Drawing a Lyon: an annual somewhat hopeful look at Freo by Les Everett

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Ross Lyon at Fremantle Oval prior to the 2013 grand final. Photo by Les Everett.

I almost made a big call on a recent Saturday night. Cold and miserable as I left Perth Stadium half way through the last quarter of the Fremantle-Essendon game I questioned whether I really wanted to do it any more. Watching the Dockers had become a chore. Continue reading

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Lions thump Eagles but what did it mean?

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The view from the couch Subiaco vs West Coast on Ch 7.

Round 16 was the last of the bye weekends in the WAFL with three games played. The most significant result, on the surface, was Subiaco’s thumping win over West Coast. The Eagles were beginning to look a bit scary with wins over East Fremantle (72 points), South Fremantle (22), Peel (48) and West Perth (69) in their last four outings. Continue reading

Search for truth in German epic by Richard Jones

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A look at Never Look Away (M)

As a lover of films depicting actual historical events the latest Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck opus was always going to be on my ‘must-see’ list. After all his epic award-winning story of life for East Germans behind the Berlin wall in the mid-1980s, depicted in The Lives Of Others, was a masterpiece. Continue reading