The Curse of the bye

More teams lose the game after the bye than not – but is it as simple as blaming the week’s rest? Cobba Stevens thinks there’s more to it.

AFL Round 14 – West Coast v Essendon: In Jobe we trust

The spirit and fire that the Bombers have shown this year has been outstanding. We can only speculate the outcome of the ASADA investigation, but in the mean time it would be rude not to acknowledge the on-field efforts of the Bombers in the first half of season 2013.

AFL Round 14 – West Coast v Essendon: Let the Eagles fly at Yarraville

Rod Oaten long ago proposed that the Eagles should have been from Yarraville, not West Coast. And he’s no happier with West Coast now, following this week’s performance by supporters and coach.

AFL Round 14 – West Coast v Essendon: Déjà Vu

Jobe Watson’s display against West Coast reminded Sam of a brilliant Hird performance against the same team after a similar week in the spotlight.

AFL Round 14 – West Coast v Essendon: Maintaining the rage

It has been a naufragous week for Peter Baulderstone, and an Annus Naufragous for his West Coast Eagles.

AFL Round 14 – Preview: More footy and less circular discussion about media and PR strategy at Essendon please

Is anyone finding the discussion on Essendon mind-numbing? Let them just get over there and get whipped by the locals. John Harms with some thoughts on a round of matches that look very difficult to pick.