Game Chat – Essendon v St Kilda

Written by Thommo on July 10 2016

Venue:  Etihad Stadium at 4:40pm.

Last 5 times: 

R9, 2016, St Kilda 16.13 (109) d Essendon 9.9 (63) at Etihad Stadium
R14, 2015, St Kilda 25.12 (162) d Essendon 8.4 (52) at Etihad Stadium
R5, 2015, Essendon 11.16 (82) d St Kilda 11.14 (80) at Etihad Stadium
R5, 2014, St Kilda 11.15 (81) d Essendon 9.11 (65) at Etihad Stadium
R4, 2013, Essendon 19.14 (128) d St Kilda 13.13 (91) at Etihad Stadium

Top SC scorers from last match:

  • Essendon: Dea 126, Cooney 118, Kelly 113, Goddard 101
  • St Kilda: Ross 152, Steven 148, Riewoldt 117, Bruce 107

Ins/Outs:

Essendon

  • In: Sam Michael, Patrick Ambrose, Shaun McKernan, Kyle Langford, Jaydyn Laverde, Conor McKenna
  • Out: David Zaharakis (Susp.), Jason Ashby (Om.), Matthew Leuenberger  (Knee), Jackson Merrett (Om.), Matthew Stokes  (Groin), Mark Jamar (Susp.)

St Kilda

  • In: Sean Dempster, Nathan Wright, Daniel McKenzie
  • Out: Tom Lee (Om.), Paddy McCartin (Concussion), Jack Lonie (Om.)

Game notes: These two teams only faced off 7 weeks ago when St Kilda won by 46 points, so a different result seems unlikely. Essendon have proven time and again that they can match it with other teams for a quarter or a half but not for a full match. The loss of Zaharakis to suspension is only going to make a win less likely today.

By defeating Geelong, St Kilda proved they can match it with the big boys and they will be smarting after the disappointing loss to Gold Coast so expect them to bounce back hard this week.

The 6 Points

1. Last time these two sides met in round nine, Essendon remained competitive until half-time when it trailed by only 10 points. But Josh Bruce proved to be the difference as he led the Saints to a seven-goal-to-three third quarter. Bruce finished with a bag of five goals and has 10 in total in the past two matches against the Bombers.

2. The Saints’ season of highs and lows continued last week, dropping to a loss to Gold Coast following their stirring win over Geelong the previous week. They have fallen to defeats of 40 or more points in five of their eight losses this season.

3. St Kilda has had the better of Essendon in recent times, accumulating wins in three of the past four clashes between the two sides as well as four of the last six since 2012. Essendon has been unable to kick more than 100 points in an outing against the Saints since round four, 2013.

4. The Bombers’ struggles to score is highlighted by the fact that they’re averaging just 59 points a game, which is the lowest of any side since 1961, with the exception of GWS’ first season in 2012. They remain anchored to the bottom of the ladder for points scored and for marks inside 50.

5. Essendon holds a 12-to-9 win advantage over St Kilda in their 21 encounters at Etihad Stadium. However, the Bombers have not enjoyed being under the roof in recent times, losing all four of their games at the venue this year and their last 10 in total.

6. St Kilda midfielder Jack Steven continues to charge up the AFL Player Ratings board. The star Saint started the season ranked at No.65 but is now placed at No.14 after a terrific run of form.

Thommo’s tip:  St Kilda by 48 points.

While we do our best to update posts with end of quarter scores, we aren’t always online so if you have access to the scores and see they haven’t gone into the Comments section of this post, the Community would love it if you could help us out.

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  1. Quarter time…St Kilda 4.3.27 lead Essendon 2.3.15

    ST KILDA
    12 Nick Riewoldt 38
    16 Jack Newnes 36
    3 Jack Steven 34
    11 Leigh Montagna 32
    17 Dylan Roberton 31
    6 Seb Ross 31
    1 Tom Hickey 27
    20 David Armitage 25
    14 Jarryn Geary 23
    34 Nathan Wright 19
    22 Jade Gresham 15
    8 Blake Acres 14
    36 Daniel McKenzie 14
    41 Darren Minchington 11
    28 Tim Membrey 11
    21 Luke Delaney 10
    24 Sean Dempster 9
    27 Josh Bruce 9
    5 Shane Savage 8
    7 Luke Dunstan 7
    44 Maverick Weller 3
    19 Sam Gilbert 2

