Player news from R8 of 2016: Essendon vs North Melbourne

Zach Merrett (143/125): 0.2 from 36 touches and 6 marks plus 8 tackles… aided by 3FF

Adam Cooney (113/96): 33 disposals and 5 marks with 3 tackles… 1.1 as well

Brendon Goddard (109/105): 38 touches and 4 marks plus 0.2
Goddard also had 2 taps.
Mark Baguley (97/114): Minding Nahas
Baguley contributed with 24 touches, 5 grabs and 6 tackles.
Joe Daniher (91/82): Tarrant manning him… Playing as the second ruck… 2.1 from 16 disposals and 7 marks
Daniher also had 8 taps.
Kyle Langford (88/65): Had McDonald following him late in the fourth… 2.0 from 17 disposals and 8 marks with 2 tackles

James Kelly (83/81): Rebounding off the half back flank… 26 touches and 5 marks plus 2 tackles

Craig Bird (80/75): 27 disposals including 20 handballs… also 4 tackles

Darcy Parish (80/75): 24 touches and 6 marks

Matt Dea (74/87): On Thomas… 8 marks and 19 possessions

James Polkinghorne (67/42): Playing as the pressure forward in Q1… Then spent more time through the midfield… No stats in Q1… 17 possessions and 5 marks plus 0.2

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (63/68): Rebounding off the half back flank… 17 disposals and 5 marks with 3 tackles

Ryan Crowley (59/46): 18 touches and 4 marks plus 0.1

David Zaharakis (57/44): Tagged by Jacobs… 12 touches and 6 tackles

Orazio Fantasia (57/59): McDonald largely minding him when forward… 9 touches and 3 marks plus 3 tackles… 2.1 as well

Nathan Grima (54/38): Standing Petrie… 5 marks and 14 touches

Matthew Leuenberger (53/59): 17 hit outs… also 11 possessions and 4 marks

Michael Hartley (44/68): Has the key job on Waite… 5 marks and 12 touches

Conor McKenna (43/42): 14 disposals and 5 marks

Patrick Ambrose (38/51): Responsible for Brown… 11 possessions and 2 tackles

Mason Redman (38/39): 2nd game… 7 disposals and 4 marks plus 1.2

Mitch W. Brown (31/27): Mullett following him… 3 marks and 7 possessions

Sam Gibson (149/123): 10 touches and 5 marks in the opening term… 36 possessions and 15 marks plus 3 tackles… 0.1 as well

Todd Goldstein (107/106): 35 hit outs… also 21 possessions and 2 tackles
Goldstein also had 5 marks.
Jarrad Waite (96/91): Hartley marking him… 2.3 from 18 touches and 5 marks plus 6 tackles

Andrew Swallow (96/103): 27 possessions and 4 marks plus 5 tackles

Brent Harvey (96/92): 30 possessions and 8 marks

Majak Daw (85/92): Starting in the ruck… Has had a number rotating through him when forward… 2.2 from 14 disposals and 5 marks with 5 tackles
Daw also had 4 hit outs.
Robbie Tarrant (79/104): Following Daniher
Tarrant added 20 disposals and 7 grabs.
Nick Dal Santo (77/85): 28 touches and 3 marks plus 0.1

Ben Cunnington (76/85): Just one touch in Q1… 19 possessions and 5 marks plus 6 tackles… 0.1 as well… gave away 3 FA

Scott D. Thompson (74/90): Playing as the loose man in defence
Thompson added 19 disposals and 6 grabs.
Brad McKenzie (73/89): 19 possessions with 15 by foot… also 5 marks

Mason Wood (67/66): Concussed midway through the ground after hitting the turf hard via a marking contest
Wood contributed with 13 touches, 6 marks, 2 tackles and booted 1.0.
Lindsay Thomas (65/57): Dea following him… 1.1 from 13 possessions and 5 marks plus 3 tackles

Jack Ziebell (64/66): 23 touches and 2 tackles plus 0.1

Ben Jacobs (62/55): Tagging Zaharakis
Jacobs contributed with 14 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and booted 1.0.
Aaron Mullett (61/49): Running with Brown… 19 touches and 2 marks plus 0.1

Luke McDonald (57/56): Minding Fantasia then Langford late
McDonald added 14 disposals and 6 marks.
Jamie Macmillan (55/70): 14 possessions and 4 marks plus 2 tackles

Drew Petrie (54/64): First goal… Stood by Grima… 2.0 from 11 disposals and 2 marks… aided by 4FF

Robbie Nahas (51/46): Baguley running with him… 0.1 from 7 possessions and 2 marks plus 7 tackles. Playing the forward pocket role.

Shaun Atley (46/58): 15 disposals and 2 marks with 2 tackles

Ben Brown (27/36): Ambrose largely responsible for Brown… No stats in Q1… 1.1 from 5 touches
Brown also had 3 hit outs.

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