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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by Crazyman » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:30 am

If we hire Lyon, he’ll take our list from cusp of 8 to bottom 4 within 2 seasons.

His tactics suck and he can’t develop players.

Getting him would only exacerbate the shitness we have been for nigh on 2 decades in this area if not longer given out 2000 squad developed largely through the mid 90’s

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by grassy1 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:46 pm

A Flag would be a good way to say Goodye. 8)

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Post by Windy Hille » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:00 am

Anyone who can take a team to a Grand Final x 4 can coach. Certainly better than anyone we’ve had in the past decade.

I wouldn’t mind him. He’s an interesting character to listen to in his pressers :lol:

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by grassy1 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:26 pm

Please mate,...

NO!

Now,I have to tune into TAB Radio in Perth tonight about 10ish,to hear Brad Hardie really Rip into Lyon,like never before,so I’m told.

Some people(Freo supporters mainly)might consider Brad to be a right shitbag,but that won’t bother him.

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by s'dreams » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:32 pm

Daniher meets with Swans chief executive

By Sam McClure
August 5, 2019 — 11.44am

Essendon full-forward Joe Daniher flew to Sydney recently to have a private meeting with Swans chief executive Tom Harley.

The lunch, which took place at a private eatery in the harbour city last week, has fuelled speculation that Daniher may seek a move away from the AFL fish bowl in Melbourne, while Sydney are looking for a long-term replacement for Lance Franklin.
Bomber Joe Daniher's 2019 was over before it had a chance to really get going.

Essendon were aware that the meeting was taking place and the Bombers believe the catch-up was simply between two friends, with Harley understood to be a long-term mentor of the mercurial tall forward.

It is understood that Daniher was in Sydney for a follow-up meeting with his surgeon, who is based in NSW, following an operation on his troublesome groin earlier this year.

Daniher, 25, signed a three-year contract extension with the Bombers in 2017 at close to $900,000 a season.

He has been cruelled by injury and has only played 11 games since the start of 2018.

Daniher famously chose Essendon over Sydney as a 16 year-old in 2010, when he had both clubs chasing him under the father-son rule.

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by BenDoolan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:49 pm

s'dreams wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Daniher meets with Swans chief executive

By Sam McClure
August 5, 2019 — 11.44am

Essendon full-forward Joe Daniher flew to Sydney recently to have a private meeting with Swans chief executive Tom Harley.

The lunch, which took place at a private eatery in the harbour city last week, has fuelled speculation that Daniher may seek a move away from the AFL fish bowl in Melbourne, while Sydney are looking for a long-term replacement for Lance Franklin.
Bomber Joe Daniher's 2019 was over before it had a chance to really get going.

Essendon were aware that the meeting was taking place and the Bombers believe the catch-up was simply between two friends, with Harley understood to be a long-term mentor of the mercurial tall forward.

It is understood that Daniher was in Sydney for a follow-up meeting with his surgeon, who is based in NSW, following an operation on his troublesome groin earlier this year.

Daniher, 25, signed a three-year contract extension with the Bombers in 2017 at close to $900,000 a season.

He has been cruelled by injury and has only played 11 games since the start of 2018.

Daniher famously chose Essendon over Sydney as a 16 year-old in 2010, when he had both clubs chasing him under the father-son rule.

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He’s gone. Wants to go to where his Dad started his career. He’s sick of Woosha and reckons Justin Crow has ruined him.
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by s'dreams » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:04 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:49 pm
s'dreams wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Daniher meets with Swans chief executive

By Sam McClure
August 5, 2019 — 11.44am

Essendon full-forward Joe Daniher flew to Sydney recently to have a private meeting with Swans chief executive Tom Harley.

The lunch, which took place at a private eatery in the harbour city last week, has fuelled speculation that Daniher may seek a move away from the AFL fish bowl in Melbourne, while Sydney are looking for a long-term replacement for Lance Franklin.
Bomber Joe Daniher's 2019 was over before it had a chance to really get going.

