Normally around this time of the year I can let you know what I’ve let the AFL recruiters know about the riches in the WAFL – Kelly, Broad, Ryan, Baker, Pickett, Menegola, that kind of thing – 2020 was a bit different, maybe you noticed.
Remember all those WAFL final four shaping scenarios we suggested last week? Well they all happened. Continue reading
It was a round that promised and teased but when the dust settled we were left with a top four that looks very familiar.
The big news out of the WAFL this week is that the grand final will be played at Fremantle Oval. It’s a good decision. There’s every chance South Fremantle will be in it, Freo is the kind of place you can wander into after the game to celebrate and it’s walking distance from my place. These were the factors I considered before making the announcement. Continue reading
Sunny skies at Fremantle Oval. A beautiful day for the football and the meeting of the top two teams. But it wasn’t so beautiful after all. The strong breeze to the prison end wasn’t a nice straight-down-the-guts variety so the teams employed the age-old tactic of playing the dead flank. Continue reading
Six days before the AFL grand final thrashing there was another lop-sided decider. The scoreline was similar and the margin greater in the WAFL grand final. Like the vanquished Giants, the WAFL runners-up South Fremantle managed just three goals for the game and were out of the contest before half time. Continue reading
After three WAFL preliminary final losses South Fremantle have finally earned a place in the grand final. Continue reading
The funny thing about the finals matches played in the WAFL over the weekend was the winners dominated play but just fell over the line. Continue reading
WAFL round 18… and a bit of PFL… Continue reading
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