Game Chat – West Coast v Essendon

Written by Thommo on June 30 2016

Venue:  Domain Stadium at 8:10pm AEST

Last 5 times: 

R11, 2015, West Coast Eagles 14.12 (96) d Essendon 6.10 (46) at Domain Stadium
R21, 2014, Essendon 11.11 (77) d West Coast Eagles 11.8 (74) at Etihad Stadium
R20, 2013, West Coast Eagles 18.12 (120) d Essendon 9.13 (67) at Etihad Stadium
R14, 2013, Essendon 15.8 (98) d West Coast Eagles 13.13 (91) at Domain Stadium
R7, 2012, Essendon 16.17 (113) d West Coast Eagles 7.10 (52) at Etihad Stadium

Top SC scorers from last match:

  • West Coast: Natanui 147, Priddis 115, LeCras 103, Gaff 100 
  • Essendon: Z.Merrett 130, Goddard 96, Baguley 91 

Ins/Outs:

West Coast

  • In: Mitch Brown, Scott Lycett, Jackson Nelson, Patrick McGinnity
  • Out: Fraser McInnes (Om.), Jack Redden (Om.), Josh Hill (Ill), Jonathan Giles (Om).

Essendon

  • In: Matt Dea
  • Out: Patrick Ambrose (Back)

Game notes: While the Eagles have not yet defeated a fellow top 8 side in 2016, they have not lost a game to a team outside the top 8 either, so there is no prize for predicting the outcome of this match. The omission of Redden indicates that Simpson has lost patience with his side so expect a large margin as West Coast builds towards finals.

The Bombers are claiming they can win another match this season and the top-up players will be seeking to impress Woosha to earn a new contract for next year. Will their efforts be enough to come close to upsetting West Coast at home?

The 6 Points

1. The last time these sides met Essendon managed only three goals in the first half, six for the game, had 20 fewer inside 50s and 10 fewer scoring shots. But the Bombers had more disposals (413-362) and took more marks (120-88).

2. West Coast is ranked third for marks inside 50 averaging 14.4 per game. Essendon has struggled in this area, ranked last with only 9.4 per game.

3. The Bombers continue to be a high-disposal side, ranked second in the AFL averaging 393.7 per game. They are also ranked second for uncontested possessions with 264.6 per game.

4. West Coast has dominated Essendon at Domain Stadium, winning 15 games to three, including nine of the last 10. The Bombers have lost their last 10 games interstate and haven’t won since 2014 in Adelaide.

5. There is a big difference between the two teams in scoring. West Coast is ranked third for goals per game with 15.1 while Essendon is last with 8.5. The Bombers are the only team under 10 goals per game.

6. West Coast has two of the top-12 key forwards in the AFL Player Ratings in Josh Kennedy (35 overall) and Jack Darling (110). The Bombers’ highest-ranked key forward is Joe Daniher. He is 25th among key forwards and 256th overall.

Thommo’s tip: West Coast by 100 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. Looking to go GAJ as VC (into Gawn as C if needed). However, last minute vote on possible Priddis VC who except for broken nose in Rnd 13 should be set for a big game.

    TU: Stick with GAJ as VC – should go large 130+
    TD: Go Priddis into GAJ.

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  2. Is anyone else considering a sneaky VC on Priddis? Am I missing a reason not to have a crack at a great start to the weekend? Granted his form has not been great, but he does have the ability to go huge. Who is tagging for the Dons?

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    1. JD – i think me and you must have posted at the same time! I have a good feeling about Priddis, but just worry about his snoz after him breaking it a couple of weeks ago.

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      1. Hey Andy B,
        Always good to get a reply from long term regulars at SCT. My gut feel is that Priddis is that over the weekend he is one of a few with the potential to go 150+. The other potentials are: JJk; Pendles; GAJ; Gawn; or maybe Hannerbery/Parker. I think it is worth a punt.

