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.

‘Essendon Football Club Best and Fairest Players from VFL days….told through Footy cards’ – Book Review

Neil Cole and Graeme Dickenson have produced a wonderful new book, ‘Essendon Football Club Best and Fairest Players from VFL days…..told through Footy cards’, that will appeal immensely to all footy fans alike.

1981 Revisited – Round 13: ‘Swingshift’

Stainless Steele continues his journey through the 1981 season with Round 13. The Bombers overcame a 26-point deficit at three quarter time to pip Richmond at the bell while Geelong kicked a mammoth score against a hapless North Melbourne. All that and more.

1966 and all that: Round 8 – St Kilda v Essendon

It is Round 8, and St Kilda are taking on Essendon – the reigning premiers – at Moorabbin. Peter Clark continues his look back at the 1966 season.

Almanac Footy History: Fitzroy wins the 1898 flag

The Almanac has been featuring quite a bit of Fitzroy FC history in recent times. John Harms continues the trend with this piece about Fitzroy’s 1898 premiership season. It also coincides with Anzac Day as one of Fitzroy’s footballers, Stan Reid, whose story is told in the piece, was killed during the Boer War. [Make yourself a cuppa for this one – Ed]

Back in Time 1993 – From the Snowy Mountains to the MCG

For Pamela Sherpa it was a long trip to the MCG from the Snowy Mountains for the 1993 Grand Final. But, it was worth it!

1981 Revisited – Round 3: ‘Oh no, not you again!’

Stainless Steele is torn between honouring a commitment to a music rehearsal and staying at the MCG to watch a classic between Richmond and Essendon. And this was also the round of Jeff Fehring’s kick.

Bombers 2020: Is it too early to start dreaming?

The Bombers looked good against the Eagles last weekend in their Marsh 1 match according to Col Ritchie, but is he looking through rose coloured glasses?

The Video James Corner: Growing pains

James Bosco presents his regular esports segment, this week he examines the issues surrounding maintaining a presence with mainstream representatives in the sport.

AFL Trade Period 2019 – Joe Daniher: To go or stay?

The AFL Trade Period has commenced and Col’s disappointed one of Essendon’s favourite players wants a trade.

Round 22 — Fremantle v Essendon: Optus Stadium magic

Though not without some anxious moments, the Bombers came through for Caspar McLeod against the Dockers to solidify their quest for a finals berth.

Round 21 – Essendon v Footscray: Toast or not, that was a disaster!

What a shocker for the Bombers and Caspar McLeod! He reports after painfully sitting through Essendon’s flogging by the Bulldogs in their Round 21 match.

Round 13 – Essendon v Hawthorn: I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

On a rainy night, Caspar McLeod heads to Marvel to catch up with a Hawthorn-supporting classmate. He’s a lot more lively about things than she becomes.

Round 11 – Essendon v Carlton: An MCG Comedy

On a day of rain of biblical proportions, Caspar McLeod also finds himself praying to the Gods of Good Grades.

Round 7 – Geelong v Essendon: Dips, I’ll fill you in.

For Dips – some notes on Geelong’s win last week. Can anyone else help fill Dips in? [Busy week – JTH]