Preview GWS vs Essendon, Sydney Showgrounds, Sunday 24/03/2019 @ 3.20PM

Joined
Sep 17, 2016
Posts
66
Likes
33
AFL Club
Essendon
Now Daniher out Our 22 will be more like:-

Ambrose Hurley McKenna
Ridley Francis Saad
Zakka Heppell ZMerrett
Fanta Brown Smith
Stringer McKernan Tippa

Bellcho Shiel McGrath


Myers Langford Guelfi Laverde


Parish probably comes in for someone on the bench but not sure who...Hartley also some chance instead of Ambrose but the later more likely with the much better tank. Still a very dangerous team on paper that’s only going to get better when Hooker and Daniher come back




On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

hurlygurdy

Premiership Player
Joined
Apr 15, 2013
Posts
3,093
Likes
1,756
AFL Club
Essendon
I haven't been watching the preseason so i'm out of touch. Why is it that suddenly we have Myers and Langford in the same team and no one turning a hair?
Langford has to play for mine and i could understand Myers playing if he is in ripping form, but is he?
 

JayJ20

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Aug 28, 2016
Posts
7,958
Likes
11,143
AFL Club
Essendon
They keep putting these expectations on themselves. Probably for memberships, but it isn’t wise.

Here’s the expectations they’ve put on themselves:

- viciousness, intensity and pressure
- Good defensive game
- no repeating the start of last year
- similar results to the end of last year
- taking JLT seriously

I’d prefer keeping it in house and talking about it once it’s successful. Repeating it over and over again adds pressure to perform.
 
Joined
Jul 15, 2008
Posts
2,458
Likes
759
Location
Essendon
AFL Club
Essendon
I haven't been watching the preseason so i'm out of touch. Why is it that suddenly we have Myers and Langford in the same team and no one turning a hair?
Langford has to play for mine and i could understand Myers playing if he is in ripping form, but is he?
Good point - maybe Myers plays reserves and Parish is best 22. But hard to see that happening with Myers in the leadership group....
 

ghostdog

Premiership Player
Joined
Oct 18, 2008
Posts
4,649
Likes
1,520
Location
gondawanaland
AFL Club
Essendon
They keep putting these expectations on themselves. Probably for memberships, but it isn’t wise.

Here’s the expectations they’ve put on themselves:

- viciousness, intensity and pressure
- Good defensive game
- no repeating the start of last year
- similar results to the end of last year
- taking JLT seriously

I’d prefer keeping it in house and talking about it once it’s successful. Repeating it over and over again adds pressure to perform.
I don't mind it. These guys have to play at the MCG eventually and should be expected to lift their game. Competition for spots hasn't been this healthy for yonkeys. I want effort and intensity in the front of their minds, I want them to expect high performance of themselves and each other and to want to win the crowd with that, lest we end up with a bunch of 'she'll be right mate' plodders.
 

ghostdog

Premiership Player
Joined
Oct 18, 2008
Posts
4,649
Likes
1,520
Location
gondawanaland
AFL Club
Essendon
Now Daniher out Our 22 will be more like:-

Ambrose Hurley McKenna
Ridley Francis Saad
Zakka Heppell ZMerrett
Fanta Brown Smith
Stringer McKernan Tippa

Bellcho Shiel McGrath


Myers Langford Guelfi Laverde


Parish probably comes in for someone on the bench but not sure who...Hartley also some chance instead of Ambrose but the later more likely with the much better tank. Still a very dangerous team on paper that’s only going to get better when Hooker and Daniher come back




On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
I agree Ambrose is more likely. Cameron will go up the ground continually and Patty will need to be there. He did okay on Cameron last time, kept him to a goal? Two goals?
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2007
Posts
71,669
Likes
31,802
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
Thread starter #133
I agree Ambrose is more likely. Cameron will go up the ground continually and Patty will need to be there. He did okay on Cameron last time, kept him to a goal? Two goals?
2 goals 3. Cameron averages 3 goals/game against us (21 in 7).
 
Joined
Jul 5, 2014
Posts
1,955
Likes
1,865
AFL Club
Essendon
Biggest concern for us is the amount of top line players that we have, that have had an interrupted preseason. Raz, Merret, Smith, Hepp and Joey (although now he is an out) all have had troubles and looked below par during JLT. I am probably missing a few.

Gws team looks very different and they have lost very good players, and the question mark over Kelly is good for us. Will they gel?

I have a feeling that we will miss the experience of Goddard down back (especially with Hooker out). Question marks over both teams but if our 4 mentioned above fire we should get the win.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

kelvin_sheedy

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Apr 30, 2006
Posts
11,949
Likes
6,209
Location
melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Hopefully our kids step up and lead the way as we are looking at the bad old days and have too many what I call senior negative impact players.

We've seen these types before - the Monfries, Stanton, Green, Howlett, Prismall, Williams, Davey, Welsh.

We now have a collection of them in Hurley, Zaharakis, Brown, McKernan, Baguley. I reckon we can only really play 2 out of the 5 to be competitive with the top teams.
 
Joined
Sep 29, 2016
Posts
2,025
Likes
2,466
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Bayern Munich
Agreed, I think this will be our 22 (only debatable one may be Hartley instead of Ambrose).
Our backline is interesting - none of Hurley, Ambrose, Ridley or Francis would I feel comfortable playing on a #1 powerful forward. Nor would I feel comfortable having them play on a small. Yet I like them all...
Au contraire. I would argue that Hurley plays his best football when he is lined up on the #1 forward for the opposition.
See Lance Franklin and Jack Riewoldt last year.

Hurley - Cameron
Francis - Himmelberg
Ambrose - Tomlinson (Paddy has the tank to go up the ground with him).
 
Joined
Mar 28, 2018
Posts
9,320
Likes
7,031
AFL Club
GWS
Au contraire. I would argue that Hurley plays his best football when he is lined up on the #1 forward for the opposition.
See Lance Franklin and Jack Riewoldt last year.

Hurley - Cameron
Francis - Himmelberg
Ambrose - Tomlinson (Paddy has the tank to go up the ground with him).
Tomlinson's role is really hard to pick. Generally I just assume he is on the bench and wait and see.


He can play as a KPD, wingman, or as a running half forward flanker who can take a mark. He was even used as a tagger a couple of times last year.

I expect our forward line to be

Delidio, Cameron, De Boer

Greene, Himmelburg, Daniels

Deledio often played across halfback last year when fit. Griffen played forward and took the oppo running back. With Griffen retired I think he'll move forward and either Daniels or De boer will have an eye on Saad.

Expect Cameron and Himmelburg to spend time up on the wing and we'll try to isolate Toby Greene deep. Tactical guess on what we've done before of course.
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2007
Posts
71,669
Likes
31,802
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
Thread starter #140
Tomlinson's role is really hard to pick. Generally I just assume he is on the bench and wait and see.


He can play as a KPD, wingman, or as a running half forward flanker who can take a mark. He was even used as a tagger a couple of times last year.

I expect our forward line to be

Delidio, Cameron, De Boer

Greene, Himmelburg, Daniels

Deledio often played across halfback last year when fit. Griffen played forward and took the oppo running back. With Griffen retired I think he'll move forward and either Daniels or De boer will have an eye on Saad.

Expect Cameron and Himmelburg to spend time up on the wing and we'll try to isolate Toby Greene deep. Tactical guess on what we've done before of course.
He'll be the chop out ruck, right?
 
Top Bottom