Round 17 – West Coast v Collingwood: One of those wins you’ll always remember

Under the pump, far from home and facing a foe who had their number, Sean Mortell’s Pies had him managing his expectations on Friday night – after a famous victory, his entire weekend had an extra glow!

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.

Round 15 – Hawthorn v West Coast: a true winter’s afternoon of footy

It may have been a day when the warmth of the lounge room beckoned but Tom Harrington went to a wet and soggy MCG to see his Hawks take on the defending premiers. An intriguing match of fluctuating fortunes went down to the wire making Tom’s effort to get there well worthwhile.

Grand Final – Fearless: There’s nothing really left to say

Not since 2010’s drawn Grand Final has the drama been replicated for the game to be of such a high quality and going right down to the wire says Fearless. Saturday’s Grand Final between West Coast and Collingwood was all that. It was a shame that there was a loser but that’s footy.

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]

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – The Year of the Magpie: The Grand Final.

For the last time this season, Cam Hooke casts his eye over Collingwood, and predicts a 17point victory for the Pies on Grand Final Day!

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2018 AFL Finals – The Year of the Magpie

For Cam’s True Believers, their Mighty Magpies are there; in the Finals once again, and for him, it seems a while ago since they were last there.

Round 23- Sal’s preview: And now the end is near….

The curtain is about to fall on the last round of the Home and Away season as Sal presents his thoughts for the upcoming games.

Fearless 2018- Round 20: We’ve got the close one…no we’ve got it…nah..over here

Fearless reports on a monumental Gaffe followed by some excessive commentary as he reviews the Round 20 matches.

Who can challenge Richmond this year?

As the ladder begins to take shape, the form of certain teams highlights the limited amount of outfits capable of taking out the 2018 flag. With Richmond appearing as ominous as ever after a barnstorming run to the top of the ladder, the main question to arise is which teams are actually able to match them and perhaps clinch a premiership off them come Grand Final day. Sean considers the options.

Round 17 preview: It’s not going home! Sal’s picks and musings

The World Cup has destroyed sleep patterns but we are nearly there, although England aren’t – Sal got a bit sick of the “It’s Coming Home”.  They played well but not being able to score in open play was a flaw, being dependent on set pieces is not a complete enough game.  Now for our footy it is on to this week.

Alex Docherty’s 2018 Mid-Year All Australian Team

As we hit the bye rounds, it’s time to think about All Australian contenders. Who would you have in your team?

Round 10: Sal’s thoughts and tips for this week’s footy.

Not much on footy side to consider this week reports Sal especially as most Carlton fans could not face looking at the press.  That being the case Sal’s straight into the prognosis for the forthcoming round.

Round 9 – West Coast v Richmond: The thing about Richmond

‘2018 is an odd year to be a Tigers supporter. We’ve got to negotiate success. It’s a good problem to have, but not one we’d ever really believed we’d have.’ Bede McKenna tries to make sense of losing now that winning has become habit with his Tiges.

Round 9 – West Coast v Richmond: Superheroes League

Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Wolverine got together in Perth on Sunday to overpower the reigning premiers. Peter Baulderstone reports on the feats of this League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Round 7 – West Coast v Port Adelaide: Darling Buds of May

Peter Baulderstone is happy to be proved a moron and a pessimist for predicting his Eagles would be bottom 6. Humble pie never tasted so good; perhaps the Eagle flowers made all the difference?

Round 6: Competition is close with some unpredictable results so far. Sal’s predictions for this weekend. 

Sal laments his team is in the doldrums but for the most part the competition it is pretty close with some unpredictable results.  Some concern though about the lack of scoring and how easy it is to be defensive.  Let’s see what this week brings as Sal presents his predictions.

Round 1 – West Coast v Sydney: What A Ripper!

What a game it was; and definitely a much better start to the year than last year for the Swans reports Daniel Saunders. He is eager for the Swans to bring it on and take it up to Port Adelaide next week! What a ripper this footy season is turning out to be writes Daniel. He is hopeful it makes up for the disappointing summer this year!

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Boots of Spanish Leather

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle celebrate the Eagles nail biting win from a little hacienda on the Spanish north coast.

Round 20 – St Kilda v West Coast: I need a hero

West Coast Eagles stumbled against St Kilda and are now in a log jam for a finals spot. Dave looks to a hero in number 17 to help lift the Eagles to September.