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2012
2012
Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Position
5th
H&A record
15-7 (5th)
Finals
Lost Semi Final
Captain
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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Looking to build on the previous season's surprise top-4 finish, 2012 got off to a horror start when star forward Mark LeCras did his knee in the pre-season. With Josh Kennedy missing most of the season with an ankle injury, 2011's surprise goalsneak Mark Nicoski out for the year after ripping his hamstring and Quinten Lynch down on form, West Coast were severely lacking in firepower and heavily reliant on second-year forward Jack Darling and Bulldogs recruit Josh Hill. Despite that, the Eagles were in top-4 contention all season, eventually finishing 5th in the regular season and earning a home elimination final. West Coast easily disposed of North Melbourne (with even fullback Eric MacKenzie getting amongst the goals) before falling to Collingwood in a semi-final at the MCG.

Captain Darren Glass again led from the front, his strong form leading to him being named captain of the All-Australian side, his fourth AA guernsey. He was joined in the team by ruck pair Dean Cox (his sixth selection) and Nic Naitanui and defender Beau Waters. Young midfielder Scott Selwood capitalised on strong early-season form to take out his first Club Champion award, narrowly edging out Cox and Shannon Hurn. Darling stood up in the absence of LeCras and Kennedy to lead the goalscoring, the youngest ever Eagle to do so. And other youngsters continued their promising development, including Andrew Gaff, Luke Shuey and Jacob Brennan, the son of dual premiership defender Michael Brennan.

Honour boardEdit

Coach: John Worsfold

Captain: Darren Glass

Leadership group: Beau Waters (vc), Matt Priddis, Dean Cox, Scott Selwood, Matt Rosa, Josh Kennedy, Shannon Hurn, Adam Selwood, Mark LeCras, Andrew Embley

Club Champion: Scott Selwood

Rookie of the Year: Jacob Brennan

Best Clubman: Mitch Brown

Leading Goalscorer: Jack Darling (53)

All-Australians: Dean Cox, Darren Glass, Nic Naitanui, Beau Waters

Rising Star nominees: Nil

Milestones:

250 games: Dean Cox

200 games: Quinten Lynch, Daniel Kerr

100 games: Shannon Hurn, Beau Waters

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

Playing squad

Senior list
34 Jacob Brennan 33 Josh Hill* 36 Fraser McInnes* 5 Brad Sheppard
1 Mitch Brown 25 Shannon Hurn 9 Nic Naitanui 13 Luke Shuey
26 Sam Butler 17 Josh Kennedy 19 Ryan Neates 28 Ashley Smith
20 Dean Cox 4 Daniel Kerr 38 Murray Newman* 14 Koby Stevens
18 Bradd Dalziell 2 Mark LeCras 6 Mark Nicoski 47 Lewis Stevenson
27 Jack Darling 29 Scott Lycett 11 Matt Priddis 41 Andrew Strijk
32 Andrew Embley 21 Quinten Lynch 24 Matt Rosa 15 Tom Swift
3 Andrew Gaff 16 Eric MacKenzie 31 Will Schofield 8 Beau Waters
23 Darren Glass 7 Chris Masten 37 Adam Selwood 44 Gerrick Weedon
43 Ashton Hams 35 Patrick McGinnity 10 Scott Selwood 30 Blayne Wilson
Rookie list
39 Brad Dick* 22 Michael Mascoulis* 45 Callum Papertalk*
40 Anton Hamp 42 Jeremy McGovern 46 Simon Tunbridge*

(* indicates new addition to playing list)

Player reviews

# Player Games Goals
1 Brown 8 0
3 Gaff 24 9
4 Kerr 24 13
5 Sheppard 12 6
7 Masten 24 20
8 Waters 20 8
9 Naitanui 22 24
10 S.Selwood 24 11
11 Priddis 22 8
13 Shuey 21 19
14 Stevens 4 0
15 Swift 6 1
16 MacKenzie 22 1
17 Kennedy 8 18
18 Dalziell 2 1
19 Neates 1 0
20 Cox 24 28
21 Lynch 21 33
23 Glass 22 0
24 Rosa 18 2
25 Hurn 24 12
26 Butler 14 1
27 Darling 24 53
28 Smith 5 1
29 Lycett 2 1
31 Schofield 20 8
32 Embley 8 6
33 Hill 22 36
34 Brennan 16 2
35 McGinnity 21 11
37 A.Selwood 20 2
38 Newman 4 3
41 Strijk 2 0
43 Hams 16 22

