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Sebastian Costanzo Essendon remains unsure if Dyson Heppell will play again this season after he suffered a foot injury in Saturday's loss to North Melbourne. While the Bombers could regain key position player Michael Hurley for Saturday night's
The club hasn't been discussing the outcome in terms of premiership contention.' Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Essendon is Black Caviar odds to be sanctioned by the AFL, even if its players manage to avoid suspensions for breaches of the doping code. The
James Hird says Dyson Heppell is set to become a champion of Essendon following the young star recommitting to the club. Heppell has penned a new deal that will tie him to the Bombers until the end of 2015 in a show of faith to the besieged club.
It seems captaincy has a positive impact on form, with the top three players on the leaderboard all club leaders, including new skippers Jack and Richmond's Trent Cotchin. Watson was just edged out by teammate Dyson Heppell on Saturday night against
Essendon skipper Jobe Watson powers away from Melbourne's Jack Viney and Jack Grimes. Essendon: Crameri 6, Bellchambers 4, Watson 3, Davey 2, Howlett 2, Stanton 2, Heppell 2, Merrett 2, Hurley 2, Goddard, Dempsey, Ryder...Essendon: Heppell, Watson,
He played both games and was given some reasonable tasks pitted variously against Michael Hurley, Paddy Ryder and Tom Bellchambers...But he was strong in the contest in the air and was not overwhelmed being caught one-out in marking contests where he
Goddard would have been a leading contender to succeed Nick Riewoldt as St Kilda captain had he not decided to swap clubs. Instead, he will join young gun Dyson Heppell and Jason Winderlich in an expanded eight-man Essendon leadership group headed by
The way he seamlessly slipped into the group; obviously the fact he knew guys like Brent Stanton and Jobe [Watson] helped, but he's been fantastic from day one, a real contributor." Goddard is more than aware of Essendon's need for him to fill the
To no one's surprise, Watson capped an outstanding season by winning the club's best-and-fairest award at Crown. He was a runaway winner with a massive 551 votes, 241 ahead of runner-up Dyson Heppell, with veteran defender Dustin Fletcher in third
Essendon's Dyson Heppell and coach James Hird during a light training session. Heppell vowed at the start of the season he would not endure the so-called second-year blues. Heppell, of course, was the Rising Star last season, playing in every game.