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Dons turn search to a ruckman

With one spot remaining on the club’s list for the 2015 season Essendon will look to secure a young ruckman to support Tom Bellchambers and Jonathan Giles.

3:11pm Nov 28, 2014

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Langford wanted to be a Bomber

A phone call from list manager Adrian Dodoro just hours out from the National Draft had new recruit Kyle Langford hoping to be drafted to the Bombers.

2:03pm Nov 28, 2014

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Hooker's helping hand with Laverde

New recruit Jayden Laverde has revealed All Australian defender Cale Hooker played a significant role in the week’s leading up to him being drafted on Thursday night.

9:37am Nov 28, 2014

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Punt on athletic pair pays off

Essendon was "pleasantly surprised" to snare highly rated midfielder Jayden Laverde with its second pick in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft after the versatile player slipped down the first-round pecking order.

10:21pm Nov 27, 2014

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Ambrose officially elevated

Young forward Patrick Ambrose has been officially elevated to the club’s senior list following the completion of the 2014 National Draft.

10:00pm Nov 27, 2014

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Hird welcomes new recruits

Essendon coach James Hird has welcomed new recruits Kyle Langford and Jayden Laverde to the club following the 2014 National Draft.

9:02pm Nov 27, 2014

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Pick 20 - Jayden Laverde

Essendon has tonight recruited Jayden Laverde with the club’s second selection at the 2014 AFL National Draft.

7:39pm Nov 27, 2014

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Pick 17 - Kyle Langford

Essendon has taken Kyle Langford with pick 17 in the National Draft.

7:37pm Nov 27, 2014

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2014 Draft prospects

With plenty on the line for hundreds of potential draftees tonight on the Gold Coast we take a look at some of the potential top 20 picks among the talent pool.

2:14pm Nov 27, 2014

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Draft decisions continue just hours out..

The morning after last year's NAB AFL Draft on the Gold Coast, many recruiters were at the nearby Metricon Oval.

11:21am Nov 27, 2014

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Final 2014 National Draft order

Essendon will enter the 2014 National Draft with two live selections at 17 and 20 when it kicks off on the Gold Coast from 7pm on Thursday night.

8:00am Nov 27, 2014

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Little responds to article in The Age

In response to an article written by Caroline Wilson in The Age newspaper today, Essendon Chairman Paul Little has made the following statement.

3:13pm Nov 26, 2014

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Pre-season training, 26 November

More running and skills in preparation for 2015 continued.

2:09pm Nov 26, 2014

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Heppell back in for 2015

Essendon Football Club is excited to announce promising midfielder Aaron Heppell has signed a new one year deal with the club’s VFL side.

2:03pm Nov 26, 2014

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Fantasia recounts draft nerves

Third round draft selection Orazio Fantasia has recounted the nerves he felt as his football future hang in the balance in the lead up to the 2013 National Draft.

11:50am Nov 26, 2014

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December training dates

Essendon Football Club welcomes fans to its skills training session throughout the 2015 pre-season including December.

9:23am Nov 26, 2014

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New MRP system opens Brownlow field

Brownlow Medal eligibility has been relaxed as part of the biggest Match Review Panel shake-up since the system was introduced by Adrian Anderson in 2005.

9:00am Nov 26, 2014

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MRP dump demerit points

The AFL has scrapped demerit points as part of a major overhaul of the Match Review Panel.

10:39pm Nov 25, 2014

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Indigenous players return to top 20

For the first time since 2005 there is set to be four indigenous players picked in the top 20 selections at this year's NAB AFL Draft, in what the League says vindicates its talent programs.

8:06pm Nov 25, 2014

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Draft flashback: 1998

In the lead up to Thusday night’s National Draft on the Gold Coast we take a look back in time at some of the best and worst on draft night for the Bombers.

5:10pm Nov 25, 2014