Where and when: Optus Stadium, Saturday 5th June at 7:40pm (AEST)
Last time they met: R13 2020: Richmond 10.13 (73) def Essendon 10.1 (61) in Darwin
Recent record: Richmond 5 – Essendon 0
Match Preview: Tonight’s match should help to judge where these two teams are at. The Bombers have looked amazing at times this season with their pressure and foot speed running rings around other teams. Their young players could be anything and things are finally looking up after a poor few years. However, as is expected with young teams, the Bombers can leak goals at times and they have lost a few disappointing games.
Similarly, the Tigers have looked very poor at times in 2o21 but that is understandable given their multiple key injuries. While they are off the pace right now, they are within striking distance of the top 8 and have recovered some important players. That said, Richmond need to start winning matches like this or their dream of a three-peat will soon be over.
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76 thoughts on “Game Chat – Essendon vs Richmond”
Looking like Ambrose and Rioli the subs in this one
Thanks Macca, I completely forgot to post them.
FINAL TEAMS | No late changes
Patrick Ambrose (ESS) and Daniel Rioli (RICH) are the medical subs.
Got more players in this one than I expected: Zerrett, Waterman, Short, Martin, CCJ and RCD.
I’ve got CT in the admin league, so gonna need another 60 from Riddles lol.
How’s everyone else looking?
Nice one Captaining Laird. 😉
With news of extra trades , and poor scores from Warner and Rowe, I have got aggressive with trade plans.
Bianco was already in. I was tossing up going early on Whitfield and have decided that needs to happen this week too.
I’ve also passed on CCJ ( R14 Bye ) and have gone early on Reeves.
I need to start setting my team up for R14.
All on the chopping block next week , ( a week early )
Zorko missing the next 2, puts yet another spanner in the works.
This is going to be a huge trade week. Some may even look at trading Grundy ? Might need a poll on him and Zorko now we have extra trades ?
I would normally favour the Bombers after Richmond’s recent success. But…
With Dusty Short and RCD in this one..
Go Tige’s !
Should be a cracker.
Yeah. Sounds good, FT. Think the way to go rn is to just run and gun with trades and look for a leg up coming out of the mega bye.
Will definitely drum up some polls on trade strategy, covering Zorko and re-visiting Grundy.
Should a good game.
Something to clarify – in your “best 18” if you have the E on the ruck and all three rucks play, does the third one count in the best 18??
May be interesting if you trade Grundy to NicNat and also have Reeves … thus Maxxy, NicNat and Reeves – do they all count??
Nah, Macca. They’d have to be on field, E would need to be triggered.
No, Macca, just the 2 that play on the field.
thought so – figured it would be “too good to be true” …
cheers for quick response lads!
REALLY wish we had confirmation of the news before the Pies match started – would have traded Grundy to NicNat …
lol. Even if Ridley scored 160 I still wouldn’t have a hope!
Great call on laird today, I didn’t jump on with the c but I was very impressed. Stuck between macrae and Walsh atm
For this one I got dusty rcd Ridley so fingers crossed they all fire.
For captain choices
Good to see you.
Go Walsh. We’ve got no Shuey or Kelly and an underdone Yeo. Bleeding midfield points and expecting us to cop it tmmrw.
I soured on Macrae after Longmuir mentioned him and Bont with regards to a tag.
hmmmm GD looks like I should have followed you and also FT advice on Laird … I wasn’t convinced on him.
Fingers and prayers for Macrae to go 180 now!!!
Dumb question if i C a bye players i get the VC score right? so i captain Brockman on the field and Emergency a playing player i get the VC score right
Yep, all bye players can be used as loops until the start of the last game of the round.
Right now, with the draw change and the Bye change, I now don’t have to trade next week it seems as long as the Tigers guys play.
BUT – big kick in the guts in Rnd14 now and more so with Zorko copping the 1 week suspension … dual standards at judiciary / MRO???
Yeah, floored by the Zorko decision. We were all saying in the match chat that it’d only be a fine.
