West Coast v Essendon (MAY 12, 2012)
STANTON MATCH UP: Brett Stanton has been a revelation for Essendon this season, racking up massive amounts of possessions in the first six weeks. There is no doubt the Eagles will miss Selwood in this game for the running role on Stanton, and this match up might just mean the difference for the Eagles to win or lose.
EAGLES FORWARDS:I’ve been saying this a lot since the Eagles injury crisis got worse, but this week will test just how capable their second stringer forwards are. Essendon’s back line is experienced, strong and fast and it will take some brilliance from the likes of Hill, Shuey, Darling and to an extent Lynch to pull off a victory.