Round 22 – Fremantle v Richmond: Subiaco Stories

Born to a Freo loving Father and Freo loving Grandfather, Josh had no choice but to adopt Freoism or be put up for adoption. Josh farewells Subiaco Oval and reports on Freo’s huge lose against Richmond.

Round 5 – Fremantle v North Melbourne: For the ANZAC Legacy

Josh Coales takes a moment to reflect on the ANZAC spirit, both past and present, and reports on the Freo v North Melbourne game.

Round 1 – Fremantle v Geelong: Finally

Josh Coales has spent the last six months itching for footy to come back, and to see his beloved Freo back in action.

Round 23: Fremantle v Western Bulldogs: Pavlich, He’s Beautiful!

Josh Coales and his cherished Matthew Pavlich memories. #ThanksPav

Round 17 – Fremantle v Geelong: Anchors a-weigh pt 2

Josh Coales explains how the inflatable anchors and Fremantle’s hopes were brought back to earth.

Round 11 – Fremantle v Essendon: Juan

Who is Juan? And what’s he got to do with Josh Coales and Freo? [Great to see the family rituals gaven’t changed Josh! Ed]

Round 7 – Fremantle v GWS: Love Hurts

As is customary, Josh Coales meets his Grandad for the Freo game. But now at 0-7, Josh thinks his Dockers are teaching him some life lessons [Happy Birthday Josh’s Mum – Ed].

Round 2 – Fremantle v Gold Coast: April Fools!

The ritual of two pints for Grandpa and a couple of Cokes for Josh Coales has started again – even if the results haven’t gone the right way. With Freo 0-2, young Josh leaves Domain Stadium very worried about the looming Derby.

Junior Almanac – Thank You

Young Josh Coales has impressed a few of us this year with his love of writing. Or, to be more precise, his love of writing about the Purple Haze. As the 2015 season comes to a close, Josh pens an open letter of thanks to everyone at The Footy Almanac.

Finals Week 1 – Fremantle v Sydney: Eat Sleep Footy Repeat (Junior Almanac)

At Subi, 13-year-old Josh Coales’ Grandad is in good voice. And when Sydney’s Sam Reid goes down, “Dad claims he knows what it feels like to do his hammy as an ‘elite’ athlete. Being the best runner for Christ Church Grammar in 1993 doesn’t count as elite. Sorry Dad…” [Great stuff – Ed].

Round 22 – Fremantle v Melbourne: Dr McClelland Goes Knocking On Heaven’s Door

Young Josh Coales was at Subi as the Dockers claimed their first piece of AFL silverware; the Dr W McClelland trophy as minor premiers. Now, for the NEXT piece of silverware! Also includes the ‘Hot Coales Award’ for the best on ground. Well played Josh.

Round 18 – Fremantle v GWS: Dancing With The Stars

Young Josh Coales tells the story of Freo’s solid win against GWS and notes the slip-ups of some of the other top sides. And the Hot Coales Award goes to…?

Round 16 – Fremantle v Carlton: The King and His Men

It’s always good to get a win, but more so when the acid has been on your club after a disappointing loss. Even better for Josh Coales, with Nat Fyfe well held (by his lofty standards anyway), other players stepped up to fill the breach.

Round 13 – Fremantle v Collingwood: Lucky 7

It’s three generations of the family at a very tight footy match as 13 year old Josh Coales ponders Freo’s lucky number this year. Seven. And who gets the ‘Hot Coales’ Award?

Round 10 – Fremantle v Richmond: Anchors a-weigh

Schoolboy Josh Coales watches the Freo-Tiges match with his extended family and confidence soon turns to disappointment as their Dockers are outplayed on the night. [Nice debut Josh – JTH]