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Title: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on March 27, 2015, 01:19:46 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-03-27/something-to-prove

Chris Masten says his teammates have not been disheartened by the results of a captains’ poll which revealed that just one AFL skipper across the competition expects West Coast to make finals this season.

The midfielder is happy to start the 2015 campaign with something to prove.

“I think we probably are a little bit underrated, but I think that sits well with us,” Masten said.

“We’ve got something to prove and hopefully we can.

“Everyone’s got their own opinion and if no one rates us on the outside, that doesn’t change a thing inside our doors.

“We know what we’re about, we know what we’re aiming towards and we know what we’ve been working hard for.

“We’re not here just to rock up and make up the numbers, we want to have a really good crack.”

Sharrod's pre-season exceptional: Simpson

The loss of the team’s no.1 defender in Eric Mackenzie may have lowered the expectations of critics across the board, but Masten is confident in the ability of his teammates to fill the void.

“We still rock up with six backmen and they’ve got six forwards,” Masten said.

“It’s pretty bad losing one of your best players, and he was the best and fairest last year, but we’ve got plenty of blokes that can step up and fill his shoes and hopefully hold up.

“[Eric’s] been in the last couple of days and he’s in good spirits. It’s obviously a pretty tough year ahead for him, but he’s a ripper fella and he’ll get through it.”

As well as being impressed by a number of the club’s new recruits in Liam Duggan, Jackson Nelson and Tom Lamb, Masten also expects second-year midfielder Dom Sheed to have a big impact in 2015.

Sheed played 10 games in his first season as an Eagle, but was listed as a substitute for five of those matches, and Masten has noted his strong progress over the summer.

“He’s been fantastic,” Masten said.

“He’s really stepped up this year and I think the coaches have ridden him really hard and it’s come out really well for him because he’s playing fantastic footy at the minute and I think he’ll have a really good year.

“I expect him to be there most of the year in the guts and having a really good season because his pre-season has been exceptional.”
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on March 27, 2015, 05:36:18 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-03-27/round-one-awaits

The enthusiasm on the track was palpable. The players know the preliminaries are over and they’re starting to get excited. Round one is only a week away.

Aside from those players who will use this weekend as an opportunity to shine in the WAFL and push claims for a spot in the AFL season opener, the rest of the West Coast players will have a weekend off to recharge and reinvigorate.

And they attacked their final training session ahead of the weekly routine, which will dominate their lives for the next six months, with undeniable relish.

They were sharp, vibrant and generally upbeat in a solid hit out at Domain Stadium late in the morning.

GALLERY: Catch all the action from today's training session

The ball whizzed around the ground like a pinball, bouncing from target to target with great energy and purpose. After the necessary evil of playing matches that do nothing other than prepare their bodies for the physical demands of elite football, they are ready for the real deal.

They want to play for premiership points and it has been a long wait. Now that wait is almost over.

A game against the Western Bulldogs in the evening of Easter Saturday awaits and while that is still nine days away, the players know that when they clock on for business on Monday morning it’s ‘game on.’

No more of this dancing with your sister nonsense, it’s time to play for keeps. That’s what motivates these athletes through the arduous summer preparation and they can now put into practice the things they have been focussing on so meticulously.

This time next week, the 22 players who have earned the right to carry the blue and yellow flag into battle will board a Virgin Australia flight to the first of 22 assignments aimed at creating another chapter in the respected history of this club.

http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/gallery/2015-03-27/ready-for-round-one
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on March 30, 2015, 02:51:52 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-03-30/ready-to-debut

WEST Coast draftees Liam Duggan, Tom Lamb and Jackson Nelson could all make their AFL debuts in the first month of the season, according to Eagles coach Adam Simpson.

Just one of the Eagles' 2013 draftees, Dom Sheed, played last season but the 2014 group has made a significant impression since arriving at the club.

Lamb and Nelson have played every game in the pre-season and both will be strongly considered for a round one debut against the Western Bulldogs.

Duggan played limited minutes against Port Adelaide in the NAB Challenge and missed the other matches but was impressive for East Perth in his first WAFL match last week.

He racked up 22 disposals and two goals to be close to best afield in East Perth's win over Swan Districts on Saturday.

Simpson said all three were likely to debut within the first month of the season although their round one prospects remain unknown.

"We haven't made a decision (about round one), but they'll play senior football at some stage," Simpson told AFL.com.au.

"Whether it's round one, that's not the be all and end all. But the fact is that both of those kids (Lamb and Nelson) have played every game of the pre-season.

"Liam Duggan performed well at East Perth on the weekend. So we can see at least three potential first-gamers in the next month or so, safe to say."

While it may appear that critical injuries to Eric Mackenzie and Jack Darling and the retirement of Beau Waters have forced the Eagles' hand in turning to youth, the reality is the club is in a development phase of sorts.

It's difficult for an Eagles coach to tell an expectant fan base that is the case.

West Coast fans expect the team to play finals year in year out because they don't know any different.

The Eagles have failed to play finals only nine times in 28 seasons and have never gone longer than three years without an appearance in September.

That leaves Simpson in the unenviable position of trying to embrace that expectation while quietly developing a young list.

"We like to think we're building," Simpson said.

"Through good development with our players and coaches we'll give ourselves every chance to hopefully play finals football.

"Expectations are always there and especially within our club. That's OK. We'll embrace that. We won't die wondering."

Many were critical of the Eagles' lack of involvement in the trade and free agency period last year after missing the finals by one game.

But the since the beginning of 2013 the club has lost six premiership players to retirement. Only Sam Butler remains from the 2006 premiership team.

The Eagles have the seventh-youngest list in the AFL.

"What we're trying to do with our build and our list is we want to build from within," Simpson said.

"So we drafted Liam Duggan and will try and get him up and about. That takes a bit longer but we're going down that path at the moment."

Simpson has also surrounded himself with a young coaching staff, which is in a development phase along with the playing group.

But despite the relative inexperience of his squad and his coaching staff, Simpson holds the same expectations of his group as the fans do.

West Coast faltered in the key moments against top-eight sides last year and he said his players must learn from those experiences.

"I thought there were times last year, and our players have admitted too, that we didn't stand up for long enough," Simpson said.

"We've done a lot of work on that over the pre-season and yes the players have put on a bit of size and strength but that doesn't mean were going to be better.

"It's just they give themselves a good opportunity. We've trained a lot of skill over pre-season as well. It's whether you can do these things under pressure is the next step."

The Eagles' first challenge will be against the competition's fourth-youngest team, the Western Bulldogs, at Etihad Stadium next Saturday night.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: tbagrocks on March 30, 2015, 02:57:20 PM
Makes no bluddy sense! Sheed was the player of the U18 Champs but hardly gets a look? Now suddenly the new crop are in line?

Well Duggan would be a likely SUB and how the fritz would you play those guys before Dom Sheed anyway? Sheed plays and isn't sub is what I read out of this, or has the world gone mad?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on March 31, 2015, 04:25:05 PM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-03-31/eagles-mark-ellis-an-x

XAVIER Ellis has been ruled out of West Coast's round one clash with the Western Bulldogs, but Mitch Brown and Will Schofield should be available if they get through training this week.

Both Ellis and Brown injured hamstrings against Port Adelaide in the NAB Challenge clash on March 8.

Brown completed his rehab program last week and should be ready to go, but West Coast physiotherapist Paul Tucker told the Eagles’ website on Tuesday that the club was being more cautious with Ellis.

"He (Ellis) has been in rehab for the last few weeks like Browny, but we're probably taking a slightly more conservative approach with Xavier," Tucker said.

"He will join main training next week and hopefully be available going into round two."

Ellis completed some running during the Eagles' light skills session at Domain Stadium on Monday afternoon and appeared to be moving reasonably well.   

Will Schofield injured his ankle earlier in the pre-season and missed all three NAB Challenge matches. But he has re-joined main training this week and is expected to be available for selection to face the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

There was also some positive news on Mark Hutchings and Jack Darling. Both have been in long-term rehab over the summer.

Hutchings has returned to full training following ongoing problems with his groin.

Darling is still on track for a possible return to the senior side in round five or six. Tucker said the forward was still a couple of weeks away from joining main training as he continued his slow recovery from a foot stress fracture.

But Darling was out on Domain Stadium on Monday. He worked away from the main group doing some low intensity leading, marking and kicking.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson told AFL.com.au last week that the Eagles could have up-to three debutants in the first month with Tom Lamb, Jackson Nelson and Liam Duggan all in contention to play as early as this week.

Lamb and Nelson played every pre-season game for West Coast.

Duggan has played the first two matches of the WAFL season for East Perth and has been very impressive. The first-round draft pick gathered 22 disposals and kicked two goals for the Royals last Saturday.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on March 31, 2015, 04:26:22 PM
I think it is possible we will see Lamb and Nelson this weekend
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 01, 2015, 01:31:13 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-01/were-not-built-around-one-player-simpson

West Coast Eagles Senior Coach Adam Simpson says his side’s ambitions in 2015 remain the same despite the loss of key backman Eric Mackenzie.

Speaking on Channel Seven on Monday night, Simpson was asked by Sports Presenter Basil Zempilas if he downgraded his expectations following the loss of Mackenzie, his response was emphatic.

“Of course I didn’t,” said Simpson.

“We’re not built around one player, it doesn’t worry me at all what people think about us and where we may or may not finish.

“All we’re worried about is round one.”

In exciting news for the football club, Simpson suggested there could be some potential debutants on Saturday night.

“We may have one or two; it’s really exciting for the club and what we’re building towards,” he said.

“It’s probably come a little bit quicker than we thought with the guys we drafted, but they’re definitely available in selection.”

Bolstering the club’s defensive stocks will be the availability of key defenders Mitch Brown and Will Schofield, who are both on the return from injuries.

“They’ll both be available, unfortunately we haven’t had all of them playing together,” Simpson said.

“We’ve been working on a few things, but we’ll get some talls back this week.”
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 02, 2015, 02:13:56 PM
West Coast Eagles ‏@WestCoastEagles  28s28 seconds ago
"Lamb & Nelson will play." Adam Simpson reveals two debutants for Saturday's game! #goeagles
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Nige on April 02, 2015, 02:19:11 PM
Nelson the likely sub?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 02, 2015, 02:21:32 PM
What do we make of this?
West Coast Eagles ‏@WestCoastEagles  4m4 minutes ago
"We haven't replaced Coxy on our list, so all three of our ruckmen will have to step up this season." -AS

I think we will see some rotation of the rucks going by that.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on April 02, 2015, 10:01:43 PM
Maybe he was just motivating Sinclair and Lycett, I can't see NN getting rested more than once or twice. Unless we have a shower year and he gets pulled with a few rounds to go
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 04, 2015, 11:06:05 AM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-04-04/swings-of-an-eagle

YOUNG West Coast forward Jeremy McGovern could start the season in defence against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night to cover the loss of key talls Eric Mackenzie and Will Schofield.

The Eagles are set to come up against a tall Bulldogs forward line that will include Tom Boyd (200cm), Jack Redpath (194cm), Jake Stringer (192cm) and Stewart Crameri (190cm).

McGovern (195cm), who has spent the majority of the pre-season training in defence, shapes as the man to swing back in the absence of Mackenzie (knee) and Schofield, who will play in the WAFL after recovering from an ankle injury. 

Match preview: Western Bulldogs v West Coast   

"He becomes a very important player and it's a little bit determined by what the opposition are doing with the height of their forward line," assistant coach Justin Longmuir told AFL.com.au.

"It's pretty handy having a 13-game player who can play forward and back.

"He's done a lot of his pre-season back. We've got a dual-role program for guys that are flexible where we try and rotate them through those roles in match simulation as much as possible.

"He's done probably 80 per cent of his work with the backline this year."

Aside from McGovern, who has been named at full-back, the Eagles have only named Mitch Brown as a recognised tall defender for their season opener at Etihad Stadium.

Longmuir said the team would be on guard for the Bulldogs looking to exploit any height advantage they may have.     

"They've had a pretty tall forward line over the pre-season with Redpath and Boyd down there at times," he said.   

"Crameri's a flexible player, so he could play wing or half-forward.

"But they've got some big guys down there, so we'll have to be on guard for the long balls inside 50."

Schofield, whose only pre-season game was against the Indigenous All Stars, was close to selection but didn't have the match practice to walk straight in, according to Longmuir.

At the other end of the ground, first-year forward Tom Lamb will get his chance to impress after playing all three NAB Challenge games, filling the void left by Jack Darling (foot).

"He'll play a number of roles in the forward line," Longmuir said as the Eagles had a light training run at Junction Oval on Saturday.   

"He probably hasn't got the physical capabilities of 'JD' (Darling) just yet, but his work rate is phenomenal and the attitude he brings to each training session has got him to this point."

Defender Jackson Nelson will also make his debut for West Coast on Saturday night, while former Carlton midfielder Kane Lucas has been elevated from the rookie list and travelled as the emergency.


Is a big ask for Jezza this week,I'm sure he will be up for the task tho
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on April 04, 2015, 09:39:40 PM

Is a big ask for Jezza this week,I'm sure he will be up for the task tho

What a champ :)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 04, 2015, 09:42:11 PM

Is a big ask for Jezza this week,I'm sure he will be up for the task tho

What a champ :)

I know was bloody awesome
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 05, 2015, 12:19:22 AM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-04-04/knee-fears-for-brown-

ADAM Simpson says West Coast has to "find a way" to cope with a depleted backline after he all-but confirmed Mitch Brown would be sidelined for the rest of the season due to a knee injury.

The Eagles are "99 per cent" sure the 195cm backman damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in an innocuous marking contest during the first quarter of their 10-point round one loss to the Western Bulldogs.

If confirmed, Brown will have to undergo his second left knee reconstruction.

The 26-year-old missed the entire 2008 campaign after a pre-season incident, and his latest injury comes after reigning club champion Eric Mackenzie ruptured his ACL during the NAB Challenge.

The injured defenders leave massive holes in West Coast's backline, with the Eagles having to rely heavily on second-year swingman Jeremy McGovern against the Dogs.

The 22-year-old stood up and restricted high-priced Dogs recruit Tom Boyd (one goal), while also collecting 26 touches and taking 12 marks – five contested.

McGovern should be helped by the inclusion of Will Schofield (ankle) to face Carlton on Friday night after the 196cm defender played for WAFL affiliate East Perth on Good Friday.

But the Eagles' key defensive stocks are now threadbare, with Simpson admitting the club's developing youngsters aren't ready to play at AFL level.

"We've just got to find a way. It's round one. Just as we were working through the 'Ezy' situation – the Eric situation – now we've got to work through Browny," he said.

"We've got to see what stocks we've got left and move on.

"There's some developing key defenders that we're working through, but they're probably not ready.

"Will will fill the void, I'm assuming next week, but like I said we've got to find a way."

Five talking points: Western Bulldogs v West Coast

Despite losing Brown early, Simpson refused to blame the injury for the Eagles' narrow defeat.

"We had to change a few things, there's no doubt … but I think it would be doing the Bulldogs a disservice to say the reason we lost was because we lost Brown," he said.

