Avoid disappointment, last chance for Hird tickets
In an overwhelming response, Essendon fans are taking the opportunity to celebrate the career of champion James Hird at his celebration dinner on Sunday 20 August. With only 100 seats still available, the function is expected to be sold out in the next few days.
Bombers dampen Magpies’ top-four aspirations
While wins have been few and far between this season, victory tasted even sweeter tonight for Essendon, defeating Collingwood by 13 points and possibly denying the archenemy a crucial top-four-finish. In front of a big crowd at the MCG, the Bombers held off the more fancied Magpie outfit despite a goalless third quarter
Season over for two young Bombers
The 2006 season has come to a premature end for two young Bombers with Andrew Lovett and Henry Slattery set to undergo season-ending surgery. Lovett has a cracked bone in his hand – an injury he sustained against Sydney – while Henry Slattery will have an arthroscope on his hip.