New Essendon coach John Worsfold will provide input into the Bombers' football-department review as one of his key early tasks as he seeks to ultimately deliver the club a 17th premiership.
Essendon are among four AFL clubs to have been fined by the AFL for failing to provide up-to-date information on the whereabouts of their players to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.
At last, this was a good news day for Essendon, and there haven't been too many of those in the past three years.
Essendon not so subtly telegraphed this move when they gathered a posse of earnest men, boarded Paul Little's private jet and flew across the country.
Essendon have appointed former West Coast premiership coach John Worsfold as their new senior coach for the next three years.
Essendon chief executive Xavier Campbell has categorically denied that John Worsfold has been appointed as the club's coach.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson
John Worsfold will provide his second presentation to Essendon in coming days as he steps up his bid to win the senior coaching job and restore the Bombers' reputation as one of the "great" clubs.
Guy McKenna has raised eyebrows after quipping that the potential arrival of trained pharmacist John Worsfold at Essendon is "maybe four years too late".
Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik
After testing the water for a move to Collingwood, Carlton free agent Matthew Kreuzer has re-signed to remain at the Blues.
Jake Melksham will leave Essendon in a move the club has labelled extremely disappointing.
A day of badly kept footy secrets finished in kind, with premiership coach John Worsfold declaring his wish to succeed James Hird as coach of Essendon.
The AFL Coaches Association has confirmed that John Worsfold is interested in coaching Essendon.
The AFL careers of Lauchlan Dalgleish and Kurt Aylett are most likely over, after Essendon announced they would not renew their contracts.
Former Essendon chairman David Evans returned to the club early on Monday in his first official visit to the completed $27 million training base that was the legacy of his presidency.
John Worsfold will leave the Crows, Adelaide has announced, and remains a contender for the senior coaching position at Essendon.
After being a perennial preliminary finalist, Williamstown finally prevailed to make their way into their first grand final since 2011 after withstanding a gritty Essendon by 12-points in a pulsating preliminary final at North Port Oval on Sunday.
Coaches come and coaches go. Reputations rise and fall. Newbies Adam Simpson and Luke Beveridge are riding high while Damien Hardwick and Nathan Buckley are under the pump.
Geelong says they are awaiting an official response from Patrick Dangerfield, with the champion Crow almost certainly having played his last match for the club.
St Kilda have confirmed Essendon big man Jake Carlisle is the club's top target in the upcoming AFL trade period.