1995
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Position
6th
H&A record
14-8 (5th)
Finals
Lost Semi Final
Captain
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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West Coast got its premiership defence off to a solid start by winning the first three games, but suffered losses regularly thereafter and struggled to build momentum. The Eagles hovered around the middle of the top eight for most of the year but failed to earn a home final, finishing fifth and facing a fired-up Bombers outfit in Melbourne in the first week of the finals. After being comfortably defeated, West Coast got a second chance but once again had to travel to Melbourne and once again suffered a sizeable loss, this time to North Melbourne which brought their season to a premature end.

Star defender Glen Jakovich was again the standout, winning a third straight Club Champion award and a second straight All-Australian Guernsey. Others from the 1994 premiership side who performed well included Dean Kemp, Guy McKenna and Peter Matera, while the new faces included a young Fraser Gehrig who impressed as an athletic and versatile tall.


Honour board[edit | edit source]

Coach: Mick Malthouse

Captain: John Worsfold

Vice-captain: Michael Brennan

Club Champion: Glen Jakovich

Rookie of the Year: Fraser Gehrig

Best Clubman: Michael Brennan

Leading Goalscorer: Jason Ball (48)

All-Australians: Glen Jakovich

Rising Star nominees: Fraser Gehrig (round 18)

Milestones:

150 games: Guy McKenna (round 2), David Hart (round 16)

100 games: Peter Matera (round 2), Brett Heady (round 3), Craig Turley (round 6), Glen Jakovich (round 13), Karl Langdon (round 15)


Squad[edit | edit source]

Offseason player movements

26 Jason Ball 33 Tony Godden 37 Brayden Lyle 21 Jarrad Schofield 9 Peter Wilson
6 Drew Banfield 23 Paul Harding 3 Chris Mainwaring 34 Shane Sikora 24 John Worsfold
32 Ashley Blurton 36 David Hart 30 Peter Matera 29 Brett Spinks
20 Shane Bond 1 Brett Heady 11 Ashley McIntosh 38 Jason Spinks
14 Michael Brennan 31 Jason Heatley 17 Guy McKenna 4 Peter Sumich
40 Ian Downsborough 22 David Hynes 8 Daniel Metropolis 16 Paul Symmons
15 Michael Dunstan 27 Glen Jakovich 42 Chad Morrison 7 Craig Turley
41 Jeremy Dyer 2 Dean Kemp 32 Paul Peos 50 Ryan Turnbull
18 Tony Evans 19 Karl Langdon 10 Don Pyke 39 Chris Waterman
25 Fraser Gehrig 28 Chris Lewis 41 Ben Robbins 12 Mitchell White

Player reviews

# Player Games Goals
1 Heady 15 30
2 Kemp 23 16
3 Mainwaring 9 1
4 Sumich 5 7
6 Banfield 23 6
7 Turley 17 18
8 Metropolis 17 9
9 Wilson 16 8
10 Pyke 21 15
11 McIntosh 10 12
12 White 23 2
14 Brennan 16 2
15 Dunstan 5 1
16 Symmons 23 7
17 McKenna 23 5
18 Evans 16 7
19 Langdon 4 2
20 Bond 10 5
21 Schofield 2 1
22 Hynes 13 6
24 Worsfold 20 13
25 Gehrig 16 21
26 Ball 22 48
27 Jakovich 24 1
28 Lewis 21 20
29 B.Spinks 1 1
30 Matera 20 31
31 Heatley 1 2
32 Peos 4 6
33 Godden 2 1
35 Blurton 3 0
36 Hart 19 1
37 Lyle 15 4
39 Waterman 20 8
40 Downsborough 1 0
50 Turnbull 24 5

Results[edit | edit source]

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
Ansett Cup
1 Melbourne Waverley W 111-77
QF Adelaide Football Park L 47-98
Home & Away
1 St Kilda WACA W 121-75 3rd
2 Collingwood MCG W 80-76 3rd
3 North Melbourne WACA W 91-43 2nd
4 Adelaide Football Park L 46-56 4th
5 Melbourne WACA W 90-74 4th
6 Carlton Princes Park L 67-90 5th
7 Fremantle Subiaco W 151-66 5th
8 Essendon Subiaco L 90-108 5th
9 Fitzroy Bruce Stadium W 82-54 5th
10 Brisbane Subiaco W 112-67 5th
11 Richmond Princes Park L 63-123 5th
12 Sydney Subiaco W 73-72 5th
13 Geelong Kardinia Park L 64-116 6th
14 Hawthorn Waverley W 97-56 6th
15 Footscray Subiaco L 61-87 6th
16 St Kilda Waverley W 122-64 5th
17 Collingwood Subiaco W 129-79 5th
18 North Melbourne Princes Park L 44-106 5th
19 Adelaide Subiaco W 177-42 5th
20 Melbourne MCG W 104-75 5th
21 Carlton Subiaco L 104-105 5th
22 Fremantle Subiaco W 111-58 5th
QF Essendon Waverley L 55-74
SF North Melbourne MCG L 71-129

Club Champion leaderboard[edit | edit source]

# Player Votes Games
1st Jakovich 36 24
2nd (tie) Kemp 33 23
2nd (tie) White 33 23
4th McKenna 31 23
5th Turnbull 31 24
6th Matera 30 20
7th Banfield 30 23
8th Ball 29 22
9th Waterman 28 20
10th Symmons 28 23

Stats leaders[edit | edit source]

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Ball 48 . Kemp 463 . Kemp 20.13 . Ball 128
2nd Matera 31 Jakovich 451 Mainwaring 19.78 Jakovich 107
3rd Heady 30 Matera 366 Jakovich 18.79 Waterman 103
4th Gehrig 21 Pyke 366 Waterman 18.15 White 102
5th Lewis 20 Waterman 363 Pe.Matera 19.08 McKenna 81


# Kicks Handballs Tackles Hit-outs
1st Jakovich 298 . McKenna 208 . Kemp 69 . Turnbull 268
2nd Matera 284 Kemp 196 Lewis 55 Hynes 43
3rd Kemp 267 Banfield 179 Banfield 48 Jakovich 43
4th Pyke 255 Jakovich 153 McKenna 44 Ball 38
5th Waterman 243 White 134 Matera 40 Gehrig 19
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