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by billyduckworth
Fri May 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: The Catastrophe Part II
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: The Catastrophe Part II

Can't argue with any of that, Windy.

An embarrassing loss against the bottom team.

Another season down the gurgler.
by billyduckworth
Fri May 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R8 Essendon v Sydney
Replies: 80
Views: 517

Re: R8 Essendon v Sydney

We need to really lift in the last quarter, or this is going to be a very embarrassing loss to the bottom team without their biggest star.
by billyduckworth
Fri May 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R8 Essendon v Sydney
Replies: 80
Views: 517

Re: R8 Essendon v Sydney

Fanta-see-a and Zerrett both having good games, but overall we still look very sloppy, especially considering we are playing against the bottom team!
by billyduckworth
Fri May 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R8 Essendon v Sydney
Replies: 80
Views: 517

Re: R8 Essendon v Sydney

We look lazy, just bombing it anywhere and hoping for the best.

If the Swans were a decent side and/or kicked straight, we would be 3 or 4 goals down already.
by billyduckworth
Sun May 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R7 Essendon v Geelong
Replies: 131
Views: 1050

Re: R7 Essendon v Geelong

I was busy with my daughter's birthday party and missed the first half. Judging by what I saw in the second half, we were very lucky not to be beaten by far more. Terrible skills. Almost no handballs went to advantage (and kicking wasn't much better). We only managed one goal per quarter and even th...
by billyduckworth
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R7 Essendon v Geelong
Replies: 131
Views: 1050

Re: R7 Essendon v Geelong

Francis. Maybe that's why he played forward in the VFL.
by billyduckworth
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Was waiting for this to be addressed.
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Was waiting for this to be addressed.

"Nothing to see here."

Don't you just love self regulation. ](*,)
by billyduckworth
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: DYLAN SHIEL
Replies: 40
Views: 823

Re: DYLAN SHIEL

Gets the ball a lot, but boy does he butcher it. I'm surprised his efficiency is even as high as 58%!!
by billyduckworth
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R6 Essendon v Collingwood (ANZAC Day)
Replies: 118
Views: 1276

Re: R6 Essendon v Collingwood (ANZAC Day)

We had so many chances in that last quarter, but blew it.
Too many stupid mistakes by us and a few dodgy umpiring decisions that didn't help either.
by billyduckworth
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R6 Essendon v Collingwood (ANZAC Day)
Replies: 118
Views: 1276

Re: R6 Essendon v Collingwood (ANZAC Day)

Sounds weird, but I actually think we played better in the first quarter than in the second. The difference was, in the first quarter nothing much came off for us, whereas in the second we got one or two things to work, especially that last second goal to Joe! We are losing a lot of the one on one c...
by billyduckworth
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R5 Essendon v North Melbourne
Replies: 58
Views: 779

Re: R5 Essendon v North Melbourne

A good win, but against weak opposition.

Anzac Day will be a big test of where we're at.
by billyduckworth
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R3 Essendon v Melbourne
Replies: 79
Views: 1546

Re: R3 Essendon v Melbourne

Not exactly a convincing win. Lots of errors still. Only won because Melbourne were even worse. But oh well a win is a win I suppose.
by billyduckworth
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R3 Essendon v Melbourne
Replies: 79
Views: 1546

Re: R3 Essendon v Melbourne

When we hold our nerve and keep attacking it pays off at least sometimes, but when we go back into our shell and try to defend we panic and start stuffing things up.
by billyduckworth
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R3 Essendon v Melbourne
Replies: 79
Views: 1546

Re: R3 Essendon v Melbourne

Not hard to see why both teams are languishing at the bottom of the ladder at the moment. Terrible standard game. Both teams trying desperately to create something and get themselves off the bottom of the ladder, but skill errors and positioning errors galore. A few things started to work for Melbou...
by billyduckworth
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: David Zaharakis
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: David Zaharakis

Sadly, I'm sure you're right on all four of those reasons. Is another reason also lack of leadership/role modelling or something like that, from coaches, development officers (or whatever they are called), senior players? Anyway, whatever the reasons are, it's incredibly frustrating and it has been ...
by billyduckworth
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R3 Essendon v Melbourne
Replies: 79
Views: 1546

Re: R3 Essendon v Melbourne

hop wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:33 pm
When we lose to Melbourne on Friday night - it'll be the worst start to a season since 1967.
Wow!? Is that right? So we have never lost the first three games in a season. I didn't know that.

Looks like another record that we really don't want to break is about to be broken! :oops:
by billyduckworth
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: David Zaharakis
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: David Zaharakis

It really does beg the question, how/why do these players go backwards?

This seems to happen to us a lot... a young play (often a high draft pick) shows great potential or even makes it to AA.. and then just drifts along and never does reach anything.
by billyduckworth
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R2 Essendon v St. Kilda
Replies: 86
Views: 1661

Re: R2 Essendon v St. Kilda

Player group still gelling.... still learning the new game plan.... blah blah blah.
by billyduckworth
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: R1 Essendon v Greater Western Sydney
Replies: 77
Views: 1324

Re: R1 Essendon v Greater Western Sydney

Absolutely appalling. The last quarter we looked like witch's hats.
It should have been 100pts, except that they slacked off a bit and let us kick a couple of late ones.

Looks like we are going to have to be "patient" for quite a bit longer yet!