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by bpdons
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Joe Daniher's Groin, Calf, Moustache, Little Pinky
Replies: 182
Views: 4358

Re: Joe Daniher's Groin, Calf, Moustache, Little Pinky

We would be absolutely laughing to get 2 x top 10 picks for JD. Can’t see it happening as I doubt our trade officials could deliver something this tasty. I’d much rather see JD excel elsewhere and be compensated than take the risk of another wasted year with us not getting his body right. If we coul...
by bpdons
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Essendon A Long Way off the Pace
Replies: 31
Views: 385

Re: Essendon A Long Way off the Pace

Completely agree with the envy expressed at how Richmond are a powerhouse right now and will continue to be for a while yet. They take their chances, yes they buggered up 2018 against a white hot Collingwood but it taught them a big finals lesson. 2/2 in grand finals - that’s simply awesome. I was a...
by bpdons
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: AFL Discussion
Topic: Willie Rioli didn't use his willy
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Willie Rioli didn't use his willy

Sorry grassy1. I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. No offence, but I don’t comprehend the manner or narrative in which you’re conversing.
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by bpdons
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: VFL Essendon 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 7180

Re: VFL Essendon 2019

We made the trek to port Melbourne and overall had a good time with the kids. Enjoyed the atmosphere and much kicking on the ground. Extremely disappointing effort by the team. They just looked flat in comparison. Our seniors also didn’t show the fight to really finish the season strongly. Completel...
by bpdons
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Marching Orders
Replies: 21
Views: 365

Re: Marching Orders

We’ve sold the kitchen sink on Shiel last year. No draft picks before 30 this year unless we get trading. We’ll notice it soon enough - 2 years without any first rounders.
by bpdons
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: 2020 - the optimist
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: 2020 - the optimist

The only optimism I have is blind faith. We have only a few elite ball users to punish opposition. It’s great that there’s plenty of youth coming through, but most are short skinny kids getting completely monstered evidenced from last night. None of this swinging a player around in circles or waving...
by bpdons
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: 2019 Elimination Final: Essendon v West Coast
Replies: 101
Views: 1709

Re: 2019 Elimination Final: Essendon v West Coast

I’m saddened by the result but realistically we barely made 8th position. Played the reigning premiership away with a possible better team than their winning ‘18 squad. We were completely outclassed tonight. The energy between the sides were quite lacking. We’re v new to hard uncompromising finals f...
by bpdons
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Carlisle J.
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Carlisle J.

Jake’s attitude sucked during his final year at the bombers but he was still a major target up forward. With Joe out for however much longer a great marking option upfront is still needed. I believe he’s a 50 goal a year player if he can commit in workrate. If he’s on a huge salary then I’d pass, ho...
by bpdons
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Tom Jok
Replies: 22
Views: 389

Re: Tom Jok

Definitely a player we should see more of. I feel his kicking let him down and hurt us on the rebound which was due to nerves. Many times he got the hard ball only to quickly handball to a player 1m away when a clearing kick would have been preferred. With more poise and composure he could be anythi...
by bpdons
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R23 Essendon v Collingwood
Replies: 80
Views: 1135

Re: R23 Essendon v Collingwood

Super impressed with the heart and determination tonight. In front of a massive crowd we threw our bodies on the line and had a crack. Every player can walk off with theirs heads held high. We forced Collingwood wide and really restricted easy access infront of goal. A real shame about Hurley. Franc...
by bpdons
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R23 Essendon v Collingwood
Replies: 80
Views: 1135

Re: R23 Essendon v Collingwood

With a positive mindset. We only have to win our next 5 games. We’ve won 5 in a row earlier. Let’s go 1 better and aim for 6.
The time is up for trying out players. Get a consistent team playing for each other.
by bpdons
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R23 Essendon v Collingwood
Replies: 80
Views: 1135

Re: R23 Essendon v Collingwood

I’m not privy to understand how sore our players are. I would prefer giving our managed players more game time to ensure they have a feel for the tempo after the break. Heppell especially didn’t return ready 2 weeks ago. Giving him 2 weeks break might make him closer to 100% fit but not match fit. I...
by bpdons
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Our ruck crisis...
Replies: 73
Views: 2000

Re: Our ruck crisis...

I’d rather give Roughead from Hawthorn more time if he believes he still has more to offer.
If not up to AFL standard then still a great leader teaching the young ones. Can ruck and go up forward.
He has the heart & desire to will teams across the line
by bpdons
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Rnd 22. Essendon vs Fremantle
Replies: 81
Views: 1255

Re: Rnd 22. Essendon vs Fremantle

Really good attack on the football tonight. Forward line extremely functional, the run and carry from half back returned.

Stoked that we’re booked for finals. Let’s hope it’s in Victoria
by bpdons
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: AFL Discussion
Topic: I feel for Brisbane supporters
Replies: 4
Views: 137

I feel for Brisbane supporters

Was watching the telecast today between Brisbane & Geelong battle for top spot. One of the commentators was informing viewers that it’s been such a long wait for Brisbane fans since they were last in a grand final. That they’ve endured 15 long years and now their time is coming. Seriously? 15 long y...
by bpdons
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Rnd 22. Essendon vs Fremantle
Replies: 81
Views: 1255

Re: Rnd 22. Essendon vs Fremantle

It shouldn’t matter who’s bloody last game it is. If we’re good enough we’ll win. More than likely is the players believe they’re good enough but fail to execute collaboratively. I was there for Hirds last game in Melbourne when we lost to a bottom 8 Richmond I think. We couldn’t lift to win that ni...
by bpdons
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Fitness Staff
Replies: 39
Views: 730

Re: Fitness Staff

After listening to many ex football player podcasts on SEN “this is your sporting life”, it’s refreshing to hear the efforts and teamwork required to endure success in yesteryear. The fundamentals of football have not changed. I remember hearing a Collingwood trade scout talking about the qualities ...
by bpdons
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Fitness Staff
Replies: 39
Views: 730

Re: Fitness Staff

I am in no position to advise what the club should or shouldn’t do. - We’ve tried new coaches. - we’ve tried premiership coaches - we’ve tried fitness and assistant coaches from premiership teams - we’ve tried trading top picks for A grade players - we’ve benefited from father/son selections - we’ve...
by bpdons
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R21 Essendon v Western Bulldogs
Replies: 94
Views: 1307

Re: R21 Essendon v Western Bulldogs

Was I the only one secretly hoping we would be held to one goal? How f****** pathetic is that. Maybe it’s years of being completely betrayed by this club that some evil inner resentment came spilling out. Sadly yes I felt like anything more than 1 goal would not fairly assess our lack of intensity....
by bpdons
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Rnd 22. Essendon vs Fremantle
Replies: 81
Views: 1255

Re: Rnd 22. Essendon vs Fremantle

Probably no changes to the list who finished strongly in that last 3 minutes to keep momentum and high scoring consistency