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2009
2009
Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Position
11th
H&A record
8-14
Finals
N/A
Captain
Best & Fairest
Most goals
<--2008
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After the terrible 2008 season, not much was expected of West Coast and they started slowly, winning just a handful of games and hovering a couple of games out of the eight before a poor stretch of games mid-season in which they lost nine of ten games sent the side crashing to the lower reaches of the ladder. With just over a month to go and a potential priority draft pick in the offing, the Eagles suddenly found their mojo, winning four of the final five games to end the season full of momentum.

Impressive forward Mark LeCras had a career-best year, kicking 58 goals and unlucky to miss out on All-Australian selection. Captain Darren Glass continued to lead from the front (and the back), holding up the defence and winning his second Club Champion award. Veterans Andrew Embley and Adam Selwood also performed well, as did young backman Shannon Hurn. Second-year players Chris Masten, Brad Ebert and Scott Selwood gave signs of a rosy future, as did the first few games of incredibly raw but exciting ruckman Nic Naitanui.

Honour boardEdit

Coach: John Worsfold

Captain: Darren Glass

Leadership group: Dean Cox (vc), Tyson Stenglein, Matt Priddis, Beau Waters

Club Champion: Darren Glass

Rookie of the Year: Chris Masten

Chris Mainwaring Best Clubman: Beau Waters

Leading Goalscorer: Mark LeCras (58)

All-Australians: nil

Rising Star nominees: Chris Masten (round 16), Mitch Brown (round 19)

Milestones:

150 games: Adam Hunter, Quinten Lynch

100 games: Adam Selwood, Mark Seaby, Tyson Stenglein

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

Senior list
1 Mitch Brown 25 Shannon Hurn 27 Ben McKinley 10 Scott Selwood
26 Sam Butler 38 Brett Jones 12 Jamie McNamara 22 Luke Shuey*
20 Dean Cox 33 Jordan Jones* 9 Nic Naitanui 28 Ashley Smith*
18 Brad Ebert 17 Josh Kennedy 6 Mark Nicoski 30 Matt Spangher
32 Andrew Embley 4 Daniel Kerr 34 Tony Notte 41 Brent Staker
7 Chad Fletcher 2 Mark LeCras 11 Matt Priddis 5 Tyson Stenglein
23 Darren Glass 21 Quinten Lynch 24 Matt Rosa 15 Tom Swift*
29 Ashley Hansen 16 Eric MacKenzie 31 Will Schofield 8 Beau Waters
19 Tim Houlihan 13 Chris Masten 14 Mark Seaby 42 Beau Wilkes
39 Adam Hunter 35 Patrick McGinnity 37 Adam Selwood 44 David Wirrpanda
Rookie list
43 Ashley Arrowsmith 48 Adam Cockie* 47 Lewis Stevenson 36 Callum Wilson
46 Liam Bedford* 45 Ryan Davis 40 Will Sullivan

(* new addition to playing list)

Player reviews

# Player Games Goals
1 Brown 19 4
2 LeCras 21 58
4 Kerr 11 7
5 Stenglein 11 2
6 Nicoski 13 0
7 Fletcher 5 0
9 Naitanui 10 3
10 S.Selwood 14 2
11 Priddis 20 6
12 McNamara 6 2
13 Masten 19 5
14 Seaby 5 0
15 Swift 10 4
16 MacKenzie 16 0
17 Kennedy 16 31
18 Ebert 17 6
19 Houlihan 7 1
20 Cox 13 8
21 Lynch 22 18
23 Glass 22 0
24 Rosa 22 5
25 Hurn 22 4
26 Butler 16 1
27 McKinley 17 30
29 Hansen 9 12
30 Spangher 11 2
31 Schofield 3 0
32 Embley 21 6
35 McGinnity 7 1
36 Wilson 4 5
37 A.Selwood 21 8
38 B.Jones 9 2
39 Hunter 8 10
41 Staker 6 5
42 Wilkes 3 0
44 Wirrpanda 18 11
45 Davis 3 0
48 Cockie 7 3

