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Fletcher: Being a neighbouring suburb, we used to really hate each other. In 1948 and 1977 there were grand final replays after initial draws. Eddy: Leading up to the prelim, it was a long two weeks because we'd had the week off. Essendon's triumph would be the last by any Victorian team until the 2007 AFL Grand Final when Geelong won its first premiership in 44 years and was the last win by Melbourne-based club until Hawthorn's victory in the 2008 AFL Grand Final. In 2000 we had match simulation and match practice. This was Essendon's first appearance in a grand final since winning the 1993 AFL Grand Final, whilst it was Melbourne's first since losing the 1988 VFL Grand Final. You need to enable JavaScript to use SoundCloud, Essndon Top 20 Players with Scott Lucas Part 2 (10-1). When you come in last you have to get creative, and I'm looking at each player in his prime. And those blokes headbutt lockers. Then we steadied. Let's be clear: North were a terrific team. For Essendon, the end of the 90s resulted in two failed preliminary finals, and three one-point finals losses (Lions, Swans in '96 and Blues in '99). We didn't want it to happen again. M.Johnson: I was pretty sore. • Get AFL news and more in your inbox They were hard and ruthless. Sports Quiz / AFL - Essendon Players 2000-2009 Random Sports or Decade Quiz Can you name the Essendon Players 2000-2009? In his first 10 years at Hawthorn, Mitchell was a fearsome - and fearless - extractor from the midfield, giving his teammates first use of the ball with brilliant handball and deft clearances in traffic, all while copping some brutal treatment off the ball. Judd will be remembered as a different style of player in a Carlton jumper, with groin and back issues diluting his speed and prompting him to adapt. During their rest week they continued to train hard, which included a scratch match and simulated match training. Misiti: After that game, that's when we talked about the previous prelim loss. Perhaps not if you equate best with most valuable. We had to perform. Predictably, 'Collo' has taken full advantage of batting first, reeling... Chris Judd. And to do that you had to win a premiership. Harvey: Everyone said it was the monkey of the back. It's the most relieved I've been after playing a game of footy. I did something to my ribs in that game. Round Table: Why aren't the Power being taken seriously? Eddy: Pretty much from the start of the game you realised things were different. Round Table: Does Richmond have a culture problem? Wellman: To get over Carlton, that was a big step for us. On that basis, Judd as an Eagle between 2004 and 2006 trumps all of the above. Eddy: There was a real sense of redemption. Heffernan: We were a much better team than we were the last year. Has there been a more emphatic statement? Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated? Judd was a champion at both clubs, with Brownlow Medals (2004 and 2010), best and fairest awards (five), All Australians (six) and AFLPA MVPs (2006 and 2011) at each. • Head to ESPN's Home of AFL You're just staying alive. One downside for the Bombers was an incident in which Melbourne's Troy Simmonds was hit high by Essendon's Michael Long, resulting in a 25-man brawl. Jake Niall, The Age columnist: The Dons didn't blow Carlton away with one withering burst. This was a tough toss to lose. They were the top of the tree we needed to get over. And that's how you grow as a team. This is a list of Essendon Football Club players who have made one or more appearance in … So I don't think they needed much reminding. You don't set out to win by that margin. The 2000 Bombers were voted as the best premiership team of the decade and in that season they claimed everything but the Brownlow Medal: a 22-year-old Matthew Lloyd won the Coleman (109 goals); James Hird won the Norm Smith Medal after playing 22 games in his previous three seasons; the team averaged 131 points per game; and had eight players who kicked more than 20 goals. !Stream the latest @ESPNAusNZ#AFL podcast here. It was only a short time after the first score of the game that James Hird kicked the first goal of the game for Essendon. However, you can still subscribe via the Apple App Store or the Google Play. During Essendon's 2000 finals campaign, they had to get past North Melbourne and Carlton. You need to enable JavaScript to use SoundCloud, Essendon Top 20 Players of 2000-2010 Part 1 with Scott Lucas (20-11). This is the third piece of a five-part oral history of the 2000 Essendon Bombers, with each chapter to be released on Thursdays before, and during the finals series. Heffernan: The Kangas were the power team from '96 to '99. As each position was announced the edited highlights of the player came up. Just never really had that mindset that we were going to beat everyone no matter what. Franklin has been the best key-position player of his generation and, if we follow