Game Chat – Essendon v Melbourne

Written by Thommo on July 11 2015

One team has hit rock bottom, the other team has just returned from there. This game was meant to be a stepping stone on Essendon’s path to the finals but after the 110 point hiding handed out by St Kilda last week, the Bombers are no longer talking finals. They need a win badly to release the pressure that is building at the club.

Melbourne is an enigma, playing beautiful football one week and producing rubbish the next. Obviously inconsistency is expected from a young side, but Paul Roos will accept nothing but victory today.

Essendon will miss Jobe Watson’s leadership now that injury has ended his season.

Thommo’s tip: Melbourne by 12 points.

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  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Essendon: Ben Howlett, David Zaharakis, Shaun Edwards
    Substitute: Jason Ashby

    Melbourne: Dom Tyson, Aaron vandenBerg, James Harmes
    Substitute: Jay Kennedy-Harris

    Nice to see VDB back after injury

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  2. need to dump kavanagh to raise funds for a cripps – gaj upgrade in the near future, thinking of bringing in Daniel via Steele. My question is do you think Daniel will be the sub this week…thanks

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  3. Bugger this..just realised that I don’t have any non-playing players playing after Goldy so can’t VC loophole him! Bah! I have one player playing next game, might as well just whack the VC on Dahlhaus?!

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  4. QUARTER TIME
    Essendon 1.3 (9)
    Melbourne 1.3 (9)

    ESSENDON
    5 Brent Stanton 43
    26 Cale Hooker 41
    40 Ben Howlett 35
    42 James Gwilt 35
    9 Brendon Goddard 32
    21 Dyson Heppell 31
    20 Jackson Merrett 30
    7 Zach Merrett 21
    12 Mark Baguley 17
    18 Michael Hurley 16
    10 Nick O’Brien 15
    1 Michael Hibberd 14
    29 Patrick Ambrose 14
    25 Ariel Steinberg 13
    44 Shaun McKernan 13
    35 Martin Gleeson 11
    24 Alex Browne 10
    11 David Zaharakis 10
    19 Shaun Edwards 10
    33 Jayden Laverde 5
    6 Joe Daniher 2
    14 Jason Ashby 0 (SUB)

    MELBOURNE
    11 Max Gawn 64
    2 Nathan Jones 38
    25 Tom McDonald 37
    14 Lynden Dunn 32
    12 Dom Tyson 29
    20 Colin Garland 28
    18 Daniel Cross 23
    23 Bernie Vince 20
    37 Aaron Vandenberg 15
    10 Angus Brayshaw 15
    8 Heritier Lumumba 15
    36 Jeff Garlett 14
    38 Jeremy Howe 14
    1 Jesse Hogan 12
    7 Jack Viney 11
    39 Neville Jetta 10
    4 Jack Watts 9
    15 Billy Stretch 8
    43 James Harmes 8
    30 Alex Neal-Bullen 3
    24 Jay Kennedy-Harris 0 (SUB)
    6 Chris Dawes -1

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  5. HALF TIME
    Essendon 3.4 (22)
    Melbourne 3.9 (27)

    ESSENDON
    5 Brent Stanton 71
    21 Dyson Heppell 60
    18 Michael Hurley 56
    26 Cale Hooker 51
    20 Jackson Merrett 46
    42 James Gwilt 45
    9 Brendon Goddard 44
    40 Ben Howlett 43
    12 Mark Baguley 42
    7 Zach Merrett 41
    35 Martin Gleeson 38
    6 Joe Daniher 33
    25 Ariel Steinberg 31
    44 Shaun McKernan 27
    11 David Zaharakis 26
    24 Alex Browne 24 (SUBBED OFF)
    1 Michael Hibberd 24
    14 Jason Ashby 22 (SUBBED ON)
    10 Nick O’Brien 22
    33 Jayden Laverde 19
    29 Patrick Ambrose 19
    19 Shaun Edwards 18

