Sep 18, 2018
Scientists discover mysterious ‘Western Australian’ club in AFL finals
Scientists at the CSIRO have detected a mysterious Western Australia based Australian Rules Club, dubbed ‘The West Coast Eagles’ in the AFL finals.
CSIRO Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley said the club was detected using the most sensitive equipment available on the East Coast.
“This is a surprising result. It has taken some painstaking work and will be a shock to many people.”
The announcement has been met with scepticism in Melbourne where the hypothesis that there are clubs existing outside of Victoria is considered a fringe theory.
Dr Foley said the club was currently utterly undetectable in Melbourne.
“It may be a shock, but the existence of an AFL club outside of Victoria and operating in the AFL Finals has now been conclusively proved.”
“It certainly opens up the possibility that there may be other clubs outside of Victoria.”
Collingwood fan Dennis Thompson said he was only just coming to terms with evolution and germ theory.
“I guess you can prove anything with science and I tend to prefer to believe in what I can see with my own eyes, and I’ve seen no evidence of a Western Australian club in the finals. Go Pies!”
While the discovery has been met with scepticism in Victoria, in Western Australia it’s come as no surprise.
“Of course, there’s a Western Australian based team in the finals,” said Eagles fan Tamara Borthwick.
“They're playing someone this weekend. I can’t remember who. Let me look in The West. Hang on; I’m looking, just flicking through the 17 pages on the Eagles… oh, it doesn’t say.”
Dr Foley said the study found no evidence of a second AFL club in Western Australia.
“We detected a signal close to an AFL club, but it fell short of the full requirements.”
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