COACH POST MATCH – TODD CURLEY ROUND 8

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 12:10 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle coach Todd Curley discusses the Bulldogs remarkable performance to come from 32 points to beat East Perth in Round 8 to book in top spot ahead of a final round clash with a Perth team who needs to win to be a chance of playing WAFL finals for the first time since 1997.

QUESTION: You left yourselves a lot of work to do by three quarter-time but that last quarter was something pretty special?
ANSWER:
We identified probably two or three things that I thought we could get better at even earlier in the game, we just couldn’t get them all going at once. I thought after quarter-time we were better and then in the third quarter we were better again but didn’t get the reward on the scoreboard. There were a couple of half chances that we missed and that left us open, and we conceded scores the other way. And then in the last quarter, obviously Higgo was huge in the middle and we looked a bit more dangerous forward and kicked straight. It was important.

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Bulldogs deliver scintillating fightback to secure top spot

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:24 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle produced the most remarkable of comebacks with eight goals in the last quarter to overcome a 32-point deficit to beat East Perth by 22 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

The Bulldogs came into the game knowing that a win would not only keep them undefeated for the 2020 Optus WAFL Premiership Season, but also lock away the minor premiership and home ground advantage for the second semi-final.

But East Perth were also playing to keep their own finals hopes alive and were on a two-game winning streak on arrival at the port, and then by midway through the third quarter were in control of the game leading by 32 points.

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Player Column – Nick Suban Round 8

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 6:18 PM - by Nick Suban

LOOKING back to my last year at Freo, in hindsight you can see that the writing was probably on the wall but when you are in the actual situation and you have high hopes of still playing AFL footy, and sticking around at the club that you love, you kind of don’t think about it in that way. 

But I was actually pretty lucky in terms of that last year because I still played 12 games including 10 in-a-row to finish so the conversation I had with my management was about not being sure what was happening and waiting until the end of the year to see how it all was shaping up, and then make a decision from there. So when you look back and you think about it, the writing was on the wall but when I was playing those last 10 games I couldn’t help but think I was a chance to go on. 

I still wasn’t naïve and I knew that it was probably pretty unlikely I would be back the next year, but I still had hopes of being able to contribute. I felt like I was getting played out of position a little bit too so I felt if I got another pre-season in and got fitter, and got back to playing my normal position instead of up forward then I thought I could make the most of that one more chance. 

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Round 8 Preview v East Perth

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 12:36 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle returns to Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday looking to remain undefeated and lock away for sure a top two WAFL finish for 2020 against an East Perth team trying to keep its season alive too.

The stage is set for a fascinating contest on Saturday afternoon at Fremantle Community Bank Oval as the Bulldogs look to stay unbeaten in 2020 and go a step closer towards locking away the minor premiership, but the Royals arrive with their season on the line as well.

South Fremantle is already guaranteed of playing finals in 2020 and now a win on Saturday will lock away 100 per cent a top two finish, and likely the minor premiership to earn them a finals double chance.

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DISTRICT ENGAGEMENT DAY - SEPTEMBER 5TH

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 11:09 AM

Calling all Football Fans - It's Time!

The South Fremantle FC will host East Perth FC as we celebrate our District relationships in this highly anticipated District Engagement Day!

Another large crowd is expected to attend the game, with our District Clubs taking centre field at half time of the League game to show their colours, sing their songs and go in the draw to win some amazing prizes.
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BULLDOGS FINISH WAFLW SEASON WITH BEST PERFORMANCE

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 8:26 PM - by Chris Pike

IT has been a challenging inaugural WAFL Women's season for South Fremantle but the Bulldogs delivered their best performance in the final round on Sunday to push minor premiers Subiaco all the way.

It was at times a rude awakening to the world of the WAFL Women's competition for South Fremantle on short notice of them entering for the 2020 season, but the signs have been growing over the opening six rounds.

The Bulldogs were virtually getting better each week and they then saved their most encouraging performance for last on Sunday against a Subiaco team that has finished clear on top of the WAFLW ladder for the second straight season.

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BULLDOGS BEAT THUNDER TO STAY UNDEFEATED

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 3:40 PM - by Chris Pike

JUST because it was top against bottom, and winless team up against an undefeated one didn’t mean South Fremantle would be handed anything Peel Thunder on Saturday, but the Bulldogs did enough to come away with the 35-point win.

South Fremantle just couldn’t convert on their control of the game early on kicking eight behinds in the first quarter, but eventually the Bulldogs worked their way on top to come away with the solid victory at Mandurah's David Grays Arena to remain undefeated in the 2020 WAFL season.

The win all but guarantees South Fremantle will finish on top of the ladder and earn a home second semi-final while Peel remains the only winless team this WAFL season.

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COACH POST MATCH - TODD CURLEY ROUND 7

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 1:05 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle coach Todd Curley speaking after the Round 7 WAFL win against Peel Thunder in Mandurah by 35 points that keeps the Bulldogs undefeated in 2020 with two games to go before finals starting this Saturday against East Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

QUESTION: If I told you at half-time when you had kicked one goal that you would end up winning by six, I think you would have taken that? 
ANSWER:
The scoreboard was weird wasn’t it. I thought we dominated for most of the game and just didn’t convert, missed some shots and had some shots that didn’t even score. A couple of times, I think more out of our poor ball use made it hard to defend, and they scored. We invited them back in.

Q: Do you think the goalkicking is just a one off for this week or is it something you are concerned about?
A:
I think we've been pretty good along the way, we go about 65 per cent most of the time. There were certainly some chances that we blundered and some of them were before we even got a shot. There's some stuff to work on.

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ROUND 7 WAFLW PREVIEW V SUBIACO

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 3:49 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle's first ever WAFL Women's season comes to an end on Sunday with the Bulldogs presented the chance to put in an encouraging performance against a Subiaco team already locked into top spot.

South Fremantle was accepted into the 2020 Optus WAFL Women's Premiership Season on relatively short notice for the first time to join East Fremantle, Swan Districts, Subiaco, Claremont and Peel Thunder who took part in the first WAFLW season in 2019.

So the Bulldogs were always up against it coming into the delayed 2020 season and it has been tough going over the opening six games.

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ROUND 7 PREVIEW V PEEL THUNDER

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 3:30 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle returns from the bye on Saturday to begin its last three weeks of the Optus WAFL Premiership Season before finals and can't afford to take Peel Thunder lightly in Mandurah.

The Bulldogs were in tremendous form prior to the Round 6 bye having won all five of their matches to date in the 2020 WAFL season. 

That has them sitting pretty on top of the ladder with three rounds of the home and away season remaining before finals.

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