2017 Essendon Football Club season

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Essendon Football Club
2017 season
President Lindsay Tanner
Coach John Worsfold
Captain(s) Dyson Heppell
Home ground Etihad Stadium
AFL season 7th
Finals series TBD
W. S. Crichton Medal Joe Daniher TBD
Leading goalkicker Joe Daniher (65)

The 2017 Essendon Football Club season is Essendon's 119th season in the Australian Football League.

Squad[edit]

Essendon Football Club
Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)
  • Cruz Roja.svg Long-term injury list
  • Arrow-up.png Upgraded rookie(s)
  • (B) Category B rookie

Updated: 22 June 2017
Source(s): Playing list, Coaching staff

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Week Date and local time Opponent Scores (Essendon's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance Ref.
Home Away Margin
1 Thursday, 16 February (7:40 pm) Collingwood 2.13.9 (105) 0.14.10 (94) Lost by 11 points Etihad Stadium (A) 16,521 [1]
2 Sunday, 26 February (3:40 pm) Gold Coast 0.12.7 (79) 0.12.4 (76) Lost by 3 points Harrup Park Country Club (A) 3,893 [2]
3 Sunday, 12 March (4:10 pm) Geelong 1.17.11 (122) 2.12.10 (100) Lost by 22 points Queen Elizabeth Oval (A) 8,391 [3]

Home and Away season[edit]

Round Date and local time Opponent Scores (Essendon's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance Ref.
Home Away Margin
1 Saturday, 25 March (7:25 pm) Hawthorn 17.14 (116) 12.19 (91) Won by 25 points MCG (H) 78,294 [4]
2 Saturday, 1 April (6:25 pm) Brisbane Lions 12.12 (84) 17.9 (111) Won by 27 points Gabba (A) 21,749 [5]
3 Sunday, 9 April (3:20 pm) Carlton 7.15 (57) 6.6 (42) Lost by 15 points MCG (A) 48,022 [6]
4 Saturday, 15 April (7:10 pm) Adelaide 24.9 (153) 13.10 (88) Lost by 65 points Adelaide Oval (A) 47,492 [7]
5 Tuesday, 25 April (3:20 pm) Collingwood 15.10 (100) 11.16 (82) Won by 18 points MCG (H) 87,685 [8]
6 Sunday, 30 April (1:10 pm) Melbourne 10.14 (74) 17.10 (112) Lost by 38 points Etihad Stadium (H) 44,040 [9]
7 Sunday, 7 May (2:40 pm) Fremantle 17.14 (116) 11.13 (79) Lost by 37 points Domain Stadium (A) 33,393 [10]
8 Saturday, 13 May (7:25 pm) Geelong 17.8 (110) 13.15 (93) Won by 17 points MCG (H) 57,172 [11]
9 Sunday, 21 May (1:10 pm) West Coast 19.11 (125) 8.16 (64) Won by 61 points Etihad Stadium (H) 36,403 [12]
10 Saturday, 27 May (7:25 pm) Richmond 11.15 (81) 10.6 (66) Lost by 15 points MCG (A) 85,656 [13]
11 Saturday, 3 June (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 18.9 (117) 15.11 (101) Lost by 16 points Spotless Stadium (A) 13,671 [14]
12 Saturday, 10 June (7:25 pm) Port Adelaide 19.17 (131) 8.13 (61) Won by 70 points Etihad Stadium (H) 34,022 [15]
13 Bye
14 Friday, 23 June (7:50 pm) Sydney 11.20 (86) 12.13 (85) Lost by 1 point SCG (A) 34,575 [16]
15 Sunday, 2 July (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 11.16 (82) 13.12 (90) Lost by 8 points Etihad Stadium (H) 41,246 [17]
16 Saturday, 8 July (2:10 pm) Collingwood 12.8 (80) 18.9 (117) Won by 37 points MCG (A) 63,537 [18]
17 Friday, 14 July (7:50 pm) St Kilda 7.15 (57) 17.16 (118) Won by 61 points Etihad Stadium (A) 47,156 [19]
18 Saturday, 22 July (1:45 pm) North Melbourne 20.12 (132) 16.9 (105) Won by 27 points Etihad Stadium (H) 40,359 [20]
19 Sunday, 30 July (1:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 19.13 (127) 13.19 (97) Lost by 30 points Etihad Stadium (A) 48,754 [21]
20 Saturday, 5 August (2:10 pm) Carlton 11.18 (84) 11.10 (76) Won by 8 points MCG (H) 58,562 [22]
21 Saturday, 12 August (7:25 pm) Adelaide 12.8 (80) 18.15 (123) Lost by 43 points Etihad Stadium (H) 38,487 [23]
22 Saturday, 19 August (7:25 pm) Gold Coast 9.3 (57) 12.18 (90) Won by 33 points Metricon Stadium (A) 16,817 [24]
23 Sunday, 27 August (1:10 pm) Fremantle 16.11 (107) 14.8 (92) Won by 15 points Etihad Stadium (H) 42,665 [25]

Finals[edit]

Round Date and local time Opponent Scores (Essendon's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance Ref.
Home Away Margin
EF2 Saturday, 9 September (4:20 pm) Sydney 19.7 (121) 8.8 (56) Lost by 65 points SCG 46,323 [26]

Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA % Pts
1 Adelaide 22 15 6 1 2415 1776 136.0 62 2017 finals
2 Geelong 22 15 6 1 2134 1818 117.4 62
3 Richmond (P) 22 15 7 0 1992 1684 118.3 60
4 Greater Western Sydney 22 14 6 2 2081 1812 114.8 60
5 Port Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2168 1671 129.7 56
6 Sydney 22 14 8 0 2093 1651 126.8 56
7 Essendon 22 12 10 0 2135 2004 106.5 48
8 West Coast 22 12 10 0 1964 1858 105.7 48
9 Melbourne 22 12 10 0 2035 1934 105.2 48
10 Western Bulldogs 22 11 11 0 1857 1913 97.1 44
11 St Kilda 22 11 11 0 1925 1986 96.9 44
12 Hawthorn 22 10 11 1 1864 2055 90.7 42
13 Collingwood 22 9 12 1 1944 1963 99.0 38
14 Fremantle 22 8 14 0 1607 2160 74.4 32
15 North Melbourne 22 6 16 0 1983 2264 87.6 24
16 Carlton 22 6 16 0 1594 2038 78.2 24
17 Gold Coast 22 6 16 0 1756 2311 76.0 24
18 Brisbane Lions 22 5 17 0 1877 2526 74.3 20
Source: AFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

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