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

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Lots of Dockers have played in WAFL premierships

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Subiaco’s premiership team in 2004 contained aspiring Dockers David Mundy & Ryan Crowley. Photos by Les Everett.

THERE’S the potential for 17 Fremantle-listed players to add a WAFL premiership to their CVs on Sunday. They won’t be the first. In fact two of Peel’s team have already played in the winning WAFL grand final while on the Fremantle list – Clancee Pearce (Swan Districts, 2010) and Nick Suban (Claremont, 2012). Subiaco coach Jarrad Schofield was on the Fremantle list when he played in a premiership for the Lions in 2006. Continue reading

The trouble with Freo by Les Everett

The Bombers were the latest team sent packing from Subiaco Oval by the Dockers. Fremantle are on top but no one at the Port is getting carried away.

The Bombers were the latest team sent packing from Subiaco Oval by the Dockers. Fremantle are on top but no one at the Port is getting carried away.

The Dockers have won their first six games and sit two games clear on top of the AFL ladder. You’d think there would be a bit of a strut going on around the port city but it’s not quite like that. The fans are doing their share of muttering, some players are dissatisfied and the coaches, as coaches admittedly always do, can see areas for improvement. Continue reading