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Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Essendon lawyer Neil Young QC fears a Federal Court finding against the club could "effectively destroy its business" .
Adam Cooper Essendon coach James Hird wants his players to increase aerobic capacity for 2013.
Adam Cooper Two relative unknowns, Dylan Van Unen and Nick Kommer, could be vying for selection for round one.
Matt Murnane and Adam Cooper Essendon can be thankful all its troops will be on call for opening night battle against Adelaide.
Adam Cooper Essendon coach James Hird is hopeful the way his players have handled their endless summer will create a tighter bond among them, but knows that emotion alone cannot help the Bombers make up the...
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Solicitor for Essendon made a secret recording of an ASADA official addressing Bombers players.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper James Hird has revealed in court he signed a deed of settlement with the AFL last year over Essendon's supplements program under "duress, threats and inducements".
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Former Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority chief Aurora Andruska has revealed in court Essendon was being investigated for the use of performance enhancing drugs as early as 2011.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper The pressure Australia's anti-doping authority was under from the former Labor federal government and the AFL to resolve the Essendon supplements scandal last year was laid bare in court on Tuesday,...
Adam Cooper and Jon Pierik Suspended coach James Hird says he disagreed with public statements made by successive Essendon chairmen about the club's stance on the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority probe into the Bombers'...
Adam Cooper and Jon Pierik A high-ranking federal government figure told a senior anti-doping official that the AFL wanted the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to appear as "the bad guys" over penalties in the Essendon...
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Body has warned if its joint investigation with the AFL into the Essendon supplements program is deemed unlawful it could re-acquire the same information within 24...
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper James Hird and Essendon chairman Paul Little insist there is no rift between them and that the suspended coach will "absolutely" take the reins in season 2015.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has warned if its joint investigation with the AFL into the Essendon supplements program is deemed unlawful it could reacquire the same information within...
Adam Cooper, Jon Pierik The identities of the 34 Essendon players issued with show-cause notices will not be revealed in the Federal Court after a lawyer representing the group said they would not be joined to proceedings.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Essendon and James Hird have officially added shock comments made by chief AFL medical officer Peter Harcourt to their list of claims that they believe will strengthen their case that the joint probe...
Adam Cooper A Supreme Court hearing in two weeks' time will determine whether Essendon Football Club doctor Bruce Reid will have a charge against him heard by an independent arbiter.
Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters has lashed out at Brendon Goddard, accusing the star player of making big money his priority in joining Essendon.
Adam Cooper Essendon forward hopeful increase in aerobic fitness will make him less vulnerable to injuries.
Adam Cooper Reigning premier Sydney has finally got its man, by recruiting ex-Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett in the AFL pre-season draft on Tuesday.