As if they hadn’t had enough trouble, West Coast fans heading to work today would have been in for a complete shock when they saw a new billboard in Perth’s CBD s’ pile on the troubled club.
The Eagles cut it to pundits across the country for their dismal start to the 2022 season and now a New Zealand-based tax firm has taken the plunge.
The advert crosses the Mitchell Freeway from the top of a building in St George’s Terrace and was funded by Hnry Tax Practitioners.
This suggests that the company’s services are so easy to use that even struggling Eagles might think about it.
“Makes tax so easy even the West Coast could beat it. Sign up for free today,” the billboard reads.
A photo of the light new ad was submitted and shared by Perth’s satirical Twitter page The Bell Tower Times on Thursday afternoon.
The Eagles players returned to training today for the first time this week after enjoying some downtime before their departure.
The mighty club are 11-1 halfway through the season.
Former Collingwood and Carlton player Dale Thomas slammed the Eagles for their miserable season on radio this week, describing them as easily the worst team in the competition.
“We let West Coast go early on because they actually had reasons rather than excuses (in) COVID, injuries, decimated,” Thomas told Triple M.
“North Melbourne doesn’t have the roster that the West Coast has. The effort and production that West Coast brings in week after week is tasteless. It’s not good enough for the level.
The Eagles are expected to roll a number of experienced players, including forwards Willie Rioli and Liam Ryan, through their WAFL squad against Claremont on Saturday.
They will then face Geelong at Optus Stadium the following week.