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2008
2008
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Position
15th
H&A record
4-18
Finals
N/A
Captain
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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The fall from grace of the 2006 premiers was swift and cruel. West Coast may have been the first team to ever lose two Brownlow Medalists in the same off-season, with captain Chris Judd going back to Victoria at the end of 2007 and his predecessor Ben Cousins deregistered by the AFL following his much-publicised substance abuse issues.

After a season-opening win, West Coast lost their next seven games to plummet to the lower rungs of the ladder. They remained there for the rest of the season, winning just four games to finish second-last, to that point the worst result in the club's history. Along the way they suffered their biggest ever defeat at Subiaco, a 135-point thrashing by Geelong, and another 100 point demolition at the hands of Collingwood which remains the club's biggest loss at the MCG.

On the positive side, Dean Cox continued to show why he is probably the greatest ruckman of the modern era, winning the Club Champion award in a canter. Fellow veterans Andrew Embley and Darren Glass, the latter taking on the captaincy following Judd's departure, also stood up among the carnage. Undersized forward Ben McKinley led the club's goalkicking in his first season as a regular member of the senior side, highlighted by a seven-goal haul against Essendon.

Honour boardEdit

Coach: John Worsfold (coaching panel)

Captain: Darren Glass

Leadership group: Dean Cox (vc), Tyson Stenglein (vc), Ashley Hansen, Matt Priddis, Adam Selwood

Club Champion: Dean Cox

Rookie of the Year: Ben McKinley

Chris Mainwaring Best Clubman: Jaymie Graham

Leading Goalscorer: Ben McKinley (42)

All-Australians: Dean Cox

Rising Star nominees: Ben McKinley (round 5), Brad Ebert (round 17)

Milestones:

200 games: David Wirrpanda

150 games: Dean Cox, Darren Glass, Andrew Embley, Daniel Kerr

100 games: Brent Staker

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

Senior list
35 Steve Armstrong 29 Ashley Hansen 16 Eric MacKenzie 14 Mark Seaby
10 Michael Braun 19 Tim Houlihan 13 Chris Masten* 37 Adam Selwood
1 Mitch Brown 39 Adam Hunter 48 Patrick McGinnity* 28 Scott Selwood*
26 Sam Butler 25 Shannon Hurn 27 Ben McKinley 30 Matt Spangher
20 Dean Cox 38 Brett Jones 12 Jamie McNamara 41 Brent Staker
18 Brad Ebert* 15 Chad Jones 6 Mark Nicoski 5 Tyson Stenglein
32 Andrew Embley 17 Josh Kennedy* 34 Tony Notte* 33 James Thomson
7 Chad Fletcher 4 Daniel Kerr 11 Matt Priddis 8 Beau Waters
23 Darren Glass 2 Mark LeCras 24 Matt Rosa 44 David Wirrpanda
22 Jaymie Graham 21 Quinten Lynch 31 Will Schofield
Rookie list
43 Ashley Arrowsmith* 47 Lewis Stevenson* 42 Beau Wilkes
45 Ryan Davis* 40 Will Sullivan* 36 Callum Wilson*

(*new addition to playing squad)

Player reviews

# Player Games Goals
2 LeCras 11 23
4 Kerr 11 6
5 Stenglein 22 1
6 Nicoski 19 2
7 Fletcher 17 3
8 Waters 8 4
10 Braun 18 4
11 Priddis 18 2
12 McNamara 11 2
13 Masten 9 1
14 Seaby 14 6
15 C.Jones 3 5
16 MacKenzie 7 0
17 Kennedy 7 7
18 Ebert 15 5
19 Houlihan 8 0
20 Cox 22 9
21 Lynch 22 23
22 Graham 6 0
23 Glass 21 0
24 Rosa 8 1
25 Hurn 6 1
26 Butler 5 0
27 McKinley 18 42
28 S.Selwood 9 2
29 Hansen 11 12
30 Spangher 7 1
31 Schofield 9 1
32 Embley 21 7
34 Notte 2 0
35 Armstrong 14 9
37 A.Selwood 22 7
38 B.Jones 14 0
39 Hunter 11 8
41 Staker 14 13
42 Wilkes 14 1
44 Wirrpanda 17 25
45 Davis 11 4

