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Dons brave loss to Swans

The Sydney Swans have overcome Lance Franklin's absence to defeat Essendon by 22 points and reinforce their position atop the AFL ladder.

11:21pm  Aug 1, 2014

Bombers look to expose Swans defence

Essendon is set to look towards Jake Carlisle, Tom Bellchambers and Patrick Ryder to expose Sydney’s defence in Friday night’s blockbuster at the SCG.

1:31pm  Aug 1, 2014

By the numbers: Essendon v Sydney

Ahead of the huge clash at the SCG between Sydney and Essendon, we bring you the numbers that matter.

10:45am  Aug 1, 2014

Leading Essendon Goal Kickers

To end of Season 2011

PLAYER GOALS YEARS
Matthew LLOYD 926 1995 - 2009
Simon MADDEN 575 1974 - 92
John COLEMAN 537 1949 - 54
Paul SALMON 522 1983 - 95; 2002
Bill HUTCHISON 492 1942 - 57
Scott LUCAS 471 1996 - 2009
Terry DANIHER 448 1978 - 92
Dick REYNOLDS 443 1933 - 51
Alan NOONAN 420 1966 - 76
Keith FORBES 415 1928 - 37
Ted FREYER 372 1929 - 37
Tom REYNOLDS 361 1937 - 44
James HIRD 343 1992 - 2007
Tim WATSON 335 1977 - 91, 1994
Darren BEWICK 332 1988 - 2000
Hugh MITCHELL 306 1953 - 67
John BIRT 303 1957 - 67
Paul VANDER HAAR 278 1977 - 90
Gordon LANE 256 1940 - 49
Mark MERCURI 241 1992 - 2004
Robin CLOSE 233 1966 - 78
Geoff BLETHYN 216 1968 - 72, 1976
Ted FORDHAM 214 1961 - 69
Ron EVANS 209 1958 - 62
Alan EZARD 200 1983 - 93

 

ALL AUSTRALIAN SELECTION

1953 J Coleman, J Clarke, W Hutchison
1956 J Clarke, W Hutchison
1958 R Burgess, J Clarke
1972 J Williams
1983 S Madden, T Daniher
1984 T Daniher, S Madden, R Merrett, L Baker (WA)
1985 T Daniher (Capt), M Harvey, R Merrett, G Foulds, L Baker (WA)
1987 S Madden, P Salmon
1988 P Salmon, S Madden, T Daniher (NSW)
1991 A Daniher
1992 G Wanganeen
1993 G Wanganeen, M Harvey, K Sheedy (Coach)
1995 G Wanganeen, M Long, J Hird
1996 J Hird
1998 S Wellman, M Lloyd
1999 M Mercuri, M Lloyd
2000 D Hardwick, D Fletcher, J Hird, M Lloyd
2001 M Lloyd, J Hird, J Johnson, S Wellman
2003 J Hird, M Lloyd
2004 A McPhee
2007 D Fletcher
2012 J Watson

Most Games

To end of season 2012

PLAYER GAMES YEARS
Simon MADDEN 378 1974 - 92
Dustin FLETCHER 365 1993 -
Dick REYNOLDS 320 1933 - 51
Tim WATSON 307 1977 - 91, 1993 - 94
Garry FOULDS 300 1974 - 89
Terry DANIHER 294 1978 - 92
Bill HUTCHISON 290 1942 - 57
Matthew LLOYD 270 1995 - 2009
Scott LUCAS 270 1996 - 2009
Don MCKENZIE 266 1960 - 74
Ken FLETCHER 264 1967 - 80
Jack CLARKE 263 1951 - 67
James HIRD 253 1992 - 2007
Darren BEWICK 238 1988 - 2000
Joe MISITI 234 1992 - 2004
Mark MCVEIGH 229 1999 -
Hugh MITCHELL 224 1953 - 67
Paul SALMON 224 1983 - 95, 2002
Barry DAVIS 218 1961 - 72
Gary O'DONNELL 206 1987 - 96
Mark HARVEY 206 1984 - 96
Mark MERCURI 204 1992 - 2004
Mark THOMPSON 202 1983 - 96
Paul VANDER HAAR 201 1977 - 90
Glenn HAWKER 200 1978 - 88

 

Brownlow Medallists

Dick Reynolds 1934 (19 votes), 1937 (27 votes), 1938 (18 votes)
Bill Hutchison 1952 (21 votes), 1953 (26 votes)
Graham Moss 1976 (46 votes - both umpires 3-2-1)
Gavin Wanganeen 1993 (18 votes)
James Hird 1996 (21 votes)
Jobe Watson 2012 (30 votes)