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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.

Jobe Watson urges Essendon to retain Bomber Thompson on Hird's return

Mark Thompson.

Jesse Hogan Jobe Watson has put the onus on Essendon's hierarchy to find a way to retain Mark Thompson beyond this season.

Bombers Jobe Watson and Michael Hibberd on cusp of return

Jobe Watson at training last week.

Jesse Hogan Trouble-free performances in training this week could be all that is needed to convince Essendon that Jobe Watson and Michael Hibberd are ready to return from injury.

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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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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

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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 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 says Essendon is determined not to waste 2014

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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 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...

Caretaker coach Mark Thompson unsure if he'll stay at Bombers

Essendon caretaker coach Mark Thompson is still unsure whether he will be at the club in 2015.

Bobble bursts: what the hell is going on with these AFL figurines?

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Simon White I'm not a Carlton fan and I've never wanted to have its former captain sitting on my desk, which is why it's kind of weird that I clicked on a link entitled "buy a Chris Judd bobble-head" at the...

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Hawthorn and Sydney need their lesser lights to shine in grand final

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly The big names will have their say, but the premiership may be decided by how much the Hawks and Swans can get from their less-heralded players.

Brownlow Medal 2014: Live coverage

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Matt Priddis of the Eagles celebrates a goal  during the round 10 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 24, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Scott Spits Track footy's night of nights with our round-by-round coverage of the 2014 AFL Brownlow Medal.

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Brownlow Medal 2014: club-by-club votes

Club-by-club votes from the AFL Brownlow medal count on Monday night.- (* denotes ineligible).

Brownlow Medal 2014: Last-minute money comes for Joel Selwood and Josh Kennedy

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Daniel Cherny Punters have cooled on the prospect of a third Brownlow Medal for Gary Ablett, with money coming on Monday for Geelong captain Joel Selwood and Sydney midfielder Josh Kennedy.

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Perth student's mathematical model to predict AFL Brownlow winner

Simon White Early next month, Perth's Robert Nguyen will submit a 50-page thesis on a pretty quirky subject - a statistical model to predict the winner of the AFL's Brownlow Medal.

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Sydney Swans defender Ted Richards on the best decision he ever made

On the right side: Ted Richards beats Essendon’s Dyson Heppell and gets a pass to Jarrad McVeigh.

Andrew Wu Life would be very different now had Ted Richards not packed his bags for Sydney nine years ago.