Player Watch Current Contract Status (Updated in OP) - POLL: Who will be delisted?

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by Duckworth, Aug 23, 2007.

Put it out there
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Out of contract players that will be delisted this off-season

  1. Craig Bird - 28 years old - 157 AFL games - 2 AFL games in 2017 - DELISTED

    27 vote(s)
    39.7%
  2. Ben Howlett - 28 years old - 124 AFL games - 7 AFL games in 2017 - DELISTED

    39 vote(s)
    57.4%
  3. Shaun McKernan - 27 years old - 52 AFL games - Rookie List (Cat A) - 3 AFL games in 2017 - ONE YEAR

    31 vote(s)
    45.6%
  4. Josh Green - 25 years old - 98 AFL games - 17 AFL games in 2017

    4 vote(s)
    5.9%
  5. Ben McNiece - 24 years old - 2 AFL games - Rookie List (Cat B) - 2 AFL games in 2017 - TWO YEARS

    5 vote(s)
    7.4%
  6. Jackson Merrett - 24 years old - 54 AFL games - ONE YEAR

    49 vote(s)
    72.1%
  7. Alex Morgan - 21 years old - 0 AFL games - DELISTED (WENT TO NM)

    35 vote(s)
    51.5%
  8. Jake Long - 21 years old - 3 AFL games - Rookie List (Cat A) - UPGRADED (ONE YEAR)

    27 vote(s)
    39.7%
  9. Sam Draper - 18 years old - 0 AFL games - Rookie List (Cat A) - ONE YEAR

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
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  1. Lore

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    I've added a metres gained stat breakdown to the spreadsheet linked in the OP (and embedded in post #784). Interesting way to track performance over various rounds...
     
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  2. lysp

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    Just following on from the stats post (as we don't have a dedicated stats thread):

    Following was just posted on
    http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2017-05-24/stat-snapshot-rds-19

    Disposals
    1. Zach Merrett - 296
    2. Brendon Goddard - 249
    3. Dyson Heppell - 235
    4. Michael Hurley - 208
    5. Jobe Watson - 196

    Kicks
    1. Zach Merrett - 190
    2. Michael Hurley - 149
    3. Brendon Goddard - 127
    4. Dyson Heppell - 122
    5. David Zaharakis - 119

    Handballs
    1. Brendon Goddard - 122
    2. Dyson Heppell - 113
    3. Zach Merrett - 106
    4. Jobe Watson - 101
    5. Darcy Parish - 90

    Marks
    1. Michael Hurley - 68
    2. Joe Daniher - 65
    3. Brendon Goddard - 61
    4. Mark Baguley - 60
    5. Cale Hooker - 54

    Tackles
    1. Zach Merrett - 47
    2. Brendon Goddard - 41
    3. Dyson Heppell - 39
    4. Jobe Watson - 37
    4. David Zaharakis 37

    Goals
    1. Joe Daniher - 26
    2. Orazio Fantasia - 22
    3. Cale Hooker - 16
    4. Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti - 13
    5. Josh Green - 8

    Contested possessions
    1. Dyson Heppell - 108
    2. Brendon Goddard - 86
    3. Zach Merrett - 82
    4. Jobe Watson - 78
    5. Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti - 65

    Disposal efficiency
    1. Mark Baguley - 86%
    1. Matt Dea - 86%
    3. Mitch Brown - 83%
    4. Michael Hurley - 82%
    5. Brendon Goddard - 80%

    Clearances
    1. Brendon Goddard - 41
    1. Zach Merrett - 41
    3. Jobe Watson - 37
    4. Dyson Heppell - 35
    5. Darcy Parish - 23

    Intercept possessions
    1. Michael Hurley - 70
    2. Mark Baguley - 45
    3. Andrew McGrath - 44
    4. James Kelly - 42
    5. Zach Merrett - 39

    Score involvements
    1. Joe Daniher - 73
    2. Brendon Goddard - 62
    2. Orazio Fantasia - 62
    4. Dyson Heppell - 59
    5. Zach Merrett - 56
     
