Balcony Banter Round 4 – Brisbane v Essendon: Bomber Blitz

After being sucked into the pre-season hype around his team before a sobering start to the season, Rod Oaten liked a lot of what Essendon dished up over an undefeated Brisbane – but he knows the proof will be in the pudding as to how the rest of the season unfolds.


Read Rod’s piece at the MCC’s Balcony Banter blog.


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  1. Rod, let’s hope this is the start of something good after all the years of struggle. As mentioned in other posts, at least the Bombers seem to be trying to use the new rules to play attractive, attacking footy.

  2. Colin Ritchie says

    A good win particularly after the disasterous start to the season. I liked the hardness at the ball, the movement, and the the belief in themselves. I was impressed with a couple of the “lesser lights”, Jordan Ridley and Mason Redman, who both put in solid games. Testing time this week!

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