Round 12 – Essendon v Richmond: Inside information

John Green ruminates on what constitutes a good modern football side, before wondering just how costly the loss of former assistant coaches may be when Essendon close in on his Tigers in the annual Dreamtime clash.

The Sporting Weekend: A Mixed Package of Results

The Tykes lost, but the Bombers won. And so did the Burgers. Then there were the local footy results. Rod Oaten’s sporting weekend offered the proverbial mixed bag.

Round 8 – GWS v Essendon: Besotted with Baby Bombers

Sam Laffy is besotted with the current batch of ‘Baby Bombers’. Although the results may not be on the board the future looks bright for the Bombers as he reports.

Round 6 – Haiku Bob: The first wreath

Haiku Bob observed similarities between the observance of Anzac Day and the decline of his Magpies when he took in their recent clash with the Bombers.

Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: A Massed Gathering

Sam Laffy celebrates the tradition and atmosphere of the Anzac Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 6 review, Round 7 preview

Cam Hooke is in uncharted territory, reporting on a fourth successive Collingwood loss. But like Bucks, he’s not giving up on 2021.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Essendon: The Dons are back (well at least on Anzac Day)

Winning at the ‘G is a big improvement on drowning at the ‘Gabba, reckons Bomber Rod Oaten.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 5 review, Round 6 preview

Cam Hooke gives the Collingwood Life review of the loss to West Coast. He then looks toward the big Anzac Day clash with Essendon.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Essendon: A soggy family debut

Daring to mix footy with a family holiday, Andrew Else then had to contend with the rain. ‘Real rain. Not Melbourne drizzle. Queensland rain.’

Round 5 – Brisbane v Essendon: A wet and dismal night in Brisbane for the Dons

Rod Oaten was shocked to turn on his TV and see a waterlogged Gabba awaiting his Dons. It didn’t get much better, as he was left dispirited by Essendon’s performance against the firing Lions.

The Unsung – Round 3: Sam Wicks and Harrison Jones

Deakin Uni student Chris Mangos’ third weekly column ‘The Unsung’, featuring young, up-and-coming footy stars Sam Wicks and Harrison Jones.

The Trivia in the Travesty: 10 Things to Appreciate About the 1990 AFL Grand Final

Adam Fox revisits the 1990 Grand Final between Collingwood and Essendon, taking the time to point out any number of oddities about those times in general and that game in particular.

Almanac Footy: From AFL football to tattoo guns

Trying to follow his football dream, Hal Hunter found himself at Essendon’ during the peptide scandal. He has gone on to forge a career in a completely new field. Emile Pavlich spoke to him.

1981 Revisited – Finals Week 1: ‘To Cut a Long Story Short’

It’s finals time in Stainless’ look back at the 1981 season. In the first week, there are multiple upsets that disrupt the course of the finals series.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – West Coast v Essendon: A final memory

It was a watershed day out west in 2007 when Nathan Hollier watched the Eagles finish their home and away campaign. The story wasn’t on them, as the great Kevin Sheedy and James Hird both farewelled adoring fans.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Essendon v Richmond: Legends struggle to say bye

Round 21, 2007. James Hird and Kevin Sheedy’s final games in Melbourne. Over 85,000 flocked to the ‘G – Paul Daffey has the report on a final home contest for two Essendon heroes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Essendon v Carlton: Fev, Ratten and Makybe

Christopher Riordan participated in the Saturday ritual with an Auskick to MCG day in 2007. Watching traditional rivals Carlton and Essendon clash led to questions about draft picks, full-forwards and coaches.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Fremantle v Essendon: The Dockers’ redemption run

It was hard to know what to expect from an underperforming Fremantle in 2007. Les Everett nervously watched as the Dockers faced off against Kevin Sheedy and his Bombers.

Round 9 – Essendon v Brisbane: Smacking the hated enemy

Phil Hill is no fan of the Essendon Football Club, making Brisbane’s smacking of the Bombers a wonderful night to marvel at the Lions’ depth. Adding insult to Essendon’s injuries was a helpful bonus.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 18 – Hawthorn v Essendon: Rubbing shoulders with the brown and gold elite

A 2007 Sunday afternoon gave Mark Hawthorne the perfect chance to join the corporates at the ‘G. With the Hawks wrapping up another victory en route to September, Mark got to watch from the best seats in the house.