James Hird leaves home on Monday morning. Photo: Penny Stephens
We'll have to leave it there for today, people. Thanks for all the questions and comments, still quite a few I haven't got around to, will attempt to do so later today or tomorrow. Whatever happens with Essendon saga today, let's hope it allows us a bit of fresh air and chance to concentrate on what's shaping as a great finals series. See you back here same time next week.
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