Essendon Bombers

Essendon BombersThe Essendon Bombers are a foundation club of the AFL and the equal most-successful club in the history of the league with 16 premierships, alongside arch rivals Carlton. Success has eluded the Bombers of late though, with the club not winning a finals match since 2004.

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Essendon’s rags-to-riches story in 2017 was a sight to behold. Just one year after claiming the wooden spoon with a severely compromised list, the Bombers won 12 games and rocketed up the ladder to finish the season in seventh. Unfortunately, they ran into a white-hot Sydney team in the first week of the finals and were comfortably defeated.

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Senior coach: John Worsfold
Captain: Dyson Heppell
2017 finish: 7th (8th after finals)
2017 best and fairest: Joe Daniher
2017 leading goalkicker: Joe Daniher (65)
Premierships: 1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000

2017 Team List
Andrew McGrath, Tom Bellchambers, Darcy Parish, Jobe Watson, Brenton Stanton, Joe Daniher, Zach Merrett, Martin Gleeson, Brendon Goddard, Aaron Francis, David Zaharakis, Mark Baguley, Orazio Fantasia, Jordan Ridley, Josh Green, James Stewart, Michael Hurley, Kobe Mutch, Jackson Merrett, Dyson Heppell, Matthew Leuenberger, David Myers, Craig Bird, Alex Morgan, Cale Hooker, Mason Redman, Mitch Brown, Patrick Ambrose, Kyle Langford, Travis Colyer, Jayden Laverde, Jake Long, Yestin Eades, Michael Hartley, Dylan Clarke, Sam Draper, Heath Hocking, Ben Howlett, Ben McNiece, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Shaun McKernan, Conor McKenna, James Kelly, Matt Dea

Andrew McGrath Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

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Last updated: 9 November, 2017

Essendon Bombers Articles

Bombers seal trade for Suns speedster Saad

Bombers seal trade for Suns speedster Saad

by , 16 Oct 2017

Essendon have ticked another name off their AFL trade wishlist, nabbing Gold Coast speedster Adam Saad in exchange for a future second-round draft pick.

Jake Stringer’s trade has turned into a lose-lose for the Bulldogs

Jake Stringer’s trade has turned into a lose-lose for the Bulldogs

by , 13 Oct 2017 Popular article!

One can imagine the mood at Bulldog HQ would’ve been pretty bleak on Thursday morning when news came through that Essendon had traded pick 11 to the GWS Giants as part of a larger deal that saw Devon Smith become a Bomber.

Three to Essendon, Hodge to Brisbane

Three to Essendon, Hodge to Brisbane

by , 6 Oct 2017

Essendon will have their hands full during the AFL trade period, with Devon Smith, Adam Saad and Jake Stringer all understood to have requested trades to the club.

Bombers in line to land AFL trio via trade

Bombers in line to land AFL trio via trade

by , 5 Oct 2017

Essendon will have their hands full during the AFL trade period, with Devon Smith, Adam Saad and Jake Stringer all understood to have requested trades to the club.

Why the West Coast Eagles should trade Andrew Gaff

Why the West Coast Eagles should trade Andrew Gaff

by , 5 Oct 2017

On the surface, the West Coast Eagles trading Andrew Gaff might seem like a really bad idea.

WATCH: Joe Daniher grabs the AFL’s Mark of the Year award

WATCH: Joe Daniher grabs the AFL’s Mark of the Year award

by , 25 Sep 2017 Video

Joe Daniher’s classic hanger against the St Kilda Saints in Round 17 has been awarded Mark of the year at the 2017 Brownlow Medal.

Bombers keen to add lost Bulldog Jake Stringer

Bombers keen to add lost Bulldog Jake Stringer

by , 20 Sep 2017

Essendon have declared their intent to land Western Bulldogs fallen star Jake Stringer at this year’s AFL trade period.

The tragic figure of Jobe Watson

The tragic figure of Jobe Watson

by , 13 Sep 2017

As nonsensical and downright aggressive and intolerant as all footy discussion has become these days, how can anyone watch Jobe Watson walk off the field in tears against Sydney and not feel overwhelming sadness?

2017 season review: Essendon Bombers

2017 season review: Essendon Bombers

by , 12 Sep 2017

Essendon’s first season free of both the mental and statutory shackles ASADA had in place was a sight to behold, with the Bombers flying all the way up from last place to the top eight.

The new Baby Bombers can bring Essendon back to the flag race

The new Baby Bombers can bring Essendon back to the flag race

by , 11 Sep 2017 Popular article!

Essendon’s controversial ‘Comeback Story’ ended in a finals appearance, if not a particularly pretty one. While progress may not be not linear, 2017 has been the start of a new, promising era for the club.


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