Essendon GM of list and recruiting Adrian Dodoro has answered members' questions about the past, present and future in a revealing episode of Dodcast.

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3:05 - In hindsight, should Essendon have traded Joe Daniher?

6:00 - Do the Bombers need another big-bodied midfielder?

9:53 - The truth behind Bachar Houli's move to Richmond.

14:18 - Dodoro reveals his favourite recruit of all-time.

21:11 - What convinced Dodoro to take Scott Gumbleton at pick No.2 in the 2006 national draft, and why wasn't Joel Selwood taken?

24:22 - Why was Cyril Rioli not taken with Essendon's first pick in the 2007 national draft?

27:19 - "We thought Hurls had no chance of getting through to our pick" - How Michael Hurley slipped through, and the other players who were considered.

30:04 - Did the supplements saga rob the Bombers of a flag?

31:50 - Dodoro's view on Essendon's premiership window.

33:56 - Future Academy and father-son prospects to look out for.

36:25 - Should the draft age be lifted?

37:36 - The biggest influence on Dodoro's career.


How Dons salvaged 2013 draft

The draftee opposition recruiters laughed about

The Jobe Watson story

The letter that secured a rookie sensation

The Bombers' first-ever No.1 draft pick

2017 trade period: A reborn Essendon (ft. Devon Smith)

2015/16: A rollercoaster period (ft. James Kelly)

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