    ESSENDON
    30 Kyle Langford 34
    7 Zach Merrett 34
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 33
    47 James Kelly 30
    36 Michael Hartley 27
    8 Martin Gleeson 26
    17 Adam Cooney 26
    33 Jayden Laverde 25
    43 A. M-Tipungwuti 25
    9 Brendon Goddard 24
    42 James Gwilt 19
    49 Matt Dea 19
    45 Conor McKenna 19
    29 Patrick Ambrose 16
    3 Darcy Parish 15
    28 Mitch W. Brown 15
    13 Orazio Fantasia 12
    56 Sam Michael 10
    6 Joe Daniher 10
    24 Craig Bird 8
    41 Will Hams 7
    44 Shaun McKernan 5

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  2. Halftime…..St Kilda 8.5.53 lead Essendon 6.7.43

    ESSENDON
    7 Zach Merrett 69
    43 A. M-Tipungwuti 60
    36 Michael Hartley 54
    17 Adam Cooney 50
    13 Orazio Fantasia 49
    9 Brendon Goddard 48
    3 Darcy Parish 45
    47 James Kelly 42
    30 Kyle Langford 41
    42 James Gwilt 40
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 39
    28 Mitch W. Brown 32
    41 Will Hams 29
    29 Patrick Ambrose 29
    24 Craig Bird 27
    8 Martin Gleeson 27
    49 Matt Dea 26
    33 Jayden Laverde 25
    56 Sam Michael 24
    45 Conor McKenna 21
    44 Shaun McKernan 19
    6 Joe Daniher 15

    ST KILDA
    3 Jack Steven 77
    12 Nick Riewoldt 75
    6 Seb Ross 74
    16 Jack Newnes 59
    20 David Armitage 58
    17 Dylan Roberton 43
    11 Leigh Montagna 42
    14 Jarryn Geary 42
    7 Luke Dunstan 38
    1 Tom Hickey 36
    28 Tim Membrey 33
    36 Daniel McKenzie 29
    41 Darren Minchington 29
    34 Nathan Wright 28
    19 Sam Gilbert 28
    22 Jade Gresham 26
    8 Blake Acres 25
    5 Shane Savage 24
    21 Luke Delaney 24
    27 Josh Bruce 21
    44 Maverick Weller 16
    24 Sean Dempster 11

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  3. fulltime…..St Kilda 17.7.109 defeated Essendon 14.14.98….Jack Steven goes nuts, can Raj get to first place overall?????

    7 Zach Merrett 129
    36 Michael Hartley 111
    9 Brendon Goddard 108
    43 A. M-Tipungwuti 100
    17 Adam Cooney 88
    47 James Kelly 86
    13 Orazio Fantasia 85
    42 James Gwilt 81
    3 Darcy Parish 80
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 72
    28 Mitch W. Brown 71
    6 Joe Daniher 69
    41 Will Hams 64
    30 Kyle Langford 63
    24 Craig Bird 61
    49 Matt Dea 59
    33 Jayden Laverde 59
    44 Shaun McKernan 58
    8 Martin Gleeson 58
    56 Sam Michael 58
    29 Patrick Ambrose 45
    45 Conor McKenna 35

    ST KILDA
    3 Jack Steven 170
    6 Seb Ross 110
    12 Nick Riewoldt 105
    16 Jack Newnes 101
    28 Tim Membrey 99
    1 Tom Hickey 97
    20 David Armitage 96
    11 Leigh Montagna 85
    7 Luke Dunstan 81
    44 Maverick Weller 80
    17 Dylan Roberton 77
    14 Jarryn Geary 74
    22 Jade Gresham 67
    27 Josh Bruce 64
    41 Darren Minchington 62
    19 Sam Gilbert 55
    21 Luke Delaney 48
    34 Nathan Wright 47
    36 Daniel McKenzie 41
    5 Shane Savage 39
    8 Blake Acres 38
    24 Sean Dempster 24

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Game Chat – Essendon v St. Kilda

Written by MJ on March 7 2015

This one will be an interesting one purely on the fact that there will be players running around with jumper numbers in the 70s. Sam Michael will don the coveted #77 for the Red and Black. You’d be forgiven for not knowing more than a handful of names in the Bombers’ ranks today, as Paul Chapman babysits a bunch of teenagers this afternoon.

