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2014
2014
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Position
9th
H&A record
11-11
Finals
N/A
Captain
Darren Glass
(retired mid-season)
Coach
Best & Fairest
Most goals
<--2013
2015-->

In the first season under new head coach Adam Simpson, West Coast showed early promise after going undefeated through the pre-season and sat top of the ladder after winning the first three games, albeit all against weak opposition. The Eagles came to earth with a thud in Geelong in round 4, sparking a horror run in which they lost seven of eight games and plunged to the lower reaches of the ladder. Skipper Darren Glass surprisingly announced his immediate retirement mid-season, bowing out after 270 games, and Dean Cox, who broke Glen Jakovich's games record during the season, also retired at the end of the year after being "rested" for the first time in years sparked regular speculation about his future. A late-season surge combined with some favourable results in other matches saw finals re-enter the equation and West Coast traveled to Gold Coast in the final round needing to beat the Suns and hoping other favourites did their part, but an upset win to Richmond over Sydney closed the door on the Eagles chances and saw them finish ninth.

On Brownlow night, midfielder Matt Priddis was a surprise winner, bringing home the club's third medal. The reigning Worsfold Medalist missed out on going back to back after being beaten by last year's runner up Eric MacKenzie, who went from strength to strength at fullback in the absence of Glass. Both MacKenzie and Priddis controversially missed out on All-Australian selection after being picked in the extended squad. Key position player Jeremy McGovern was a revelation at both ends of the ground after finally breaking into the side in his fourth season on the list, while fellow youngsters Luke Shuey, Andrew Gaff and Jack Darling continued to show promise for the future.

Honour boardEdit

Coach: Adam Simpson (coaching panel)

Captain: Darren Glass

Leadership group: Josh Kennedy (vc), Scott Selwood (vc), Dean Cox, Matt Priddis

Club Champion: Eric MacKenzie

Rookie of the Year: Jeremy McGovern

Best Clubman: Sam Butler

Leading Goalscorer: Josh Kennedy (61)

All-Australians: Nil.

Rising Star nominees: Nil.

Milestones:

150 games: Matt Rosa (round 15), Shannon Hurn (round 21)

100 games: Eric MacKenzie (round 1), Josh Kennedy (round 2), Chris Masten (round 3), Will Schofield (round 12), Nic Naitanui (round 13)

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

Playing squad

Senior list
37 Tom Barrass* 18 Xavier Ellis* 16 Eric MacKenzie 10 Scott Selwood
44 Jamie Bennell 3 Andrew Gaff 40 Dylan Main* 4 Dom Sheed*
14 Jacob Brennan 23 Darren Glass 7 Chris Masten 5 Brad Sheppard
1 Mitch Brown 33 Josh Hill 35 Patrick McGinnity 13 Luke Shuey
26 Sam Butler 25 Shannon Hurn 42 Jeremy McGovern 28 Ashley Smith
19 Adam Carter 34 Mark Hutchings 36 Fraser McInnes 32 Simon Tunbridge
21 Brant Colledge 39 Malcolm Karpany* 9 Nic Naitanui 8 Beau Waters
20 Dean Cox 17 Josh Kennedy 11 Matt Priddis 12 Sharrod Wellingham
15 Jamie Cripps 2 Mark LeCras 24 Matt Rosa 30 Blayne Wilson
27 Jack Darling 29 Scott Lycett 31 Will Schofield 6 Elliot Yeo*
Rookie list
41 Will Maginness* 38 Murray Newman 43 Rowen Powell* 22 Callum Sinclair

(* indicates new addition to playing list)


# Player Games Goals
1 Brown 19 3
2 LeCras 15 30
3 Gaff 22 10
4 Sheed 10 1
5 Sheppard 14 0
6 Yeo 13 2
7 Masten 21 5
9 Naitanui 20 9
10 Selwood 12 3
11 Priddis 22 10
12 Wellingham 13 5
13 Shuey 20 17
14 Brennan 2 0
15 Cripps 19 27
16 MacKenzie 22 2
17 Kennedy 20 61
18 Ellis 17 7
19 Carter 2 0
20 Cox 17 8
21 Colledge 2 0
22 Sinclair 4 2
23 Glass 8 0
24 Rosa 14 3
25 Hurn 18 4
26 Butler 12 1
27 Darling 22 39
28 Smith 2 2
29 Lycett 12 13
30 Wilson 2 0
31 Schofield 17 0
32 Tunbridge 4 2
33 Hill 9 7
34 Hutchings 16 8
35 McGinnity 10 5
42 McGovern 13 13
44 Bennell 19 1

