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Dons to open 2015 against Swans

Essendon will kick off its 2015 campaign against Sydney on a Saturday afternoon with the league releasing the fixture for round one of next season.

7:02am Oct 22, 2014

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Cooney and Watson to make history

Essendon’s history books will be re-written in season 2015 when two Brownlow Medalists run out onto an AFL field in the red and black as winners of the award in the same team.

2:57pm Oct 21, 2014

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Another outstanding Long luncheon

A moving performance from Vika and Linda Bull was the pinnacle of another outstanding Women’s Luncheon for The Long Walk on Friday.

11:47am Oct 21, 2014

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Hird's big plans for Hams

Essendon coach James Hird expects to see young midfielder Will Hams pushing for plenty of AFL football in season 2015 after recommitting to the club for the upcoming season.

10:13am Oct 21, 2014

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Essendon confident in draft position

Essendon is confident it can add two quality youngsters to its list with the club’s first two selections in next month’s National Draft on the Gold Coast.

4:32pm Oct 20, 2014

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2014 Trade summary

We take a look at the changes made during the recent trade period ahead of the 2015 season.

8:25am Oct 20, 2014

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Dons experienced in defence

Essendon veteran Dustin Fletcher is once again set to play a key role in sharing his 22 seasons worth of knowledge and experience with the club’s playing and coaching group.

8:00am Oct 20, 2014

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Experienced recruits to boost list

Essendon coach James Hird believes the recruitment of experienced players to his side during the recent trade period will fill an important hole on the club's list.

5:44pm Oct 19, 2014

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Giles on Dons radar for some time

Essendon has had its sights on ruckman Jonathan Giles for more than four years with the 201cm big man completing a week of pre-season training with the club in 2011.

8:05am Oct 18, 2014

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AFLPA statement

AFL Players' Association chief executive Paul Marsh has made te following statement.

4:54pm Oct 17, 2014

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ASADA Statement

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today issued amended ‘show cause’ notices to 34 former and current Essendon football players for the use of a prohibited substance, Thymosin Beta 4, during the 2012 season.

4:50pm Oct 17, 2014

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Prendergast defends players at Senate inquiry

Taking action against Essendon players over supplement use has been compared to charging a construction worker for getting an asbestos-related disease.

2:38pm Oct 17, 2014

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Cooney always wanted to be a Bomber

Adam Cooney had his eyes set firmly on joining Essendon after he decided to leave the Western Bulldogs, following an end-of-season chat with then coach Brendan McCartney.

11:44am Oct 17, 2014

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Cooney's best may still be to come

Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney is confident he can play some of his best football for Essendon after joining the club on the final day of the trade period.

10:14pm Oct 16, 2014

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Cooney keen to play under Hird

Adam Cooney was convinced to join Essendon rather than North Melbourne because of his relationship with James Hird and his desire to play under the returning Dons coach.   

6:26pm Oct 16, 2014

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Bombers improve draft position

Essendon will enter November’s national draft with two selections inside the top twenty following the completion of the 2014 exchange period.

3:28pm Oct 16, 2014

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Dons turn to experienced performers

Essendon says draft sanctions from last year's governance penalties have forced it to overhaul its tactics during the past two AFL Exchange Periods.

2:44pm Oct 16, 2014

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Cooney lands at Bombers in three way trade

Essendon Football Club has today lodged paperwork for a trade that will see ruckman Patrick Ryder move to Port Adelaide in exchange for picks 17 and 37.

12:09pm Oct 16, 2014

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Giles joins the Bombers

Ruckman Jonathan Giles has joined Essendon after the club completed a trade with Greater Western Sydney in exchange for pick 53.

11:26am Oct 16, 2014

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Deadline day: Trade period closes 2pm

Clubs will gather at Etihad Stadium for the final day of the NAB AFL Trade Period with a number of deals – including a potential trade for pick No.1 – set to drop before the siren sounds. 

8:29am Oct 16, 2014