Jobe Watson

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

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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AFL: Jobe Watson could miss four weeks

Andrew Wu Essendon are facing the prospect of being without inspirational captain Jobe Watson for a potentially season-defining month after the Brownlow Medallist broke down on Saturday night.

Bombers set to lose injured skipper Jobe Watson

Jobe Watson.

Alana Schetzer Essendon set lose Jobe Watson for up to a month after the skipper injured his quad in Saturday night's narrow win over GWS.

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Essendon's Jobe Watson in doubt for the season

Sidelined: Essendon captain Jobe Watson.

Matt Murnane Jobe Watson could miss the rest of this season, leaving Essendon’s hopes of winning back the finals spot taken from it last year in tatters.

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Without Jobe Watson, it's time to find out which Bombers can step up

Matthew Lloyd

Matthew Lloyd The Essendon Football Club has lost its main man in a time of desperation both on and off the field.

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Jobe Watson says Essendon is determined not to waste 2014

Jobe Watson

Michael Gleeson Mark Thompson was determined when he took over as Essendon coach during James Hird's suspension that the job would not be a ''wasted season'', Bombers captain Jobe Watson said.

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ASADA supplements probe left Essendon players disillusioned: Jobe Watson

Essendon's Jobe Watson.

Jon Pierik Jobe Watson says the supplements saga has at times left the club disillusioned with the sport.

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Jobe Watson still sweating on possible ASADA infraction notice

Essendon's Jobe Watson.

Essendon captain admits the threat of infraction notices from ASADA is still real.

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Jobe Watson warned on 'feeling vindicated' comments

Jobe Watson.

Caroline Wilson Essendon captain Jobe Watson has been warned not to antagonise ASADA after he agreed to put his name to a club-penned statement which said the Bombers players felt "fully vindicated" after the AFL...

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John Longmire hints Adam Goodes will play on for Sydney Swans next year

Adam Goodes.

Adam Pengilly John Longmire will have further talks with Adam Goodes about his future in the next "few weeks", with the Swans coach hinting the dual Brownlow medallist is in good enough form to push on for another...

James Hird losing support of Essendon directors

James Hird’s employment agreement with Essendon involves clauses that could lead to his rich coaching contract being terminated should he break certain conditions.

Caroline Wilson The Essendon board meeting that ratified coach Mark Thompson’s ownership of the team for the remainder of the season also debated whether James Hird should return at all as senior coach for the...

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Essendon confirms James Hird will not return to the coach's box in 2014

James Hird will not return to the coach's box in 2014.

Daniel Cherny Essendon has confirmed that James Hird will not play an active role in the club's 2014 campaign when he returns from his 12-month suspension on August 25.

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AFL injury list

The AFL injury list ahead of the second half of round 18 (split round) in the 2014 premiership season.

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AFL injuries list, round 17

Club-by-club injury list ahead of AFL round 17.

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Essendon veteran Dustin Fletcher no guarantee to return against Collingwood says Dyson Heppell

Dyson Heppell (far left) says Dustin Fletcher (far right) is no certainty of returning

Daniel Cherny Omitted veteran Dustin Fletcher is no guarantee to return to the Essendon team this week in the opinion of teammate Dyson Heppell.

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A grand old sporting theatre morphs into thunderous cauldron

Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan Adelaide Oval is now a place for screams not dreams.

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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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Why Travis Colyer is starting to kick on for Essendon

Man on a mission: Travis Colyer.

Emma Quayle Travis Colyer was a 22-year-old who had played 34 games in four years when he signed a new contract with Essendon late last year.

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AFL turned to corporate investigator Peter McMillan in Essendon case

Sherrin

Jon Pierik The AFL turned to Racing Victoria's former chief investigator as part of its probe with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority into the Essendon supplements scandal.

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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.