Game 150 for Marigliani

So much has happened in the past five seasons for Marcus Marigliani it’s hard to know where to begin. 

After 98 games with Frankston where he’d won a best and fairest, selection in the VFL representative team as well as the VFL Team of the Year, Essendon took a chance on him as a mature age rookie. 

For much of his time at Windy Hill, Marigliani played with Bendigo Bombers, but broke into Essendon’s team to play in the last two home and away games of the 2010 season. 

While he didn’t wear out the statistician’s pen, Marigliani thought he would be retained on the Bombers list. It was not a view held by incoming coach James Hird.