Game Chat – Port Adelaide vs Essendon

Written by Thommo on August 24 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Adelaide Oval, Sunday, August 24, 7:20pm ACST

SUMMARY
Barring a Gold Coast miracle at Geelong, both clubs will be spectators for the finals. The Power must beat the Bombers and hope the Suns can pull off a stunning upset of the Cats on Saturday to sneak into eighth. A season that started with so much promise has gone south quickly for the Power, who have lost five of their past six games. It’s been the reverse for the Bombers. After winning just two of their first eight, they turned it on in the second half of the season, but gave themselves too much to do. All three of their recruits – Devon Smith, Jake Stringer and Adam Saad – have been great additions and defender Aaron Francis is starting to fulfill his potential. The Power must find a way to fix their scoring woes without key forward Charlie Dixon if they’re a chance to keep their slim finals hopes alive. 

LAST FIVE TIMES
R4, 2018, Essendon 16.10 (106) d Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) at Etihad Stadium
R12, 2017, Essendon 19.17 (131) d Port Adelaide 8.13 (61) at Etihad Stadium
R3, 2016, Port Adelaide 17.10 (112) d Essendon 7.9 (51) at Adelaide Oval
R17, 2015, Port Adelaide 20.9 (129) d Essendon 17.14 (116) at Etihad Stadium
R16, 2014, Essendon 8.14 (62) d Port Adelaide 7.18 (60) at Adelaide Oval

Thommo’s Tip: Port Adelaide by 15 points.

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41 thoughts on “Game Chat – Port Adelaide vs Essendon”

    1. I wouldn’t be surprised with any results this week. Round 23 is traditionally filled with upsets as some players/teams start mad Monday a week early (like Sam Murray).

      But if I’m right, I’ll be back to give you a bit of ‘I told you so…’

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      1. What would be the upset… port to beat bombers or visa versa?
        I would say looking at results if port won that would be a miracle 🙂

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  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Port Adelaide: Brad Ebert, Kane Farrell, Jarrod Lienert, Sam Gray
    Essendon: Darcy Parish, Kyle Langford, Aaron Francis, Travis Colyer

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  2. Late query but this is for $1k in cash league
    Should i get westhoff for walters?

    That will leave my ablett, cogs, dusty, lienert, taranto VS merrett, m crouch, j selwood, crisp and wingard .
    I have all other top forwards but cant afford hawkins or menengola

    T/u go westhoff and eliminate a crucial match up
    T/d he has me covered and i need another pod to risk the win

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    1. Surely Walters to Westhoff (or someone like Harmes) is a priority and hope for a big score from Dusty or Gazza. Pray that Touk tags Joel Selwood!

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      1. Thanks guys, appreciate it! My only backup was ahern so walters was always going for someone. Shame i got stuck with lienert in defence to cover ryan but we will havw to see how it plays out!

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  3. Half Time – Bombers by 25 points

    Port Adelaide Power: 5.6.36
    Jared Polec 60
    Patrick Ryder 61
    Jasper Pittard 49
    Tom Jonas 54
    Brad Ebert 42
    Chad Wingard 58
    Jarrod Lienert 40
    Steven Motlop 38
    Travis Boak 38
    Justin Westhoff 43
    Robbie Gray 43
    Sam Powell-Pepper 29
    Sam Gray 39
    Kane Farrell 29
    Ollie Wines 33
    Dougal Howard 40
    Darcy Byrne-Jones 23
    Billy Frampton 13
    Dan Houston 35
    Jack Watts 37
    Jake Neade 17
    Jack Hombsch 2

    Essendon Bombers: 9.7.61
    Devon Smith 33
    Jayden Laverde 70
    Kyle Langford 45
    Darcy Parish 55
    David Zaharakis 55
    Brendon Goddard 43
    M. Leuenberger 44
    Zach Merrett 44
    Dyson Heppell 53
    Mitch W. Brown 49
    Adam Saad 46
    Mark Baguley 34
    Aaron Francis 58
    Cale Hooker 41
    Jake Stringer 31
    Michael Hurley 30
    Andrew McGrath 41
    Conor McKenna 15
    A. M-Tipungwuti 25
    Matt Guelfi 28
    David Myers 19
    Travis Colyer 14

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      1. 52% with 4 clangers. 2 contested possessions don’t help but probably still a little stiff to be at the ratio, hardly anyone ever gets that bad for 100+ AF points.

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      1. It was. For so few games Francis looks real composed. Every time I see Langford he looks better. Less of a talent but building an engine

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  4. Full Time – Bombers by 22

    Port Adelaide Power: 13.11.89

    Patrick Ryder 145
    Justin Westhoff 116
    Jared Polec 108
    Chad Wingard 113
    Travis Boak 87
    Jasper Pittard 88
    Brad Ebert 80
    Ollie Wines 79
    Tom Jonas 74
    Steven Motlop 54
    Robbie Gray 61
    Sam Powell-Pepper 47
    Dan Houston 62
    Kane Farrell 44
    Jarrod Lienert 60
    Billy Frampton 43
    Sam Gray 62
    Jack Watts 68
    Darcy Byrne-Jones 42
    Dougal Howard 56
    Jake Neade 29
    Jack Hombsch 14

    Essendon Bombers: 17.9.111

    Devon Smith 94
    Kyle Langford 115
    Brendon Goddard 100
    Zach Merrett 102
    David Zaharakis 115
    Mitch W. Brown 119
    Aaron Francis 104
    Darcy Parish 102
    Cale Hooker 87
    Adam Saad 86
    Jayden Laverde 93
    Dyson Heppell 92
    Michael Hurley 62
    Conor McKenna 38
    David Myers 63
    Mark Baguley 59
    Travis Colyer 50
    A. M-Tipungwuti 65
    Jake Stringer 52
    M. Leuenberger 54
    Andrew McGrath 62
    Matt Guelfi 53

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      1. If they actually played him where they should every week he would score well every game. Coach has to be under the pump.

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  5. With that score francis averaged 81 from 5 games. Any idea what his price is likely to be next year?
    He looks like he is ready to explode in 2019 and watching him the last few weeks has made me feel less crap about the dons missing the 8.

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    1. his average is 80.8 from 5 games. 5 game players all receive a 20% discount the following season (this is a ‘rule’, ie i can’t find any exceptions). the likely blessed number* for next season’s start could be anywhere from 5519.99 to 5558.478, so he will be priced at anywhere from $356,800 to $359,300.

      i’ll provide ALL relevant price ranges for relevant sub-8 game players towards the end of next week. ALL these players receive some sort of ‘ruled’ discount. Players who play 8 or more games, get standard pricing arrangements and i’ll supply the info as to how you can work these out accordingly.

      the price range is based on what inflationary figure SuperCoach themselves place on the market for the forthcoming season, but it seems to always range between 0.4 and 1.1%, hence the range above. hope that helps!

      * the ‘blessed number’ is something that FD and I agreed on early in the season and is slightly different to FD’s magic number (he can explain that one better than me!). But at season’s start it is multiplicand or ‘factor’ applied to previous season’s averages to determine starting prices.

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