Essendon Bombers

Report: Bombers’ top draftee facing months on the sidelines as Gawn heads for scans

Essendon draftee Elijah Tsatas is set for a stint on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury at training, reports the Herald Sun. The report states that the Oakleigh Chargers product injured his meniscus and will miss approximately two months as he completes his recovery. The injury occurred mid-week...

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2 weeks ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Scott to use Bombers in preferred positions, set to make “a few tweaks” in other areas

Dylan Shiel is not expecting any radical changes under new Essendon coach Brad Scott. While incoming coaches tend to make significant alterations, Shiel is confident that Scott will keep it simple with the current personnel he has inherited while making minor tweaks to the game plan. The Bombers midfielder...

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2 weeks ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

“Let go of the past”: Buckley’s advice for Essendon in 2023

Collingwood great Nathan Buckley believes Essendon need to focus on the future in order to bring stability to the club. The Bombers are coming off the back of yet another tumultuous year, finishing 15th on the ladder and ending the season by firing coach Ben Rutten. In Buckley’s view, the instability...

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2 weeks ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Shiel “really liking the look” of Tsatas as young Dons make pre-season impressions

Experienced Essendon midfielder Dylan Shiel is excited about the young crop of players coming through at The Hangar. Having taken five early first-round picks in the last three seasons, Bombers fans are hoping to see their stars of the future make an impact and Shiel expects that to happen in 2023. The...

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3 weeks ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Bombers tipped for “drastic” change under Scott with improved defensive structure

Early indications are Essendon will adopt a new defensive structure under Brad Scott, with the Bombers tipped for “drastic” change in 2023. The disastrous season that was in 2022 has come and gone, with plenty of optimism around The Hangar going forward. Brad Scott has replaced Ben Rutten and has a...

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3 weeks ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Bombers star moving on but guilt over Rutten sacking lingers

Essendon’s senior players couldn’t save Ben Rutten as they met president David Barham in the heated midweek confrontation days after the media executive took over the club.

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4 weeks ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

2023 Best 23s: The Bombers have promise… but can Brad Scott unlock it straight away?

The countdown to Round 1, 2023 has officially begun – so throughout January, I’ll be looking at all 18 AFL clubs and doing my best to put together an optimum team for the new year. I’ll take injuries and suspensions into account, but this won’t be a predicted team for Round...

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4 weeks ago, The Roar, Essendon Bombers

Essendon analysis: Bombers’ biggest test after 2022 disaster

Brad Scott has a big task on his hands after crossing over to the Bombers from AFL HQ. After finishing 15th in a disastrous 2022, Essendon will be hoping for a better result in 2023 and have added some fringe players from other clubs in Will Setterfield and Sam Weideman who should make their best side....

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1 month ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

Essendon AFL Fantasy preview 2023 – Ep. 549

Essendon has the only player in the league who has averaged 100+ since 2016. That man, Zach Merrett, should be one of the top midfielders again in 2023. Warnie runs through some value options such as Will Setterfield and Andrew McGrath in a bumper episode of this mini-podcast series of club previews. Click...

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1 month ago, Dreamteam Talk, Fantasy, Essendon Bombers

‘We were pretty unsure about what was going on’: young Bomber reflects on tumultuous first season

Massimo D’Ambrosio joined Essendon while the club was in disarray but says captain Dyson Heppell was crucial in guiding players through a dark season.

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1 month ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

Bombers apologise to former CEO Thorburn

Essendon have apologised to Andrew Thorburn, saying the dispute with the AFL club’s short-lived chief executive is over and conceding his exit was poorly handled. Thorburn chose to resign just one day after being appointed to the job at Essendon in October, due to his role as chair of a church...

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1 month ago, The Roar, Essendon Bombers

Essendon ‘apologises’ to short-lived CEO as settlement revealed over ugly exit

Essendon has settled a legal dispute with former CEO Andrew Thorburn, with the club apologising to the former NAB executive.

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1 month ago, Fox Sports, Essendon Bombers

Essendon settles legal dispute with Andrew Thorburn

Essendon has settled a legal dispute with former chief executive Andrew Thorburn that will allow them to move on from an embarrassing chapter that saw him at the club for only a day.

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1 month ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

Bombers settle with Thorburn over ex-CEO’s exit

Essendon have come to a settlement with their short-lived former CEO Andrew Thorburn, apologising to the ex-NAB chief and donating an undisclosed amount to an ethics institute.

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1 month ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

Former Cat backs Heppell to continue on as Essendon captain

Dyson Heppell is the man to continue on as Essendon captain. That is the opinion of Daniel Menzel, who believes the Bombers should retain the veteran in the main leadership role. Many are forecasting a change of captaincy at The Hangar now that new coach Brad Scott has taken charge, doubled with the...

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1 month ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Dons ‘stood strong’ when club ‘needed change’: Barham

President David Barham believes the Bombers now have the right people in place to put a difficult period behind them and start moving in a positive direction.

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1 month ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

Reports: Richmond and Essendon offer trials to delisted duo

Richmond and Essendon are among clubs offering trials to delisted players this pre-season. According to AFL.com.au’s Josh Gabelich, the Tigers are set to trial three players during the pre-season supplemental period, including delisted Geelong midfielder Quinton Narkle. Along with Narkle, country footballer...

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1 month ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers, Richmond Tigers

New Essendon coach Scott “conditioning” Bombers fans for patience

New Essendon coach Brad Scott has tempered expectations surrounding the Bombers in 2023. While the club finished 15th in 2022, Bombers fans are hoping for a quick rebound under Scott after playing finals a season prior in 2021. Despite perhaps underperforming last campaign, Scott told the media that...

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1 month ago, SEN, Essendon Bombers

Bombers yet to confirm skipper despite Scott’s endorsement of Heppell

AFL: Essendon coach Brad Scott has spoken glowingly of Dyson Heppell but stopped short of confirming the Dons veteran will be the captain in 2023.

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1 month ago, Herald Sun, Essendon Bombers

Essendon captaincy speculation

Brad Scott has held off guaranteeing Dyson Heppell the Bombers captaincy, despite an eye-catching return to pre-season.

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1 month ago, The Age, Essendon Bombers

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