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by rockhole
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL
Replies: 58
Views: 309

Re: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL

1 big positive to take from the game is our disposal efficiency leaders were Saad, Francis, Gleeson and Ridley. I agree with your comments, but it was Gleeson who missed the tackle on King who went on to win the game. I predicted he would cost us another game ‘cos he just isn’t strong enough and he...
by rockhole
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL
Replies: 58
Views: 309

Re: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL

1 big positive to take from the game is our disposal efficiency leaders were Saad, Francis, Gleeson and Ridley. I agree with your comments, but it was Gleeson who missed the tackle on King who went on to win the game. I predicted he would cost us another game ‘cos he just isn’t strong enough and he...
by rockhole
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL
Replies: 58
Views: 309

Re: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL

Who was the comedian who swapped Hurley for Gleeson???
by rockhole
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL
Replies: 58
Views: 309

Re: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL

I would rather play one player short.!!
by rockhole
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 10...vs GWS Giants
Replies: 103
Views: 678

Re: Round 10...vs GWS Giants

I am staggered that more has not been said in the media about the hit on Townsend. Firstly, from that doyen of football callers, Wayne Carey, we heard that it was "accidental contact" and from Bruce that he was "just going for the ball" Another was that he was "just protecting himself" What absolute...
by rockhole
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 10...vs GWS Giants
Replies: 103
Views: 678

Re: Round 10...vs GWS Giants

OK, so I have thought a little more about team selection and given the condensed playing schedule there will likely be the need to manage and rotate players through the selected 22 For this week I would go with Townsend. Hurley. Zerk-Thatcher Guelfi. Ridley. Saad Redman. Shiel. Parish McKenna McKer...
by rockhole
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 9... vs Brisbane
Replies: 91
Views: 888

Re: Round 9... vs Brisbane

Stewart must play. We simply have no height on the forward line. I would also play Langford down forward.
by rockhole
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 8...vs Adelaide
Replies: 95
Views: 1034

Re: Round 8...vs Adelaide

I suggested last week that Gleeson would cost us a game. He tried his hardest yesterday by butchering the ball everytime he came near it. A dropped mark and a missed tackle cost us two goals in a low scoring game. In a backline that is looking increasingly solid even without Hooksey, he looks comple...
by rockhole
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 8...vs Adelaide
Replies: 95
Views: 1034

Re: Round 8...vs Adelaide

100% with you on this, Benny. I have to go all the way back to Judd Lalich to find an Essendon player with worst skills. At least Lalich had a good leap. Why do we hang on to these donkeys when it usually becomes apparent after about 2 seasons that they are useless. If he is not worth a trade, then ...
by rockhole
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Daniher
Replies: 25
Views: 2402

Re: Daniher

Maybe we could find some bloke that specialises in this field!! :D
by rockhole
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: The new style...
Replies: 34
Views: 431

Re: The new style...

Holding our structures!!
by rockhole
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 5 v Northern Tin Rattlers
Replies: 49
Views: 669

Re: Round 5 v Northern Tin Rattlers

Two outstanding efforts really caught my eye. Phillips had the same number of hitouts as Goldy, with effective hitouts 7 to 8 in Goldy's favour. Goldy beat him around the ground, but that is not the reason he is in the team. Andy has more than held his own against two of the top AFL ruckmen in the p...
by rockhole
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: For the Historians
Replies: 2
Views: 87

For the Historians

I stumbled across this video by accident. It is the 1950 GF against North and is in colour and runs for about 28 minutes.

There is some great footage of Hutchy and King Richard and even footage of Coleman.

Hope this works!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoC79PAIY3Q [/YouTube]
by rockhole
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 5 v Northern Tin Rattlers
Replies: 49
Views: 669

Re: Round 5 v Northern Tin Rattlers

Hibberd hasn't played for 12 months or so and did well when he got it and played the link role from HB confidently. He should get the chance to play against his old club where he'd just might like to show them some skills. Our forward line isn't well stocked with tall strong options. McKernan is ho...
by rockhole
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 5 v Northern Tin Rattlers
Replies: 49
Views: 669

Re: Round 5 v Northern Tin Rattlers

Laverde should be given his marching orders. The bloke simply lacks the skills to play AFL footy. He was beaten in almost every contest he participated in, almost cost us two goals through poor delivery, is a very poor mark and hopelessly innacurate. He has had every chance to prove himself and has ...
by rockhole
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 5...vs Collingwood
Replies: 57
Views: 884

Re: Round 4...vs Collingwood

I can't remember a game that turned as much as that one!! crazy Umpiring is an absolute rort! when was the last time we got a free kick in the goal square late in a game? f****** 2 handed throw and still can't get one... cheating pricks! While we are at it, just about every ruck contest, Grundy sta...
by rockhole
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 5...vs Collingwood
Replies: 57
Views: 884

Re: Round 4...vs Collingwood

Have not seen tackling and forward line pressure like that since 2000. Once again the Essendon enigma rises where we drop games to shit teams and rally to beat serious contenders.
by rockhole
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: f*** off..c***
Replies: 6267
Views: 141387

Re: f*** off..c***

There is now an investigation under way to determine was it COVID 19 which is banned, or COVID 19.5 which is not yet banned but may be. In, addition, because the team has won their first 2 games, it is obvious that there is something illegal going on at Windy Hill which will involve a 2 year investi...
by rockhole
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 3...vs Melbourne
Replies: 41
Views: 1586

Re: Round 3...vs Melbourne

Excellent post, Windy. You managed to put the whole sorry tale of the past 20 years into perspective. If that was the downside, I am afraid I cannot find any upside!

It beggars belief that in light of this summary, we could have 100 members let alone 80,000
by rockhole
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Votes v Shitney
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Votes v Shitney

Our own website and several other scribes did not give Saad a mention. FMD, he was the only player from both teams that looked like he knew what he was doing. Fantastic game.

Zachy for second

McGrath for third