    MELBOURNE
    11 Max Gawn 90
    2 Nathan Jones 64
    25 Tom McDonald 63
    23 Bernie Vince 59
    37 Aaron Vandenberg 54
    12 Dom Tyson 46
    14 Lynden Dunn 46
    38 Jeremy Howe 45
    20 Colin Garland 42
    18 Daniel Cross 39
    8 Heritier Lumumba 36
    36 Jeff Garlett 36
    4 Jack Watts 33
    43 James Harmes 29
    39 Neville Jetta 29
    30 Alex Neal-Bullen 27
    10 Angus Brayshaw 23
    7 Jack Viney 21
    1 Jesse Hogan 19
    6 Chris Dawes 17
    15 Billy Stretch 16
    24 Jay Kennedy-Harris 0 (SUB)

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  6. Hey fellas,

    whats with the single yellow stripe on the sleeve hem of both sides’ uniforms? and COME ON BJ! 30 needs a follow up of 100+!

    cheers!

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  7. THREE QUARTER TIME
    Essendon 9.7 (61)
    Melbourne 4.13 (37)

    ESSENDON
    21 Dyson Heppell 97
    6 Joe Daniher 96
    5 Brent Stanton 86
    18 Michael Hurley 79
    7 Zach Merrett 74
    20 Jackson Merrett 73
    9 Brendon Goddard 71
    40 Ben Howlett 67
    26 Cale Hooker 67
    12 Mark Baguley 67
    1 Michael Hibberd 64
    42 James Gwilt 52
    10 Nick O’Brien 51
    19 Shaun Edwards 51
    35 Martin Gleeson 48
    44 Shaun McKernan 48
    25 Ariel Steinberg 45
    11 David Zaharakis 43
    29 Patrick Ambrose 35
    24 Alex Browne 24 (SUBBED ON)
    33 Jayden Laverde 24
    14 Jason Ashby 23 (SUBBED OFF)

    MELBOURNE
    11 Max Gawn 114
    25 Tom McDonald 112
    2 Nathan Jones 80
    37 Aaron Vandenberg 70
    12 Dom Tyson 69
    23 Bernie Vince 64
    14 Lynden Dunn 62
    20 Colin Garland 61
    38 Jeremy Howe 55
    4 Jack Watts 54
    8 Heritier Lumumba 49
    36 Jeff Garlett 47
    30 Alex Neal-Bullen 46
    18 Daniel Cross 46
    1 Jesse Hogan 41
    43 James Harmes 39 (SUBBED OFF)
    7 Jack Viney 37
    10 Angus Brayshaw 36
    39 Neville Jetta 34
    6 Chris Dawes 33
    15 Billy Stretch 21
    24 Jay Kennedy-Harris 0 (SUBBED ON)

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  8. FULL TIME
    Essendon 10.9 (69)
    Melbourne 7.18 (60)

    ESSENDON
    18 Michael Hurley 129
    6 Joe Daniher 126
    5 Brent Stanton 113
    21 Dyson Heppell 111
    9 Brendon Goddard 104
    12 Mark Baguley 103
    26 Cale Hooker 87
    7 Zach Merrett 87
    42 James Gwilt 86
    10 Nick O’Brien 85
    1 Michael Hibberd 79
    20 Jackson Merrett 78
    40 Ben Howlett 74
    44 Shaun McKernan 74
    35 Martin Gleeson 70
    19 Shaun Edwards 55
    25 Ariel Steinberg 52
    11 David Zaharakis 52
    29 Patrick Ambrose 50
    14 Jason Ashby 39
    33 Jayden Laverde 37
    24 Alex Browne 23

    MELBOURNE
    11 Max Gawn 148
    25 Tom McDonald 139
    37 Aaron Vandenberg 94
    23 Bernie Vince 94
    2 Nathan Jones 92
    14 Lynden Dunn 89
    8 Heritier Lumumba 75
    1 Jesse Hogan 74
    18 Daniel Cross 73
    12 Dom Tyson 73
    4 Jack Watts 72
    38 Jeremy Howe 71
    36 Jeff Garlett 69
    39 Neville Jetta 63
    20 Colin Garland 61
    30 Alex Neal-Bullen 49
    7 Jack Viney 47
    6 Chris Dawes 45
    10 Angus Brayshaw 44
    43 James Harmes 37
    15 Billy Stretch 33
    24 Jay Kennedy-Harris 18

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