Ryan Daniels: WA footy has once again been treated like the generic, uneaten salad on the side of a pub parmi.
The AFL says the decision not to penalise former Eagle, now Swan Tom Hickey holding the ball in the dying seconds of Thursday night’s clash with Essendon was the right call.
How an AFL player tips the scales will give you a small clue of how he and his team will measure up in the premiership race, writes Kane Cornes.
The Eagles should prepare for a fired up Saints outfit on Saturday after the club received a blast from St Kilda great Nick Riewoldt.
Former West Coast and Claremont forward Alec Waterman will make his AFL debut for Essendon against St Kilda at Marvel Stadium on Saturday.
Having two of the AFL’s current leaders previously playing for the same suburban footy club in the same year isn’t just rare, it is freakish.
Essendon recruit Alec Waterman credits the ability to seize his opportunities in front of goal as one of the most crucial aspects of him earning a second chance at the AFL.
Craig O'Donoghue and Jon Ralph
Two-time Eagles premiership winner Chris Waterman says his son was bed-ridden for 18 months. But he’s confident Alec’s ready for a second chance in the AFL.
Alec Waterman’s bags were packed and his flight back home was locked in. Less than a fortnight ago, it looked like his hopes of getting back onto an AFL list were dashed.
“I had concerns whether they could win it until they got a bona fide All-Australian experienced key forward there.”
The AFL will rebuff a push from Essendon to switch their season opener against Hawthorn from Marvel Stadium to the MCG, meaning Fremantle’s only clash for the year at the ground won’t be moving.
Here’s the moment Alec Waterman found out he’d be a contracted Bomber in 2021.
Former Eagle Alec Waterman is ahead of schedule as he prepares for a likely round one debut for Essendon.
Former Eagle Alec Waterman has reportedly been elevated to Essendon’s senior list following his stunning four-goal performance in last week’s scratch match.
From promising debuts, fresh starts, rookie hopefuls and injuries, plenty happened in the past week of pre-season action as the real stuff gets closer.
‘If it doesn’t happen with Essendon, it may happen with someone else. And if it doesn’t... he’d be happy to be back here in Perth.’
The Herald Sun understands he is certain to be elevated onto the senior list after two injury-hit years at West Coast in 2015-16.
Essendon officials told Alec Waterman last week it had been 15 years since the club had a mid-sized player whose mix of power & creativity could genuinely change matches from a half-forward flank.
Alec Waterman is firming for an AFL lifeline at Essendon after a stunning performance in today’s pre-season scratch match against Carlton at Ikon Park.
Alec Waterman will feature in Essendon’s pre-season scratch match against Carlton on Thursday, behind closed doors at Ikon Park.
Disgraced AFL legend Mark “Bomber” Thompson says being forgiven by his sons was the turning point in his road to redemption.
Essendon have fears over Michael Hurley’s immediate AFL playing future with the key defender struck down by a mysterious infection.
Former Dockers Michael Barlow and Zac Clarke teamed up for a memorable win in the Northern Territory.
Former Essendon coach John Worsfold has laid bare the painstaking concessions the club was forced to make to save the football souls of players left ‘shattered’ by its supplements scandal.
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