Lucas stands up to challenge
With Matthew Lloyd absent for the majority of the year, Essendon fans believed Scott Lucas needed to stand up in the Bombers forward line in 2006 and he did just that. Kicking 67 goals, they believe he was the stand out player for the club this year, unlucky not to obtain All-Australian selection.
Fans welcome Heffernan’s return
In his return to the Bombers this year, Chris Heffernan was a solid contributor for the red and black, putting in a valiant effort each week. One of the more experienced players in the Essendon line-up, fans felt that Heffernan’s influence on the field could have been a lot greater this year.