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        1. JD. I backed you in and went against the votes above. Here’s hoping Priddis goes 180! My opponent in cash league Brown Shorts has also went Priddis as VC, so good defensive option if nothing else!

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          1. lol, just don’t blame me if it goes astray. I have also taken the chance based on the probability that it will be a great POD if it comes off. C will probably be on GAJ.

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              1. Yep, not looking good so far. 1 mark, 1 kick, 1 inside 50, 2 clearances, 2 hand passes, 1 tackle; and no clangers = 10 pts? I must be watching a different game.

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  3. Quarter Time

    West Coast Eagles 3.4.22
    lead
    Essendon 4.1.25

    West Coast Eagles
    7 Chris Masten 40
    20 Jeremy McGovern 34
    25 Shannon Hurn 32
    34 Mark Hutchings 31
    27 Jack Darling 27
    3 Andrew Gaff 25
    13 Luke Shuey 21
    35 Patrick McGinnity 21
    17 Josh J. Kennedy 20
    31 Will Schofield 19
    12 Sharrod Wellingham 18
    2 Mark LeCras 17
    29 Scott Lycett 16
    1 Mitchell Brown 15
    15 Jamie Cripps 14
    5 Brad Sheppard 13
    37 Thomas Barrass 13
    23 Lewis Jetta 10
    11 Matt Priddis 10
    26 Sam Butler 10
    6 Elliot Yeo 7
    30 Jackson Nelson 4

    Essendon
    24 Craig Bird 40
    7 Zach Merrett 38
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 29
    42 James Gwilt 28
    47 James Kelly 24
    8 Martin Gleeson 24
    11 David Zaharakis 22
    9 Brendon Goddard 21
    6 Joe Daniher 21
    28 Mitch Brown 21
    41 Will Hams 21
    49 Matt Dea 18
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 17
    13 Orazio Fantasia 14
    36 Michael Hartley 13
    3 Darcy Parish 12
    53 Mark Jamar 12
    48 Mathew Stokes 11
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 9
    20 Jackson Merrett 8
    17 Adam Cooney 7
    14 Jason Ashby -1

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  4. Half Time

    West Coast Eagles 8.5.53
    lead
    Essendon 5.5.35

    West Coast Eagles
    20 Jeremy McGovern 62
    11 Matt Priddis 61
    34 Mark Hutchings 59
    7 Chris Masten 58
    3 Andrew Gaff 55
    29 Scott Lycett 51
    13 Luke Shuey 49
    35 Patrick McGinnity 47
    17 Josh J. Kennedy 45
    25 Shannon Hurn 44
    27 Jack Darling 41
    37 Thomas Barrass 34
    6 Elliot Yeo 33
    2 Mark LeCras 30
    31 Will Schofield 30
    5 Brad Sheppard 28
    23 Lewis Jetta 28
    12 Sharrod Wellingham 28
    15 Jamie Cripps 27
    1 Mitchell Brown 26
    30 Jackson Nelson 24
    26 Sam Butler 22

    Essendon
    24 Craig Bird 63
    7 Zach Merrett 60
    47 James Kelly 54
    8 Martin Gleeson 52
    20 Jackson Merrett 46
    42 James Gwilt 46
    28 Mitch Brown 39
    9 Brendon Goddard 36
    6 Joe Daniher 35
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 34
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 29
    53 Mark Jamar 29
    49 Matt Dea 29
    41 Will Hams 26
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 25
    13 Orazio Fantasia 25
    17 Adam Cooney 23
    36 Michael Hartley 22
    11 David Zaharakis 21
    3 Darcy Parish 20
    14 Jason Ashby 14
    48 Mathew Stokes 13

