MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: The Eagles look dejected after losing the round two AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 3, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

A lot has been made of West Coast’s away record lately, but is it as bad as it is being made out to be?

The Eagles’ away record under coach Adam Simpson, who took over in 2014, is far from disgraceful.

Under Simpson, West Coast has won 11, lost 11 and had one draw away from home.

However, when broken down, it is not good reading for last year’s grand finalists.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: The Eagles look dejected after losing the round two AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 3, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 03: The Eagles look dejected after losing the round two AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 3, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Against top eight sides, West Coast’s away record under Simpson is far worse.

The Eagles have just one win and nine losses against top eight teams on the road.

They face another tough challenge this week, when they travel to Kardinia Park to take on Geelong, who have a menacing record at the Cattery.

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The CatsĀ have won 55 of their last 60 games at Simonds Stadium, dating back to 2008 and have only conceded over 100 points on four occasions in that time period, losing two of those matches.

West Coast’s last win at Kardinia Park was all the way back in 2006, when the Eagles came back from 54 points down at the 18 minute mark of the third quarter to record an incredible three point win.