Essendon Bombers

Dons backup ruck duo impress, forgotten defender returns in VFL practice match

Essendon could have multiple ruck options to choose from in the coming weeks, with both Andrew Phillips and rookie big man Nick Bryan competing strongly in the club’s VFL practice match win over Frankston on Friday night. The Bombers were forced to use a combination of Peter Wright and Nik Cox in the...

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10 hours ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Why the Bombers are a "more united" side in 2021: Murphy

Former Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy was impressed with what he saw from Essendon on Thursday night. The Bombers went down by three points in a thrilling battle with Sydney. Murphy believes Essendon has formed a more cohesive group this season, with those who wanted out of the club last year no...

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1 day ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Almanac Soccer: Barnsley FC update (and some Bombers as well!)

Rod Oaten updates the latest results from the games played by Barnsley FC over Easter.

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1 day ago, The Footy Almanac, Essendon Bombers

Round 4 – Sydney v Essendon: Another of those heart stoppers!

Another cracker-jack game between the Swans and Bombers as a relieved Jan Courtin explains.

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1 day ago, The Footy Almanac, Essendon Bombers

Essendon’s round 4 review

Short answer, how good is footy? The last four matches between the Swans and Bombers have been decided by ten points or less and this win for the Swans brings the aggregate wins for each side since the Swans moved north to 30-30 with one draw. This game had it all. Swings in momentum, bold passages of...

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1 day ago, The Roar, Essendon Bombers

Watson’s glowing praise for exciting young Bomber

Essendon great Tim Watson has lavished praise on Bombers youngster Nik Cox after he announced himself against Sydney on Thursday night. Standing at 202cm, Cox started on a wing and kicked an excellent running goal on his non-preferred foot before moving into the ruck later in the match, showcasing his...

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1 day ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Swans soar late to pip brave Bombers

The Sydney Swans have kept their perfect start to the season intact with a three point win over an impressive Bombers outfit that were unlucky to leave Sydney without a win.

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1 day ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

Guess who? Franklin haunts Bombers again as Swans go 4-0

After a series of missed opportunities in a tense, scrappy final term, it took a champion to get the job done for the Swans.

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1 day ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans

Franklin's 950th goal seals heart-stopping Sydney win over Essendon

Sydney has prevailed by three points over Essendon in a gripping Thursday night clash at the SCG. In a frantic final term, the Swans had the majority of field position and were deserved winners against a brave Bombers outfit, with Lance Franklin's third goal of the night proving to be the match winner. The...

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1 day ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans

Swan out: Heeney’s huge injury blow against the Bombers

Star Sydney forward Isaac Heeney will spend another stint on the sidelines after breaking his right hand in Thursday night’s match against Essendon.

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1 day ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

200cm Bomber kicks RIDICULOUS goal

AFL: Essendon youngster Nik Cox kicked a goal to remember against the Sydney Swans at the SCG, showcasing his immense talent.

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1 day ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Essendon Bombers take on the red hot Sydney Swans at the SCG

Follow along with all the action as the Bombers take on the red hot Sydney Swans at the SCG.

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2 days ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans

LIVE AFL: Buddy’s bunnies come to town as high-flying Sydney hosts Essendon

Buddy Franklin gets another shot against his all-time bunnies Essendon when unbeaten Sydney hosts a fascinating Thursday night clash to kick off Round 4.

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2 days ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

Why this prediction on big Blue leaves Bombers bleeding

Carlton is set to open contract talks on a lucrative new deal for breakout spearhead Harry McKay.

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2 days ago, Herald Sun, Carlton Blues, Essendon Bombers

Swans and Bombers bolstered ahead of Thursday night football

After Sydney sat him out last week for a rest, Lance Franklin has returned to the Swans line-up to take on Essendon tonight. Sydney, who had a five-day break between rounds three and four, felt it best to hold over the champion forward. Hayden McLean has been omitted to make way for Buddy. The Bombers...

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2 days ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Swans vs Bombers preview: Franklin returns to torture Essendon once more

For the second time this season, the Sydney Swans welcome back the biggest name in AFL, superstar forward Lance Franklin, for their Round 4 clash against the Bombers at the SCG on Thursday night. After kicking three goals in the Swans’ 33-point win against Adelaide in Round 2, Franklin trained...

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2 days ago, The Roar, Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans

How Essendon would look if Joe Daniher went to Sydney

In Essendon’s eyes, Sydney’s offer for Joe Daniher never truly landed.

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3 days ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

AFL Teams: Buddy back, Bombers regain skipper for Thursday night clash

AFL legend Lance Franklin will continue his quest for 1000 career goals on Thursday, with the Swans naming the 34-year-old for his second game in three rounds.

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3 days ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

Bones and Jones: Essendon’s developing forward

Young key forward Harrison Jones is still skin and bone, but the lifelong Bombers fan does not look out of place in Essendon’s forward line.

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3 days ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

Hurt locker: Big Bomber blow, will superstar return?

Injuries have been devastating for some clubs in the early stages of the 2021 season, while others will see key pillars return in the coming weeks.

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3 days ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

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