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AFL news 2021, Essendon Moneyball, list management strategy, pickups, trades, finals, rise up the ladder

The bold list overhaul behind Essendon‘s staggering charge into the finals has been likened to baseball’s famous ’Moneyball’ revolution and established an “amazing” blueprint for creative list management.

After losing the likes of Joe Daniher, Adam Saad and Orazio Fantasia to rivals last off-season, the Bombers recruited heavily on fringe players who had been either overlooked or spat out by other clubs to bolster their list for 2021.

As a result, the Bombers were not fancied at all as a top eight contender; in fact none of the 57 experts from Fox Sports, the Herald Sun, The Age and AFL Media predicted they‘d make the finals.

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