Essendon Bombers

Dons hopeful of keeping Carlisle, Melksham

Ronny Lerner 9:56 AM   Essendon have not given up hope of convincing wantaway duo Jake Carlisle and Jake Melksham to stay now that John Worsfold has been installed as their new senior coach.

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New Essendon coach to turn healer

New Essendon coach John Worsfold.

Jon Pierik   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.

AFL clubs fined by ASADA

Four AFL clubs have been fined.

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.

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As Bombers begin new era, the past still lingers

Man with a plan: New Essendon coach John Worsfold

Jon Pierik   At last, this was a good news day for Essendon, and there haven't been too many of those in the past three years.

Woosha the right man for the job

New Bombers coach John Worsfold at Monday's press conference with CEO Xavier Campbell and chairman Paul Little.

Michael Gleeson   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.

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Worsfold announced as Dons coach

The John Worsfold announcement is expected on Monday.

Jake Niall   Essendon have appointed former West Coast premiership coach John Worsfold as their new senior coach for the next three years.

Essendon denies Worsfold already appointed

John Worsfold.

Samantha Lane   Essendon chief executive Xavier Campbell has categorically denied that John Worsfold has been appointed as the club's coach.

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Worsfold steps up bid to win Essendon coaching job

Chasing Essendon position: John Worsfold.

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.

McKenna raises eyebrows with Dons pharmacist quip

Guy McKenna raised eyebrows with his 'pharmacist' quip.

Daniel Cherny   Guy McKenna has raised eyebrows after quipping that the potential arrival of trained pharmacist John Worsfold at Essendon is "maybe four years too late".

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Kreuzer re-signs with Blues, Melksham walks out on Bombers

Essendon midfielder Jake Melksham has quit the Bombers.

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.

Bombers 'extremely disappointed' as Melksham exits

Departing Essendon: Midfielder Jake Melksham.

Larissa Nicholson   Jake Melksham will leave Essendon in a move the club has labelled extremely disappointing.

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'I'm keen' - John Worsfold confirms he wants to coach Essendon

Eager: John Worsfold.

Jesse Hogan   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.

Worsfold wants to coach Essendon

Eyes on Essendon: John Worsfold.

The AFL Coaches Association has confirmed that John Worsfold is interested in coaching Essendon.

Essendon delists Dalgleish and Aylet

Richmond v Essendon

Larissa Nicholson   The AFL careers of Lauchlan Dalgleish and Kurt Aylett are most likely over, after Essendon announced they would not renew their contracts.

Evans returns to the Essendon fold

Essendon's chief executve Ian Robson, president David Evans and James Hird speak to the media about the supplements program in February 2013.

Caroline Wilson   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.

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Worsfold leaves Crows after coaching director role

John Worsfold: Leaving the Crows.

Larissa Nicholson   John Worsfold will leave the Crows, Adelaide has announced, and remains a contender for the senior coaching position at Essendon.

Williamstown into first grand final since 2011

Mitch Banner of Williamstown celebrates a goal during the preliminary final against Essendon on Sunday.

Brent Diamond   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.

Walls questions the chase for Worsfold – 'an ordinary coach'

Lied to: But John Worsfold did not do enough early enough.

Robert Walls   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.

Ball in Dangerfield's court, says Cats coach

Patrick Dangerfield attempts to break away from Ryan Schoenmakers of the Hawks during the semi-final on Friday.

Jon Pierik   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.

Saints in hot pursuit of disgruntled Don Carlisle

Jake Carlisle

St Kilda have confirmed Essendon big man Jake Carlisle is the club's top target in the upcoming AFL trade period.