Game Chat – Collingwood v Essendon

Written by Thommo on April 25 2016

Venue: MCG at 3:20pm AEST

Last 5 times:

R23, 2015, Essendon 14.11 (95) d Collingwood 14.8 (92) at the MCG
R4, 2015, Collingwood 9.15 (69) d Essendon 6.13 (49) at the MCG
R17, 2014, Essendon 16.7 (103) d Collingwood 5.9 (39) at the MCG
R6, 2014, Collingwood 12.11 (83) d Essendon 8.12 (60) at the MCG
R19, 2013, Collingwood 20.13 (133) d Essendon 7.12 (54) at the MCG

 Top SC scorers from last match (playing in 2016):

  • Collingwood: Adams 131, Varcoe 111, White 103
  • Essendon: Baguely 111, McKernan 108, Fantasia 104

In/Outs:

Essendon 

  • In: Demspey, Grimley
  • Out: Ambrose (Om.), Laverde (Shoulder)

Collingwood 

  • In: Frost, Smith, Cox, Maynard
  • Out: Cloke (Heart-string), Langdon (Knee), Sinclair (Concussion), White (Om.)

Game Notes: In the pre-season, a win in this game was considered a formality for Collingwood and the media questioned whether the top-up Bombers deserved to play on such an important day. A lot has changed in only 5 weeks and the Bombers have more than proved themselves. The Pies may be favourites to win but it would surprise no-one if the Bombers upset them today.

It seems so early in the season for all this talk of doom and gloom, but if the Pies want a chance to play finals they must win today. Despite that, Bucks has swung the axe like an angry woodsman culling Cloke and White from the herd and bringing in first gamers Cox and Smith. Hopefully he has kept his head enough to return Pendlebury to the midfield from the opening bounce.

This match could go down to the wire – perhaps we’ll see some more ANZAC Day heroics from David Zaharakis?

The 6 Points

1. The Bombers are the lowest scoring side so far in 2016 managing only 58 points per game, kicking 10 or more goals in a game only once.

2. Collingwood won the Anzac Day clash last year but Essendon dominated the stats. The Bombers won the disposals 420-338 and marks 116-73, 104 of which were uncontested, but managed only six goals.

3. Uncontested possessions have been a big part of the Bombers’ game this season, being ranked second in this area with 281.8 a game, while Collingwood is ranked 15th with an average of 217.

4. This will be the 22nd Anzac Day contest between the sides, with Collingwood holding sway with 12 wins to eight, while there has been one draw. The Magpies have won eight of the past 10.

5. Collingwood and Essendon will meet for the 233rd time, with the Magpies leading with 127 wins to 101. There have been four draws.

6. For the first time since round 21, 2013, Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis is back inside the top 100 in the Schick AFL Player Ratings. He was as high as No. 44 in mid-2012.

Thommo’s Tip: Collingwood by 20 points.

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24 thoughts on “Game Chat – Collingwood v Essendon”

  1. Is McKarnan a top up player? (or still laughing at the heart-string joke to not notice the defection to Essendon?)

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    1. Yeah not to bad and he can kick straight! He’s not that quick tho kinda lumbers around. Early days tho.

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  2. Was thinking fyfe > Hanners but if Buckley is going to finally play pendles in the middle then surely he is impossible to ignore at his price.

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    1. Mitchell and Selwood better options this season for mine….. Or maybe I just started with the P-train and want y’all to step off. Who’s to say?

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  3. Collingwood 8.4 (52)
    leads
    Essendon 1.1 (7)

    Collingwood
    22 Steele Sidebottom 51
    10 Scott Pendlebury 42
    2 Jordan De Goey 35
    43 Adam Oxley 30
    1 Alex Fasolo 29
    25 Jack Crisp 28
    38 Jeremy Howe 28
    7 Adam Treloar 25
    46 Mason Cox 24
    20 Ben Reid 23
    30 Darcy Moore 23
    11 Jarryd Blair 22
    18 Travis Varcoe 19
    40 Josh Smith 18
    13 Taylor Adams 18
    37 Brayden Maynard 13
    19 Levi Greenwood 9
    16 Nathan J. Brown 8
    4 Brodie Grundy 7
    34 Alan Toovey 5
    45 Jack Frost 5
    14 James Aish 5

