Greg Baum Essendon was playing for no points and Richmond for academic points.
Greg Baum James Hird will coach Essendon again but not in such a weird and wonderful game.
Greg Baum Ultimately, the 43-point margin was a small form of victory for the Gold Coast Suns.
Greg Baum The two faces of Essendon became one in Adelaide on Friday night.
Greg Baum There's no other way of saying this: the way Essendon has grown between seasons, it is as if the club is on steroids.
Greg Baum Everyone needs to step back and ask: Why was Essendon anywhere near that line in the first place?
Greg Baum Essendon was desperate not to be cast as a cheat, but that is how it will be remembered.
Greg Baum No one could accuse James Hird of hiding. Every week of this tumultuous season, he has faced up to pre and post-match media briefings, dead-batting questions about the growing supplements scandal...
Greg Baum If it was not already, the battle is on in deadly earnest now.
Greg Baum There is an inherently contrary element to the WADA code that stands to muddy the waters.
Greg Baum There is an inherently contrary element to the World Anti-Doping Agency code that stands to muddy the water if any Essendon players are charged by the Australian authority.
Greg Baum Conservative, solid, even patrician: from the beginning, these words were associated with the Essendon Football Club.
Greg Baum It was Dreamtime at the 'G and there was much for those on hand to celebrate and appreciate.
Greg Baum and Jake Niall Upbeat coach hails Essendon's defensive effort against Sydney as best of year.
Greg Baum Switkowski's report was a damning indictment and Essendon bled in full public view.
Greg Baum As the siren sounded to mark the most significant of Essendon's run of five wins in what has been an astonishing start to 2013, Jake Carlisle walked crookedly from the interchange bench to join his...
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Greg Baum The question remains the same, but the emphasis has changed.
Greg Baum In its support profile, Melbourne Football Club often is portrayed as a split personality.
Greg Baum The central issue for Essendon is who knew what and when - governance.
Greg Baum Despite feel and appearance, this was day one, round one, and so a time of fresh starts.