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Jobe Watson exits with style

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LIKE MOST Bomber supporters CHRIS de KRETSER has loved every minute of Jobe Watson’s career. Today he watched the sad but stylish way in which Watson declared he was hanging up his boots. More »

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How one young Bomber is making a very big name for himself

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THERE IS NO mistaking the stand-out Bomber in the No 43 guernsey – he can do it all, writes RON REED ANTHONY McDONALD-TIPUNGWUTI has been the most recognisable footballer in the AFL from the moment he played his first game with Essendon last year. There are se... More »

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Who’s bolting: Blues or Bombers?

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GEOFF HARRIS examines the fortunes of the Bombers and Blues on the eve of their MCG clash: ESSENDON and Carlton, two of Melbourne’s e traditional big AFL clubs, meet at the MCG at the very traditional time of 2.10pm on Saturday afternoon, with a lot in common.... More »

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Why the medal should never change, by the Brownlow family

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IT IS ALMOST 30 years since the family of the late Charles Brownlow wrote to the then VFL pleading for no change to be made in the criteria of football’s iconic best and fairest award. Neil Roberts has been an unflagging ally. Chief writer RON REED reports: TH... More »

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Don’t let them bounce the bounce!

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Controversial rule changes? The future of the bounce? No need for the AFL’s Laws of the Game Committee when we can turn to two country umpiring legends with over 1,200 games (and counting) experience between them. COLIN DALE meets the marathon masters of the w... More »

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The day Dermie dug deep and defied the doctor

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WHAT A GRAND FINAL! Twenty-eight years have passed but few AFL followers will ever forget the brutal 1989 clash between Hawthorn and Geelong. STEVE PERKIN was a witness to the aftermath: On Grand Final day, my main task was to track down one of our columnists,... More »