Published on December 4, 2014
. Essendon had successful year making the 2014 finals. . They were knocked out in the first elimination final against North Melbourne. . There was a Geelong style of play in terms of the way the moved the ball around the ground under Bomber Thompson. . James Hird was allowed back at the Essendon Football Club but no one was sure if he would coach the Bombes in 2015. . Essendon recruit new players including Adam Cooney from the Western Bulldogs and a couple others but lose their ruckman Patrick Ryder to Port Adelaide.