West Coast Eagles

Glass a smashing recruit for Adelaide

Ronny Lerner   Former West Coast champion Darren Glass has joined Adelaide as an assistant coach.

The eight former West Coast Eagles who won flags at other clubs

Tim Watson, pictured here in 1993 with son and current Essendon skipper Jobe, was on the Eagles' list during the 1992 season.

Brad Elborough   When Matt Spangher held the AFL premiership cup aloft as a Hawthorn player last month, he became just the eighth former West Coast-listed player to do so.

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AFL Trade Period 2014: Levi Greenwood chooses Collingwood on steady second day

Collingwood bound: Levi Greenwood

Daniel Cherny   Out-of-contract North Melbourne midfielder Levi Greenwood choosing Collingwood as his preferred destination was the highlight of a steady day two of AFL trade period.

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Eric Mackenzie edges Brownlow medallist Matt Priddis as top West Coast Eagle

Eric Mackenzie battles with Lance Franklin in 2013.

Matt Priddis bolted home to win this year’s Brownlow Medal but the eye-catching midfielder couldn’t quite win West Coast’s best-and-fairest award.

Eagles' Mackenzie wins best and fairest

West Coast’s Eric Mackenzie has won the John Worsfold Medal.

Brad Elborough   West Coast’s defender Eric Mackenzie came into his own on Friday night when he claimed the John Worsfold Medal.

West Coast Eagles drug dramas caused player group split

Big shoes to fill: Dean Cox will retire from playing at the end of the season to take up an extended coaching role at the Eagles.

Justin Chadwick   Retired West Coast champion Dean Cox suspects at least 10 Eagles players experimented with drugs during the AFL club's infamous fall from grace last decade.

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West Coast confirms delistings for 2014

Jacob Brennan.

Brad Elborough   Three out of four changes to West Coast's list this season have come from its defence.

Americans coming to take Nic Naitanui's record at draft combine

Tall order: Americans Marvin Baynham (left) and Evan Bruinsma flank West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui.

Daniel Cherny   Nic Naitanui is nervous. His AFL draft combine running vertical jump record is in danger.

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Matt Priddis wins Brownlow, not good enough to play for Australia

Brownlow medallist Matt Priddis.

Brad Elborough   Matt Priddis may be the best and fairest player in the AFL in 2014, but he isn't allowed to represent Australia in the International Rules game in Perth later this year.

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Matt Priddis the poster boy for basic hard yakka

Matt Priddis plays with his daughter, Nala, following a press conference at Patersons Stadium on Tuesday.

Brad Elborough   Newly crowned Brownlow medallist Matt Priddis admits that he may not be as naturally talented as some of the other guys plying their trade in the AFL.

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Brownlow Medal 2014: Matt Priddis is living proof of the power of humility

Brownlow Medal winner Matt Priddis with daughter Nala and wife Ashleigh at Patersons Stadium on Tuesday.

Peter Hanlon   It can seem at times like modern AFL football doesn't do humility, and nowhere in an increasingly blocked-out calendar do the howls of "look at me" echo louder than on Brownlow night. Which made Matthew Priddis a winner to savour.

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How the Eagles lost but Priddis won the Brownlow Medal

A kiss for Charlie: Matt Priddis lifts his Brownlow Medal to his lips after the presentation ceremony on Monday night.

Brad Elborough   To win the Brownlow Medal in a team that didn't make the finals, Matt Priddis needed to poll votes in games in which the Eagles lost.

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Eagles coach lauds midfield titan Matt Priddis' Brownlow win

David Mundy of the Dockers tackles Eagle Matt Priddis during the western derby at Patersons Stadium on Sunday.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has laughed off Matt Priddis winning the Brownlow Medal without making the AFL All-Australian team.

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Hits and misses from the 2014 Brownlow Medal count

Matt Priddis of the West Coast Eagles.

Matt Murnane   First thing's first. Whoever gave the direction to Gillon McLachlan to fly through the reading of the votes deserves a medal of their own. The league CEO took the Port Adelaide mantra of "speed kills" and his urgency made the whole presentation of the night far more watchable. The count only gets interesting in the final six rounds, so it makes sense to get to that point as quickly as possible. He then used some strategic pauses to keep the usual drama late in proceedings, and it added to the slick performance. 

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Matt Priddis happy to have won Brownlow outright

A kiss for Charlie: Matt Priddis lifts his Brownlow Medal to his lips after the presentation ceremony on Monday night.

Jesse Hogan   West Coast midfielder Matt Priddis expressed his appreciation on Monday over winning the Brownlow Medal with the most votes, rather than being just the top eligible player, after overhauling Nat Fyfe in the final round of the season.

West Coast's Matt Priddis wins Brownlow Medal

Matt Priddis poses with the 2014 Brownlow Medal after winning the honour on Monday night.

Jesse Hogan   A relentless West Coast midfielder considered good enough to make the All-Australian squad but not great enough to make the final team has won the AFL's highest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal.

Brownlow Medal 2014: Humble Eagle Matt Priddis upsets the fancied runners

Matt Priddis is presented with the 2014 Brownlow Medal by Gary Ablett of the Suns on Monday night.

Peter Hanlon   There had been an expectation that Joel Selwood would lower his head, no-one would jeer, and his reward would be far greater than any routine free kick - former teammate Gary Ablett draping the Brownlow Medal around his neck.

6PR Future Of Footy Forum: even the umpires don't want changes

WA-based AFL umpire Luke Farmer provided a candid insight into life as a whistleblower at Wednesday night's forum.

Simon White   Even those involved in AFL umpiring would like a year or two without change, to let the current rules find solid footing - that was one of the more enlightening revelations at Radio 6PR's Future of Footy Forum on Wednesday night.

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Live coverage: 6PR Future of Footy Forum

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Footy fans have had their say in a 6PR survey - and the resounding response has been that they are concerned about where football is headed. Now it's the turn of some of the most important figures in the WA game to debate the burning issues in the public arena.

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6PR footy survey: MRP a mystery to Peter Bell and Karl Langdon

Dean Cox after being felled by Tyrone Vickery.

Liam Ducey   With a combined 386 games of AFL experience, Radio 6PR presenters Karl Langdon and Peter Bell have seen it all on the football field.

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