Essendon Bombers

AFL ordered to hand over Essendon supplements saga documents

Mark Russell 12:19 PM   The AFL has been ordered to hand over documents relating to Essendon's 2012 controversial supplements program to former rookie player Hal Hunter to help him decide whether to sue for damages.

How the Dons players were called up to hearing

The world body is challenging the AFL anti-doping tribunal's March verdict that cleared the 34 current and past Essendon players.

Jake Niall   A random selection of Essendon players who gave evidence at the Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal were called to the hearing by the CAS panel, not the World Anti-Doping Agency.

'Mad Bomber fan' living the dream

Aaron Francis with Essendon coach John Worsfold.

Ashley Porter   Aaron Francis was born into a family of "mad" Bomber supporters in East Murray, a tiny Riverland town of South Australia, and now he's living the dream.

Blues pin hopes on Weitering

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton with the number one draft pick Jacob Weitering.

Michael Gleeson   Carlton have picked the bookends they hope will be the foundation of their side for a generation.

Tons of talent, but no guarantees with top draft picks

Matt Scharenberg: on the sidelines for another season due to a knee injury.

Michael Gleeson   AFL clubs assess, interview, check medical records, but they don't have a crystal ball.

Dons looking for goals

John Worsfold

Rohan Connolly   Essendon will go into Tuesday's national draft in Adelaide with one goal above and beyond any other, namely to score more goals.

No coaching job at Essendon for Fletcher

Dustin Fletcher was disappointed that the Australians couldn't send him off with a win.

Essendon champion Dustin Fletcher will sever ties with the Bombers after the AFL coaching aspirant wasn't offered a job with the club.

Worsfold can turn Dons around: Goddard

New Bombers coach John Worsfold.

A 90-minute chat with incoming Essendon coach John Worsfold was all senior player Brendon Goddard needed to be convinced the beleaguered AFL club had found the right man to turn its fortunes around.

Dons blame supplements saga for $1.3m loss

Essendon's chief executive Xavier Campbell says they expect the CAS hearing to last for a week, with a "strong possibility" of a decision before Christmas.

Essendon are blaming the ongoing supplements saga for the AFL club's major financial loss.

Jonathan Brown backs Jason Akermanis coaching bid

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Paul Stafford   Former Brisbane Lions legend Jonathan Brown has endorsed his former teammate Jason Akermanis in his pitch for a role as development coach at Essendon, while defending current Lions coach Justin Leppitsch.

Bombers hand-delivering Jobe Watson's note to members

Essendon captain Jobe Watson.

Staff Reporters   Essendon are sending a fleet of staff across Australia to deliver 50,000 'thank you' letters from captain and Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson.

Essendon players give evidence at CAS hearing

The Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing is taking place in Sydney and is closed to the public and the media.

Jake Niall   At least half a dozen Essendon players have given evidence in person at the Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing in Sydney into the Bombers drug scandal.

Essendon board hopeful banking on footy experience

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Ronny Lerner   Julian Porter is hoping that a lifetime spent in football and a strong financial accounting background will help him win one of two vacant spots on the Essendon board next month.

No quick announcement for WADA appeal

The world body is challenging the AFL anti-doping tribunal's March verdict that cleared the 34 current and past Essendon players.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will have a better idea by the end of this week when the result of WADA'S anti-doping appeal against Essendon will be announced, with no guarantee it will be known before Christmas as the Bombers would like.

Essendon times made me tougher: Bassett

Nathan Bassett in his playing days.

New Port Adelaide assistant Nathan Bassett says he's emerged from Essendon's toughest time as a better AFL coach.

Bombers back in the dock for appeal hearing

James Hird sheds a tear at a press conference to announce he is stepping down as coach of Essondon . 18th August 2015. Photop by Jason South

Jake Niall   Everything you need to know about the Essendon appeal hearing.

Essendon star Brendon Goddard opens up on personality clashes and WADA appeal

Hard yards: Brendon Goddard in training.

Samantha Lane   Bomber leader spills the beans on backroom antics and bust-ups.

Ex-Ten sports boss believes he is right fit for Essendon board

David Barham.

Ronny Lerner   Former head of Channel Ten sport David Barham believes his extensive media experience holds him in good stead to win one of two vacancies on Essendon's board.

Russian doping scandal won't help Essendon in WADA appeal

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Roy Masters   International condemnation of possible doping violations by Russian athletes will not help Essendon's case before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, if comments by ASADA chief executive, Ben McDevitt, are a guide.

Should Essendon give Aker a chance?

Jason Akermanis during his playing days.

Matt Murnane   If there is one thing that rivals Jason Akermanis ability to play football, it is his capacity to create debate.

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