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Essendon Football Club News – Bombers secure six top 50 draft picks

Bombers secure six top 50 draft picks
With the trade week now over, Essendon has completed just one trade, which will see Dean Solomon become a Docker next season. The Bombers traded Solomon and draft selection 52 in exchange for draft selections 42 and 47.

Stanton and Fletcher to head to Ireland
Essendon rising star Brent Stanton was this afternoon named in the Foster’s Australian International Rules Team for the 2006 series to be played in Ireland. Stanton’s selection is terrific reward for a young man whose career has taken giant strides in recent seasons. Essendon veteran Dustin Fletcher was also named in the squad.

Winderlich must deliver on potential
Despite enduring a season cut short by injury, Bomber fans believe Jason Winderlich exudes all the qualities of a budding midfielder. In his nine games for the season, Winderlich left opponents in awe as he put on shows of explosive speed through the centre. With a gruelling pre-season and more game time in 2007, fans believe Jason can make the impact he is capable of.

McVeigh commended for consistency
One of the shining lights in a dismal season for the Bombers, Mark McVeigh surprised fans with a courageous and consistent season. Clearly lifting his game in 2006, McVeigh showed he can play in a variety of roles, often being used to nullify a key opposition player while also proving to be a damaging midfielder with the ability to kick a crucial goal.

Fans demand more from Solomon
After an interrupted pre-season punished him throughout the year, Bomber fans hope to see an in-form and committed Dean Solomon return next season. As injuries took their toll on the Essendon backline, Solomon was given difficult roles to fill this year, often mismatched on taller opponents. With undisciplined acts costing him at times, fans were frustrated for Solomon and hope to see the Essendon warrior return to form as an integral part of the Bomber’s defence in 2007.

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