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  5. Three Quarter Time

    West Coast 11.7.73
    lead
    Essendon 5.9.39

    West Coast
    11 Matt Priddis 95
    7 Chris Masten 86
    13 Luke Shuey 83
    3 Andrew Gaff 82
    20 Jeremy McGovern 80
    29 Scott Lycett 78
    34 Mark Hutchings 73
    25 Shannon Hurn 69
    17 Josh J. Kennedy 66
    35 Patrick McGinnity 66
    27 Jack Darling 65
    2 Mark LeCras 53
    6 Elliot Yeo 51
    15 Jamie Cripps 48
    37 Thomas Barrass 46
    12 Sharrod Wellingham 42
    5 Brad Sheppard 38
    23 Lewis Jetta 38
    31 Will Schofield 36
    26 Sam Butler 34
    1 Mitchell Brown 33
    30 Jackson Nelson 29

    Essendon
    24 Craig Bird 91
    7 Zach Merrett 91
    47 James Kelly 89
    20 Jackson Merrett 72
    8 Martin Gleeson 69
    9 Brendon Goddard 67
    49 Matt Dea 62
    42 James Gwilt 61
    6 Joe Daniher 58
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 55
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 46
    28 Mitch Brown 46
    17 Adam Cooney 43
    3 Darcy Parish 43
    36 Michael Hartley 40
    41 Will Hams 34
    13 Orazio Fantasia 33
    53 Mark Jamar 32
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 30
    11 David Zaharakis 29
    48 Mathew Stokes 27
    14 Jason Ashby 24

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  6. After a 4 goal first Qtr, Essendon went into the first break with the lead before the wheels fell off. They only managed another 3 goals to the Eagles 17 from that point on.

    Full Time

    West Coast Eagles 20.10.130
    defeated
    Essendon 7.10.52

    Pre-Scale Scores

    West Coast Eagles
    3 Andrew Gaff 120
    11 Matt Priddis 118
    13 Luke Shuey 109
    7 Chris Masten 107
    34 Mark Hutchings 105
    20 Jeremy McGovern 104
    35 Patrick McGinnity 98
    29 Scott Lycett 98
    25 Shannon Hurn 98
    6 Elliot Yeo 79
    15 Jamie Cripps 79
    2 Mark LeCras 79
    27 Jack Darling 78
    17 Josh J. Kennedy 76
    37 Thomas Barrass 66
    12 Sharrod Wellingham 62
    31 Will Schofield 58
    5 Brad Sheppard 55
    30 Jackson Nelson 55
    23 Lewis Jetta 52
    1 Mitchell Brown 46
    26 Sam Butler 45

    Essendon
    7 Zach Merrett 117
    24 Craig Bird 112
    47 James Kelly 108
    9 Brendon Goddard 93
    20 Jackson Merrett 91
    8 Martin Gleeson 91
    6 Joe Daniher 78
    42 James Gwilt 77
    49 Matt Dea 73
    15 Courtenay Dempsey 68
    22 Matthew Leuenberger 59
    28 Mitch Brown 52
    17 Adam Cooney 51
    3 Darcy Parish 51
    13 Orazio Fantasia 51
    11 David Zaharakis 50
    36 Michael Hartley 48
    41 Will Hams 42
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 38
    48 Mathew Stokes 37
    53 Mark Jamar 36
    14 Jason Ashby 35

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  7. T/U Take Priddis 120 odd
    T/D Run with GAJ or Hanners, pls comment for which of the latter pair.
    Thanks ladies and gentleman!

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  8. Get hanks for the updates tonight guys. Big shout out to Paddy McGinnity. Every eagle fan I know thinks he is the worst on the list. I quiet like him as he gives 110% every single time he plays and has such a passion for the club. Close to BOG tonight. After working his ass off all preseason and year in the WAFL he finally got a call up tonight and took his chance! No way you can get dropped on that performance! Well done!

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        1. I wish Thommo. Didn’t even get to the game which is a shame as they had the 2006 premiership team there. Our little boy has arrived a bit early so is in neonatal for a while, have had a fair few late night so am a bit tired.