Essendon were aware that the meeting was taking place and the Bombers believe the catch-up was simply between two friends, with Harley understood to be a long-term mentor of the mercurial tall forward.

It is understood that Daniher was in Sydney for a follow-up meeting with his surgeon, who is based in NSW, following an operation on his troublesome groin earlier this year.

Daniher, 25, signed a three-year contract extension with the Bombers in 2017 at close to $900,000 a season.

He has been cruelled by injury and has only played 11 games since the start of 2018.

Daniher famously chose Essendon over Sydney as a 16 year-old in 2010, when he had both clubs chasing him under the father-son rule.

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He’s gone. Wants to go to where his Dad started his career. He’s sick of Woosha and reckons Justin Crow has ruined him.
2 x first round draft picks please (as he is under contract for next year)... top 10 draft pick, AA, Vice Captain...
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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by Rover99 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:52 pm

A tragedy that has turned into a terrible embarrassment. I'd be happy to See Joey pull on Swanee reds if it meant a couple of first round picks. I believe the alternative here could get pretty ugly for a boy who never grew up, if he couldn't run onto the field 100% fit next March. :(
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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by grassy1 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:59 pm

Are there any Grandsons of Neville Fields around the country? :mrgreen:

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by Windy_Hill » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:08 pm

Would take 2 first round picks for Joey in a heartbeat....let’s be honest, we are a finals contender without him anyway. Love the lad to death but he has unfulfilled potential written all over him. If the Swans want to take him then better that than Collingwood/Carlton. And while we are at it, let’s sort out Fantasia...a first and second pick please. Plus we send 2 second round picks to GWS to get back our traded first rounder from last year. That’s four first round picks in this year’s draft. That could be a premiership in 3 years

With these picks we draft

1x Key Position forward
2x Mid Fielder
1x Utility (eg mid/half forward)

Now back to reality....

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by mdso » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:20 am

Now this is a real rumour.

Blake Caracella is leaving Richmond and moving to another club at the end of 2019. I wonder where he need end up???
Nothing usually happens until something happens.

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by Windy_Hill » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:58 am

mdso wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:20 am
Now this is a real rumour.

Blake Caracella is leaving Richmond and moving to another club at the end of 2019. I wonder where he need end up???
Insurance if Worsfold cocks up....not to mention his contract expires at the end of 2020 and will probably want to pack it in then. Caracalla can step straight into the head job.

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by grassy1 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:57 am

Mmmmm,it would be good to have ‘fella back,if that does eventuate. :D

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:47 am

I’ve been informed from a guy that has the hottest insider link to the club that this is actual fact 8)
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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by juff » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:18 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:47 am
I’ve been informed from a guy that has the hottest insider link to the club that this is actual fact 8)
And indeed it is. Welcome home Blake!
https://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2019 ... o-the-dons

Caracella returns to the Bombers
It will be a homecoming for premiership player Blake Caracella with the Essendon Football Club pleased to advise he will return to the Bombers as an assistant coach in 2020.

A vital member of the Bombers’ 2000 premiership team, the 42-year-old enjoyed a decorated career as a player that spanned 187 games at Essendon, Brisbane and Collingwood before he embarked on his coaching career.

Caracella served as an assistant coach at Collingwood in 2007, before moving to Geelong in a seven-season stint under Chris Scott, including the Cats’ 2011 premiership campaign.

In 2017, Caracella joined Richmond under former teammate and Tigers senior coach Damien Hardwick, serving as offence coach for their premiership season that year.

GM of football Dan Richardson said the club looked forward to welcoming Caracella back to the Bombers.

“We are thrilled Blake has indicated his desire to join our club next season,” Richardson said.

“We respect he is currently contracted and committed to the Richmond Football Club. We thank the Tigers for their understanding and as such, Blake will commence his role with the Bombers at the start of our 2020 pre-season campaign.”

