MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Nic Naitanui of the Eagles looks on during the 2018 AFL round 17 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Considering the impact that many thought the Eagles would have on the 2020 finals, a first week exit at the hands of the Pies marred their season.

The Eagles were looking good for most of the season before multiple losses booted them out of the top four and into sudden death territory.

Lucky for Adam Simpson, he still has bounds of quality to play with to have a red hot crack at 2021.



Round 8 vs Collingwood: Although it was a game that the Eagles were expected to win, an 11 goal drubbing of the Pies never loses its shine.

The Pies were severely undermanned, but that didn't stop Josh J. Kennedy kicking seven goals and Tim Kelly playing arguably his best game at West Coast.

AFL Rd 8 - West Coast v Collingwood
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Josh J. Kennedy of the Eagles celebrates a goal during the round 8 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies at Optus Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)