the talls-trump-smalls rule, the best player of his generation. We still had a bit of work to do. Sam Mitchell. Part 2 of Essendon Top 20 Players of decade 2000-2010 with Scott Lucas(10-1), Users who like Part 2 of Essendon Top 20 Players of decade 2000-2010 with Scott Lucas(10-1), Users who reposted Part 2 of Essendon Top 20 Players of decade 2000-2010 with Scott Lucas(10-1), Playlists containing Part 2 of Essendon Top 20 Players of decade 2000-2010 with Scott Lucas(10-1), More tracks like Part 2 of Essendon Top 20 Players of decade 2000-2010 with Scott Lucas(10-1). This was the game we wanted. At the end of the day we had to show up. Caracella: It was a relief. You can access more content with Watch AFL. In our series leading up to round one, writers will debate the best moments, players and teams since the turn of the century. And getting to the Grand Final as well. Buddy has also become a far stronger contested mark in recent seasons, making him essentially a forward with the lot. From 2019, fans will no longer be able to subscribe to AFL Live Pass through the AFL website. We just had a very light training session on the weekend. 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The Bombers never looked threatened from quarter time and comfortably won its record-equaling 16th premiership by 60 points, after one of the most dominant seasons in VFL/AFL history. Stream Part 2 of Essendon Top 20 Players of decade 2000-2010 with Scott Lucas(10-1) by The Lunchtime Catch Up Podcast Show from desktop or your mobile device The match, attended by 96,249 spectators, was won by Essendon by a margin of 60 points, marking that club's 16th premiership. A few weeks back we debated in this space, which was the greatest club since 2000 and I went for Hawthorn on the basis of the four cups won in that time. In the preliminary final rematch, Essendon blew Carlton away in the third quarter kicking 6.6. to 1.3 and ran out winners by 45 points. It was unique but inspirational at the same time. 1 rank, List manipulation is here to stay, so get used to it, How AFL recruiters are dealing with the COVID curveballs. Your current browser isn't compatible with SoundCloud. The players may well have got spooked based on what happened the year before but they had this determination about them this time. The quirky and unusual stats of the 2020 AFL season, 'The '99 prelim ripped our hearts out': An oral history of Essendon's 2000 season, Why the Blues must go all-in on blue-chip stocks, Coaching succession plans might be riskier than first thought. Bombers captain James Hird won the Norm Smith Medal for his Grand Final performance. The following Monday saw Melbourne's Shane Woewodin awarded the Brownlow Medal with 24 votes, ahead of Western Bulldogs midfielder Scott West and Adelaide midfielder Andrew McLeod.[2]. Hird was awarded the Norm Smith Medal for being judged the best player afield. We didn't like playing them. Caracella: It goes back to the Marshmallow Final (the infamous 1998 qualifying final, which saw Sheedy pelted with marshmallows after calling the Kangaroos "soft"). We seemed to be in control most of the day. Over the past few months, ESPN has interviewed many of the major figures that made the 2000 premiership happen. We missed our chance to get after North Melbourne in that Grand Final. But has he been the best player? Wellman: You set out to win the game. - Ben Collins, This was a tough toss to lose. And years before that when they were a good team and they used to take the game up to Essendon physically. The bigger question – and it always will be – is whether Gary jnr has become the best player in his... Lance Franklin. Need help? Us beating North Melbourne was a great start to something bigger. I was in a bit of strife going through the finals with that. Is finishing in the top four now actually a disadvantage? We needed to be at our absolute best and that would've been enough to win the game. Essendon won the pre-season cup and then 24 of the next 25 AFL games, remaining on top of the ladder for the entire season. - Nick Bowen, A few weeks back we debated in this space, which was the greatest club since 2000 and I went for Hawthorn on the basis of the four cups won in that time. Essendon   4.8  10.16  16.17  19.21 (135)Melbourne   3.3  5.5  8.8  11.9 (75), Best: Hird, Blumfield, Barnes, Caracella, Misiti, Wallis, Goals: Barnard 4, Lloyd 4, Caracella 3, Hird 2, Alessio, Bewick, Blumfield, Long, Mercuri, Moorcroft, B: Mark Johnson, Dustin Fletcher, Sean Wellman, HB: Damien Hardwick, Dean Wallis, Dean Solomon, C: Chris Heffernan, Joe Misiti, Blake Caracella, HF: Mark Mercuri, Scott Lucas, James Hird, F: Adam Ramanauskas, Matthew Lloyd, Michael Long, R: John Barnes, Justin Blumfield, Jason Johnson, I: Darren Bewick, Paul Barnard, Steven Alessio, Gary Moorcroft, All Australian: Damien Hardwick, Dustin Fletcher, James Hird, Matthew Lloyd, Kevin Sheedy (coach).

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