ResultsEdit

Pre-season

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
1 Brisbane Subiaco W 92-76 5th
2 Adelaide Football Park L 57-133 12th
3 Fremantle Subiaco L 73-87 13th
4 Sydney Stadium Australia L 45-107 14th
5 Port Adelaide Subiaco L 104-128 15th
6 Western Bulldogs Docklands L 74-134 15th
7 Carlton Subiaco L 74-111 15th
8 North Melbourne Carrara L 83-89 15th
9 Adelaide Subiaco W 97-47 13th
10 Collingwood MCG L 73-173 13th
11 Sydney Subiaco L 78-83 13th
12 Essendon Docklands L 91-113 15th
13 Geelong Subiaco L 47-182 15th
14 Hawthorn MCG L 69-126 15th
15 Richmond Subiaco L 75-152 15th
16 Brisbane Gabba L 67-113 15th
17 St Kilda Subiaco W 103-86 15th
18 Fremantle Subiaco L 83-116 15th
19 Essendon Subiaco W 113-103 15th
20 Melbourne MCG L 45-79 15th
21 Hawthorn Subiaco L 62-133 15th
22 Geelong Kardinia Park L 65-164 15th

Final ladderEdit

Pos. Team W D L  %
1 Geelong 21 0 1 161.8
2 Hawthorn 17 0 5 131.9
3 Western Bulldogs 15 1 6 118.7
4 St Kilda 13 0 9 110.6
5 Adelaide 13 0 9 109.7
6 Sydney 12 1 9 112.5
7 North Melbourne 12 1 9 97.0
8 Collingwood 12 0 10 111.2
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9 Richmond 11 1 10 97.4
10 Brisbane 10 0 12 98.70
11 Carlton 10 0 12 94.2
12 Essendon 8 0 14 81.7
13 Port Adelaide 7 0 15 95.9
14 Fremantle 6 0 16 93.7
15 West Coast 4 0 18 65.9
16 Melbourne 3 0 19 62.6


Qualifying Finals: Hawthorn def. Western Bulldogs; Geelong def. St Kilda

Elimination Finals: Collingwood def. Adelaide; Sydney def. North Melbourne

Semi Finals: Western Bulldogs def. Sydney; St Kilda def. Collingwood

Prelim Finals: Geelong def. Western Bulldogs; Hawthorn def. St Kilda

Grand Final: Hawthorn 18.7.115 def. Geelong 11.23.89

JumpersEdit

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Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st Cox 450 22
2nd Lynch 360 22
3rd A.Selwood 316 22
4th Embley 281 21
5th Glass 269 21
6th Priddis 266 18
7th Nicoski 258 19
8th Wirrpanda 238 17
9th Stenglein 229 22
10th McKinley 225 18

Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st McKinley 42 . Embley 492 . Priddis 23.89 . Embley 156
2nd Wirrpanda 25 Cox 486 Kerr 23.73 Lynch 143
3rd LeCras 23 Priddis 430 Embley 23.43 Cox 126
4th Lynch 23 Lynch 404 Fletcher 22.88 A.Selwood 110
5th Staker 13 A.Selwood 391 Cox 22.09 B.Jones 89


# Kicks Handballs Clearances Tackles
1st Embley 311 . Cox 253 . Priddis 83 . Priddis 103
2nd Lynch 280 Priddis 228 Cox 83 Stenglein 89
3rd Cox 233 Fletcher 213 Fletcher 59 Braun 53
4th A.Selwood 230 Braun 190 Kerr 54 Ebert 48
5th Wirrpanda 212 Embley 181 Stenglein 45 A.Selwood 47

TribunalEdit

Rd Player Charge Outcome
5 Fletcher Making negligent contact with umpire Accepted $1,950 fine
6 Staker Striking R.Murphy Accepted reprimand
6 Kerr Headbutting S.West Accepted 3-match suspension
6 Kerr Wrestling D.Addison Accepted $900 fine
7 A.Selwood Wrestling C.Judd Accepted $900 fine
10 Waters Rough conduct against S.O'Bree Tribunal upheld 2-match suspension
11 A.Selwood Striking A.Buchanan Tribunal upheld reprimand
14 Glass Engaging in melee Accepted $1,200 fine
14 Hunter Engaging in melee Accepted $1,200 fine
15 Kerr Striking M.White Accepted 3-match suspension
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