Jake Niall 1:21 AM Hidden underneath the joint celebrations of Dustin Fletcher's 400th game and the Indigenous contribution to football was a critical game between sides which seemed almost deadlocked in the competition.
Larissa Nicholson 12:29 AM Dustin Fletcher picks up a groin injury in the third quarter of his 400th game.
Larissa Nicholson 11:29 PM It was no fairytale 400th game for Dustin Fletcher, who was subbed out in the final quarter of Essendon's loss to Richmond on Saturday night.
Peter Hanlon 11:21 PM GWS coach Leon Cameron admitted Ryan Griffen had been nervous about facing his old side for the first time, but would not blame Griffen's meek performance in the much-anticipated rendezvous for the way the Western Bulldogs dominated his emerging team in a 45-point win on Saturday.
Martin Flanagan Dyson Heppell, Essendon's 2014 best and fairest winner, is a confident, happy young man.
Larissa Nicholson This week has brought another milestone for the laconic Essendon stalwart.
Larissa Nicholson Jake Carlisle is expected to play against Richmond, despite being struck with a bout of gastro earlier this week.
Larissa Nicholson Shane Edwards and Courtenay Dempsey are quietly looking forward to the Dreamtime at the 'G match at the weekend.
Hawthorn legend Michael Tuck says Dustin Fletcher's upcoming 400-game milestone is a testament to the veteran Bomber's love of Australia's indigenous football code.
Essendon remain hopeful of a swift resolution to the World Anti-Doping Agency's appeal despite a 45-day extension granted to WADA by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Matt Murnane Essendon chief executive Xavier Campbell says the club "sees no reason" why it shouldn't maintain its confidence in a positive outcome for its players going into the appeal process ignited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.