Rolling Thunder roaring Lion: WAFL grand final preview by Les Everett

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RECENTLY I spoke to a former AFL player, one who played at two clubs. I asked whether he aligns himself with one of them now. He said he’d become something of a footy agnostic, still loving the game but unaligned. Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s late in life Indian enchantment by Richard Jones

A look at Victoria & Abdul (PG)

abdulMOST of us who have studied history either as an academic pursuit or as a hobby in later life reckon we know a fair bit about Queen Victoria’s reign.


After all she was on the throne for 64 years with her titles ranging from Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Empress of India so there’s plenty to study.
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Another grand final for Subi

WAFL preliminary final…

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South’s Marlion Pickett is tackled by Subi’s Scott Hancock while Lachlan Delahunty provides support and umpire Kyal Horsely makes his decision (the real umpire said, “Give it to me.”).

SOUTH FREMANTLE scored the first three goals of the WAFL preliminary final and for a while it seemed their slick ball movement had Subiaco rattled. The Lions steadied mid-way through the quarter and two goals by small forward Liam Baker eased them back into the contest. Subiaco scored six goals to one in the second quarter and never gave up control of the game. Continue reading

More than an oval by Chris Egan

Book review – Goodbye Leederville Oval…

GoodbyeDr Kieran James’ book – Goodbye Leederville Oval is a unique and credible insight into Perth’s sporting culture. It covers three major themes – the fluidity of Perth’s sporting culture, the pain of transition in Australia of sports moving from semi-professional to professional pathways and one that is currently being further examined across the state. What is it to be a Western Australian? Continue reading