FINDING ways of keeping occupied in isolation can be difficult.

But not when you featured in perhaps modern footy's most defining Grand Final moment, which is being replayed endlessly as part of a series of 'classic encounters' aired across AFL.com.au and multiple television stations.

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That's the situation West Coast's 2018 premiership hero Dom Sheed has found himself in recently.

In among extra cooking, regular exercise routines and a few odd jobs around the house and in the backyard, Sheed has caught glimpses of that memorable Grand Final victory over Collingwood – and his remarkable, last-gasp goal that handed West Coast its fourth flag.

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The winner: Sheed snatches an Eagles victory

West Coast Eagles' Dom Sheed slots the winning goal

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"I did actually watch a bit of it," Sheed told AFL.com.au.

"I'm not someone who watches too much footy, but I've been watching a few of those old games and they've been good to watch."

Prior to being forced into isolation, Sheed played a pivotal role in West Coast's rather strange 27-point victory over Melbourne in round one – winning 22 disposals and kicking two goals in the win.

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Highlights: West Coast v Melbourne

The Eagles and Demons go head to head in round one

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The club's round one side was far improved from the team that bowed out of the finals at the hands of Geelong last season, with the addition of star midfielder Tim Kelly one of the Telstra AFL Trade Period's most high-profile coups.

Kelly gathered 19 disposals and a goal in his West Coast debut, though Sheed doesn't believe his arrival will force much change within an already loaded Eagles midfield group.

"Having him in the team, obviously it looks nice on paper and it was nice having him playing out there in round one," Sheed said.

"But that game style and the way that we want to play hasn't changed over the last couple of years, so it wasn't overly different. But it was nice to have him out there."

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Exciting new Eagle Tim Kelly bursts his way inside 50 and slots his first goal for his new side

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Kelly adds to a West Coast onball brigade that already consisted of Andrew Gaff, Luke Shuey, Elliot Yeo and Sheed himself. It's also one headed by one of the game's most dominant rucks in Nic Naitanui.

It has already seen comparisons drawn with the Eagles' stellar midfield group that claimed the premiership in 2006 – which was led by Chris Judd, Ben Cousins, Daniel Kerr, Andrew Embley and Dean Cox.

Meanwhile, it has been ranked alongside Greater Western Sydney, the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood as one of the best in the League.

But, as for Sheed's own take, the group has a lot to prove throughout the remainder of the 2020 season before it can take that mantle.

"There are a lot of good midfield groups out there," Sheed said.

"With the addition of Tim, we haven't really had the chance to prove ourselves as a midfield group just yet. But hopefully when we start back up, if we put it all together, there's no doubt that I believe we can be up there with the best."

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Sad scenes as AFL hears its final siren for a while

A historic, yet peculiar moment as the AFL season comes to a temporary halt following the contest between the Eagles and the Demons

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West Coast's round one win was the final game of the season so far, played after the League's CEO Gillon McLachlan had announced that competition would be suspended until at least May 31 due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

But, despite the bizarre circumstances that had preceded the match, Sheed does not believe it hampered either side's preparations for the clash.

"It was a bit of a weird feeling, but before we went out to play we knew we'd be going out and playing for four points," Sheed said.

"I don't think the boys' mindset from either team really changed. Both teams still wanted to win and it was still a competitive game."