Bombers blasted for opening AFL shocker

Essendon’s full AFL preseason means their Spherical 1 catastrophe is especially worrying for former Melbourne and Swans coach Paul Roos. The Bombers had been the largest losers on the weekend, surrendering to GWS by 72 factors after loads of preseason hype about their prospects. The large concern for Roos is that they didn't make the finals final season, which means they'd an additional few weeks of coaching. “The groups that considerations me most are those exterior the eight – they begin early, they've a full preparation going into Christmas,” Roos informed Fox Footy’s On The Sofa. “They’re able to play (preseason) – they’re able to go, they’ve had sufficient coaching … so the Bombers need to be the top of that. Fellow commentator Garry Lyon summed up the response to the Bombers’ season-opening shocker. “They obtained mugged, there was no effort,” he stated. Essendon nice Tim Watson was not shocked, noting their poor preseason kind. “Their (preseason) had been horrible … they weren't getting proper no matter it was they had been making an attempt to implement on the time,” he informed Channel Seven’s Speaking Footy. Watson singled out Essendon midfielder Zach Merrett for an absence of strain close to the tip of the primary quarter. “It’s virtually as if he’s given up. That is as unhealthy as it may possibly presumably be,” Watson stated. “That is powerful on Zach Merrett, he’s a youngish kind participant – that isn't AFL customary. “There may be not a coach within the competitors that might settle for that as effort.”