Australian Football League Live Carlton Blues vs Essendon Bombers Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Regular Seasons Week 08 AFL Stream. Carlton Blues vs Essendon Bombers match will be kickoff at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 12 May 2018 online, 14:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Saturday afternoon footy at the ‘G sees cellar dwellers Carlton take on the 15th placed Essendon, in a battle for which side can disappoint their supporters the most. Essendon have had flashes of brilliance this year, but that has been punctuated by some embarrassing performances that leave commentators and fans alike flabbergasted at how talented players could perform so poorly. Brendan Bolton keeps insisting Carlton are continuing to improve- but all we can see is that they currently sit 0-7, and have only managed to get within 20 points of their opposition once. Whoever brings effort to the MCG on Saturday will win this one- forget about Champion Data rankings and AFL ratings; it will simply be who wants it more.
Carlton – Just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do. Saturday’s trip to Adelaide was made all the harder with the news during the week that boom forward Charlie Curnow would miss, along with promising defender Caleb Marchbank. They fought hard against Adelaide, but were still absolutely smashed. When your best is that far behind, you have serious issues.
Essendon – The only words that can describe the Bombers right now are lazy and pathetic. There is just no sense coming out from the club that they have enough players that are content to roll up their sleeves and get dirty, instead of accumulate good looking stats and plays for their highlight reels. The defensive attitude across the ground is one of entitled royalty, and it needs to change quick smart. Where has the pressure gone?
Stats That Matter
Essendon have lost all 7 of their 3rd quarters this season at a percentage of just 39%
Carlton have not reached 100 points in 40 matches
The Bombers are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games
Dyson Heppell averages 113 Fantasy points a game against Carlton
Carlton have lost 8 straight at the MCG
Ed Curnow is averaging 8.7 tackles a game in 2018
Death, taxes and not being able to pick the spread in an Essendon game- all the biggest certainties in life. Which Essendon side will show up remains a mystery but the Wolf is predicting the Blues to bring the heat, like they did in their last game at the ‘G against West Coast. Clearly, the Bombers have more A-grade players in their line-up in terms of closing out a game, but Wolfie has a feeling the Blues will be throwing the kitchen sink at this one in an attempt to break their duck.
B: Plowman, Rowe, Thomas
HB: Mullett, Jones, Simpson
C: Lang, Cripps, E.Curnow
HF: Fisher, McKay, Graham
F: Petrevski-Seton, C.Curnow, Garlett
FOLL: Kreuzer, Dow, Kerridge
I/C: O’Shea, Lamb, Wright, O’Brien
EMG: Polson, Phillips, Shaw, Silvagni
IN: Lang, C.Curnow, Lamb
OUT: Phillips, Casboult, Kennedy
B: Baguley, Hurley, Saad
HB: McKenna, Ambrose, Goddard
C: Fantasia, Z.Merrett, Mutch
HF: Laverde, Stewart, McDonald-Tipungwuti
F: Myers, Hooker, Zaharakis
FOLL: Bellchambers, Smith, Heppell
I/C: McNiece, McKernan, Parish, Stringer
EMG: Ridley, Langford, Guelfi, Clarke
IN: Fantasia, McKernan
OUT: McGrath, Daniher