Player reviews

ResultsEdit

Rd Date Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
NAB Cup
1 Tues 18 Feb Fremantle Arena Joondalup W 148-64
2 Thur 27 Feb Sydney Blacktown W 72-37
3 Thur 6 March Fremantle Subiaco W 86-67
Home & away
1 Sun 23 March Bulldogs Subiaco W 134-69 2nd
2 Sun 30 March Melbourne MCG W 123-30 1st
3 Sat 5 April St Kilda Subiaco W 83-58 1st
4 Sat 12 April Geelong Kardinia Park L 107-32 4th
5 Sat 19 April Port Adelaide Subiaco L 56-70 4th
6 Sat 26 April Carlton Docklands L 89-92 7th
7 Sun 4 May Fremantle Subiaco L 54-73 9th
8 Sun 11 May GWS Giants Subiaco W 188-77 7th
9 Bye 9th
10 Sat 24 May Collingwood MCG L 101-109 9th
11 Sun 1 June North Melbourne Subiaco L 44-82 11th
12 Sat 7 June Hawthorn York Park L 79-123 11th
13 Sat 14 June Gold Coast Subiaco W 103-100 11th
14 Sun 22 June St Kilda Docklands W 103-70 10th
15 Sat 28 June Fremantle Subiaco L 81-88 11th
16 Sun 6 July Sydney Subiaco L 51-79 11th
17 Sat 12 July Brisbane Gabba W 76-62 11th
18 Fri 25 July Richmond Subiaco L 42-59 11th
19 Sat 2 Aug Adelaide Adelaide Oval W 136-105 11th
20 Sun 10 Aug Collingwood Subiaco W 126-66 11th
21 Sat 16 Aug Essendon Docklands L 74-77 12th
22 Sat 23 Aug Melbourne Subiaco W 119-53 10th
23 Sun 31 Aug Gold Coast Carrara W 151-99 9th

Final ladderEdit

Pos. Team W D L  %
1 Sydney 17 0 5 142.9
2 Hawthorn 17 0 5 140.8
3 Geelong 17 0 5 113.8
4 Fremantle 16 0 6 130.4
5 Port Adelaide 14 0 8 129.9
6 North Melbourne 14 0 8 117.0
7 Essendon 12 1 9 106.3
8 Richmond 12 0 10 105.8
____ _ ______________ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ _______
9 West Coast 11 0 11 116.9
10 Adelaide 11 0 11 114.1
11 Collingwood 11 0 11 94.1
12 Gold Coast 10 0 12 93.7
13 Carlton 7 1 14 89.8
14 Western Bulldogs 7 0 15 82.0
15 Brisbane 7 0 15 69.3
16 GWS Giants 6 0 16 76.7
17 Melbourne 4 0 18 68.4
18 St Kilda 4 0 18 60.8

Qualifying Finals: Sydney def. Fremantle, Hawthorn def. Geelong

Elimination Finals: Port Adelaide def. Richmond, North Melbourne def. Essendon

Semi Finals: Port Adelaide def. Fremantle, North Melbourne def. Geelong

Prelim Finals: Sydney def. North Melbourne, Hawthorn def. Port Adelaide

Grand Final: Hawthorn def. Sydney

JumpersEdit

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Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st MacKenzie 201 22
2nd Priddis 190 22
3rd Shuey 148 20
4th Gaff 138 22
5th Darling 126 22
6th Kennedy 120 20
7th Hurn 115 18
8th Masten 115 21
9th Naitanui 103 20
10th Cripps 99 19

Stats leadersEdit

Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Kennedy 61 . Priddis 627 . Priddis 28.50 . MacKenzie 159
2nd Darling 39 Gaff 534 Rosa 24.71 Gaff 120
3rd LeCras 30 Shuey 484 Gaff 24.27 Kennedy 114
4th Cripps 27 Masten 480 Shuey 24.20 Hurn 106
5th Shuey 17 Rosa 346 Masten 22.86 Darling 106


# Kicks Handballs Clearances Tackles
1st Gaff 344 . Priddis 366 . Priddis 161 . Priddis 147
2nd Masten 273 Shuey 235 Hutchings 88 Shuey 109
3rd Priddis 261 Masten 207 Darling 86 Naitanui 66
4th Hurn 250 Gaff 190 Shuey 80 Gaff 54
5th Shuey 249 Rosa 168 Naitanui 77 Selwood 46

TribunalEdit

Rd Player Charge Outcome
NAB Chal rd 1 McGinnity Rough conduct against D.Pearce Accepted 1 game suspension
1 Wellingham Tripping J.Johanissen Accepted reprimand
2 (WAFL) Schofield Striking A.Anderson of Swan Dist Reprimanded by Tribunal
3 Shuey Striking T.Curren Accepted 1-game suspension
5 Glass Rough conduct against C.Wingard Accepted 1-game suspension
8 LeCras Rough conduct against W.Hoskin-Elliott Accepted 1-game suspension
16 Kennedy Rough conduct against Z.Jones Accepted 1-game suspension
18 LeCras Misconduct against T.Vickery Accepted $900 fine
18 Shuey Misconduct against T.Vickery Accepted $900 fine
19 (WAFL) Tunbridge Striking S.Moore of Subi Accepted reprimand
21 (WAFL) Wilson Striking Suspended for 1 week by Tribunal
23 Kennedy Striking D.Swallow Withdrawn by Match Review Panel
23 Shuey Engaging in melee Accepted $1200 fine
23 Naitanui Engaging in melee Accepted $1200 fine
23 (WAFL) McInnes Rough conduct against B.Abbott of Cla. Cleared by Tribunal
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