- May 24, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Liverpool FC
Insipid football, played by a bunch of blokes who looked like they didn't have two shits to rub together.
Disgraceful, lazy efforts with no two way running.
Injuries can only be an excuse for the team selection, and doesn't excuse the lack of effort shown.
5 goals in a game of footy. Pathetic.
Let St Kilda have it all their own way from the get go, and deserved to lose by far more than they did.
Far too many passengers doing absolutely nothing, capped off by a "coach" who laughed and looked like he was having a gay old time after we were pounded.
Absolute cock and balls.
ST KILDA 10.8 68 def. ESSENDON 5.3 33
BEST: Parish, Shiel, Merrett, McGrath, Langford
GOALS: Begley, Langford, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Saad, Townsend
Were completely substandard for the first half of the game before turning on a little class to grind out a win against the Suns.
Lynch and Riewoldt kicked two goals apiece, whilst the former wanted to get some extra stats and let fly with two punches.
You'd think he'd cop at least a week, but the sash on his jumper is yellow, not red. A fine will be just dandy, according to dimwit Christian.
Not much else to write about here, they just find ways to win, whereas we find ways to lose.
RICHMOND 8.5 53 def. GOLD COAST 4.8 32
BEST: Grimes, Riewoldt, Short, Cotchin, McIntosh, Vlastuin
GOALS: Lynch, Riewoldt 2, Chol, McIntosh, Pickett, Soldo
ESSENDON INS: Aaron Francis, Brayden Ham, Devon Smith, Irving Mosquito, Jake Stringer, Mason Redman, Tom Bellchambers
ESSENDON OUTS: Conor McKenna (Hip), Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Jacob Townsend, Josh Begley, Kobe Mutch, Shaun McKernan, Tom Cutler (All Omit)
RICHMOND INS: Bachar Houli
RICHMOND OUTS: Nathan Broad (Omit)
#17 - ESSENDON
#33 - RICHMOND
IRVING MOSQUITO - #22
FWD - 176cm, 72kg
Recruited From: Hallls Creek (WA)/ Maffra (VIC) / Gippsland Grammar (VIC) / Gippsland U18
Pick #38, 2018 National Draft
One change for the reigning premiers, with champion half-back and (regrettably) Ex-Bomber Bachar Houli returning to the senior side this week, replacing Nathan Broad.
Seven changes for the Bombers however, who have had their hand forced based on a frankly disgusting performance last week against St Kilda. Conor McKenna is missing with a hip injury, but Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Jacob Townsend, Josh Begley, Kobe Mutch, Shaun McKernan, and Tom Cutler have all been dropped. For most of those, it's hard to disagree. Perhaps Mutch and Begley could be a little stuff, but Cutler and McKernan have both done nothing for weeks (McKernan especially has been absolutely non-existent). Zerk-Thatcher wasn't all that bad I didn't think, but was the worst of our defenders. Townsend really hasn't hit his straps at Essendon whatsoever, so he will miss facing up to his old side. Returning is arguably our best forward in Jake Stringer, who has been missing for months with a syndesmosis injury. Tom Bellchambers, Aaron Francis, Brayden Ham, Devon Smith (Please do something), and Mason Redman all return from the magoos, and in perhaps the most exciting debut we've had for quite a while, livewire small forward Irving Mosquito will finally play his first game of AFL footy.
And there would be no better place for him to make his debut than in the annual Dreamtime game, being held up in Darwin due to the ongoing pandemic situation down here in shitty, cold, 7 degrees Melbourne.
ROUND 10, 2019
RICHMOND TIGERS 10.13 73
ESSENDON BOMBERS 6.14 50
ESSENDON GOALS: Langford 3, Bellchambers, Laverde, Begley
RICHMOND GOALS: Lynch, Castagna, Higgins 2, Prestia, Rioli, Bolton, Baker
ESSENDON BEST: Bellchambers, Merrett, Parish, Langford, McGrath
RICHMOND BEST: Houli, Martin, Edwards, Higgins, Vlastuin
CHANGES SINCE THEN
ESSENDON OUTS: Laverde, Begley, Hooker, Zaharakis, McKernan, Heppell, Ambrose, McKenna, McNiece
ESSENDON INS: Ridley, Gleeson, D. Clarke, Ham, Mosquito, Stewart, Draper, Snelling, Smith
RICHMOND OUTS: Edwards (omg yes), Prestia, Caddy, Ellis, Astbury, Higgins, Coleman-Jones, Menadue, Broad, Garthwaite
RICHMOND INS: Riewoldt, Aarts, Lambert, Graham, Pickett, Soldo, Cotchin, Short, Markov, Chol
Usually having Shane Edwards out guarantees that we're a much better chance, as he obliterates us every time. With that said, I don't think we're a chance here at all.
Richmond by plenty.