Posts Tagged Essendon Football Club

James Hird: A Predictable End


Almost three years ago a slow and painful demise commenced. It began with a press conference, the blackest day in Australian sport, and I suspected at the time that it would mark the death of my interest in football. Although not for the reasons you may expect. The saga has caused more than its share […]

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Exclusive from the Desk of Caroline Wilson


Since the story of James Hird’s bicycle accident emerged, Caroline Wilson has been writing furiously at her desk, but to little avail. Sources from within The Age can now reveal some of Wilson’s unpublished content. The first piece was boldly titled ‘James Hird Dead’. This was later amended to ‘Hird’s Life Support to be Switched […]

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Plea Bargain


For not the first time in the last two years, pressure is mounting on the Essendon playing group. Voices from within the AFL and the media are once again urging players, who believe themselves to be innocent, to accept a deal for the sake of expedience. The AFLPA subsequently released a statement confirming players ‘remain […]

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Untenable


It is more than a little disconcerting that many in the football media, having accepted Essendon’s guilt in the absence of evidence, proceed to endorse and proudly boast about the AFL’s assumed power to pervert the course of justice. The matter of guilt or innocence is a distraction. For the sake of argument guilt is […]

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Fans Should Blame Essendon


Self proclaimed journalist, Jon Ralph, believes Essendon supporters should blame their club, or individuals within the club, for their current predicament. There are two minor quibbles with this notion, namely; ‘who’ and ‘why’. Ralph offers a suggestion as to whom, ‘even if it’s just Stephen Dank.’ On the surface, this stance would be worthless symbolism […]

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Ryder, Gone?


Reports suggesting Patrick Ryder could be on the move pose a serious problem for the Essendon Football Club. At this stage, media hysteria is to be expected on any Essendon story, so it is prudent to ignore it. Wolves and crying spring to mind. That said, the player and club do face a dilemma. In […]

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Rohan Connolly


‘I’m surprised anyone’s surprised to be honest’ – Rohan Connolly No, Rohan. No part of that sentence is correct. Nobody is surprised. James Hird not returning to a match day role in 2014 has been Essendon’s and Hird’s publicly stated position for some time. You even posted a 6 month old video stating the exact […]

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