NAIDOC Round Preview v Claremont

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:41 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is back from the WAFL bye to take on Claremont with the Bulldogs looking for a first NAIDOC Round win over the Tigers since 2009 and a first win at Claremont Oval since 2008.

Claremont and South Fremantle have now done battle in NAIDOC Round contests since 2007 to celebrate their Indigenous heritage.

The Tigers have dominated those contests as well but Saturday's clash at Claremont Oval has plenty riding on it for both clubs.

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Player Column – Josh Pullman NAIDOC Round

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:14 PM - by Josh Pullman

We’ve got Claremont this week in a big game at their renovated deck. It's been a long time since I've played a game at Claremont Oval so I'm looking forward to checking it out.

We are also coming off the bye so we are all pretty keen to get back into it on Saturday and we know it's a big game for both teams. 

It's also our celebration of NAIDOC Week and that's special to quite a few guys at our club so we know it's a special occasion for them and we want to help them celebrate with a win.

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Schloithe reaches 100-game milestone in hot form

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:55 PM - by Chris Pike

HAIDEN Schloithe brings up his 100th game with South Fremantle this Saturday against Claremont at Claremont Oval doing so in a remarkable run of form so far in 2017.

Schloithe is another proud product of Katanning to play with South Fremantle and having achieved colts success playing in the 2011 premiership and then being rookie-listed by Fremantle.

He made his league debut at South Fremantle in 2012 and didn’t take long to cement his spot, and he has remained ever since splitting roles between being a strong ball-winning and hard running midfielder, and a dangerous and clever half-forward.

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Life focus bigger than football right now for Miller-Lewis

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 1:56 PM - by Chris Pike

JERMAINE Miller-Lewis dreamed of playing AFL football with Hawthorn so being drafted and spending the last two years at the Hawks was something he will always cherish, but when he found himself back home in 2017 he took the brave choice to take a step back and decide what made him happy.

Miller-Lewis was always a Hawthorn fan so he couldn't believe his luck when he landed at the Hawks ahead of the 2015 AFL season. 

He was always a talented youngster coming through the Warriors and colts programs at South Fremantle and despite missing all of 2014 through injury, Hawthorn still gave him a shot in the AFL.

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Bulldogs to wear special jumpers for NAIDOC Round

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 2:17 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has a rich Indigenous history as the Bulldogs prepare to play Claremont in the annual NAIDOC Round clash this Saturday and they will wear an extra special jumper for the occasion.

South Fremantle and Claremont have met now in the annual NAIDOC Round clashes since 2007 and that tradition continues this Saturday as two of the clubs with the strongest Indigenous history in Australia lock horns at Claremont Oval.

The Bulldogs on Saturday will wear a new jumper design for the occasion created by South Fremantle product Jermaine Miller-Lewis.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 14

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:07 AM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say after Sunday's 110-point win over Perth after being 29 points down late in the first quarter leading into the bye this week and the annual NAIDOC Round clash with Claremont at Claremont Oval.

QUESTION: If I told you when 29 points down in the first quarter that you'd be able to win by 110 points you would have been pretty happy?
Yeah the response was pretty impressive, but we'd prefer to not have a slow start like that and have to come back in the first place. But even at that point, we were confident that if we could just steady and get things back on our terms that we could turn it around. It was pleasing we were able to do that and the last three quarters were pretty good to watch. Our ball movement was good, our pressure was good and it was nice that we were really able to take advantage in the forward-line and put the score on the board. We were poor in the first quarter, though, so we will have to review that and see why.

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Bulldogs respond to slow start beating Demons by 110 points

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:35 PM - by Chris Pike

South Fremantle was 29 points down just before quarter-time. That was the bad news. From there the Bulldogs dominated Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval to cruise to a thumping 110-point victory on Sunday.

Perth was coming off its worst half football of the season last week going from 23 points up against East Fremantle at half-time to end up losing to the previously winless Sharks by 58 points.

That was an East Fremantle team that had lost to South Fremantle by 145 points as well on WA Day so the signs were ominous coming into the clash on Sunday for the Demons at the port.

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Player Column – Cory Dell'Olio Round 14

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:23 AM - by Cory Dell\'Olio

IT was a really important win up in Joondalup for us last week against West Perth. After a loss the week before we really set ourselves up with a solid week on the track and it showed with a good performance against a quality side who had been in good form for a number of weeks. 

The last month has been very interesting to say the least. We played both AFL aligned sides and unfortunately come up short by minimal margins to both. Could look at both games and make reasons for that but the biggest thing is we did lose and weren’t good enough for periods of the game which cost us and it’s something we need to get better with for the second half of the season.

The derby and last week against West Perth were both really solid performances which were nice to have but looking back on the last month, even one game further back when we played Subiaco we haven’t been consistent for long enough and the games we have dropped I believe have stung the boys quite a bit. I think it’s a good lesson to learn through the middle part of the year. 

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Round 14 Preview v Perth

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:33 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle returned to impressive form last Saturday and will look to continue that on Sunday on the hunt of an eighth straight victory against Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

IT is second against second last when South Fremantle hosts Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday but the Demons will be desperate to put in a spirited showing.

South Fremantle returned to form last Saturday beating West Perth by 47 points and the Bulldogs have won their last seven matches against the Demons leading into Saturday's clash on home turf.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 13

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:29 PM - by Matt Barnsley

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say after the 47-point win over West Perth at HBF Arena to consolidate second spot and looking ahead to this Sunday against Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval. 

QUESTION: Must have been happy with a big win in a game where you needed to bounce back in?
I thought we were pretty good early especially in the first half when our pressure was probably back to its best. I thought we used the ball really well as well. It was a pretty even performance but the second half was a bit patchy. But most of the work had been done at half-time. 

Q: Any idea why you seem to play so well up at Joondalup as a team?
It’s a fantastic ground. We certainly play well here now and it’s always pleasing when we do.

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