Reclink Community Cup – Perth: Footy lives on in Freo

“The gluten-free pies van did a roaring trade, the veggie wraps were going fast, The Brow’s brassy hip-hop was pumping – it was like the hipster jungle of Fremantle was claiming an ancient derelict temple of footy for its own.” – David Zampatti brings us some unique insights from Perth’s Reclink Community Cup

Round 4 – Fremantle v Sydney: De Boer’s War

The bash and crash Dockers took on the run and link Swans. Both styles prevailed for a while. Terrific analysis (and description) from one our Western Australian correspondents, David Zampatti.
[In preparation for this weekend’s Qualifying Final, we take another look at the last time these two met, on Anzac Day evening]

Footy History: Austin Robertson

David Zampatti looks at the life and career of recent Hall of Fame inductee Austin Robertson.

AFL Round 17 – Fremantle v GWS: Dockers sink Giants

Trademark sparkle from the pen of D Zampatti whose muse is clearly footy (and not the world game). Nice piece on the Dockers’ untroubled win, the longer term prospects of GWS, and the possible course of Freo’s season (“Prepare the torpedoes!”).

AFL Round 4 – Fremantle v Essendon: Too hot for anyone from over east

On a sunny day in Perth David Zampatti watched the Dockers smash Essendon, and Aaron Sandilands pick up the bathroom basin. (Think Cuckoo’s Nest)

AFL Finals Week 3 – Fremantle v Sydney: Familiar faces

David Zampatti sees faces that have watched the Dockers for 19 years. Memories flood back as he watches his team progress to their first Grand Final.