Jon Pierik Befitting the high stakes on the field at this stage of an AFL season, it was much the same for Essendon and James Hird when they returned to their battleground of a different kind on Friday.
Caroline Wilson Essendon faces a massive legal bill after losing its Federal Court challenge against the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.
Jon Pierik Essendon and James Hird could face an almost impossible task to successfully appeal their decisive loss in the Federal Court, lawyers claim.
Samantha Lane Under mounting pressure for its choices in a doping investigation that has tainted two AFL seasons and could yet bleed into another, Essendon's board will determine whether the club's costly, and...
Jon Pierik The AFL's preliminary final weekend could potentially be overshadowed when Essendon and James Hird find out on Friday whether they have won their court case against the Australian Sports Anti-Doping...
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.
Samantha Lane A year after the AFL issued Essendon a record $2 million fine over the supplements scandal, and fined premiership coach Mark Thompson $30,000 for his part in the affair, the club has made just one...
Jon Pierik Finals questions about the North Melbourne-Essendon clash.
Essendon midfielder David Myers did not mince his words after elimination final fadeout against North Melbourne.
Jon Pierik The Dean Robinson camp is still awaiting documents from former Essendon media advisor Liz Lukin, as the Bombers and Robinson prepare for mediation on Friday.
Essendon forward Jake Carlisle is expected to be sidelined for up to two weeks after suffering a slight hamstring strain.
Caroline Wilson Essendon players facing anti-doping sanctions rejected a definitive six-month suspension tabled before them in June this year which would have seen them miss the last four games of the home-and-away...
Rohan Connolly Essendon will get to play its elimination final in Melbourne next week, but coach Mark Thompson remains at a loss to explain the lapses in concentration which saw his team only just scrape out of its...
Samantha Lane Federal sport minister Peter Dutton has stonewalled the latest advance from Essendon chairman Paul Little to discuss the AFL club’s ongoing, and increasingly costly, doping investigation.
Essendon has been dealt a massive blow for it clash with West Coast with swingman Jake Carlisle ruled out due to back spasms.
Rohan Connolly If Essendon was looking for some sort of emotional boost at the start of this critical game against West Coast, it couldn't have written a better script than what actually unfolded.
Matt Murnane Essendon great Tim Watson has implored the Bombers to work out a way to keep Mark Thompson at the club next season.
Matt Murnane Caretaker coach Mark Thompson wants to remain at Essendon but senses there won't be a role for him at the AFL club in 2015.
Rohan Connolly Perhaps it was a bizarre moment in the second quarter that might have best summed up Essendon's hard-fought win over Gold Coast on Saturday.
Daniel Cherny Andrew Demetriou's alleged knowledge of Essendon's involvement is merely a sideshow in the club's doping case, and has no bearing on the outcome of next week's court case in the opinion of AFL boss...