    Essendon
    30 Kyle Langford 31
    47 James Kelly 26
    11 David Zaharakis 22
    36 Michael Hartley 19
    24 Craig Bird 17
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 17
    17 Adam Cooney 16
    9 Brendon Goddard 15
    42 James Gwilt 14
    28 Mitch Brown 14
    13 Orazio Fantasia 14
    12 Mark Baguley 10
    49 Matt Dea 10
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 9
    3 Darcy Parish 8
    6 Joe Daniher 8
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 7
    8 Martin Gleeson 7
    54 Sam Grimley 7
    45 Conor McKenna 6
    48 Mathew Stokes 5
    7 Zach Merrett 4

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  4. Anzac Day game lest we forget.
    Cmon Dons fire up!! At least I can drown my sorrows drinking Sochu and asahi while watching the game on a tiny screen in Japan. Could be worse, surrounded by Collingwood fans at the Seaford Rsl.

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  5. Collingwood 14.6 (90)
    leading
    Essendon 2.2 (14)

    Collingwood
    22 Steele Sidebottom 100
    10 Scott Pendlebury 82
    11 Jarryd Blair 65
    7 Adam Treloar 62
    1 Alex Fasolo 57
    25 Jack Crisp 52
    38 Jeremy Howe 48
    2 Jordan De Goey 47
    43 Adam Oxley 46
    20 Ben Reid 46
    13 Taylor Adams 44
    18 Travis Varcoe 43
    30 Darcy Moore 40
    40 Josh Smith 37
    46 Mason Cox 35
    37 Brayden Maynard 33
    45 Jack Frost 24
    34 Alan Toovey 22
    19 Levi Greenwood 18
    4 Brodie Grundy 15
    16 Nathan J. Brown 14
    14 James Aish 10

    Essendon
    47 James Kelly 50
    30 Kyle Langford 46
    11 David Zaharakis 45
    24 Craig Bird 42
    13 Orazio Fantasia 38
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 35
    9 Brendon Goddard 33
    36 Michael Hartley 32
    28 Mitch Brown 27
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 24
    42 James Gwilt 24
    17 Adam Cooney 23
    3 Darcy Parish 23
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 22
    12 Mark Baguley 22
    54 Sam Grimley 22
    49 Matt Dea 21
    48 Mathew Stokes 18
    45 Conor McKenna 15
    8 Martin Gleeson 15
    6 Joe Daniher 12
    7 Zach Merrett 12

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  6. Welcome to the team Zerrett….surely it can’t get any worse? Oh wait, de Goey is going well and I’ve got him on the pine…

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  7. Collingwood
    22 Steele Sidebottom 124
    10 Scott Pendlebury 97
    7 Adam Treloar 92
    1 Alex Fasolo 91
    2 Jordan De Goey 84
    11 Jarryd Blair 75
    13 Taylor Adams 69
    20 Ben Reid 68
    25 Jack Crisp 68
    38 Jeremy Howe 68
    43 Adam Oxley 65
    30 Darcy Moore 57
    40 Josh Smith 52
    19 Levi Greenwood 52
    46 Mason Cox 50
    45 Jack Frost 47
    18 Travis Varcoe 43
    37 Brayden Maynard 39
    4 Brodie Grundy 38
    34 Alan Toovey 33
    16 Nathan J. Brown 30
    14 James Aish 26

    Essendon
    13 Orazio Fantasia 72
    47 James Kelly 70
    24 Craig Bird 69
    36 Michael Hartley 68
    11 David Zaharakis 67
    9 Brendon Goddard 63
    30 Kyle Langford 55
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 53
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 43
    54 Sam Grimley 43
    42 James Gwilt 42
    17 Adam Cooney 41
    12 Mark Baguley 39
    3 Darcy Parish 38
    6 Joe Daniher 37
    49 Matt Dea 37
    28 Mitch Brown 37
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 36
    48 Mathew Stokes 36
    7 Zach Merrett 32
    8 Martin Gleeson 30
    45 Conor McKenna 25

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  8. Collingwood 22.10 (142)
    defeated
    Essendon 11.7 (73)

