Game Chat – Fremantle v Essendon

Written by Thommo on August 17 2019

Where and when: Optus Stadium, Saturday August 17, 6.10pm AWST

What it means for Fremantle: The Dockers need to dust themselves off after the shattering loss to St Kilda because the finals door is still ajar. Win both of their remaining games and they could sneak in if results fall their way.

What it means for Essendon: One more win would secure September action but it’s about more than that for the Dons, who need to show some spirit and fight after horrendous losses to the Dogs and Power by a combined 163 points.

The stat: Essendon has lost on eight of the past nine trips west by an average of 47 points. The Dons’ sole win was by 28 points over West Coast last year.

The match-up: Nat Fyfe v Dyson Heppell

Heppell is stoically fighting on despite carrying a foot injury and the Bombers skipper could get the job on his Fremantle counterpart. Fyfe, the game’s best onballer according to AFL Player Ratings, is coming off a monster 35 disposals, 11 inside 50s and two goals and could join elite company as a dual Brownlow medallist with a big finish to the season.

It’s a big week for: John Worsfold

The Bombers coach is back under the blowtorch after consecutive poundings and if his injury-ravaged side slips out of the top eight by the end of round 23 Worsfold could face serious pressure on his position. He needs one more win to qualify for finals and keep the wolves from the door.

Thommo’s Tip: Essendon by 10 points.


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22 thoughts on “Game Chat – Fremantle v Essendon”

    Fremantle: Nil
    Essendon: Cale Hooker (groin soreness) replaced in selected side by Brandon Zerk-Thatcher

    Fremantle: Brandon Matera, Reece Conca, Andrew Brayshaw, Mitch Crowden
    Essendon: Andrew McGrath, Kyle Langford, Aaron Francis, Brayden Ham


      1. cheers mate
        i’ll check it out
        its motorcycles equivalent to the F1 grand Prix racing
        these guys are the most fearless athletes in the world by far
        i would say its probably
        20 pts for 1st
        19 for 2nd
        18 for 3rd
        all the way down to 20th
        with a salary cap for your squad


        1. PJ. If it eases your suspicion, I’ve been playing sportsdeck dream team for years & haven’t had any problems at all. Currently playing both the normal fantasy one and also the cash game one. The cash game one is picking a daily fantasy game and is free to enter and if you place well you get a few dollars etc. Worth giving a crack


  2. 1/2 time

    E. Langdon 65
    D. Parish 64
    S. Darcy 64
    D. Shiel 61
    M. Walters 56
    A. Saad 58
    J. Hamling 53
    S. McKernan 55
    E. Hughes 48
    C. McKenna 53
    S. Switkowski 47
    J. Stringer 50
    T. Duman 44
    Z. Merrett 43
    N. Fyfe 44
    A. McDonald-Tipungwuti 43
    D. Mundy 43
    B. Zerk-Thatcher 41
    M. Crowden 42
    Z. Clarke 35
    A. Sandilands 40
    D. Heppell 35
    C. McCarthy 39
    O. Fantasia 35
    G. Logue 35
    M. Brown 29
    B. Matera 35
    A. Francis 29
    B. Hill 34
    M. Hurley 27
    R. Conca 33
    K. Langford 26
    A. Cerra 25
    A. McGrath 25
    D. Tucker 22
    M. Redman 24
    A. Brayshaw 22
    M. Gleeson 23
    C. Blakely 20
    B. Ham 22
    H. Ballantyne 19
    D. Zaharakis 15
    L. Schultz 14
    P. Ambrose 13


  3. 3/4time

    M. Walters 90
    A. Saad 96
    E. Langdon 88
    D. Parish 89
    S. Darcy 88
    D. Shiel 89
    A. Sandilands 78
    S. McKernan 68
    D. Mundy 68
    C. McKenna 67
    E. Hughes 66
    Z. Merrett 66
    J. Hamling 65
    J. Stringer 60
    T. Duman 64
    D. Heppell 57
    S. Switkowski 63
    O. Fantasia 52
    N. Fyfe 63
    M. Brown 50
    M. Crowden 53
    A. McDonald-Tipungwuti 50
    C. McCarthy 50
    A. McGrath 49
    D. Tucker 49
    B. Zerk-Thatcher 49
    R. Conca 47
    Z. Clarke 48
    A. Cerra 44
    M. Redman 46
    B. Matera 43
    M. Hurley 45
    B. Hill 38
    K. Langford 38
    H. Ballantyne 37
    M. Gleeson 37
    G. Logue 34
    B. Ham 36
    L. Schultz 34
    A. Francis 34
    A. Brayshaw 33
    P. Ambrose 21
    C. Blakely 27
    D. Zaharakis 16


  4. final

    M. Walters 122
    A. Saad 116
    E. Langdon 115
    D. Shiel 115
    S. Darcy 111
    D. Parish 106
    A. Sandilands 105
    Z. Merrett 101
    N. Fyfe 97
    C. McKenna 92
    D. Mundy 91
    D. Heppell 84
    T. Duman 87
    S. McKernan 83
    E. Hughes 87
    M. Brown 80
    S. Switkowski 83
    M. Redman 77
    J. Hamling 77
    A. McDonald-Tipungwuti 74
    A. Cerra 77
    J. Stringer 73
    C. McCarthy 71
    Z. Clarke 71
    R. Conca70
    K. Langford 66
    M. Crowden 69
    A. McGrath 60
    B. Matera 63
    M. Gleeson 60
    D. Tucker 58
    O. Fantasia 60
    B. Hill 58
    M. Hurley 59
    H. Ballantyne 56
    B. Zerk-Thatcher 58
    G. Logue 54
    A. Francis 53
    A. Brayshaw 52
    B. Ham 46
    C. Blakely 41
    P. Ambrose 27
    L. Schultz 37
    D. Zaharakis 18



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