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2017
2017
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Position
6th
H&A record
12-10 (8th)
Finals
Lost SF
Captain
Coach
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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Despite the season-long absence of star ruckman Nic Naitanui, West Coast entered 2017 as a premiership hopeful but form was difficult to come by. A worrying trend of final-quarter fadeouts and a number of frustratingly close losses meant that the Eagles were on the edge of missing finals altogether, right up until the final moments of the final round when they were able to defeat the ladder-leading Crows by just enough to squeeze into the top eight on percentage. That win and the follow-up historic extra-time win over Port Adelaide in an elimination final gave fresh hope, but proved to be a false dawn as the season ended one week later with a thumping defeat to GWS.

Young big-marking defenders Elliot Yeo and Jeremy McGovern were strong contributors, with both being named All-Australian (McGovern for the second straight year) and Yeo narrowly beating McGovern to win his first John Worsfold Medal. The pair was joined in the AA side by spearhead Josh Kennedy, who made a remarkable run towards a third straight Coleman Medal despite a lengthy mid-season injury layoff, only to be pipped at the post in the final round. Others to have solid seasons included skipper Shannon Hurn and veteran acquisitions Sam Mitchell and Drew Petrie, both of whom proved to be canny pick-ups although they would both retire at the end of the year.

Diary

Honour boardEdit

Coach: Adam Simpson (coaching panel)

Captain: Shannon Hurn

Leadership group: Josh Kennedy (vc), Luke Shuey (vc), Andrew Gaff, Jeremy McGovern, Sam Mitchell, Matt Priddis

Club Champion: Elliot Yeo

Rookie of the Year: Liam Duggan

Best Clubman: Mark Hutchings

Leading Goalscorer: Josh Kennedy (69)

All-Australians: Josh Kennedy (vc), Jeremy McGovern, Elliot Yeo

Rising Star nominees: Nil.

Milestones: 150 games: Luke Shuey (round 18), Andrew Gaff (round 19), Jack Darling (Elim. Final)
100 games: Josh Hill (round 5), Jamie Cripps (round 22)

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

Playing squad

Senior list Head coach
43 Matthew Allen 25 Shannon Hurn 20 Jeremy McGovern 31 Will Schofield Adam Simpson
37 Tom Barrass 34 Mark Hutchings 1 Sam Mitchell* 4 Dom Sheed Assistants
26 Sam Butler 23 Lewis Jetta 38 Kurt Mutimer 5 Brad Sheppard Justin Longmuir (sen)
28 Tom Cole 39 Malcolm Karpany 9 Nic Naitanui 13 Luke Shuey Jaymie Graham (fwd)
15 Jamie Cripps 17 Josh Kennedy 30 Jackson Nelson 19 Nathan Vardy* Adrian Hickmott (mid)
27 Jack Darling 10 Tom Lamb 24 Luke Partington 18 Daniel Venables* Dean Cox (mid)
14 Liam Duggan 2 Mark LeCras 11 Matt Priddis 45 Jake Waterman* Daniel Pratt (back)
3 Andrew Gaff 29 Scott Lycett 8 Jack Redden 12 Sharrod Wellingham Development
22 Jonathan Giles 16 Eric MacKenzie 44 Willie Rioli* 6 Elliot Yeo Gavin Bell (head)
33 Josh Hill 7 Chris Masten 35 Josh Rotham* Mark Nicoski (def)
Rookie list Luke Webster (fwd/EP)
42 Tarir Bayok* 40 Tom Gorter* 21 Drew Petrie* 32 Simon Tunbridge Luke Dwyer (mid)
46 Paddy Brophy 36 Fraser McInnes 41 Jordan Snadden 47 Francis Watson* Adam Selwood (acad)

( * indicates new addition to playing list)

Player Reviews 2017

# Player Games Goals
1 Mitchell 22 4
2 LeCras 19 32
3 Gaff 24 6
4 Sheed 21 11
5 Sheppard 24 1
6 Yeo 23 8
7 Masten 13 3
8 Redden 19 4
11 Priddis 21 6
12 Wellingham 13 0
13 Shuey 23 11
14 Duggan 20 4
15 Cripps 21 26
16 MacKenzie 13 0
17 Kennedy 19 69
19 Vardy 22 10
20 McGovern 22 3
21 Petrie 16 16
22 Giles 5 1
23 Jetta 15 9
24 Partington 6 3
25 Hurn 23 0
26 Butler 9 0
27 Darling 23 43
28 Cole 4 0
29 Lycett 1 0
30 Nelson 13 0
31 Schofield 10 2
33 Hill 12 16
34 Hutchings 19 7
36 McInnes 2 0
37 Barrass 19 0
38 Mutimer 4 1
39 Karpany 6 6

