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Dan Eddy

Show BioHide BioDAN EDDY is a storyteller with an impressive collection of works. He is the author of four books, including King Richard and Larrikins & Legends, and co-author of three more, including Champions and The Shinboners.  He has a Master of Arts degree which explored the connection between Essendon champion Dick Reynolds and the Essendon community, and is a currently researching a PhD on another AFL Legend in Alex Jesaulenko. He is also a regular contributor to Inside Sport magazine, and has had articles published in the AFL Grand Final Record.

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The new Baby Bombers

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AS ESSENDON get set to embark on their first finals series since 2014, and attempt to win their first final since the 2004 Elimination Final (a 15-point win over Melbourne), a new crop of players has captured the imagination of not only Bomber fans, but all fo... More »

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Revolution at the house of stoush

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AFTER THE FLAGS came the fight. The Blues lost their leader and lost course. In this final extract from his book, Larrikins & Legends, DAN EDDY recounts how this great Carlton side fought back to etch their own place in football history: WHAT TOOK PLACE at... More »

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What price must James Hird pay?

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ACADEMIC and author DAN EDDY freely acknowledges his allegiance. He’s a Bomber fan but he reckons it’s well beyond time for some people to stop hounding James Hird: I’m confused. Did I hear correctly? James Hird, winner of the 2000 Norm Smith Medal, has been a... More »

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Pain turns into premierships

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IN a second extract from his new book, Larrikins & Legends, author DAN EDDY recounts how the Navy Blues formed a bond that dominated the G on Grand Final day: WHAT Alex Jesaulenko forced his Carlton players to endure before the 1979 season would be felt fo... More »

Brutal workouts rebuilt the Blues

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DAN EDDY takes us inside the locker rooms of the great Carlton sides which featured names like Jezza, Percy and The Flying Doormat: They were a ratbag bunch of blokes, who partied hard. Oh, and did you hear? They could play a bit, too. What those Carlton teams... More »