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

It’s just the Dockers not the end of the world by Les Everett

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Winjingarra Bard Bard. Photos by Les Everett.

In was 22 June, the Dockers were sitting nicely in the eight and about to take on the struggling Demons at the MCG. On ABC Grandstand expert commentators Adam Ramanauskas and Mark Maclure were working themselves into a frenzy about Freo. Continue reading

Goals, hope and the Dockers by Les Everett

A look at 2017…

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FREMANTLE didn’t need this season. With a move to a bigger stadium in 2018 it would have been nice to showcase an attractive young team that makes going to the footy exciting. Instead they got the second lowest scoring team in the AFL, a team that didn’t make it to 10 goals in nine games and scored over 100 points just twice. It was also a team that conceded at least the first three goals of the game nine times. Continue reading