AFL hype hasn’t affected Bombers, says Worsfold

Essendon coach John Worsfold doubts the pre-season hype over the Bombers has affected his gamers, however will work on each side of their recreation after a woeful first-up effort on Sunday. His aspect have been routed on Sunday by a GWS unit lacking a variety of veteran gamers and crashed to a 72-point loss in Sydney. Essendon had extra inside 50s within the first quarter however mustered simply 4 behinds . Worsfold cited gradual build-ups, mistaken choices, dropped marks, and missed alternatives for his or her depressing ultimate rating of 5.10. GWS received 39 extra contested possessions with Worsfold attributing the alarming disparity to his aspect’s fumbling. He mentioned Essendon seemed flat and shell-shocked and didn’t match the Giants’ depth. Essendon have been extensively tipped to be one of many large improvers this season and a candidate for a top-four spot, but additionally misplaced their two pre-season video games previous to Sunday’s fixture. Nevertheless, Worsfold wasn’t satisfied all of the constructive pre-season buzz concerning the Bombers had adversely impacted on his gamers. “I don’t assume so, I’m undecided how it might,” Worsfold mentioned. “There’s not too many athletes particularly in the event that they transfer into the highest echelon, that get affected by that ‘If we have been affected by that, them we have to actually assess and handle it, however I wouldn’t assume so, we simply performed poorly tonight. “We've got to take a look at all the pieces its not one little space that we’re going to say was off, it was just about all the pieces.” His GWS counterpart Leon Cameron cautioned towards studying an excessive amount of into the outcome. “‘Collingwood misplaced their first two final 12 months they usually performed in a grand ultimate, (eventual premiers) West Coast received overwhelmed in spherical one,” Cameron mentioned. “There’s plenty of onerous sides on the market and Essendon will bounce again. ‘We received spanked a few years in the past (by Adelaide in spherical considered one of 2017)……. and got here out and received the week after.” Former Giants star Dylan Shiel collected an equal team-high 25 disposals on Sunday, in his first AFL look for Essendon, however had little impression on the sport “General we all know what Dyl goes to ship for us and (he was) sadly a part of a bunch right now that didn’t ship,” Worsfold mentioned. “He’s hurting, as all of us are and hungry to develop from that.”