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.

After a highly successful offseason that saw them net Jake Stringer, Devon Smith and Adam Saad at the trade table, Essendon have been pegged as an almost certain finalist and a potential top four side.

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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

2018 Team List
Andrew McGrath, Tom Bellchambers, Darcy Parish, Kyle Langford, Devon Smith, Joe Daniher, Zach Merrett, Martin Gleeson, Brendon Goddard, Aaron Francis, David Zaharakis, Mark Baguley, Orazio Fantasia, Jordan Ridley, Josh Green, Josh Begley, James Stewart, Michael Hurley, Kobe Mutch, Jackson Merrett, Dyson Heppell, Matthew Leuenberger, David Myers, Jordan Houlahan, Jake Stringer, Cale Hooker, Mason Redman, Mitch Brown, Patrick Ambrose, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Travis Colyer, Jayden Laverde, Jake Long, Matt Guelfi, Michael Hartley, Dylan Clarke, Sam Draper, Trent Mynott, Luke Lavender, Ben McNiece, Adam Saad, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Shaun McKernan, Conor McKenna, Matt Dea

Andrew McGrath Essendon Bombers AFL 2017

Last updated: 1 February, 2018

Essendon Bombers Articles

Essendon Bombers vs Port Adelaide Power: AFL live scores, blog

Essendon Bombers vs Port Adelaide Power: AFL live scores, blog

by , 15 Apr 2018

Match result: Essendon became the first team to defeat Port Adelaide on Sunday in 2017 as new recruit Jake Stringer booted for goals.

Bomber banned for biting by AFL tribunal

Bomber banned for biting by AFL tribunal

by , 11 Apr 2018 Video

A guilty plea and clear contrition wasn’t enough to save Essendon defender Conor McKenna from a three-game suspension for biting at Tuesday’s AFL Tribunal hearing.

Essendon are nothing more than a pretender

Essendon are nothing more than a pretender

by , 10 Apr 2018 Video

Essendon were pathetic on Sunday against a Western Bulldogs outfit that had looked barely VFL level over the first two rounds.

Words of a broken man

Words of a broken man

by , 10 Apr 2018

Last night as I sipped a cup of tea and stared into the distance, I felt cold, empty and left wondering, just wondering what happened.

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

by , 8 Apr 2018 Video

Match result: The Western Bulldogs have hit back at their critics with a 21-point win on Sunday.

2018 AFL season: Round 3 preview

2018 AFL season: Round 3 preview

by , 5 Apr 2018

Two rounds into the new season and while the GWS Giants are up there among the premiership contenders, alarm bells are ringing at some of the other clubs, in particular Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs.

Tough learning night for Worsfold, Bombers

Tough learning night for Worsfold, Bombers

by , 1 Apr 2018

Essendon coach John Worsfold hopes some tough lessons were learnt by his players following Saturday night’s AFL loss to Fremantle.

Fremantle Dockers vs Essendon Bombers: AFL live scores, blog

Fremantle Dockers vs Essendon Bombers: AFL live scores, blog

by , 31 Mar 2018 Video

The Fremantle Dockers will be looking to bounce back from a horrendous Round 1 effort when they host the Essendon Bombers in their first ever match at Optus Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match on Saturday night, starting from 8:10pm AEDT.

Crows good/Crows bad: Round 1 v Essendon

Crows good/Crows bad: Round 1 v Essendon

by , 27 Mar 2018

Watching football can be an emotional experience. Particularly if you don’t have children, a mortgage, or other things people often describe as providing perspective. It can be that even if you do have those things.

Round 1 in the AFL: A gratifying start, and a high hurdle to clear

Round 1 in the AFL: A gratifying start, and a high hurdle to clear

by , 26 Mar 2018

What a thoroughly satisfying, gratifying, exciting long weekend of football we were treated to in Round 1. And if we look hard enough, there’s some signal among the noise.


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