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The Essendon Football Club is a professional club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). Essendon is one of the oldest clubs in the AFL. Formed in 1871 as a junior club and playing as a senior club since 1878, it is historically associated with the suburb of Essendon in the north-west of Melbourne, Australia. Since 2013, the club has been headquartered at the True Value Solar Centre, Melbourne Airport, and plays its home games at either Docklands Stadium or the Melbourne Cricket Ground; throughout most of its history the club’s home ground and headquarters was Windy Hill, Essendon.

An original club of both the Victorian Football Association and the Victorian Football League (VFL), Essendon is one of Australia’s best-known football clubs since the inception of a national Australian rules competition, the AFL, in 1990.

Essendon Football Club News

  • The forward line switches Dons must make 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.
  • Hird: They threw my son under a bus 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.
  • If we can help Hird, we will: AFLPA 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.
  • AFL slammed for silence on Hird GRANT Thomas has sensationally lambasted the AFL for being “notably absent” in the days following James Hird’s hospitalisation.
  • James Hird ‘bullied, verbally assaulted’ 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.
  • Watson steps up training load 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.
  • How it all went wrong for Hird 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.
  • Laverde on track for Round 1 ESSENDON has received some positive injury news with rising star Jayden Laverde on track to be available for Round 1.

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one thing I have noticed, Paddy Ambrose has still been named in our best 22, eeeyuk, players like Marty Gleeson have been sidelined, maybe I am a bit harsh, but he wouldn't even get a look in, in my best 22, and we couldn't put him up for trade, no one would want him, he is not improving, he wouldn't be fit to eat at the same table as Michael's Hurley, and Hartley, and contrary to our big best and fairest night I honestly can't for the life of me, see the most courageous, he must have supporters, but i'm not among them. ... See MoreSee Less

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There were a lot of anti Stringer supporters, who must have had a look at his stats over a few years, because the tide seems to have turned, there is little doubt he is a class act on the paddock, and regardless of his recent back ground assassination, he will add a huge amount to the team, if he can dominate the midfield the way they paint him, the others will learn from, and feed off him, but no matter your previous thoughts on the young bloke, our trade period was one hell of a win, let's hope that has started the trend for 2018 and further into our future, I am also sure that when he starts to dominate the way we know he can, all will be very quickly forgiven. ... See MoreSee Less

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