Goals, hope and the Dockers by Les Everett

A look at 2017…


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

Peel pressure too much for Lions


Peel captain Gerald Ugle. Photos by Les Everett.

Peel pressure too much for Lions


Peel Thunder have won their first WAFL premiership after a tough grand final at Subiaco Oval on Sunday. Peel were in control from the outset but scored four behinds before Subiaco kicked the first goal of the game through Brad Stevenson. However the Thunder midfield was well on top and by quarter time they’d set up a lead of 24 points. A classical winger’s display by Ed Langdon was the highlight of the first quarter. Continue reading

Lots of Dockers have played in WAFL premierships


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 matter of WAFL alignment by Les Everett


Leaving the field after Peel’s first finals win Fremantle listed players Anthony Morabito (injured), Shane Yarran & Ethan Hughes. Photo by Les Everett.

THE question of what happens to players not selected in the senior team each weekend is one that has exercised the minds of the football department at the Dockers and the Eagles since the beginning. Continue reading