Game Chat – Essendon v Carlton

Written by Motts on August 27 2016

Venue:  The ‘G, 14:10 AEST

Last 5 times: 

R6, 2016, Carlton 10.12 (72) d Essendon 8.9 (57) at the MCG
R3, 2015, Essendon 16.9 (105) d Carlton 11.18 (84) at the MCG
R23, 2014, Carlton 14.6 (90) drew Essendon 13.12 (90) at the MCG
R3, 2014, Essendon 21.12 (138) d Carlton 8.9 (57) at the MCG
R22, 2013, Essendon 12.10 (82) d Carlton 9.22 (76) at the MCG

Top SC scorers from last match:

  • Carlton: Thomas 141, Gibbs 130, Murphy 103, Graham 101, Simpson 100
  • Essendon: Dempsey 132, Cooney 109

Ins/Outs:

ESSENDON
In: B.Goddard, C.Dempsey, S.McKernan, N.Kommer
Out: M.Jamar, A.Cooney (retired), M.Stokes (retired), O.Fantasia (groin)

CARLTON
In: S.Kerridge, J.Silvagni
Out: A.Everitt , E.Curnow (knee)

Game notes: Essendon goes into the final game of its most difficult season still a chance of avoiding the wooden spoon. In the incredibly remote instance that the Bombers beat Carlton on Saturday and the Brisbane Lions lose to St Kilda on Sunday, it will come down to percentage to decide 18th place on the ladder. The Bombers were competitive in last week’s loss to the Western Bulldogs, but were ultimately outclassed by the top-eight Dogs. Carlton overcame the odds to outrun and outmuscle a Melbourne side looking to make the finals in an impressive victory last round. Last year’s wooden spooners broke a nine-game losing streak to claim a morale-boosting victory over the Dees, and were led by star midfielder Patrick Cripps. Coach Brendon Bolton has said this season shouldn’t be judged on wins and losses alone, but the Blues will be keen to finish their 2016 campaign on the right note.

The 6 Points

1. If Carlton wins this clash it will be the most victories in a year (eight) for the Blues since 2013, when they won 12 games. If the Bombers lose it will be their lowest win tally in a season (two) since they last claimed the wooden spoon in 1933.

2. The Blues’ win over Essendon in round six was their first over the Bombers since late in 2012. The Bombers had won four of the past five contests, with a draw in 2014. The Blues haven’t won consecutive clashes with Essendon since 2011.

3. Don’t expect a shootout on Saturday afternoon. It is a battle between the season’s two lowest scoring sides. Carlton is ranked 17th in the competition averaging only 70 points a game, while Essendon is last with an average of 63 points.

4. If Essendon doesn’t reach 100 points against the Blues, it will join Melbourne in 2014 as the only sides since 1973 to go through a season without reaching triple figures in a game at least once.

5. The MCG doesn’t necessarily bring out the best in both teams. In a combined 14 games at the venue this year, the Blues and Essendon have won a total of four matches.

6. Essendon star Zach Merrett has had a remarkable third AFL season. He is the seventh-youngest top-50 player since the launch of the AFL Player Ratings system (round one, 2012).

Ol Mottsy’s tip: Blues by 30

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4 thoughts on “Game Chat – Essendon v Carlton”

  1. QUARTER TIME

    Essendon 3.4. 22
    lead
    Carlton 2.6. 18

    ESSENDON
    9 Brendon Goddard 42
    47 James Kelly 42
    33 Jayden Laverde 31
    30 Kyle Langford 30
    36 Michael Hartley 27
    24 Craig Bird 25
    49 Matt Dea 25
    44 Shaun McKernan 24
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 23
    7 Zach Merrett 19
    11 David Zaharakis 18
    6 Joe Daniher 18
    8 Martin Gleeson 17
    34 Jake Long 15
    29 Patrick Ambrose 15
    28 Mitch Brown 13
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 11
    20 Jackson Merrett 11
    38 Nick Kommer 11
    3 Darcy Parish 10
    45 Conor McKenna 3
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 1

    CARLTON
    6 Kade Simpson 40
    9 Patrick Cripps 34
    46 Matthew Wright 32
    32 Nick Graham 32
    42 Zach Tuohy 31
    4 Bryce Gibbs 30
    19 Liam Sumner 27
    23 Jacob Weitering 22
    39 Dale Thomas 15
    28 David Cuningham 15
    27 Dennis Armfield 14
    7 Dylan Buckley 14
    2 Jack Silvagni 13
    43 Simon White 13
    8 Matthew Kreuzer 12
    11 Sam Kerridge 12
    17 Sam Rowe 11
    15 Sam Docherty 9
    41 Levi Casboult 8
    20 Lachie Plowman 4
    14 Liam Jones 4
    34 Andrew Phillips 3

