General Bombers Talk 2018 Essendon Numbers Thread

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by RedmanWasHere, Aug 5, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. RedmanWasHere

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    As we're nearing the end of the H/A season, the coaches will have a look at the list to see who'll make the cut, who'll be delisted and who'll retire.
    That also means giving up the numbers they wore.

    So far, Yestin Eades is the only one confirmed out so that makes No. 35 vacant.

    When player announcements are made, please provide links as they are confirmation of future player movements.

    The players:

    01 Andrew McGrath
    02 Tom Bellchambers
    03 Darcy Parish
    04
    05
    06 Joe Daniher
    07 Zac Merrett
    08 Martin Gleeson
    09 Brendon Goddard
    10 Aaron Francis
    11 David Zaharakis
    12 Mark Baguley
    13 Orazio Fantasia
    14 Jordan Ridley
    15 Josh Green
    16 Josh Begley
    17 James Stewart
    18 Michael Hurley
    19 Kobe Mutch
    20 Jackson Merrett
    21 Dyson Heppell
    22 Matthew Leuenberger
    23 David Myers
    24
    25
    26 Cale Hooker
    27 Mason Redman
    28 Mitch Brown
    29 Patrick Ambrose
    30 Kyle Langford
    31
    32 Travis Colyer
    33 Jayden Laverde
    34 Jake Long
    35
    36 Michael Hartley
    37 Dylan Clarke
    38 Sam Draper
    39
    40
    41 Ben McNiece
    42
    43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
    44 Shaun McKernan
    45 Conor McKenna
    46
    47
    48
    49 Matt Dea

    No number assigned: Luke Lavender, Devon Smith, Adam Saad, Jake Stringer


    For all mods of this board, I have a strong message for you guys to mandate.
    This is not and should never be a contract speculation thread nor should it be a witch-hunt thread.
    They can, however, speculate on who'll wear which number for 2018 and who they think should wear an appropriate number and draftees' first numbers.

    Also, can a mod please colour code each name by which year they'll come out of contract?

    Cheers.

    P.s. this thread is now live.
     
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  2. The Prosecutor

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    Congratulations, this thread and the OP has further lowered my hope in humanity.
     
  3. Summer Nights

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    I would like to see 00 introduced.
     
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  4. Lore

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    Contract statuses are colour-coded in the OP of the contract status thread, pinned to the top of the board.
    https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/current-contract-status-updated-in-op.1042043/

    As for the rest, it's a bit early to speculate. Still 4 H&A games to go, plus the finals series if we make it.
     
  5. citizen-erased

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    Couple of historic numbers for the club.

    Tips/Preferences on who gets which?

    Thinking
    4-Begley
    5-Mutch
     
  6. Killer_Mike

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    4 - Begley
    5 - Langford
     
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    4 - J.Kelly
    5 - D.Martin
     
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    My guess is that they will be retired for next year, if not then
    4. Langford
    5. Laverde
    Or
    4. Redman
    5. McKenna

    McKenna needs an upgrade regardless
     
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    4 - Laverde
    5 - really unsure
     
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    #4 Hopper
    #5 McKenna
     
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    Might be time to bring the 31 out of retirement too.
     
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    Give the 4 to Dylan Clarke and tell to him become as good as Jobe was.
     
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    4: Hopper
    5: Langford
     
  15. TheGrizz

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    Might be worth keeping that one for a certain lanky kid running around for the Calder Cannons next year.
     
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  17. Towno78

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    Fletch jnr? When's he draftable, 2018?
    Maybe another year off.
     
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    4. FOUR DOOR FRIDGE
    5. Langford, gets to carry the legacy of supporter backlash even if he becomes one of our top 5 players
     
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  19. TheGrizz

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    Yeah next year i think.
     
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    Why upgrade Begley when he is in Barnard's 16? Fits him perfectly I reckon.

    Jumper upgrades shouldn't go for players already in the 1-20 range
     
  21. TheGrizz

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    Give Walla number 5
     
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    Pretty sure he wants to keep his number
     
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    I see him as the second coming of his idol so it's only natural that Laverde gets # 5.

    I'd like to see Langford in 4.

    Stupid as it is I like giving numbers to similar players/past greats.
     
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    I assume you mean John McLeish or Gary Crouch?
     
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    Hep to 5? Won't happen but I always wanted him in it