Round 12 – West Coast v Hawthorn: Ryan keeps flyin’ and a defender kicking goals

There’s not much to cheer about in Melbourne’s iso-winter but Cathi Johnston found a tonic when her Eagles took on the Hawks in the battle of the winged predators.

Round 6 – West Coast v Adelaide: Beware, the broken phone!

The Eagles got the four points, Nic Nat had the last laugh and Cathi Johnston’s side is back home in WA…what’s not to like?

Round 5 – West Coast v Sydney: There’s been a long time between drinks!

Cathi Johnston was nervous about her Eagles’ poor start to 2020. A massively improved performance on Saturday against Sydney gave her reason to hope that a return to Optus Stadium could kickstart West Coast’s season.

My International Women’s Day sportsfest

Cathi Johnston packed in a couple of big sporting contests featuring some amazing women for International Women’s Day. The day didn’t start off in the best fashion, but her first ever live cricket experience certainly brought some smiles.

AFLW Round 1 – Collingwood v West Coast: Eagles flying higher than ever before

Cathi Johnston felt a sense of mild confusion when she put on her Eagles gear in the middle of summer – it didn’t last long as the sense of occasion and camaraderie with fellow West Coast fans took over for their first game in the big league, hosted by a strong and experienced Collingwood (who took the chocolates).

The Home and Away season comes to an end for West Coast

Cathi Johnson takes us through her high and low points of 2019, a year of premiership defence for her Eagles.

Round 22 – Richmond v West Coast: Lamenting the one that got away…

A day that started so promisingly for Cathi Johnston with balmy weather and her Eagles in ascendance ended in less perfect circumstances as Richmond clawed their way back to get the four points on a gloomy afternoon. At least there’s always September!

Round 18 – Melbourne v West Coast: AFL footy in the Red Centre (Part 3)

Post-scripts don’t need to be anti-climaxes. After the football match, Cathij66 completed her Central Australian odyssey with a bus trip to Uluru.

Round 18 – Melbourne v West Coast: AFL footy in the Red Centre (Part 2)

We pick up Cathi Johnston’s trek through the middle of the country for the Heart of the Nation game with the ball set to be bounced in front of a packed house, mostly perched on the quaint yet idyllic grassy hills surrounding Traeger Park.

Round 18 – Melbourne v West Coast: AFL footy in the Red Centre (Part 1)

Cathi Johnston headed to Alice via Adelaide and starts her report of the trip and the match with this travel piece to set the scene.

Round 17 – West Coast v Collingwood: My love-hate relationship with Friday night footy

There is wind from the southwest and a forecast maximum of 11 degrees Celsius in Melbourne. But for cathij66, after last night’s West Coast v Collingwood game, this Saturday feels a little more bleak.

The long road travelled….as a Victorian-based West Coast Eagles tragic

Cathi Johnston has been a Melbourne-based West Coast Eagles fan for over twenty years but that hasn’t stopped her from seeing her seeing her boys in blue and gold regularly in both Melbourne and other non-WA venues. A trip to Alice Springs is in the offing soon. Here’s her journey over the years.