Autopsy Rnd 7: Done by the Blues

Remove this Banner Ad

BrunoV

Brownlow Medallist
May 5, 2009
18,199
22,986
AFL Club
Essendon
Walsh was THE difference, McKay had fu** all bearing on the the result but, do agree he's the next superstar.

Who else was going to draw free kicks/take marks/create scoring opportunities?

If Walsh doesn't play they probably still win. If McKay isn't out there where are the 4 goals coming from? How much easier is it to kill those contests.

It reminded me so much of Lloyd today. Played like sh*t, mostly, but his presence bought him shots on goal.
 

Log in to remove this ad.

citizen-erased

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
22,100
17,122
Victoria
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham, Bayern, Milan, Celtic
Who else was going to draw free kicks/take marks/create scoring opportunities?

If Walsh doesn't play they probably still win. If McKay isn't out there where are the 4 goals coming from? How much easier is it to kill those contests.

It reminded me so much of Lloyd today. Played like sh*t, mostly, but his presence bought him shots on goal.
Walsh was impressive. Im not sure the ball goes forward that often for them to win without him. He's overtaken Cripps as their inside gun.
 

Ati Tude

Team Captain
Mar 20, 2018
592
966
AFL Club
Essendon
Not so disappointed to lose today other than it being to the Scum, but disappointing the way we had goals kicked on us. We just have to get better at avoiding turnovers and defending on the turnover.

But how's them kids. Really pleased Jones wasn't dropped as felt he had a game like today's in him. Perkins getting better. Cox ok. Bryan good on debut. Just need to get some games into Reid somehow which could be tricky with Stewart back. Would have been better to play BZT than Stewart today. Stewart needed some game time. Would also like to see some more pace coming off half back. I like Guelfi but would like to see some dash from him.
 

MiguelM

Club Legend
Feb 22, 2014
2,282
2,089
AFL Club
Essendon
always bothers me that a handful of their players will put in top shelf performances against us then go missing all year
SPS, Owies, Cunningham
pah!
Nah, happens to every club. All supporters bemoan this when they lose. Pies supporters were saying the same about Parish.
 

citizen-erased

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
22,100
17,122
Victoria
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham, Bayern, Milan, Celtic
Nah, happens to every club. All supporters bemoan this when they lose. Pies supporters were saying the same about Parish.
Cunningham does nothing all year but beat us. We're like Goodes to his Bolton.
I imagine given how bad we generally defend the wing to our HF line is why he does so well. So much space for his pace to burn us.

frustrates me even when we beat them.

Parish is at least a gun. :p
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Bunk Moreland

Hall of Famer
Sep 22, 2011
35,703
73,212
Your girlfriend's dreams
AFL Club
Essendon
How the fu** can somebody be called “Owies”?

What sort of a name is that? How many generations do you let it go before you say “ok clearly it was something like Howard and we had an ancestor who couldn’t fu**in talk properly or something, let’s change it to something normal”

Seriously? “Owies”???
 

MiguelM

Club Legend
Feb 22, 2014
2,282
2,089
AFL Club
Essendon
Still sucks to lose but we could easily be 5-2. The Port game was a blowout & Lions killed us for a half. Other than that we have been more than competitive.

We now have ruck depth, KPPs for the next decade. Add another midfielder or two (hopefully retain Merrett) and we are building something good.

Watching Bryan, Perkins, Cox & Jones is as exciting as 1993. Our recruiters hit gold this year. So glad they went for the best available talent rather than just going midfielders. Plus we have a coach not afraid to back the players in and it shows in their confidence.
 

FlyingV

Club Legend
Aug 16, 2012
1,415
1,451
AFL Club
Essendon
Best 22 not playing

Curnow
Martin
Williams
Fisher
De Konning
Newman
Marchbank
JSOS
Marchbank, De Konning, Curnow and even JSOS are speculative. We are missing Hurley, Shiel, Caldwell and Draper.
I dunno, a good win for Carlton but you are a long way off the top 6 or so teams. Cannot understand why Setterfield isn’t playing. Surely he is the future and you pump games into him.
 

Shane Heard

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 11, 2018
5,092
9,157
AFL Club
Essendon
The last time I was at the G for a EFC vs CFC game was that one in 08’ or 09’ when Fevola kicked 5 or 6 in second half when we were 5 goals up at halftime or something.

Yesterday’s loss wasn’t as bad as that feeling.

**** Carlton !! 🤦‍♂️
 

Kruzering

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 7, 2008
7,967
11,488
Blackburn
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
LA Lakers
Marchbank, De Konning, Curnow and even JSOS are speculative. We are missing Hurley, Shiel, Caldwell and Draper.
I dunno, a good win for Carlton but you are a long way off the top 6 or so teams. Cannot understand why Setterfield isn’t playing. Surely he is the future and you pump games into him.
Needs to play inside to be at his best and hard with Cripps, Curnow etc

Essendon should have got him instead of Shiel, would have been cheaper and suited your midfield well, plus he wanted to go there.
 

Doss

Karnt Of A Human
Aug 1, 2011
73,099
104,591
AFL Club
Essendon
Marchbank, De Konning, Curnow and even JSOS are speculative. We are missing Hurley, Shiel, Caldwell and Draper.
I dunno, a good win for Carlton but you are a long way off the top 6 or so teams. Cannot understand why Setterfield isn’t playing. Surely he is the future and you pump games into him.
Isn’t Setterfield working back from injury? Played VFL yesterday.
 

Ambrosia

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 11, 2010
12,013
6,898
AFL Club
Essendon
Thought we were the much better side the first half but Carlton probably better over the four quarters.

I don’t understand why we didn’t get centre bounce ruck free kicks. Pittonet was running past the ball to block Bryan’s jump all day.

Hooker’s valuable as our only big forward but jeez he’s so slow that his opponent is like a loose man offensively for much of the game.

How good are the kids going. Watching big Cox just wheel around on the opposite foot is unreal.

You’d think Cripps has to sign quick coz he just isn’t good anymore.

Holding the ball/incorrect disposal is just a raffle. Can’t believe they paid that mark to Fogarty or whoever it was in the pocket.

Laverde just keeps getting better every week.
 

FlyingV

Club Legend
Aug 16, 2012
1,415
1,451
AFL Club
Essendon
Needs to play inside to be at his best and hard with Cripps, Curnow etc

Essendon should have got him instead of Shiel, would have been cheaper and suited your midfield well, plus he wanted to go there.
I agree. And at the time I wanted Setterfield as well as he could have developed alongside McGrath. However, I didn’t anticipate Setterfield to regress this year. I thought he would consolidate himself along side Cripps and Walsh.
 

Remove this Banner Ad