Game Chat – Essendon vs Hawthorn

Written by Thommo on May 5 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG at 2:10pm AEST

SUMMARY: Essendon has lost four of its past five games and its most recent two defeats have been shockers. Its best players are (mainly) out of form and it has been the focus of plenty of attention since its back-to-back losses to Collingwood and Melbourne. All of which will make sure the Hawks are on their toes for this clash in the traditional Saturday afternoon timeslot, given the Bombers regularly perform better when under the pump. Hawthorn, however, has had a much steadier start to the season than the underwhelming Bombers. The Hawks saw off St Kilda last week in Tasmania to post their fourth win of the season, and they sit in the top four heading into round seven. They are dangerous at ground level, their midfield is in form, and the club continues to blood its impressive youngsters alongside some of its remaining premiership heroes. It’s hard to see the Bombers picking up enough confidence after two drubbings to overcome the Hawks.

LAST FIVE TIMES
R1, 2017, Essendon 17.14 (116) d Hawthorn 12.19 (91) at the MCG
R12, 2016, Hawthorn 23.13 (151) d Essendon 6.7 (43) at Etihad Stadium
R13, 2015, Hawthorn 16.18 (114) d Essendon 11.10 (76) at the MCG
R2, 2015, Essendon 12.6 (78) d Hawthorn 11.10 (76) at the MCG
R2, 2014, Hawthorn 13.12 (90) d Essendon 12.14 (86) at Etihad Stadium

Thommo’s Tip: Hawthorn by 30 points.

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41 thoughts on “Game Chat – Essendon vs Hawthorn”

  1. Seriously hoping Guelfi isn’t a late in, I’m imagining 1000’s of Henry owners will be patiently awaiting final teams in the next hour!

    Including myself 😉

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      1. Didn’t their coach say he was super impressed with him. But they were giving him a rest this week, coz he’s had 3 games on a tight turn around with the Anzac game?

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  2. Essendon v Hawthorn at the MCG, 2.10pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES

    Essendon: Nil

    Hawthorn: Ricky Henderson (illness) replaced in the selected side by James Cousins

    FINAL INTERCHANGES

    Essendon: D.Zaharakis, D.Myers, J.Stringer, C.McKenna

    Hawthorn: D.Howe, B.Stratton, W.Langford, H.Morrison

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  3. Hey guys
    Murphy-Duman and
    Guelfi-Sicily
    Thumbs up Yes
    Thumbs down No
    Only going for league win
    Cheers

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    1. Being tagged by Cousins. Look for Zach to come into the game more in the second half though, can’t see Cousins keeping up with him for the whole game

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  4. 3QT…Hawthorn 67 lead Essendon 36

    M Hurley 82
    T Bellchambers 77
    A McGrath 76
    D Heppell 70
    J Stewart 68
    B Goddard 68
    D Zaharakis 66
    D Smith 66
    M Baguley 65
    B McNiece 57
    Z Merrett 56
    C McKenna 56
    C Hooker 54
    D Myers 49
    D Parish 43
    K Mutch 39
    J Laverde 36
    A Saad 35
    P Ambrose 35
    J Stringer 28
    J Daniher 24
    A M-Tipungwuti 18

    J Sicily 110
    T Mitchell 93
    J O’Meara 86
    B Hardwick 84
    J Roughead 82
    J Gunston 72
    R Burton 67
    B McEvoy 66
    B Whitecross 64
    L Breust 62
    I Smith 62
    L Shiels 62
    J Frawley 57
    T O’Brien 52
    S Burgoyne 51
    T Duryea 50
    J Impey 46
    J Cousins 38
    H Morrison 34
    B Stratton 27
    J Worpel 21
    D Howe 16

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  5. with 12mins til Olango plays …

    TU: Take Titch VC – 117 (Q4: 21mins)
    TD: Hold for SuperMaxi!

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      1. Its a tough one! I took Cogs 117 few weeks back and Fyfe went on to get 151, i said after that 130 minimum for VC. Decision decision…..

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        1. 127 in the end so not unhappy to take that. Gawn not so good against the Saints for some reason and has 3 sub-127 scores and 3 x 127+ scores this year, so it was a coin flip!

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  6. FT…. Hawthorn 90 def Essendon 67

    Tom Bellchambers 110
    Dyson Heppell 101
    Andrew McGrath 101
    Michael Hurley 96
    James Stewart 94
    David Zaharakis 90
    Devon Smith 89
    Brendon Goddard 88
    Cale Hooker 80
    Mark Baguley 77
    Zachary Merrett 71
    Conor McKenna 69
    Ben McNiece 69
    David Myers 67
    Darcy Parish 55
    Patrick Ambrose 53
    Kobe Mutch 52
    Adam Saad 46
    Jayden Laverde 43
    Jake Stringer 40
    Joe Daniher 37
    Anthony M-Tipungwuti 26

    James Sicily 144
    Tom Mitchell 126
    Jarryd Roughead 111
    Jaeger O’Meara 106
    Blake Hardwick 97
    Ben McEvoy 95
    Liam Shiels 94
    Luke Breust 89
    Isaac Smith 88
    Jack Gunston 85
    Ryan Burton 77
    Brendan Whitecross 76
    Taylor Duryea 76
    Shaun Burgoyne 70
    James Frawley 70
    Tim O’Brien 66
    Jarman Impey 57
    Harry Morrison 49
    James Cousins 44
    Benjamin Stratton 38
    James Worpel 33
    Daniel Howe 21

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  7. Went against the votes and brought Sicily in based on his and Heeney’s breakevens, and the plan to shuffle Sicily back 8n a week or two for Murray.

    Nice!

    Just missed locking in Titch by seconds, so Captain Gawn needs a big one.

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    1. Got burnt last week taking Mitchell’s score so will punt on Gawn this week.
      Traded in Macrae this week but did not put him as Vc

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