It is a measure of both his struggles to break into the team and his struggles with his own body that Matt Taberner will play his 100th game on Sunday in Fremantle’s 186th match since he made his debut in 2013.
It’s a cruel irony for Stephen Hill that his man’s body has been unable to do what his boy’s body could.
Liam Duggan hasn’t had a September off since being drafted into the AFL, and it’s a thought he doesn’t want to contemplate as the Eagles get drawn into a dog fight for the bottom spots in the top eight.
More than 15 years - and 326 games - after Fremantle won for the first time at Launceston, David Mundy finally got to sing the song down there.
It might have been Nat Fyfe’s day, but he wouldn’t have begrudged David Mundy doing the honours as Fremantle brought up a rare and cherished century.
Nat Fyfe is a self-described introvert who lives his life as one of the highest-profile faces in the State. And now he reaches an important milestone more than a decade in the making.
West Coast defender Brad Sheppard has detailed his injury scare at training on Thursday, while a forward has been ruled out for the rest of the regular season.
When you’ve traded away your first-round draft pick for three seasons in a row, including selling the farm for Tim Kelly, purgatory is not where you want to be.
Not for the first time at the MCG, Fremantle’s poor finishing came back to haunt them as the dominant Dockers fell agonisingly short against Carlton on Saturday night.
Once a mid-season bye staple, State of Origin football looks as far away as it’s ever been as the AFL’s priorities shift toward protecting its core product amid COVID-19.
Since breaking his leg for the first time in round nine, 2016, injury-cursed Alex Pearce has played just 34 of 109 games, including missing entire seasons in 2017 and 2020.
West Coast utility Oscar Allen could be asked to return to his former back-up ruck role in his 50th game, after big man Bailey Williams became the latest Eagle to go down with injury.
Collingwood’s move on Nathan Buckley means that theoretical has suddenly become very real. Because the Magpies loom as Lyon’s best chance of coaching again.
The million-dollar question is whether Saturday night’s spectacular Dreamtime showcase can be replicated in any way. Or, like with the Sorrento Seal, are the memories all we will be left with?
Jack Darling is confident West Coast’s makeshift forward line still boasts enough strike power to get the job done against Carlton tomorrow.
Dreamtime will be showtime for Richmond megastar Dustin Martin, who will play in front of a full house for the first time since before the global pandemic began.
Holding football’s major Indigenous showpiece on Noongar land will be an entirely authentic celebration. In fact, there’s no better place for it.
West Coast utility Oscar Allen says he’s glad his new deal does not make him a $1m-a-year player, because that pressure could prove too hard to live up to.
Alec Waterman will make a triumphant return to Perth after being retained by Essendon, but his homecoming will be bittersweet after the Eagles dropped his brother Jake.
West Coast have confirmed the board has decided to ‘continue to support’ troublesome forward Willie Rioli, who has returned to Perth from the Northern Territory.
West Coast forward Jake Waterman says Saturday night’s clash with Essendon will be ‘bigger than football’ for the famous WA family, should he and brother Alec both earn selection.
The battle pitted experience versus youth and reputation versus a youngster who wasn’t daunted by it.
Lance Franklin put on a stunning sequel to rival his 2018 original as he returned to Optus Stadium, but it was another superstar in Nat Fyfe who sealed the win.
Elliot Yeo’s long-time teammate Andrew Gaff has paid tribute to his resilience and perseverance through a nightmare battle with the dreaded osteitis pubis, ahead of Yeo’s comeback in the WAFL today.
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