There were a few positives for West Coast but the mountain they have to climb was exposed on Saturday as plenty more tough nights await, writes Mitchell Woodcock.
MATCH WRAP: Harley Reid’s first match in West Coast colours against an opposition didn’t go to plan, with the top draft pick quiet as Freo’s stars shone in an impressive pre-season display.
West Coast chief executive Don Pyke has opened up on his expectations for the Eagles this season just weeks out from round one.
West Coast are sweating on the availability of ruck recruit Matt Flynn ahead of the season opener, with the big man suffering a hamstring injury barely three weeks out from round one.
Reuben Ginbey’s day ended early to add to West Coast’s injury woes, as some young Dockers staked their claim for senior spots in a big pre-season win. Recap the action here.
West Coast fans will likely have their eyes on one man - but here’s what else the Eagles faithful should be looking for in Saturday’s pre-season derby.
Whether it’s the AFL or WWE or even a swim in the ocean, this weekend promises to be one of the biggest ever for WA sport, writes Craig O’Donoghue.
Noah Long knew being an AFL player wasn’t going to be a walk in the park, but the West Coast youngster says the biggest lesson he’s learnt is that it is a “24/7 job”.
West Coast fans won’t get a first-up look at superstar defender Jeremy McGovern or an important off-season recruit in Saturday's practice match, while Freo have named a strong squad. SEE THE LINE-UPS
AFLW legend Erin Phillips is confident fellow cross-code athlete Verity Simmons will thrive in her switch from netball, backing new West Coast coach Daisy Pearce set to bring the best out of her and the Eagles.
West Coast are closing in on announcing their new list boss, with officials meeting the front runner in Perth on Thursday.
Having been the high-profile public face of a club, Erin Phillips is well qualified to advise Harley Reid how to handle the hype ahead of his first West Coast hit-out against opposition this weekend.
West Coast draftee Clay Hall has opened up on his pre-season injury scare that threatened to derail his maiden season before it had begun.
A chorus of West Coast fans have rejoiced at the possibility of the return to the original song as the new era under chief executive Don Pyke continues to take shape.
West Coast being described as ‘ridiculous and unprofessional’ for dressing up during pre-season shows a lack of understanding for what life is really like as a professional athlete, writes Caitlin Bassett.
West Coast will look to give a glimpse of their new identity and their new superstar when they take on Fremantle in the first test against opposition this pre-season.
West Coast youngster Jai Culley took a significant step in his recovery from a knee injury as the Eagles hit the track on Wednesday. Here’s what we saw at Mineral Resources Park.
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West Coast chief executive Don Pyke has revealed the club is considering changing its song amid pressure from fans on the back of the popular call to bring back the banner, The West can reveal.
West Coast coach Adam Simpson admits the game has moved past the controlled style that won the Eagles a flag back in 2018, with the rebuilding club set to embrace the chaos of modern footy.
Richmond’s national recruiting boss Matt Clarke remains at the top of the list of candidates to fill West Coast‘s vacant list manager role with the club eager to lock in a decision soon.
With less than four weeks until West Coast and Fremantle’s season openers, here’s how their round one line-ups are shaping up based off our reporters’ observations across the pre-season so far.
Veteran Jack Darling is back training with the main group in his return from a hamstring injury sustained in a club simulation match two weeks ago.
West Coast draftee Clay Hall has been cleared of serious injury after scans revealed positive signs but the new Eagle is unlikely to be fit for a round one debut.
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