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Michael Hurley says he feels 'at home' in defence

Jon Pierik Bomber admits he struggled to read the play as a key forward.

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Carlisle kicks on as a forward while sparing a thought for the backs

Jake Carlisle greets Essendon fans after the game.

Peter Hanlon The debate over where Jake Carlisle best serves his team reached a resounding denouement at Etihad Stadium on Sunday night, but even after another dozen marks and eight goals Essendon's rejuvenated...

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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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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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Live AFL: Essendon v Collingwood

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Teo Pellizzeri The Bombers and the Pies battle it out at the MCG.

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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley blunders on Maxwell, Keeffe

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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.

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Backline still the key to Bombers' new bounce

On the rise: Essendon players at training.

Rohan Connolly At the start of this season, Essendon tried hard to have the focus turned away from its involvement in the ASADA saga and towards its football.

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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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2014 AFL round 16 teams

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

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Essendon coach Mark Thompson asks Paul Chapman to lift his game

Asked to step up: Paul Chapman.

Greg Buckle Essendon coach Mark Thompson has challenged veteran forward Paul Chapman to prove he can be a star at a lesser club.

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2014 round 15 AFL teams

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All the ins and out for round 15 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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Power forwards in great demand

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Michael Gleeson Richmond desperately needs an elite tall forward. This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.

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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 AFL round 14 teams

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All the in and outs for round fourteen of the 2014 AFL season.

Bombers set to lose injured skipper Jobe Watson

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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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Rising Star Joe Daniher follows in former baby Bombers' footsteps

Joe Daniher pulled in six contested marks and booted 3.4 against the Giants in the most impressive display of his 16-game career.

Matt Murnane Joe Daniher wasn’t even born the year Essendon last had two players win Rising Star award nominations in consecutive weeks.

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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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AFL's top 10 overpaid players

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Garry Lyon AFL footballers have every right to maximise their earning capacity but there are a few being paid well over the odds.

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Age Footballer of the Year: Round 7 votes

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

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Swinging players forward and back doesn't always work

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Wayne Carey It is often said that coaches think differently to most. That they have a knack for thinking outside the square when others cannot, especially under pressure.