Round 12 – West Coast v Hawthorn: Ryan keeps flyin’ and a defender kicking goals

There’s not much to cheer about in Melbourne’s iso-winter but Cathi Johnston found a tonic when her Eagles took on the Hawks in the battle of the winged predators.

AFL post-season: Who is ready for a superdraft?

Waiting for something to happen in trade period? Still don’t understand how the draft rates the comparative worth of players? Prior to last year’s draft, Dave Brown tried to make sense of how it all works.

Round 20 – Carlton v West Coast: Eagles show Blues what’s required

John Butler muses on caretaker coaches, before recounting a high standard game that left Carlton with a clear indication of where they stand.

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 – West Coast v Collingwood: The biggest show in town

Eagles fan Dave and his sister Andy relive the passion and the joy of winning a premiership.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Pressure

We all know Old Dog loves footy and has a great eye and feel for it. When it’s Grand Final time he sets himself for a big performance. So when it’s an epic Grand Final he does it justice. “To watch the 2018 Grand Final,” he writes, “was a thing from Heaven.” [Do yourself a favour – JTH]

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.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Decisions, decisions

The decisions made in the split seconds of the game sometimes make all the difference. Les Everett takes a look at the decisions a few key players made in Saturday’s Grand Final as well as the decisions made during their careers that contributed to their chance to play on the game’s biggest stage.

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]

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: McGovern, Vardy, Ryan, Sheed.

Paddy Grindlay writes with tremendous energy to capture a classic grand final and West Coast premiership, with a special nod to the match-winning sequence.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: The Circle is Unbroken

Peter Baulderstone on the Grand Final. For the faitfhful – of all faiths.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Footy was the real winner

Daniel Saunders is still at high school. He barracks for the Swans- and the game. In this report of the Grand Final he poses the question: after that gripping match who could possibly be thinking of 6-6-6 and 18-metre goalsquares? [Nice piece Daniel and have a great trip – JTH]

Rounds 1 and 2 – Fearless: I’m back!

Fearless is back! Read his wrap up of Rounds 1 and 2 right here!

WAFL Grand Final – Peel v Subiaco: It’s Peel again

Peel Thunder overcame Subiaco Lions with a sixteen point victory to claim the 2017 WAFL Premiership. Les Everett watched on as Subiaco’s inaccuracy cost them the cup in the farewell to Subiaco Oval.

WAFL – Preliminary Final: Subiaco v South Fremantle – Another grand final for Subi

Subiaco bounced back from a fast start by South Fremantle to win their preliminary final by 32 points. Subi take on reigning premiers Peel Thunder next weekend in the WAFL Grand Final.

WAFL Round 20: Fast starts splutter out

It was an odd week in the WAFL with promising first quarter leads all resulting in losses. Les Everett assesses the results and what it means for the finals.

WAFL Round 18: Thunder mirror Dockers in strange WA footy week

Fremantle Dockers had a topsy turvy sort of week with the bad Derby loss to West Coast but managed to re-sign Fyfe for a few years. Round 18 of the WAFL also took place as finals draw closer.

WAFL Round 13: Another Subi Statement and a Sharks win at last

“The trip from Fremantle to Joondalup is one of the most daunting in the WAFL – I get lost every time I go there” Les Everett on Round 13 (and some cracking photos too).

Issues for Royals and a reminder for Tigers by Les Everett

Les reviews Round 5 in the WAFL, and wonders at the relevance of the East Perth FC.