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  1. Dylan82

    Preview West Coast Eagles Season 2020 Mega-Preview

    Season 2019 So here we are as supporters in a summer of discontent. Nothing can escape the reality that a premiership defence resulted in a sixth-place finish, with three of the last four matches being losses. With a slim advantage and the season on the line, a limp final quarter of a...
  2. Dylan82

    Analysis Winning the Premiership from 5th - How it can be done

    Seven quarters. That is how 1st becomes 5th. From being inside touching distance of repeat premierships to now facing a challenge that surpasses all others. In order to retain the premiership, the team must now win three away matches in three weeks, a feat no team has managed in more than...
  3. Dylan82

    Analysis The Case for Plan B and how it can be done

    This is an issue that I have reflected upon for some time now, often with unease. That the team were able to win the premiership through the utility of a singular methodology, without deviation, speaks volumes of both the robustness of the method and quality of players executing it. This...
  4. Dylan82

    Resource 2020 Squad Selection & Ratings

    Squad selection and ratings sheet updated for 2020 season. Use the following link to access the live sheet: 2020 WCE Squad Selection & Ratings This sheet will continue to be updated after each round of the season.
  5. Dylan82

    Opinion The Definitive Foley vs Valente Thread

    Pick #31 vs Pick #32. It is without question that comparison will be made between the two; especially considering we passed over Valente twice. Valente is a natural leader and MVP of dominant team from the U18 Championships. Foley is worker who was passed on everyone in 2017. Valente is...
  6. Dylan82

    Strategy An Unfortunate Opportunity - The Case for Playing a Single Ruckman

    So harsh winter has blown a very cold wind our way. Less than four months after his return from an ACL injury, it has been confirmed Naitanui has suffered the same injury in his other knee. The most influential player in the team (and arguably the entire competition), losing his impact places...
  7. Dylan82

    Analysis Assessing the Midfield

    The midfield is without doubt the most contentious area of the current squad and often seen as the greatest point of weakness in the team. But what do the numbers actually say? Here follows some simple quantitative analysis regarding the midfield with respect to the rest of the competition...
  8. Dylan82

    Strategy Do we play Naitanui in the Semi Final?

    I'm surprised no-one has posted this already. It's time to pull the trigger on this. If we are in the business of winning premierships and our most influential player has been in full training for almost a month - get him in. If you query what his influence might be, this is the average...
  9. Dylan82

    Resource West Coast Team Selection Worksheet

    I have seen around a few of the threads people either asking about or trying to fabricate a worksheet in excel for the purpose of identifying team selection. As it happens, I have developed such a worksheet as a tool in my coaching and after a few relatively simple changes it has been...
  10. Dylan82

    Analysis These Violent Delights have Violent Ends - Tactical Mayhem and Sacred Cows

    After an extended hiatus comes the next article in this pre-season series; a voyage through the tactical depths with disturbing implications that raise questions of the coaching and selection panel. I’ve come to believe this article is cursed and almost gave up on writing it altogether...
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    Analysis Chicken McNuggets, Destroyed Houses and the Importance of Chris Masten

    Ah preseason; it was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. A time when every player has infinite ceilings and supporter optimism borders on neurological dysfunction. Where the background music at training or choice of subway sub becomes a point of intense debate for weeks on end...
  12. Dylan82

    Ultimate AFL Fixture Guide - Season 2016 Release

    The 2016 Season release is finally here! Better yet, due to the ongoing fire sale of the economy whilst our "honest" representatives fiddle playing pin the dildo on the ideological butt-pirate, I’ve had more time to put this year’s edition together whilst still getting paid – thanks guys...
  13. Dylan82

    2010: Who is to blame and how can it be turned around?

    First up I’ll warn you all that this is a long post... We are all disappointed, angry and frustrated. So many expectations were held prior to this season and yet it is already over only one quarter the way in. Most alarmingly the overall performance of the team has declined from last year...
  14. Dylan82

    Review Round 1 Report - Brisbane Lions @ Gabba, 27/03/2010

    Match Report: Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles, Season 2010, Round 1. Venue: Gabba Date: 27/03/2010 Déjà vu. That is the easiest way to sum things up. The exact same Saturday last year we played at the same time, in the same place, against the same opposition and received the same...
  15. Dylan82

    Gball - A partnership between Google and Sherrin

    Came across this, looks interesting... http://www.google.com.au/intl/en/gball/ "Introducing the gBall™ This weekend around the country, the gBall(BETA) will change Australian rules football as we know it. Building on our core strength in search, Google was approached by a...
  16. Dylan82

    Round 1 Report - Brisbane Lions @ Gabba, 28/03/2009

    Match Report: Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles, Season 2009, Round 1. Venue: Gabba Date: 28/03/2009 I guess I’ll use some of my post-game emotions as a basis to begin a review of this match against the Lions. Still even today I’m feeling a bit “grey” as it were about the final...
  17. Dylan82

    Round 5: West Coast vs Port: Predictions

    Teams that finished 2nd and 3rd at the end of the regular season last year, now find themselves with a combined 1-7 coming into this match with their seasons on the line already. Thoughts on the outcome? (Currently I am thinking Port will come out on top by about a 3 goal margin...
  18. Dylan82

    Breaking News: Cousins in Hospital...

    http://news.theage.com.au/ben-cousins-admitted-to-hospital/20080401-22tz.html
  19. Dylan82

    Crows Result: An Inconvenient Truth

    Today's result shows an insight to what may end up being a somewhat disappointing season. Enough of the tubthumping about being ok without Cousins and Judd - let's get to the honest truth; our midfield is slow this year and lacks skill in its disposal. Each of Embley, Steglein, Braun and...
  20. Dylan82

    Just Man Up FFS!!!

    Somebody in our forward line please be accountable! There is no point in having players up forward if they are just going to let their opponents run off them and get over 30 possessions each, setting up wave after wave of attack that our defense just can't handle. The guys up front look...

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