Round 6 – Adelaide v Essendon: Speed

In the still of the night, the croaking of the frogs around him, Old Dog is blown away by the pace the match between the Crows v Bombers was played at as he watched the game flopped in his chair after his day of toil. It was a cracking game!

Almanac Memoir: Meeting John Birt and Kooka Epis

Johno ‘Snowy’ Nugent has sent another email to John Harms, this time to tell the tale of he,as a twelve year old, he got a lift back to Niddrie with a couple of Bombers players.

Round 24 – Essendon v Collingwood: One of the best Friday night walks (Floreat Pica Society)

Linda Ho was at the MCG for (most of) Round 24, as Collingwood looked to finish the home and away season as minor premiers.

Round 10 – Pards’ Preview: Richmond v Essendon – Dreamtime Match, Where Dreams May Come True

Pards still maintains his confidence in the Bombers but is disappointed by the attitude of some of the supporters of the club.

Round 8 – Essendon v Hawthorn: Bombers make the Wright statement

It was a great win against the odds for the Bombers in their Round 8 match against the Hawks made even more memorable considering five late withdrawals from the side.

Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society): A post-pandemic triumph

The Floreat Pica Society’s report on the Essendon v Collingwood ANZAC Day match. By Collingwood stalwart Dave Nadel.

Round 2 – Essendon v Brisbane: Quietly confident

Pards retains his confidence in the Bombers and expects them to win their Round 2 match against the Lions by 8 points .

Round 1 – Geelong v Essendon: Agony for Dons’ supporters

It was a shocker of a weekend for Bomber supporter Rod Oaten; the Bombers lost, Barnsley FC lost, picked 0/9 in the footy tipping but as they say, there is always next week!

Round 1 – Geelong v Essendon: Cat Power bombs the Dons!

The Cats absolutely smashed the Bombers in their Round 1 clash against the Bombers.

Round 1 – Essendon v Geelong: Preview

Michael Pardy is confident of a Bomber win in their Round 1 match against Geelong at the MCG on Saturday. He predicts a 29 point margin!

Round 23 – Essendon v Collingwood: Dare to dream!

A good win to the Bombers over Collingwood in their Round 23 match cements their place in the Final 8, and who knows, dreams may come true for Essendon supporters.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 4, 1953: Geelong v Essendon – cool Cats curtail Coleman

Geelong’s miserly defence held John Coleman to just four goals in its victory over Essendon in Round Four, 1953. Peter Clark continues his ongoing series on the Cats’ dominant run.

Round 17 – Essendon v Adelaide: Random Thoughts on Football

Old Dog is watching Essendon play the Crows and it gets him thinking about footy. He considers many things including a way of describing the ages of football.

Round 17 – Essendon v Adelaide: Growing Maturity

Caspar McLeod is pleased with the growing maturity of the Bombers, given their convincing win over the Crows, but goal-kicking practice is sorely needed.

Round 13 – Essendon v Richmond: Dreamtime at Darwin’s `G

Rod Oaten was hoping the Bombers’ Dreamtime luck might change with the game played at a different venue. It was not to be, but Rod did enjoy the spectacle of the game, especially the Welcome Ceremony.

1966 and all that: First Semi-final – Essendon v Geelong

Peter Clark’s tremendous account of the 1966 season continues – with defending premiers Essendon playing the Cats in the First Semi-final. Here’s what happened.

Round 10 – Essendon v GWS: Stuck in the back pocket

Andrew Else, Bombers man, is in Lockdown with his family in Melbourne. His report of the Essendon game against the (confident and good-looking) Giants boys is a comment on COVID life, politicians, journalists, press conferences, social media, parenting and even football. [Timely – Ed]

1981 Revisited – The Escort Cup: ‘The Night Owls’

In his journey through the 1981 season, Stainless Steele revisits the halcyon days of the Escort Cup when Essendon downed Carlton in the Grand Final at VFL Park.

Round 5 – Collingwood v Essendon: Give me Julia and Maynard ahead of cold Pies

The Pies toyed with Sean Mortell’s emotions on Friday night, although he’s willing to admit the Bombers deserved to win.

Round 5 – Collingwood v Essendon: Catching That Winter Sun

Nicole Kelly spends time with the kids at Port Fairy getting herself ready for the Pies clash against Essendon. The joy of the beach and the winter sunshine were the holiday highlights. Apart from young Daicos, the match wasn’t.