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    Essendon/Hird v ASADA – The Judgment

Essendon/Hird v ASADA – The Judgment

In a resounding victory for ASADA, Justice John Middleton dismissed the applications made by James Hird and Essendon. Middleton has not set aside any show-cause notices. The 34 notices issued to the former and current Essendon players will continue to stand. » The Judgment Aftermath – With full collated live

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    Jason Winderlich retires

Jason Winderlich retires

Essendon favourite Jason Winderlich today annonced he would not play on in 2015.

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    Carlton take a punt on Trigg

Carlton take a punt on Trigg

Last Monday the Blues announced that after an exhaustive head hunting program, Adelaide Chief Executive Officer, Steven Trigg, would take over the role at Carlton recently vacated by Greg Swann. Steven Trigg has most recently been the a twelve year Chief Executive of the Adelaide Crows, but his most widely

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    Dean Cox Retires

Dean Cox Retires

After a great career, West Coast ruckman Dean Cox has announced he will hang up his boots at the end of 2014. BigFooty.com members praised Cox in his retirement thread: Great career and one of the best ruckman of the last decade to play the game all the best Coxy.

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    ASADA Show Cause Notices – all the links and clips

ASADA Show Cause Notices – all the links and clips

BigFooty mod The_Wookie has been maintaining our thread of links and information on all ASADA events. A new thread has been set up full of links and videos covering the case since 12th of June when show-cause notices were issued to 30 or more players. You can find the thread

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    Simpson’s problems continue

Simpson’s problems continue

Fremantle youngster Josh Simpson has been ordered to undertake a personal development program in a bid to resolve the ongoing personal issues that have dogged the midfielder since being drafted in 2012. Simpson has been the subject of a number of disciplinary issues during his short career so far, and

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News Update 21/10/2013

The Australian Indigenous side has been defeated in the first test against Ireland after an Australain fightback failed in the final term. The Irish won by 22 points 57-35, leaving Australia needing to win by 23 points or more in the second test. You can see Highlights from the test

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AFL News Update – 10/10/2013

The Lions board woes continue with Lions lawyers advising the club that Matthews is ineligble to stand for the Board after not meeting the membership conditions set out in the constitution. In the meantime Brisbane members have reached the numbers required for an Emergency General Meeting, but the deadline for

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AFL news as it happens – 9/10/2013

SYDNEY today unveiled restricted fee agent Lance Franklin after Hawthorn yesterday announced it would not be matching Sydney’s offer. The Swans nine-year, $10,000,000 million offer received industry-wide condemnation, with the AFL giving the final tick-of-approval yesterday. Speaking this morning, Franklin denied that the move was a bid to get out

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AFL news as it happens – 7/10/2013

The Tigers have pounced on the first day of Trade Week 2o13 striking a deal with Carlton for ruckman Shaun Hampson. The Queenslander, who was drafted in 2007 with pick #17 will be traded to Richmond after 63 games with the Blues in return for pick #28. Richmond list manager,

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AFL news as it happens – 1/10/2013

SYDNEY has reportedly entered the race for Hawthorn’s Lance Franklin as the star forward prepares to make his intentions clear to Hawthorn in the coming days. The Swans, who acquired Kurt Tippett last year on a lucrative contract, are prepared to offer Franklin $7 million over five years in order

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AFL news as it happens – 25/9/2013

FREMANTLE expects to name an unchanged line up for Saturday’s grand final, despite numerous players pulling up sore from their preliminary final triumph over Sydney. Luke McPharlin, Michael Johnson, Aaron Sandilands, Chris Mayne and Zac Dawson all failed to train yesterday, though Sandilands was confident that all players would be

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AFL news as it happens – 24/9/2013

GOLD COAST champion Gary Ablett has claimed his second Brownlow medal after holding off former Geelong team-mate Joel Selwood in a scintillating count. Ablett shot off to an early lead along with Sydney midfielder Daniel Hannebery before both began to stagnate in the second half of the season. Ablett went

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All-Australian Team 2013

  B: Corey Enright, Scott Thompson, Michael Johnson HB: Jarryd McVeigh, Harry Taylor, Sam Mitchell C: Ryan Griffen, Joel Selwood, Scott Pendlebury HF: Patrick Dangerfield, Travis Cloke, Kieren Jack F: Jarryd Roughead, Jeremy Cameron, Chad Wingard FOLL: Will Minson, Dane Swan, Gary Ablett INTERCHANGE: Travis Boak, Dan Hannebery, Andrew Mackie,

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AFL News As It Happens – 9/9/2013

SYDNEY champion Adam Goodes could make a spectacular return this week after surviving a gruelling training session. Goodes, who hasn’t played since round 13, had struggled to return to running following a knee injury. Swans coach John Longmire was optimistic that his star player could return. “He had a pretty

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AFL News As It Happens – 2/9/2013

THE AFL has confirmed the schedule for the first week of finals. • Friday night – Hawthorn v Sydney – 7:50pm AEST – MCG • Saturday afternoon – Geelong v Fremantle – 2:20pm AEST  – Simonds Stadium • Saturday evening – Collingwood v Port Adelaide  – 7:45pm AEST – MCG

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AFL News As It Happens – 30/8/2013 – Updated 1:11pm

