Topic archives: essendon football club

Did Essendon players get a fair shake?

January 18, 2016 11

Examining the evidence in the Essendon peptides case.

Was Essendon caught up in an AFL sports medicine arms race?

January 14, 2016 8

At a 2008 Sports Medicine Australia conference, Dean Robinson presented a paper on the use of sports science for AFL clubs. Did he unwittingly start an arms race? Gary Moorhead, CEO of Sports Medicine Australia 1999–2009, reports.

Media briefs: Papers to charity … London paper wars … Beauty and the Beast …

Media briefs: Papers to charity … London paper wars … Beauty and the Beast …

January 13, 2016 2

James Hird to give his first post-decision interview to a sympathetic ABC journo. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 13, 2015 1

Is Hockey quitting politics? ... the Marriage Alliance's Liberal Party links ... Abbott's Carmichael mine porkie pies ...

Essendon stood by Hird, but enough is enough

Essendon stood by Hird, but enough is enough

October 3, 2014 8

James Hird must resign, but his departure will be cold comfort for a club (and its fans) already torn apart by scandal.

Essendon’s wings melt as ASADA brings it crashing back to earth

Essendon’s wings melt as ASADA brings it crashing back to earth

September 23, 2014 2

A judge has found that ASADA's investigation into Essendon Football Club was perfectly legal. The question is, why did Essendon's high-powered legal team not consider this possibility? Melbourne-based writer David Ward reports.

Time for the AFL to walk the walk (in footy boots)

Time for the AFL to walk the walk (in footy boots)

September 1, 2014 3

With the AFL finals season in full swing, it's time for the league to own and correct its many errors over the past year.

What did Demetriou know and when did he know it?

What did Demetriou know and when did he know it?

August 18, 2014 3

Former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has consistently said he did not tell Essendon's president the club was under investigation. But two high-profile people have testified otherwise under oath.

Lauded as the AFL’s saviour, but Demetriou missed the mark

Lauded as the AFL’s saviour, but Demetriou missed the mark

March 6, 2014 9

Andrew Demetriou will retire at the end of this season, amid accolades and praise. But was he actually good for AFL?

What we have learnt from AFL, NRL drugs scandals

What we have learnt from AFL, NRL drugs scandals

December 19, 2013 1

The NRL has issued penalties to the Cronulla Sharks over its drugs scandal. Freelance writer Sally Whyte compares that to how the Essendon Bombers were treated by the AFL over their own 'supplements' transgression.