Essendon Bombers

AFL Grand Final 2023: Bobby Hill Norm Smith medallist, Collingwood Magpies defeat Brisbane Lions, recall, highlights, reaction, response, why he choose trade to Collingwood over Essendon

Norm Smith Medal winner Bobby Hill has opened up on his phenomenal 2023 grand final performance, saying “I felt like nothing was going wrong” in his epic second quarter.

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34 minutes ago, Fox Sports, Brisbane Lions, Collingwood Magpies, Essendon Bombers

Brad Scott's candid admission on Essendon's culture ahead of 2024 season

Essendon coach Brad Scott has provided some insight into what culture means to him and the deficiencies he’s hoping to improve at Tullamarine. The veteran coach was asked about developing culture in football clubs, particularly when looking at the issues that have plagued Melbourne over the last 12...

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1 day ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Integral Dons defender set for stint on the sideline

The Crichton medallist failed to finish Friday's pre-season clash against the Cats.

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3 days ago, Zero Hanger, Essendon Bombers

Cats v Dons, Port v Freo – Community Series with Warnie

Cats v Dons, Port v Freo – Community Series with Warnie

Join Warnie for a quick hit of AFL Fantasy news out of Geelong v Essendon from GMHBA and Port Adelaide v Fremantle from Alberton in the AAMI Community Series on Friday 1 March 2024. Including: Nic Martin‘s role off half-back. The premium midfielders for Essendon in Darcy Parish and Zach Merrett. Can...

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3 days ago, Dreamteam Talk, Fantasy, Essendon Bombers, Fremantle Dockers, Geelong Cats

AFL pre-season notebook: Kane Cornes hits new low with response to Bomber blow, ‘basic’ Dockers have work to do

Four more teams got their chance to dust off the cobwebs on the first day of Autumn, and less than a week out from the season proper, it’s far from an ideal time to have injuries to deal with. Unfortunately, both Essendon and Port Adelaide left their matches with scares, Jordan Ridley’s...

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3 days ago, The Roar, Essendon Bombers, Fremantle Dockers

Body blow for Bombers with Ridley injured in defeat to Geelong

Essendon have suffered an untimely blow on season eve, with important defender Jordan Ridley going down with another quad injury in their practice-match defeat to Geelong.

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4 days ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers, Geelong Cats

The key takeaways from the Geelong v Essendon Community Series clash

Geelong ran over the top of Essendon to finish 12-point winners in Friday night’s Community Series match at GMHBA Stadium. In a fairly bruise-free encounter, Essendon looked far better than they did in their scratch match against St Kilda last week, while Geelong showed some glimpses of their best footy...

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4 days ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers, Geelong Cats

‘Crikey!’: Bomber’s curious set-shot attempt leaves Fox Footy commentators stunned

We’ve seen set-shot snaps around the corner from directly in front of goal.

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4 days ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

Bombers look to atone for pre-season flop in clash with full strength Cats - LIVE

Geelong and Essendon will compete at GMHBA Stadium tonight in both sides’ final clash before the season proper.

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4 days ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers, Geelong Cats

Draper and multiple Dons to miss another practice game, Cats forward out as a “precaution”

Sam Draper won’t play against Geelong on Friday night as Essendon’s ruckman continues to build into the season, while the club has taken a cautious approach with its top draftee. The Bombers have refused to put a timeline on Draper’s groin injury, only indicating he “continues to build toward the 2024...

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5 days ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers, Geelong Cats

AFL News: ‘Not a star’ – Cornes slams Dons’ monster extension for defender, Pies moving on from flag success

Essendon’s Jordan Ridley has become the AFL’s latest player to be locked in on a monster contract extension, the defender signing on until the end of the 2029 season. The 25-year old was already contracted for three further years, but added three more to his ongoing deal to become one...

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5 days ago, The Roar, Collingwood Magpies, Essendon Bombers

“He’s not a star”: Cornes stunned by Essendon’s call to hand defender long-term extension

Kane Cornes was in disbelief after learning of Jordan Ridley’s new Essendon contract extension. The 25-year-old defender was already signed until the end of the 2026 season but is now contracted until 2029 after adding a further three years to his deal. While Ridley is no doubt one of Essendon’s better...

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5 days ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

‘It doesn’t faze me’: Dons skipper brushes aside Lloyd’s finals blowtorch

Essendon are preparing for another season of external expectation, with captain Zach Merrett cautiously optimistic – but also realistic – about finals.

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5 days ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

Dons defender signs multi-year extension

The rising stopper will remain at Tullamarine until the end of the decade.

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6 days ago, Zero Hanger, Essendon Bombers

Essendon defender inks mammoth extension until the end of the 2029 season

Essendon defender Jordan Ridley has inked a three-year contract extension until the end of the 2029 season. The 25-year-old was already signed until the end of the 2026 season but has now added three more years on top of that. The 2020 best and fairest winner was excited to lock his future in and hopes...

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6 days ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Delisted Essendon forward’s new club revealed

The veteran tall has made the move to local footy.

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6 days ago, Zero Hanger, Essendon Bombers

The midfield pair who could help solve Essendon’s on-ball flaws

Is the answer to Essendon’s midfield woes staring right at them? Essendon’s on-ball unit is too small and is desperate for some size and grunt. Former no.1 draft pick Andrew McGrath has been moved down back, while 2021 draftee Ben Hobbs has showed good signs in his early years but he fits the mould that's...

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6 days ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

“Not looking back”: Bombers coach opens up on blood cancer battle

Essendon assistant Dale Tapping is feeling his best a year on from his Myeloma diagnosis.

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1 week ago, Zero Hanger, Essendon Bombers

‘Fans are sick of it’: ‘Nice’ Bombers urged to ‘raise the bar’ in bid to break prolonged mediocrity

Dual premiership Kangaroo David King has urged Essendon players to “demand more of each other” this season to help break a prolonged stretch of mediocrity the club’s passionate fans are “sick of”.

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1 week ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

“I think this is their year”: Is 2024 when Essendon's young core emerges?

Will 2024 be the year Essendon puts the pieces together and becomes a serious top eight side? SEN expert Adam White believes a big factor will be whether their young core of players make a leap and become consistent performers at the top level. The Bombers have a lot of talent on their list under the...

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1 week ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

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