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      1. Kennedy sore or what? Didnt want to mark out in front didnt lay a tackle and spent the last 10 minutes on the bench. Hope his elbow hasnt flared up again

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          1. He still played well just a bit concerned as we play North Melbourne next week,hope he bounces back and has a good crack at the coleman thats all

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Game Chat – West Coast v Essendon

Written by Thommo on June 13 2015

West Coast return home to face Essendon and will be looking to make amends for both their loss to North Melbourne last week and for their inaccurate kicking. Essendon are struggling for form and won’t have enjoyed setting records of the bad variety against Geelong last week. They will welcome back Watson and have shown Bellchambers the door.

Yeo plays his 50th game for the Eagles and Shaun Edwards debuts for the Dons.

Thommo’s tip: West Coast by 50 points.

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  1. No late changes. Sheed for WC, and Gleeson for the Bombers are the vested.
    Everyone must be watching the Suns-Freo thriller, its that quiet in here!

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  2. I do not like getting a 400 error from the supercoach site when I still need to make a trade! Waiting on lineups for Sydney match, would like the site to work….a lot!

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  3. Quick question – I’ve got 9 available kids this week, Boston on the bench as emergency. Can I get his score by putting McKenzie on for Dumont?

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  4. QUARTER TIME
    West Coast 2.5 (17)
    Essendon 2.0 (12)

    WEST COAST
    2 Mark LeCras 32
    12 Sharrod Wellingham 29
    5 Brad Sheppard 27
    3 Andrew Gaff 25
    13 Luke Shuey 23
    9 Nic Naitanui 23
    11 Matt Priddis 21
    10 Scott Selwood 21
    22 Callum Sinclair 19
    31 Will Schofield 19
    15 Jamie Cripps 18
    20 Jeremy McGovern 18
    25 Shannon Hurn 18
    7 Chris Masten 17
    6 Elliot Yeo 13
    33 Josh Hill 12
    17 Josh J. Kennedy 12
    14 Liam Duggan 12
    18 Xavier Ellis 11
    27 Jack Darling 7
    26 Sam Butler 7
    4 Dom Sheed 0 (SUB)

    ESSENDON
    21 Dyson Heppell 50
    5 Brent Stanton 32
    18 Michael Hurley 31
    4 Jobe Watson 30
    7 Zach Merrett 29
    17 Jake Melksham 28
    26 Cale Hooker 27
    1 Michael Hibberd 27
    9 Brendon Goddard 23
    6 Joe Daniher 21
    12 Mark Baguley 20
    3 Paul Chapman 19
    19 Shaun Edwards 17
    42 James Gwilt 16
    13 Adam Cooney 13
    46 Orazio Fantasia 12
    28 Elliott Kavanagh 11
    40 Ben Howlett 10
    32 Travis Colyer 6
    22 Jake Carlisle 5
    29 Patrick Ambrose 5
    35 Martin Gleeson 0 (SUB)

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  5. HALF TIME
    West Coast 7.7 (49)
    Essendon 3.2 (20)

    WEST COAST
    9 Nic Naitanui 67
    22 Callum Sinclair 62
    2 Mark LeCras 62
    11 Matt Priddis 56
    15 Jamie Cripps 55
    3 Andrew Gaff 52
    10 Scott Selwood 47
    13 Luke Shuey 38
    5 Brad Sheppard 36
    17 Josh J. Kennedy 35
    7 Chris Masten 34
    31 Will Schofield 34
    26 Sam Butler 33
    12 Sharrod Wellingham 33
    27 Jack Darling 31
    6 Elliot Yeo 30
    25 Shannon Hurn 28
    33 Josh Hill 23
    14 Liam Duggan 22
    20 Jeremy McGovern 17
    18 Xavier Ellis 14
    4 Dom Sheed 0 (SUB)

