Essendon Bombers

Key forward claims Essendon’s best and fairest

Peter Wright has been named Essendon’s best and fairest player for 2022. The key forward, in just his second year with the Bombers, won his maiden Crichton Medal by polling 242 votes to finish clear of three-time winner Zach Merrett (230) with Matt Guelfi in third (211). Mason Redman (209) finished fourth...

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53 minutes ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

AFL trade news, rumours, whispers 2022: James Harmes to Essendon, request, Aaron Francis to Sydney, Brodie Grundy pay cut, Melbourne

A Melbourne premiership star is weighing up a trade request that could see him join Essendon.

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1 hour ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

Fringe Bomber set for Sydney move

Aaron Francis is set to move to Sydney as the Swans attempt to breathe new life into another stalled career. Nine months after delisted Saint Paddy McCartin was signed as a rookie, the Swans will swoop on Francis in this year’s trade period as they look to bolster their defence. Francis, 25, was taken...

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11 hours ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Bowes to tour Hawks, Cats and Bombers before making call on his future

Gold Coast Suns midfielder Jack Bowes is being sought by the three Victorian clubs, who are eager not only to secure the midfielders, but especially to land Gold Coast’s pick No.7, which is on offer due to the Suns wishing to lose Bowes’ hefty two-year contract.

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11 hours ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers, Geelong Cats, Hawthorn Hawks

Bombers pick former NAB boss as new CEO

Essendon has locked in a new chief executive to replace Xavier Campbell, just days after appointing Brad Scott as senior coach.

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16 hours ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

Ex-NAB boss appointed Essendon CEO

Essendon have locked in another key figure in their new-look hierarchy, with former NAB boss Andrew Thorburn appointed chief executive of the AFL club. Thorburn is currently leading the review of the Bombers’ football operations and will take over as CEO on November 1. The 57-year-old, who was...

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17 hours ago, The New Daily, Essendon Bombers

Essendon appoint ‘lifelong Bombers fan’, ex-bank CEO as new chief executive

Essendon has announced Andrew Thorburn as its new CEO, just days after Brad Scott was appointed the Bombers’ head coach.

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18 hours ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

Essendon appoint former NAB boss as chief executive

Essendon have appointed businessman Andrew Thorburn as the club’s new CEO.

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18 hours ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

‘Can never happen’: Greats shocked by Sheedy’s ‘divisive’ Bomber comments

Bombers board member Kevin Sheedy’s extraordinary response to the club’s coaching appointment of Brad Scott over James Hird has created more debate from the AFL world.

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19 hours ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

Essendon confirms Gold Coast’s Bowes as a “high priority”

Essendon list manager Adrian Dodoro insists the club is seriously interested in Gold Coast’s Jack Bowes. The Suns are prepared to part with both Bowes and pick 7 as they look to shed some money from their burgeoning salary cap. Geelong has been heavily linked with Bowes already, while Hawthorn is keen...

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20 hours ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers, Gold Coast Suns

Did Kevin Sheedy put personal interests above Essendon?

Nathan Buckley and Garry Lyon have weighed in on the jarring comments made by Essendon board member Kevin Sheedy following the appointment of Brad Scott as their senior coach. Sheedy slammed the public messaging by the club in the aftermath, saying it was not a unanimous call and that he was firmly...

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23 hours ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Trade plan that Scott wouldn’t stomach at Bombers

Brad Scott has warned Bombers fans there will be “short-term pain”, with the new Essendon coach ruling out bringing mature-aged recruits into a team set to be the youngest in the competition next year.

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1 day ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

‘Transformational change’: New dawn for Bombers celebrated

It’s a new era at Essendon following the appointment of coach Brad Scott, according to the assistant coach who helped the club to its last premiership.

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1 day ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

Bombers go back to their basics - and things start to look up

It’s been a tumultuous month for Essendon, and a tumultuous decade, too, but they’re hoping new coach Brad Scott is the man to steady the ship.

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2 days ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

Essendon great calls for Bombers to “change the whole dynamic” of midfield

Essendon great Matthew Lloyd believes the Bombers midfield needs to see major change in order to play winning football. The Bombers are coming off a disappointing season, failing to meet the finals expectations at the start of the year, however the form of the club’s midfielders was usually a bright...

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2 days ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Jack Graham to remain a Tiger, Essendon eye Gold Coast pair

Jack Graham appears likely to remain at Punt Rd next season, having rejected the Power’s advances, while the Bombers continue their hunt for fresh talent.

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2 days ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers, Gold Coast Suns, Richmond Tigers

Busy Bombers eye moves for Suns pair; Dees’ huge asking price for Jackson: Trade Whispers

Brad Scott has wasted no time in getting to work after being appointed coach of Essendon.

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3 days ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers, Gold Coast Suns, Melbourne Demons

Ex-NAB boss a leading candidate for Essendon CEO job

Former NAB chief executive Andrew Thorburn has emerged as a leading candidate to become the chief executive at Essendon.

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3 days ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

Diplomatic Scott responds to Sheedy’s ‘disruptive’ comments that could see him removed from Bombers board

Essendon coaching legend Kevin Sheedy is expected to be asked to resign from the club’s board following his extraordinary public response to the appointment of new coach Brad Scott, who says he’s not concerned about “things I can’t control”.

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3 days ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

The new Essendon coach says the list has ‘deficiencies’. Here’s how they can fix them – and bounce quickly

As Brad Scott declared on Friday at his first official press conference as Essendon coach, he has a “massive opportunity” to help lead and drive success at the Bombers.

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3 days ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

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