    Collingwood
    22 Steele Sidebottom 155
    10 Scott Pendlebury 120
    1 Alex Fasolo 111
    13 Taylor Adams 110
    7 Adam Treloar 108
    11 Jarryd Blair 99
    2 Jordan De Goey 94
    43 Adam Oxley 86
    38 Jeremy Howe 83
    25 Jack Crisp 82
    20 Ben Reid 80
    45 Jack Frost 72
    19 Levi Greenwood 70
    46 Mason Cox 70
    40 Josh Smith 67
    30 Darcy Moore 65
    34 Alan Toovey 52
    4 Brodie Grundy 50
    37 Brayden Maynard 49
    18 Travis Varcoe 46
    14 James Aish 40
    16 Nathan J. Brown 36

    Essendon
    9 Brendon Goddard 96
    13 Orazio Fantasia 94
    47 James Kelly 91
    24 Craig Bird 90
    11 David Zaharakis 80
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 80
    36 Michael Hartley 74
    30 Kyle Langford 69
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 61
    12 Mark Baguley 61
    17 Adam Cooney 59
    42 James Gwilt 54
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 51
    3 Darcy Parish 50
    7 Zach Merrett 49
    28 Mitch Brown 48
    54 Sam Grimley 48
    6 Joe Daniher 46
    48 Mathew Stokes 46
    45 Conor McKenna 42
    49 Matt Dea 42
    8 Martin Gleeson 36

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Game Chat – Collingwood v Essendon

Written by Thommo on September 6 2015

The old adversaries go in to battle once more to round out the regular season. Neither team has much to play for, so this match will be more a celebration of Dustin Fletcher’s 400 game career and a showcase of the future guns.

With no Cloke or Swan, the Bombers are a real chance today, but the Pies’ kids were super impressive against the Cats last week and remain favourites to finish their season on a high.

Thommo’s tip: Collingwood by 12 points.

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  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Collingwood: Ben Kennedy, Matt Scharenberg, Jordan De Goey
    Substitute: Alan Toovey
    Essendon: Elliot Kavanagh, Martin Gleeson, Ben Howlett
    Substitute: Shaun Edwards

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  2. QUARTER TIME
    Collingwood 4.2 (26)
    Essendon 3.2 (20)

    COLLINGWOOD
    1 Alex Fasolo 40
    13 Taylor Adams 32
    8 Tom Langdon 30
    22 Steele Sidebottom 28
    37 Brayden Maynard 27
    4 Brodie Grundy 27
    17 Jonathon Marsh 27
    20 Ben Reid 25
    30 Darcy Moore 23
    9 Jesse White 21
    5 Jamie Elliot 20
    19 Levi Greenwood 18
    18 Travis Varcoe 18
    43 Adam Oxley 17
    12 Matthew Scharenberg 17
    10 Scott Pendlebury 16
    25 Jack Crisp 14
    7 Ben Kennedy 8
    16 Nathan J. Brown 5
    11 Jarryd Blair 4
    35 Jordan De Goey 4
    34 Alan Toovey 0 (SUB)

    ESSENDON
    44 Shaun McKernan 42
    21 Dyson Heppell 32
    5 Brent Stanton 27
    46 Orazio Fantasia 25
    12 Mark Baguley 24
    16 Tayte Pears 24
    22 Jake Carlisle 23
    20 Jackson Merrett 22
    9 Brendon Goddard 19
    26 Cale Hooker 16
    45 Connor McKenna 16
    40 Ben Howlett 15
    11 David Zaharakis 14
    30 Kyle Langford 13
    18 Michael Hurley 11
    39 Heath Hocking 10
    35 Martin Gleeson 10
    17 Jake Melksham 8
    28 Elliot Kavanagh 7
    33 Jayden Laverde 6
    6 Joe Daniher 4
    19 Shaun Edwards 3 (SUB)

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  3. HALF TIME
    Collingwood 8.3 (51)
    Essendon 9.5 (59)

    COLLINGWOOD
    5 Jamie Elliot 58
    8 Tom Langdon 58
    13 Taylor Adams 56
    22 Steele Sidebottom 46
    17 Jonathon Marsh 45
    1 Alex Fasolo 40
    9 Jesse White 40
    10 Scott Pendlebury 40
    20 Ben Reid 39
    37 Brayden Maynard 39
    4 Brodie Grundy 37
    7 Ben Kennedy 36
    11 Jarryd Blair 35
    12 Matthew Scharenberg 35
    16 Nathan J. Brown 32
    18 Travis Varcoe 31
    35 Jordan De Goey 28
    19 Levi Greenwood 26
    25 Jack Crisp 22
    43 Adam Oxley 21
    30 Darcy Moore 21
    34 Alan Toovey 0 (SUB)

