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James Hird. (Getty)
Suspended AFL coach James Hird says he "can't wait" to get back to Essendon following a four-month sojourn in Europe.

Dean Cox. (AAP)
West Coast will look to re-sign Scott Lycett after champion Dean Cox announced he will retire from AFL ranks at the end of the season.

Jake Carlisle. (Getty)
Jake Carlisle played a starring role as Essendon came from behind to beat the Western Bulldogs.

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