Cazalys Stadium is the 21st venue Fremantle will grace in the club’s 26-year history, but which club has visited the most venues in the past nine seasons?
Under-fire Collingwood have put a disastrous end to their time in Western Australia behind them and are already happier on the Gold Coast.
Cairns is set to host an AFL hub, with three games to be played at Cazaly’s Stadium.
AFL players will be able to apply to the league to have ‘unavoidable costs’ such as pets being looked after paid while they are based in Queensland for the rest of the season.
The Queensland Premier has moved to use the extended hub as an ultimatum for grand final rights.
Adam Simpson has emphatically denied his public airing of West Coast’s issues with the Gold Coast hub have had any impact on his team’s form.
What’s gone wrong? It’s hard to put your finger on it. Because outside of having very close to full player availability it seems nothing has gone to plan for West Coast. It bears out in the numbers.
The AFL have been adamant that every team will be on a level playing field this season. After last week’s restriction easing, it means the playing field is no longer even.
Number one draft pick Matt Rowell confirms he’s close to signing a contract extension with Gold Coast after his stunning performance against West Coast earned him a Rising Star nomination.
As the replumbed, rewired, rebooted version of the season unfolds, here are six things I’m keeping an eye on.
‘It has been pretty good, better than what I thought it was going to be,’ Walters.
‘Up until about a few days ago they weren’t coming, so it has been pretty hectic for us having to prepare and get things sorted,’ Kelly said.
Just hours before they fly to the Gold Coast for at least a month West Coast hit the track at Mineral Resources Park for one final light run in WA. Here’s what we saw.
Fremantle will hold their final home training session for a month at their Cockburn base this morning, before flying to their Gold Coast hub tomorrow.
Footy might have done a Liam Ryan double backflip thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Adam Simpson is left with the same problem he had last March.
If Premier Mark McGowan and his advisors don’t budge on their stance, both clubs could be stranded in the Eastern States, with time in a Melbourne hub also a possibility.
Mitchell Woodcock and Adrian Barich
Prized recruit Tim Kelly, ruckman Tom Hickey and forward Liam Ryan are the only players set to take kids in tow for the minimum four-week trip to the Sunshine state.
WA premier Mark McGowan has repeatedly said the hard border arrangements, which have been highly popular among Western Australians, will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
The curtain-raisers come in place of second-team matches, with the AFL banning any listed players from participating in state league competitions due to the risk associated with greater exposure.
Darcy came off second best in a contest on Friday, leaving the ground in the hands of trainers after appearing to cop a knock to the head.
The West Australian Chief Football Writer Mark Duffield and Sunday Times Editor Glen Quartermain today discussed if perhaps the return date is a bit optimistic by the AFL.
Hasleby said Logue had shown signs in pre-season, including holding West Coast spearhead Josh Kennedy to four touches and a goal, that he was ready to stand tall in the role.
Will Schofield? Jesse Hogan? Stephen Hill? Jarrod Cameron? Today’s Duff & Quarters podcast takes a look at the WA players who may or may not travel to the Gold Coast hub.
Western Australian and South Australian AFL clubs are embracing the challenge of being forced to play ’home’ games in Queensland.
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