Don The Stat

Don the Stat is a weekly podcast covering the Essendon Football Club. Former Essendon Football Club analyst Jonathan Walsh is joined by fellow Essendon fan Ian Hume where they break down the previous weeks game and preview the tactics of the next match. We focus on a more analytical approach that considers the statistics and match day tactics that will impact each game. Don The Stat is recorded live via Twitter Spaces each week and welcomes audience participation.

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Episodes

7 days ago

Jono and Ian look what we can take out of a comfortable win against the cellar dwellars. We argue the merits of trading Nick Bryan before digging in to the matchup against the Giants.    Don the Stat is recorded live weekly using Twitter Spaces. If you'd like to listen in and participate you can do so at https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

With four days to get over the heartbreaking result against Collingwood Jono and Ian get down into the details about what went wrong and examine the difference between Setup and Execution when it comes to defending kickouts. The midfield balance gets a going over whilst we look ahead to the clash against North Melbourne.   Don The Stat is recorded live via Twitter Spaces each week. You can listen live and ask questions at https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

Jono and Ian cover the unusual territory of Essendon's third win on the trot. We go over the emphatic Gold Coast result, look at how accurate some of the media takes have been this week and look ahead to the return clash against Collingwood.    Don the Stat is recorded live each week via Twitter Spaces. You can listen live and join in at https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh

Monday Jul 18, 2022

In the third of our bonus fan interviews, Ian chats with Swedish Superfan Tobias Johansson. We talk about how he came to be an AFL fan and how his love for the Bombers has only grown despite being in a different hemisphere to the majority of the supporter base.    If you would like to share your story or recommend someone take part, you can DM Jono or I on Twitter or contact us at donthestat@gmail.com Jono's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh Ian's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kyptastic1

Thursday Jul 14, 2022

Jono and Ian pick apart the Brisbane game and challenge the perception that it was a 'junk win'. We then examine an interesting Gold Coast side that's playing a unique style before looking at how Essendon can get on top in the critical areas.    Don The Stat is recorded live via Twitter Spaces. You can listen to the show live at https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh?s=20&t=RRWqCoqMFjisgNyMCz4P0g

Monday Jul 11, 2022

In the second in our series of Bonus Fan Interview, Ian talks with long time Essendon fan Todd Davey. We go into his Essendon origins, talk at his favourite players and revisit the key memories that have stuck with him.    You can follow Todd on twitter at https://twitter.com/ToddJDavey?s=20&t=UfkVyNWk-0TITmNndot7kQ   Todd's AMT article: https://www.theinnersanctum.com.au/tippa-tribute-why-walla-meant-so-much-to-so-many/   If you would like to share your story or recommend someone to come on the show, you can contact us via donthestat@gmail.com Ian's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kyptastic1 Jono's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh  

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

**Please note this episode was recorded prior to the teams being announced**   Jono and Ian examine the win over the Swans and the key stats that came out of it. Who will make way for Mcgrath is discusse before they do a deep dive into the Brisbane Lions and what can be learnt from their losses this season.    Don The Stat is recorded weekly through Twitter Spaces, you can listen and ask questions live at https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh?s=20&t=McbwAr52cxmuxuvxKR85CA

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

**Apologies for the audio quality this week, there were some connection issues**   Jono and Ian do a deep dive into the West Coast result. The news of the week brings up some interesting conclusions whilst they preview the rematch against the Swans.    Don The Stat is recorded live via Twitter Spaces - you can join and ask questions at https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh?s=20&t=y11O58P7CFR4HcPJvlDPWA

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

Jono and Ian bask in the glow of a great win against the Saints and examine how much the game style has developed over the past few weeks. We then undertake a deep dive into the struggling West Coast and look for potential concerns as the Bombers look to get consecutive wins for the first time this season.   Don The Stat is recorded live each week on Twitter Spaces where you can listen live and ask questions. Twitter Spaces can be accessed through: https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh?s=20&t=FDAB42ihG0ieBx48O4eU7w

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Jono and Ian go through the Carlton game and come to some positive conclusions despite the loss. We spend some time on a listener question before breaking down the Saints game and what the interesting selections say about how the team is planning on approaching the match.   Don The Stat is recorded live via Twitter Spaces - you can join in and ask questions at https://twitter.com/JonathanJWalsh?s=20&t=lbsJ0txIMJUNiilOZjiOLQ

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