How bad is Essendon? Jeeeeeez

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TheUndertaker

The Phenom from Death Valley
Suspended
Oct 2, 2008
7,367
11,800
Death Valley
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Brothers of Destruction
- Havent won a final in 5,846 days.
- Signed star players Stringer, Shiel and Smith.
- Signed star personnel Caracella, Rutten, Worsfold.
- Losing to Geelong by 59 points right now.
- Won't even mention all the other crap.

This club has surpassed Melbourne, Carlton and Gold Coast as the biggest failure of the 21st century. I cannot fathom how difficult it would be to support this football club.

The way these boys are playing is soul crushing for any supporter. These guys talk finals every year, Lloyd talks about taking the 'next' step and not just making up the numbers in finals, mate, forget about finals, this is arguably the worst performance of the year from any club. They play this ridiculous game plan, where they mark the ball, move the ball and insist on handballing at all costs, whether the player theyre handballing too is flat footed or under severe opposition player.

What an absolute rabble.
 

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90N90S

Premiership Player
Dec 7, 2017
3,365
3,332
AFL Club
Carlton
- Havent won a final in 5,846 days.
- Signed star players Stringer, Shiel and Smith.
- Signed star personnel Caracella, Rutten, Worsfold.
- Losing to Geelong by 59 points right now.
- Won't even mention all the other crap.

This club has surpassed Melbourne, Carlton and Gold Coast as the biggest failure of the 21st century. I cannot fathom how difficult it would be to support this football club.

The way these boys are playing is soul crushing for any supporter. These guys talk finals every year, Lloyd talks about taking the 'next' step and not just making up the numbers in finals, mate, forget about finals, this is arguably the worst performance of the year from any club. They play this ridiculous game plan, where they mark the ball, move the ball and insist on handballing at all costs, whether the player theyre handballing too is flat footed or under severe opposition player.

What an absolute rabble.
They aren't bad, they have some guns, just having one of those days.
 

nylexbandit

Club Legend
Mar 17, 2009
2,515
1,666
AFL Club
Essendon
- Havent won a final in 5,846 days.
- Signed star players Stringer, Shiel and Smith.
- Signed star personnel Caracella, Rutten, Worsfold.
- Losing to Geelong by 59 points right now.
- Won't even mention all the other crap.

This club has surpassed Melbourne, Carlton and Gold Coast as the biggest failure of the 21st century. I cannot fathom how difficult it would be to support this football club.

The way these boys are playing is soul crushing for any supporter. These guys talk finals every year, Lloyd talks about taking the 'next' step and not just making up the numbers in finals, mate, forget about finals, this is arguably the worst performance of the year from any club. They play this ridiculous game plan, where they mark the ball, move the ball and insist on handballing at all costs, whether the player theyre handballing too is flat footed or under severe opposition player.

What an absolute rabble.
We’re woeful but stats don’t hold up that we’re the worst of the 21st century
 

Black white

Club Legend
May 4, 2017
2,253
1,791
AFL Club
Collingwood
Allowing Tippa and ‘The Package’ to play fat is a bad start.
Having a recruiting guy who loves unskilled ‘shrimps’ also doesn’t help. Unless he was buying food for a seafood franchise.
But it’s funny..cause it’s Essendon.
Been to McDonald's tippa
 

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Barlow#14

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 28, 2009
5,906
3,805
AFL Club
Hawthorn
They aren't bad, they have some guns, just having one of those days.
They have beaten:
7. Collingwood
13. Gold Coast (Draw)
14. Fremantle
15. Sydney
16. Hawthorn
17. North
18. Adelaide

Outside of the Collingwood not alot to ring home about. They also got Collingwood at there worst run of games all year.

The list is in its prime and doesn't have any more youth coming through. Even if they have "some guns" those guns ain't going to win them a premiership.

Just a below average side that will middle for a few more years then have to re build again. Sydney are closer to a premiership then this mob and they have only just started a rebuild.
 

_Mike_

Super Moderator
Aug 10, 2009
26,166
21,477
Victoria
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Western Bulldogs
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Tottenham, Montreal Canadiens
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WN123

Club Legend
Mar 5, 2008
1,147
205
Victoria
AFL Club
Essendon
- Havent won a final in 5,846 days.
- Signed star players Stringer, Shiel and Smith.
- Signed star personnel Caracella, Rutten, Worsfold.
- Losing to Geelong by 59 points right now.
- Won't even mention all the other crap.

This club has surpassed Melbourne, Carlton and Gold Coast as the biggest failure of the 21st century. I cannot fathom how difficult it would be to support this football club.

The way these boys are playing is soul crushing for any supporter. These guys talk finals every year, Lloyd talks about taking the 'next' step and not just making up the numbers in finals, mate, forget about finals, this is arguably the worst performance of the year from any club. They play this ridiculous game plan, where they mark the ball, move the ball and insist on handballing at all costs, whether the player theyre handballing too is flat footed or under severe opposition player.

What an absolute rabble.
There’s not enough threads on the main board dedicated to this. Or are you just one of those blokes that just has to sink the boots in.
 

Richo83

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 2, 2005
19,564
7,115
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
This is why I don't rate Essendon's midfield. Sure, they're missing McGrath (who is utterly vanilla and isn't fixing anything), and Heppell is coming back from injury (but again, he hasn't solved much since being drafted), but Merrett, Shiel, Parish and Smith are being shown up as the utterly middle-of-the-road pack of "stars". They've spent heavily in terms of picks and trades on their midfield for a number of years and it's still less than average. It still needs work even though Dodoro has spent multiple picks in multiple seasons on trades and top picks.
 

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