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Preview Essendon vs North Melbourne (12/08/12)

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  1. ozzyoslo

    ozzyoslo Brownlow Medallist

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    Well we are trying to engage in some form of discussion here ....what are your thoughts for the game.
     

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  2. ozzyoslo

    ozzyoslo Brownlow Medallist

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    Can I ask you your thoughts on Bomber Thompson half time interview from the Adelaide game??
     
  3. ozzyoslo

    ozzyoslo Brownlow Medallist

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  4. tazaa

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    There will be alot of factors that come into play.
    Essendon could have 7 best 22 players available or decide to not play 3 or 4.
    Still that is a third of a side missing and whoever will play will be feeling the pinch on the fast track at Etihad.
    Stanton will be pivotal in terms of assisting Watson and Hocking in the middle if he plays. Heppel was also good last week in the middle also so hell be vital if in the guts again this week. The run will only help Hurley aswell.
    Dont know how much last weeks game against the crows will effect the dons- being in the wet and a short turn around then North.
    Also the past 3 results at Etihad arent favourable for the Dons where as we havnt lost there in 3 months.
    both these side love the underdog status- which is what makes these contests great as they turn out fairly even.
    On form and on paper North should have the ascendancy. The bomber boys though will want to sure up a top 8 spot.

    IMO itll come down to who plays and who doesnt. If North gets its running game going theyll go far to win. Essendon will need to get its contested game going with their kicking spread. With the lack of games in some of their players and coming back from Adelaide- the issue is whether this will hold up for 4 quarters.
     
  5. ozzyoslo

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    I must admit I wish Jack was available and play his battering ram game its very obvious we're missing him there in this dept. Hocking really didnt play last time against us as he got KO'd by his own team mate early in the game. So he is an added bonus we should mindful of. We need to quell Watsons game as he is the heart of Essendon at this moment by a long way.
    I would have liked to rebumped the Atley v's Heppell by offering a version 2 thread but my starting a new thread rights have been revoked.o_O I wonder if Essendon had their choice again would they be happy to take Heppell again or would they like Atley instead??
     
  6. tazaa

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    Would love Jack to have played but happier for him to return next week.
    Hocking has actually been subbed out the past 2 times against us in the first quarter.
    I think Spitz will go head to head with Watson ala Judd.
    hrmm, any chance of Heppel lining up on Atley?
     
  7. Red Black and Blue

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    Only if Atley plays a lot of midfield minutes.
     
  8. Loonerty

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    This is great and all but ah....

    You guys do have a preview thread on your own board.
     
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    Heppell thanks, he is just the better player long-term and he can play a range of positions, not to mention his foot skills are much better.
     
  11. The Chiefton

    The Chiefton Premiership Player

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    What's happening with David Myers, Ess fans?

    Is he injured long term? I like the way he moves.
     

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  12. Daz

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    Who's the 2nd ruck? Carlisle?
     
  13. LukeParkerno1

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    Chance to play this week.
     
  14. LukeParkerno1

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    Bellchambers will ruck 90%, not that big a deal. Gumbleton will chop out if needed. That said Ryder is a chance to play.
     
  15. Drummer_19

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    And you wonder why you dolts arent welcome when all you're trying to do is bait people.
     
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    Jeez I thought i had just entered the twilight zone.. i came to the ESSENDON board after a few days to read our preview.. and read three pages in a row of nth posters, isnt there another board somewhere in the boondocks where they do their previewing?
     
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  17. Lord Nicholson

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    Frankly, I don't understand why they don't stay on their own board, which is by all reports a bustling highly active metropolis. Instead they fixate on this board. Very strange.

    Anyone else defiantly tipping Essendon for no good reason?
     
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  18. Doss

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    The Heppell-Atley thing has been done to death, for goodness sake. Remember that "North Way v Essendon Way" thread on your board after the Round 1 game? Frankly, it was pathetic. This obsession with comparing them almost exclusively comes from the North end, like some sort of inferiority complex.

    Is it not enough to just accept that they are both very good young players? Heppell will be a beauty, and so will Atley. Endlessly comparing is just glorified dick-measuring to massage the internet ego of certain posters.
     
  19. Red Black and Blue

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    Not sure thats a good thing these days.
     
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  20. Howard Moon

    Howard Moon Brownlow Medallist

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    true!!

    judd like minus the UFC tactics maybe?
     
  21. Jade

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    We have one, Zaka - his absence has been enormous.
     
  22. Jade

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    There it is again, massive over rating.

    Atley's second year is not equal to Heppell's first or second.

    Geez, Atley's whopping 18 touches and three marks a game must be devestating.
     
  23. Lance Uppercut

    Lance Uppercut Eat bling

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    did he??

    Never heard that before
     
  24. the big lebowski

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    Yes. Yes they are (the touches, not the marks). That is why any discussion re North in the media will cover his amazing run off half back whilst keeping some of the best small forwards in the league to 2-3 goals max. In a year or two he'll be playing midfield and bursting out of packs like................................. i don't know............ C Judd in his prime.
     
  25. Jade

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    Yes and while we're waiting, we'll stick with the superior player.
     
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