A second glimpse of the under-priced, Jack Steven ($455k MID) may firm him for selection. Hugh Goddard ($122k DEF) is a favourite for most and will be running around in the #33. Another big performance by Jack Newnes ($436k DEF) will have him become just about the most popular value-for-money defender.

Who are you watching, and who is firming for your round 1 side?

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  1. James Hird when asked who he thought could step up this season said ‘Elliott Kavanagh’. He is 145K mid & the previous # 19 draft pick in his last year could get a game with the Don’s with or without players being banned.
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/elliott-kavanagh-has-point-to-prove-after-failed-bid-to-leave-essendon/story-fni5f6kv-1227116860716

    Hird also mentioned Ashby & Gleeson off half bank showing good promise for the bombers fans.

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  2. Bombers fans – what’s your thoughts on Shaun Edwards as a cheap rookie defender this year? I liked what i saw when he played v Ireland the previous Aus v Ireland game & read he had trained hard. I was hoping Hird was going to talk him up pre-game, but he did not mention. Watching the game here, he is a very tidy player & has looked good. However, he appears to be missing a bit of mongrel in him & i’ve noticed him just stroll around even when ball is in the vicinity. Was really hoping he was going be my POD rookie. Any opinions out there on Shaun Edwards?

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  3. I had jack Steven and Ryan griffin both in my very first draft teams. They’ve been squeezed out over time, but based on their respective efforts today they might be going back in. Both are proven SC stars with huge ceilings and both are well unders for their scoring ability

    Also, really rated lonie’s game. Reckon he will play a lot of games this year

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  4. So hypothetically here, if Essendon have players banned and need top up players, like the ones today, will they be included into SC at the last minute? Because that could really change things up. It’ll be like GCS & GWS entering the comp.

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  5. Jack Steven — 124

    Jonathan Giles — 111

    Leigh Montagna — 110

    Marcus Marigliani — 107

    Jack Lonie — 105

    Jackson Merrett — 101

    Mitch Brown — 101

    Sebastian Ross — 88

    Josh Saunders — 86

    Cameron Shenton — 83

    Nick O’Brien — 83

    Jack Newnes — 81

    Clinton Jones — 80

    Shaun Edwards — 79

    Maverick Weller — 79

    Jarryn Geary — 79

    Luke Dunstan — 75

    James Magner — 74

    Ahmed Saad — 72

    Jason Ashby — 72

    David Armitage — 72

    Tim Membrey — 72

    Elliott Kavanagh — 71

    Martin Gleeson — 71

    Sean Dempster — 70

    Paul Chapman — 68

    Nathan Wright — 66

    Josh Freezer — 65

    James Polkinghorne — 61

    Darren Minchington — 61

    Luke Delaney — 60

    Hugh Goddard — 56

    Josh Bruce — 56

    Shaun McKernan — 55

    Lauchlan Dalgleish — 52

    Jack Sinclair — 47

    Eli Templeton — 46

    Blake Acres — 46

    Jason Holmes — 40

    Kyle Langford — 37

    Jake Long — 37

    Anthony Tipungwuti — 35

    Sam Michael — 34

    Tom Hickey — 33

    Jared Petrenko — 33

    Billy Longer — 32

    Mitch Clisby — 30

    Conor McKenna — 30

    Jordan Schroder — 26

    Paddy McCartin — 25

    Aaron Heppell- 15

    Sam Tagliabue — 8

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  6. Goddamit Leigh. Had you last year and was stoked with the first part of the season until you burnt me after the bye rounds and I was stuck with you.

    Never again I said. But with scores of 100 and 110, $480k is tempting given some previous seasons…

    But you just can’t can you?

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  7. What kind of averages do we expect from players like wines/Prestia/Steven and rich
    Tossing up between
    T/U Rich/wines vs T/D Prestia/Steven

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