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Duckworth

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Lore's 2022 Essendon List with Weekly Players Update (past versions)

44 total list size including Senior + Rookie + 2 Cat B.

Senior list: 36-38 players
link Brand, Cody – 2022
link Bryan, Nick – 2023
link Caldwell, Jye – 2024
link Cox, Nik – 2022
link Cutler, Tom – 2022
link Draper, Sam – 2023
link Eyre, Joshua – 2022
link Francis, Aaron – 2022
link Guelfi, Matt – 2022
link Ham, Brayden – 2022
link Heppell, Dyson – 2022
link Hind, Nick – 2022

link Hobbs, Benjamin – 2023
link Hurley, Michael – 2022
link Jones, Harrison – 2023
link Kelly, Jake - 2024
link Langford, Kyle – 2022
link Laverde, Jayden – 2022

link Lord, Alister – 2023
link McDonagh, Garrett – 2022-3?
link McDonald-Tipungwuti, Anthony – 2022
link McGrath, Andrew – 2022

link Merrett, Zachary – 2027

link Parish, Darcy – 2023
link Perkins, Archie – 2022
link Phillips, Andrew – 2022
link Redman, Mason – 2023

link Reid, Zach – 2022
link Ridley, Jordan – 2026

link Shiel, Dylan – 2024
link Smith, Devon – 2023
link Snelling, Will – 2023
link Stewart, James – 2022
link Stringer, Jake – 2024

link Wright, Peter – 2023
link Zerk-Thatcher, Brandon – 2023

**2 SPP spots left

Senior (36-38)
Added
: 35 listed + Snelling
Gone: Ambrose, Hooker, Zaharakis, Mosquito, Cahill, Johnson

Rookie (4-6 +2 Cat B)
Added
: 4 listed + 2 cat Bs listed
Gone: Snelling (promoted), Clarke

Rookie list 4-6 players + 2 Cat Bs (44 total list size)
link Baldwin, Kaine – 2022
link Durham, Sam – 2022
link Hird, Tom – 2022 (Cat B)
link McBride, Cian – 2022 (Cat B)
link Voss, Patrick – 2022
link Waterman, Alec – 2022

Coaches
link Ben Rutten – Senior Coach
link Blake Caracella – Midfield and Team Offence
link Daniel Giansiracusa – Backline and Team Defence
link Dale Tapping – Forwards
link Alex Rance – Development
link Leigh Tudor – Development Coach & VFL backline
link Cam Roberts – Development Coach & VFL midfield
link Tom Bellchambers – Ruck Coach
link Brent Stanton – VFL Coach

 
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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
 

Yoda_

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Senior list:
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
 

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Senior list:
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
 

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.
 

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
 

lysp

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Ambrose, Patrick█████████████ ████████████████ - 2019
Baguley, Mark████████████████ ████████ - 2017
Begley, Josh█████████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Bellchambers, Tom████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Bird, Craig██████████████████ ████████ - 2017
Brown, Mitch█████████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Clarke, Dylan████████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Colyer, Travis███████████████ ████████████████ - 2019
Daniher, Joe█████████████████ ████████████████████ - 2020
Dea, Matthew█████████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Fantasia, Orazio█████████████ ████████████████ - 2019
Francis, Aaron███████████████ ████████████████ - 2019
Gleeson, Martin██████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Goddard, Brendon█████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Green, Josh██████████████████ ████████ - 2017
Hartley, Michael█████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Heppell, Dyson███████████████ ████████████████████ - 2020
Hocking, Heath███████████████ ████████ - 2017
Hooker, Cale█████████████████ ████████████████████████ - 2021
Howlett, Ben█████████████████ ████████ - 2017
Hurley, Michael██████████████ ████████████████████████████ - 2022
Kelly, James█████████████████ ████████ - 2017 (announced retirement)
Langford, Kyle███████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Laverde, Jayden██████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Leuenberger, Matthew█████████ ████████████ - 2018
McDonald-Tipungwuti, Anthony ████████████████ - 2019
McGrath, Andrew██████████████ ████████████ - 2018
McKenna, Conor███████████████ ████████ - 2017
Merrett, Jackson█████████████ ████████ - 2017
Merrett, Zachary█████████████ ████████████████████████ - 2021
Morgan, Alex█████████████████ ████████ - 2017
Mutch, Kobe██████████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Myers, David█████████████████ ████████████████ - 2019
Parish, Darcy████████████████ ████████████████ - 2019
Redman, Mason████████████████ ████████████████ - 2019
Ridley, Jordan███████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Stanton, Brent███████████████ ████████ - 2017 (announced retirement)
Stewart, James███████████████ ████████████ - 2018
Watson, Jobe█████████████████ ████████ - 2017 vet (announced retirement)
Zaharakis, David█████████████ ████████████████████████ - 2021



(got bored at work)
 

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
 

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
 

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.
 

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eth-dog

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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.
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.
 

Lore

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Cal Twomey said:
List changes: The Bombers have already had three retirements – Jobe Watson, James Kelly and Brent Stanton – with more likely, while rookie Yestin Eades was delisted earlier in the year.
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.
 

Duckworth

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Done, although Duckworth there are a lot of contract end years in the same colour scheme now. :p
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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