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Hird lodges papers in Federal Court

Essendon have dramatically distanced themselves from beleaguered coach James Hird, who could be sacked as early as Thursday. Hird lodged papers with the Federal Court on Thursday against the decision by Justice Middleton last month that the joint...

‘Dons distance themselves from Hird

Essendon have dramatically distanced themselves from coach James Hird amid reports the AFL club could sack him as early as Thursday. Hird did not attend Wednesday night’s club best-and-fairest function, where chairman Paul Little and caretaker...

Thompson could stay with ‘Dons in AFL

Essendon’s Mark Thompson has indicated strongly that he is prepared to stay at the AFL club as their fulltime senior coach. The Bombers could sack current coach James Hird as early as Thursday, paving the way for Thompson to take over...

Hird, ‘Dons break ranks over ASADA

James Hird’s future as Essendon coach is in serious jeopardy after the AFL club decided not to appeal against the devastating Federal Court verdict. Hird is understood to have broken ranks with the club and will challenge Justice John...

Hird ‘wants to appeal, facing the sack’

Essendon’s united front is over, with coach James Hird set to face the sack at an emergency board meeting the AFL club has called for Thursday. Hird is yet to lodge paperwork, but he intends to proceed with an appeal against last month’s...

James Hird facing the sack: report

The future of Essendon coach James Hird will reportedly be decided at an emergency board meeting the AFL club has called for Thursday. Fairfax Media is reporting Hird will proceed with an appeal against last month’s devastating Federal Court...

Mitch Clark set to join Cats

Mitch Clark looks certain to land at Geelong, the AFL club of his choice. Clark on Tuesday revealed he wants to join the Cats to restart a promising career cut down by injury and mental illness. The 26-year-old retired in April due to depression,...

McKenna keen to remain an AFL coach

Despite his axing by Gold Coast, Guy McKenna believes he still has what it takes to succeed as an AFL coach. The 45-year-old was given his marching orders by the Suns on Wednesday despite having a year left to run on his contract amid rumours...

Thompson in line for Gold Coast AFL job

Mark Thompson and Gary Ablett built an AFL dynasty at Geelong and Gold Coast are hoping lightning will strike twice with the pair. The Suns sacked foundation coach Guy McKenna on Wednesday, paving the way for two-time premiership coach Thompson to...

Eagles’ AFL drug dramas caused fractures

Retired West Coast champion Dean Cox suspects at least 10 Eagles players experimented with drugs during the AFL club’s infamous fall from grace last decade. Although much of the focus of West Coast’s off-field shenanigans during 2006-07...

Dusty Hawks touch down in Tassie

Hawthorn’s premiership side is sore and croaky and missing its recovery routine. Four days after claiming AFL glory the brown and gold brigade jetted to the team’s second home, Tasmania, on Wednesday to share their grand final joy. And...

Thompson mulls Gold Coast AFL coach job

Mark Thompson and Gary Ablett are set to be reunited at AFL club Gold Coast, with the Suns sacking coach Guy McKenna on Wednesday. McKenna’s position had been in immense jeopardy following a recent review of the club’s football...