Big inclusions for NAB Cup quarterfinal
Essendon will bolster its playing list this week with the return of up to eight experienced senior players to the side. Despite a strong display from the Bombers’ youth last week, Knights believes the injection of experience will give his team the depth they need to outplay the Western Bulldogs this Friday night.
Magin’s quest to be the best
When it comes to being drafted into the AFL there isn’t a young footballer in the country who would be too choosey. Any of 16 AFL teams would be fine because they would travel to Mars to get a chance at the elite level. But for Rhys Magin, the 2008 AFL Rookie Draft carried a huge bonus. Not only did it present him with a chance to show his wares at AFL level but he was picked up by the club he’s barracked for all his life – the Essendon Bombers.
Young stars continue to shine
Matthew Knights has praised the strong contribution of the younger players on Essendon’s list after his team pulled off a thrilling 54-point win over the Western Bulldogs at the Dome tonight. Knights highlighted the performance of Bachar Houli, Ricky Dyson and Leroy Jetta, admitting that the run they provided was a key ingredient in the Bombers’ victorious display.
Results on Gumbleton’s hamstring
Essendon key position prospect, Scott Gumbleton, has seen a Melbourne specialist and had scans on his hamstring which was injured during the first quarter of Saturday night’s NAB Cup win against Brisbane. The club received the scan results today (Tuesday) and will do further testing tomorrow.