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In this week’s episode of The Hangar we catch up with the captain and coach ahead of the club’s first finals campaign in four years, head home with Michael Hurley and chat to Dyson Heppell about his hand injury.

8:52pm Sep 2, 2014


Dons stars receive All Australian nomination

Essendon stars Cale Hooker and Dyson Heppell are in line to become first time All Australian’s after being nominated in the 40-man squad released by the league on Tuesday.

5:34pm Sep 2, 2014


Key pairs valuable finals experience

Experienced pair Paul Chapman and Brendon Goddard will provide important guidance to a young Essendon playing group heading into the club’s first finals campaign for three seasons.

4:53pm Sep 2, 2014


Myers set for finals comeback

Essendon’s line up will be bolstered by the return of midfielder David Myers for Saturday night’s elimination final against North Melbourne at the MCG.

10:54am Sep 2, 2014


2014 Rising Star preview

Essendon pair Zach Merrett and Joe Daniher are among 23 nominees for this year’s NAB Rising Star Award to be presented in Melbourne on Wednesday afternoon.

9:44am Sep 2, 2014


Leaders confident finals drought will end

Essendon captain Jobe Watson is confident his side can break a ten year finals drought on Saturday night against North Melbourne at the MCG.

8:00am Sep 2, 2014


Trio nominated for AFLPA MVP

Bombers trio Dyson Heppell, Cale Hooker and Brendon Goddard have been nominated for the AFL players MVP award, the Leigh Matthews Trophy.

10:46pm Sep 1, 2014


Chapman nominated for Mark of the Year

Essendon star Paul Chapman has been nominated for the Round 23 Mark of the Year following his spectacular grab over Blue Sam Docherty on Saturday afternoon.

5:22pm Sep 1, 2014


Join us for Finals Fever

Be there to celebrate Essendon's return to finals football by attending the official club function with James Hird and current players.

4:35pm Sep 1, 2014


Carlisle to miss finals blockbuster

Jake Carlisle has been ruled out of Essendon's elimination final against North Melbourne after scans showed the forward's hamstring injury had not improved quickly enough to play. 

4:05pm Sep 1, 2014


Fletcher to decide future at seasons end

Essendon veteran Dustin Fletcher will make a decision on his playing future once the current season is over.

1:52pm Sep 1, 2014


Stanton primed for finals campaign

Essendon midfielder Brent Stanton is confident in his team’s ability to perform more consistently heading into his fourth final series in the red and black.

11:30am Sep 1, 2014


Craig: Dons in search of finals win

Essendon is not simply playing to make up the numbers in September with the challenge of winning a final being set to the playing group.

11:03am Sep 1, 2014


Finals open training

Essendon Football Club invites all fans to an open training session at the True Value Solar Centre on Friday morning to cheer on the team ahead of Saturday night's Elimination Final.

1:25pm Aug 31, 2014


Hibberd confident best is good enough

Essendon defender Michael Hibberd believes the Bombers are good enough to match it with any of the top eight teams, if they can overcome the inconsistencies that plagued them against Carlton.

10:19am Aug 31, 2014


Elimination final confirmed

Essendon will play against North Melbourne in the second Elimination final on Saturday September 6 fro 7.15pm at the MCG.

10:06pm Aug 30, 2014


Ups and downs baffle Bomber

Essendon coach Mark Thompson admits he's at a loss to explain the Bombers' startling inconsistencies during matches as they prepare for an elimination final against North Melbourne.

7:35pm Aug 30, 2014


Talking Points - Round 23

We take a look at the key talking points from Saturday afternoon's draw with Carlton at the MCG.

6:32pm Aug 30, 2014


Dons dramatic draw

It's taken nearly an entire season but the first draw of 2014 has been recorded with Carlton and Essendon remaining locked on 90 points each after Saturday's clash at the MCG.

4:46pm Aug 30, 2014


Ambrose signs two year deal

Off the back of an impressive debut season in the red sash, Patrick Ambrose has committed to the club for a further two years.

6:20pm Aug 29, 2014