ResultsEdit

Pre-season

Rd Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
1 Brisbane Gabba L 86-95 11th
2 Port Adelaide Subiaco W 125-75 6th
3 St Kilda Docklands L 64-161 13th
4 Western Bulldogs Subiaco W 116-83 10th
5 Hawthorn York Park L 56-74 11th
6 Fremantle Subiaco L 74-87 12th
7 Melbourne Subiaco W 90-82 11th
8 Sydney Stadium Australia L 101-106 10th
9 Collingwood Subiaco L 66-88 13th
10 Carlton Docklands L 70-111 13th
11 Geelong Subiaco L 77-99 13th
12 Richmond Docklands L 77-92 13th
13 Hawthorn Subiaco W 107-87 12th
14 Melbourne MCG L 92-112 12th
15 St Kilda Subiaco L 70-90 12th
16 Port Adelaide Football Park L 76-112 13th
17 Fremantle Subiaco L 66-71 14th
18 Essendon Subiaco W 95-68 13th
19 Western Bulldogs Docklands W 102-97 12th
20 North Melbourne Subiaco W 110-72 12th
21 Adelaide Football Park L 48-122 12th
22 Richmond Subiaco W 125-45 11th

Final ladderEdit

Pos. Team W D L  %
1 St Kilda 20 0 2 155.7
2 Geelong 18 0 4 127.4
3 Western Bulldogs 15 0 7 122.6
4 Collingwood 15 0 7 122.3
5 Adelaide 14 0 8 117.6
6 Brisbane 13 1 8 106.7
7 Carlton 13 0 9 110.5
8 Essendon 10 1 11 97.8
____ _ ______________ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ _______
9 Hawthorn 9 0 13 92.5
10 Port Adelaide 9 0 13 88.7
11 West Coast 8 0 14 93.3
12 Sydney 8 0 14 93.1
13 North Melbourne 7 1 14 83.4
14 Fremantle 6 0 16 77.3
15 Richmond 5 1 16 74.3
16 Melbourne 4 0 18 74.7


Qualifying Finals: St Kilda def. Collingwood; Geelong def. Western Bulldogs

Elimination Finals: Adelaide def. Essendon; Brisbane def. Carlton

Semi Finals: Collingwood def. Adelaide; Western Bulldogs def. Brisbane

Prelim Finals: St Kilda def. Western Bulldogs; Geelong def. Collingwood;

Grand Final: Geelong 12.8.80 def. St Kilda 9.14.68

JumpersEdit

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Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st Glass 340 22
2nd Hurn 329 22
3rd LeCras 328 21
4th Lynch 296 22
5th Priddis 288 20
6th A.Selwood 288 21
7th Embley 274 21
8th Rosa 261 22
9th Wirrpanda 221 18
10th Kennedy 215 16

Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st LeCras 58 . A.Selwood 515 . Priddis 25.45 . Lynch 127
2nd Kennedy 31 Priddis 509 A.Selwood 24.52 Kennedy 110
3rd McKinley 30 Rosa 485 Fletcher 23.20 Hurn 106
4th Lynch 18 Embley 472 Houlihan 22.71 Embley 102
5th Embley 16 Hurn 441 Embley 22.48 Rosa 97


# Kicks Handballs Clearances Tackles
1st Embley 292 . Priddis 309 . Priddis 111 . Priddis 127
2nd Hurn 282 A.Selwood 284 A.Selwood 74 A.Selwood 76
3rd Lynch 279 Rosa 242 Lynch 65 Ebert 69
4th Wirrpanda 257 Masten 211 Kerr 49 Rosa 56
5th Rosa 243 Glass 206 Cox 49 Masten/Embley 53

TribunalEdit

Rd Player Charge Outcome
3 Kerr Wrestling F.Ray Accepted $900 fine
4 Schofield Tripping R.Griffen Accepted reprimand
10 Kerr Striking M.Murphy Tribunal upheld 1-match suspension
22 Embley Negligently making contact with umpire Accepted $1950 fine