"I thought they clearly held up for longer than we did. Tackles (74-93) we got blown away, clearances (33-49) blown away. The game was played in their half.

"I thought our defenders actually defended pretty well. It was just the supply and the lack of it up the other end."

Simpson praised McGovern and small forward Jamie Cripps (five goals), but was disappointed with the Eagles' midfield, which was soundly beaten by the Dogs.

West Coast leaked 17 more inside 50s and was beaten at the clearances despite winning hit-outs 47-36.

"Really disappointing because we had patches where we were good, but not for long enough," Simpson said.

"Until we do that it will be a 50-50 call on supply and then result. They know that, we've been working on it a lot.

"We're still a young developing list but there's got to be a time where we actually step up and take some accountability."
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 05, 2015, 01:42:27 AM
So, 2016 could be cool.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on April 05, 2015, 06:30:34 AM
So, 2016 could be cool.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on April 05, 2015, 09:26:08 AM
In Gov we trust!!

Who the hell are we gonna play if the up coming rookie aren't ready? Rosa? haha he is bigger than people think :) If Lamb can learn to be a defender he might keep his spot when Darling returns  :P

But in all seriousness as important as Hurn is as a rebounder, surely he will be playing more lock down roles now.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 05, 2015, 09:35:35 AM
I have no idea who we play,we probably should not have delisted all those defenders,then we wouldn't be stuck.
Not sure how tall Barass is he is a defender but is still developing,as is Powell.
Maybe we need to upgrade Brophy he sounds like he is going well at East Perth down in defence but also still developing.
As brilliant as Jezza was last night,we just can't rely on him every week to do that,he was absolutely stuffed and sore by the end of the match last night,he needs some help,hopefully Schoey is back next week he was apparently close to playing this week.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on April 05, 2015, 09:57:11 AM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-04/royals-show-class

"Will Schofield, in his first hitout for six weeks, worked his way into the game despite restricted game time and looked good, particularly in the second half."

Sounds like he could probably do with another WAFL hit out. Though we might not have that luxury because I bet Casboult doesn't get left out next week, the Blues will be looking to stretch us.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on April 05, 2015, 11:04:02 AM
Schofield and Bennell need to come in

Butler, Schofield, Bennell
Hurn, McGovern, Ellis

That's about the best we can do I think
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: eg6914 on April 05, 2015, 11:07:38 AM
Schofield and Bennell need to come in

Butler, Schofield, Bennell
Hurn, McGovern, Ellis

That's about the best we can do I think
Still have no key defenders on the interchange :(
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 05, 2015, 11:47:22 AM
Sign me up lads, I played key back once
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on April 05, 2015, 12:26:08 PM
Sign me up lads, I played key back once
There's an idea :) My nickname isn't Gigantor for nothing! When do we play Sydney?? I'll take Buddy  :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on April 06, 2015, 07:04:16 PM
All I know is Tom Swift > Dom Sheed. flowering hack!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 07, 2015, 07:14:33 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-07/hopes-not-lost-simpson

Adam Simpson says it is the midfield, not the backline, that requires his focus in the lead up to Friday night’s clash with Carlton.

Scans yesterday revealed that Mitch Brown will require a second knee reconstruction on his left knee after it buckled during the first quarter of the Bulldogs clash in round one, and the 26-year-old looks likely to join fellow defender Eric Mackenzie on the sidelines for the remainder of the year.

Backline will hold up: Kennedy

Despite the absence of two key players in the back half, Simpson told 6PR on Monday night that it is the midfielders who need to stand up.

“Obviously we lost Brownie early on, but to be honest I thought our backs held up pretty well over the weekend,” Simpson said.

“There was probably a little bit too much supply for our liking and we just didn’t get it done in the midfield.

“It was disappointing to lose Brownie - I think it was our second ACL in four games which is not very common - but having said that, I thought our midfield didn’t turn up on the weekend.”

Simpson was satisfied with the way the backline operated against the Bulldogs last Saturday night and is confident that he has the players to step up and fill the void left by Mackenzie and Brown.

“There’s no doubt we’ve been challenged in that area, but hope’s not lost,” Simpson said.

“It’s round one, we’ve got an opportunity to develop some players in positions where perhaps they haven’t trained in over the pre-season, but I still think we’ve got the nucleus there to be really competitive down back.

“For instance, Elliot Yeo has been playing back for a couple of weeks and I like the way he goes about it and how he competes.

“Will Schofield will more than likely come back this week. We’ve got [Jeremy] McGovern who I think is really starting to blossom into a really solid, consistent player.

“Shannon Hurn can play tall, so we’ll keep looking at opportunities to develop but also backing the guys we’ve got down there at the moment.”

Schofield and Xavier Ellis are likely inclusions to face Carlton on Friday night at Domain Stadium.

The issue with Shannon Hurn playing a lock-down defensive post is the Eagles lose arguably their best attacking weapon.

Hurn had 16 disposals in the first half against the Bulldogs and his elite kicking sliced the opposition open at times. Liam Picken played on Hurn as a defensive forward in the second half and the Eagles' skipper had just six touches after half-time.

Beyond the current back six, which already includes 14-gamer McGovern, a debutant in Jackson Nelson, and two utilities in Yeo and Matt Rosa, the Eagles have very little stocks in reserve.

Jamie Bennell played well in the WAFL on the weekend and may come into calculations if Hurn's role is redefined.

Brant Colledge (192cm, 91kg) and Simon Tunbridge (191cm, 93kg) are strong midfielders who can also play forward, but both could be turned into makeshift defenders if need be.

Tom Barrass (194cm, 88kg), Dylan Main (189cm, 82cm) and rookie Rowen Powell (193cm, 88kg) were all drafted in 2013 and all can play defensive roles, but the trio are currently playing WAFL reserves for East Perth and none are close to playing AFL football at the moment. Barrass and Powell have had significant injury issues since they were drafted.

Rookie Corey Adamson, a former baseballer, is also being developed as a defender, but he too is playing WAFL reserves.

Irish rookie Paddy Brophy has impressed with his competitiveness throughout the pre-season and has started well for East Perth. It would be a big gamble to elevate him, but at 190cm and 87kg he can fight out of his weight division and has exceptional pace.

West Coast will kick off round two with a Friday night blockbuster against Carlton at Domain Stadium.

Simpson said the players were looking forward to running out in front of their home crowd for the first time this season.

“No one wants to finish round one with a loss and you get a chance to respond on a Friday night and we can’t wait,” Simpson said.

“Home crowd, Friday night, you don’t get too many of those games. We’ve got to move on really quick and make sure it’s an event not a pattern on the weekend.”

Click on the link below to listen to Adam Simpson’s full interview with 6PR.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 09, 2015, 04:35:09 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-09/duggan-to-debut

The West Coast Eagles will again take a youthful mix into tomorrow night’s clash with Carlton at Domain stadium with Liam Duggan set to make his AFL debut.

Duggan, who was selected with the club’s first pick in last year’s draft, has impressed everyone at the club since arriving, with his classy skills, work rate and leadership evident from day one.

Duggan’s debut follows in the path of fellow 2014 draftees Tom Lamb and Jackson Nelson, who made their senior debuts last week against the Bulldogs.

Match preview: Eagles v Blues

Speaking to Eagle Eye TV, Duggan was clearly buoyant after receiving the news.

“Super excited,” he said.

“I found out today that I’ll be playing tomorrow night and I’m really looking forward to it.

"Under lights here with a home crowd, I just can’t wait.

“Simmo brought me into his office and just said ‘You’re going to debut’, it was just like that.

“Obviously you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face and then the boys were told in the lecture theatre that I was debuting.

“It was just a really good feeling.”
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on April 09, 2015, 04:37:47 PM
Duggan in for Sheed?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 09, 2015, 04:38:19 PM
Duggan in for Sheed?

I think so
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 09, 2015, 07:11:17 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-09/another-debut

he West Coast Eagles will unveil another member of its 2014 draft intake with classy midfielder Liam Duggan poised to make his debut against Carlton tomorrow night.

Duggan, the club’s first selection at pick 11, probably would have played sooner had he not rolled an ankle as the pre-season matches approached, but has excelled in two games with East Perth and deserves an opportunity.

He comes into the 22-man team with defender Will Schofield, utility player Simon Tunbridge and defender Jamie Bennell.

TEAM: Click here for the full line-up

That quartet comes into the team at the expense of Mitch Brown (knee), Sam Butler (adductor) and Scott Selwood (ankle). Another of the youngsters, Tom Lamb, who made his debut last week against the Western Bulldogs has been omitted.

Duggan, adept off both sides of his body, is a product of the Western Jets and can fill a variety of roles – through the midfield, up forward or across half-back.

Last week it was Lamb and defender Jackson Nelson, who holds his place, who were teenagers injected into the cut and thrust of the AFL against the Western Bulldogs.

Bennell played at wing and half-back for East Perth last Friday against Subiaco and had 25 touches, while Tunbridge was strong in the contest, laying eight tackles and Schofield was a natural replacement for his close mate, Mitch Brown.

Brown’s season came to a halt just 15 minutes into the season when his left knee buckled in a routine chase for the ball at Etihad Stadium. He will have a second reconstruction on the left knee, following a similar procedure in 2008.

Selwood, who spent much of last season on the sidelines, did not recover sufficiently from the six-day break following the first-up game against the Bulldogs again suffering soreness in an ankle.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on April 10, 2015, 10:55:01 AM
So same ankle?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 10, 2015, 11:37:25 AM
So same ankle?

Yup, so flowered. I reckon we write-off Darling and Scooter for the year, get their bodies 500% right for next season and ensure this shower never happens again.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 12, 2015, 10:42:43 AM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-11/simmo

DAM Simpson didn't even know Josh Kennedy had kicked 10 goals against Carlton, as the coach was more focused on his team's midfield performance.

Kennedy kicked his ninth goal after the three-quarter-time siren and his 10th early in the last quarter but Simpson was more interested in the supply his midfielders gave to the power forward in the Eagles' 69-point win over the Blues, after a dismal midfield showing against the Western Bulldogs.

"I didn't even know," Simpson said.

"I just wanted to get it in there. Last week we had 40 inside 50s. We think if we can give our forwards a good opportunity then they'll get to work. The most important thing is getting it in there."

Simpson was nonetheless pleased with his vice-captain's performance. He revealed that Kennedy had added some size over the summer to help maintain his strength in one-on-one battles longer in games.

"He's put on some size," Simpson said.

"He looks stronger for longer now in games. He didn't come off today, and in the last minute he was trying to chase down small defenders.

"I'm not surprised. I'm happy he's kicked 10. But I don't expect him to kick 10 every week."

Aside from Kennedy's haul and the dominance of the Eagles midfield, the move of Matt Rosa to tag Chris Judd after quarter-time was a masterstroke.

Judd had 12 possessions in the first term and the Blues led by 12 points, but after quarter-time, Rosa held Judd to just seven touches and the Blues kicked only three more goals for the match.

Simpson said the Eagles had planned for Rosa to fill that role in the absence of Scott Selwood and Mark Hutchings.

"There weren’t too many others to go with Juddy," Simpson said.

"We didn't start with a run-with player at the start of the game.

"We gave Rosa the challenge. We gave him a few goes at it pre-season just in case Selwood or Hutchings weren't playing. He did the job really well so we're really pleased with that."

Selwood was withdrawn on Thursday after experiencing soreness in his troublesome ankle. Simpson said the soreness was in a different part of the ankle that has been operated on twice, but the midfielder is in doubt to face Fremantle next week.

"It's the same ankle he hurt last year but it's a different area," Simpson said.

"We're hoping it's not too long. But it'll be touch and go next week."

Simon Tunbridge injured his ankle in the win but Simpson did not know the extent of the injury.

The Eagles have nine days to recover before facing Fremantle in the first Western Derby of the year next Sunday at Domain Stadium.

Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on April 12, 2015, 12:41:21 PM
Well done on Friday boys, your pressure and your kids played very very well. Carlton were dead after half time and stopped running but it was still positive signs from your young group.

And JJK... wow
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 12, 2015, 01:35:12 PM
Rosa a tagger? Interesting. I mean hes got great athletic ability and he's super versatile. I don't mind it!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on April 12, 2015, 01:38:44 PM
Rosa a tagger? Interesting. I mean hes got great athletic ability and he's super versatile. I don't mind it!
You should hate it!

AVXs...
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 12, 2015, 03:02:26 PM
Rosa a tagger? Interesting. I mean hes got great athletic ability and he's super versatile. I don't mind it!
You should hate it!

AVXs...

And EXV :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 12, 2015, 03:06:14 PM
He still scored reasonably well tho,I have him in BXV and will take the score he got considering he was tagging
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 13, 2015, 11:55:05 AM
He still scored reasonably well tho,I have him in BXV and will take the score he got considering he was tagging

Decent in SC, showere in DT.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 13, 2015, 08:32:04 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-13/press-conference-qa-hurn

Shannon obviously a big week, I imagine you saw Freo yesterday they were pretty impressive weren’t they?

Yes I watched bits of them yesterday and they certainly played quite good footy. They play consistent footy over the period of the game and their first two games this year have been quite impressive.

Are they better than last year do you think?

It’s always really hard to tell this early in the year, but it certainly looks like they’ve improved. But everyone tries to improve every year; they are one of the clubs that has improved this year.

Is it a bit scary coming up against their midfield? Fyfe yesterday, Mundy had 39 touches…

It’s just going to be a great challenge. They did, they certainly played well and their best players play well, that’s why they’re such a good side. I certainly think we can handle that; it’ll be a good challenge as I said before, their contested ball is excellent. So we want to play against good teams and see how we go and it’s something we’ll look forward to this week.

Does your recent record against Freo frustrate the players a little bit?

Every team we play we want to win. So certainly I suppose for the fans they enjoy the bragging rights for the year, but it doesn’t frustrate us. We go out to win every game regardless of who it is, it’s just the fact that Fremantle have been a good side the past few years, and we just haven’t been able to match it with them for the whole game.

You talk about being well equipped to deal with their pressure- what do you think is different that makes you better equipped than in the past?

I just think over the years players have matured more, our pre-season has been quite good, but we understand about the game. Everyone that’s practised and practised over this year has been about contested ball, how you use it, your decision making and I think every team does that. Wee been fortunate enough to face the Western Bulldogs, and certainly Carlton were good there for a period, I think we can handle it.

How did you guys recover from Friday night? Simon (Tunbridge) has a slight ankle tweak how’s he going?

We’ll have to see how it goes on the weekend, but I don’t think it’s great. I think it’s just going to be a rolled ankle hopefully, but it’ll tell how we go back to the club today.

How’s Scotty (Selwood) going?

His ankle is just a bit sore, pulled up from the Bulldogs game. He’ll be monitored this week and hopefully get up, if not, hopefully it’s only a couple of weeks after that.

Any other concerns?

No there’s not.

Matty Rosa was brilliant against Juddy on the weekend, Freo’s midfield yesterday were amazing can you see him getting another role this weekend?

