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1993
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Position
4th
H&A record
12-8 (6th)
Finals
Lost Semi Final
Captain
Best & Fairest
Most goals
<--1992
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Fresh from their historic premiership win, West Coast started the 1993 season strongly and spent much of the early months in the upper reaches of the ladder. A few unfortunate losses saw them slip, and when Essendon won a thriller at the MCG the Eagles worryingly sat outside the top six with just six rounds to play. Four straight wins saw them climb back into second, but losses to Footscray and Geelong threatened to knock them out of the finals race altogether. West Coast narrowly qualified for the finals ahead of Geelong on percentage, and then upset North Melbourne to keep their premiership defence alive. It was not to last, however, with a semi-final loss to eventual premiers Essendon ending the Eagles' season.

For the first time two players could not be split for the Club Champion award, with young defender Glen Jakovich and unassuming midfielder Don Pyke sharing the honour. Other premiership stars to follow up with strong seasons included Peter Matera and Guy McKenna, both of whom were named in the All-Australian side, and Ashley McIntosh who proved himself extremely useful at both ends of the ground. Spearhead Peter Sumich had another good year in front of goal, with his final tally of 76 including a season-opening 7 goal effort against the Bombers and a handful of half-dozen hauls. Top draft pick Drew Banfield impressed in limited appearances, as did second-year utility Matt Clape. On the downside, popular Craig Turley announced a surprise retirement early in the season (although he would return in 1994).


Honour boardEdit

Coach: Mick Malthouse

Captain: John Worsfold

Vice-captain: Michael Brennan

Club Champion: Glen Jakovich/Don Pyke

Rookie of the Year: Drew Banfield

Best Clubman: John Worsfold

Leading Goalscorer: Peter Sumich (76)

All-Australians: Peter Matera, Guy McKenna

Rising Star nominees: Nil.

Milestones:

100 games: Peter Sumich (round 17)


SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

26 Jason Ball 55 Brendan Green* 19 Karl Langdon 46 Jarrad Schofield*
31 Drew Banfield* 20 Derek Hall 28 Chris Lewis 51 Brett Spinks*
29 Shane Bond* 40 Damian Hampson 45 Andrew Lockyer 4 Peter Sumich
14 Michael Brennan 23 Paul Harding 52 Brayden Lyle* 43 Paul Symmons*
60 Matthew Burton 36 David Hart 3 Chris Mainwaring 7 Craig Turley
44 Travis Burton* 1 Brett Heady 30 Peter Matera 50 Ryan Turnbull
32 Matt Clape 16 Mark Hepburn 11 Ashley McIntosh 35 Troy Ugle
42 Matthew Connell 22 David Hynes 17 Guy McKenna 25 Lee Walker*
49 Rhys Croxford* 34 Dean Irving 21 Daniel Metropolis 39 Chris Waterman
47 Steven Davies 27 Glen Jakovich 38 David Muir* 37 Robert West
54 Travis Edmonds* 2 Dean Kemp 8 Trent Nichols 12 Mitchell White
18 Tony Evans 15 Brendan Krummel 10 Don Pyke 9 Peter Wilson
33 Tony Godden* 5 Dwayne Lamb 48 Brendon Retzlaff* 24 John Worsfold

(* indicates new addition to playing list)

# Player Games Goals
1 Heady 19 24
2 Kemp 17 9
3 Mainwaring 12 10
4 Sumich 21 76
5 Lamb 15 3
7 Turley 2 0
9 Wilson 22 6
10 Pyke 22 12
11 McIntosh 19 25
12 White 20 1
14 Brennan 20 1
15 Krummel 7 3
17 McKenna 21 1
18 Evans 19 16
19 Langdon 1 0
20 Hall 2 3
21 Metropolis 2 2
22 Hynes 21 14
23 Harding 21 3
24 Worsfold 19 6
26 Ball 1 0
27 Jakovich 22 3
28 Lewis 15 22
30 Matera 20 23
31 Banfield 7 2
32 Clape 14 8
33 Godden 5 4
34 Irving 1 0
35 Ugle 4 5
36 Hart 8 1
37 West 10 3
39 Waterman 20 15
40 Hampson 4 1
42 Connell 3 0
46 Schofield 1 0
48 Retzlaff 3 0

ResultsEdit

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
1 Essendon Subiaco W 123-110 6th
2 Adelaide Football Park L 86-101 7th
3 Richmond Subiaco W 109-65 4th
4 Brisbane Subiaco W 98-46 2nd
5 Bye 2nd
6 Footscray Subiaco W 125-84 2nd
7 Geelong Kardinia Park W 113-105 2nd
8 Fitzroy WACA L 58-76 3rd
9 Melbourne MCG L 88-101 3rd
10 St Kilda Waverley W 66-64 3rd
11 Sydney SCG W 120-63 2nd
12 North Melbourne WACA L 101-107 3rd
13 Collingwood Victoria Park W 94-71 2nd
14 Carlton Subiaco L 91-92 5th
15 Bye 6th
16 Essendon MCG L 87-89 7th
17 Adelaide Subiaco W 107-70 7th
18 Richmond Princes Park W 100-81 6th
19 Brisbane Gabba W 131-71 3rd
20 Hawthorn Subiaco W 67-45 2nd
21 Footscray Western Oval L 52-94 4th
22 Geelong WACA L 96-116 6th
EF North Melbourne Waverley W 120-69
SF Essendon MCG L 76-108


Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st (tie) Jakovich 34 22
1st (tie) Pyke 34 22
3rd McKenna 31 21
4th Wilson 31 21
5th Harding 30 21
6th (tie) Brennan 29 20
6th (tie) Matera 29 20
8th Worsfold 27 19
9th McIntosh 26 19
10th Sumich 26 21

Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Sumich 76 . Pyke 464 . Matera 22.05 . Jakovich 104
2nd McIntosh 25 Matera 441 Mainwaring 21.83 Hynes 100
3rd Heady 24 Jakovich 393 Pyke 21.09 Sumich 100
4th Matera 23 Wilson 382 Kemp 20.94 Pyke 100
5th Lewis 22 McKenna 364 Jakovich 17.86 McKenna/Waterman 92
# Kicks Handballs Tackles Hit-outs
1st Pyke 352 . McKenna 165 . Kemp 63 . Harding 251
2nd Matera 317 Matera 124 Evans 53 Hynes 79
3rd Jakovich 297 Worsfold 119 Lewis 44 Jakovich 44
4th Wilson 284 Evans 112 Matera 43 McIntosh 15
5th Kemp 248 Pyke 112 Wilson 43 Irving 12