Brendon Goddard

Bryce Gibbs and Brendon Goddard the standout fantasy defenders

Ultimate Footy.

Footy Prophet, Matthew James With Bryce Gibbs and Brendon Goddard the clear standout fantasy defenders this year, they’ve simply swapped places at the top of the rankings this week due to match-ups. 

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Brendon Goddard backs Bomber Thompson to stay at Essendon

Essendon acting captain Brendon Goddard.

Essendon's acting captain adamant that interim coach should stay at the club beyond this season.

Kade Simpson brilliant, Brendon Goddard going about business

Ultimate Footy.

Matthew James Earlier this week on Real Footy we looked at Kade Simpson's brilliant form over the byes, where he was the No. 1-ranked player in fantasy from rounds 8-10.

Brendon Goddard says James Hird is ready to move on

Brendon Goddard

Daniel Cherny Essendon's Brendon Goddard has confirmed today that senior Essendon players directly requested James Hird take a vow of silence in order to halt the distractions being caused to the AFL team.

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Brendon Goddard hopes Mark Thompson stays at Essendon

Brendon Goddard.

Star Essendon midfielder says in an ideal world interim senior coach Mark Thompson would stay on as an assistant in 2015.

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Brendon Goddard nursing a calf injury

Essendon's Brendon Goddard

Essendon star Brendon Goddard has returned from the club's altitude training camp in Colorado with a calf muscle injury.

Brendon Goddard's spectacular mark

Brendon Goddard's mark.

Fairfax photographer Paul Rovere captured this spectacular set of images as Brendon Goddard took the mark of the AFL grand final on Saturday.

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Jake Carlisle to the fore again as Essendon gets past Bulldogs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Mark Austin of the Bulldogs (L) and Jake Carlisle of the Bombers wrestle during the round 18 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on July 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Peter Hanlon Western Bulldogs' up-and-comers give Essendon's surge up the ladder a shake.

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Age Footballer of the Year: Round 18 votes (split round)

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Votes for the first weekend of round 18 in the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

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2014 round 18 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for the first half of round 18 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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St Kilda runs into a 'perfect storm'

When the Saints were last on
the bottom they had strong
existing talent such as a midcareer
Robert Harvey.

Jake Niall St Kilda describes its current predicament as a ‘‘perfect storm’’ which has been some years in the making.

Saints may trade their top pick

St Kilda’s head of football Chris Pelchen.

Jake Niall St Kilda will consider trading the first pick in the national draft if it finishes on the bottom, as the club explores all avenues available to rebuild the playing list and bring success.

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Essendon coach Mark Thompson believes Dustin Fletcher will try to play on

Essendon champion Dustin Fletcher may well play another AFL season in 2015.

Daniel Cherny Never mind that the champion defender will celebrate his 40th birthday next year, Dustin Fletcher will attempt to play on for a remarkable 23rd season in the AFL according to Essendon coach Mark...

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Finals spot on the line for Bombers, Magpies

Matthew Lloyd

Matthew Lloyd Essendon and Collingwood haven't clashed in a final in 24 years – the Magpies' drought-breaking 1990 premiership – but Sunday's clash has much at stake for both teams.

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Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney praises Jackson Macrae for record game

Jackson Macrae celebrates a goal against the Suns.

Roy Ward Brendan McCartney calls Macrae's record day a "brilliant response".

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Jobe Watson to learn more about his chances for a comeback this week

Essendon captain Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle An appointment with his surgeon this week will tell Jobe Watson more about whether or when he will return to the Essendon line-up this year.

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Essendon smashes Collingwood to move back inside the top eight

Zach Merrett celebrates a goal.

Emma Quayle Last time, Essendon kicked five goals to none in the first quarter. Last time, Collingwood had levelled the scores by half-time.

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Essendon's win over Collingwood has major ramifications for finals

Essendon champion Dustin Fletcher may well play another AFL season in 2015.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood is now in serious danger of missing finals action for the first time since 2005.

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Collingwood to look for grit and endeavour in final six rounds

Come here: Bomber Mark Baguley takes a stand against Pie Steele Sidebottom.

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley will challenge his players to respond with “grit and endeavour” to the 64-point loss to Essendon on Sunday that he considered a dismantling, and the...

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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley blunders on Maxwell, Keeffe

Jake Niall dinkus

Jake Niall Nathan Buckley has rightly put his players on notice for what was probably the low water mark for Collingwood since he succeeded Mick Malthouse.