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Preliminary Final Heartbreak

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LOSING a preliminary final by a single point must be a crushing experience. Losing two by the same margin, just three years apart, would be shattering. More »

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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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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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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 »