Mind blowing thing is it’s been happening under multiple coachesYep, the coast to coast thing is beyond a joke now. We would lead the comp in goals going untouched from end to end. Our defence to kick ins is pathetic at both ends.
And enough of the zone crap, we can’t continue to let sides take uncontested marks everywhere.
Effort was much better but that can only get you so far.No heart? K dude.
It was a cracker! Unfortunately some Essendon fans in here feel that we're better than we actually are. I mean I hate losing as well, but we need to be realistic as to where we sit at the moment.Man, some extremely negative takes from some Essendon fans in here, was not expecting it, thought you guys played well, was a great game of footy.
Hope you are right but I’ve been burnt many times by this club when I think we are heading in the right direction only to lead to nothingWe are a preason or two away from competing with the top 4-6 teams. I'm not too worried about our future tbh. I think we're very well placed.
We have a coach and a coaching panel who seem to have half an idea for one.Hope you are right but I’ve been burnt many times by this club when I think we are heading in the right direction only to lead to nothing
Lots to like but I need to see improvement on what we achieved this season next year to make me feel confident we are on the right track no going backwards
There is zero depth in that midfield as it is currently constituted, same with the forwards, backs and rucks. Actually the whole list when you take a step back. But I guess Nik Cox is a unicorn or something.We have a coach and a coaching panel who seem to have half an idea for one.
A young playing list that have shown enough, that with a few pre seasons are only going to get better.
Haven't seen Reid yet, apparently the one Dodoro was "most excited" about.
Jones, gonna be a beast!
Would love to try and lure a bull at the gates type player in the middle to provide a little protection for Parish, Merrett, McGrath & co. (Dunkley a pipe dream, but would be ideal).
List isn't in too bad a shape moving forward for mine.
Just to name a few in each part of the ground;
Zach Reid, 202cm - 19
Jordan Ridley 195cm - 22
Jayden Laverde, 193cm - 25
Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, 195cm - 22
James Stewart, 199cm - 27
Aaron Francis, 193cm - 23
Mason Redman, 187cm - 23
Dyson Heppell, 189cm - 29
Nick Hind, 180cm - 26
Cody Brand, 195cm - 19
Josh Eyre, 197cm - 19
Zach Merrett, 180cm - 25
Darcy Parish, 180cm - 23
Andrew McGrath, 180cm - 22
Dylan Shiel, 182cm - 28
Jye Caldwell, 184cm - 20
Kyle Langford, 192cm 24 (Fwd)
Archie Perkins, 188cm - 19 (Fwd)
Sam Durham, 185cm - 20
Dylan Clarke, 188cm - 22
Sam Draper, 205cm - 22
Nick Bryan, 203cm - 19
Andrew Phillips, 201cm - 30
Harrison Jones, 196cm - 20
Nik Cox, 200cm - 19 (Mid)
Peter Wright, 203cm - 24
Jake Stringer, 192cm - 27 (Mid)
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, 171cm - 28
Will Snelling, 175cm - 24 (Mid)
Kaine Baldwin, 193cm - 19
Alec Waterman, 182cm - 24
Matt Guelfi, 184cm - 23
Another KPF would be nice, and maybe a big bodied mid. Other than that we aint in too bad a shape.
Yes, it’s just fantastic when every single game teams go coast to coast and score goals that under 12’s would be embarrassed about conceding. Maybe just maybe the coaches can do something about it.We have a coach and a coaching panel who seem to have half an idea for one.
The coast to coast goals we concede is almost as bad when Matthew Knights was coaching.Yes, it’s just fantastic when every single game teams go coast to coast and score goals that under 12’s would be embarrassed about conceding. Maybe just maybe the coaches can do something about it.
The improvements are there but the list still has more holes than Swiss cheese. 2-3 years away from even thinking about playing finals. Clear out the deadwood and hit the draft hard again
And it happens almost the same way every single time. Surely the coaches are watching footage or are they just too stubborn to fix it?The coast to coast goals we concede is almost as bad when Matthew Knights was coaching.
Loving what Rutten has done so far but if he wants to last as coach he needs to fix the defence pronto
idk concerning thing for me is previous coaches couldn’t seem to fix it.And it happens almost the same way every single time. Surely the coaches are watching footage or are they just too stubborn to fix it?
Lol, this was actually the point I was trying to make earlier to B4L. Everyone was losing their minds that we lost and we're not sittng in the top 4. I mean people are actually surprised by this? We were always 2 to 3 years away. Media pump us up for whatever reason and some supporters actually buy it. This is why im not all that doom and gloom about the way we've played this year. Yeh sure, defensively through the corridor we need to get better, but FMD, we look way better than we did last year and we've blooded 6 debutants!! Adding to that a pretty sh*tfull looking injury list.2-3 years away from even thinking about playing finals.