Lunch with the Carter family: a footy weekend

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Jason Carter on the scoreboard at Perth Stadium.

I didn’t get to the a WAFL game on the weekend. Instead I was at Perth Stadium for the president’s lunch prior to the meeting between Fremantle and Geelong. 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

WAFL in motion

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Bailey Banfield. Photos by Les Everett.

I’ve been away but the WAFL, to its credit, has continued. There’s a good battle for spots in the five with only the improved East Fremantle and Swan Districts out of the running. The Lions keep winning and are two games ahead of the field in top place. West Coast are beginning to look ominous – in form and poised a game outside the five. They’ll move in with a win over Subiaco on Saturday. And wouldn’t a successful Eagles be great for the comp… Continue reading