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1989
1989
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Position
11th
H&A record
7-15
Finals
n/a
Captain
Coach
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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West Coast disappointed early in 1989, failing to build on their inaugural finals appearance the previous season. The Eagles lost their first four games and won just two of the first 15 games, with the clear low point of the season coming in the form of the Windy Hill Massacre, a 142-point loss that set unwanted and yet to be broken records for the club's biggest loss and lowest score. The result seemed to stir the Eagles into action, the side winning their next three and five of the last seven games to climb off the bottom of the ladder into a slightly more respectable 11th place by the end of the season. It was not enough to save coach John Todd's job, however, with the WA great replaced by Victorian Mick Malthouse at the end of the year.

Defender Guy McKenna improved on his impressive rookie year to win the Club Champion award as well as being selected in the VFL Team of the Year. John Worsfold and Chris Mainwaring continued to impress early in their careers along with Chris Lewis, and rookie full-forward Peter Sumich stepped into the hole (and the jumper) left by the retired Ross Glendinning to lead the side in goalscoring for the first of what would end up being many times.

Honour boardEdit

Coach: John Todd

Captain: Murray Rance

Vice-captains: Steve Malaxos, John Worsfold, John Annear, Laurie Keene

Club Champion: Guy McKenna

Rookie of the Year: Peter Sumich

Best Clubman: Geoff Miles

Leading Goalscorer: Peter Sumich (45)

VFL Team of the Year: Guy McKenna

SquadEdit

Off-season player moves

2 John Annear 22 Shane Ellis* 15 Dean Laidley 6 Geoff Miles 35 Troy Ugle
38 Adrian Barich 34 Richard Geary* 5 Dwayne Lamb 21 David O'Connell 31 Chris Waterman
54 Darren Bartsch* 57 Andrew Geddes* 19 Karl Langdon 20 Paul Peos 13 Scott Watters*
56 Damien Berto* 36 David Hart 28 Chris Lewis 1 Don Pyke* 53 Scott Williamson*
11 Todd Breman* 29 Peter Higgins* 45 Andrew Lockyer 23 Murray Rance 24 John Worsfold
14 Michael Brennan 33 Don Holmes 18 Andrew MacNish 55 Matt Richardson*
30 Clinton Browning* 9 Brent Hutton 3 Chris Mainwaring 12 Phil Scott
32 Shane Cable* David Hynes* 8 Steve Malaxos 4 Peter Sumich
16 Joe Cormack 27 Stevan Jackson* 17 Guy McKenna 7 Craig Turley*
52 Jeremy Crough* 25 Laurie Keene 26 Peter Melesso* 10 Dean Turner

(* indicates new addition to playing list)

# Player Games Goals
1 Pyke 16 14
2 Annear 13 6
3 Mainwaring 20 3
4 Sumich 19 45
5 Lamb 18 8
6 Miles 18 11
7 Turley 11 5
8 Malaxos 12 7
9 Hutton 5 0
10 Turner 18 7
11 Breman 15 10
12 Scott 15 16
13 Watters 3 3
14 Brennan 16 2
15 Laidley 10 0
16 Cormack 3 0
17 McKenna 20 1
18 MacNish 6 9
19 Langdon 14 12
20 Peos 5 1
21 O'Connell 18 2
22 Ellis 10 8
23 Rance 17 1
24 Worsfold 20 6
25 Keene 2 1
26 Melesso 2 1
27 Jackson 16 38
28 Lewis 16 18
29 Higgins 4 0
30 Browning 4 5
31 Waterman 10 10
32 Cable 1 0
33 Holmes 4 5
34 Geary 2 0
35 Ugle 6 4
36 Hart 19 9
38 Barich 14 2
45 Lockyer 18 4

ResultsEdit

Panasonic Cup

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
1 Essendon WACA L 96-112 11th
2 Geelong Kardinia Park L 80-175 14th
3 Sydney SCG L 83-134 14th
4 North Melbourne WACA L 72-115 14th
5 Brisbane Carrara W 125-73 13th
6 Fitzroy WACA L 81-89 13th
7 Richmond Waverley Park L 90-92 13th
8 Melbourne Subiaco L 93-95 13th
9 St Kilda Moorabbin L 83-118 14th
10 Hawthorn Subiaco L 105-110 14th
11 Collingwood Subiaco L 81-116 14th
12 Footscray WACA W 105-77 14th
13 Carlton Princes Park L 41-64 14th
14 Hawthorn Princes Park L 50-141 14th
15 Essendon Windy Hill L 18-160 14th
16 Sydney Subiaco W 112-70 14th
17 Footscray Western Oval W 109-72 13th
18 Richmond Subiaco W 130-79 12th
19 Fitzroy Princes Park L 40-72 12th
20 Geelong WACA W 126-82 12th
21 Carlton Subiaco W 148-72 10th
22 Collingwood Victoria Park L 80-129 11th

Final ladderEdit

Pos. Team W D L  %
1 Hawthorn 19 0 3 153.2
2 Essendon 17 0 5 131.4
3 Geelong 16 0 6 146.8
4 Melbourne 14 0 8 96.5
5 Collingwood 13 0 9 112.8
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6 Fitzroy 12 0 10 97.4
7 Sydney 11 0 11 100.1
8 Carlton 9 1 12 92.4
9 North Melbourne 9 0 13 86.9
10 Brisbane 8 0 14 78.8
11 West Coast 7 0 15 86.7
12 St Kilda 7 0 15 84.3
13 Footscray 6 1 15 87.0
14 Richmond 5 0 17 70.9


Qualifying Final: Essendon def. Geelong

Elimination Final: Melbourne def. Collingwood

Semi Finals: Hawthorn def. Essendon; Geelong def. Melbourne

Prelim Final: Geelong def. Essendon

Grand Final: Hawthorn 21.18.144 def. Geelong 21.12.138


Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st McKenna 36 20
2nd Mainwaring 30 20
3rd Lewis 26 16
4th Sumich 21 19
5th Worsfold 21 20
6th Scott 18 15
7th Brennan 15 16
8th Jackson 15 17
9th Lamb 15 18
10th O'Connell 13 18

Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Sumich 45 . Mainwaring 480 . Mainwaring 24.00 . McKenna 113
2nd Jackson 38 Worsfold 385 Malaxos 23.08 O'Connell 101
3rd Lewis 18 McKenna 368 Lewis 20.63 Worsfold 101
4th Scott 16 Lamb 350 Lamb 19.44 Mainwaring 95
5th Pyke 14 Hart 338 Worsfold 19.25 Sumich 93


# Kicks Handballs Tackles Hit-outs
1st Mainwaring 340 . McKenna 184 . Worsfold 44 . Scott 220
2nd Worsfold 258 Mainwaring 140 Lewis 35 O'Connell 133
3rd Hart 252 Worsfold 127 Mainwaring 29 Jackson 61
4th Lewis 247 Lamb 124 Langdon 26 Higgins 42
5th Lamb 226 Malaxos 100 McKenna 26 Keene 28