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The Banned Bomber Boys Are Back In Town

Been a long time. Shouldn't have left you.

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Members of the "Essendon 34" were permitted to return to their clubs today as their 12-month doping ban nears its conclusion.

The sun is shinning just a little bit brighter today! #DonTheSash

Former Essendon, now Port Adelaide Ruckman Patty Ryder commemorated the milestone with a visit to club training quarters just after midnight.

Once the sun came up, players across the four affected clubs began to trickle through the facilities.

David Myers the first banned Bomber (and only so far) to check in to Essendon headquarters today. An important player for them next year.

Dyson Heppell returned to Club and stopped to chat with the media: https://t.co/1IFsPzHH0b #DonTheSash

Work begins for @jcarlisle22 👊🏼 https://t.co/rk8rIlIEdn

To the glee of long-suffering supporters.

Welcome home @DysonHeppell back where you belong. 🔴⚫🔴⚫🔴⚫

There's not too many better sights than Dyson Heppell legally walking back into Essendon with a smile on his face and a footy under his arm.

And the players themselves.

Safe to say I'm a happy man today! Thank you to all who have supported me...

Still no official word on Essendon Captain Jobe Watson but things are looking up, up! for the bombers.

Jobe Watson is expected to sign a new two year deal to finish his career with the Bombers by the end of next week.

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