ResultsEdit

Rd Date Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
NAB Cup
1 (pool) Sun 19 Feb Essendon Subiaco W 57-36
Fremantle W 30-10
2 Sat 3 March Port Adelaide Rushton Park W 92-87
3 Sat 10 March St Kilda Subiaco W 85-52
GF Sat 17 March Adelaide Football Park L 61-95
Home & away
1 Sun 1 April Bulldogs Docklands W 136-87 3rd
2 Sat 7 April Melbourne Subiaco W 166-58 1st
3 Sun 15 April GWS Giants Blacktown W 150-69 1st
4 Sat 21 April Hawthorn Subiaco W 51-46 1st
5 Sun 29 April Richmond Docklands W 107-97 1st
6 Sun 6 May North Melbourne Subiaco W 120-95 1st
7 Sat 12 May Essendon Docklands L 52-113 1st
8 Sun 20 May St Kilda Subiaco W 121-91 1st
9 Sun 27 May Fremantle Subiaco W 84-36 1st
10 Sun 3 June Brisbane Gabba L 100-102 1st
11 Bye 3rd
12 Thur 14 June Carlton Subiaco W 79-69 1st
13 Sat 23 June Collingwood MCG L 82-85 4th
14 Sat 30 June Gold Coast Subiaco W 166-40 3rd
15 Sat 7 July North Melbourne Bellerive W 86-84 2nd
16 Sun 15 July Sydney Subiaco L 69-121 5th
17 Sat 21 July Adelaide Football Park L 75-124 5th
18 Sun 29 July Brisbane Subiaco W 175-77 5th
19 Sat 4 Aug Fremantle Subiaco L 48-113 5th
20 Fri 10 Aug Geelong Subiaco W 102-97 5th
21 Sun 19 Aug Port Adelaide Football Park W 98-50 5th
22 Sat 25 Aug Collingwood Subiaco W 107-58 4th
23 Fri 31 Aug Hawthorn MCG L 70-95 5th
EF Sun 9 Sept North Melbourne Subiaco W 162-66
SF Sat 15 Sept Collingwood MCG L 60-73

Final ladderEdit

Pos. Team W D L  %
1 Hawthorn 17 0 5 154.6
2 Adelaide 17 0 5 132.5
3 Sydney 16 0 6 140.6
4 Collingwood 16 0 6 116.5
5 West Coast 15 0 7 124.2
6 Geelong 15 0 7 117.1
7 Fremantle 14 0 8 115.7
8 North Melbourne 14 0 8 112.5
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9 St Kilda 12 0 10 123.3
10 Carlton 11 0 11 108.0
11 Essendon 11 0 11 100.0
12 Richmond 10 1 11 111.6
13 Brisbane 10 0 12 91.0
14 Port Adelaide 5 1 16 78.9
15 Western Bulldogs 5 0 17 67.0
16 Melbourne 4 0 18 67.5
17 Gold Coast 3 0 19 60.8
18 GWS Giants 2 0 20 46.2


Qualifying Finals: Hawthorn def. Collingwood; Sydney def. Adelaide

Elimination Finals: West Coast def. North Melbourne; Fremantle def. Geelong

Semi Finals: Collingwood def. West Coast; Adelaide def. Fremantle

Prelim Finals: Hawthorn def. Adelaide; Sydney def. Collingwood

Grand Final: Sydney 14.7.91 def Hawthorn 11.15.81

JumpersEdit

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Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games # Player Votes Games
1st S.Selwood 403 24 11th Naitanui 359 22
2nd Cox 400 24 12th Shuey 357 21
3rd Hurn 396 24 13th Waters 338 20
4th Darling 393 24 14th Hill 303 22
5th Gaff 385 24 15th McGinnity 300 21
6th Glass 383 22 16th (tied) Schofield 277 20
7th Masten 382 24 16th (tied) A.Selwood 277 20
8th Priddis 367 22 18th Rosa 254 18
9th Kerr 364 22 19th Lynch 250 21
10th MacKenzie 360 22 20th Hams 212 16

Stats leadersEdit

# Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Darling 53 . S.Selwood 597 . Priddis 26.14 . Waters 146
2nd Hill 36 Gaff 591 S.Selwood 24.88 Cox 144
3rd Lynch 33 Priddis 575 Gaff 24.63 Darling 131
4th Cox 28 Kerr 552 Rosa 23.17 Hurn 119
5th Naitanui 24 Masten 521 Kerr 23.00 Gaff / Glass / S.Selwood 114


# Kicks Handballs Clearances Tackles
1st Gaff 374 . Priddis 379 . Priddis 148 . Priddis 122
2nd Hurn 339 S.Selwood 332 Kerr 129 S.Selwood 117
3rd Masten 298 Kerr 261 S.Selwood 126 Shuey 89
4th Kerr 291 Masten 223 Shuey 115 McGinnity 80
5th Shuey 286 Gaff 217 Naitanui 64 Masten 78

TribunalEdit

Rd Player Charge Outcome
2 Waters Rough conduct against J.Grimes Accepted reprimand
5 Schofield Striking J.Riewoldt Accepted 2 match suspension
8 Kerr Negligent contact with an umpire Accepted $900 fine
9 Shuey Striking P.Duffield Accepted 1 match suspension
10 Waters Rough conduct against J.Redden Accepted 1 match suspension
15 Lynch Tripping S.Atley Tribunal upheld 1 match penalty
15 Shuey Striking L.Thomas Tribunal upheld 2 match penalty
16 McGinnity Rough conduct against R.O'Keefe Accepted reprimand
18 Glass Rough conduct against J.Brown Accepted 1 match suspension
18 S.Selwood Wrestling S.Black Accepted $1800 fine
21 Kerr Striking C.Wingard Accepted reprimand
EF Lynch Charging S.McMahon Dismissed by Tribunal