Essendon caretaker coach Mark Thompson is still unsure whether he will be at the club in 2015.
Jon Pierik James Hird had every right to launch Federal Court action in August. His legal team established what appeared to a sound case, only for Justice John Middleton to tear it down.
Matt Murnane Mark Thompson has indicated that he would be prepared to stay at Essendon as senior coach next season should James Hird be sacked.
Matt Murnane Essendon chairman Paul Little has told supporters the club hopes to work out a new role imminently for in-demand caretaker coach Mark Thompson "for the next couple of years".
Jon Pierik Essendon and James Hird could face an almost impossible task to successfully appeal their decisive loss in the Federal Court, lawyers claim.
Caroline Wilson James Hird’s decision to defy his club and potentially prolong his players’ anti-doping battle in appealing last month’s Federal Court decision looks to have ended his coaching...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.