2020 AFL preview: West Coast Eagles team guide
West Coast will aim to challenge once more after losing their AFL crown in 2019. Can they win another premiership?
After a stunning premiership victory in 2018, West Coast's title defence came to a halt in the semi-finals against Geelong last season.
But their premiership window appears to remain well and truly open. They have a dangerous forward line, settled defenders and added ex-Geelong star Tim Kelly to their exceptional midfield.
The Eagles have one of the best home ground advantages in the competition in Perth and it would surprise if they weren't challenging for the top four and another crack at the flag in 2020.
How to watch West Coast Eagles AFL matches
When it comes to viewing AFL, Channel 7, Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and the AFL Live Pass are all showing games in 2020. We have put together a complete AFL viewing guide for you which breaks down all the details.
West Coast and Fremantle matches are shown in Western Australia on either 7 or 7mate. But a number of huge matches involving interstate sides – Hawthorn vs Collingwood in round three for example – are not on free-to-air television.
Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports have every game of the home and away season live and Kayo is the most affordable. A Basic subscription starts from $25/month for use on 2 devices. For $35/month you get a Premium subscription and a third screen.
On top of all the AFL action, you get access to more than 50 sports. Kayo also has a 14-day free trial for new users. It also comes with a number of special features. SplitView, No Spoilers and Interactive Stats are just some of the options.
Another viewing option is AFL Live Pass, which is free for Telstra customers. You can also buy a subscription from the App Store or Google Play. Live streaming is limited to a seven-inch display, so you can't watch games on TV, laptop or tablet.
Watch West Coast Eagles matches overseas
If you are out of Australia during the season, you don't need to miss a minute of the AFL action. The Watch AFL app allows you to stream matches with an Internet connection. You can see a guide here on how to stream the 2020 AFL season from overseas.
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When do West Coast Eagles play next?
West Coast fans need to wait until the final game of round one to finally watch the Eagles stretch out their wings in 2020. The Eagles host Melbourne at Optus Stadium at 6:20pm AEDT on Sunday 22 March. The complete AFL draw is here.
|Round||Day||Date||Match||Stadium||Kick-off (AEST)||How to watch|
|Round 1||Sunday||22/3/20||West Coast vs Melbourne||Optus Stadium, WA||6:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 2||Saturday||13/6/20||Gold Coast Suns vs West Coast Eagles||Metricon Stadium, QLD||7:40 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 3||Saturday||20/6/20||Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles||Gabba, QLD||7:40 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 4||Saturday||27/6/20||Port Adelaide vs West Coast Eagles||Metricon Stadium, QLD||1:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 5||Thursday||2/7/20||West Coast Eagles vs Richmond||Metricon Stadium, QLD||7:40 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass, Channel 7|
West Coast Eagles squad
|Player Number||Name||Position||Career Games|
|41||Brendon Ah Chee||Midfield||36|
|10||Jarrod Brander||Defender, Forward||3|
|32||Bailey Williams||Defender, Ruck||0|
West Coast Eagles history
Ever since the Eagles entered the competition in 1987, they have been a force. Reaching their first finals series the following year, they tasted premiership success in 1992 and again in 1994.
With a fanatical following in Western Australia and a talented breeding ground for players, they have some advantages in their favour.
With four premiership flags now in their keeping, the Eagles will be eyeing off a fifth in 2020.
Image source: West Coast Eagles website
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