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1992
1992
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Position
Premiers
H&A record
15-6-1 (4th)
Finals
Won Grand Final
Captain
Best & Fairest
Most goals
<--1991
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After their impressive run towards the 1991 premiership ended at the hands of a more experienced Hawthorn on Grand Final day, West Coast came out of the blocks slowly in 1992. 7 rounds in, the Eagles sat well back in 10th spot with just 2 wins and a draw following an unsuccessful trip to Hobart to play Fitzroy. West Coast then found their feet, winning 7 of the next 8 games to entrench themselves in the top six. Engaged in a battle for a top two spot with Geelong and Footscray for the last few rounds, a poor loss to the Bulldogs in Melbourne in the second-last round saw them slip to fourth and a tough assignment against the Hawks in a sudden-death final.

The Eagles got their revenge on Hawthorn, knocking the reigning premiers out of the finals in an exciting shootout at Subiaco, and earned a double chance the following week after St Kilda upset Collingwood in the other elimination final. After knocking off Geelong at the MCG, the Eagles were heading to their second straight grand final, and had a week off while the Dogs and Cats battled it out for the opportunity to face them. Geelong won their way through, and in a hard-fought contest West Coast took the lead in the third quarter and stormed home to win an historic first flag, the first time the premiership cup had left Victoria.

Hard-working midfielder Dean Kemp was the standout throughout the season, the blonde boy from Kalgoorlie winning the Club Champion award comfortably and earning selection in the All-Australian side. He had plenty of help through the middle, with Chris Mainwaring, Peter Matera and Craig Turley all having strong seasons. Matera's year was not quite up to the standard of his outstanding 1991, but he more than made up for it with a superb effort in the Grand Final. Full-forward Peter Sumich once again easily topped the goalkicking, with his 82 goals the fourth highest across the league and including a haul of 11 against Essendon and a couple of bags of 8.


Honour boardEdit

Coach: Mick Malthouse

Captain: John Worsfold

Vice-captain: Michael Brennan

Club Champion: Dean Kemp

Rookie of the Year: Matt Clape

Best Clubman: David Hynes

Leading Goalscorer: Peter Sumich (82)

All-Australians: Dean Kemp

Milestones:

100 games: John Worsfold (round 5), Chris Lewis (round 12), David Hart (round 18), Guy McKenna (Elim Final)

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

29 Jason Ball* 23 Paul Harding* 28 Chris Lewis 49 David Regan*
38 Adrian Barich 36 David Hart 45 Andrew Lockyer 12 Phil Scott
44 Tony Begovich 1 Brett Heady 3 Chris Mainwaring 4 Peter Sumich
14 Michael Brennan 16 Mark Hepburn 30 Peter Matera 7 Craig Turley
60 Matthew Burton 22 David Hynes 11 Ashley McIntosh 50 Ryan Turnbull
32 Matt Clape 34 Dean Irving 43 Nathan McIntosh* 35 Troy Ugle
42 Matthew Connell 27 Glen Jakovich 17 Guy McKenna 39 Chris Waterman
47 Steven Davies* 25 Laurie Keene 21 Daniel Metropolis* 33 Tim Watson*
51 Jason Disney* 2 Dean Kemp 40 Kane Morphett* 13 Scott Watters
18 Tony Evans 41 Brendan Krummel* 8 Trent Nichols* 37 Robert West
48 Peter Freeman* 15 Dean Laidley 46 David Ogg* 12 Mitchell White
26 Paul Gow* 5 Dwayne Lamb 6 Paul Peos 9 Peter Wilson
20 Derek Hall 19 Karl Langdon 10 Don Pyke 24 John Worsfold
49 Damian Hampson**

(* indicated new addition to playing list)

(** Hampson added in mid-season draft)