GEELONG looks likely to host a qualifying final at Simmonds Stadium should the cats finish in a top two position. AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou said this morning that Simmonds Stadium is seriously being considered due to Geelong’s right to a home final and the expected attendance for a potential game

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Essendon Sanctions Announced

THE Essendon Football Club has been removed from the 2013 finals series and James Hird has been suspended for 12 months after the AFL Commission handed down the biggest punishment in the league’s history. It means that Essendon will finish in ninth position this season while keeping all of the

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AFL News As It Happens – 27/8/2013 – Update: 12:07pm

THE AFL has announced that an interchange cap of 120 rotations will be introduced for the next two seasons. The 120 rotations is cumulated over the course of the match and is not divided up into quarters. Clubs will be able to make unlimited changes between quarters. The rotation will

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AFL News As It Happens – 26/8/2013

THE AFL will meet this morning where it is likely that Essendon will be booted out of the finals. The meeting, commencing at 8am, will bring some closure to the Essendon saga which has been ongoing for seven months. It is expected that along with the stripping of premiership points

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AFL News As It Happens – 22/8/2013

ESSENDON Coach James Hird is set to sue the AFL over the handling of the Essendon supplement scandal. Speaking to News Limited, Hird’s lawyer, Stephen Amendola, said that Hird “will be instituting proceedings in the morning”. It follows after the AFL yesterday released the the full list of charges that

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AFL News As It Happens – 12/8/2013 – Updated 4:55pm

UPDATE: THE Match Review Panel has have offered four players suspensions this week as Essendon lose two stars. Essendon’s Dustin Fletcher and Patrick Ryder, Hawthorn’s Campbell Brown and Melbourne’s Mitch Clisby have been offered two, one, three and three weeks respectively. The suspension means that Fletcher will have to wait

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AFL News As It Happens – 8/8/2013 – Updated 1:10pm

ESSENDON coach James Hird remains defiant in the face of continuous speculation that he will resign from his position. Speaking today, Hird put to bed any concerns Essendon supporters may have by replying with a steely “no” when asked about the issue. Twitter was rife with rumours of an impending

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AFL News As It Happens – 7/8/2013 – Updated 5:45pm

ELEVEN Essendon players are alleged to have taken the banned peptide Thymosin Beta 4 . Fairfax Media are today reporting that the interim ASADA report of the Essendon supplement program of 2012 provides strong circumstantial evidence that eleven players were administered Thymosin Beta 4. The circumstantial evidence outlined by Fairfax

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AFL News As It Happens – 6/8/2013 – Updated 6:20pm

ESSENDON coach James Hird was allegedly advised to stand down by a club lawyer before the Bombers’ round three triumph over Fremantle. News Limited are today reporting that club lawyer Tony Hargreaves advised James Hird’s personal lawyer, Tony Nolan SC, that he should consider his future at Windy Hill. The

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AFL News As It Happens – 5/8/2013 – Updated 7:15pm

FORMER Essendon champion Tim Watson believes that the AFL has already made the decision internally to strip Essendon of its points over the supplement scandal. Speaking on SEN with Robert Walls, Watson, the father of current Essendon captain Jobe, believes that the AFL has been preparing the general public for

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AFL News As It Happens – 2/8/2013

  THE AFL has tonight confirmed that an interim report from ASADA into the 2012 supplement program at Essendon has been made available to the league. With ASADA recently attaining new coercive powers to compel high-interest witnesses to submit to questioning, the investigation will still be ongoing despite the release

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Stephen Milne charged with 4 counts of rape

St Kilda forward Stephen Milne has been charged with rape over an incident that allegedly happened in 2004. Victoria Police today confirmed that Milne has been charged with four counts of rape following a review of the initial investigation carried out after the woman complained about Milne. More details -http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/milne-charged-with-4-counts-of-rape.1013336/

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WADA: AOD-9604 a prohibited substance

BigFooty Discussion Thread: http://bit.ly/WADAAOD In a statement issued last night, WADA (World Anti-Doping Authority) confirmed that as the drug AOD-9604 has not been approved for human use it is a prohibited substance. Following a number of inquiries regarding the substance AOD-9604 available on the Internet ‘black market’ and possibly elsewhere,

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Essendon to be investigated over possible use of performance-enhancing drugs

Essendon have come forth in a press conference regarding a possible breach of Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority regulations. The belief is that players were asked to sign waivers regarding the club’s fitness program and everything it entailed. The former Essendon head of fitness, Stephen Dank, left the Bombers in late

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1 Sydney Swans Sydney221750142.968
2 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn221750140.868
3 Geelong Cats Geelong221750113.868
4 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle221660130.464
5 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide221480129.956
6 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne22148011756
7 Essendon Bombers Essendon221291106.350
8 Richmond Tigers Richmond2212100105.848
9 Eagles West Coast2211110116.944
10 Adelaide Crows Adelaide2211110114.144
11 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood221111094.144
12 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast221012093.740
13 Carlton FC Carlton22714189.830
14 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs2271508228
15 Brisbane Lions Brisbane22715069.328
16 GWS Giants GWS22616076.724
17 Melbourne Demons Melbourne22418068.416
18 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda22418060.816