Game Chat – Essendon vs St Kilda

Written by Thommo on August 10 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Friday, 7:50pm AEST


Essendon’s loss to Hawthorn last week has all but ended its finals hopes. The Bombers played well against the Hawks in patches but couldn’t quite catch them despite a final-quarter run of goals. They now need to win their final three games – starting with St Kilda on Friday night at Etihad Stadium – and hope other teams contending for the top eight drop some games if they are to sneak into the finals. John Worsfold’s side will rue its start to the season, which looks set to cost it a September berth, but will be expected to comfortably beat the Saints. The Saints got off to a hot start last week against the Western Bulldogs and led by 28 points in the second quarter before falling away to a 35-point loss. Seb Ross was excellent with 40 disposals and three goals, while Jack Billings kicked 1.3 from 27 disposals to get back to some of his better form.

R17, 2017, Essendon 17.16 (118) d St Kilda 7.15 (57) at Etihad Stadium
R16, 2016, St Kilda 17.7 (109) d Essendon 14.14 (98) at Etihad Stadium
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

FD’s Tip: Essendon by 18 points.

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34 thoughts on “Game Chat – Essendon vs St Kilda”


    Essendon: Kyle Langford, Aaron Francis, Mark Baguley, Dyson Heppell
    St Kilda: Blake Acres, Nathan Freeman, David Armitage, Ben Paton


  2. whats going on with Howe
    broken leg
    got 1 trade left & he’s killn me
    if he’s com’n back next week I can trade Mirra to Kennedy for a def / mid swing with Brayshaw
    if not , its a str8 trade to Selwood
    arrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggg …


      1. late ? it was a calculated dog act from a third string player…saad was entitled to not expect that….3-4 given the result


        1. Agreed wighty a rediculous hit from a non talent. 3-4 weeks.
          Probably the best thing for him anyway won’t have to play with the rest of the crabs for 5 months


  3. this is a real eye opener in regards to the saints coaching staff ,
    Richo clearly has no idea , sitting on his hands the whole game ,
    with billings on the wing just watching since 1/4 time ,
    why wouldn’t Richo try him in the middle ,
    could have rotated 1/2 the team through the middle , on & off the bench n run the Bomers players ragged ,
    hardly made a positional change all game ,
    would be very disappointed if I was a Saints supporter ..



    DONS 122 vs SAINTS 79

    D.Heppell 139
    D.Myers 133
    A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 127
    Z.Merrett 120
    C.McKenna 113
    A.McGrath 110
    D.Smith 105
    K.Langford 103
    D.Parish 97
    A.Francis 86
    O.Fantasia 85
    M.Hurley 72
    J.Stringer 71
    D.Zaharakis 70
    T.Bellchambers 62
    M.Baguley 56
    M.Brown 55
    T.Colyer 45
    B.McNiece 42
    C.Hooker 38
    B.Goddard 9
    A.Saad 7

    S.Ross 153
    J.Steele 128
    J.Billings 107
    D.Armitage 102
    L.Pierce 98
    N.Freeman 84
    R.Marshall 78
    B.Acres 77
    J.Steven 73
    T.Membrey 69
    J.Lonie 66
    J.Carlisle 64
    J.Geary 63
    J.Sinclair 62
    J.Gresham 57
    D.McKenzie 56
    J.Webster 54
    J.Newnes 51
    B.Long 44
    B.Paton 33
    B.Rice 24
    N.Brown 11


  5. I set up the loophole with Hurley emergency using heron as my donut.

    Do I:

    TU: keep Hurley’s 72
    TD: roll the dice with Luke Ryan


    1. Further confirmation of not trading guns sideways…they are guns for a reason. I considered trading him too, but wouldnt have that one precious trade left if I make the GF, and after getting Lloyd next week.


  6. Another disappointing performance from Webster and he has just about been my worst selection of the year.

    Selected him in Rd17 as a D7 using my last trade and since then he has scored 79,0,0,70 and 54 which includes 2 donuts as I also have Sicily.

    Could have selected A Witherden instead who has scored 94,131,73,78 in the past month and I would have avoided 2 donuts.


  7. Managed to get to my first AFL in many years and it was a cracker! Sat next to a kiwi bloke for the game and he didn’t know a single thing about the game! Taught him the game and then got him to support the home crowd. Surprisingly more passionate than many other supporters and he still had no idea what was happening. Was a great night!


  8. We are RUBBISH. And with Hannebery deal all but done apparently, giving up pick 4 in the protracted trade, it looks like a few more years in the doldrums at least.
    Very depressing.
    Joey Montagna doesn’t rate a single player on our list as being even near elite potential. Reckons they all rate themselves highly though!
    Where do you start? Richo for one. And ffs don’t do the Hannebery deal.
    Was warned that Lethlean would likely destroy us. Looks like that’s playing out to a T.

    Rant over 🙂


    1. Why did you guys get Lethlean in? I never liked him when he was at the AFL (although his replacement in Hocking is even worse). I don’t know what it was about him… I guess he always just came across as a dickhead.

      Also, pick 4 is way too much for Hannebery. At this stage in his career he might be worth a late first-rounder, but not #4.



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