Adam Cooper

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AFL

Goddard made decision that was 'outside team structure': Watters

Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters has lashed out at Brendon Goddard, accusing the star player of making big money his priority in joining Essendon.

After a season full of injuries, no major changes for Bombers

James Hird

Adam Cooper Essendon coach James Hird wants his players to increase aerobic capacity for 2013.

Hurley in fitness push

Michael Hurley

Adam Cooper Essendon forward hopeful increase in aerobic fitness will make him less vulnerable to injuries.

AFL

St Kilda's second ruckman shows promising signs

Tom Hickey

Adam Cooper The ruckman St Kilda gave up its prized compensation pick for made an encouraging start to the pre-season campaign with his new club and has coach Scott Watters hopeful the Saints won't be caught...

Saint Kilda's new second ruckman shows promise

Intra-club: Beau Maister (left) and Jay Lever battle for possession.

Adam Cooper Coach Scott Watters hopeful the Saints won't be caught short in the ruck this year.

AFL

McEvoy up for new challenge

High hopes: Ben McEvoy believes he is still learning.

Adam Cooper St Kilda ruckman Ben McEvoy is in the best physical shape he has ever been.

AFL

Zaharakis to be played in reduced role

David Zaharakis.

Adam Cooper Essendon is set to use midfielder David Zaharakis in a limited capacity against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Friday night, while key-position player Michael Hurley has proved his fitness and has been...