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1999
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Position
6th
H&A record
12-10 (5th)
Finals
Lost Semi Final
Captain
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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West Coast limped into the 1999 season without a host of their premiership stars - Chris Waterman announced his retirement before the start of the season and Brett Heady lasted just one match, following on from captain John Worsfold and Tony Evans calling it quits after 1998. Added to that was the injury-enforced absences of Chris Lewis and Chris Mainwaring, the latter managing just five games which was five more than Lewis.

Despite the loss of personnel the Eagles stormed out of the gates, winning their first six games and 11 of the first 14 to sit on top of the ladder with a couple of months to go before finals. They then won just one more match during a horror run that saw them lose to Brisbane by a record 100 points and, even more disturbingly, lose a Derby for the first time ever. As they limped into the finals in fifth spot, long-time coach Mick Malthouse announced that he would not re-sign for 2000 and would be returning to Victoria with his family. West Coast then found some form in the first week of the finals to beat the Bulldogs, but the vagaries of the final 8 system saw them drawn to play their semi-final against Carlton in Melbourne despite the Blues having finished below the Eagles and having been soundly beaten in their qualifying final. Carlton won comfortably and brought down the curtain on Malthouse's long and successful stint as West Coast coach.

Decorated defender Guy McKenna took over the captaincy from Worsfold and led from the front, winning the Club Champion award in a countback from young midfielder Michael Braun. Another young mid, Ben Cousins finished just a vote back from McKenna and Braun in third and also made the All-Australian side for the second straight year. Burly sharpshooter Scott Cummings, who had arrived from Port Adelaide in a trade the previous October, kicked 95 goals to become the first Eagle to win the Coleman Medal, although he was controversially left out of the AA-side.


Honour boardEdit

Coach: Mick Malthouse

Captain: Guy McKenna

Deputies: Glen Jakovich, Mitchell White

Club Champion: Guy McKenna

Rookie of the Year: Laurie Bellotti

Best Clubman: Dean Kemp

Leading Goalscorer: Scott Cummings (95)

All-Australians: Ben Cousins

Rising Star nominees: Rowan Jones (round 8), Andrew Williams (round 12)

Milestones: 250 games: Guy McKenna (round 15)

200 games: Dean Kemp (round 7), Chris Mainwaring (round 16), Peter Matera (semi-final))

100 games: Jason Ball (round 17)

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

Senior list
4 David Antonowicz 29 Andrew Donnelly 27 Glen Jakovich 5 Chad Morrison 44 David Wirrpanda
26 Jason Ball 40 Joel Duckworth* 31 Rowan Jones 21 Michael O'Brien* 13 Josh Wooden
6 Drew Banfield 32 Andrew Embley 2 Dean Kemp 36 Phil Read
45 Laurie Bellotti 23 Brendon Fewster 28 Chris Lewis 42 Chad Rintoul*
34 Scott Bennett* 41 Chad Fletcher 3 Chris Mainwaring 22 Nick Stone
10 Michael Braun 19 Michael Gardiner 30 Peter Matera 16 Paul Symmons
15 Callum Chambers 7 Fraser Gehrig 33 Phil Matera 50 Ryan Turnbull
9 Ben Cousins 1 Brett Heady 11 Ashley McIntosh 39 Chris Waterman
35 Jaxon Crabb 20 Brandon Hill* 17 Guy McKenna 12 Mitchell White
14 Scott Cummings* 25 Todd Holmes 8 Daniel Metropolis 37 Andrew Williams
Rookie list
43 Simon Duckworth* 46 Mark Pearson* 47 Andrew Taylor* 38 Heath Younie

(* indicates new addition to playing list)

# Player Games Goals
1 Heady 1 0
2 Kemp 22 6
3 Mainwaring 5 1
5 Morrison 23 13
6 Banfield 24 6
7 Gehrig 11 19
8 Metropolis 24 12
9 Cousins 22 14
10 Braun 24 4
11 McIntosh 22 0
12 White 24 29
13 Wooden 6 1
14 Cummings 24 95
16 Symmons 9 0
17 McKenna 23 0
19 Gardiner 17 4
22 Stone 2 0
23 Fewster 13 8
25 Holmes 3 0
26 Ball 16 4
27 Jakovich 23 4
29 Donnelly 11 6
30 Pe.Matera 16 8
31 Jones 16 7
32 Embley 9 3
33 Ph.Matera 24 51
35 Crabb 5 0
36 Read 23 6
37 Williams 22 11
41 Fletcher 1 0
42 Rintoul 24 6
44 Wirrpanda 24 4
45 Bellotti 15 1

ResultsEdit

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
1 Fremantle Subiaco W 102-98 8th
2 Brisbane Subiaco W 83-73 4th
3 Collingwood Victoria Park W 111-75 3rd
4 Essendon Subiaco W 97-23 1st
5 Hawthorn Waverley W 94-68 1st
6 Western Bulldogs Subiaco W 124-52 1st
7 St Kilda Waverley L 48-68 1st
8 Adelaide Subiaco W 126-72 1st
9 Sydney SCG W 94-81 1st
10 Carlton Subiaco L 84-101 1st
11 North Melbourne SCG L 64-84 1st
12 Port Adelaide Subiaco W 137-72 1st
13 Geelong Kardinia Park W 112-68 1st
14 Melbourne Subiaco W 112-77 1st
15 Richmond MCG L 75-104 1st
16 Fremantle Subiaco L 72-119 3rd
17 Brisbane Gabba L 66-166 5th
18 Collingwood WACA W 108-72 4th
19 Essendon MCG L 93-153 5th
20 Hawthorn WACA L 82-84 5th
21 Western Bulldogs Princes Park L 104-106 5th
22 St Kilda WACA L 80-121 5th
QF Western Bulldogs MCG W 65-60
SF Carlton MCG L 70-124


Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st McKenna 36 23
2nd Braun 36 24
3rd Cousins 35 22
4th Banfield 35 24
5th Wirrpanda 34 24
6th Ph.Matera 33 24
7th Jakovich 32 23
8th (tie) Cummings 32 24
8th (tie) White 32 24
10th Metropolis 31 24

Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Cummings 95 . Cousins 515 . Cousins 23.41 . White 131
2nd Ph.Matera 51 Braun 454 Jakovich 18.96 Cummings 123
3rd White 29 Jakovich 436 Braun 18.92 McKenna 113
4th Gehrig 19 Banfield 432 Banfield 18.00 Metropolis 107
5th Cousins 14 Wirrpanda 404 Pe.Matera 18.00 Braun 104


# Kicks Handballs Clearances Tackles
1st Cousins 310 . Cousins 205 . Cousins 94 . Kemp 50
2nd Jakovich 307 McKenna 175 Banfield 92 McKenna 41
3rd Braun 287 Banfield 173 Braun 63 Pe.Matera 37
4th Wirrpanda 278 Braun 167 Kemp 50 Ph.Matera 37
5th Banfield 259 White 144 Read 49 Braun 30
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