Player news from R9 of 2017: Essendon vs West Coast

David Zaharakis (133/106): Playing midfield
Zaharakis contributed with 31 possessions, 8 marks, 6 tackles and managed 0.1.
Zach Merrett (126/109): Playing inside midfield
Merrett added 37 disposals and 8 marks.
Jobe Watson (116/110): His clearances were crucial to set up the win… 30 touches and 9 marks plus 5 tackles… 0.1 as well. Rotating midfield and forward.

Mark Baguley (116/86): Playing small defender
Baguley added 26 disposals and 14 marks.
Brendon Goddard (114/94): Floating in midfield as is his wont
Goddard contributed with 28 possessions, 10 marks and 4 tackles.
James Kelly (109/79): Lurking at half back
Kelly contributed with 23 disposals, 10 marks and 5 tackles.
Matthew Leuenberger (103/96): First ruck
Leuenberger contributed with 11 possessions, 3 grabs, 6 tackles, 39 taps and 1.0.
Michael Hartley (101/99): The big job on Kennedy
Hartley contributed with 21 touches, 13 grabs and 3 tackles.
Michael Hurley (100/107): Standing Darling at CHB… got McGovern in Q3… 9 marks and 26 possessions. Left shoulder tweaked in a clash with Kennedy in Q4.

Travis Colyer (99/83): Playing outside midfield
Colyer contributed with 20 disposals, 7 grabs, 6 tackles, managed 1.1 and 3 free kicks given away.
Joe Daniher (94/123): First goal… 5.0 from 18 touches and 3 marks plus 2 tackles… conceded 3 FA. At FF on Barrass.
Daniher also had 5 hit outs.
Dyson Heppell (86/85): Playing inside midfield
Heppell contributed with 24 touches, 6 marks and 2 tackles.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (83/71): Playing a FP role
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 18 touches, 5 grabs, 2 tackles and 2.1.
David Myers (81/56): Playing an outside game
Myers contributed with 19 touches, 8 grabs and 2 tackles.
Matt Dea (79/78): Takes the resting ruck which is mostly McInnes… moved to Darling in Q3
Dea contributed with 15 possessions, 7 grabs, 3 tackles and booted 1.0.
Cale Hooker (78/100): Right leg strapped at 3QT… 18 touches and 8 marks plus 2.3. Playing tall forward on McGovern… then got McInnes in Q3.

Darcy Parish (77/67): Playing in the midfield
Parish contributed with 17 possessions, 8 marks and 1.0 on the scoreboard.
Orazio Fantasia (75/80): Starting on a HFF
Fantasia contributed with 13 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 3.2.
Andrew McGrath (75/55): Coming off a HBF
McGrath added 21 disposals and 5 grabs.
Josh Green (71/68): Playing a FP role
Green contributed with 10 possessions, 2 marks, 5 tackles and 2.2 on the scoreboard.
Conor McKenna (63/82): Rotating at half back
McKenna contributed with 17 touches, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
James Stewart (59/50): Third tall forward on Sheppard
Stewart contributed with 9 possessions, 2 marks, 6 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Andrew Gaff (95/91): Almost unsighted in the first half… better after HT but it was too late by then… 26 disposals and 5 marks with 4 tackles. Running off a wing.

Jack Darling (92/77): Playing forward on Hurley
Darling contributed with 12 disposals, 7 marks, 6 tackles and booted 2.5.
Matt Priddis (91/69): Leading the inside midfield
Priddis contributed with 21 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles.
Chris Masten (91/69): Playing outside midfield
Masten contributed with 24 possessions, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 0.1.
Luke Shuey (89/79): Playing inside midfield
Shuey contributed with 26 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and managed 0.2.
Sam Mitchell (82/67): Starting at half back
Mitchell contributed with 24 disposals, 3 grabs and 3 tackles.
Elliot Yeo (81/70): Mostly in defence
Yeo contributed with 19 touches, 5 marks and 4 tackles.
Nathan Vardy (78/87): First ruck with support from McInnes
Vardy contributed with 9 disposals, 6 marks, 22 hit outs and kicked 2.0.
Liam Duggan (72/62): Coming off a HFF
Duggan contributed with 14 touches, 4 marks, 6 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Shannon Hurn (71/69): Floating at half back
Hurn contributed with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles.
Mark LeCras (70/49): Playing a HFF role
LeCras contributed with 14 touches, 5 marks, 4 tackles and managed 0.3.
Dom Sheed (70/86): Playing outside midfield
Sheed contributed with 18 touches, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Josh J. Kennedy (66/71): Up forward on Hartley
Kennedy contributed with 7 possessions, 4 grabs, 2 tackles and 4.2.
Brad Sheppard (58/50): Nominally on Stewart but zoning off a lot
Sheppard added 16 disposals and 3 tackles.
Fraser McInnes (53/66): Playing a ruck/forward role on Dea… switched back on Hooker in Q3
McInnes contributed with 14 possessions, 4 marks and 5 hit outs.
Kurt Mutimer (52/35): Starting deep forward
Mutimer contributed with 11 touches, 3 marks and 3 tackles.
Jack Redden (50/39): Rotating in midfield
Redden contributed with 8 possessions, 3 grabs and 6 tackles.
Jeremy McGovern (48/44): Responsible for Hooker… switched forward in Q3
McGovern contributed with 13 touches, 6 marks, 4 taps and 4 frees against.
Sam Butler (46/50): Playing small defender
Butler contributed with 12 touches, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Jamie Cripps (46/38): Starting deep forward
Cripps contributed with 7 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles.
Tom Barrass (35/52): The big job on Daniher
Barrass added 9 possessions and 3 marks.
Sharrod Wellingham (26/52): Right ankle twisted under him in Q2… 2 marks and 11 possessions… gave away 3 FA. Playing a HBF.

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