How bad is Essendon? Jeeeeeez

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BruceTempany14

Loving the Eagles and Cats Salt
Aug 4, 2016
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If the Tigers could turn around years of failure, surely the Bombers can. Eventually.
Agree . Remember we CAme from the clouds in 2017 . But played finals ( albeit badly) in 13 14 15 . But on paper your list is pretty good .

But I’m also hearing Saad to Richmond . Could be a big loss


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JT_the_Man

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 23, 2014
13,209
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Wonders
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
LCFC, LAL, Stars, 49ers, Canadiens
If you thought last week was bad, just wait until Dixon kicks 10 today, because we didn’t name anyone who is capable of stopping him.
 

Bjo187

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Apr 30, 2020
110
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AFL Club
Essendon
They finally drop one of the old senior players group and they choose the only one that stands up, wins us games and shows some passion. Plus against a team where he is the only reasonable match up for dixon.
 

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Gavin Excell

Hall of Famer
Apr 22, 2007
32,125
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Was the jibe about "Essendon people" thinking that because they are a big club they deserve success, an attack at prominent Essendon media figures such as Lloyd, Connolly and Robbo or aimed more at faceless men/women on the Board?
 

littlegg

Draftee
Aug 8, 2020
14
14
AFL Club
Collingwood
what hope do you have when the coach claims the team is young and building? of the players under 50 games
not much to ride home about or be excited

phillips ehh nope
zerk thatcher very raw but looks a best 22 long term no star
Ham long way off making it
draper best 22 looks really good
snelling you ain't winning a flag with him
townsend same as above.
clarke gee a b grade at best
hibberd will be delisted
guelfi nothing great

ridley superstar ...
 

TheUndertaker

The Phenom from Death Valley
Suspended
Oct 2, 2008
7,367
11,800
Death Valley
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Richmond
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Brothers of Destruction
Was the jibe about "Essendon people" thinking that because they are a big club they deserve success, an attack at prominent Essendon media figures such as Lloyd, Connolly and Robbo or aimed more at faceless men/women on the Board?
1993 - Baby Bombers
Over salary cap by an incredible amount, AFL decided not to strip them of the premiership. There's one shortcut.

2005 onwards - clinging onto Sheedy for more success. Extracting oil from a stone. Shortcut.

2009 - Didnt hire Hardwick, who presented for the job and had an issue with PowerPoint, never gave him another crack at this presentation.

2010 - Matthew Knights sacked. Club didnt commit to rebuild, Matthew Lloyd and Knights clashed because Lloyd didn't want to take elements away from his game to support the growth of the team, Lloyd won. Knights payout was 800,000.


2011 - Hired James Hird and hire Bomber Thompson to fast track success and keep media members happy. Shortcut. Was he the right man for the job? Was he the most qualified? Histery says no.

2012 - ASADA drug scandal.
There's another shortcut. And I won't delve into this, this is no doubt the most disastrous scandal in AFL history.

2015 onwards - hiring Shiel, Stringer, Smith and apparently into Crouch, Williams, etc, these are seasoned players. Not kids. Shortcut.

2019 - Poach Caracella from Richmond, duplicate forward handball gameplan that Caracella made successful at Richmond - shortcut.

2020 - Membership down 18,000 the biggest decrease of all clubs. Members disappointed the shortcuts not paying off.

Let's not be fooled, the old Richmond, is the current Essendon.

Worsfold is saying, in essence, commit to the long term plan, give these guys a chance to help build the club up.

We've already got idiot Essendon media supporters like Robbo trying to disrupt the leadership at the bombers. This club is in a lot of trouble.

They are eating their own.
 

Gavin Excell

Hall of Famer
Apr 22, 2007
32,125
35,686
Bentleigh
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Geelong
1993 - Baby Bombers
Over salary cap by an incredible amount, AFL decided not to strip them of the premiership. There's one shortcut.

2005 onwards - clinging onto Sheedy for more success. Extracting oil from a stone. Shortcut.

2009 - Didnt hire Hardwick, who presented for the job and had an issue with PowerPoint, never gave him another crack at this presentation.

2010 - Matthew Knights sacked. Club didnt commit to rebuild, Matthew Lloyd and Knights clashed because Lloyd didn't want to take elements away from his game to support the growth of the team, Lloyd won. Knights payout was 800,000.


2011 - Hired James Hird and hire Bomber Thompson to fast track success and keep media members happy. Shortcut. Was he the right man for the job? Was he the most qualified? Histery says no.

2012 - ASADA drug scandal.
There's another shortcut. And I won't delve into this, this is no doubt the most disastrous scandal in AFL history.

2015 onwards - hiring Shiel, Stringer, Smith and apparently into Crouch, Williams, etc, these are seasoned players. Not kids. Shortcut.

2019 - Poach Caracella from Richmond, duplicate forward handball gameplan that Caracella made successful at Richmond - shortcut.

2020 - Membership down 18,000 the biggest decrease of all clubs. Members disappointed the shortcuts not paying off.

Let's not be fooled, the old Richmond, is the current Essendon.

Worsfold is saying, in essence, commit to the long term plan, give these guys a chance to help build the club up.

We've already got idiot Essendon media supporters like Robbo trying to disrupt the leadership at the bombers. This club is in a lot of trouble.

They are eating their own.
The reflection on Essendon being old Richmond is an eye opener and prob accurate
 

NZ_Tiger

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 30, 2011
6,870
13,792
kensington
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Richmond
The reflection on Essendon being old Richmond is an eye opener and prob accurate
Like Richmond, the large and vocal supporter base and big cotories make it hard to follow through on any plan that involves a large amount of short term pain.

Having said that I’m loving it. Like most fans enjoyed the Tigers self inflicted misery, most are now enjoying Essendons. I especially love Lloyd complaining about culture, when he and his mates got coach sacked because he was asked to play as a decoy.


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Gavin Excell

Hall of Famer
Apr 22, 2007
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Like Richmond, the large and vocal supporter base and big cotories make it hard to follow through on any plan that involves a large amount of short term pain.

Having said that I’m loving it. Like most fans enjoyed the Tigers self inflicted misery, most are now enjoying Essendons. I especially love Lloyd complaining about culture, when he and his mates got coach sacked because he was asked to play as a decoy.


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These comments re Lloyd playing career and Knights knifing - is this genuine?
 

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