# Player Games Goals
1 Heady 11 20
2 Kemp 25 14
3 Mainwaring 25 10
4 Sumich 19 82
5 Lamb 23 6
6 Peos 9 12
7 Turley 23 17
8 Nichols 4 3
9 Wilson 14 15
10 Pyke 12 9
11 McIntosh 17 15
13 Watters 18 5
14 Brennan 16 3
15 Laidley 14 2
16 Hepburn 8 0
17 McKenna 12 2
18 Evans 16 18
19 Langdon 21 21
21 Metropolis 4 8
22 Hynes 17 19
23 Harding 16 2
24 Worsfold 22 1
27 Jakovich 24 7
28 Lewis 23 17
29 Ball 1 0
30 Matera 23 31
31 White 22 4
32 Clape 9 4
34 Irving 1 0
35 Ugle 6 8
36 Hart 9 2
37 West 2 0
38 Barich 1 0
39 Waterman 24 6
41 Krummel 1 0
45 Lockyer 2 0
50 Turnbull 6 2

ResultsEdit

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
Fosters Cup
1 Collingwood Marrara W 97-63
QF Geelong Waverley L 78-99
Sydney Subiaco W 203-66
Home & away
1 Bye
2 Sydney SCG L 95-98 10th
3 St Kilda Subiaco W 113-80 6th
4 Geelong Subiaco L 107-131 9th
5 Brisbane Carrara D 92-92 11th
6 Richmond MCG W 97-96 6th
7 Fitzroy North Hobart L 82-102 10th
8 Footscray Subiaco W 133-74 8th
9 Carlton Princes Park W 106-82 8th
10 Adelaide WACA W 118-78 8th
11 Bye 6th
12 North Melbourne MCG W 110-66 3rd
13 Collingwood Subiaco L 62-63 6th
14 Hawthorn Waverley W 74-60 5th
15 Essendon MCG W 137-62 5th
16 Melbourne WACA W 109-87 4th
17 Sydney Subiaco W 107-54 4th
18 St Kilda Waverley L 29-95 4th
19 Geelong Kardinia Park W 96-77 4th
20 Brisbane WACA W 186-55 4th
21 Richmond Subiaco W 104-84 3rd
22 Fitzroy WACA W 106-76 2nd
23 Footscray Western Oval L 23-53 4th
24 Carlton Subiaco W 120-87 4th
EF Hawthorn Subiaco W 100-87
SF Geelong MCG W 133-95
PF Bye
GF Geelong MCG W 113-85

Final ladderEdit

Pos. Team W D L  %
1 Geelong 16 0 6 145.6
2 Footscray 16 0 6 129.8
3 Collingwood 16 0 6 114.9
4 West Coast 15 1 6 125.9
5 Hawthorn 14 0 8 108.3
6 St Kilda 14 0 8 120.2
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7 Carlton 14 0 8 112.3
8 Essendon 12 0 10 92.8
9 Adelaide 11 0 11 101.4
10 Fitzroy 9 0 13 90.3
11 Melbourne 7 1 14 87.3
12 North Melbourne 7 0 15 89.5
13 Richmond 5 0 17 73.5
14 Brisbane 4 1 17 64.6
15 Sydney 3 1 18 74.1


Qualifying Final: Geelong def. Footscray

Elimination Finals: St Kilda def. Collingwood; West Coast def. Hawthorn

Semi Finals: West Coast def. Geelong; Footscray def. St Kilda

Prelim Final: Geelong def. Footscray

Grand Final: West Coast 16.17.113 def. Geelong 12.13.85


Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st Kemp 46 25
2nd Mainwaring 38 25
3rd Jakovich 37 24
4th Matera 36 23
5th Lamb 33 23
6th Waterman 31 24
7th Worsfold 30 22
8th Lewis 28 23
9th Turley 27 23
10th Sumich 26 19

Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Sumich 82 . Mainwaring 549 . Mainwaring 21.96 . Jakovich 99
2nd Matera 31 Kemp 543 Kemp 21.72 Waterman 98
3rd Langdon 21 Matera 459 Matera 19.96 Mainwaring 97
4th Heady 20 Lamb 444 Lamb 19.30 Turley 94
5th Hynes 19 Turley 416 Turley 18.09 Langdon 89


# Kicks Handballs Tackles Hit-outs
1st Mainwaring 409 . Kemp 163 . Kemp 74 . Harding 260
2nd Kemp 380 Turley 155 Matera 65 Jakovich 68
3rd Matera 349 Lamb 143 Langdon 60 Hynes 61
4th Lamb 301 Mainwaring 140 Lewis 53 Hepburn 57
5th Waterman 287 Jakovich 128 Waterman 48 Langdon 36