Essendon are in the eight after riding a wave of momentum and a couple of thrilling results, the latest a final-minute victory over North Melbourne thanks to a superb goal from Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti.
The tests don’t stop for the Bombers, however, with a critical “eight-point game” against the Crows coming up at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.
On The Age Real Footy Podcast this week, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson examine the state of play at Essendon and whether recent results will impact thinking about John Worsfold’s coaching future.
Three weeks ago Cale Hooker helped deliver an important win for the Bombers with a late sealing goal. “At that point with the Hooker goal … John Worsfold’s position was in peril,” Gleeson says.
Wilson says the club’s remaining six home-and-away games will also shape decision making.