Adam Cooper

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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

Key pair a boost for Bombers

Matt Murnane and Adam Cooper Essendon can be thankful all its troops will be on call for opening night battle against Adelaide.

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...

AFL

Live coverage: AFL pre-season grand final

NAB Cup

Adam Cooper Coverage of the AFL pre-season grand final between Adelaide and West Coast from AAMI Stadium.