Round 1 – Essendon v Hawthorn: New Beginnings

After four years of turmoil and uncertainty, Tim and Essendon fans finally had something to really cheer about. Here’s how it started. [After last night’s win you’ll be even happier Tim – Ed]

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 22, 2016

Hamish Neal summaries NRL Round 22 and wonders about possible murky precedents set by the NRL drug-testing protocols, in allowing Jarryd Hayne to play.

James Hird, Essendon and the CAS judgment

Daddsy is ahead of 99% of the rest of us, having actually read the CAS judgment and considered an opinion. A useful summary of the findings before you next read / listen to James Hird

Entitlement, Anger, Denial – Cheats and Apologists

The Essendon wash up is not so complicated, Neil Belford breaks it down for you.

The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Twenty

Earl O’Neil on the Essendon situation over the past week, which included James Hird leaving as coach.

Round 13 – Hawthorn v Essendon: Jibber JABber from the world of Naive Idiots

Armin Richter revels in the Hawks 38-point defeat of the Bombers and saves a special whack for the objectors to Sam Mitchell’s sledging of Michael Hibberd.

ASADA v Essendon: through the haze and fog, now what?

With the dust settling from Tuesday’s AFL tribunal decision for 34 past and current Essendon players, Associate Professor Daryl Adair from UTS examines what can be learned from the saga and recommends processes that need to be implemented to ensure that statuary bodies can better investigate possible uses of PEDs in Australian sport

AFL decision the right outcome for Bombers players

Jackson Clark is celebrating the 34 players under doping allegations being found not guilty. A testament to their resilience and discipline in the face of unprecedented pressure and innuendo, they can now get on with what they do best.

ASADA, Essendon and the AFL – Is it over yet?

It’s decision day for 34 current and former players at the Hangar in Tullamarine. Will the tribunal findings put a much needed full-stop on the story, or do we all just end up at another square-dance?

NAB Challenge 2015 – Essendon v St Kilda: The Fine Art of Prestidigitation

Steve Baker sees a Bombers’ sleight of hand at work in an otherwise forgettable evening of football for ‘Essendon Centrals’

Hird et al: some observations

James Hird is back in court again. E.Regnans reckons he’s a gift that keeps on giving (for QC’s and outraged writers).

The Precarious State of our Nation’s Great Game

Siobhan Calafiore provides her perspective on where the game is at and why.

Footy, Drugs and the David Hicks Dilemma

The Unknown Sports Lover responds to the Cronulla deal and does not sugar-coat the situation. Your thoughts? On the concept of the deal? On the terms of the deal? On what should ave happened?

The Mirror Has Two Faces … But the coin the wilfully blind are flipping tells a different tale.

James Hird v the AFL. Selfishness by Hird? Thuggish application of standover tactics by the AFL? Gregor Lewis gives his view of the court proceedings currently taking place.

Essendon and Hird v ASADA and AFL – Day 1: James Hird channels Macbeth in a staggering display of selfishness

Sean Curtain sees parallels between the Hird/Essendon/ASADA Federal Court case and the selfishness of Macbeth. He also sees that the court actioon is a bit like saying that whatever evidence you found when you searched my house that could convict me is inadmissible because your search warrant was wrong.

Walking a mile in their shoes: The case in favour of James Hird

Should a person who has given so much be hung by so little? Sean Curtain has a crack at an impartial view of the return of James Hird.

Don’t ban the Bombers players

Jackson Clark thinks that the Essendon players are victims not perpetrators. Punishment should be directed at coaches and management not players.

Tickets on himself

David Wilson is mad as hell. He’s had enough. He’s Hird enough.

AFL Round 14 – Essendon v Adelaide: Jeckyll and Hyde Crows slayed by Bombers – Who is Corey Parish?

Raj and his posse of 10 lads went seeking redemption for a weekend of lost opportunities. The Bombers, though, had other ideas against his Jeckyll and Hyde Crows.

The ASADA Saga: Inside the Laager

A great portrait of the current footy world according to a true Essendon disciple.