Lucas keeps things in perspective
Scott Lucas has warned the Bombers not to get ahead of themselves in the lead up to the pre-season semi-final this Friday night despite Essendon looking very impressive in their previous two NAB Cup wins. Although Lucas is pleased with the way the Bombers have been travelling so far this year, he maintains that the teams’ focus is to play competitive football in Round 1 of the season proper.
Archer-Hird Medal to continue rivalry
Essendon and North Melbourne will honour recently retired club greats James Hird and Glenn Archer through a special medal that will be presented annually following the teams’ first clash of the season. The clubs have commissioned a medal which will be awarded to the player who epitomizes the values upheld by the legends.
McVeigh desperate for victory
Matthew Knights’ main focus may be on Round 1 of the season proper but you can guarantee Mark McVeigh will be giving his all in tomorrow night’s NAB Cup semi-final against St Kilda. Speaking to the media today, McVeigh revealed he will be doing whatever it takes to win Friday night’s blockbuster in order to give his younger teammates a taste of finals-type atmosphere.
Antler Luggage on-board as new sponsor
Essendon Football Club is kicking goals on and off-field, today announcing that travel luggage specialist, Antler Luggage, has come on board as a Platinum sponsor. Antler Luggage Director, Sonney Roth, said the company is very proud to be associated with Essendon.