2009 Essendon Football Club season

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Essendon Football Club
2009 season
President Ray Horsburgh
Coach Matthew Knights
Captain(s) Matthew Lloyd
Home ground Etihad Stadium
Pre-season competition Semi final
AFL season 8th
Finals series Elimination final
Best and Fairest Jobe Watson
Leading goalkicker Matthew Lloyd (35)
Highest home attendance 84,829 vs. Collingwood
(25 April 2009)
Lowest home attendance 27,461 vs. Fremantle
(5 April 2009)
Average home attendance 50,707

Pre-season[edit]

NAB Cup[edit]

Round Date Kick off
(Local)
Opponent Venue Result
F – A
Goal kickers Attendance
First Round 13 February 2009 20:40 Western Bulldogs Telstra Dome (A) 1.8.13(70) – 1.8.12(69) Atkinson (9pts), Jetta (2), Neagle (2), Skipworth (2), Houli, Gumbleton 35,123
Quarter-finals 27 February 2009 19:40 Brisbane Lions Telstra Dome (H) 0.9.13(67) – 1.7.14(65) Lovett (2), Neagle, Hocking, Monfries, Skipworth, Jetta, Myers, Hille 12,260
Semi-finals 6 March 2009 19:40 Collingwood Etihad Stadium (A) 3.6.10(73) – 1.17.5(116) Dyson (9pts, 6pts), Ryder (9pts), Lloyd (9pts), Williams, Hille, Lucas, Dempsey, Bellchambers 26,154

Practice Match[edit]

Date Kick off
(Local)
Opponent Venue Result
F – A
Goal kickers Attendance
13 March 2009 16:30 North Melbourne QE Oval 15.10(100) – 17.15(117) Lloyd (3), Stanton (2), Hurley, Lonergan, Hocking, Hille, Lovett, Nash, Davey, Skipworth, Fletcher, Lucas

AFL Premiership Season[edit]

Round Date Kick off
(Local)
Opponent Venue Result
F – A
Goal kickers Attendance
1 29 March 2009 14:40 Port Adelaide AAMI Stadium (A) 9.12(66) – 15.17(107) Stanton (2), Lovett, McPhee, Neagle, Monfries, Skipworth, Dempsey, Lucas 28,315
2 5 April 2009 13:10 Fremantle Etihad Stadium (H) 16.13(109) – 10.11(71) McPhee (3), Ryder (2), Winderlich (2), Lucas, Davey, Hocking, Lovett, Hille, Pears, Slattery, Dempsey, Skipworth 27,461
3 11 April 2009 19:10 Carlton MCG (A) 17.14(116) – 16.16(112) Lloyd (5), Dempsey (2), Lucas (2), Davey (2), Stanton (2), Watson, Skipworth, Ryder, Monfries 70,411
4 19 April 2009 13:10 North Melbourne Etihad Stadium (A) 7.15(57) – 10.9(69) Lloyd (3), Lovett, McPhee, Winderlich, Stanton 33,842
5 25 April 2009 14:20 Collingwood MCG (H) 13.15(93) – 12.16(88) Lovett (2), Dyson (2), Winderlich, Lonergan, McPhee, Monfries, Stanton, Davey, Ryder, Jetta, Zaharakis 84,829
6 2 May 2009 19:10 Brisbane Lions The Gabba (A) 9.14(68) – 17.9(111) Winderlich (2), Lloyd (2), Hocking, Lovett, Lovett-Murray, Zaharakis, Lonergan 29,252
7 8 May 2009 19:40 Hawthorn Etihad Stadium (H) 17.14(116) – 10.12(72) Lloyd (3), Lovett-Murray (3), Monfries (2), Neagle (2), Zaharakis, Lonergan, Hocking, Stanton, Bellchambers, Lovett 50,475
8 17 May 2009 16:40 St Kilda Etihad Stadium (A) 10.11(71) – 13.12(90) Lloyd (3), Neagle (3), Winderlich, Myers, Dempsey, Slattery 45,594
9 23 May 2009 19:10 Richmond MCG (A) 19.11(125) – 12.13(85) Lloyd (4), Davey (3), Zaharakis (3), Winderlich (2), Watson (2), Lovett (2), Hocking, Monfries, Lonergan 73,625
10 31 May 2009 14:10 Geelong Etihad Stadium (H) 11.4(70) – 20.14(134) Neagle (3), Hocking (2), Dyson, McVeigh, Hooker, Lloyd, Stanton, Lovett 48,852
11 7 June 2009 13:10 Adelaide Etihad Stadium (H) 18.6(114) – 21.4(130) Lucas (4), Watson (3), Monfries (2), Skipworth (2), Ryder, Dyson, McPhee, McVeigh, Lovett, Reimers, Davey 39,451
12 19 June 2009 19:40 Melbourne Etihad Stadium (H) 19.17(131) – 13.5(83) Lucas (3), Lloyd (3), Davey (2), Lonergan (2), Skipworth (2), Monfries (2), Watson, Hooker, Winderlich 45,740
13 26 June 2009 19:40 Carlton MCG (H) 21.10(136) – 9.13(67) 83,407
14 3 July 2009 19:40 Collingwood MCG (A) 9.13(67) – 15.12(102) 77,699
15 11 July 2009 14:10 Sydney SCG (A) 15.17(107) – 10.12(72) 30,924
16 17 July 2009 19:40 Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium (H) 11.4(70) – 15.13(103) 47,120
17 26 July 2009 14:10 Richmond MCG (H) 14.12(96) – 15.11(101) 47,412
18 2 August 2009 14:40 West Coast Eagles Subiaco Oval (A) 10.8(68) – 14.11(95) 35,765
19 8 August 2009 19:10 Brisbane Lions MCG (H) 13.9(87) – 12.15(87) 41,636
20 16 August 2009 16:40 St Kilda Etihad Stadium (H) 16.14(110) – 16.12(108) 41,410
21 23 August 2009 14:40 Fremantle Subiaco Oval (A) 13.9(87) – 21.15(141) 32,413
22 29 August 2009 14:10 Hawthorn MCG (A) 16.20(116) – 14.15(99) 77,278

AFL Finals Series[edit]

Round Date Kick off
(Local)
Opponent Venue Result
F – A
Goal kickers Attendance
Elimination final 1 4 September 2009 19:45 Adelaide AAMI Stadium (A) 10.10(70) – 26.10(166) McPhee (4), Skipworth (2), Monfries, Quinn, Stanton, Lovett 50,393