Possibly, as I said before Fyfe, Mundy, Barlow, Hill are all good players, then they have other players that can pop up and do a good job. There will be a player we’ll probably put time into, who that’ll be we’ll find out later this week.

You said they’re so consistent and so well structured- do you almost need to throw a curve ball in there to catch them off-guard?

No, see I don’t think you need to play tricks, I don’t think tricks really win you games and certainly finals they don’t win. We’ll be about what we’ve done last year, what we’ve worked on this pre-season and the first two games which is about playing four quarters of consistent effort. Trying to get the ball going our way and using it, and then making the most of your opportunities.

Seems like they’ve given you a bit of extra attention in the last couple of derbies, are you expecting the same?

Look mate, it’s something you always take into consideration when you go into the game. Whether or not they do, it’s not really an issue, we’ll prepare either way. But they’re such a good forward line, and they work really well together as a team, I don’t think they need to do that too much.

Because you’re not getting a hard tag every week, is it hard to adjust when you do?

It’s just learning to adapt, it’s just learning to adapt in the game. Different sides go man-on-man, zones, so as a team you have to adapt and as an individual you have to adapt. So that’s something I’ve been working on for the past few years.

Josh Kennedy been up and about the last couple of days after his big haul?

He’s been quite excited. It’s obviously pleasing, it just shows his work rate and he gets that reward. It’s what we keep trying to mention to everyone in the team, especially the forwards, you keep working. So ‘Crippsy’ (Jamie Cripps) kicked five the week before, just from hard work, so the harder you work the luckier you do get. It’s just been lucky for Josh he got on the end of 10 on the weekend.

Nic’s (Naitanui) form has been very, very good in the first two weeks- how important is his match up with him and Sandilands on the weekend?

Midfield matchups, doesn’t matter what competition you’re in playing country or AFL, they’re always important. Rucks can give you the first look at it; we know Sandilands is such a dominant player with his hit-outs, but I think Nic and Scotty Lycett have been going quite well the last couple of weeks. We’ll look for them to continue to compete, as long as they do that they’ll be in with a good chance.

Sandilands dominates most people, but Nic’s leaping ability means he’s one of the players who can actually get up there and compete with him?

Certainly he can, everyone has their different strengths and they play to them, and Nic’s is jumping. So if he can get in a bit of a jump, hopefully he can get up there and reach that high as Aaron (Sandilands) can, we’ll look at that. We might have to read his taps, but also keep working together for what Nic does.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on April 14, 2015, 09:11:03 AM
Darling inching closer

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-04-13/darling-inches-closer

WEST Coast key forward Jack Darling could be available for selection in three weeks, coach Adam Simpson says.

Darling has been undergoing a painfully slow rehabilitation from a foot stress fracture he suffered in round 23 last year.

The 22-year-old has scarcely trained over the pre-season and been held back as the Eagles try to ensure the bone in his foot heals properly before he returns to play.

Darling was out on Domain Stadium on Monday afternoon as the Eagles went through a very light stationary skills sessions. The key forward trained away from the main group at the Subiaco end of the ground.

He went through a serious of leads and marks at a lower intensity with several changes of direction involved. He also practised goalkicking from various spots on the ground.

Simpson would not normally appear on the track at a stationary skills session but came out from his office to see how Darling was progressing and he told 6PR on Monday night he was encouraged by what he saw.

"He's still running off his own program but he's running and he's kicking and he's probably just about ready to come into skills next week," Simpson said.

"So I would've thought he probably needs another two or three weeks of training and get that base up, and then hopefully we've got a decision to make whether we bring him straight back in or we get him through at a lower level.

"At the moment he's tracking exactly where we want him to in terms of his progress.

"There hasn't been any hiccups for probably two months now. So fingers crossed on that one."

Simpson was a little less optimistic about Scott Selwood's chances of playing against Fremantle on Sunday. The Eagles' vice-captain missed the win over Carlton last Friday due to soreness in his ankle and Simpson said he is in doubt.

"We'll find out probably later in the week," Simpson said.

"He'll be touch and go. Fingers crossed, he's responded pretty well. It's just a delicate area his foot. He's come off a couple of operations over the break, albeit it's a different area around his ankle, it's still around that area.

"So we're really cautious and we won't be taking any risks if he's not right."
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 15, 2015, 02:35:35 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-15/wafl-return-on-the-cards

Forwards coach Justin Longmuir has flagged the possibility of Jack Darling returning to football through the WAFL.

The key forward is recovering from a stress fracture in his foot and could return to full training in as little as two weeks, aiming to make himself available for selection a fortnight later.

Although Darling was unable to train during this year’s pre-season, Longmuir said there was also a chance the 22-yaer-old could come in as a substitute player while the coaches manage his workload.

“He’s played a lot of footy and he’s naturally a really fit player, but we don’t want to throw him into the deep end,” Longmuir told SportFM on Wednesday morning.

“We might have to see how we’re going as a team and how many soldiers we have left and he could come on as a sub player.

“He’s that type of player who can have an impact as a sub because he’s got high speed obviously do some damage in short periods of time.”

With the focus shifting quickly from Friday night’s win over Carlton to this weekend’s clash with the Dockers, Longmuir said West Coast would be concentrating on Fremantle’s “scary” midfield.

“They’re just an outstanding side across the board,” Longmuir said.

“If you just look at the raw numbers, it’s quite scary. The two teams they’ve beaten this year have been touted for top four as well, and they made pretty light work of Geelong on the weekend.

“I think the game will be won and lost in the midfield and I thought our midfield after quarter-time on the weekend really clicked.

“I think our barometer is Nic [Naitanui], and Scotty Lycett really put in a good performance on the weekend after not being so great the week before that.

“More than likely, it’ll come down to the ruck battle, so hopefully [ruck coach Dean] Coxy can put his head into the computer and come up with a strategy against [Aaron] Sandilands.”
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 15, 2015, 02:46:04 PM
WHATEVER YOU DO WEST COAST DON'T MISMANAGE HIM LIKE YOU HAVE DONE WITH SCOOTER.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 15, 2015, 02:56:19 PM
WHATEVER YOU DO WEST COAST DON'T MISMANAGE HIM LIKE YOU HAVE DONE WITH SCOOTER.

You tell them LE hahaha
But yeah they need to make sure he is fully fit before playing him and a few WAFL games wouldn't hurt.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 15, 2015, 03:06:02 PM
Haha I'm still showerty about it :p

Yeah I agree, make sure he's 200%.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 15, 2015, 09:44:01 PM
I really think Colledge deserves a run,he is dominating in the WAFL and I think we could really use his bigger body in our mids
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Big Mac on April 16, 2015, 06:13:46 PM
No Lamb  :(
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 16, 2015, 06:21:12 PM
No Lamb  :(

No
But Colledge named hope he makes the cut now
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: DALBS on April 18, 2015, 07:31:33 AM
I'm playing in the curtain raiser before the Derby tomorrow for Rockingham Rams. We start at 12.15pm. I can't wait. It's like a dream come true. We get to watch the Eagles game afterwards too.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Big Mac on April 18, 2015, 07:36:55 AM
I'm playing in the curtain raiser before the Derby tomorrow for Rockingham Rams. We start at 12.15pm. I can't wait. It's like a dream come true. We get to watch the Eagles game afterwards too.

Sounds like fun mate good luck  :)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on April 18, 2015, 07:40:12 AM
I'm playing in the curtain raiser before the Derby tomorrow for Rockingham Rams. We start at 12.15pm. I can't wait. It's like a dream come true. We get to watch the Eagles game afterwards too.

Awesome mate, good luck! :)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: DALBS on April 18, 2015, 08:08:36 AM
Cheers guys, I'll need it.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on April 18, 2015, 09:02:33 AM
I'm playing in the curtain raiser before the Derby tomorrow for Rockingham Rams. We start at 12.15pm. I can't wait. It's like a dream come true. We get to watch the Eagles game afterwards too.
Nice work mate. Towards the end of the game is the best as some of the crowd start rolling in early for the Eagles
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: DALBS on April 19, 2015, 07:25:05 AM
I'm playing in the curtain raiser before the Derby tomorrow for Rockingham Rams. We start at 12.15pm. I can't wait. It's like a dream come true. We get to watch the Eagles game afterwards too.
Nice work mate. Towards the end of the game is the best as some of the crowd start rolling in early for the Eagles

I hope so, I've told everyone I know to be there to hurl abuse at me, I'll just love the occasion to be honest.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 19, 2015, 09:10:12 PM
How'd it go man?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: valkorum on April 20, 2015, 11:36:53 AM
How did it go Dalbs.  I played in a curtain raiser 2 seasons ago (rd 4 Freo v Bombers).  It's an amazing experience that I will never forget.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 20, 2015, 05:51:32 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-20/colledge-earns-top-marks

Strong-bodied midfielder Brant Colledge continues to press for a recall to elite football with another stand-out display for East Perth at Medibank Stadium on Saturday.

Colledge, 20, was initially recruited to the club as a key forward, but has been transformed into a midfielder over the past 18 months, racking up big numbers for the third successive game when the Royals started well before falling away against Peel.

At 192cm and 90kg, he has the physical attributes required and will certainly be discussed at match committee this week as the club seeks to put out a team capable of winning against Brisbane at the Gabba on Sunday.

Against Peel, Colledge had 38 possessions and kicked two goals, offering a strong presence when pushing into the forward half. Had he executed his shots on a goal a little more clinically, he could easily have had four goals against his name.

Debutant Tom Barrass, whose entry to senior football at East Perth has been stymied by injury in the last two years, made an eye-catching introduction, taking nine marks and using the ball efficiently out of the back half.

While Barrass was recruited to the club as a key defender, two players not so familiar to the defensive role spent time at centre half-back.

Callum Sinclair and Fraser McInnes are better known as forwards who can offer a chop out in the ruck, but given the club’s diminishing stocks of key defensive talent, were used in that role by East Perth - each spending a half in that capacity.

Both showed adaptability and certainly did not look out of place. Sinclair played there in the first half before switching up with McInnes in the second.

Young midfielder Alec Waterman, who had virtually two weeks off because of a minor back injury and then the bye, enjoyed another productive day around the stoppages and had more than 20 possessions again, while Kane Lucas was particularly effective in the first half, but continued to chip away throughout.

Tom Lamb was on restricted game time, after being rested a week earlier. It was a tough introduction for him as he knew only his West Coast teammates and it was a difficult adjustment.

Defender Paddy Brophy continues to blossom and develop, offering some dash off half-back and continue to grow his defensive skills.

Midfielder Mark Hutchings, in his first competitive hit-out of the year, played 60 minutes and had 23 possessions. He was understandably rusty early, but was a class above all others and should this week increase his game time and play senior footy.

Rowen Powell kicked three goals and will look to enhance his defensive capacity up forward, while Dylan Main played half back and wing, kicked the ball well and was a strong contributor.

Corey Adamson, a former state schoolboy representative, is reacquainting himself with the game after spending several years in the American baseball system and is developing a deeper understanding each week.           
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on April 20, 2015, 07:25:29 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-20/colledge-earns-top-marks

Strong-bodied midfielder Brant Colledge continues to press for a recall to elite football with another stand-out display for East Perth at Medibank Stadium on Saturday.

Colledge, 20, was initially recruited to the club as a key forward, but has been transformed into a midfielder over the past 18 months, racking up big numbers for the third successive game when the Royals started well before falling away against Peel.

At 192cm and 90kg, he has the physical attributes required and will certainly be discussed at match committee this week as the club seeks to put out a team capable of winning against Brisbane at the Gabba on Sunday.

Against Peel, Colledge had 38 possessions and kicked two goals, offering a strong presence when pushing into the forward half. Had he executed his shots on a goal a little more clinically, he could easily have had four goals against his name.

Debutant Tom Barrass, whose entry to senior football at East Perth has been stymied by injury in the last two years, made an eye-catching introduction, taking nine marks and using the ball efficiently out of the back half.

While Barrass was recruited to the club as a key defender, two players not so familiar to the defensive role spent time at centre half-back.

Callum Sinclair and Fraser McInnes are better known as forwards who can offer a chop out in the ruck, but given the club’s diminishing stocks of key defensive talent, were used in that role by East Perth - each spending a half in that capacity.

Both showed adaptability and certainly did not look out of place. Sinclair played there in the first half before switching up with McInnes in the second.

Young midfielder Alec Waterman, who had virtually two weeks off because of a minor back injury and then the bye, enjoyed another productive day around the stoppages and had more than 20 possessions again, while Kane Lucas was particularly effective in the first half, but continued to chip away throughout.

Tom Lamb was on restricted game time, after being rested a week earlier. It was a tough introduction for him as he knew only his West Coast teammates and it was a difficult adjustment.

Defender Paddy Brophy continues to blossom and develop, offering some dash off half-back and continue to grow his defensive skills.

Midfielder Mark Hutchings, in his first competitive hit-out of the year, played 60 minutes and had 23 possessions. He was understandably rusty early, but was a class above all others and should this week increase his game time and play senior footy.

Rowen Powell kicked three goals and will look to enhance his defensive capacity up forward, while Dylan Main played half back and wing, kicked the ball well and was a strong contributor.

Corey Adamson, a former state schoolboy representative, is reacquainting himself with the game after spending several years in the American baseball system and is developing a deeper understanding each week.           

Can't believe our 3 best key Blackman have all gone down in first 3 rounds! Chucking a ruckman at Chb. We have hit rock bottom lol. None the less but. I have a mate who plays for East perth ressies and he reckons barass is very decent! Playing ressies 2 weeks ago and straight into league last weekend! He could be a chance real soon!

Colledge must come in this week. And either mciness or barass to cover McGovern for a couple weeks.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Nige on April 20, 2015, 07:34:08 PM
BRING ON THE HUTCH!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 20, 2015, 07:44:51 PM
Colledge should have played this week.
But he should come in and play from the get go,not be given the green this week.
McInnes made the 25 for the weekend so I guess he will likely come in for Jezza this week and I reckon Colledge in for Duggan.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on April 20, 2015, 08:15:23 PM
Colledge should have played this week.
But he should come in and play from the get go,not be given the green this week.
McInnes made the 25 for the weekend so I guess he will likely come in for Jezza this week and I reckon Colledge in for Duggan.

Duggan needs to stay. Need to blood him. Can think of 12 blokes I'd get rid of before him. At least he can hit a target unlike most...
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on April 20, 2015, 08:47:04 PM
Was watching 360 and Robbo said McGovern is out for a month

Cant find anything on it, but if correct, that's just ridiculous for us
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 20, 2015, 08:51:41 PM
Was watching 360 and Robbo said McGovern is out for a month

Cant find anything on it, but if correct, that's just ridiculous for us

Simmo said on 6pr might only be a week
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on April 20, 2015, 09:03:43 PM
Was watching 360 and Robbo said McGovern is out for a month

Cant find anything on it, but if correct, that's just ridiculous for us

In channel 7 news here in perth. Simpson said chance to play this week. So I'd say 1 week injury..l maybe 2.

