I'd like to be a fly on the wall when the Scott brothers, Chris and Brad, get together over Christmas dinner.No one had better mention 'starts'.Over the past weekend the quarter time scoreboard read WA teams 12.11, the Scott Brothers 0.4.Only Edward...September 9, 9:43 pm
It's over, yet it's just starting!That's the way I feel almost every year at this time.Finally the slog makes way for the finals.But what's odd about next week is how, at first glance, all but one result appear to pick themselves.The only troubling ...September 3, 7:50 am
Fair to say Ross Lyon has made his point.The Fremantle Dockers appear more formidable now than ever before.That's not to say they're better than ever before, there have been other, albeit rare, higher highs but there is something special about the ...August 27, 7:03 am
On Channel Seven news last Thursday night I emphasized the importance of Saturday's clash between Carlton and Essendon, suggesting it was the pivotal game to Fremantle's chances of playing in the finals.I went so far as to suggest if the Blues won, ...August 20, 9:37 am
It's been my experience that crazy things happen over the last few rounds of a footy season.Look no further than Snoop Dog, he's changed his name to Snoop Lion. Weird!If I'm making that change I'm thinking Snoop Hawk or Snoop Magpie!But maybe he can...August 13, 10:07 am
West Coast will come face to face with their immediate future on Friday night at Patersons Stadium.If the Eagles are unsuccessful against Geelong a top four finish seems out of reach.Of course, the problems started on Saturday .Fremantle delivered a...August 6, 10:27 am
There is talk of televising the AFL Tribunal next season. I presume live.Is there any mystique left? Why would you bother?Apparently the Fox Footy channel sought permission to cover the Chris Judd hearing but were knocked back. Still, it seems that ...July 30, 8:30 am
West Coast aren't filling their fans with premiership hopes right now.The club has fallen back considerably in the past five weeks.Saturday's loss wasn't horrific but it increases the pressure on a top four finish.And without that, the Eagles cou...July 23, 7:09 am
A miffed Buddy Franklin didn’t stay retired from Twitter for long.He retired last Thursday and by Friday the Hawthorn excitement machine was back tweeting. Well as they say, a day is a long time in football.“Due to popular demand the big boy is back...July 19, 10:21 am
When Chris Judd moved in on Leigh Adams and motioned like a man priming a water pump, Carlton's finals hopes potentially turned to dust.As a result of his actions the dual Brownlow Medallist is on report for misconduct. Perhaps strange contact would...July 16, 6:29 am
For a while yesterday it looked like Gold Coast might be set to break their 20-game losing streak by upsetting the rather subdued reigning premiers.Can you imagine the fall out? Perhaps the Suns would have demanded they all be drug tested!Of course ...July 9, 8:52 am
The second coming of Michael Voss is certainly looking far better than it did a couple of months ago.Voss, who turned his back on an assistant coaching role with West Coast in 2009 for the top job with Brisbane, now appears to have his club back on ...July 2, 9:34 am
Bad news, the guy who invented the TV remote control passed away in the last fortnight.Eugene Polley was 96.He deserves our thanks. Approaching the send half of the AFL season no household in the country will be complete without at least one remote....June 24, 9:14 pm
As I only had the one game to broadcast at the weekend, and that was Friday night, I made a beeline for Lathlain Park, make that Brownes Stadium, on Saturday afternoon to watch West Perth take on the Demons.Sitting in the stand I felt quite nostalgi...June 18, 9:41 am
Australian Hall of Fame legend Kevin Bartlett has been roundly criticised for his suggestion the AFL's interchange system should be scrapped in favour of a six-to-eight-man substitutes bench.Adding to the outcry is the fact KB is a member of the pow...June 11, 10:56 am
I was starting to doubt I'd ever see a double figure goal tally in an AFL game again. More fool me!Out of the blue Jack Riewoldt almost did it on Friday night. Then in Launceston, Buddy Franklin made me doubt myself for ever thinking that way as he ...June 4, 8:53 am
During the past week I wrote a column in The West suggesting the footy folk of Adelaide had rediscovered their love of the Crows and were in the process of installing coach Brenton Sanderson as the city's new resident genius.That plan is now on hold...May 28, 7:51 am
After watching Adelaide for the last two weeks I've got to say they're just so impressive.So much so, on present form they must be counted among the Premiership chances.For those of you who have followed my ramblings in the recent past, you know I...May 21, 7:53 am
Matthew Pavlich yesterday became the first Fremantle player and only the 51st ever in VFL/AFL history to kick 500 goals.Although it didn't need that milestone to confirm his status as the best Docker of all time, it was a nice dollop of cream on the...May 14, 11:03 am
When Mitch Clark skipped Brisbane and appeared determined and certain to play for Fremantle this season I don't remember getting too excited.The deal we were told was "rock solid".The boy from East Fremantle wanted to come home so he could be closer...May 7, 7:24 am
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