I’d trade next week in preparation for the R14 mega bye, Macca. Still B18.
Reckon Zorko can appeal?
looks like I’ll be doing up another Bye Planner folks to adjust the byes for you all!!
That’s great, Macca. Thank you.
Essential resource that we all appreciate.
Is McGrath out for the game?
Done for the night, yeah.
Ambrose subbed on.
Might give Langford a look after his bye.
In great form and already getting a good CBA load, that’ll hold with McGrath’s injury looking serious.
Had a good year last year, slow start this year but been very good of late.
Key player for the bombers now.
Yeah, developing nicely.
…..wait til half time…..maybe Wighty will update us…..
Will be starting him next year. Best kick at goal in the team. I have no spot for him this year.
$432,600 with a BE of only 33 – going upwards in value
3rnd Avg 97.7 …
The mic just picked up Vlastuin saying “I was going for the mark, you dumb c*nt”.
Nice work, Channel 7.
Thank god you blurred the awful d word
If that comment was made to an opposition player who was trying to show he cared, then that’s ok……but not on TV while young’ens might be watching…….
However, if the comment was made at the umpire, then he should be banned for life……..
Umpires are knobs ,chameleon. Ego maniacs, with no feel for the game.
Yeah, s’pose….but only when a team loses!!!
Glad you worked out that was meant to be tongue in cheek!
Looking like the play may have been to bring in CCJ
AND, by any chance, could Waterman and RCD try and get their effing hands on the pill and stop being afraid of leather poisoning???? sheesh …
Prestia and Cotchin returning has killed RCD’s action.
RCD is not taking CBA’s now.
I just hope he makes his breakeven?
All my rookies marked for trade next week are losing value this weekend.
Macca, that dropped Waterman mark was a two goal play sadly.
Losing patience with Ridley too
Coleman Jones looking like a nice trade to go to now.
Ridley what happen him why is he scoring bad now?
Ridley > Whitfield this week?
Being forced into accountable match-ups and Redman & Heppell stealing his thunder, hmm.
Will drum a poll up early next week on him.
Ridley is on track to the 60 you forecast.
Another good call GD. lol.
HALF TIME – 21 point lead to Tigers and big news with A McGrath subbed out of the match with a what appears to be a serious knee injury.
Dustin Martin 64
C. Coleman-Jones* 66
Dion Prestia 51
Bachar Houli 55
Jack Graham 57
Mabior Chol 60
Jack Riewoldt 40
Jayden Short 50
Jason Castagna 44
Jake Aarts 40
Liam Baker 56
Noah Balta 45
Shane Edwards 35
Trent Cotchin 34
Dylan Grimes 39
Marlion Pickett 45
Josh Caddy 38
Shai Bolton 35
Nathan Broad 27
R. Collier-Dawkins 17
Kamdyn McIntosh 26
Nick Vlastuin 15
Daniel Rioli 1
Darcy Parish 96
Kyle Langford 68
Nikolas Cox 47
Zach Merrett 67
Brayden Ham 44
Andrew Phillips 50
Cale Hooker 36
Mason Redman 41
Dyson Heppell 42
Jordan Ridley 30
Nick Hind 36
Alec Waterman 26
A. M-Tipungwuti 26
Jayden Laverde 14
James Stewart 26
David Zaharakis 27
Harrison Jones 13
Andrew McGrath 10
Archie Perkins 16
Patrick Ambrose 12
Jake Stringer 8
Aaron Francis 12
Matt Guelfi 5
Parish is completely off the chain. He’s looking like Lachie Neale out there.
Yeah, he’s f*cking everywhere.
Props to anyone who jumped on.
A few in the captaincy article said they were going to C him!
