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    Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/ess...a85f0a109f1eed

    It is only December, but Essendon is in the middle of an injury crisis right now.
    Only half of the Bombersí list is currently in full training, with the other half recovering from off-season surgery or recent setbacks.

    All-Australian key defender Cale Hooker (hip) and Crichton Medallist David Zaharakis (knee) are the latest stars to be hit by the injury curse.

    Hooker and Zaharakis both underwent arthroscopes this week and wonít return to training until the New Year.

    Joe Daniher (groin), Dyson Heppell (foot), Michael Hurley (shoulder) Orazio Fantasia (hip) and Matt Guelfi (knee) are all on the sidelines.

    Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes is alarmed by the size of Essendonís injury list and thinks the Bombers could struggle to compete in 2020, much like Melbourne in 2019.

    ďIf thereís a club that is set to fall from grace, it could be the Bombers (in 2020)," Cornes told SEN.

    ďThere are warning signs that you can read throughout a pre-season. Last week Essendon revealed it has only got 23 fit players in full training and a long list of players recovering from in-season or post-season surgery.

    ďWe saw what happened to Melbourne last year when no one completed the pre-season. They had about the same amount of players training.Ē

    Cornes said clubs need 70 per cent of the list to complete 80 per cent of the pre-season program to be prepared for a full season.

    Right now, that doesnít look possible at Tullamarine.

    ďThe rule that we used to work off is you need about 70% of your players to complete about 80% of the pre-season to have a really solid foundation to set yourself up for a good year. Thatís not going to be the case for Essendon,Ē Cornes said.

    ďThereís an injury crisis there.Ē


    The poor Bummers.

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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    You hate to see it...
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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    What a shame. Maybe we could lend them some of our players. After as a big blub it's far more important that they are successful than us
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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    In between chuckling, I wondered why the term “fall from grace” is used? “Slide further into mediocrity” is more accurate.
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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    You said it well twodogs-a big blub. You should generally never revel in the misfortune of others...... unless it is GWS or Bummers.

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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    And so the summer of Essendon stories begins. Week after week we will get something about *!*!*!*!ing Essendon.
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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post

    Cornes said clubs need 70 per cent of the list to complete 80 per cent of the pre-season program to be prepared for a full season.

    Right now, that doesn’t look possible at Tullamarine.

    The rule that we used to work off is you need about 70% of your players to complete about 80% of the pre-season to have a really solid foundation to set yourself up for a good year. That’s not going to be the case for Essendon,” Cornes said.

    “There’s an injury crisis there.”


    The poor Bummers.
    That's some pretty piss poor writing there. No need to tell us what he says verbatim and then include the same quote

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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    The journos are making excuses for the Bummers already and it isn't even Christmas!

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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
    The journos are making excuses for the Bummers already and it isn't even Christmas!
    They've been making them for years, Promise the world and deliver an Atlas. Mediocre club at best.

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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitcha View Post
    They've been making them for years, Promise the world and deliver an Atlas. Mediocre club at best.
    They haven't been run well for a long while. I've fallen for their story before but not again and I think they'll be in the bottom 3rd of the competition in 2020
    Tough times don't last, tough people do
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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    I think the cycle of continuing to win the trade premiership is catching up with them

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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    I rate them and Carlton as thinking they are entitled and not admitting they have problems.
    Both need upheaval higher up but they aren’t going to sack themselves.
    Must admit I do enjoy how they self emplode every two years so they never go anywhere.
    This year it’s Carlton /silvagnigate and the bombers/ injury , which is quite ironic how they were so fit and healthy last summer apparently and a certain Stringer and Sheil were going to rip sides apart.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    Quote Originally Posted by Remi Moses View Post
    I think the cycle of continuing to win the trade premiership is catching up with them
    Dodoro the best list manager in the competition but they haven’t won a final since he has been there.
    Sounds like they use champion data.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    I might be looking forward to the Essington's 2020 season almost as much as ours.

    On top of thinking they'll simply be crap, imagine them being crap with dead duck Woosha running the show, itchy feet Rutten in the wings, Big Joe with one foot out the door, Jakey being Jakey when the chips are down and the vitriol the faithful are renowned for ably stoked by Robbo at every turn.

    Can. Not. Wait.
    QUALITATIVE SHEEN

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    Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Science View Post
    I might be looking forward to the Essington's 2020 season almost as much as ours.

    On top of thinking they'll simply be crap, imagine them being crap with dead duck Woosha running the show, itchy feet Rutten in the wings, Big Joe with one foot out the door, Jakey being Jakey when the chips are down and the vitriol the faithful are renowned for ably stoked by Robbo at every turn.

    Can. Not. Wait.
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