Having spent many years in WA, Freo is unfortunately the ugly step child of West Australian football. The frothing over WCE in ever WA media outlet is ridiculous, as is the constant sledging of Freo.I can't bring myself to death-ride Port. Non-Victorian clubs often get written off without too much thought and it's good to see them defy the expectations.
I'm enjoying Freo's good form for similar reasons.
WCE loses by 10 goals against a mediocre team - West Australian headline - 'Valiant Eagles go down fighting"
Freo loses by a point in a nail biter against the defending premiers - West Australia headline - 'Lacklustre Dockers lose again'
So I too am cheering for Freo. They rarely get one iota of respect (in WA at least).