James Hird will not coach Essendon next year with the club legend given the opportunity to resign with a nominal payout or be sacked.
James Hird has lodged an appeal with the Federal Court.
Mark Thompson indicates he would stay at Essendon as senior coach next season should Hird be sacked.
James McDonald is the first to admit he is probably not the best assessor of early two-year-olds given this time last year he had "nothing". But as with every Golden Slipper story it is always about where you finish in autumn and not how you start in spring.
The worst-kept secret in Australian showbiz has been confirmed, with the announcement that the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film will be shot in the state in 2015.
An in-flight slanging match between Kurtley Beale and a team official has thrown into turmoil the Wallabies' preparations for a must-win Test against Argentina this weekend.
Wallabies back Kurtley Beale is once again under scrutiny for his off-field behaviour.
If Dyson Heppell is on the path to becoming an Essendon great, he has now passed a significant checkpoint on that journey by winning his first best and fairest award aged 22.
James Hird had every right to launch Federal Court action in August. His legal team established what appeared to a sound case, only for Justice John Middleton to tear it down.
Coming. Going. Matt Murnane runs a ruler over candidates for coaching jobs at Adelaide and Gold Coast.