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Hird's plans shot down

Hird's plans shot down
Caroline Wilson
August 11, 2011

JAMES Hird and his coaching dream team appear to have been thwarted in their push for a stand-alone VFL team in 2012, with the Bombers facing the dual obstacles of pressure from AFL Victoria and financial pressure as it embarks on a new $30 million facility at Tullamarine.

While the Essendon board had moved to split from Bendigo following a recommendation from Hird and his senior assistant Mark Thompson, the indication now is that the club will put those plans on hold for at least another year despite the internal debate.

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Edited by: comeng on 11/08/2011 - 06:55