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The Essendon report card

Matt Murnane What went right for Essendon in season 2014? And what went wrong?

2014 AFL round 23 teams

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The selected teams for round 23 of the AFL season, including Saturday's all-important Fremantle v Port Adelaide clash.

Drama as Carlton and Essendon play first draw of AFL season in final round

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Rohan Connolly The first draw of the year in the AFL came on the penultimate day of a six-month home-and-away season and was probably a fitting result, given that both Carlton and Essendon at one stage had led by...

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Incredible Watson driving Bombers towards their destiny

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Michael Voss After 579 long agonising days, Jobe Watson and his troops will play in a final. Even if only for a couple of hours it will be about football. And only football.

2014 AFL finals teams: week one

The selected line-ups for week one of the 2014 AFL finals series.

Can the Bombers put the score on the board?

Forward focus: Essendon needs Joe Daniher to fire.

Jon Pierik Finals questions about the North Melbourne-Essendon clash.

Essendon has to deal with some big decisions

Tom Bellchambers (L) Michael Hibberd (C) and Jobe Watson of the Bombers walk off after their defeat during the Second Elimination AFL Final against North Melbourne,

Rohan Connolly Essendon has dealt with plenty of uncertainty off the field. But there's plenty to be sorted out for the Bombers on it as well.

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2014 round 21 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round 21 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

Essendon leaders have all risen during Jobe Watson absence, Dyson Heppell says

Dyson Heppell gets a kick away as Eagle Jamie Cripps tries to prevent him disposing of the ball.

Jesse Hogan Dyson Heppell says the extended absence of Jobe Watson this season forced him and his fellow leaders at Essendon to reduce their reliance on their captain to lead by example.

2014 AFL round 22 teams

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The selected teams for round 22 of the AFL season, headlined by Geelong's clash with Hawthorn on Saturday night.

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2014 round 20 AFL teams

All the ins and outs for round 20 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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AFL Round 19: Sydney v Essendon

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Lee Crossley Follow the action from this compelling Friday night clash at the SCG.

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2014 AFL round 16 teams

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All the ins and outs for round sixteen of the AFL premiership season.

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Age Footballer of the Year: Round 17 votes

Round 17 votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

Bombers just won't lie down

Twin towers: Port Adelaide ruckman Matthew Lobbe and Essendon's Patrick Ryder contest a boundary throw-in.

Ashley Porter Essendon chanelled its aggression and frustration on the field with a stunning win over Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

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Gritty Dons deny Crow challenge

It's mine: Bomber David Zaharakis and Rory Laird of the Crows go head-to-head.

Len Johnson Essendon survived a nerve-jangling final quarter to get home by nine points over Adelaide at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

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2014 round 18 AFL teams (week two)

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

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2014 round 19 AFL teams

All the ins and outs for round 19 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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2014 Round 17 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round seventeen of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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Finals spot on the line for Bombers, Magpies

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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.