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by Rover99 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:19 pm

Welcome back "Mr Cool." Can you bring Dimma with you :D :D :D

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by nudder12 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:01 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:47 am
I’ve been informed from a guy that has the hottest insider link to the club that this is actual fact 8)
Not sure bout being the hottest insider, but someone has assured me Woosha will be heading back to Perth after next season and Caracella will become head coach. This "insider" also told me Caracella was coming to Essendon before the media reported it.

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by s'dreams » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:07 pm

Rumor is it us...
Harley Bennell to meet with Melbourne-based club in hope of AFL comeback

Michael Warner and Jay Clark , Herald Sun

August 7, 2019 7:17am

Injury-plagued speedster Harley Bennell will meet with a Melbourne-based club later this month as he eyes a miraculous AFL comeback.

Bennell, 26, will undergo a second bout of surgery on his troublesome calves in a fortnight after specialists identified what they believe is the mystery problem that has cruelled his 83-game career.

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Geelong injury specialist Peter Stanton and his surgeons are adamant Bennell will be fully recovered and back in training by November.

The issue that went undetected during his time at Fremantle involves a tendon pushing onto a nerve in both of Bennell’s calves.

Bennell and his manager Colin Young will meet with officials from a Victorian club in three weeks to provide an update on his mental and physical wellbeing.

The 2010 No.2 draft pick is determined to revive his AFL career away from Perth after breaking down and being cut adrift by the Dockers in June.

Relaxed player movement rules will allow clubs to offer him a pre-season without commitment and the chance to add him to the list in the new year in the same way Richmond success story Sydney Stack found his way to Punt Rd this season.

It would effectively represent a free throw at the stumps for clubs like Essendon, St Kilda and Melbourne desperately seeking outside run and polish.

Bennell played just two games for Fremantle across four seasons after shifting from the Gold Coast Suns at the end of 2015.

All clubs be sent a copy of Bennell’s medical status ahead of November’s national and pre-season drafts.

“Harley will meet with a club in the next two to three weeks to see where his mind is at and where his body is at,” a figure close to Bennell told the Herald Sun.

“He believes he can do it.”

Dockers skipper Nat Fyfe defended his club’s medical program on Sunday amid claims Fremantle players were being let down in their rehabilitation.

“If you look at our injury list compared to other AFL team injury lists, Collingwood has 17 or 18, we have nine or 10,” Fyfe told Triple M.

“I know internally our doctors and medical staff are doing everything they can.

“They look across the country, they look internationally if they have to, to try and find the best ways to rehab and bring guys back.”

WHO SHOULD LOOK AT HARLEY?

ST KILDA
Could zero in on Fremantle pair Brad Hill and Harley Bennell as a package. The Saints need some more midfield class and are at risk of losing star onballer Jack Steven.

ESSENDON
The Bombers’ list is already in good shape but Bennell could be the cherry on top if the speedster can get his body right. Should be in top-four contention next year.

MELBOURNE
The Demons have a talented onball brigade but they have lacked poise and run on the outside. Bennell was one of the best kicks in the league before his calf dramas.
Worth a preseason look OR a well paid partyboy with potential to destabilise by leading astray some in the club already criticised for lacking leadership?
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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by Windy_Hill » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:18 pm

Would be irresponsible to not take a look....can only be upside. Some strict performance and behaviour clauses in his contract and see where it goes. Guys like Stringer show what a second chance with a little maturity can achieve. Honestly, and I hope this comes out in the right way, being in Perth near bad influences was probably not a smart move for the guy. In Melbourne with a strong club culture and fewer external distractions he could well blossom. No doubt a great player.

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Re: Essendon Rumour Mill

Post by Windy Hille » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:43 pm

Fantastic news re: Blake Caracella. Future planning right there.

As for Bennell...it would be a mistake. Can anyone tell me where he has ever demonstrated good club discipline? Failed at Suns, failed at Dockers. Why clog the list with a bloke with no commitment? I thought we were over that nonsense as a club. Turn it up!

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