12:56 AM AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has confirmed there is no suggestion that the charged Essendon players had any knowledge of alleged doping.
Wayne Carey 12:28 PM I’ll never forget the day I challenged Denis Pagan about the way he was pushing us at the Kangaroos. I honestly thought he was being tough on a few players. All he said back to me was ‘I don’t care if the players like me, but they will respect me’. How times have changed.
Samantha Lane The Victorian Supreme Court has rejected a pseudonym application by a former Essendon player who is considering launching legal action against the AFL, and his old club, over a medical issue related to the Bombers' ill-fated supplements program.
Jon Pierik As 16 of the 18 participating AFL captains were directed on to the lush turf of Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, there was one man the media was ready to pounce upon.
Jake Niall and Samantha Lane The former Essendon player is planning to take legal action against the AFL and the Essendon Football Club.
Jon Pierik Essendon legend Kevin Sheedy says there has never been a tougher time for the club, admitting it is in the "trenches" ahead of an uncertain start to the home-and-away season.
Samantha Lane Mark Bolton has become a lot of things in football retirement. Husband of Alex, father of Maggie, co-founder and CEO of not-for-profit youth homelessness organisation, Ladder, head the list of the most profound.
Jake Niall and Samantha Lane While the verdict for the 2012 Essendon-ASADA case will be handed down on March 31, the parties are prepared for the prospect that players might not receive penalties until after round one if they are found guilty.
Jon Pierik As their date with the AFL's anti-doping tribunal nears, Essendon coach James Hird is still preparing for the Bombers to field their "best" team for the season opener against Sydney.
Jon Pierik They may have had only seven of their best 22 players on the field but Essendon's poise was pivotal as they claimed a shock two-point win over Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.
Follow all the pre-season action live from Etihad Stadium as the Bombers face the Dees.
Essendon Football Club chairman Paul Little (right) says "scenario planning" for the AFL anti-doping tribunal's March 31 finding on the long-running supplements case is "covering all possible outcomes".