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Live coverage: Mark Thompson to be announced as Essendon coach

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Scott Spits

Essendon's Mark Thompson.

Essendon's Mark Thompson. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

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  • well done bomber,now chase chappy!

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    thru and thru
    Date and time
    October 10, 2013, 6:07PM
    • The Black Chooks out there are filling their pants at the idea of a resurgent Essendon, so they have to keep the myth of 'cheating' alive.The club has been punished far beyond its culpability, so let them move on. Give those who've made a decent contribution to the game, like MT, a fair go.

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      geek
      Location
      melbourne
      Date and time
      October 10, 2013, 5:00PM
      • Yeh! Go Bomber! 2014 will be a great season for EFC.

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        Barbara
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        UPTG
        Date and time
        October 10, 2013, 4:50PM
        • Awesome news... good on ya bomber for stepping up

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          Boyd78
          Date and time
          October 10, 2013, 4:20PM
          • Caro will be choking on her lunch hearing this- classic.

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            the_Truth
            Date and time
            October 10, 2013, 4:17PM
            • Great club culture.... replacing one guilty individual with another.
              I Hird its all going down hill at EssenDone

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              Facts101
              Date and time
              October 10, 2013, 4:15PM
              • Thompson stood up against the program but the AFL found him guilty of not doing enough to stop it and fined him heavily. In your world that should disqualify him from ever coaching again? That is not a world I would like to live in.

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                Gregorymark
                Date and time
                October 10, 2013, 6:13PM
            • "On balance it has been a year of highs and lows."

              What is this idiot referring to, highs what were the the euphoric sensation one feels when injected by performance enhancing substances, what did this stop in February ???

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              Pieron
              Date and time
              October 10, 2013, 4:13PM
              • AWESOME! Perfect prep for Hirds return.

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                JordanS88
                Date and time
                October 10, 2013, 4:13PM
                • I'm not sure about this appointment. Was hopeing for a clean start. Not that I don't respect Mark's abilities, it's just that we had such a hard year and we really need to move on from that.

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                  Faye13
                  Location
                  Glen Iris, Vic
                  Date and time
                  October 10, 2013, 4:10PM
                  • Does Bomber re-recruit The Weapon and Dank to help build a high-high performance department???

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                    Kezza
                    Location
                    Windy Hill
                    Date and time
                    October 10, 2013, 4:05PM
                    • The essendon football club will go down in history for being the club that was the most insecure with itself (ie need drugs to be competitive) and the club with the most arrogant coach (they cant catch me I am untouchable, will never admit any responsibility and will never sincerely apologise to player parents for my personal actions or actions of those I am responsible - Hird )

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                      me coach
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                      no way
                      Date and time
                      October 10, 2013, 4:03PM
                      • Lets just recycle the people that did so much damage to our game.

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                        chris
                        Location
                        kenya
                        Date and time
                        October 10, 2013, 3:58PM
                        • To all the whingers-give it up! We have been severely punished and now we have an opportunity for renewal. The AFL needs a strong Essendon and so do many financially weak clubs who benefit come game-day. We are back with almost all the list signed up. So much for the exodus!

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                          Bomber1
                          Location
                          Kew
                          Date and time
                          October 10, 2013, 4:46PM
                      • So the taint of the Essendon drugs scandal continues.

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                        Black Chook
                        Date and time
                        October 10, 2013, 3:57PM
                          • @black chook

                            Go Away.

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                            matt
                            Location
                            melb
                            Date and time
                            October 10, 2013, 4:06PM
                          • Was Thompson? No! Clearly the AFL is happy for him to coach. Classic.

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                            the_Truth
                            Date and time
                            October 10, 2013, 4:18PM
                        • Great stuff!

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                          Tonii Gramsci
                          Date and time
                          October 10, 2013, 3:56PM
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