Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Second Semi-Final

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:34 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the 18-point second semi-final loss to Subiaco and looking ahead to this Sunday's preliminary final against West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

QUESTION: What are your first thoughts after that game?
ANSWER:
It was interesting, we did a lot of things right but we had a bad third quarter and that really cost us. I thought we did some good stuff and think we have some growth left in us. We just have to recover well now and get ready for next week.

Q: You probably put them under heat they haven’t been under all season, you would have especially taken heart from the way you started the game?
A:
I don’t think it matters who you're playing, if you are under pressure it makes it hard to execute. We probably weren’t able to sustain it at times but I thought the boys really hung in and we were still really pushing even late in the game. We just couldn’t take our opportunities and I thought we blew a few, but they did too. I thought we were still coming but they were just a bit better on the day overall.

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Second Semi-Final Preview v Subiaco

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 8:16 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has the chance to make it six straight victories and earn a spot in the 2018 WAFL Grand Final up against Subiaco in Sunday's second semi-final at Leederville Oval.

Subiaco and South Fremantle do battle on Sunday afternoon at Leederville Oval in the second semi-final with the winner to advance to the 2018 Grand Final at Optus Stadium in two weeks' time.

There will be a second chance for the loser who will go on to host the preliminary final next Sunday too against the winner of Sunday's first semi-final between West Perth and Claremont, but neither the Lions or Bulldogs will be thinking about that heading into the second semi-final.

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Player Column – Brock Higgins Second Semi-Final

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 6:37 PM - by Brock Higgins

EVERYONE is very excited looking ahead to Sunday and this is the game we want to win so we go straight into the Grand Final. To have a crack at Subiaco when both teams are at full strength should mean it's going to be a great game.

We come into the game in pretty good form having won our last five games and we have been focusing on playing our style of footy and we believe that can hold up against anyone. But when you play Subi, you just can't make mistakes and you can't turn the ball over because you know they'll hurt you and make you pay going back the other way. 

We have been able to play our style of football in patches against Subiaco this year but not for four quarters which is a difficult thing to do because of how good their pressure is. As soon as you make a mistake, that's it and the ball is down the other end. It's not so much that we've been preparing for Subi even though this week we train specifically to play them and do drills that we believe replicates their game style, but it's more about us and having the confidence to pull the trigger when we have to. In the past we might not have done that as much against Subi so everyone is geed up to do what we say we're going to do.

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Suban signing paying dividends for Bulldogs

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 6:09 PM - by Chris Pike

NICK Suban continues to get better and better the longer 2018 goes on in his first season at South Fremantle, and having beaten Subiaco in each of the past two WAFL Grand Finals with Peel Thunder, he could be an invaluable resource for the Bulldogs this week.

South Fremantle takes on Subiaco in this Sunday's WAFL second semi-final at Leederville Oval and while the Lions haven't lost at all in 2018, Suban was part of the Peel teams the past two Grand Finals that defeated the Lions.

He will look to help provide South Fremantle with some invaluable insight into what it takes to topple Subiaco in finals football as the Bulldogs chase a first Grand Final appearance and first premiership in the WAFL since 2009.

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Four Bulldogs named to WAFL Team of the Year

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 11:48 AM - by Chris Pike

THEIR focus is on the current finals campaign and trying to win a premiership with South Fremantle but Nick Suban, Haiden Schloithe, Marlion Pickett and Shane Hockey have all been named to the 2018 WAFL Team of the Year.

Over the course of the 2018 WAFL season, the wafl.com.au team selected a Team of the Round after each weekend of football. 

Based on those 21 teams selected, the TABtouch Team of the Year has been named featuring 22 players and four emergencies that have been standout performers in the WAFL in 2018.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Qualifying Final

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:37 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the WAFL qualifying final victory over West Perth by 98 points that sets up a second semi-final contest this Sunday against Subiaco at Leederville Oval.

QUESTION: Up until midway through the second quarter it was a pretty tight game, how were you able to get on top and dominate the way you did?
ANSWER:
Not sure really. Our effort probably was more consistent, I'm not sure, but I thought we worked really hard early and just didn’t use the ball as well as we had the last few weeks in the first half. But we continued to hang in there and used the ball, and ran pretty hard after that. 

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Bulldogs thrash Falcons to book second semi-final berth

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 2:51 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle delivered a brilliant performance in Saturday's WAFL qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval to beat West Perth by 98 points to book in a second semi-final battle with Subiaco.
 
South Fremantle took over the contest following West Perth managing three consecutive goals early in the second quarter to get back within five points.
 
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Qualifying Final Preview v West Perth

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 8:44 AM - by Chris Pike

IT'S a big day at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday with South Fremantle's league side hosting West Perth in the qualifying final while the colts play East Fremantle in an elimination final.

The day gets underway at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday from 9.15am with the colts elimination final between South Fremantle and East Fremantle with the Bulldogs coming off an impressive win at East Fremantle Oval over the Sharks a week earlier.

Then following a reserves elimination final between West Perth and Swan Districts, South Fremantle plays West Perth in the league qualifying final for a second time in three years at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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Player Column – Cory Dell'Olio Qualifying Final

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 2:10 PM - by Cory Dell\'Olio

THE feeling is really good down at the club and amongst the boys at the moment leading into another finals campaign. Everyone is really excited to be a part of September again. 

I think besides Benny Saunders we have everyone available to play this week. That definitely hasn’t been the case all year and it has been a slow burn to get everyone on the park at the same time, but that has also been a benefit as we have given opportunities to plenty of young guys who have come in and played important roles for the team. 

I think it will be a really good game of footy. The two times we have played them this year they have been really close and we expect the same again on Saturday. West Perth have been very impressive this year and are strong across all lines. I think both teams will go into the game with confidence in their team. 

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 21

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 1:04 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 21 WAFL victory against East Fremantle and looking ahead to the start of the finals this Saturday against West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

QUESTION: It was a game in a lot of ways where you didn’t have a lot to gain but you would have taken a lot out of it in the end?
ANSWER:
We were really pleased with the way we played, with our intensity and I thought the way our guys attacked the game they worked really hard and got the rewards. It was great for another two debutants so it was good to have a look at those guys and some guys that have had a bit of a taste for league footy but not cemented their spots. They certainly played well and that puts us in a good position with just about everyone available which is what we want.

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