Never listen to what robbo says. Guys an idiot!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: DALBS on April 21, 2015, 09:01:59 AM
How'd it go man?

Not good, we were absolutely smashed,I got a few kicks, handballs and marks, but nothing to warrant anything. My ankle was not good, so I couldn't play to the best of my ability. The whole day was an awesome experience though. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: DALBS on April 21, 2015, 09:03:15 AM
How did it go Dalbs.  I played in a curtain raiser 2 seasons ago (rd 4 Freo v Bombers).  It's an amazing experience that I will never forget.

Yep was brilliant hey, I agree, I'll never forget it either.I got my name in the AFL footy record magazine so I was happy with that also.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 21, 2015, 10:57:10 AM
Ah bummer, shame about the result man. Still an amazing experience you'll never forget!

On McGovern, heard Pridda on the radio this morning say he's a chance to play against the Lions. Agree with noto too, keep Duggan in there!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: DALBS on April 21, 2015, 11:50:07 AM
Ah bummer, shame about the result man. Still an amazing experience you'll never forget!

On McGovern, heard Pridda on the radio this morning say he's a chance to play against the Lions. Agree with noto too, keep Duggan in there!

We'd better beat the Lions, otherwise we should play all the kids the week after.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 21, 2015, 12:29:27 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-21/vote-for-sharrod

Sharrod Wellingham's wizardry in Sunday's clash against Fremantle has been rewarded with a nomination in this week's Goal of the Year.

Have your say and help Wellingham get over the line against Jarrod Garlett and Luke Parker.

Midway through the second term, Wellingham fends off a tackle and snaps truly around his body from the boundary, scoring a wonderful goal from the tightest of angles.

Wellingham's snag helped inspire his teammates to begin chipping away at the margin which at that stage had been 59 points.

Help Wellingham win this week's Goal of the Year by casting your vote now.

All voters will go into the running for the weekly cash prize of $200 and the major cash prize of $5000 at the end of the season, thanks to Weet-Bix and Coates Hire, so what are you waiting for?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on April 21, 2015, 01:09:08 PM
won't ever vote for that waste of money! Absolute hack! what about his turn over in the defensive 50! kicked it straight to a freo bloke and into open goal!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on April 21, 2015, 05:00:51 PM
Priidis was on radio this morning saying there was a good chance Mcgovern would play this week. but I'd say they'll play it safe and rest for 1.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 21, 2015, 05:06:37 PM
Priidis was on radio this morning saying there was a good chance Mcgovern would play this week. but I'd say they'll play it safe and rest for 1.

I reckon giving him the week off is the best idea really,the season is long and 1 game off could mean a hell of a lot for us in the long run since we are struggling now anyway.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Rusty00 on April 21, 2015, 05:58:00 PM
Priidis was on radio this morning saying there was a good chance Mcgovern would play this week. but I'd say they'll play it safe and rest for 1.

I reckon giving him the week off is the best idea really,the season is long and 1 game off could mean a hell of a lot for us in the long run since we are struggling now anyway.
It's not like Brisbane have any forwards you need to worry about anyway :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Capper on April 21, 2015, 06:07:19 PM
Will the Lions or Eagles have enough players to fill a team this weekend??
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on April 24, 2015, 01:47:26 PM
Signs and gets dropped? lol

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-04-24/speedy-eagle-jamie-cripps-signs-new-deal?utm_medium=RSS
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on April 24, 2015, 03:12:54 PM
Signs and gets dropped? lol

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-04-24/speedy-eagle-jamie-cripps-signs-new-deal?utm_medium=RSS

Wheres the full teams?

Doesnt surprise me. Guy kicks bags when side going well and is fed it near goals. Against decent sides vanishes off the park. very average player at best.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on April 24, 2015, 04:39:19 PM
I'm sorry Brant 35 touches 10 marks and 2 goals isn't a good enough average over the last 3 weeks, we want to see at least 40 touches and bags of 6!
What the hell does Colledge have to do? Surely he can get a game over Hill
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 24, 2015, 04:53:12 PM
I'm sorry Brant 35 touches 10 marks and 2 goals isn't a good enough average over the last 3 weeks, we want to see at least 40 touches and bags of 6!
What the hell does Colledge have to do? Surely he can get a game over Hill

I know it's bullshower hey fairly annoyed now.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Nige on April 24, 2015, 05:53:52 PM
Signs and gets dropped? lol

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-04-24/speedy-eagle-jamie-cripps-signs-new-deal?utm_medium=RSS
That's one way to thank a player for pledging their loyalty to the club.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on April 26, 2015, 07:51:35 PM
If one more person says we are flat track bullies.... I'm going to say I don't care if it means we get 8-10 easy wins every year :)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 27, 2015, 07:27:16 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-27/a-debut-worth-the-wait

AFTER waiting four years to make his senior debut, West Coast big man Fraser McInnes says he wouldn't have had it any other way.

McInnes was drafted with pick No.28 in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft, but racked up 62 WAFL games with Perth and East Perth, and seven pre-season matches with West Coast, before finally cracking the big time.

VIDEO: Highlights from the Eagles' big win

He gathered 15 touches, pulled down eight marks and kicked a goal on debut in the Eagles' 53-point win.

McInnes said it was an amazing experience.

"It was definitely worth the wait," he said.

"It was a journey for me getting there. I took my time to play my first game but I've loved my time at the club so I wouldn't have had it any other way.

"It was a great experience, great to have a win. It was a really proud moment."

McInnes said he did have his doubts whether he would ever get his chance but he always believed he had the ability to play well at AFL level.

VIDEO: Watch McInnes' post-game interview

"You have a little self-doubt creep in," McInnes said.

"But I've always had that underlying belief in my abilities that I'd be able to perform at the top level.

"That's a start. I've got to build from that."

The 21-year-old said the win over the Lions was vital for the confidence of the group following the heavy defeat to Fremantle in the round three Western Derby.

The next challenge is against Greater Western Sydney at Domain Stadium on Saturday night, coming off a six-day break and the longest road trip in the AFL.

"(The win was) massive for us," McInnes said.

"We can get a bit of momentum rolling into the season.

"GWS have got a good blend of youth at the moment and they've got a few key experienced players.

"They're rolling but we need to get our momentum up as well."

The Eagles gathered at City Beach in Perth on Monday morning for a recovery session. Midfielder Luke Shuey was absent as he stayed at the club for treatment on the ankle he injured during the win over the Lions on Sunday.

Shuey rolled his left ankle during the third term and was subbed out of the match, but Eagles coach Adam Simpson did not believe it was too serious after the match.

VIDEO: Watch Adam Simpson's post-match press conference

If Shuey fails to get up to face the Giants, the Eagles do have midfielder Brant Colledge waiting for an opportunity after a solid month of good form in the WAFL.

Mark Hutchings has also made a successful return to the WAFL after battling groin problems throughout the summer. He gathered 19 touches and kicked a goal for East Perth on Saturday after collecting 23 possessions in a WAFL reserves game the week before.


McInnes really impressed me on the weekend,I really hope he can keep his spot in the team for lonnger
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 27, 2015, 08:02:51 PM
Rest Shuey, play Colledge against the Giants pls.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 27, 2015, 08:05:42 PM
Rest Shuey, play Colledge against the Giants pls.

They better give Colledge a run this weekend he deserves it more than anyone.
Anyone else agree that Lycett should get dropped.He looked slow and extremely lazy on the weekend,too many times I saw the ball go past him and he made no effort to chase it or bend over to pick it up.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 27, 2015, 08:07:12 PM
How'd Sinclair go in the WAFL LF?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 27, 2015, 08:09:31 PM
How'd Sinclair go in the WAFL LF?

Pretty good I posted in the WAFL thread the basic match report on the players Hutch was good should see him back soon :D

http://forum.fanfooty.com.au/index.php/topic,101408.0.html
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: eg6914 on April 28, 2015, 09:08:04 PM
Is it true that apart from Mitch,  Jezza has a younger brother who is tearing it up and is potentially as good or even better than Gov? :o
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on April 29, 2015, 09:21:39 AM
Is it true that apart from Mitch,  Jezza has a younger brother who is tearing it up and is potentially as good or even better than Gov? :o
Not sure on a younger brother but Mitch has more talent than Jezz imo
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on April 29, 2015, 10:57:59 AM
Is it true that apart from Mitch,  Jezza has a younger brother who is tearing it up and is potentially as good or even better than Gov? :o
Not sure on a younger brother but Mitch has more talent than Jezz imo

Might have more talent, but surely not as good and as important than Jezza

Sylvia had  talent, and that didn't work out ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on April 29, 2015, 11:01:03 AM
Is it true that apart from Mitch,  Jezza has a younger brother who is tearing it up and is potentially as good or even better than Gov? :o
Not sure on a younger brother but Mitch has more talent than Jezz imo

Might have more talent, but surely not as good and as important than Jezza

Sylvia had  talent, and that didn't work out ;)
Jezza was also a fat slob not long ago ;) Give Mitch a couple of years in the system and then we'll see
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 29, 2015, 11:54:58 AM
Mitch is coming back to the Eagles so no dramas ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: eg6914 on April 29, 2015, 11:59:38 PM
Mitch is coming back to the Eagles so no dramas ;)
Quote reserved for future use :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: j959 on April 30, 2015, 01:20:00 PM
is WCE v GWS the battle between the 'flat track bullies'? Discuss ...    ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 30, 2015, 01:37:44 PM
is WCE v GWS the battle between the 'flat track bullies'? Discuss ...    ;)

If one more person says we are flat track bullies.... I'm going to say I don't care if it means we get 8-10 easy wins every year :)

;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 30, 2015, 05:10:45 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-30/eagles-launch-indigenous-guernsey

(http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p660/rdw206/Eagles_zps6ns2bkxe.jpg) (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/rdw206/media/Eagles_zps6ns2bkxe.jpg.html)

Basically same as last years one except it's yellow not white
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 30, 2015, 06:02:25 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-04-30/sinclair-gets-nod

The enhanced flexibility of versatile “tall” Callum Sinclair has facilitated his return to senior football as the West Coast Eagles prepare to tackle the AFL’s most improved team – GWS – at Domain Stadium on Saturday evening.

Sinclair has been the beneficiary of West Coast’s ill fortune with key defenders Eric Mackenzie and Mitch Brown out for the year with serious knee injuries.

Pigeonholed as a forward/ruckman, Sinclair has been used in defence by East Perth in the last couple of weeks and the extra string to his bow – along with an impressive form line – has propelled him into the team for the first time this year.

In an effort to develop support around the key defensive posts, Sinclair and Fraser McInnes have both been exposed to the backline, playing at centre half-back.

Coincidentally, McInnes made his AFL debut last week (as a forward) and Sinclair now gets another opportunity at elite level.

Sinclair’s start to the season was interrupted when he fractured a thumb in the NAB Challenge game against Carlton in Mandurah, but he has been impressive in the last few weeks. 

He replaces developing ruckman Scott Lycett, while tough utility player Pat McGinnity and rebounding defender Jamie Bennell have also been included.

Wingman Matt Rosa is out with a low-grade hamstring strain suffered in the closing minutes of the victory against Brisbane at the Gabba last week, while first-year defender Jackson Nelson, who has played every game, will be rested.

Nelson has not missed a beat since joining the club through the November draft last year and played in all of the pre-season matches as well as the opening four rounds of the season proper.

Having Rosa unavailable through injury came as something of a surprise, but the good news is that silky midfielder Luke Shuey has been named and is expected to play.

Shuey hopped from the ground in the third quarter last Sunday after rolling his ankle, but has been managed through the week and should line up against the second placed Giants.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 30, 2015, 06:08:53 PM
Still no Colledge >:( is named as an E and so is Hutch,so he must not be far off now.
McInnes staying in is great he deserves to hold his spot.
Rosa out is a surprise and it kind of sucks he has been great so far this year for us.
Lycett out is no surprise like I said earlier in the week he needed to get dropped and gives Sinclair a run now.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on April 30, 2015, 06:58:56 PM
Maybe Shuey out Colledge in late change ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Nige on April 30, 2015, 08:41:56 PM
Hutch in the emergencies, the return is almost upon us!  8)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on April 30, 2015, 08:43:07 PM
Maybe Shuey out Colledge in late change ;)

I don't know how I would feel about this tbh
Love watching Shuey play but if he isn't quite right then they should give him the week off.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on May 01, 2015, 01:41:57 PM
West Coast Eagles ‏@WestCoastEagles
"Neilson will be rested completed. Shuey is a certain starter. They've all trained today and got through." -AS
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: j959 on May 04, 2015, 12:08:31 PM
LF, LE et al any pics of last year's WCE indigenous rd jersey too??

much to my dislike my little one flits between Freo and WCE in his support for a WA team (he is only 6yr and I like that he is independent so I don't push him to a particular team and he knows I barrack for the Swans) ... as a (very) early Christmas present due to his following of NicNat he is considering a WCE or Freo jersey - mum might have the defining call so it might come down to the asthetics of the various indigenous jumpers??   ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on May 04, 2015, 12:10:56 PM
It's the same design as this years one but it's white instead of yellow.
There is a pic of it in here somewhere further down the board
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Capper on May 04, 2015, 12:13:35 PM
last years design

http://forum.fanfooty.com.au/index.php/topic,95245.0.html
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: j959 on May 04, 2015, 12:14:43 PM
It's the same design as this years one but it's white instead of yellow.
There is a pic of it in here somewhere further down the board
sorry LF, I did the 'man-look' and didn't read your original post with the 2015 design pic ...  :P

'man-FAIL' ...  ;)

and thanks for the link tabs  :)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: kilbluff1985 on May 05, 2015, 07:26:20 AM
do you guys think Nelson will come back in this week since they said he was rested
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on May 05, 2015, 03:23:45 PM
do you guys think Nelson will come back in this week since they said he was rested

Hope so, he needs to make me more money!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: kilbluff1985 on May 05, 2015, 03:34:16 PM
do you guys think Nelson will come back in this week since they said he was rested

Hope so, he needs to make me more money!

He is gone for Glenn next week for me either way i juts need him out for loopholing lol
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on May 06, 2015, 11:28:05 AM
I'd say he'd play, we're pumping games into the kids this season
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on May 06, 2015, 12:51:06 PM
do you guys think Nelson will come back in this week since they said he was rested

I dont think he will get a game again for a while. Still others to come back like Rosa and Ellis. Guys like Bennell and Butler have been playing well too.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on May 11, 2015, 12:09:12 PM
What a game!  The umps once again tried to steal another victory for Port, finally we have revenge!  Good run coming up so we could hold our 2nd spot on the ladder for awhile yet!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Capper on May 11, 2015, 12:22:15 PM
What a game!  The umps once again tried to steal another victory for Port, finally we have revenge!  Good run coming up so we could hold our 2nd spot on the ladder for awhile yet!
Are you trying to tell me that Port had more free kicks than the Eagles??

