Preview Essendon v North Melbourne, Sat 4:35@Marvel // Rd 17 PREVIEW

ESS v NM - Who wins?

  • Essendon

    Votes: 25 35.2%
  • North Melbourne

    Votes: 46 64.8%

  • Total voters
    71
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ROOINYOU

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Yes it should be but playing with a lot of injuries ends up catching up with you eventually, so i'm expecting a drop off to come at some stage.

Hopefully it's not this week. If not it should be a good game.
I don't know what it is but we always find it tough against you guys.
your pace a concern for us. If we don't hit targets, I think your runners will go a long way to getting you guys over the line.
 

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Rad Roo

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I don't know what it is but we always find it tough against you guys.
your pace a concern for us. If we don't hit targets, I think your runners will go a long way to getting you guys over the line.
Counter attacking pace, namely saad, danger man, must eliminate....in any fashion during the game.
 

Rad Roo

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North haven't dropped anyone for almost 2 months. But they omitted two of their young players this week. They're already running scarred.

Unsettled. Nervous. Timid. And I'm not just talking about Shaun Atley.
Lol, young players are not automatically better players. We got what’s called depth, just make sure u have a legit ruckman for the game to start off.
 

Engimal v3

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In all honesty, North should get up. In better form, less injuries. Anything can happen on the day, but I'm expecting a ~25 point win. Hoping that Essendon's smalls don't cut us up, as some of our medium and small defenders are more 'midfield hopefuls' than actual backmen.
 

TheGreatBarryB

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In all honesty, North should get up. In better form, less injuries. Anything can happen on the day, but I'm expecting a ~25 point win. Hoping that Essendon's smalls don't cut us up, as some of our medium and small defenders are more 'midfield hopefuls' than actual backmen.
On form and injuries, yes you should. Not sure how you’re not favourite with betting agencies
 

Mofra

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Counter attacking pace, namely saad, danger man, must eliminate....in any fashion during the game.
Saad's the one, was leading the comp in running bounces last time I checked. He's always been an excellent rebounder but he actually defends better this year than in previous years too.
 

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JeanLucGoddard

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Saad's the one, was leading the comp in running bounces last time I checked. He's always been an excellent rebounder but he actually defends better this year than in previous years too.
We denied your similar running defenders the space and time when we beat you, if we can do the same to Saad and McKenna, we'll be a long way to victory.
 

Mofra

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We denied your similar running defenders the space and time when we beat you, if we can do the same to Saad and McKenna, we'll be a long way to victory.
Yep you did it well although Cunnington was huge that game. Essendon have to find a way to stop him as Myers has been terrible this year (and out of the team this round I assume) and Stringer just pinch hits in the centre (and is too valuable up forward).
 

Rad Roo

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Saad's the one, was leading the comp in running bounces last time I checked. He's always been an excellent rebounder but he actually defends better this year than in previous years too.
Must must must must be terminated brutally, hopefully a big Ziebell tackle that twists an ankle or massive hip and shoulder like last week. If he goes Down, it would rock Essendon, let’s say he gets injured in the opening minutes, Essendon to lose by at least 50.
 

HirdsTheWord

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Saad's the one, was leading the comp in running bounces last time I checked. He's always been an excellent rebounder but he actually defends better this year than in previous years too.
no, mckenna is #1 for bounces and is almost double saad who is #2
 

Rad Roo

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In all honesty, North should get up. In better form, less injuries. Anything can happen on the day, but I'm expecting a ~25 point win. Hoping that Essendon's smalls don't cut us up, as some of our medium and small defenders are more 'midfield hopefuls' than actual backmen.
Tipper and stringers are both downhill skiiers, hardly danger man but saad....also Heppell not playing is big.
 

Le Grille

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Must must must must be terminated brutally, hopefully a big Ziebell tackle that twists an ankle or massive hip and shoulder like last week. If he goes Down, it would rock Essendon, let’s say he gets injured in the opening minutes, Essendon to lose by at least 50.
Perhaps just play tight on him and his targets
 

TheGreatBarryB

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Must must must must be terminated brutally, hopefully a big Ziebell tackle that twists an ankle or massive hip and shoulder like last week. If he goes Down, it would rock Essendon, let’s say he gets injured in the opening minutes, Essendon to lose by at least 50.
Goldstein knifing will happen first 15 mins. Contract already agreed on. To coincide with Cunnington running past at same time so he falls across his leg and dislocates knee to the point that bone is sticking out of skin.
 

ROOINYOU

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Must must must must be terminated brutally, hopefully a big Ziebell tackle that twists an ankle or massive hip and shoulder like last week. If he goes Down, it would rock Essendon, let’s say he gets injured in the opening minutes, Essendon to lose by at least 50.
Goldstein knifing will happen first 15 mins. Contract already agreed on. To coincide with Cunnington running past at same time so he falls across his leg and dislocates knee to the point that bone is sticking out of skin.
injuries wont decide this game.
tackle pressure and kicking efficiency will.
 

Rad Roo

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Goldstein knifing will happen first 15 mins. Contract already agreed on. To coincide with Cunnington running past at same time so he falls across his leg and dislocates knee to the point that bone is sticking out of skin.
This is better than all the Chem trail conspiracies.
 

Maxabillions

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North running on fumes and emotion and about to come crashing down to earth.

Essendon by 30+ points.

North back to their capitulating ways for the rest of the season.

More heads roll.
 
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