THEY have made built their reputations — and earnt All-Australian selections — outside of the attacking arc. But Matthew Lloyd says two veteran Bombers must play forward in 2017.
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UPDATE: THE father of Essendon champion James Hird has accused AFL heavyweights and the Federal Government of conspiring to make his son a “scapegoat” in the midst of the supplements scandal.
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AFL Players boss Paul Marsh was reluctant to weigh into the whether the league should have done more for James Hird, but he says the players body is there for the former Essendon champ.
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GRANT Thomas has sensationally lambasted the AFL for being “notably absent” in the days following James Hird’s hospitalisation.
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A CLOSE confidant of James Hird has accused the AFL of hounding the Essendon great, who remains under care after a drug overdose, as details emerge of a stinging verbal assault aimed at Hird last month by the wife of a prominent judge.
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JOBE Watson is making great strides towards a long-awaited comeback for Essendon. And some of his returning teammates were the standouts at Bombers training today.
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JAMES Hird had to be talked into taking the job of coaching Essendon in 2010. Little could he — or anyone — know how the fairytale would unravel.
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ESSENDON has received some positive injury news with rising star Jayden Laverde on track to be available for Round 1.
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