Game Chat – Western Bulldogs v Essendon

Written by Father Dougal on April 8 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Sunday, April 8, 3.20pm AEST

SUMMARY: With his side sitting at the bottom of the ladder after thrashings at the hands of Greater Western Sydney and West Coast, Luke Beveridge has bemoaned the Dogs’ lack of polish with ball in hand and intensity when they don’t have it. But against an offensively-minded side like Essendon, the Bulldogs have a chance to kick-start their season without relentless pressure around the contest. John Worsfold has pulled the handbrake on his side after their helter-skelter display in the loss to Fremantle last week. A more tempered approach will give star forward Joe Daniher every chance to replicate the six-goal haul he kicked against the Dogs last year. New Bomber Jake Stringer’s first game against his old club will be an interesting subplot after his acrimonious departure from Whitten Oval.

 

LAST FIVE TIMES: 

R19, 2017, Western Bulldogs 19.13 (127) d Essendon 13.19 (97) at Etihad Stadium
R22, 2016, Western Bulldogs 14.9 (93) d Essendon 7.11 (53) at Etihad Stadium
R18, 2015, Western Bulldogs 19.13 (127) d Essendon 5.10 (40) at Etihad Stadium
R18, 2014, Essendon 15.11 (101) d Western Bulldogs 14.10 (94) at Etihad Stadium
R7, 2014, Essendon 10.13 (73) d Western Bulldogs 9.11 (65) at Etihad Stadium

 

Father Dougal’s Tip: Hard to see the Dogs winning, although I expect more fight from them this week. Bombers by 24

 

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  1. Western Bulldogs v Essendon at Etihad Stadium, 3.20pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES

    Western Bulldogs: Nil
    Essendon: Matt Dea replaced in selected side by Josh Begley

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Western Bulldogs: Luke Dahlhaus, Ed Richards, Caleb Daniel, Lin Jong
    Essendon: Darcy Parish, David Zaharakis, Josh Green, David Myers

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  2. 1/4 TIME

    Bulldogs 3.9.27
    Essendon 3.2.20

    BULLDOGS
    T.McLean 46
    M.Suckling 40
    Z.Cordy 39
    M.Honeychurch 38
    E.Richards 36
    M.Wallis 33
    B.Dale 30
    T.English 28
    J.Johannisen 25
    J.Macrae 23
    B.Williams 22
    L.Hunter 22
    J.Dunkley 19
    T.Dickson 19
    C.Daniel 18
    L.Dahlhaus 17
    L.Jong 17
    A.Naughton 12
    M.Bontempelli 10
    E.Wood 10
    J.Redpath 7
    B.Gowers 3

    ESSENDON
    J.Green 33
    M.Hurley 31
    D.Parish 25
    A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 22
    T.Bellchambers 20
    J.Stringer 18
    M.Brown 18
    D.Heppell 15
    D.Smith 15
    J.Begley 15
    C.Hooker 14
    M.Baguley 12
    J.Stewart 11
    J.Daniher 9
    O.Fantasia 9
    D.Myers 8
    Z.Merrett 8
    D.Zaharakis 7
    C.McKenna 6
    A.McGrath 6
    B.Goddard 6
    A.Saad 0

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  3. 1/2 TIME

    Bulldogs 8.10.58
    Essendon 6.6.42

    BULLDOGS
    M.Wallis 70
    L.Dahlhaus 64
    L.Hunter 63
    J.Macrae 63
    J.Dunkley 60
    T.McLean 59
    B.Williams 59
    M.Suckling 57
    C.Daniel 53
    T.English 53
    M.Bontempelli 51
    E.Richards 49
    Z.Cordy 48
    J.Johannisen 47
    M.Honeychurch 42
    A.Naughton 36
    T.Dickson 31
    B.Dale 27
    L.Jong 19
    J.Redpath 17
    B.Gowers 17
    E.Wood 15