The only question is why has it taken this long before putting him into the guts full time!
took him in Tech team a few weeks back … now wishing I did in main side … too costly now!! sheesh …
Parish might let big one rip 100+ score coming
Good to see rcd stepping up when I need him most!!!
yep – he’s now actually going to lose money when we needed him to make some … or at least not lose any FFS
3/4 Time and the Tigers lead by 22 points and congrats to those coaches with Parish…
Dustin Martin 83
Dion Prestia 75
Mabior Chol 81
Jack Graham 86
Jason Castagna 68
Bachar Houli 76
Jayden Short 67
Shai Bolton 87
Trent Cotchin 58
Jake Aarts 55
Noah Balta 67
C. Coleman-Jones* 62
Jack Riewoldt 36
Liam Baker 66
Shane Edwards 62
Dylan Grimes 58
Josh Caddy 56
Nick Vlastuin 52
Marlion Pickett 68
Nathan Broad 32
Kamdyn McIntosh 31
R. Collier-Dawkins 22
Daniel Rioli 1
Darcy Parish 128
Nikolas Cox 83
Kyle Langford 80
Zach Merrett 98
Nick Hind 64
Andrew Phillips 76
Mason Redman 76
Jordan Ridley 64
Brayden Ham 61
Jayden Laverde 50
Dyson Heppell 61
David Zaharakis 56
Cale Hooker 47
Jake Stringer 31
James Stewart 33
Archie Perkins 29
Alec Waterman 29
A. M-Tipungwuti 31
Harrison Jones 18
Patrick Ambrose 19
Andrew McGrath 10
Aaron Francis 14
Matt Guelfi 14
Lisa – legend effort today! Scores in all games- awesome! Thanks so much!
Looks like RCD has hit the wall…..and the wall has won!
Bolton just got given a 28 point boost for that goal …
Oh man – I held off on trading in Bolton due to the byes and Tigers on bye next week.
That news of the extra trades and Tigers definitely playing next week hurting even more so now!
I’m in the same boat, I decided on Whitfield this week as I needed the rd 13 coverage and was gonna upgrade rcd to Bolton rd 14. Sigh
my plans too Tom …
Now don’t blame yourself Macca, the umpires probably had something to do with it…..
Prestia subbed out not sure what happened but he’s done for the night
Loving the Didgeridoo after each goal. Sounds mad.
oh wow the opposite happen waterman scoring well 58* and now Jones 18* oh wells
This game was a lot closer than the score suggests. Bombers ran out of steam and Tigers smalls too damaging with space inside 50.
Bolton has to be a keeper in SC. Tigers have a reasonable draw so should be a threat for a tonne every week.
Hmmm, blonde hair, well mannered, HBGs,…..did I just see a Brownlow winner tonight?
Can somebody explain how Daniel Rioli can have 3 possessions & a goal, but only get 5 SC points
goal is 8 points
1 is listed as a clanger (kick) -4 points
and his DE is 33% – which is the goal – so the other kick regarded as ineffective and 0 points
I was at the game tonight.
Now I’m home I’m trying to see how many SC points the umpires scored tonight?
The umpiring was very disappointing. From a Dons point of vue anyway. Having said that, Richmond has also had a raw deal with the umpires this season.
It looks like every week the umpires focus on something specific and ignore everything else. There is no continuity and consistency. Not their fault, they are probably given strict directives. Very frustrating
Yep, kills a game though when there is continuous mistakes at pivotal times, Bombers didn’t kick straight which did not help.
It may happen on occasions. (keep in mind my last days were not long after the 2 umpires system started)
Did you know an umpire’s report is/was done after every game by both teams?
The umpires do not see these reports and are forwarded along with all other required match sheets to the appropriate parties.
They are then assessed and briefed back to the umpires in general, and if there appeared to be a common issue we were asked to be more mindful with these decisions.
Hence the next games first decision could often be a more weaker or stronger emphasis than the last weeks interpretation……..and we probably have seen how long it takes both players and supporters to adjust to their new programming…….
Ps A psychological profile was done on these reports, and as you have probably already guessed, the losing teams report was often an excuse for their loss and to use the umpires as their scapegoat …….sound familiar with supporters too???