Essendon Premiers before 2025?

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Essendon Premiers before 2025?

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That's what they believe.

I's not unheard of, where a team comes out of the bottom 4 to win a flag within a few seasons. But will this Essendon team be able to do it?

We know the club hasn't won a final of any kind since September 2004. The club was expected to do some big things in 2022, and the supporters have had enough.

Will they win a flag by the end of 2025? Will the win a final before it hits the 20 year mark?

They've found a player in Nic Martin, but have many issues on the list. McDonald-Tipungwuti has retired, Hurley is not far behind. There's rumours that McGrath has asked to be traded to the Hawks. Shiel has just about had it and Heppell is on the wrong side of 30.

Head coach, Ben Rutten would be a nervous man I reckon. The supporters will be calling for his head soon, if not already.
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Re: Essendon Premiers before 2025?

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Presti35 wrote:^
Oh, how my heart bleeds for them - NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!

Will they win a flag by the end of 2025? Will they win a final before it hits the 20 year mark, you ask? IT AIN'T LOOKING PROMISING FOR 'EM!

McDonald-Tipungwuti was absolutely their barometer and talisman combined. He was the spark that set alight any comeback for them, if they were trailing. His absence is telling.

Shiel certainly not reproducing what he previously delivered for GWS.
Stringer is all over the shop, but still has the tools.

Not sure if Dylan Smith is injured or rotting away in the VFL, but his best form is required if they are any chance to relaunch for the finals in 2023.

A bit harsh on Heppell; he's quite capable of playing that Luke Hodge type quarterback role for them for a few seasons yet, as is Pendles for us.
You don't have to be fast at their age - just smart and accurate.

They did well drafting Archie Perkins though; he already looks to be as good if not better than any of the mids we drafted in 2020.
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Post by Jezza »

Don't be shocked if they bring back Hird.

This whole club review they're undertaking will probably scapegoat Rutten.
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Geelong and Collingwood have won both of Essendons flags so far. :lol:

They still have 2024 and 2025 though.
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They don’t look like it this year. Could be a team with enough potential for improvement to challenge next season, but at this stage I’m much more worried about Carlton landing a 17th premiership than them.
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Post by lazzadesilva »

^^^^
Same. It’s a nightmare scenario but we could play them in the GF, the nightmare part being the possibility that they could beat us to be the premiers
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Post by 23 YIPPEE!!! »

you mean 2035.

Essendons next flag isnt until say 2028 or 2029ish.

its carlton im fearing could happen 2024 or 2025.
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Got a message earlier. This is their year.
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Nah - they just helped us go back to back. A loss for the Giants and Melbourne and Geelong is exactly what we ordered.
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