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1990
1990
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Position
3rd
H&A record
16-6 (3rd)
Finals
Lost Preliminary Final
Captain
Best & Fairest
Most goals
<--1989
1991-->

Under new coach Mick Malthouse and new skipper Steve Malaxos, West Coast started strongly, winning seven of their first nine games to sit in the top two on the ladder. After hitting a bit of a roadbump midseason, the Eagles recovered to win seven of their last eight games and stormed into their second-ever finals series full of confidence. They managed to contribute to a piece of history in the qualifying final against Collingwood when Peter Sumich's set shot from the pocket after the siren hit the post to tie the scores, resulting in the two sides having to return the following week. West Coast were smashed in the replay, but then returned to Waverley the following week (without Malaxos, who had been controversially dropped) for a grudge match against Melbourne, who had beaten the Eagles in their first final two years previously. This time the Eagles defeated the Dees to book a spot in their first preliminary final, but that was as far as they went as Essendon knocked them out of the premiership race the following week.

Exciting midfielder Chris Lewis had a breakout season and was rewarded with selection in the All-AFL side as well as winning the Club Champion award. He was joined in the All-AFL side by John Worsfold, the tough young defender who had stepped into the captaincy after Malaxos' omission. Full-forward Sumich improved on his rookie season to kick a club record 90 goals, including a bag of 8 against the Swans and five hauls of 6 goals. Some other talented youngsters also impressed, including draft bargains Dean Kemp and Brett Heady.


Honour boardEdit

Coach: Mick Malthouse

Captain: Steve Malaxos

Vice-captain: John Worsfold

Club Champion: Chris Lewis

Rookie of the Year: Dean Kemp

Best Clubman: Phil Scott

Leading Goalscorer: Peter Sumich (90)

VFL Team of the Year: Chris Lewis, John Worsfold

SquadEdit

Off-season player moves

2 John Annear 39 Brett Heady* 18 Andrew MacNish 1 Don Pyke
38 Adrian Barich 29 Peter Higgins 3 Chris Mainwaring 23 Murray Rance
44 Tony Begovich* 42 Bret Hutchinson* 8 Steve Malaxos 58 Stephen Schwerdt*
11 Todd Breman David Hynes 59 Peter Mann* 12 Phil Scott
14 Michael Brennan 34 Dean Irving* 37 Peter Matera* 4 Peter Sumich
30 Clinton Browning 27 Stevan Jackson 40 Craig McGrath* 7 Craig Turley
32 Shane Cable 25 Laurie Keene 53 Ashley McIntosh* 50 Ryan Turnbull*
16 Joe Cormack 33 Dean Kemp* 17 Guy McKenna 10 Dean Turner
Warren Dean* 15 Dean Laidley 26 Peter Melesso 35 Troy Ugle
22 Shane Ellis 5 Dwayne Lamb 6 Geoff Miles 31 Chris Waterman
49 Tony Evans* 19 Karl Langdon 41 Phil Narkle* 13 Scott Watters
43 Brad Gwilliam* 28 Chris Lewis 21 David O'Connell 9 Peter Wilson*
36 David Hart 45 Andrew Lockyer 20 Paul Peos 24 John Worsfold
55 Craig McNaughton**

(*indicates new addition to playing squad)

(**McNaughton added in mid-season draft)

# Player Games Goals
1 Pyke 4 3
2 Annear 4 2
3 Mainwaring 21 7
4 Sumich 23 90
5 Lamb 23 7
6 Miles 10 6
7 Turley 21 16
8 Malaxos 22 10
9 Wilson 19 18
10 Turner 6 2
11 Breman 8 5
12 Scott 24 3
13 Watters 10 1
14 Brennan 25 3
15 Laidley 7 1
17 McKenna 26 4
19 Langdon 25 39
20 Peos 8 1
21 O'Connell 2 0
23 Rance 18 1
24 Worsfold 23 1
25 Keene 5 5
26 Melesso 4 3
27 Jackson 15 20
28 Lewis 22 24
31 Waterman 6 13
33 Kemp 23 4
34 Irving 16 3
35 Ugle 18 24
36 Hart 18 14
37 Matera 5 3
39 Heady 20 24
40 McGrath 11 11
41 Narkle 9 10
43 Gwilliam 4 0
44 Begovich 9 2
45 Lockyer 6 0

