Essendon coach John Worsfold is under massive pressure.
Essendon coach John Worsfold is under massive pressure.

Woosha’s big meeting to dig Dons out of hole

BESIEGED John Worsfold has reached out to coaching great David Parkin.

The Essendon coach met with the four-time premiership tactician this morning as he looks to dig the Bombers out of a 2-6 hole.

Worsfold and Parkin sat down over breakfast for more than an hour at Essendon cafe Ten One Ate.

The pair are good friends, having shared a coaches box at Carlton. Worsfold also succeeded Parkin as the chairman of the AFL Coaches Association in 2014 before taking the Essendon job ahead of the 2016 season.

Pressure continues to mount on Worsfold and the Bombers after a disappointing first two months of the season after being touted as top-four contenders.

The premiership coach on Wednesday said he and the club remain "aligned" despite movement in the coaching ranks already with game performance manager Mark Neeld departing.

"I'm really confident in my communication with the board and Xavier (Campbell) at this footy club that we're not happy with where we're at but we're on a clear pathway to where we want to get to," he said.

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