Essendon Football Club
2014 season
PresidentPaul Little
CoachMark Thompson
(1st season)
Captain(s)Jobe Watson
(5th season)
Home groundDocklands Stadium
Highest home attendance74,664 vs Richmond (Round 11)
Lowest home attendance30,948 vs Adelaide (Round 14)

The 2014 Essendon Football Club season is the club's 116th season in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Squad

Senior list Rookie List Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice-captain(s)
  • Long-term injury list
  • Upgraded rookie(s)
  • (vet) Veterans list

Updated: 28 November 2013
Source(s): Playing list, Coaching staff


Trades

Main article: 2013 AFL Trades

Drafts

Main article: 2013 AFL Draft

Delisted

Seasons[s] Player
13 David Hille
6 Nathan Lovett-Murray
7 Alwyn Davey
3 Luke Davis
2 Hal Hunter
= Retired

Results

Pre-season

Game 1

Game 1
Monday, 17 February 6:10 pm Gold Coast 1.11.15 (90) def. Essendon 0.13.11 (89) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 6,083) Report

Game 2

Game 2
Tuesday, 25 February 7:10 pm Essendon 0.9.11 (65) def. by Port Adelaide 1.11.15 (90) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 8,022) Report

Game 3

Game 3
Friday, 7 March 1:00 pm Richmond 15.11 (101) def. Essendon 8.8 (56) Punt Road (crowd: 2,100) Report

Home and Away season

Round 1

Round 1
Friday, 21 March 7:50 pm North Melbourne def. by Essendon Etihad Stadium (crowd: 42,332) Report
3.0 (18)
5.3 (33)
8.5 (53)
 9.6 (60)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
4.1 (25)
8.5 (53)
11.8 (74)
 15.9 (99)
Umpires: Dalgleish, Mitchell, Mollison
Television broadcast: Channel 7
Thomas 4
Black, Dal Santo, Harvey, McKenzie, Wright 1
Goals 4 Chapman
3 Goddard
2 Hardingham, Daniher, Watson
1 Howlett, Ryder
Thomas, Macmillan, Harvey, Cunnington, Mullett Best Watson, Chapman, Goddard, Heppell, Zaharakis, J.Merrett, Hooker
Goldstein (shoulder), Cunnington (concussion) Injuries Nil
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Brownlow Votes
  • 3 TBA
  • 2 TBA
  • 1 TBA


Game Milestone

Round 2

Round 2
Friday, 28 March 7:50 pm Essendon def. by Hawthorn Etihad Stadium (crowd: 44,163) Report
1.5 (11)
3.7 (25)
9.10 (64)
 12.14 (86)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
4.1 (25)
9.3 (57)
9.7 (61)
 13.12 (90)
Umpires: Chamberlain, Meredith, Ryan
Television broadcast: Channel 7
Ambrose 3
Hardingham, Carlisle 2
Zaharakis, Stanton, Hocking, Merrett, Chapman 1
Goals 2 Suckling, Breust, Rioli
1 Roughead, Hill, Gunston, Hale, Lewis, Puopolo, Simpkin
Hibberd, Goddard, Watson, Heppell, Zaharakis, Ambrose Best Burgoyne, Gibson, Rioli, Suckling, Cheney
Ryder (left ankle) Injuries Hodge (groin)

Round 3

Round 3
Sun, 6-Apr-2014 7:10 PM Essendon def. Carlton MCG (crowd: 62730) Report
6.3 (39)
10.6 (66)
16.8 (104)
 21.12 (138)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
0.3 (3)
3.4 (22)
6.8 (44)
 8.9 (57)
Umpires: Fleer, Schmidt, Pannell
Television broadcast: Channel 7
Chapman, Winderlich 4
Hardingham, Stanton 3
Goddard 2
Heppell, Hocking, Melksham, Carlisle, Daniher 1
Goals 2 Ellard, Menzel
1 Garlett, Henderson, Murphy, Tuohy
Hocking, Chapman, Winderlich, Carlisle, Goddard, Hibberd Best Walker, Simpson, Carrazzo, Gibbs
Ambrose (quad) replaced in selected side by Melksham Injuries Nil
Nil Reports Nil

Ladder

2014 AFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Sydney 22 17 5 0 2126 1488 142.9 68 Finals series
2 Hawthorn (P) 22 17 5 0 2458 1746 140.8 68
3 Geelong 22 17 5 0 2033 1787 113.8 68
4 Fremantle 22 16 6 0 2029 1556 130.4 64
5 Port Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2180 1678 129.9 56
6 North Melbourne 22 14 8 0 2026 1731 117.0 56
7 Essendon 22 12 9 1 1828 1719 106.3 50
8 Richmond 22 12 10 0 1887 1784 105.8 48
9 West Coast 22 11 11 0 2045 1750 116.9 44
10 Adelaide 22 11 11 0 2175 1907 114.1 44
11 Collingwood 22 11 11 0 1766 1876 94.1 44
12 Gold Coast 22 10 12 0 1917 2045 93.7 40
13 Carlton 22 7 14 1 1891 2107 89.7 30
14 Western Bulldogs 22 7 15 0 1784 2177 81.9 28
15 Brisbane Lions 22 7 15 0 1532 2212 69.3 28
16 Greater Western Sydney 22 6 16 0 1780 2320 76.7 24
17 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1336 1954 68.4 16
18 St Kilda 22 4 18 0 1480 2436 60.8 16
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Ladder progress

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ResultWLWLLLWWLBWWLWLWWWLLWWD
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Source: Competitive Matches
A = Away; H = Home; B = Bye; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

Tribunal cases

Player Round Charge category (Level) Verdict Points[a] Result Victim Club Ref(s)
None

Season Statistics

Home attendance