Almanac Footy Memoir: Worse Than This

In spite of the mud, the lashing rain, and the whipping gales, John Gordon misses those winter footy Saturdays.

Graeme Watson (Don’t leave it too late)

John Gordon remembers the late Graeme Watson, who was a big early influence during his teenage years in Perth.

Two imposters

John Gordon recalls the noted Kipling poem “If” in this tale of sporting woe, joy and where they fit into the bigger picture in the wake of West Coast’s exit from 2019.

Round 15 – West Coast v Hawthorn: The home of football and the burden of history

No Eagles fan should ever take a win at the MCG for granted. John Gordon recounts the long struggle for Western Australian teams at the ‘G. And he is delighted to report on his first live taste of success against the Hawks at the ground.

Round 10 – Adelaide v West Coast: Winning ugly, or just winning – can West Coast go back-to-back?

John Gordon discusses the difficulties of winning back-to-back AFL Premierships, while highlighting how West Coast are playing remarkably similarly to their 2018 premiership winning year.

Fathers’ Day

John Gordon’s debut piece for the Almanac is a touching account of family and football expressed through coach and players on one hand, and in the stands on the other. [Welcome John – thanks for this beaut piece which will definitely get a run in The Eagles’ Almanac – JTH]