MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Michael Hibberd, Patrick Ryder and Jake Carlisle of the Bombers celebrate winning the round 11 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Carlton Blues at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 7, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Between the years of 2013 – 2016, Essendon had five separate coaches which were a result from the infamous supplement scandal, in that time they’ve turned over plenty of players to trades, de-listings and forced additions which were known as ‘top-up’ players.

All in all, they’ve done a pretty decent job at keeping big names players at their club, but we’ve managed to pick out a group of players who could’ve helped the Bombers collect their first finals win since 2004.

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8. Stewart Crameri

A remarkable story, Crameri was selected deep into the 2009 rookie draft after three seasons with the Bendigo Bombers. In 2011, Crameri showcased his goal-kicking talents leading the club’s goal tally with 34 majors. Traded to the Bulldogs for pick #26, Crameri kicked a career-high 37 goals in his first season at the kennel, and played a key role in their forward structure up until he was banned for season 2016.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 27: Stewart Crameri of the Bombers runs down the wing during the round 14 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Essendon Bombers at Patersons Stadium on June 27, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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