The Essendon Football Club, nicknamed The Bombers, is an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). Formed in 1871 as a junior club and as a senior club in 1873, it is headquartered at the Essendon Recreation Reserve (Windy Hill) in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon, Australia but match day home games are played at Etihad Stadium or the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Essendon has won 16 VFL/AFL premierships which, along with Carlton, is the most of any club in the AFL.
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“Idont enjoy getting knocked about on a football field for other peoples amusement. I enjoy it if Im being paid a lot for it.”
—David Storey (b. 1933)
“Mi advise tu them who are about tu begin, in arnest, the jurney ov life, is tu take their harte in one hand and a club in the other.”
—Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (18181885)