This doesnt seem right, The Eagles are the free kick kings!! :P

Great win mind you
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on May 11, 2015, 12:28:40 PM
Wonderful performance <3

What a game!  The umps once again tried to steal another victory for Port, finally we have revenge!  Good run coming up so we could hold our 2nd spot on the ladder for awhile yet!
Are you trying to tell me that Port had more free kicks than the Eagles??
This doesnt seem right, The Eagles are the free kick kings!! :P

We "won" the free-kick count 15-13 but its more the legitimacy of the free-kicks given that is being taken issue with.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Capper on May 11, 2015, 12:34:17 PM
Wonderful performance <3

What a game!  The umps once again tried to steal another victory for Port, finally we have revenge!  Good run coming up so we could hold our 2nd spot on the ladder for awhile yet!
Are you trying to tell me that Port had more free kicks than the Eagles??
This doesnt seem right, The Eagles are the free kick kings!! :P

We "won" the free-kick count 15-13 but its more the legitimacy of the free-kicks given that is being taken issue with.
of course you won the free kick count. The game would still be going until you were ahead in the count
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on May 11, 2015, 12:41:44 PM
Wonderful performance <3

What a game!  The umps once again tried to steal another victory for Port, finally we have revenge!  Good run coming up so we could hold our 2nd spot on the ladder for awhile yet!
Are you trying to tell me that Port had more free kicks than the Eagles??
This doesnt seem right, The Eagles are the free kick kings!! :P
We "won" the free-kick count 15-13 but its more the legitimacy of the free-kicks given that is being taken issue with.
of course you won the free kick count. The game would still be going until you were ahead in the count

haha

(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/583/040/cff.png)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on May 12, 2015, 05:32:41 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-05-12/hbf-health-duo-in-selection-frame

The West Coast Eagles could have two senior players ready to resume this Saturday night against Gold Coast, providing further stimulus as the club prepares for another clutch game.

Wingman Matt Rosa and defender Xavier Ellis will be assessed deeper into the week and have been listed as a test, but both would be expected to be available.

They will merely need to get through training to return to match play.

Rosa has missed the last fortnight with a back-related hamstring injury, while Ellis has not yet played this season after a hamstring strain deep in the pre-season series.

Ellis would be likely to resume at the lower level WAFL intensity, while the match committee could make the call to bring Rosa straight back into the senior line-up.

Key forward Josh Kennedy is a test because of a dislocated finger sustained in the second quarter last week, while defender Jeremy McGovern, a revelation this season, will be monitored as he recovers from a corked calf.

In further good news, tough midfielder Scott Selwood is listed as being sidelined for another one to two weeks, while forward Jack Darling is a month away from playing and young midfielder Damien Cavka’s waiting time is down to five weeks.

Young forward Tom Lamb is six weeks away from a resumption.     
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on May 14, 2015, 01:44:19 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-05-14/slick-session

In perfect training conditions at Domain Stadium last night, the confidence that comes with winning three games in succession was evident as the West Coast players completed their main session of the week.

Voice was up, amplified by an empty stadium for a closed session, and the ball move swiftly and efficiently from one drill to the next.

As Jack Darling graduates his training loads, his presence was one of the highlights.

Over the next few weeks, he will continue to step up his output as he takes aim at an imminent start to his 2015 campaign.

The club will clearly take no risks with one of their key players, but he is slowly ticking off the boxes as he moves within reach of a return.

The same could be said of Scott Selwood and Xavier Ellis, who are even closer to a resumption.

The players will be keen to continue the winning trend against Gold Coast on Saturday night and know they will face a determined opposition, with a few key inclusions expected.

The match committee will sit down today to decide whether Matt Rosa and Ellis are ready to return, with Rosa missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, but short-listed for a return to AFL action.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on May 19, 2015, 08:01:44 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-05-19/low-key-gov

The West Coast Eagles is taking a conservative route with the recovery of emerging key defender Jeremy McGovern, who sat out today’s skills session at Domain Stadium.

The defensive lynchpin, who was a late withdrawal from the team to play Gold Coast on Saturday night because of a corked calf, has not participated in either of two low-key sessions to start the week.

Coach Adam Simpson said in his weekly media engagements on Monday night that he expected McGovern would recover, but he will need to prove he is ready to resume before joining the team on the flight to Melbourne.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on May 19, 2015, 08:16:29 PM
Stat leaders for us so far this year

Goals
1 Kennedy, Josh J.
2 LeCras, Mark 15
3 Hill, Josh 14
4 Cripps, Jamie 13
5 Shuey, Luke 10
6 Yeo, Elliot 6
6 Naitanui,Nic 6

Disposals
1 Priddis, Matt 211
2 Masten, Chris 204
3 Gaff, Andrew 188
4 Shuey, Luke 154
5 Yeo, Elliot 142
6 Sheed, Dom 141
7 Lecras, Mark 134
7 Wellingham, Sharrod 134
9 Sheppard, Brad 130
10 Butler, Sam 127

Marks
1 Kennedy, Josh J. 48
2 Butler, Sam 46
3 McGovern, Jeremy 46
4 Yeo, Elliot 44
5 Masten, Chris 40

Tackles
1 Priddis, Matt 51
2 Cripps, Jamie 42
3 Shuey, Luke 40
4 Naitanui, Nic 24
5 LeCras, Mark 23

AFL Fantasy
1 Priddis, Matt 730
2 Masten, Chris 686
3 Gaff, Andrew 681
4 Shuey, Luke 669
5 LeCras, Mark 634

Contested Possessions
1 Priddis, Matt 100
2 Masten, Chris 66
3 Shuey, Luke 62
4 Yeo, Elliot 58
5 Naitanui, Nic 56
6 Wellingham, Sharrod 51
7 Sheed, Dom 50
8 Gaff, Andrew 46
9 Kennedy, Josh J 45
10 McGovern, Jeremy 43

Effective Disposal %
1 McGovern, Jemery 89.1
2 Butler, Sam 87.4
3 Schofield, Will 85.9
4 Bennell, Jamie 84.8
5 Sheppard, Brad 82.3

Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: DALBS on May 19, 2015, 09:47:49 PM
How many goals is Jk on?  ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on May 19, 2015, 09:51:51 PM
Stat leaders for us so far this year

Goals
1 Kennedy, Josh J.
2 LeCras, Mark 15
3 Hill, Josh 14
4 Cripps, Jamie 13
5 Shuey, Luke 10
6 Yeo, Elliot 6
6 Naitanui,Nic 6

Disposals
1 Priddis, Matt 211
2 Masten, Chris 204
3 Gaff, Andrew 188
4 Shuey, Luke 154
5 Yeo, Elliot 142
6 Sheed, Dom 141
7 Lecras, Mark 134
7 Wellingham, Sharrod 134
9 Sheppard, Brad 130
10 Butler, Sam 127

Marks
1 Kennedy, Josh J. 48
2 Butler, Sam 46
3 McGovern, Jeremy 46
4 Yeo, Elliot 44
5 Masten, Chris 40

Tackles
1 Priddis, Matt 51
2 Cripps, Jamie 42
3 Shuey, Luke 40
4 Naitanui, Nic 24
5 LeCras, Mark 23

AFL Fantasy
1 Priddis, Matt 730
2 Masten, Chris 686
3 Gaff, Andrew 681
4 Shuey, Luke 669
5 LeCras, Mark 634

Contested Possessions
1 Priddis, Matt 100
2 Masten, Chris 66
3 Shuey, Luke 62
4 Yeo, Elliot 58
5 Naitanui, Nic 56
6 Wellingham, Sharrod 51
7 Sheed, Dom 50
8 Gaff, Andrew 46
9 Kennedy, Josh J 45
10 McGovern, Jeremy 43

Effective Disposal %
1 McGovern, Jemery 89.1
2 Butler, Sam 87.4
3 Schofield, Will 85.9
4 Bennell, Jamie 84.8
5 Sheppard, Brad 82.3

Will Schofields de surprises me. Does some silly stuff. But he's doing well! Interesting to see the top 5 are all backs! A lot of chipping and switching I see!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on May 20, 2015, 12:09:33 AM
Cripps second behind Priddis in tackles, good to see, his pressure is very underated
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on May 20, 2015, 07:41:09 AM
My man Butler just getting it done :)

Love how the most efficient players are our entire backline! That is a big plus and is a big reason the guys are doing well
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on May 20, 2015, 02:24:36 PM
My man Butler just getting it done :)

Love how the most efficient players are our entire backline! That is a big plus and is a big reason the guys are doing well
With our current backline, would you play both Ezy and Brown if they were avaialble? Gov is to good to move forward and Schofields run is important and could be damaging if playing a the 3rd forward, I feel Brown could miss out as he is the least flexible out of all the back talls.
Hopefully its a problem we have to deal with next year :)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on May 20, 2015, 03:22:21 PM
My man Butler just getting it done :)

Love how the most efficient players are our entire backline! That is a big plus and is a big reason the guys are doing well
With our current backline, would you play both Ezy and Brown if they were avaialble? Gov is to good to move forward and Schofields run is important and could be damaging if playing a the 3rd forward, I feel Brown could miss out as he is the least flexible out of all the back talls.
Hopefully its a problem we have to deal with next year :)

Brown would definitely not be getting game. good for a back up defender and thats about all. 
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on May 21, 2015, 02:14:45 PM
So it looks like Jezza is back in.
Scooter and Barrass have also flown over.
Barrass has been going nicely in the WAFL as well.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on May 21, 2015, 03:50:39 PM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-05-21/eagles-lose-sheed-but-set-to-regain-vicecaptain-selwood

WEST Coast youngster Dom Sheed has been ruled out of the Eagles' clash with St Kilda on Saturday due to a fractured hand.

But in better news, vice-captain Scott Selwood looks set to play his first game since round one after recovering from an ankle injury.

Sheed suffered the minor fracture in the Eagles' win over Gold Coast last Saturday night.

Coach Adam Simpson said the club initially did not think the injury was serious, but after further assessment it was decided that the young midfielder needed to sit out for one or two weeks.

The 19-year-old, who was the Eagles' first-round pick in the 2013 NAB AFL draft, has played every game so far this season after playing just 10 in his first season.

"We could've got away with it but it's not worth the risk," Simpson said on Thursday.

"We've been really pleased with his progression.

"Every week I see something extra that he does in the game. He's learning a lot from Pridda (Matt Priddis). But unfortunately he's got a sore hand and can't play but he's definitely not out of the side because of form."

Selwood looms as Sheed's likely replacement with Simpson declaring the vice-captain will travel to Melbourne despite not having played football at any level for six weeks.

"We've got to see how he pulls up this afternoon," Simpson said.

"He'll travel. We'll see how we go. I still haven't got a full report yet but he's definitely in the mix.

"We've been quite cautious about how we brought him back. So whether we play him this week or not, he's ready to go.

"He's been training fully for at least two weeks.

"I'm not expecting when he comes back he's going to dominate the game but he's our vice-captain and he's in our best 22 so he'll find a way. It might take a little bit of time but we're patient."

Simpson confirmed that key defender Jeremy McGovern would return to the side after missing last week with a corked calf.

"He's fine," Simpson said.

"He trained today. Unless he pulls up terrible tomorrow, he's in.


"We've got one tall defender at the moment. I don't think you can sustain that. We got away with it last week but our preference is to play two."

Simpson said young key defender Tom Barrass would also travel with the team and is a chance to make his debut. The 19-year-old is yet to play an AFL game after he was drafted with pick No.43 in the 2013 NAB AFL draft.

"We're looking at young Tom Barrass," Simpson said.


"He's coming along and progressing really well in the twos. Whether he is ready or not, we're not quite sure, but he's not far away. He'll travel with the team."

West Coast's WAFL affiliate East Perth has a bye this weekend and Simpson said it is a frustrating situation for the players who need to get games under their belt.

Xavier Ellis is now a week behind is recovery after playing in the WAFL reserves last week following nine weeks out with a hamstring injury.

"He would have played this week at WAFL level, but unfortunately he won't," Simpson said.

"He'll have to go a week behind in his preparation."
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on May 25, 2015, 04:08:03 PM
Well Yeo getting suspended for a week is not ideal when we have the Cats this week
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on May 25, 2015, 06:44:28 PM
Well Yeo getting suspended for a week is not ideal when we have the Cats this week

Should challenge and get off. Absolute joke. Was in the contest! Reprimand would fit the crime.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on May 29, 2015, 04:39:05 PM
Colledge is in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on June 02, 2015, 06:28:56 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-06-02/six-of-the-best

The medical room has produced some grim news for the West Coast Eagles in 2015, but finally it’s a more positive vibe with six players on the verge of resuming at WAFL or AFL level this week.

The headline story, of course, is Jack Darling but others closing in on a return include youngster Damien Cavka, who has not played at all this season, experienced wingman Matt Rosa, hard-edged midfielder Mark Hutchings, emerging ball magnet Dom Sheed and young utility player Dylan Main.

In addition, rookie Murray Newman, will be looking for a green light later in the week.

All of those players have been listed as “test” and provided they get through the training commitments of the week there is a strong chance they will be available.

Darling, who has been managed conservatively with a foot injury, has gradually increased his training loads over the last month and is looking sharp on the track. He looks excited as his imminent return looms.

Cavka, who broke 2km time trial records pre-season, has also had an interrupted campaign, but is a stickler for preparation and has expedited his return with a meticulous approach to his rehabilitation. He would likely return through East Perth.

Sheed, Rosa and Hutchings have been solid contributors this season, with Sheed missing the last fortnight because of a fractured hand, Rosa suffering a setback from a hamstring strain a couple of weeks ago and Hutchings withdrawing on the day of the St Kilda victory with a sore back referring through to his hamstring.

Royal return for Darling?

Main has had a back issue off-and-on all year, but is starting to get on top of it and with a full week on the track will resume for the Royals this weekend.

Unfortunately, it is never all blue sky out of the medical room and tough utility player Pat McGinnity suffered a fractured wrist in the closing minutes of the game against West Perth yesterday.

Arguably best on ground in that 48-point victory, he has been outstanding for the Royals and would likely have had a strong argument for a recall against North Melbourne in Hobart.

And another of the West Coast hard nuts, Simon Tunbridge, will miss the rest of the season. After initially hurting an ankle in the round two victory against Carlton it has been decided that there is also a need for shoulder surgery.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on June 04, 2015, 06:03:53 PM
Yeo,Sheed and Hutch into the 25
Still no Rosa :(

44 Jamie Bennell
21 Brant Colledge
34 Mark Hutchings
36 Fraser McInnes
4 Dom Sheed
10 Scott Selwood
5 Brad Sheppard

Not sure who goes out there
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on June 04, 2015, 06:44:51 PM
Yeo,Sheed and Hutch into the 25
Still no Rosa :(

44 Jamie Bennell
21 Brant Colledge
34 Mark Hutchings
36 Fraser McInnes
4 Dom Sheed
10 Scott Selwood
5 Brad Sheppard

Not sure who goes out there

My money would be on Bennell and Colledge I'd say... :(
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on June 04, 2015, 06:48:07 PM
Yeo,Sheed and Hutch into the 25
Still no Rosa :(

44 Jamie Bennell
21 Brant Colledge
34 Mark Hutchings
36 Fraser McInnes
4 Dom Sheed
10 Scott Selwood
5 Brad Sheppard

Not sure who goes out there

My money would be on Bennell and Colledge I'd say... :(

Yep but it's who the 3rd one out is what has me stumped
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on June 04, 2015, 06:49:26 PM
Hutch wont make the cut
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on June 04, 2015, 07:29:50 PM
Hutch wont make the cut
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: roo boys! on June 04, 2015, 07:37:56 PM
My man Butler just getting it done :)

Yeah big fan of his work

Hopefully North can put up a decent competition for you guys this week...glad to see Simpson having some success, still have my first ever North Melbourne jumper with his number 7 on the back  :)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on June 04, 2015, 10:31:38 PM
Colledge and hutch 100% won't play. Will be out of Nelson and Bennel for last spot.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on June 04, 2015, 10:35:37 PM
Colledge and hutch 100% won't play. Will be out of Nelson and Bennel for last spot.