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  3. Yoda_

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    link Baguley, Mark - 2017 (+1 year)
    link Bird, Craig - 2017 (delisted)
    link Brown, Mitch - 2017 (+2 years)
    link Daniher, Joe - 2017 (+3 years)
    link Goddard, Brendon - 2017 (+1 year)
    link Green, Josh - 2017 (+1 year)
    link Hocking, Heath - 2017 (retired)
    link Howlett, Ben - 2017 (+1 year)
    link Kelly, James - 2017 (retired)
    link McKenna, Conor - 2017 (+2 years)
    link Merrett, Jackson - 2017 (delisted)
    link Morgan, Alex - 2017 (demoted to rookie list)
    link Parish, Darcy - 2017 (+ 3 years)
    link Stanton, Brent - 2017 (retired)
    link Watson, Jobe - 2017 (retired)
    link Zaharakis, David - 2017 (+2 years)

    Rookie list

    link Draper, Sam - 2017 (retain)
    link Eades (Delisted)
    link Long, Jake - 2017 (delist atm)
    link McKernan, Shaun - 2017 (+1 year)
    link McNiece, Ben - 2017 (cat B) (+1 year)

    Take 6 picks in the National draft. Make a trade or a FA. And a further 2 in the rookie draft
     
  4. quotemokc

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    If Green can maintain his current form I would be inclined to give him 2-3 years.
     
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  5. Godzke

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    link Baguley, Mark - 2017 (+2 years)
    link Bird, Craig - 2017 (delist)
    link Brown, Mitch - 2017 (+1)
    link Goddard, Brendon - 2017 (+1)
    link Green, Josh - 2017 (+1)
    link Hocking, Heath - 2017 (delist)
    link Howlett, Ben - 2017 (+1 - not in our best 22 but has shown enough that he's still useful)
    link Kelly, James - 2017 (+1 - he's good for it)
    link McKenna, Conor - 2017 (+2 - bit of a risk but I'm prepared to offer him 2)
    link Merrett, Jackson - 2017 (delist)
    link Morgan, Alex - 2017 (delist and maybe re-rookie)
    link Parish, Darcy - 2017 (+2)
    link Stanton, Brent - 2017 (delist)
    link Watson, Jobe - 2017 (probably retire)
    link Zaharakis, David - 2017 (+3)

    Rookie list

    link Draper, Sam - 2017 (retain)
    link Eades (Delisted)
    link Long, Jake - 2017 (retain)
    link McKernan, Shaun - 2017 (retain)
    link McNiece, Ben - 2017 (cat B) (retain)

    Right now we have Pick #9 in the draft. Doubt that will be enough to land a big fish through trading
     
  6. Capt Hindsight

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    Come on Essendon hurry up and sign McKenna and Zaharakis. Goddard gets an automatic 1 year extension due to a games trigger in his existing contract this week. With those 3 signed up can focus on trade targets as the remaining OTC players are depth/role players.
     
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  7. Bombers36

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    Mitch Brown just signed on until the end of 2018, good move i reckon he's very versatile
     
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  8. Capt Hindsight

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    Goddard has passed his game requirements for an extra year on his contract. So probably safe to update the OP.
     
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  9. lamaros

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    Looks like a fairly big list turnover this year for us I think, with at least 7-8 off the senior list.

    I expect given that we will look for some mature age recruits and take about 5 in the draft.

    Retire

    Stanton, Brent
    Watson, Jobe - confirmed
    Hocking, Heath
    Kelly, James - confirmed

    Delist
    Merrett, Jackson
    Morgan, Alex
    Eades, Yestin
    McKernan, Shaun

    Maybe 1 year
    Bird, Craig
    Long, Jake (probs delist and re-rookie though)

    1 year
    Green, Josh
    Baguley, Mark
    Howlett, Ben

    2+ years
    McKenna, Conor
    Zaharakis, David

    Re-Rookie

    Draper, Sam
    McNiece, Ben
     
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    Ambrose, Patrick█████████████ ████████████████ - 2019
    Baguley, Mark████████████████ ████████ - 2017
    Begley, Josh█████████████████ ████████████ - 2018
    Bellchambers, Tom████████████ ████████████ - 2018
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    Hocking, Heath███████████████ ████████ - 2017
    Hooker, Cale█████████████████ ████████████████████████ - 2021
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    Hurley, Michael██████████████ ████████████████████████████ - 2022
    Kelly, James█████████████████ ████████ - 2017 (announced retirement)
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    Laverde, Jayden██████████████ ████████████ - 2018
    Leuenberger, Matthew█████████ ████████████ - 2018
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  11. Vindicater

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    Watson, Kelly and Stanton already gone.

