AFL Round One Performance Reviews – Part II

Trevor Kannegiesser runs the ruler over the other half of the competition’s Round 1 performances

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.

Round 16 – Collingwood v West Coast: Aberrations

David Wilson didn’t see this game, Collingwood v West Coast, as he was tied up in Fitzroy (“exactly the right place to be”). [This story appears in the 2015 Footy Almanac – Ed].

Almanac Art: ‘Four of the Best’ by Susan Sutton

‘Four of the Best’ is artist Susan Sutton’s painting depicting the 2015 AFL finals series. It is available for purchase.

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]

2015 Grand Final – Hawthorn v West Coast: They’re the Mighty Flying Hawks

Like ’em and loathe ’em, there is no denying that Clarko and the Hawks are among the greats. [And doesn’t miss the Eagles on his way through, either. – Ed]

Finals Week 3 – The Iliad and the Odyssey

Peter Baulderstone and the Zestok Orao (Avenging Eagle in Croatian) continue their epic European odyssey with a reflection on a weekend where life reflects sports reflects opportunity, chance and achievements (big and small).

Round 23 – West Coast Eagles v St Kilda : Saints safari descends into desolation in the wild wild west but the Best and Fairest has been determined.

Far more than a match report; Jen Muirden’s travel diaries take you through the UAE and culminate at the 2015 Trevor Barker Medal presentation at Crown. Highly recommended!

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Hawthorn: Some things are more important than footy

An important piece of reflective beauty from Matt Quartermaine.

My Friend Flicka

Citrus Bob Utber tries valiantly to keep across three big sporting events from the weekend just past: the Wallabies in their quest for the Bledisloe Cup, Adam Goodes’ return to footy at Geelong and the demise of the Australians at Trent Bridge.

Round 17 – West Coast v Sydney: Icing on the Cake

Peter Baulderstone closed his eyes and blew out all the candles. When he opened them after the fire brigade had left, his Eagles were 9 goal winners over a listless (and Buddyless) Sydney. No prizes for guessing his birthday wish.

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 15 – West Coast v Adelaide: broken but unbowed

There was only ever going to be one outcome on Saturday night as the Crows sought catharthis

Round 12 – Richmond v West Coast: Disposal Efficiency

Chris Daley on his evening at the Tigers v Eagles game with family and friends.

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

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

Round 12 – Richmond v West Coast: Tiger Tiger burning not so bright

Tiger fans headed into Friday night’s clash against the West Coast with high expectations, but as greejoh reports, this Eagles outfit are to be respected and too many Richmond players weren’t at their best.

Round 12 – Richmond v West Coast: Footy in Paris

Paddy Grindlay finds that the “Paris Option” (did he learn it from Hird?) helps him recover more quickly from his Tigers loss to the Eagles.

Round 11- Review: Here cometh the bye

The first of the bye rounds and Fearless has plenty to get his teeth into after some telling results from the weekend.

Round 9 – West Coast v Geelong: Inaccuracy Worked For Once

Geelong loose to West Coast but as Geelong supporter ethanmunro02 discusses, if it wasn’t for West Coast’s inaccuracy it could of been a lot worse for his Cats.