Outplaying Lower Plenty got the excitement back, beating Northcote Park made them realise how good they can play and tomorrow’s game against the reigning premier’s Bundoora will determine whether they can do it on a weekly basis.
The Eagle’s travel tomorrow to Bundoora to take on a team who have been largely reliant on ex-AFL recruits Cameron Cloke and Gary Moorcroft since they arrived at the beginning of 2011.
The money has been well-spent, they have taken home a premiership cup, their supporter base is great and they are one of the powerhouses of the competition. But this is The Nest and before we put the coat back on the rack and settle in for a day on the couch instead of going to watch the Eagles get flogged, let’s have a look at the five reasons why we can win.
- Cameron Cloke is injured, is reported to have OP and there have also been reports that he wants to have another crack at AFL with the help of his brother who will listen to his old man and probably go to GWS or Freo with Cam as a side deal.
- Moorcroft is a quality player and has got a hold of the Eagles in the three games they have played against them. He is a worry, but I think someone will step up tomorrow and restrict him to a couple of goals which will hold the Eagles in good stead.
- Whittlesea have won their last two and there is a good feeling around the club as ruckman Jeremy Page dominates around the ground and in the centre circle each week.
- Bundoora have lost three out of their last four games against West Preston and Northcote Park who the Eagles have beaten this year and also Montmorency, who Whittlesea lost to by two points after kicking six goals 16 points.
- Whittlesea’s up and coming players in Max Dyson, Janan Daniel and the self-proclaimed golden fist Luke Deards have come of age at the same time the veterans Roy Dyson, Jeremy Page and Garrett Heenan hit their straps.
Max Dyson, who has found his kicks running on the wing this year believes the Eagles can give the Bulls a scare but says it won’t be easy.
“We’ve played two good games of footy, we’ve hit some form and tomorrow is going to be a good test to see where we are at,” he said.
Get down to Yulong Reserve tomorrow at 2.10pm to watch the Seniors take on Bundoora in what will hopefully be a cracker match.
NEST NOTE: You don’t have to pay so that should be incentive to come watch the Eagles.