The Eagles, Landed


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Image by Lou Healing in Broome


Footy Finals come in September each year

Our West Coast Eagles definitely each earned their rightful place here

Off on their flights to loud applause, mighty cheers

While dedicated fans waiting, patiently in WA, here.


I don’t have a clue how these Ozzie rules footy games play

All I know is that they caused an epic mass riot and wave

The excitement and joy of their connected team spirit

Made even me, want the Eagles team to win it!


Hubby took extra blood pressure tablets that day

Helping to keep his nerves calm, settled and in place

Mr grandson and I tried to have a quiet space

But oh, those loud screams that they … made!


Would the Melbourne Magpies win?

Touch and go, oh, yes? Oh no, hoping not, but what a din.

That is the bonding of sports when it is played

Even I became uplifted by the applause and euphoria that day

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Great Family get togethers, hearing the roars and furore

Sitting patiently for the game, “go, go, go” they all implored

Their cheers and grunts were so hearty and loud

Feeling the exhilaration, the screams of the stadium crowds


Sensing nerves were jangling, tattered and torn

Right to the last minute, intently watching those scores.

Mr grandson and I could no longer bear the raucous at full blare

So he shouted out loudly, “Can you all please be quiet in there?”

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So Mr grandson and I planned to make our great escape,

A little peace and quiet at the park we thought we should take.

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When we returned, tensions were still frazzling high in the air

OMG it was still too much for us both and all to bear!


Each sat, biting their nails, grimaces, sitting side by side

Holding each other’s hands, for most of that stressful time

Eyes on alert, riveted on to the MCG ground

Over in Melbourne, all optimistic, bellowing sounds

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Winning fists punched triumphantly upwards in the air

Go into that next room, hmmm, not sure, if I should dare?

Mass uproar, jubilation and celebrations

Oh boy, oh boy!!! the Eagles had a win, massive joy and elation!!


In the final moments of the game, I dared to venture in,

I had, had no doubt that the Eagles, had, had a mighty win

OMG and now those wild celebrations truly, will begin.


Feeling proud of our Royal Blue and Gold colours,

They’re bringing IT home at last, for their loyal followers.

Loud pitched yells and screams,

Oh WOW, what a champion team!

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Victoria Healing ~ 30.9.2018

The Eagles HAVE landed…


The club has won three AFL Premierships (1992, 1994 & 2006) and played in six AFL Grand Finals.

West Coast boasts a proud tradition of success which can be attributed to its many loyal members and corporate partners.


The club’s current logo features the head of a wedge-tailed eagle  The club’s current and former logos have all incorporated a stylised eagle’s head, always facing east (i.e. towards the right, where east appears on most maps) to represent the eagle eyeing off its prey in the eastern states.[55] :

The club’s official team song is “We’re the Eagles”, composed by Kevin Peek, a former member of the progressive rock band Sky

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