Match Day Info – Round 14

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:37 AM

SOUTH Fremantle makes its return to Fremantle Community Bank Oval this Sunday to take on Perth with the Bulldogs looking to further consolidate second position in the WAFL.

Sunday June 25, 2.10pm
Fremantle Community Bank Oval

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Bulldogs continue great run at Joondalup and against Falcons

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 2:53 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle made if five straight wins over West Perth, six of the last seven at HBF Arena and moved clear again in second position on the WAFL ladder with 47-point win on Saturday.

The Bulldogs came into the clash with the Falcons having lost three of their last four matches to only be clinging to second position still. 

That spot went on the line at HBF Arena on Saturday with West Perth looking to leapfrog South Fremantle, but once again the Bulldogs showed their recent dominance over the Falcons and their enjoyment of playing at the Joondalup venue.

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Round 13 Preview v West Perth

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 2:35 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle heads to a ground it has won five of its last six visits to and 16 of 25 overall on Saturday when the Bulldogs take on West Perth at HBF Arena needing to win to retain second position on the WAFL ladder.

The Falcons and Bulldogs come into the contest both having recorded seven victories so far this season with West Perth having a game in hand while South Fremantle currently sits ahead with a far superior percentage.

West Perth also comes into the game on the back of having won six of its last seven games while South Fremantle has lost three of its past four.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 12

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 5:45 PM - by Matt Barnsley

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 12 WAFL loss to Peel Thunder and this Saturday's crucial clash with West Perth at HBF Arena.

QUESTION: What's your response to that loss Todd?
ANSWER: I'm super disappointed. In the first half we were totally outplayed, you can’t play a half of footy and expect to get the result you’re after.

Q: You gave yourselves a chance late, but being 46 points down you probably didn’t really deserve it?
A: You can’t play as poorly as we did in the first half and expect to win a game. There were some good signs in the second half but we’re pretty disappointed in the first half.

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Player Column – Adam McIntosh Round 13

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:28 PM - by Adam McIntosh

IT is fair to say last week was an interesting one for us as a team and two games within five days couldn’t have turned out too much different after our big win in the derby and then a disappointing loss to Peel on Saturday.

We obviously couldn’t have been too much happier with the way things went in the derby. It's the biggest win I've been part of and to do it on such a big day of the season in front of a good crowd was something that was very enjoyable for us all.

But we knew we had to back up quickly on Saturday against Peel and that couldn’t have turned out much more different for us. We had kicked 10 goals in the first quarter in the derby, but Peel kicked five against us in the first quarter on Saturday and 10 for the first half to be pretty much eight goals in front. We did fight back and gave ourselves a chance late in the game when we got scores level, but then we just seemed to stop again and that was disappointing.

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Match Day Info – Round 13

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:56 PM

SOUTH Fremantle heads north to take on West Perth at HBF Arena on Saturday with the Bulldogs needing to win to maintain second position on the WAFL ladder.

Despite 145-point WA Day Foundation Derby win, South Fremantle has now lost three of its past four matches to be vulnerable heading into the clash with West Perth at the Joondalup venue.

The Bulldogs have dominated the Falcons in recent meetings and will hope that trend continues on Saturday to maintain that second spot on the ladder.

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Bulldogs comeback not quite enough against Thunder

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:48 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle did manage to draw level with Peel Thunder after being 46 points down at half-time at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday, but ended up going down to the reigning premiers by a goal.

South Fremantle was coming off a 145-point hammering of East Fremantle in Monday's WA Day Foundation Derby while Peel was looking to bounce back from a nail-biting loss to Subiaco.

The Thunder had a two-day longer break and came flying out of the gates.

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Round 12 Preview v Peel Thunder

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 2:36 AM - by Chris Pike

COMING off the high from the second greatest derby victory in history, South Fremantle looks to back it up against the reigning premiers Peel Thunder at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

Last time the two teams met at Fremantle Community Bank Oval was in last year's preliminary final. On that occasion, Peel prevailed by 39 points on its way to the maiden premiership breakthrough to end the season of the Bulldogs.

They have already met once this season at Bendigo Bank Stadium with the Bulldogs earning a measure of revenge on that occasion in Round 3 with an emphatic 43-point victory.

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Player Column – Tim Kelly Round 12

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 11:18 AM - by Tim Kelly

IT has been a big couple of weeks and when I was asked to put together this week's column, I thought I'd take a look back to our State Game win in Melbourne and then the derby on Monday.

Obviously with the State Game this year there was a lot of anticipation about it simply of the fact that we could make history. No doubt I did want to be part of it and I was really happy when I found out I was going to play.

I've never been able to travel to play a game of footy before so it was a first-time experience for me and I enjoyed every bit of it. I roomed with Schloithe for the trip and it was nice being roomed with one of the South boys that I knew.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley WA Day

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:16 PM - by Matt Barnsley

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Bulldogs 145-point WA Day Foundation Derby win over East Fremantle and looking ahead to this Saturday's home clash with Peel Thunder.

QUESTION: You would have been hoping and expecting to bounce back, but not to that degree?
ANSWER: Definitely not, but I think a few of the things we practiced we certainly were better at.  Obviously it was as good a four-quarter performance that we’ve put in for a while. It was good to bounce back.

Q: You must be pleased that again you showed when you had a team down, you were really able to ram home your advantage?
A: I think scoreboard pressure’s important as much as we say the scoreboard is always irrelevant until the end. I think if you can get scoreboard pressure on early then obviously, there’s not that pressure of trying to come from behind. Then the things that you’ve probably planned during the week then you’ve got to start trying to fix things. Our boys trained really well over the break and I thought their preparation before the game they were pretty eager to make up for the couple of weeks before.

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