There’s never any shortage of hype surrounding the Bombers. As one of the biggest and most powerful clubs in Melbourne, they always receive plenty of attention.
This team consists of players who underperformed in Round 19 of the 2018 AFL season.
Backs: Dane Rampe was a part of the Swans defence that was beaten comprehensively. Heath Grundy had his second worst game for the year from a disposal point of view. Kade Kolodjashnij put in his worst display of the season from a statistical perspective.
Zak Jones was below his best and had two indiscretions. Nathan J. Brown would be disappointed with his performance, having little effect on the game. Someone that would also rue their output would be Daniel Rich.
Midfielders: Despite winning the game, the Cats had two players who didn’t perform at their best, those players were Cameron Guthrie and Joel Selwood. Chris Mayne had little influence on the contest against the Tigers.
Forwards: Ed Richards had his worst game for the season from a statistical perspective with five possessions. Lance Franklin was underwhelming for the second week in a row with just seven disposals.
Alex Sexton had a disappointing performance in Round 19 against the Blues. Ben Ronke was barely sighted for the Swans last Friday night. Ben Brown gathered under ten possessions on the third occasion this season and only managed to kick one goal for the Kangaroos. Will Hayward was underwhelming in Round 19.
Followers: Sam Jacobs had 36 hit-outs, compared to 66 for Max Gawn in his dual with Gawn. Gawn was one of the most influential players on the field. George Hewett of the Swans had little impact on the game against the Bombers last Friday night. Tim Kelly had under twenty disposals for the first time since Round 12.
Interchange: Jaidyn Stephenson was largely ineffective in Round 19. Despite featuring in most of the Lions games this year, becoming a permanent fixture in the Lions team, Oscar Mcinerney played a disappointing game last Saturday.
Travis Varcoe had a disappointing display in Round 19. In spite of playing every game this season, Jed Bews will be lucky to stay in the Cats team this weekend as he only had two possessions for the Cats last Saturday.
B: Dane Rampe (Swans), Heath Grundy (Swans), Kade Kolodjashnij (Suns)
HB: Zak Jones (Swans), Nathan J. Brown (Saints), Daniel Rich (Lions)
C: Cameron Guthrie (Cats), Joel Selwood (Cats), Chris Mayne (Magpies)
HF: Ed Richards (Bulldogs), Lance Franklin (Swans), Alex Sexton (Suns)
FF: Ben Ronke (Swans), Ben Brown (Kangaroos), Will Hayward (Swans)
Foll: Sam Jacobs (Crows), George Hewett (Swans), Tim Kelly (Cats)
Int: Jaidyn Stephenson (Magpies), Oscar Mcinerney (Lions), Travis Varcoe (Magpies), Jed Bews (Cats)