2008 Essendon Bombers Team

The 2008 preseason gave Bombers fans hope as the team took wins in the first two matches. They were eventually defeated by the St Kilda Saints, but it was a strong start nonetheless. Unfortunately, the good fortune didn’t carry over the home and away season as the Essendon Bombers struggled right from the start, winning just two of their first 11 matches. Toward mid season, things started to look up for the team, but as the team progressively thinned out due to injuries – at one point sporting just 24 fit players – the team’s record was ruined. In true Bomber’s spirit, they wouldn’t admit defeat and crushed their last four opponents to finish the season at number 12.

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1 Jay Neagle Forward
2 Ricky Dyson Midfield
4 Jobe Watson Midfield
5 Brent Stanton Midfield
6 Angus Monfries Forward
7 Leroy Jetta Forward
8 Jason Winderlich Midfield
9 Adam Ramanauskas Midfield
10 Mark McVeigh Midfield
11 Damien Peverill Midfield
12 Andrew Welsh Midfield
13 Andrew Lovett Midfield
14 Jason Johnson Forward
15 Courtenay Dempsey Defender
16 Tayte Pears Defender
17 Jay Nash Defender
18 Matthew Lloyd Forward
19 David Hille Ruckman
20 Henty Slattery Midfield
21 Courtney Johns Forward
22 Malcolm Michael Defender
23 David Myers Defender
24 John Williams Midfield
25 Scott Lucas Forward
26 Cale Hooker Defender
27 Jason Laycock Ruckman
28 Darcy Daniher Defender, Forward
29 Alwyn Davey Forward
30 Paddy Ryder Ruckman
31 Dustin Fletcher Defender
33 Adam McPhee Defender
34 Rhys Magin Midfield
35 Tom Hislop Midfield
36 Sam Lonergan Midfield
37 Kyle Reimers Forward
38 Jarrod Atkinson Defender
39 Heath Hocking Midfield
42 Nathan Lovett-Murray Defender
43 Bachar Houli Defender, Midfield
44 Tom Bellchambers Ruckman
COACH: Matthew Knights

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