Australian Football League (AFL) Live Essendon Bombers vs Adelaide Crows match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne,Saturday 21 june 2014 online, 19:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Crows have a host of possible inclusions to think about after their six goal win over North. Young, star midfielder Brad Crouch is ready to resume in the senior side whilst Ricky Henderson, Jason Porplyzia and Charlie Cameron are all in contention. Should Mark Thompson want to make changes to the side that lost to Melbourne; Leroy Jetta, Jackson Merrett, Kyle Hardingham and Shaun Edwards are in the mix.
The Crows have alternated wins and losses since round 6, going 4-3 in that time; a loss this weekend would continue that cycle. In that time they’ve beaten finals contenders Collingwood, Gold Coast and North whilst lost to Carlton, Freo and Melbourne to put them within striking distance of the finals in 10th. Melbourne broke the Bombers’ two-game winning streak on Sunday. They’ve gone 4-2 over the last six weeks but it remains to be seen how the latest instalment of the drugs scandal will affect them.
These two sides have not met since round 1 last year when the Bombers finished 33-points in front. Ben Howlett starred that night with 25-disposals and four goals, whilst Jobe Watson had 34 touches. Heath Hocking kept Crows danger-man Patrick Dangerfield to just 17-disposals.
B Mark Baguley, Dustin Fletcher, Michael Hurley
HB Michael Hibberd, Cale Hooker, Courtenay Dempsey
C Brent Stanton, Heath Hocking, Dyson Heppell
HF Brendon Goddard, Tom Bellchambers, David Zaharakis
F Jason Winderlich, Joe Daniher, Zach Merrett
FOL Patrick Ryder, Jake Melksham, David Myers
I/C Patrick Ambrose, Travis Colyer, Ben Howlett, Elliott Kavanagh
EMG Jackson Merrett, Cory Dell’Olio, Kyle Hardingham
IN: Dustin Fletcher, Travis Colyer
OUT: Paul Chapman (RESTED ), Jake Carlisle (Knee)
B: Daniel Talia, Ben Rutten, Luke Brown
HB: Matthew Jaensch, James Podsiadly, David Mackay
C: Sam Kerridge, Scott Thompson, Brodie Smith
HF: Matthew Wright, Andy Otten, Josh Jenkins
F: Eddie Betts, Patrick Dangerfield, Taylor Walker
RUCKS: Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane, Richard Douglas
INT: Brent Reilly, Rory Laird, Jarryd Lyons, Brodie Martin
EMG: Luke Thompson, Jason Porplzyia, Rory Atkins
IN: Jarryd Lyons
OUT: Matt Crouch (omitted)