    J.Green 53
    M.Hurley 48
    D.Smith 48
    M.Brown 39
    C.McKenna 38
    A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 38
    J.Stringer 38
    B.Goddard 37
    D.Parish 33
    D.Heppell 31
    T.Bellchambers 31
    C.Hooker 28
    J.Stewart 27
    O.Fantasia 26
    D.Zaharakis 23
    M.Baguley 23
    Z.Merrett 22
    J.Begley 21
    A.McGrath 17
    A.Saad 12
    J.Daniher 12
    D.Myers 6

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    1. Luckily I avoided him in SC, but I started and held him in both of the DT codes. The fact that he’s costing me so many points is one thing, but what really concerns me is that his price, and therefore replacement value, is going to collapse.

      This is not looking good.

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    2. I’m not watching, he isn’t injured again is he?
      He will be shedding a heap of cash this week and people will be looking to bring him in.
      Ill probably hold hoping he turns his form around before everyone’s cows are ready to bring him in

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    3. Very True HH. Merrett is absolutely spudding it up. He does not look interested. Merrett cannot handle any attention.
      Will lose about 100k , but will still be a straight swap to Coniglio. He ruined a possible good score.

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  4. The Bont is getting max value for his touches. Hasn’t had much of it but every possession has been good.

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    1. Been playing permanent forward. I’ll take 50 at half time from 6 touches but worrying signs if this becomes a trend.

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    1. Playing pretty well, not getting dominated in the ruck and is spending a majority of the time in there. Up to 10 possies 5 contested and had 3 marks, 2 clearances to go with it. Great efficiency too.
      When English has a break Bellchambers controls the tap with ease

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  5. 3/4 TIME

    Bulldogs 11.16.82
    Essendon 9.7.61

    BULLDOGS
    L.Hunter 98
    J.Macrae 96
    L.Dahlhaus 93
    B.Williams 90
    M.Wallis 88
    M.Bontempelli 85
    J.Dunkley 81
    T.McLean 80
    C.Daniel 78
    J.Johannisen 69
    E.Richards 66
    Z.Cordy 66
    M.Suckling 66
    M.Honeychurch 63
    T.English 58
    B.Dale 53
    A.Naughton 51
    L.Jong 46
    T.Dickson 44
    J.Redpath 32
    B.Gowers 30
    E.Wood 29

    ESSENDON
    M.Hurley 74
    D.Smith 69
    J.Green 62
    D.Zaharakis 57
    T.Bellchambers 56
    C.McKenna 54
    J.Daniher 52
    D.Parish 51
    B.Goddard 51
    D.Heppell 50
    A.McGrath 48
    O.Fantasia 44
    A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 43
    J.Stringer 43
    M.Brown 41
    Z.Merrett 38
    A.Saad 35
    C.Hooker 35
    M.Baguley 33
    J.Begley 32
    J.Stewart 29
    D.Myers 18

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  6. FULL TIME

    Bulldogs 14.20.104
    Essendon 12.11.83

    BULLDOGS
    L.Hunter 143
    B.Williams 139
    J.Macrae 131
    M.Bontempelli 117
    T.McLean 117
    L.Dahlhaus 113
    M.Wallis 107
    C.Daniel 103
    J.Dunkley 92
    M.Suckling 84
    M.Honeychurch 82
    Z.Cordy 82
    J.Johannisen 81
    E.Richards 81
    T.English 77
    B.Dale 68
    L.Jong 67
    A.Naughton 61
    T.Dickson 54
    E.Wood 50
    B.Gowers 43
    J.Redpath 39

    ESSENDON
    M.Hurley 85
    D.Smith 85
    J.Green 83
    T.Bellchambers 80
    D.Heppell 75
    C.McKenna 74
    D.Zaharakis 73
    B.Goddard 71
    A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 64
    J.Daniher 63
    J.Stringer 60
    A.McGrath 60
    D.Parish 59
    O.Fantasia 55
    A.Saad 53
    C.Hooker 53
    Z.Merrett 52
    M.Brown 49
    J.Stewart 48
    J.Begley 46
    M.Baguley 45
    D.Myers 34

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