ResultsEdit

Rd Date Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
Pre-season
1 Sat 18 Feb GWS Giants Narrandera L 37-70
2 Sat 25 Feb Fremantle Wonthella Oval W 107-52
3 Thur 9 March Melbourne Subiaco W 92-70
Home & away
1 Sun 26 March North Melbourne Docklands W 136-93 4th
2 Sat 1 April St Kilda Subiaco W 116-97 5th
3 Sat 8 April Richmond MCG L 65-76 6th
4 Thur 13 April Sydney Subiaco W 91-65 5th
5 Sun 23 April Hawthorn MCG L 75-125 7th
6 Sat 29 April Fremantle Subiaco W 103-62 6th
7 Sat 6 May Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval W 97-87 4th
8 Fri 12 May Western Bulldogs Subiaco W 69-61 3rd
9 Sun 21 May Essendon Docklands L 64-125 4th
10 Sun 28 May GWS Giants Subiaco L 90-98 6th
11 Sat 3 June Gold Coast Carrara L 77-80 7th
12 Bye 9th
13 Thur 15 June Geelong Subiaco W 83-70 7th
14 Sat 24 June Melbourne Subiaco L 96-99 7th
15 Sat 1 July Western Bulldogs Docklands W 87-80 7th
16 Sun 9 July Port Adelaide Subiaco L 88-120 9th
17 Sun 16 July Fremantle Subiaco W 74-44 8th
18 Sun 23 July Collingwood Docklands L 93-85 9th
19 Sun 30 July Brisbane Subiaco W 113-45 8th
20 Sun 6 Aug St Kilda Docklands L 95-103 9th
21 Sat 12 Aug Carlton Subiaco W 100-83 8th
22 Sat 19 Aug GWS Giants Sydney Showground L 60-81 9th
23 Sun 27 Aug Adelaide Subiaco W 100-71 8th
Finals
EF Sat 9 Sept Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval W 78-76 (ET)
SF Sat 16 Sept GWS Giants Sydney Showground L 58-125

Final ladderEdit

Team P W L D  % Pts
1 Adelaide 22 15 6 1 136.0 62
2 Geelong 22 15 6 1 117.4 62
3 Richmond 22 15 7 0 118.3 60
4 GWS Giants 22 14 6 2 114.9 60
5 Port Adelaide 22 14 8 0 129.7 56
6 Sydney 22 14 8 0 126.8 56
7 Essendon 22 12 10 0 106.5 48
8 West Coast 22 12 10 0 105.7 48
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9 Melbourne 22 12 10 0 105.2 48
10 Western Bulldogs 22 11 11 0 97.1 44
11 St Kilda 22 11 11 0 96.9 44
12 Hawthorn 22 10 11 1 90.7 42
13 Collingwood 22 9 12 1 99.0 38
14 Fremantle 22 8 14 0 74.4 32
15 North Melbourne 22 6 16 0 87.6 24
16 Carlton 22 6 16 0 78.2 24
17 Gold Coast 22 6 16 0 76.0 24
18 Brisbane 22 5 17 0 74.3 20

Qualifying finals: Adelaide def. GWS Giants, Richmond def. Geelong

Elimination finals: West Coast def. Port Adelaide, Sydney def. Essendon

Semi finals: Geelong def. Sydney, GWS Giants def. West Coast

Preliminary finals: Adelaide def. Geelong, Richmond def. GWS Giants

Grand final: Richmond 16.12.108 def. Adelaide 8.12.60

JumpersEdit

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Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games # Player Votes Games
1st Yeo 197 23 11th Sheed 119 21
2nd McGovern 191 24 12th Hutchings 117 19
3rd Shuey 180 23 13th Cripps 109 21
4th Hurn 170 23 14th (tie) LeCras 108 19
5th Kennedy 166 19 14th (tie) Redden 108 19
6th Gaff 158 24 16th Petrie 93 16
7th Darling 140 23 17th Duggan 93 20
8th Mitchell 134 22 18th Barrass 81 19
9th Priddis 125 21 19th Vardy 81 22
10th Sheppard 120 24 20th MacKenzie 77 13

Stats leadersEdit

Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Kennedy 69 . Gaff 713 . Gaff 29.71 . McGovern 192
2nd Darling 43 Shuey 605 Mitchell 26.91 Yeo 161
3rd LeCras 32 Mitchell 592 Shuey 26.30 Hurn 145
4th Cripps 26 Yeo 532 Priddis 24.71 Gaff 127
5th Hill/Petrie 16 Priddis 519 Yeo 23.13 Barrass 121
# Kicks Handballs Clearances Tackles
1st Gaff 414 . Priddis 341 . Shuey 132 . Priddis 163
2nd Yeo 345 Mitchell 303 Priddis 117 Shuey 134
3rd Shuey 312 Gaff 299 Mitchell 103 Redden 98
4th Hurn 292 Shuey 293 Sheed 76 Cripps 79
5th Mitchell 289 Redden 202 Redden 65 Yeo 76

Tribunal recordEdit

Rd Player Charge Outcome
JLT 1 Schofield Rough conduct against N.Wilson (GWS) Offered $1,000 fine
3 (WAFL) McInnes Striking A.Hamp (Clar) Withdrawn by Tribunal
4 LeCras Rough conduct against A.Aliir (Syd) Accepted $1,000 fine
9 (WAFL) Petrie Striking C.Luff (SF) Accepted reprimand
13 Shuey Rough conduct against P.Dangerfield (Gee) Accepted $1,000 fine
14 Schofield Striking C.Oliver (Mel) Cleared by Tribunal
16 Petrie Rough conduct against M.White (PA) Accepted $1,000 fine
18 Sheed Making careless contact with umpire Accepted $1,000 fine
21 (WAFL) Lamb Abusive language towards umpire Accepted $100 fine
22 Redden Rough conduct against J.Kelly (GWS) Accepted $1,000 fine
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