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1987
1987
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Position
8th
H&A record
11-11
Finals
n/a
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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Keen to make an impression in their first season in the Victorian Football League, West Coast won their opening match against Richmond but from that point on alternated between strong, promising performances against experienced opposition and thrashings from classier outfits, including giving up more than 200 points to Sydney and over 190 points to Carlton. Despite that, at the half-way point of the season the fledgling Eagles sat inside the top five and looked a chance of a fairytale finals appearance. Sadly it was not to be, although West Coast finished with a very credible 11-11 record, just a game out of the finals.

Captain Ross Glendinning led from the front, leading the club's goalkicking despite alternating between the forward and back halves throughout the season. He was beaten to the honour of being the first Club Champion by another player with VFL experience, midfielder Steve Malaxos. Plenty of WAFL recruits had strong seasons as well, particularly blonde East Fremantle wingman Chris Mainwaring and hard-working Subiaco midfielder Dwayne Lamb.

Honour boardEdit

Coach: Ron Alexander

Captain: Ross Glendinning

Vice-captain: John Annear

Club Champion: Steve Malaxos

Rookie of the Year: Chris Mainwaring

Best Clubman: Glen Bartlett

Leading Goalscorer: Ross Glendinning (38)

All-Australians: Phil Narkle

VFL Team of the Year: Ross Glendinning

SquadEdit

Inaugural squad formation

16 John Annear 26 Alex Ishchenko 8 Steve Malaxos 35 Dean Warwick
38 Adrian Barich 25 Laurie Keene 1 Wally Matera 2 Rob Wiley
23 Glen Bartlett 34 Sean King 37 Paul Mifka 24 John Worsfold
19 Darren Bennett 15 Dean Laidley 6 Geoff Miles 32 Murray Wrensted
14 Michael Brennan 5 Dwayne Lamb 7 Phil Narkle 27 Mark Zanotti
11 Peter Davidson 17 Don Langsford 22 Michael O'Connell
30 John Gastev 28 Chris Lewis 9 Glenn O'Loughlin
4 Ross Glendinning 45 Andrew Lockyer 20 Paul Peos
36 David Hart 18 Andrew MacNish 12 Phil Scott
33 Don Holmes 3 Chris Mainwaring 10 Dean Turner

ResultsEdit

Panasonic Cup

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
1 Richmond Subiaco W 133-119 6th
2 Essendon Windy Hill L 114-119 5th
3 Sydney Subiaco L 97-124 9th
4 Carlton Princes Park L 104-191 12th
5 Hawthorn Princes Park W 104-92 10th
6 North Melbourne Subiaco W 162-88 8th
7 Brisbane WACA W 81-62 6th
8 St Kilda Moorabbin L 49-97 8th
9 Melbourne Subiaco W 135-119 5th
10 Collingwood Subiaco W 137-80 4th
11 Footscray Western Oval L 99-121 5th
12 Geelong Kardinia Park L 85-91 7th
13 Fitzroy WACA W 114-42 7th
14 Richmond MCG L 69-73 7th
15 Essendon WACA L 118-146 8th
16 Carlton WACA W 107-104 8th
17 Sydney SCG L 71-201 8th
18 Hawthorn Subiaco W 115-114 7th
19 North Melbourne WACA L 109-120 8th
20 Brisbane Carrara W 140-119 8th
21 Melbourne MCG L 68-129 8th
22 St Kilda Subiaco W 175-87 8th

Final ladderEdit

Pos. Team W D L  %
1 Carlton 18 0 4 138.0
2 Hawthorn 17 0 5 147.1
3 Sydney 15 0 7 129.5
4 North Melbourne 13 1 8 99.4
5 Melbourne 12 0 10 108.0
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6 Geelong 11 1 10 100.3
7 Footscray 11 1 10 95.7
8 West Coast 11 0 11 97.9
9 Essendon 9 1 12 89.5
10 St Kilda 9 0 13 90.8
11 Fitzroy 8 0 14 91.5
12 Collingwood 7 0 15 76.4
13 Brisbane 6 0 16 79.3
14 Richmond 5 0 17 82.5


Qualifying Final: Hawthorn def. Sydney

Elimination Final: Melbourne def. North Melbourne

Semi Finals: Carlton def. Hawthorn; Melbourne def. Sydney

Prelim Final: Hawthorn def. Melbourne

Grand Final: Carlton 15.14.104 def. Hawthorn 9.17.71


Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st Malaxos 229 21
2nd Glendinning 170 21
3rd Mainwaring 166 19
4th Lamb 128 21
5th Ishchenko 116 18
6th Keene 115 17
7th Brennan 113 21
8th Lewis 88 19
9th Wrensted 75 16
10th Annear 70 22

Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Glendinning 38 . Malaxos 532 . Malaxos 25.33 . Glendinning 136
2nd Holmes 29 Annear 510 Annear 23.18 Mainwaring 114
3rd Lewis 29 Lamb 417 Wrensted 21.31 Malaxos 107
4th Keene 25 Mainwaring 381 Mainwaring 20.05 Ishchenko 97
5th Wiley 24 Wrensted 341 Lamb 19.86 Lewis 91


# Kicks Handballs Tackles Hit-outs
1st Annear 335 . Malaxos 216 . Lewis 40 . Keene 242
2nd Malaxos 316 Annear 175 Malaxos 36 Ishchenko 222
3rd Mainwaring 308 Lamb 173 Mainwaring 32 Scott 47
4th Lamb 244 Wrensted 135 Lamb 29 Lockyer 22
5th Glendinning 241 Glendinning 94 Miles 24 Langdon 20