Another Freo win and we hear the fans


All eyes on Ebony. All photos by Les Everett.


The Dockers were in complete control but still the feeling of calm satisfaction that had overcome me was surprising. Then I realised the extra element – the sound system was down. No mindless music after home-team goals, no exaltations to MAKE SOME NOISE. Just crowd noise, real footy atmosphere. Continue reading


2018 AFL club champion top 10s


In the season past 19 players won an AFL best and fairest award – there was a dead heat at Collingwood – and 182 finished in the top 10 in their club voting with a triple dead heat for 10th at GWS.

Taking into account there would be maybe 15 West Coast, Collingwood and Richmond players not listed here who had better seasons than many who finished in the top 10 at other clubs, what we have is a list of players who did pretty well in 2018.

Here’s a fairly unreliable statistical look at them. Continue reading

What’s in the WAFL? 2018


Zac Clarke.

The pressure was put on a little earlier this year. Apparently it had something to do with Carlton and Gold Coast being able to recruit mature-age recruits from outside the AFL draft. I think that little window is done and dusted but there’s still been lots of “G’day mate!” and “How’s it goin’ big fella?” calls recently. Continue reading