Preview Round 21: Western Bulldogs vs Essendon, Docklands, Sunday 8/08/2021 @ 3:20 PM

Do we break the curse?


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mike14

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Jun 29, 2006
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Squiggle's aggregate tipping has us at a 22 point loss. I think most of us would take that after recent history.


That's a typo. They meant 22 goals :)
 

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Hird05

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Mar 29, 2019
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That be the end for Hooker? Farewell vs pies? He's not going to be any quicker next year...
 

Red Black and Blue

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Shows where the depth is at. Probably two ins that aren’t going to be there next year. Not going to be pretty.
 

11kgm

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Really going to be a weekend miss Heppell they are scatter gun by foot
 

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d-mac3276

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Anyone got Mick McGuane’s article from the Herald Sun yesterday they can put up
 

imp99

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Anyone got Mick McGuane’s article from the Herald Sun yesterday they can put up


this?

"ESSENDON

The Bombers must stop the bleeding because defence wins premierships. The Bombers have the Western Bulldogs, Gold Coast and Collingwood to come and they’d fancy themselves in two of those games. They could jump to 10 wins quite clearly and their already strong percentage would remain healthy. They’re a progressive team, hope is clear for all to see and their list is in good order. Although they’re probably in search of a big key defender as Jayden Laverde, Aaron Francis, and James Stewart are all a bit undersized, and right now they’re too leaky in defence.

Essendon struggles to stop opposition ball movement — the Bombers are ranked 18th in both opposition D50 to inside-50 per cent and opposition defensive 50 to score percentage. Essendon is giving up 84.8 points per game on average, which is 14th in the league. So, a tighter defensive mindset needs to become a priority. They’re currently 10th on the ladder, so if they improve their defence and get harder to score against, they’ll improve that ladder position significantly. Stop the bleeding and they’ll become a significant finals threat."


If the bulldogs give a s**t, they'll win. But will they? Next opponent is hawthorn :rolleyesv1:... better off saving themselves for round 23 and beyond. Feeling positive. Third bottle of merlot helps. Go lockdown. Go Laverde. :cool:
 
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Albertross

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Feb 26, 2015
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this?

"ESSENDON

The Bombers must stop the bleeding because defence wins premierships. The Bombers have the Western Bulldogs, Gold Coast and Collingwood to come and they’d fancy themselves in two of those games. They could jump to 10 wins quite clearly and their already strong percentage would remain healthy. They’re a progressive team, hope is clear for all to see and their list is in good order. Although they’re probably in search of a big key defender as Jayden Laverde, Aaron Francis, and James Stewart are all a bit undersized, and right now they’re too leaky in defence.

Essendon struggles to stop opposition ball movement — the Bombers are ranked 18th in both opposition D50 to inside-50 per cent and opposition defensive 50 to score percentage. Essendon is giving up 84.8 points per game on average, which is 14th in the league. So, a tighter defensive mindset needs to become a priority. They’re currently 10th on the ladder, so if they improve their defence and get harder to score against, they’ll improve that ladder position significantly. Stop the bleeding and they’ll become a significant finals threat."


If the bulldogs give a sh*t, they'll win. But will they? Next opponent is hawthorn :rolleyesv1:... better off saving themselves for round 23 and beyond. Feeling positive. Third bottle of merlot helps. Go lockdown. Go Laverde. :cool:
I think Lav has been outstanding this year all things considered. Franga, well I still live in hope that he will be a star for us. Stewart, had some good ones down back, but, last week was a shocker and cost us 2 or 3 goals with poor skills/decisions under pressure
 
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