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Essendon Football Club News – Gumbleton feeling more comfortable

Gumbleton feeling more comfortable
What does it mean to be in a great team like Essendon, playing alongside the likes of McVeigh, Lloyd and Hird? (Rachael Hawthorn) It is fantastic. At the start it was all a little intimidating but once we started training it was great to train alongside Hird who is one of the best of all time and Lloydy. It was great.

Can Davey match his brother?
You spent a lot of time working on your defensive skills last year. What areas do you think you will need to improve when you make the transition to senior footy? (Adam Williams) I think I just want to help out in the forward line, while working on my kicking and tackling and I will hopefully score some goals.

Reimers’ steep learning curve
Where is your favourite playing position? (Jake Sluiter) My favourite playing position would probably be on the half forward flank. I like playing there because it’s quite open and you have the ability to run and kick goals.

Dustin a defensive dynamo
This season, Dustin Fletcher had the unenviable job of leading a defensive unit of a team that only secured three wins. However will the football entering Fletcher’s territory constantly this year, fans were in awe of his ability to remain steadfast in defence. And it seems that Fletcher only gets better with age as his scorecard rating jumps from 8.00 to 8.25.

Bombers to visit Darwin
Footy fans in Darwin will have the opportunity to meet the Essendon Football Club during their 2007 AFL Community Camp. The Bombers will be in and around Darwin from Tuesday February 6 to Friday February 9 and will conduct training sessions, visit schools, nursing homes and hospitals, conduct NAB AFL Auskick clinics and community football forums for local coaches and administrators.

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