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  2. Half Time

    Essendon 8.9.57
    lead
    Carlton 5.8.38

    Essendon
    6 Joe Daniher 77
    7 Zach Merrett 68
    47 James Kelly 64
    9 Brendon Goddard 63
    49 Matt Dea 62
    30 Kyle Langford 52
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 49
    24 Craig Bird 47
    36 Michael Hartley 46
    33 Jayden Laverde 40
    8 Martin Gleeson 39
    44 Shaun McKernan 37
    3 Darcy Parish 33
    11 David Zaharakis 32
    29 Patrick Ambrose 32
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 31
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 27
    28 Mitch Brown 23
    20 Jackson Merrett 22
    34 Jake Long 21
    38 Nick Kommer 18
    45 Conor McKenna 14

    Carlton
    9 Patrick Cripps 73
    46 Matthew Wright 70
    6 Kade Simpson 61
    42 Zach Tuohy 57
    4 Bryce Gibbs 47
    23 Jacob Weitering 41
    15 Sam Docherty 41
    8 Matthew Kreuzer 40
    32 Nick Graham 39
    11 Sam Kerridge 35
    43 Simon White 33
    19 Liam Sumner 29
    34 Andrew Phillips 22
    17 Sam Rowe 22
    7 Dylan Buckley 20
    28 David Cuningham 19
    27 Dennis Armfield 18
    2 Jack Silvagni 18
    39 Dale Thomas 17
    20 Lachie Plowman 9
    14 Liam Jones 8
    41 Levi Casboult 7

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  3. THREE QUARTER TIME

    Essendon 14.11. 95
    lead
    Carlton 6.12. 48

    6 Joe Daniher 116
    7 Zach Merrett 105
    49 Matt Dea 99
    47 James Kelly 94
    9 Brendon Goddard 80
    24 Craig Bird 80
    30 Kyle Langford 74
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 73
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 67
    11 David Zaharakis 65
    33 Jayden Laverde 62
    3 Darcy Parish 61
    36 Michael Hartley 56
    44 Shaun McKernan 56
    8 Martin Gleeson 52
    29 Patrick Ambrose 40
    45 Conor McKenna 38
    28 Mitch Brown 38
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 35
    20 Jackson Merrett 29
    38 Nick Kommer 28
    34 Jake Long 27

    CARLTON
    9 Patrick Cripps 100
    4 Bryce Gibbs 81
    46 Matthew Wright 81
    42 Zach Tuohy 81
    6 Kade Simpson 75
    8 Matthew Kreuzer 67
    15 Sam Docherty 67
    23 Jacob Weitering 58
    32 Nick Graham 51
    43 Simon White 47
    11 Sam Kerridge 46
    19 Liam Sumner 43
    7 Dylan Buckley 40
    28 David Cuningham 31
    17 Sam Rowe 31
    34 Andrew Phillips 29
    2 Jack Silvagni 26
    41 Levi Casboult 26
    39 Dale Thomas 25
    27 Dennis Armfield 20
    20 Lachie Plowman 19
    14 Liam Jones 19

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  4. Full Time

    Essendon 15.13.103
    defeated
    Carlton 10.19.79

    Essendon
    7 Zach Merrett 137
    6 Joe Daniher 130
    49 Matt Dea 120
    47 James Kelly 114
    9 Brendon Goddard 101
    24 Craig Bird 97
    30 Kyle Langford 96
    3 Darcy Parish 87
    11 David Zaharakis 87
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 85
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 79
    36 Michael Hartley 78
    44 Shaun McKernan 76
    33 Jayden Laverde 70
    28 Mitch Brown 66
    8 Martin Gleeson 59
    29 Patrick Ambrose 55
    45 Conor McKenna 53
    20 Jackson Merrett 48
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 45
    38 Nick Kommer 35
    34 Jake Long 32

    Carlton
    9 Patrick Cripps 137
    6 Kade Simpson 122
    46 Matthew Wright 109
    42 Zach Tuohy 107
    4 Bryce Gibbs 104
    15 Sam Docherty 99
    8 Matthew Kreuzer 77
    23 Jacob Weitering 73
    11 Sam Kerridge 70
    32 Nick Graham 67
    43 Simon White 63
    7 Dylan Buckley 60
    19 Liam Sumner 51
    34 Andrew Phillips 49
    39 Dale Thomas 46
    28 David Cuningham 44
    27 Dennis Armfield 43
    17 Sam Rowe 43
    41 Levi Casboult 39
    2 Jack Silvagni 38
    14 Liam Jones 34
    20 Lachie Plowman 30

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