thought their clutch decision making was a bit poor and led to a few turnovers (why they kept trying that cute kick to the boundary I don’t know) but they played hard, should improve on last year

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