Pretty sure only way Nelson can be out is if they actually withdraw him from the team
They can only come out from the bench otherwise so it won't be Nelson out
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on June 04, 2015, 10:40:00 PM
Colledge and hutch 100% won't play. Will be out of Nelson and Bennel for last spot.

Pretty sure only way Nelson can be out is if they actually withdraw him from the team
They can only come out from the bench otherwise so it won't be Nelson out

Yeah will just say his sore or something like that ha!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on June 25, 2015, 12:08:16 PM
Seriously what has happened with West Coast? Premiership favourites in 2013, however Shuey & Gaff couldn't play to the standard expected of them and the team collapsed. 2014, they were tagged 'flat track bullies' but perhaps the better term should have been 'consistent'. 2015, they seem to be reaching the heights expected of them in 2013 & 14 under Simpson and his overhaul (increasing players depth and rebuild talent - such as Duggan & Sheed).

I thought Simpson was a hack last year because of the 'flat track bullies' tag (the irony is that now I wish Port could bully the weaker teams in the competition rather than lose to them  :-\ ), however he has turned out to be an incredible coach. The resilience West Coast has had is phenomenal (i.e. Brown & Mackenzie both out in R1) and the players never fall short of the standard expected (if Chris Masten is their 'whipping boy' they have the best whipping boy in the AFL by far). They are deserving of a top 4 spot and although Sydney, Freo, or Hawthorn would be more likely to take out the premiership this year, you can't help but think that West Coast has all the foundations to establish a dynasty (all their aging players already seem to have successors - e.g. Priddis -> Sheed). Really been both an impressive and entertaining side this year - can't identify any weaknesses in the team as long as McGovern and Yeo are working together.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on June 25, 2015, 12:20:28 PM
So so so happy with how the lads are performing and Simmo's game plan and expected work rate from our midfielders is proving immensely effective. I could write an essay about how well everything is going with our lads at the moment but I wont :p

I hope you're right about the dynasty too mate! Looking at our squad we've got one player over 30 and thats Pridda, Sheed the long term replacement there as you alluded to. Then we have LeCras, Rosa and Butler who are 29 at seasons end (I'd argue only LeCras is crucial to structure with our abundance of midfielders/halfbacks coming through to replace Rosa/Butler... Duggan, Nelson, Cavka, etc) so those guys probably have 2-3 years in them and Lecca can be useful as a deeper forward for another 4 years to come imo (yep, reckon he has the ability to play until he's 33).

After that its JJK and Hurn who would be difficult to replace but not impossible with McGovern moving forward, Darling hitting his prime and guys like McInnes and Sinclair filling out and nailing down spots.

So in short, I think we have the squad to do it. Our most important players in the midfield are young (Gaff, Shuey, Masto) and in defence Brown and Mackenzie along with Schofield still have a lot of footy ahead of them. Couple this with development of kids through the wafl...

Exciting times!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: j959 on June 25, 2015, 12:58:43 PM
as a casual observer of West Coast ...

pre-season I had them pegged to miss finals despite their weak draw due to the under-achievement in 2013 & 2014 - thought they would finish around 12th-15th, especially with injuries to McKenzie and then M Brown ...  :o

however have to say am pleasantly surprised and after they beat Geelong (although that form-line is patchy) and Richmond they will definitely play finals now obviously ... but for them to be genuine top4 contenders and not just making up the numbers, I want to see them take it up to and possibly beat a current fellow top4 contender (Haw, Syd, Freo) ...

the difference this season is that their 2nd-tier is actually playing to standard or above average - eg Gaff, Wellingham, Cripps, Masten etc even Josh Hill is having a decent season - and not under-achieving.

the other massive contributing factor to their current success is that despite the injuries to the defence, McGovern has more than covered the absence of McKenzie/Brown even to the point where they now have the blue-print (imo) to use him as the 'designated' intercept marking defender and when attacking they should let him go forward as a swing-man a la Adam Hunter style from the mid-2000 glory days ...

don't want to take the shine off their efforts but they should be finals bound this year regardless because the early draw was so weak and the 2nd half doesn't really scale up in terms of difficulty I think most WCE fans should admit ...  ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on June 25, 2015, 01:02:07 PM
So so so happy with how the lads are performing and Simmo's game plan and expected work rate from our midfielders is proving immensely effective. I could write an essay about how well everything is going with our lads at the moment but I wont :p

I hope you're right about the dynasty too mate! Looking at our squad we've got one player over 30 and thats Pridda, Sheed the long term replacement there as you alluded to. Then we have LeCras, Rosa and Butler who are 29 at seasons end (I'd argue only LeCras is crucial to structure with our abundance of midfielders/halfbacks coming through to replace Rosa/Butler... Duggan, Nelson, Cavka, etc) so those guys probably have 2-3 years in them and Lecca can be useful as a deeper forward for another 4 years to come imo (yep, reckon he has the ability to play until he's 33).

After that its JJK and Hurn who would be difficult to replace but not impossible with McGovern moving forward, Darling hitting his prime and guys like McInnes and Sinclair filling out and nailing down spots.

So in short, I think we have the squad to do it. Our most important players in the midfield are young (Gaff, Shuey, Masto) and in defence Brown and Mackenzie along with Schofield still have a lot of footy ahead of them. Couple this with development of kids through the wafl...

Exciting times!
I'd say Rosa and Butler are easily replaceable. I think Cavka could easily replace Rosa (or could be used as a swift rebounding half-back). Duggan would be an upgrade from Rosa (one of my favourite first-years this season, the Bulldogs got Boyd but I think they really did miss out on a strong leadership figure - could be the captain one day).

I agree, LeCras seems like the type of player who could go until he hits 35 or possibly older (I personally think that he won't retire until a suitable replacement is found - he is one of the more loyal players in the league (West Coast seems to have no trouble establishing loyalty in their players - I think it's because they tend to draft locally). 

Hurn is a fantastic player, the Eagles could in fact improve on him (but this would restrict Duggan) by playing Duggan in a role similar to Dal Santo's at North Melbourne and finding a tall to win the intercept marks before playing it off to him. I think Hurn and JJK are still too young to worry about now and they will still improve with age. Darling is a fantastic player already so their forward line still remains one of the strongest (the Crows like to think their forward line is however I would go the Eagles over them easily - the Hawks are really the only team that competes with them based on quantity and Sydney's '2-man forward line' still would remain the best for goal efficiency  :P ). Have not seen McInnes yet but Sinclair has been fantastic, again I always assumed he was a hack, however he has even put Lycett in his place this season (a young player I rated quite highly). To think Lycett still has to improve is another plus for the Eagles - strong ruck stocks indeed.

Shuey, Gaff, and Masten have been fantastic this season as well. In Shuey & Gaff's early years I rated them quite highly, but like most midfielders, when they hit that drop-off point (when midfielders have to become acclimated to their newly entailed responsibilities) I thought they were hacks. Obviously they have developed past that now and I can't see anything stopping them now (all downhill for them). I rated Masten in 2013 but ever since he was drafted with #3 you knew he would be subjected to scrutiny (I think people target them before they can even prove themselves). I think he still has to improve his attacking game but he has no trouble finding the ball and against Richmond he was fantastic on the outside.

I can't see this side failing tbh. Simpson, being one of the game's elite midfielders, was a perfect choice as coach - because their previous problems was the underperforming mids. Their forwards, rucks, and defenders have never been a problem. Now their midfielders are finally reaching their potential - with more support and depth than ever. I have to admit that I criticised the Eagles over the draft period because of Simpson's sole selection of midfielders (I thought it was excessive) but in retrospect that decision seems genius. I think they can challenge for the premiership as early as next season, this season they just need to remain consistent and make the top 4 and then they could challenge from there (a top 8 finish would be good, a top 4 finish would be an incredibly successful season - I can't see a more deserving team either).
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on June 25, 2015, 01:02:51 PM
pre-season I had them pegged to miss finals despite their weak draw due to the under-achievement in 2013 & 2014 - thought they would finish around 12th-15th, especially with injuries to McKenzie and then M Brown ...  :o

Same thoughts here
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on June 25, 2015, 07:16:27 PM
pre-season I had them pegged to miss finals despite their weak draw due to the under-achievement in 2013 & 2014 - thought they would finish around 12th-15th, especially with injuries to McKenzie and then M Brown ...  :o

Same thoughts here

Early 2nd qtr in rd3 against the Dockers I was agreeing with this :) Have been pleasantly surprised since  8)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on June 25, 2015, 07:29:40 PM
pre-season I had them pegged to miss finals despite their weak draw due to the under-achievement in 2013 & 2014 - thought they would finish around 12th-15th, especially with injuries to McKenzie and then M Brown ...  :o

Same thoughts here

Early 2nd qtr in rd3 against the Dockers I was agreeing with this :) Have been pleasantly surprised since  8)
I think the Eagles could do well against the Dockers and beat the Bulldogs easily if they played again. I think they only lost those two games early because the players weren't yet aware of what they were capable of. I think the mentality of losing Mackenzie & then Brown early in the game made them mentality inferior to the Bulldogs. Add the Bulldog's new playing style, expected to have the spoon at season's end, and they were caught by surprise - like many of the Bulldog's victims early this season.

With the Freo game, I think they would have turned up to the game expecting to lose and adamant that they would not have a chance - I think that would have contributed to Freo's big early lead. Plus Fremantle was coming off wins over Port Adelaide & Geelong (who they flogged) and we all remember the premiership hype circling the Power over the off-season and Geelong's status as a dynasty team. Obviously, on that day, Freo would have appeared a very formidable opponent to any team coming off a loss to the Bulldogs and a win over Carlton. Next time it won't be the same, Freo may still get the win but the game will be an exhilarating 50/50 contest. 
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on June 30, 2015, 02:31:58 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-06-30/sore-boys-put-hand-up

West Coast’s senior players have come back after their mid-season break in good shape and a few who were nursing sore spots after the victory against Richmond at the MCG are now on track for selection.

As the Eagles prepare for a clash with Melbourne in Darwin on Saturday evening, defenders Will Schofield and Jeremy McGovern, as well as forward Jamie Cripps are all expected to push for inclusion.

They trained yesterday, will have another run tomorrow and, provided they get through that hit-out unscathed, will be on the plane that flies to the top end with the team on board this Thursday afternoon.

Schofield appears to have recovered from a hip injury, while McGovern, who has been nursing a few sore spots over the last month, is moving freely. Cripps' quad issue has responded to treatment and rest.

In addition, another of the club’s exciting youngsters, Tom Lamb, is poised for a return to East Perth.

He has not played since his round one debut against the Western Bulldogs, after which he needed minor knee surgery, but all things being equal, he will play for East Perth against Swan Districts on restricted game time on Saturday.

Tough utility player Pat McGinnity is also tracking nicely and is likely to miss a further two games after fracturing his wrist a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 07, 2015, 03:38:16 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-07-07/eagles-to-honour-walsh

WEST Coast skipper Shannon Hurn says the Eagles will respect the situation confronting Adelaide this week and try to play the game the way Phil Walsh would have wanted it to be played.

The Eagles have been in mourning since Friday, just as the Crows have, following the news of Walsh's death.

He spent five years at West Coast between 2009 and 2013 as an assistant coach under John Worsfold and forged a strong bond with many of the current Eagles players during that time.

Crows want to play: Fagan

Hurn said playing last week against Melbourne just a day after the players heard the news had been difficult, but he was pleased with how his side handled the situation.

He said this week posed a completely different challenge but he was determined to honour his friend and former mentor.

"It'll be probably a little bit different and that will be a challenge," Hurn said on Tuesday.

"We will show respect to what Adelaide face this week. And we'll probably have a couple of things pre-game and post-game, but we're still going out there to win a footy game.

"I think it's going to be a really good game. Adelaide will be trying to do the same thing. They'll be trying to play some good football and I suppose (play) how Walshy wanted to play the game and that's probably playing it in the right spirit. That's what we'll be trying to do.

"So we understand it's going to be a different week and probably a few different emotions, but we still need to prepare as well as we can for how we want to play and how we think Adelaide is going to play, and then make sure we can go out there and execute it."

Simpson keen to find a balance

West Coast is working with Adelaide and the AFL to finalise arrangements for pre- and post-match tributes on Saturday night and those details will be confirmed in the coming days.

Hurn said former Eagles coach John Worsfold joining the Crows as director of coaching this week would not impact the game tactically.

"He was here for 12 years and he was a very good coach," Hurn said.

"He finished in 2013, so it's been 18 months and all our coaching staff has pretty much changed since he's been here.

"It'll be something that's good for Adelaide because he's a very good coach and understands a good brand of football.

"But the difference in the last 18 months has been that things have changed a lot in our group. We have different players. The game's evolved and adapted, so it's not like he'll have too many inside secrets about us."


I will be at the game on the weekend,I bought tickets to it at the start of the season.
I've seen a post on an West Coast Facebook page encouraging everyone attending to give the Crows a cheer onto the ground instead of the customary booing that usually happens when the away team runs out,I hope that people(there will be some morons obviously) do cheer them onto the ground as it will be very hard for the Crows running out after what has happened.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 15, 2015, 03:50:26 PM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-07-15/veteran-eagle-butler-set-to-miss-collingwood-clash

WEST Coast veteran Sam Butler missed the Eagles' main training session on Wednesday and appears unlikely to be fit to face Collingwood at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The 29-year-old was selected to play against Adelaide last Saturday night, but was withdrawn 24 hours before the match with a hip strain he suffered at training last week.

Butler completed some light running on Monday, but failed to train during the Eagles' main training session on Wednesday.

Eagles general manager of football Craig Vozzo told the club's website on Tuesday that Butler would be tested later in the week.

The 2006 premiership defender, who has had a history of soft tissue problems, has missed two of the past three matches after playing 10 of the first 11 this season. 

The Eagles modified the size of Domain Stadium on Wednesday to replicate the shorter dimensions of Etihad Stadium.

They put makeshift goals 15 metres in front of the normal goalposts at the city end of the ground.

Liam Duggan trained fully after he was rested last weekend and will be available to play this week.

Youngster Alec Waterman trained on Wednesday despite being unavailable to play at the moment as he continues to recover from a bout of glandular fever.