    ESSENDON
    5 Brent Stanton 80
    44 Shaun McKernan 67
    9 Brendon Goddard 62
    21 Dyson Heppell 62
    46 Orazio Fantasia 49
    22 Jake Carlisle 48
    39 Heath Hocking 43
    20 Jackson Merrett 42
    12 Mark Baguley 41
    40 Ben Howlett 35
    18 Michael Hurley 34
    6 Joe Daniher 33
    45 Conor McKenna 31
    30 Kyle Langford 31
    16 Tayte Pears 31
    11 David Zaharakis 29
    17 Jake Melksham 27
    26 Cale Hooker 23
    28 Elliott Kavanagh 22
    35 Martin Gleeson 19
    33 Jayden Laverde 18
    19 Shaun Edwards 3 (SUB)

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  4. THREE QUARTER TIME
    Collingwood 12.5 (77)
    Essendon 11.7 (73)

    COLLINGWOOD
    8 Tom Langdon 93
    13 Taylor Adams 86
    9 Jesse White 76
    22 Steele Sidebottom 74
    1 Alex Fasolo 71
    20 Ben Reid 64
    5 Jamie Elliot 64
    18 Travis Varcoe 64
    4 Brodie Grundy 60 (SUBBED OFF)
    10 Scott Pendlebury 60
    19 Levi Greenwood 58
    12 Matthew Scharenberg 53
    30 Darcy Moore 52
    11 Jarryd Blair 51
    17 Jonathon Marsh 51
    16 Nathan J. Brown 51
    37 Brayden Maynard 45
    25 Jack Crisp 43
    35 Jordan De Goey 38
    7 Ben Kennedy 36
    43 Adam Oxley 27
    34 Alan Toovey 6 (SUBBED ON)

    ESSENDON
    5 Brent Stanton 95
    44 Shaun McKernan 93
    21 Dyson Heppell 92
    39 Heath Hocking 72
    9 Brendon Goddard 71
    12 Mark Baguley 71
    18 Michael Hurley 68
    45 Conor McKenna 67
    46 Orazio Fantasia 61
    22 Jake Carlisle 60
    20 Jackson Merrett 50
    30 Kyle Langford 50
    11 David Zaharakis 47
    6 Joe Daniher 43
    16 Tayte Pears 43
    40 Ben Howlett 38
    28 Elliott Kavanagh 38 (SUBBED OFF)
    17 Jake Melksham 34
    33 Jayden Laverde 34
    26 Cale Hooker 30
    35 Martin Gleeson 21
    19 Shaun Edwards 3 (SUBBED ON)

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  5. FULL TIME
    Collingwood 14.8 (92)
    Essendon 14.11 (95)

    COLLINGWOOD
    13 Taylor Adams 129
    18 Travis Varcoe 108
    9 Jesse White 107
    8 Tom Langdon 95
    22 Steele Sidebottom 94
    1 Alex Fasolo 92
    20 Ben Reid 88
    10 Scott Pendlebury 84
    5 Jamie Elliot 81
    11 Jarryd Blair 76
    19 Levi Greenwood 67
    25 Jack Crisp 65
    17 Jonathon Marsh 63
    12 Matthew Scharenberg 62
    16 Nathan J. Brown 61
    4 Brodie Grundy 57
    37 Brayden Maynard 54
    30 Darcy Moore 54
    7 Ben Kennedy 43
    35 Jordan De Goey 43
    43 Adam Oxley 40
    34 Alan Toovey 24

    ESSENDON
    5 Brent Stanton 122
    39 Heath Hocking 118
    44 Shaun McKernan 107
    12 Mark Baguley 105
    46 Orazio Fantasia 99
    18 Michael Hurley 97
    21 Dyson Heppell 96
    9 Brendon Goddard 95
    22 Jake Carlisle 81
    40 Ben Howlett 69
    26 Cale Hooker 69
    45 Conor McKenna 67
    6 Joe Daniher 65
    20 Jackson Merrett 62
    33 Jayden Laverde 58
    17 Jake Melksham 55
    30 Kyle Langford 55
    11 David Zaharakis 53
    16 Tayte Pears 50
    28 Elliott Kavanagh 38
    19 Shaun Edwards 31
    35 Martin Gleeson 28

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