ResultsEdit

Fosters Cup

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
1 Collingwood Subiaco W 100-54 3rd
2 St Kilda Moorabbin L 69-127 9th
3 Footscray Western Oval W 122-59 6th
4 Carlton WACA W 120-70 5th
5 Sydney Subiaco W 128-67 3rd
6 Richmond MCG W 103-68 1st
7 Melbourne MCG L 61-116 3rd
8 Brisbane Subiaco W 122-63 2nd
9 Geelong Subiaco W 112-92 2nd
10 North Melbourne MCG L 90-118 3rd
11 Essendon Windy Hill L 60-99 5th
12 Hawthorn WACA W 105-82 4th
13 Fitzroy Subiaco W 128-91 4th
14 Collingwood Victoria Park L 76-102 3rd
15 St Kilda WACA W 108-90 3rd
16 Footscray WACA W 109-66 3rd
17 Carlton Princes Park W 132-101 3rd
18 Sydney SCG W 83-68 3rd
19 Richmond Subiaco W 153-108 3rd
20 Melbourne Subiaco L 103-139 3rd
21 Brisbane Carrara W 100-59 3rd
22 Geelong Kardinia Park W 90-83 3rd
QF Collingwood Waverley Park D 90-90
QF Replay Collingwood Waverley Park L 67-126
SF Melbourne Waverley Park W 130-100
PF Essendon Waverley Park L 58-121

Final ladderEdit

Pos. Team W D L  %
1 Essendon 17 0 5 139.2
2 Collingwood 16 0 6 130.2
3 West Coast 16 0 6 118.4
4 Melbourne 16 0 6 113.2
5 Hawthorn 14 0 8 120.6
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6 North Melbourne 12 0 10 114.0
7 Footscray 12 0 10 99.3
8 Carlton 11 0 11 104.1
9 St Kilda 9 0 13 100.6
10 Geelong 8 0 14 93.7
11 Richmond 7 0 15 78.6
12 Fitzroy 7 0 15 78.4
13 Sydney 5 0 17 70.4
14 Brisbane 4 0 18 71.4


Qualifying Final: Collingwood drew with West Coast

Elimination Final: Melbourne def. Hawthorn

Qualifying Final Replay: Collingwood def. West Coast

Semi Finals: Collingwood def. Essendon; West Coast def. Melbourne

Prelim Final: Essendon def. West Coast

Grand Final: Collingwood 13.11.89 def. Essendon 5.11.41


Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st Lewis 39 22
2nd Lamb 36 23
3rd Brennan 36 25
4th Worsfold 35 23
5th Mainwaring 34 21
6th Malaxos 34 22
7th Kemp 34 23
8th McKenna 34 26
9th Langdon 32 25
10th Sumich 30 23

Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Sumich 90 . Malaxos 513 . Malaxos 23.32 . Sumich 139
2nd Langdon 39 Mainwaring 479 Mainwaring 22.81 McKenna 97
3rd Ugle 24 Lamb 478 Lewis 21.09 Heady 94
4th Heady 24 Lewis 464 Lamb 20.78 Mainwaring 91
5th Lewis 24 McKenna 462 Laidley 19.71 Scott 91


# Kicks Handballs Tackles Hit-outs
1st Lewis 346 . Malaxos 229 . Lewis 59 . Scott 197
2nd Mainwaring 331 McKenna 210 McKenna 52 Irving 178
3rd Lamb 316 Kemp 179 Kemp 46 Keene 53
4th Heady 285 Lamb 162 Worsfold 45 Jackson 42
5th Malaxos 284 Worsfold 152 Langdon 43 McGrath 28