A Team of Champions without a Premiership

Phil Dimitriadis has come up with another clever composite team, this time it’s his team of premiership-less players. Who can you add to this?

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.

Round 16 – West Coast v Port Adelaide: Dead Parrots

Peter Baulderstone thinks his Eagles recruiting has been diabolical and the team is the slowest in the AFL. He vents with a Monty Python “cruel but fair” take on the team’s consistent lack of second half run.

Round 12 – West Coast v Adelaide: Crows, Can You Feel It?

Like The Fonz, Rulebook finds it hard to admit he’s wrong. He’s overjoyed his pre-season predication of a finals free year for Adelaide is proving to be wr-wr-wr-wrong!

Round 4 – West Coast v Richmond: Oh for a weekend away!

The Tiges are supposed to go alright at Subiaco. But, after this thrashing, John Green is contemplating a weekend break. New Zealand anyone?

Losing isn’t everything for flag-hungry Eagles

Alex Darling goes back through West Coast’s history to explain why he thinks the Eagles will be flying high in 2016.

Grand Final – West Coast v Hawthorn: As good as it gets

Kasey Symons, a West Coast Eagle of Melbourne, managed to secure Grand Final admission. Here she tells a cracking tale of hope, pride, anticipation and loss [Wonderful fan-writing – Ed].

2015 AFL Grand Final – The Final (Ever?) Wrap.

The Wrap draws the curtain on both 2015 and 13 illustrious seasons of output from The Wrapcave. The Wrap looks back on the 2015 Grand Final and, like just about all of us, looks on in awe at the Hawthorn machine. [A lap of the G in the back of a sponsor’s ute on Grand Final day? Say it ‘aint so Wrap!?!? – Ed]

Round 22 – Adelaide v West Coast Eagles: All Played Well

They’re in! With Geelong knocked out of the finals race on Friday evening, there was an extra spring in the step of Crows fans as they headed to Adelaide Oval on Sunday afternoon. No one though, could have predicted the onslaught Adelaide would unleash on the second-placed Eagles in that opening quarter. Rulebook has more…

Round 16 – Preview: Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life

Drawing together all information (including some chest-beating propaganda from a Weagle counterpart), Cam Hooke previews the crucial Collingwood v West Coast clash.

Round 12 – Richmond v West Coast: Bandwagons, ho!

Tigers supporter Callum O’Connor assures us this isn’t a bandwagon piece.

Almanac Discussion: Should a premiership be decided by a con-job?

Thefootybogan discusses the Harvey-Priddis incident and places it into a social, historical, moral context. Should a premiership be decided on such an act? Thought-provoking.

Footy Almanac Podcast Grand Final Edition: Episode 19 – Podcasting Alfresco

Jake Norton of the Wandering Eye and Stone Cold Steve Baker are joined on the deck for a beer, some wine and all things Grand Final by Nick Bowen from AFL.com.au and long-time Almanacker, Chris Bracher

The Hairdressers’ Medal?

salomes looks at another factor that comes into play that umpires seem to consider when voting for best on ground. He also looks at past winners who have similar characteristics.

Crio’s Q: Which is the better prep for a life in elite professional sport?

Crio makes a statement! But there’s a question in there as well as he looks at the career of Matt Priddis and compares it with those TAC players on the pathway. [And he offers his hearty congrats to Matt Priddis – Ed]

Matt Priddis: Last Man Standing

Peter Baulderstone pays tribute to the 2014 Brownlow Medallist Matt Priddis. A triumph for footballers over athletes; work rate over talent; durability over the spectacular; and humility over ego and macho.