There is nothing better in football for an Essendon fan to beat Carlton or Collingwood. In recent weeks, Essendon has done both of those things.

Essendon struggled in the early part of the season. A new coach and new game plan still settling in with the players. Now, with some consistency in team selection, and some belief that the new game plan can actually work, they players are returning the faith of the fans in bucket loads.