Adam Cooper

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James Hird and Essendon boss Paul Little insist there is no rift

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.

ASADA could reissue show-cause notices, court told

Earlier this week Essendon lawyer Neil Young said the club could be destroyed if show-cause notices went ahead.

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...

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.