    ESSENDON
    5 Brent Stanton 71
    7 Zach Merrett 70
    21 Dyson Heppell 68
    4 Jobe Watson 54
    9 Brendon Goddard 49
    19 Shaun Edwards 47
    12 Mark Baguley 45
    18 Michael Hurley 45
    26 Cale Hooker 43
    1 Michael Hibberd 43
    17 Jake Melksham 39
    3 Paul Chapman 38
    13 Adam Cooney 36
    42 James Gwilt 35
    29 Patrick Ambrose 35
    6 Joe Daniher 26
    40 Ben Howlett 22
    46 Orazio Fantasia 20
    32 Travis Colyer 17
    28 Elliott Kavanagh 16
    22 Jake Carlisle 10
    35 Martin Gleeson 0 (SUB)

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  6. Got lazy for the first time this afternoon and didnt follow up on Fyfe’s huge VC score. Now i need Priddis to go 152 to justify my laziness as a master stroke

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  7. THREE QUARTER TIME
    West Coast 9.8 (62)
    Essendon 5.7 (37)

    WEST COAST
    9 Nic Naitanui 115
    3 Andrew Gaff 83
    11 Matt Priddis 77
    22 Callum Sinclair 72
    2 Mark LeCras 72
    15 Jamie Cripps 71
    10 Scott Selwood 71
    5 Brad Sheppard 57
    13 Luke Shuey 57
    27 Jack Darling 54
    31 Will Schofield 52
    12 Sharrod Wellingham 49
    33 Josh Hill 44
    26 Sam Butler 44
    6 Elliot Yeo 43
    17 Josh J. Kennedy 43
    25 Shannon Hurn 41
    7 Chris Masten 39
    20 Jeremy McGovern 38
    18 Xavier Ellis 36
    14 Liam Duggan 29
    4 Dom Sheed 0 (SUB)

    ESSENDON
    5 Brent Stanton 110
    7 Zach Merrett 101
    21 Dyson Heppell 98
    4 Jobe Watson 80
    26 Cale Hooker 78
    1 Michael Hibberd 76
    9 Brendon Goddard 75
    18 Michael Hurley 64
    17 Jake Melksham 63
    42 James Gwilt 57
    19 Shaun Edwards 57
    40 Ben Howlett 56
    12 Mark Baguley 54
    13 Adam Cooney 49
    29 Patrick Ambrose 46
    6 Joe Daniher 41
    3 Paul Chapman 41 (SUBBED OFF)
    46 Orazio Fantasia 34
    28 Elliott Kavanagh 33
    32 Travis Colyer 26
    22 Jake Carlisle 22
    35 Martin Gleeson 13 (SUBBED ON)

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  8. FULL TIME
    West Coast 14.12 (90)
    Essendon 6.10 (46)

    WEST COAST
    9 Nic Naitanui 146
    11 Matt Priddis 113
    2 Mark LeCras 104
    3 Andrew Gaff 101
    22 Callum Sinclair 101
    15 Jamie Cripps 95
    13 Luke Shuey 82
    10 Scott Selwood 81
    17 Josh J. Kennedy 75
    31 Will Schofield 75
    33 Josh Hill 73
    5 Brad Sheppard 71
    27 Jack Darling 67
    26 Sam Butler 63
    7 Chris Masten 60
    6 Elliot Yeo 60
    12 Sharrod Wellingham 57
    25 Shannon Hurn 55
    18 Xavier Ellis 50
    20 Jeremy McGovern 45
    14 Liam Duggan 38
    4 Dom Sheed 3

    ESSENDON
    5 Brent Stanton 139
    7 Zach Merrett 128
    21 Dyson Heppell 127
    4 Jobe Watson 103
    26 Cale Hooker 99
    9 Brendon Goddard 97
    1 Michael Hibberd 93
    12 Mark Baguley 89
    18 Michael Hurley 84
    19 Shaun Edwards 76
    17 Jake Melksham 75
    42 James Gwilt 75
    40 Ben Howlett 71
    13 Adam Cooney 58
    6 Joe Daniher 56
    46 Orazio Fantasia 53
    29 Patrick Ambrose 53
    28 Elliott Kavanagh 48
    3 Paul Chapman 46
    32 Travis Colyer 30
    22 Jake Carlisle 26
    35 Martin Gleeson 25

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