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West Coast to call on another first-gamer

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Brad Elborough   For West Coast fans watching their side play the Brisbane Lions this week, the guy wearing number 36 is Fraser McInnes. Y

WAFL star Fraser McInnes set to join Eagles in Brisbane this week

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Josh Kennedy of the Eagles runs with the ball during the round two AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Carlton Blues at Domain Stadium on April 10, 2015 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Brad Elborough   For West Coast fans watching their side play Brisbane this week, the guy wearing number 36 is Fraser McInnes.

Stakes high for West Coast at the Gabba

The Eagles are looking to rebound against the Lions with a win.

Brad Elborough   The build up to West Coast's clash with Brisbane at the Gabba on Sunday is akin to a World Wrestling Federation bout.

Ex-West Coast Eagle David Wirrpanda apologises for drink driving charge

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Emma Young   Former West Coast Eagles star and political aspirant David Wirrpanda has fronted the media to confess he will face a drink-driving charge after being pulled over by a booze bus on Friday April 10.

Burswood Stadium could get lonely as WA footy fans go missing

Fans rarely fill Perth's current footy stadium in Subiaco, so how will the new stadium at Burswood fare?

Brad Elborough   The state is preparing for a new 60,000 seat stadium at Burswood, yet Domain Stadium rarely sees an audience greater than 40,000.

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Nic Naitanui: West Coast Eagles racial abuse probe after Western Derby

West Coast's Nic Naitanui was allegedly racially abused during Sunday's Western Derby.

West Coast says the fan who allegedly racially abused ruckman Nic Naitanui during Sunday's Western Derby should be banned for life if found guilty of the offence.

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'It's only been three rounds': West Coast Eagle Andrew Gaff

West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff.

Brad Elborough   ​West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff has warned against writing off the Eagles as finals contenders after just three rounds of football and a smashing at the hands of cross-town rivals, Fremantle.

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AFL 101: three things we worked out from round three

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Staff writers    The Dockers gave the Eagles a derby touch-up, Nic Naitanui finally took a mark, Port Adelaide and Geelong got off the mark and GWS remains in the eight after three outings. Our crack (pot) panel reassembles to run the rule over all the happenings from round three of the 2015 AFL season.

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McGovern loss a tall problem to overcome

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Brad Elborough   Losing Jeremy McGovern to a knee injury, for the next couple of weeks at least, is like rubbing salt into the wound ripped open by a sixth consecutive Western Derby loss to Fremantle on Sunday.

Impressive Dockers take points

On its way: Nathan Fyfe looks to handball while being tackled by Matt Rosa.

Brad Elborough   Fremantle's 30-point win over West Coast at Domain Stadium on Sunday was much more impressive than the final margin suggests.

Live: Eagles v Dockers

Nathan Fyfe of the Dockers gathers a low ball before Dom Sheed of the Eagles has a chance to do so.

Follow the derby action live as Fremantle go head-to-head with West Coast.

Western Derby XLI: is it just another AFL game?

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  Michael Embley of the Eagles wrestles with Steven Dodd of the Dockers during the round three "Western Derby" AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers at Subiaco Oval on April 09, 2005 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Michael Embley;Steven Dodd

Brad Elborough   Is there still a hype surrounding the Western Derby, or is it just another game of football?

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WAtoday.com.au Friday Sports Forecast - April 17, 2015

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David Prestipino & Simon White   We're back for the second Friday Forecast ahead of a glorious western derby weekend.

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Eagles dominate numbers game

Top shelf: Nic Naitanui will be  one of five top-10 draft picks in the Eagles team this week.

Brad Elborough, Perth   West Coast's team for Sunday's western derby will boast eight more round-one draft picks than their opponents Fremantle, including two more from the top 10.

Western Derby: Ross Lyon wary of West Coast midfield

Nic Naitanui, Chris Mayne, Lee Spurr and Chris Masten will be in the thick of it on Sunday.

Brad Elborough   Ross Lyon says West Coast's midfield is full of talent and they should not be discounted as a threat just because a couple of their key defenders have been sidelined for the season.

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West Coast should be favourites in the Western Derby if you look at previous draft picks.

Brad Elborough   The potential of Fremantle and West Coast's respective line-ups for this weekend's Western Derby show the Eagles as firm favourites.

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Western Derby: Eagles not frustrated by recent losses

Shannon Hurn says his side's recent poor record in derbies won't be a distraction.

West Coast aren't frustrated by their lack of recent success against Fremantle, but they've set their sights on regaining their status as derby masters.

AFL 101: three things we worked out from round two

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Staff writers   We're a fortnight into the AFL season and two of the top five spots of the ladder are taken up by...GWS and the Western Bulldogs! Meanwhile, Port Adelaid and Geelong are still chasing their first wins. Our crack (pot) panel reassembles to run the rule over all the happenings from round two.

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Judd says confusion the reason for 'tainted' flag label

Ben Cousins and Chris Judd celebrate the 2006 flag.

Daniel Cherny   West Coast 2006 premiership captain and now Carlton veteran Chris Judd says he believes people who label the Eagles’ 2006 flag as “tainted” are confusing illicit drugs with performance-enhancing substances.