Storm’s third grand final success in five years by Richard Jones

Bendigo Football League…

StrathstormSTRATHFIELDSAYE unleashed a nine-goal last quarter salvo to sink pre-match favourites Eaglehawk and take out the 2017 BFL grand final. Continue reading


It’s Peel again by Les Everett


The Thunder have done it again. Photos by Les Everett.

AND so Peel have won the WAFL premiership for the second year in a row. Has the AFL alignment created an unstoppable juggernaut? On the evidence of the 2017 grand final, apparently the last to be played at Subiaco Oval, the answer is no. Continue reading

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…


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