Game Day Fremantle v Essendon, Round 22 - 18:10 AWST, Aug 17, 2019

Who wins? Freo or the Dons?

  • Fremantle by 30+

    Votes: 8 42.1%
  • Fremantle < 30

    Votes: 4 21.1%
  • Essendon < 30

    Votes: 4 21.1%
  • Essendon by 30+

    Votes: 3 15.8%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Dec 1, 1999
AFL Club

OS , 6:10pm AWST Saturday, August 17, 2019

B: Taylin Duman, Joel Hamling, Connor Blakely
HB: Ethan Hughes, Griffin Logue, Darcy Tucker
C: Bradley Hill, Reece Conca, Ed Langdon
HF: Andrew Brayshaw, Michael Walters, Sam Switkowski
F: Cam McCarthy, Sean Darcy, Hayden Ballantyne
FOL: Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, David Mundy
I/C: Adam Cerra, Lachie Schultz, Mitchell Crowden, Brandon Matera
EMG: Bailey Banfield, Brett Bewley, Jason Carter, Travis Colyer
IN: Cam McCarthy, Hayden Ballantyne
OUT: Bailey Banfield (Omitted), Jason Carter (Omitted)
MILESTONES: Michael Walters - Playing 150th game

B: Michael Hurley, Cale Hooker, Martin Gleeson
HB: Conor McKenna, Patrick Ambrose, Mason Redman
C: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Zach Merrett, Andrew McGrath
HF: Darcy Parish, Shaun McKernan, Kyle Langford
F: David Zaharakis, Mitch Brown, Jake Stringer
FOL: Zac Clarke, Dylan Shiel, Dyson Heppell
I/C: Brayden Ham, Adam Saad, Orazio Fantasia, Aaron Francis
EMG: Josh Begley, Dylan Clarke, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Ben McNiece
IN: Michael Hurley, Darcy Parish, Brayden Ham, Adam Saad, Aaron Francis
OUT: Dylan Clarke (Omitted), Josh Begley (Omitted), David Myers (Omitted), Ben McNiece (Omitted), Mark Baguley (Omitted)

Where and when: Optus Stadium, Saturday August 17, 6.10pm AWST

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What it means for Fremantle:
The Dockers need to dust themselves off after the shattering loss to St Kilda because the finals door is still ajar. Win both of their remaining games and they could sneak in if results fall their way.

What it means for Essendon: One more win would secure September action but it's about more than that for the Dons, who need to show some spirit and fight after horrendous losses to the Dogs and Power by a combined 163 points.

The stat: Essendon has lost on eight of the past nine trips west by an average of 47 points. The Dons' sole win was by 28 points over West Coast last year.

The match-up: Nat Fyfe v Dyson Heppell

Heppell is stoically fighting on despite carrying a foot injury and the Bombers skipper could get the job on his Fremantle counterpart. Fyfe, the game's best onballer according to AFL Player Ratings, is coming off a monster 35 disposals, 11 inside 50s and two goals and could join elite company as a dual Brownlow medallist with a big finish to the season.

It's a big week for: John Worsfold

The Bombers coach is back under the blowtorch after consecutive poundings and if his injury-ravaged side slips out of the top eight by the end of round 23 Worsfold could face serious pressure on his position. He needs one more win to qualify for finals and keep the wolves from the door.

Big call: Star Fremantle wingman Bradley Hill to drive up his potential trade value with at least 35 disposals and a goal in a best afield display.

Prediction: Dockers by 13 points

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs

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Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 16, 2013
AFL Club
Picked dogs by 100 last week after I saw our ins and outs.

Think we will lose this one by less than that but I could also see us winning (because we are essington and you just never know)


Team Captain
Jun 28, 2018
AFL Club
im more confident of winning this match than any other this year. now that we have nothing to play for watch us come out all guns blazing and put the bombers to the sword. post match look out for ross blowing himself, "The result speaks for itself. I'm clearly the complete package. I've delivered and will continue to deliver for this footy club. I know the overwhelming majority of supporters are thrilled with what I've delivered so far."


Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 16, 2013
AFL Club
Our ins are much better than our outs (Dylan Clarke unlucky)

Still think Freo by 20 odd but more confident of at least a showing this week.


Brownlow Medallist
Jan 18, 2002
A bay at Rotto
AFL Club
Other Teams
East Rottnest
Never trust the lists of INS and OUTS, till they run out on the ground.

Will Stringer line up ?, late change ?, who know’s.

Ducks & Drakes.

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