Waterman averaged 21 disposals across his eight WAFL appearances for East Perth this season, but Vozzo told the club's website that the Eagles will be conservative with Waterman and there is no set date for his playing return.   

Tom Lamb is also back to full fitness after missing nine weeks following minor knee surgery. Lamb has played modified minutes in East Perth's reserves side over the past two weeks.

Damien Cavka, the Eagles' fourth pick in last year's NAB AFL draft, has been sidelined for four weeks after suffering another stress injury in his foot.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 16, 2015, 05:25:20 PM
http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/afl/west-coast-eagles-coach-adam-simpson-to-name-unchanged-line-up-for-collingwood-test/story-fniv6fhh-1227444455357

The Eagles will name an unchanged team for the first time this season after last weekend’s big win over Adelaide.

This is great,keep the team settled means everyone is fit etc
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Grazz on July 23, 2015, 04:53:58 PM
West Coast has placed Mitch Brown on the long-term injury list, and upgraded Murray Newman from the rookie list as his replacement.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 23, 2015, 05:07:13 PM
Interesting,he has been very good in the WAFL.
Wonder if he gets a game this week.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: roo boys! on July 23, 2015, 06:35:47 PM
Where is Sammy Butler? Last I heard a couple days ago was he would slide straight back in this week
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 23, 2015, 06:37:59 PM
Where is Sammy Butler? Last I heard a couple days ago was he would slide straight back in this week

There is no spot for him in the team atm
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: roo boys! on July 23, 2015, 07:08:40 PM
Admittedly I haven't watched many WCE games this year, but he hardly set a foot wrong early and was pretty instrumental as an experienced head down back setting everyone up with no McKenzie there to do so? Strange, would have thought his leadership and reading of the play would come in handy with the young backline the eagles are forced to go with nowadays
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on July 24, 2015, 05:43:23 AM
Admittedly I haven't watched many WCE games this year, but he hardly set a foot wrong early and was pretty instrumental as an experienced head down back setting everyone up with no McKenzie there to do so? Strange, would have thought his leadership and reading of the play would come in handy with the young backline the eagles are forced to go with nowadays
Ellis is doing that job, not really a spot for both of them at the moment
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 24, 2015, 02:30:09 PM
Lachy Reid ‏@Lachy_Reid  2h2 hours ago
Tom Barrass to play for @WestCoastEagles v @sydneyswans get all the latest team news @TenNewsPerth @TimGossage #lockitin @AFL
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 24, 2015, 03:26:19 PM
Lachy Reid ‏@Lachy_Reid  45m45 minutes ago
Which in form @WestCoastEagles player departs HQ concealing a possible injury. Pictures on @TenNewsPerth with @TimGossage @AFL
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on July 25, 2015, 01:43:24 AM
Any word LF?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 25, 2015, 07:27:34 AM
Any word LF?

No not yet.
I don't watch the news and wasn't home anyway and haven't gone and had a look around anywhere yet either.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 26, 2015, 12:38:10 PM
Newman was the player we held out from the East Perth match yesterday,Bennell and McInnes both played.So if by some chance we have a late out Newman will come in for them.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on July 30, 2015, 02:52:22 PM
Sheed, Nielson and Barrass have all re-signed :)

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-07-30/eagles-resign-young-guns-sheed-barrass-and-nelson
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on July 30, 2015, 02:59:40 PM
Sheed, Nielson and Barrass have all re-signed :)

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-07-30/eagles-resign-young-guns-sheed-barrass-and-nelson

Bloody awesome news 3 key players for our future
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on July 31, 2015, 04:45:16 PM
Looking like Scooter is gone, and for nothing

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-07-31/selwoods-set-to-double-at-geelong-in-2016

I personally don't rate him that much and don't see it as a big loss, but it's crap that we don't get anything for him
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on August 01, 2015, 12:10:24 AM
Will we not get an end of first round pick compo?

I agree, don't really see him as a vital part of our future. Would be rad if we could get Motlop somehow although I think that's very unlikely
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on August 01, 2015, 12:26:03 PM
Will we not get an end of first round pick compo?

I agree, don't really see him as a vital part of our future. Would be rad if we could get Motlop somehow although I think that's very unlikely
+1

I couldn't see the Eagles care less about it. Younger midfielders were getting the call ahead of him and left him restricted to tagging roles. Don't see it as a loss or a gain tbh (compo would be a win because the Eagles could strengthen an already resilient back line by adding another young key defender into development).

Also, by the look of the draw, West Coast look incredibly likely to take out the minor premiership. They should be able beat both Hawthorn and Freo at Paterson's and I don't see any teams that can really match up against them at this rate besides Hawthorn in Melbourne or maybe the Tigers. Watching them against Sydney last week you could see that their style of play and gameplan just appears superior to any other team in the comp. I didn't see any wasted disposals or turnovers and every player's role was simplified and executed without error. If they continue to do this I can't see anyone beating them - they just need to maintain this dominance/possession retention style of play
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on August 01, 2015, 11:45:05 PM
Then we go and draw with GC...  ::)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on August 02, 2015, 11:24:59 AM
Then we go and draw with GC...  ::)
That was unexpected, what happened? I was watching the game and it seemed the Eagles kept turning it over (haven't seen them do that this season). In the final quarter it seemed like the higher tier players were resorting to take a stand and win it on their own (i.e. LeCras, Yeo, Hurn, Priddis, Darling). Schofield also allowed Lynch to take a mark that would not have occurred if Mackenzie or McGovern were playing.

Gold Coast did well, it was basically a win for them in the figurative sense. Lynch looks to be a great leadership figure in the future and Bennell was incredible. For the first time this season they have shown resilience (if only they had found it in the last 7 games of 2014).

Again though, West Coast looked like they suffered due to inaccuracy and Gold Coast pressure (normally WCE provide the pressure in games). Simpson worked on their accuracy over the off-season and besides the Bulldogs game in R1 there has been a massive improvement. I'd write it off as a one time thing, however JJK needs to learn how to deal with markers because it seems like he is the easiest forward in the team to shut down (Darling, LeCras, Cripps, & Hill will find goals regardless - however, Kennedy seems to actually need support from teammates). It was only a one time thing, I'm still tipping the Eagles over Hawthorn.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on August 02, 2015, 03:33:52 PM
Then we go and draw with GC...  ::)
That was unexpected, what happened? I was watching the game and it seemed the Eagles kept turning it over (haven't seen them do that this season). In the final quarter it seemed like the higher tier players were resorting to take a stand and win it on their own (i.e. LeCras, Yeo, Hurn, Priddis, Darling). Schofield also allowed Lynch to take a mark that would not have occurred if Mackenzie or McGovern were playing.

Gold Coast did well, it was basically a win for them in the figurative sense. Lynch looks to be a great leadership figure in the future and Bennell was incredible. For the first time this season they have shown resilience (if only they had found it in the last 7 games of 2014).

Again though, West Coast looked like they suffered due to inaccuracy and Gold Coast pressure (normally WCE provide the pressure in games). Simpson worked on their accuracy over the off-season and besides the Bulldogs game in R1 there has been a massive improvement. I'd write it off as a one time thing, however JJK needs to learn how to deal with markers because it seems like he is the easiest forward in the team to shut down (Darling, LeCras, Cripps, & Hill will find goals regardless - however, Kennedy seems to actually need support from teammates). It was only a one time thing, I'm still tipping the Eagles over Hawthorn.

They just made mention on the radio that West Coast has had a ridiculous amount of only 6 day breaks between games which might have played a part, but taking nothing away from GC, we embarrased them here at subi and they prob had a lot to prove.

The Hawks game will be huge, I'm tipping Hawks to win, but WC to come back the following week and touch up Freo.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on August 02, 2015, 03:40:53 PM
Then we go and draw with GC...  ::)
That was unexpected, what happened? I was watching the game and it seemed the Eagles kept turning it over (haven't seen them do that this season). In the final quarter it seemed like the higher tier players were resorting to take a stand and win it on their own (i.e. LeCras, Yeo, Hurn, Priddis, Darling). Schofield also allowed Lynch to take a mark that would not have occurred if Mackenzie or McGovern were playing.

Gold Coast did well, it was basically a win for them in the figurative sense. Lynch looks to be a great leadership figure in the future and Bennell was incredible. For the first time this season they have shown resilience (if only they had found it in the last 7 games of 2014).

Again though, West Coast looked like they suffered due to inaccuracy and Gold Coast pressure (normally WCE provide the pressure in games). Simpson worked on their accuracy over the off-season and besides the Bulldogs game in R1 there has been a massive improvement. I'd write it off as a one time thing, however JJK needs to learn how to deal with markers because it seems like he is the easiest forward in the team to shut down (Darling, LeCras, Cripps, & Hill will find goals regardless - however, Kennedy seems to actually need support from teammates). It was only a one time thing, I'm still tipping the Eagles over Hawthorn.

They just made mention on the radio that West Coast has had a ridiculous amount of only 6 day breaks between games which might have played a part, but taking nothing away from GC, we embarrased them here at subi and they prob had a lot to prove.

The Hawks game will be huge, I'm tipping Hawks to win, but WC to come back the following week and touch up Freo.
Despite tipping Eagles to beat Freo. I would prefer Freo won to get a game or two clear on the top of the ladder so Lyon will, do what he typical does and, rest the team against Port in R23  :P

Yeah the draw this season has been ridiculous, esp. when you see the easy run teams like Collingwood got (only top 8 team they play twice is Essendon). West Coast have young players in crucial roles so fatigue would be a factor (esp. considering all the travel non-Victorian teams must undertake each season).
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on August 03, 2015, 12:01:33 PM
Then we go and draw with GC...  ::)
That was unexpected, what happened? I was watching the game and it seemed the Eagles kept turning it over (haven't seen them do that this season). In the final quarter it seemed like the higher tier players were resorting to take a stand and win it on their own (i.e. LeCras, Yeo, Hurn, Priddis, Darling). Schofield also allowed Lynch to take a mark that would not have occurred if Mackenzie or McGovern were playing.

Gold Coast did well, it was basically a win for them in the figurative sense. Lynch looks to be a great leadership figure in the future and Bennell was incredible. For the first time this season they have shown resilience (if only they had found it in the last 7 games of 2014).

Again though, West Coast looked like they suffered due to inaccuracy and Gold Coast pressure (normally WCE provide the pressure in games). Simpson worked on their accuracy over the off-season and besides the Bulldogs game in R1 there has been a massive improvement. I'd write it off as a one time thing, however JJK needs to learn how to deal with markers because it seems like he is the easiest forward in the team to shut down (Darling, LeCras, Cripps, & Hill will find goals regardless - however, Kennedy seems to actually need support from teammates). It was only a one time thing, I'm still tipping the Eagles over Hawthorn.

They just made mention on the radio that West Coast has had a ridiculous amount of only 6 day breaks between games which might have played a part, but taking nothing away from GC, we embarrased them here at subi and they prob had a lot to prove.

The Hawks game will be huge, I'm tipping Hawks to win, but WC to come back the following week and touch up Freo.
Despite tipping Eagles to beat Freo. I would prefer Freo won to get a game or two clear on the top of the ladder so Lyon will, do what he typical does and, rest the team against Port in R23  :P

Yeah the draw this season has been ridiculous, esp. when you see the easy run teams like Collingwood got (only top 8 team they play twice is Essendon). West Coast have young players in crucial roles so fatigue would be a factor (esp. considering all the travel non-Victorian teams must undertake each season).

I'm hoping Lyon rests players this week prior to the derby so I can see St Kilda flog them for the 2nd year in a row.  ;D

Fatigue could be an issue, it's why I though Simmo should've rested a few this past round against GC.  We're looking like Port did last year, but hope we don't crash and burn next year the same way...
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on August 11, 2015, 01:41:22 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-08-11/jk-gives-elbow-the-aok

When Josh Kennedy went down in round five against Greater Western Sydney clutching his elbow, everyone held their collective breath.

Then in the lead up to the following week’s clash with Port Adelaide the rumour mill swirled back and forth from ‘nothing to see here’ to ‘he’s out for the year’.

Kennedy played that week and hasn’t looked back since; saying his elbow now feels 100%.

“It’s feeling good, I dodged a bullet there,” Kennedy told The Sunday Footy Show.

“I thought we had to go in for surgery and it was all done, but it was all in place.

“I’ve just been taping it, each week it seems to be getting stronger and I’m able to do some more stuff in the gym these days.

“So it’s feeling pretty good.”

While Kennedy sits atop of the Coleman Medal leader board with 62 goals for the year, he joked it’s his prowess in another sport he enjoys over summer that may be affected more.

“No surgery at the end of the year, the surgeon said I might just have really bad Tennis Elbow,” he said.

“It might stuff up my slice in the off-season, but I saw the surgeon after the game (on Saturday night) and he said it’s all pretty clear.”


This is great if he doesn't need to have surgery at the end of the year
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on August 14, 2015, 04:07:39 PM
So Scooter is out with an ankle injury and now Mitch Duncan has been withdrawn from for the Cats vs Hawks match...

Trade looming, or am I seeing/wishing/praying that this happens?  ;D
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: The_Captain on August 14, 2015, 04:50:13 PM
So Scooter is out with an ankle injury and now Mitch Duncan has been withdrawn from for the Cats vs Hawks match...

Trade looming, or am I seeing/wishing/praying that this happens?  ;D

I sure hope so!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on August 14, 2015, 05:01:58 PM
So Scooter is out with an ankle injury and now Mitch Duncan has been withdrawn from for the Cats vs Hawks match...

Trade looming, or am I seeing/wishing/praying that this happens?  ;D

I sure hope so!

Pretty sure Mitch is from WA too if I'm not mistaken...
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on August 14, 2015, 05:20:59 PM
Barrass didn't make the cut :O
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Grazz on August 15, 2015, 12:11:32 AM
Barrass didn't make the cut :O

Bit of a shock thought he'd walk straight back in. Looked like he belonged from the game i saw him play. Bit unlucky.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 15, 2015, 03:38:24 AM
Probably just a match up thing

Freo aren't too tall forward, and Bennell probably got the nod to do a job on Balla/Walters
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on August 21, 2015, 05:13:54 PM
Patrick Keane ‏@AFL_PKeane  37m37 minutes ago
WC/WB
Int; McGinnity Nelson Newman Sinclair
Emerg; Barrass Lamb Lucas
LeCras Naitanui Newman Nelson in for Butler Schofield Masten Lycett.


Really surprised Barrass is not in
Murray Newman finally getting a game
And Nelson back in is great,he has been playing very well in the WAFL,Lamb a little stiff tho but you can't play them all.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on August 21, 2015, 05:18:01 PM
Yeah very surprised LF. Happy to see Nelson back in though. Gonna be interesting to see how we line up. Presumably Yeo will be playing key back and potentially taking Crameri or Stringer. Then that leaves Sheppo on the other of the two. I can really see it working provided our midfield apply enough pressure to the ball carriers. I suppose height in the forward line isn't the Doggies greatest asset so if there's a team to trial this on its probably them!

