So it’s the Lions and the Falcons

LoureyAs we pondered at the start of the finals about who would meet Subiaco in the big one West Perth wasn’t at front of mind. The Falcons slipped right out of mind after South Fremantle beat them by 98 points in the qualifying final. Continue reading

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It’s not about the Demons in the WAFL

WAFL round 20

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Subiaco’s Max Walters. Photos by Les Everett.

I left home at half time of the Cats-Dockers game at Kardinia Park to walk to East Fremantle Oval. A lot of gardening and odd-jobbing was going on. Continue reading

Another grand final for Subi

WAFL preliminary final…

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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

What might come out of the WAFL by Les Everett

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Subi’s Liam Ryan gives them the slip. All photos by Les Everett

The 2016 WAFL season was historic with Peel winning their first premiership. That result, or more accurately, the make-up of Peel’s grand final team is likely to lead to changes in the eligibility of AFL-listed players in WAFL finals. But that’s another discussion.

Right now AFL clubs will be thinking about the WAFL for another reason – the possibility of extracting readymade gems from this potentially rich recruiting ground. Continue reading