    J Merret, Hocking and Morgan still to go.

    4 draft picks
    2 players brought in through free agency/trades
     

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  12. Bombers36

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    As far as i can tell right now as it stands we have 16 players who are not contracted for 2018, and its very likely 10 or 11 of them will be gone;-

    5 safe;-

    Draper, Sam

    Baguley, Mark

    Green, Josh

    McKenna, Conor

    McNiece, Ben

    A couple who are borderline;-


    Bird, Craig

    Howlett, Ben

    5 likely to be shown the door;-

    Long, Jake

    McKernan, Shaun

    Hocking, Heath

    Merrett, Jackson

    Morgan, Alex


    4 players who definitely are gone;-


    Stanton, Brent

    Eades, Yestin


    Watson, Jobe

    Kelly, James
     
  13. jsd09

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    It's interesting to look at our list and say, I don't think there's one player who is superfluous to our needs that we can trade (That has any trade value).

    For mine, I don't think we will be adding too many players to those already confirmed.

    Confirmed: Watson, Kelly, Standon and Eades (Rookie)
    I suspect, Two of three (Hocking, Bird and Howlett) will be kept, simply for depth.

    With these confirmed retirings/delistings, the age demographic of our list will shift significantly and as some have mentioned previously - if there's any injuries to those in our best 22-24, the players that are to come in are in there first season or two. I see this as a risk for next year, as we won't have the depth to cover substantial injuries. That said, if we did nail a few of these picks, it could become our strength come 2019-2020.

    Having a look at some of our key players, I'd assume the club would be aiming for a tilt at something special while Hurley, Hooker, Zaharakis, Bellchambers are still around - this group is basically our spine, with a few younger additions.

    Hurley - 27
    Hooker - 28
    Zaharakis - 27
    Bellchambers - 28
    Heppell - 25
    Zach Merrett - 21
    Joe D - 23
    Andy McGrath - 19

    Looking at the ages of these players, you would assume it would be between (2018-2020).

    So, I went through our best 22 players, and I think there's a strong room for improvement in these areas

    1-2 : Strong, contested and line breaking midfielders (there's not many of these around).
    1: Running HBF
    1: FWD/MID


    I also wanted to say that I don't necessarily agree with all the calls that we need a BIG inside mid, JPK is one of those sure, but overall the Swans beat us up with their intent to attack the football, it wasn't Zach Merett's and the mosquito fleet's smaller stature that cost us.
     
  14. boncer34

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    How is McNiece safe?
     
  15. eth-dog

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    Yeah I'd put McNiece in the borderline category
     
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    He was ok on debut. Though got raved about on here.

    But really. The blokes depth, it was a cheeky move to get him as a cat B but he's not a world beater. Is there any point?

    I spose I answered my question when I called him depth.
     
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    Unless we have 3 Cat B signings lined up I don't see why we'd get rid of him. Not much point unless his neck issues basically ruin any chance of him getting a run at it.
     
  18. Lore

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    Yep. He's basically a free hit.
     
  19. Capt Hindsight

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    All the out of contract players we needed to retain we have.
    Now Dodoro can solely focus on landing some talent via the draft or other clubs.
     
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    Done, although Duckworth there are a lot of contract end years in the same colour scheme now. :p
     
  22. Lore

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    More retirements likely?

    With Baguley and Goddard getting triggers for 2018, who else might retire? Hocking, Howlett? Bird may or may not be out of contract, if he is he's the next eldest uncontracted player.
     
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    The colour scheme is as follows: Final year of contract, 1 year to go, more than a year.

    I am currently investigating the option of including a bar/graphical representation as previously posted by lysp but haven't decided on a final option yet.

     
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  25. Capt Hindsight

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    Should Baguley be updated since it seems he has met a trigger clause for a 1 year deal?