Former Hawthorn player Sam Grimley could be the latest player to sign on as a top-up player for the Bombers in 2016.

Grimley has been training with Essendon as the club looks to fill the final three spots on its top-up list.

The 25-year-old, who played three games with Hawthorn before being delisted at the end of last season, had signed a contract with WAFL club Subiaco, but has flown to Victoria to train with the Bombers and try to win a place on their list in 2016.

Grimley has kicked 91 goals over the past two seasons in the VFL.

Essendon have already signed Ryan Crowley, James Kelly, Mathew Stokes, Mark Jamar, Matt Dea, James Polkinghorne, and Jonathan Simpkin.


  1. Brad Murphy Brett Pitts taking all our spuds! Grimley was poked shit at by all Hawk supporters when on out list. The most lazy and inept forward to ever be on an afl list. If you gave him grapes to bruise he’d be scared of juice piercing his skin. Absolute donut

  2. Ben Ding touted as essendons next top up player set to be named as earlier as monday. 6’4 key defender. Real measley type, really wears em like a glove. Gained alot of attention after stellar couple seasons at in WRFL

  3. I am surprised no-one ever analyses Jobe’s actual performance during the injection regime.

    In the first 13 weeks of 2012 he polled Brownlow votes in 12 games. To repeat. He polled votes in 12 out of 13 games during the period of the injection regime.

    In the previous 13 games he polled 4 times. In the subsequent 13 games he polled 5 times.

    During the injection regime he polled 26 votes in 13 games, an average of 2 votes per game.

    The rest of his career he polled 87 votes in 187 games, an average of approx 0.45 votes per game.

  4. A good VFL player, who kicks goals, gets lost in traffic a bit and with a run of games and experience might be a capable league footballer… Was a project player who had to much talent in front of him at hawthorn… Worth a punt !!

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