David Zaharakis of the Essendon Bombers and Dyson Heppell of the Essendon Bombers lead the players onto the field during the round 20 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Essendon’s potential 2017 Round 1 line-up

With Essendon’s banned players now returning to the club, we name the Bombers’ potential Round 1 line-up for season 2017.

B: James Kelly, Michael Hartley, Mark Baguley

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HF: Brendon Goddard, Michael Hurley, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

C: Jobe Watson, Zach Merrett, Darcy Parish

HF: Brent Stanton, Cale Hooker, Aaron Francis

F: Orazio Fantasia, Joe Daniher, Travis Colyer

Foll: Matthew Leunberger, Dyson Heppell, David Zaharakis

I/C: Mitch Brown, Patrick Ambrose, Marty Gleeson, David Myers

What changes would you make to our side?


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    • Belcho and Langford in for Brown and Ambrose

      Undecided yet on who plays out of Stanton, Bird, Hocking or Howlett but leaning towards Hocking…turn him into a rough, strong forward.

      Forward line way off
      Colyer, Daniher, Myers
      Watons (if he plays), Belcho/Langford, Tippa

      You know my thoughts on Hooker and Francis….SEND EM BACK!

  1. BOMBER 2017

    Bagley. Hurley. Hartley.

    Kelly. Hooker. BJ.

    Parish. Jobe. Colyer.

    Laverde. Langford. Howlett

    Fantasia. Daniher. Luwenburger


    Hocking. Tipungwuti. Myers. Gleeson

  2. FB: Baguley, Hurley, Hartley
    HB: Gleeson, Hooker, Walla
    C: Colyer, Z. Merrett, Stanton.
    HF: Laverde, Daniher, Zaharakis
    FF: Langford, Francis, Fantasia
    R: Leuenberger, Myers, Heppell
    INT: Goddard, Myers, Parish, Hocking

  3. Not a bad looking side that…. With guys like Hocking, howlett, laverde, Langford, bird and Bellchambers not even named it’ll be a pretty decent looking list next year 👊🏽 Luke Harris Joe Hughes

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