Very excited to see Muzz there, lets see something from ya champ!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on August 21, 2015, 05:33:37 PM
Yeah I am surprised the Doggies haven't tried to exploit our lack of talls in defence.
Can't wait to see Newman play,hope his presence doesn't mess the forward structures up.
Wondering if Sinkers will be used down back this week at all,he played there in the WAFL for a few games to be used there if we need him to.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on August 21, 2015, 06:46:02 PM
Saw "Forgotten Eagle Returns" with a small picture and thought it was Mackenzie..

Ruined my day when I clicked on the article and it turned out to be Murray Newman  :-\
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: TomK on August 21, 2015, 07:06:21 PM
Saw "Forgotten Eagle Returns" with a small picture and thought it was Mackenzie..

Ruined my day when I clicked on the article and it turned out to be Murray Newman  :-\
If only ACL were 6 month injuries. ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ziplock on August 21, 2015, 09:00:15 PM
Saw "Forgotten Eagle Returns" with a small picture and thought it was Mackenzie..

Ruined my day when I clicked on the article and it turned out to be Murray Newman  :-\
If only ACL were 6 month injuries. ;)

with LARS they're like 4 months aren't they :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 27, 2015, 08:19:57 AM
Wellingham, Hill and McInnes have all recontracted  :D
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on August 27, 2015, 09:10:02 AM
Does Rosa's contract end this year or next?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on August 27, 2015, 09:44:01 AM
Does Rosa's contract end this year or next?

Currently signed on until the end of 2016
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Ricochet on August 27, 2015, 03:05:00 PM
Does Rosa's contract end this year or next?

Currently signed on until the end of 2016
Thanks mate, I should have just ask you in a PM :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on August 30, 2015, 01:29:08 PM
$5 says that ever since R15 the Crows have just been studying West Coast and waiting to exact their revenge  :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Big Mac on August 30, 2015, 01:42:31 PM
$5 says that ever since R15 the Crows have just been studying West Coast and waiting to exact their revenge  :P

Apparently they didn't study enough  :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: powersuperkents on August 30, 2015, 03:32:41 PM
$5 says that ever since R15 the Crows have just been studying West Coast and waiting to exact their revenge  :P

Apparently they didn't study enough  :P
West Coast really went into the game with nothing to lose. The only way they can lose a home final is a shock loss to St Kilda next week. I respect the young saints team and don't mean to doubt them but it will be nearly impossible for such a young and inexperienced side to pull off at the Subi.

Adelaide had more significantly more to gain from the win and I think they went into the game with the intention to play harder than the Eagles (also there oversized forward line would have been tough for an already incredibly undersized defence - don't think the Eagle were willing to take any risks with their already diminished numbers down the back).

Expect the Eagles to bounce back and go into their match-up with Hawthorn in form

Freo fans must be worshiping the Crows right now  :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on August 30, 2015, 03:34:51 PM
I just hope McLovin is okay. Jesus H Christ we need him badly!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on August 30, 2015, 03:40:00 PM
I just hope McLovin is okay. Jesus H Christ we need him badly!

At least we get Schoey back
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on September 02, 2015, 12:47:26 PM
Very happy to read that Redden's preferred choice is us :)

Would be a great get

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-09-02/eagles-among-the-clubs-keen-on-wantaway-lion-redden

Scooter also saying he actually wants to stay too

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-09-02/free-agent-selwood-hopeful-of-remaining-at-eagles
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 02, 2015, 01:18:07 PM
Redden would be very welcome here I have always been a big fan of him
And yeah seems Karl Langdon was spot on he said a few weeks ago now that Scooter wants to stay here.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on September 02, 2015, 03:38:59 PM
Awesome news about Redden, and I love Scoot but can't see a place for him if we pick up Redden?  Maybe play Scooter as the +1 down back, if he fixes up his disposal.  3 team trade, Scoot to Geelong, Redden to us, Motlop or a pick to Lions?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on September 02, 2015, 03:46:37 PM
Awesome news about Redden, and I love Scoot but can't see a place for him if we pick up Redden?  Maybe play Scooter as the +1 down back, if he fixes up his disposal.  3 team trade, Scoot to Geelong, Redden to us, Motlop or a pick to Lions?

I'd hate to see Scooter across half back personally. You need someone across there with elite disposal and decision making, the key weaknesses of Scooter as a footballer :p

I would be open to the three-way deal, might need to send a pick to the Cats too.

If Reddo gets his body right though I'd see him as a huge upgrade on Scooter.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Money on September 02, 2015, 04:51:13 PM
Use the compensation we get from Scooter + Lycett for Redden?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on September 02, 2015, 05:24:23 PM
Good Lord Half Back is the last place I want to see Scooter!

I don't really care about Scooter - it's hard because the up and coming kids have replaced him now and we don't really need him, in that he isn't giving us any real true value on the field, but I would be throwing everything we can at Brisbane to secure Redden

Priddis would love to have Redden in there helping him out in and under
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on September 02, 2015, 10:23:16 PM
Awesome news about Redden, and I love Scoot but can't see a place for him if we pick up Redden?  Maybe play Scooter as the +1 down back, if he fixes up his disposal.  3 team trade, Scoot to Geelong, Redden to us, Motlop or a pick to Lions?

I'd hate to see Scooter across half back personally. You need someone across there with elite disposal and decision making, the key weaknesses of Scooter as a footballer :p

I would be open to the three-way deal, might need to send a pick to the Cats too.

If Reddo gets his body right though I'd see him as a huge upgrade on Scooter.

Yeah true, I was just trying to imagine him roaming with "good" foot skills.  :'(

We'll take Redden please!  ;D
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 06, 2015, 04:22:26 PM
And it's official now Josh J Kennedy has the Coleman medal such a beast and so well deserved
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 07, 2015, 07:51:05 PM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-09-07/masten-touchandgo

WEST Coast midfielder Chris Masten has been cleared of a serious hamstring injury but is still in doubt for the qualifying final against Hawthorn at Domain Stadium on Friday night.

Masten injured his right hamstring during the second term of the Eagles' round 23 win over St Kilda last Saturday. He was immediately subbed out of the game with fears that his finals series might be in jeopardy.

But Eagles coach Adam Simpson said the scans on Masten's hamstring were reasonably positive and it was possible he could play this week.

"(The scans were) really good," Simpson said on Monday.

"(He'll be) touch-and-go this week. But if anything it's a one-weeker from what I can gather.

"It's a six-day break so we have to manage that as well.

"He's probably got to train. If it's touch-and-go I'd probably lean on the ‘probably not’ side, but we're going to give him every chance without taking too much of a risk."
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: j959 on September 08, 2015, 02:54:39 PM
can't remember when I did this before (like rd18 or later??) but again, credit where it is due ...

beginning of the season I couldn't see West Coast finishing top8 let alone top4 - I had them pegged around 12th or 13th ...

but even with early losses to their backline of MacKenzie and M Brown they not only covered for the loss of key defenders but flourished ...

I honestly think that WCE and Hawks are the current flag front-runners, so really looking forward to Friday!!!
(even as a Swans supporter!!!   'Buddy out sad face'  :()

did you get tickets LF, LE, jv, et al??
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 08, 2015, 02:57:26 PM
can't remember when I did this before (like rd18 or later??) but again, credit where it is due ...

beginning of the season I couldn't see West Coast finishing top8 let alone top4 - I had them pegged around 12th or 13th ...

but even with early losses to their backline of MacKenzie and M Brown they not only covered for the loss of key defenders but flourished ...

I honestly think that WCE and Hawks are the current flag front-runners, so really looking forward to Friday!!!
(even as a Swans supporter!!!   'Buddy out sad face'  :()

did you get tickets LF, LE, jv, et al??

Nah we were going to go then I decided that I would prefer to stay home and have a few and watch it instead.
I have some busy weekends coming up this month and want to just realx this weekend completely and not go anywhere haha
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: j959 on September 08, 2015, 03:00:10 PM
can't remember when I did this before (like rd18 or later??) but again, credit where it is due ...

beginning of the season I couldn't see West Coast finishing top8 let alone top4 - I had them pegged around 12th or 13th ...

but even with early losses to their backline of MacKenzie and M Brown they not only covered for the loss of key defenders but flourished ...

I honestly think that WCE and Hawks are the current flag front-runners, so really looking forward to Friday!!!
(even as a Swans supporter!!!   'Buddy out sad face'  :()

did you get tickets LF, LE, jv, et al??

Nah we were going to go then I decided that I would prefer to stay home and have a few and watch it instead.
I have some busy weekends coming up this month and want to just realx this weekend completely and not go anywhere haha
I hear ya, 'fellow parent', I hear ya!  ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on September 08, 2015, 03:01:06 PM
did you get tickets LF, LE, jv, et al??

Was tempted but there were only single seats left so we're gonna watch it on the TV where I can go really mental at the umpires and the opposition ;)

"Hodgey Hodgey, get ready to drive through the lose-bus" ;)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on September 08, 2015, 03:05:12 PM
Got my tickes locked and loaded!  Had the girlfriends mum sitting by the computer to lock some in at 11am!  ;D  Can't wait, and who cares if it's 90% chance of rain and I look like a drowned rat, let's go Coasters!!!

PS Ladbrokes paying $2 for Hawks max bet $20, hedge that with $40 on West Coast on Sportsbet money back special.   :D
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on September 10, 2015, 04:33:01 PM
Greg Denham has said on 1116 SEN that "Lewis Jetta may very well be done in the first day of the trade period," as speculation continues to surround the Sydney speedster crossing to West Coast in October's trade period.

Interesting stuff. Contracted right, so we'd need to give something up.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 10, 2015, 04:36:46 PM
Really? Not a fan of him tbh he can stay in Sydney or go elsewhere.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: elephants on September 10, 2015, 04:37:46 PM
PS Ladbrokes paying $2 for Hawks max bet $20, hedge that with $40 on West Coast on Sportsbet money back special.   :D

Love it! ;D

Hawks win leading at every break = breakeven
Hawks win down at at least a break = $20 profit
Eagles win = $20 profit

So basically if we're up at qtr time we'll be making money either way :P
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 10, 2015, 04:50:14 PM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-09-10/eagle-masten-ruled-out-of-qualifying-final-but-better-news-for-big-defender

WEST Coast midfielder Chris Masten has been ruled out of Friday night's qualifying final against Hawthorn because of a hamstring injury.

Masten suffered the injury during last week's win over St Kilda, and coach Adam Simpson said the six-day break between games meant it was too much of a risk to play the speedy midfielder.

"If it was an eight-day break there would've been some serious questions asked," Simpson said on Thursday.

"We think he might be available next week if needed, or possibly a prelim."

In better news for the Eagles, defender Will Schofield will return from his own hamstring injury.

Simpson would not reveal who would replace Masten or who would make way for Schofield.

Scott Selwood, Patrick McGinnity and Kane Lucas are the three most likely options to come in for Masten.

Youngster Jackson Nelson appears the most likely to make way for Schofield. 
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Gigantor on September 11, 2015, 11:43:33 AM
Was just watching AFL Close Encounters on Fox, Eagles v Hawks 2012.

Mackenzie 27 touches 11 marks and completely crushed Buddy  8) Can't wait to see him out there next year!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 11, 2015, 11:01:44 PM
On such a high atm.was a bloody great game from the boys,knew we could do it.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on September 12, 2015, 08:30:41 AM
On such a high atm.was a bloody great game from the boys,knew we could do it.

Last night was euphoric! I'm still on a high this morning. Cant wipe the smile off my face.

Carn Freo! Win today so we get one of Sydney, Richmond or North at home in 2 weeks  :D

I don't want to get ahead of myself, but if we do make the GF, with me being in Melbourne are there any WCE supporters who wouldn't be making the trip over and can get me a ticket?
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on September 12, 2015, 11:15:09 AM
On such a high atm.was a bloody great game from the boys,knew we could do it.

Last night was euphoric! I'm still on a high this morning. Cant wipe the smile off my face.

Carn Freo! Win today so we get one of Sydney, Richmond or North at home in 2 weeks  :D

I don't want to get ahead of myself, but if we do make the GF, with me being in Melbourne are there any WCE supporters who wouldn't be making the trip over and can get me a ticket?

Not sure how it would work, but I'm an "In The Wings Member" and if there are options for that I'll PM you my membership number if we make it.  :)
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on September 12, 2015, 01:42:19 PM
Thanks heaps man :)

Don't want to jinx anything, but if we do make it then I just have to go!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: Big Mac on September 12, 2015, 01:43:43 PM
Thanks heaps man :)

Don't want to jinx anything, but if we do make it then I just have to go!

If it's two interstate teams then that should make it much easier as well
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 18, 2015, 04:06:29 PM
http://m.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2015-09-18/sam-kicks-on

Butler contract extended until end of next year
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: RaisyDaisy on September 21, 2015, 05:57:34 PM
Eagles set to field strongest 2015 team against Kangas

WEST Coast looks set to field its strongest side of the season in Saturday's preliminary final against North Melbourne after midfield trio Matt Priddis, Chris Masten and Luke Shuey all trained strongly on Monday.

Priddis (quad) and Masten (hamstring) missed the Eagles' qualifying final win over Hawthorn a fortnight ago but both moved very well on the track at Domain Stadium.

Shuey had suffered a slight foot issue that had limited his training last week but he trained without issue.

Nic Naitanui was on lighter duties with Scott Selwood and Patrick McGinnity. The three players did stationary ball work away from the main group for most of the session.

Selwood and McGinnity are the two players most likely to make way for Priddis and Masten, while Naitanui was being managed as per normal.

Defender Jeremy McGovern walked and jogged laps ashe continues to manage his banged-up body through the remainder of the finals. McGovern has a problem with his left AC joint but he will be available for Saturday's final.

Reigning best and fairest Eric Mackenzie also trained with the main group and appeared to be moving very well as he continues his comeback from the knee reconstruction he had in March.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 22, 2015, 08:25:59 PM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-09-22/eagles-lock-in-key-defender-mcgovern-for-another-two-years

WEST Coast key defender Jeremy McGovern has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain at the club until at least the end of the 2018 season.

McGovern, 23, was already contracted for next season but has agreed to add another two years to continue his meteoric rise under Eagles coach Adam Simpson.

He had not played an AFL game before Simpson arrived after being drafted with pick No.44 in the 2011 NAB AFL draft.


Awesome news
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 22, 2015, 09:46:18 PM
Priddis,Gaff and JJK all made AA team and to top that off JJK named as VC
Jezza a bit stiff,probably would have made it if he had played the full season.
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 29, 2015, 07:39:42 PM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-09-29/unprofessional-eagle-mcgovern-learns-his-lesson

Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: jvalles69 on September 29, 2015, 08:28:46 PM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-09-29/unprofessional-eagle-mcgovern-learns-his-lesson

Thanks, good read!
Title: Re: West Coast 2015 Season,Discussion
Post by: LF on September 29, 2015, 08:51:56 PM
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-09-29/unprofessional-eagle-mcgovern-learns-his-lesson

Thanks, good read!

Yeah I thought so as well