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2016
2016
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Position
7th
H&A record
16-6 (6th)
Finals
Lost EF
Captain
Coach
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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Coming off a surprise Grand Final appearance, West Coast started the season as one of the premiership fancies but struggled throughout the year to live up to that billing, particularly early on in the season when the side found winning away from Subiaco difficult. After drifting around the lower reaches of the top eight for most of the season, the Eagles appeared to have clicked into form in the final three rounds when they defeated fellow finalists GWS Giants, Hawthorn and Adelaide in succession to earn a home elimination final. Unfortunately they lost important ruckman Nic Naitanui to a serious knee injury midway through that run, and failed to fire a shot in their finals appearance, falling heavily to eventual premiers Western Bulldogs to wrap up what was an underwhelming year.

While only a handful of players managed to reach their 2015 form, Luke Shuey turned in the best season of his career to date, the midfielder winning his first John Worsfold Medal and only just missing out on a maiden All-Australian berth. Josh Kennedy won his second consecutive Coleman Medal after booting a career-high 82 goals for the year, and was joined in the All-Australian team by defender Jeremy McGovern who solidified his reputation as one of the best intercept marks in the league. Key defender Tom Barrass stamped himself as a player of the future, forming an imposing partnership with McGovern late in the year. Unfortunately key midfield recruits Lewis Jetta and Jack Redden both struggled for form and spent extended periods in the reserves, along with former club champion Eric MacKenzie who fell behind Barrass in the pecking order on his return from a knee injury. The playing list was relatively healthy throughout the year with Naitanui, who missed a stretch midyear after Achilles surgery before rupturing his ACL in the penultimate round, and midfielder Dom Sheed the only experienced players to miss lengthy periods.

Diary

Honour boardEdit

Coach: Adam Simpson (coaching panel)

Captain: Shannon Hurn

Leadership group: Josh Kennedy (vc), Eric MacKenzie, Matt Priddis, Luke Shuey

Club Champion: Luke Shuey

Rookie of the Year: Tom Barrass

Best Clubman: Luke Shuey

Leading Goalscorer: Josh Kennedy (82)

All-Australians: Josh Kennedy, Jeremy McGovern

Rising Star nominees: Tom Barrass (round 23)

Milestones: 200 games: Matt Priddis (round 3), Shannon Hurn (Elimination Final)
150 games: Josh Kennedy (round 7), Chris Masten (round 12), Sam Butler (round 16), Will Schofield (round 20)
100 games: Brad Sheppard (round 17)

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

Playing squad

Senior list Head coach
43 Matthew Allen* 18 Xavier Ellis 2 Mark LeCras 24 Luke Partington* Adam Simpson
37 Tom Barrass 3 Andrew Gaff 29 Scott Lycett 11 Matt Priddis Assistants
44 Jamie Bennell 22 Jonathan Giles* 16 Eric MacKenzie 8 Jack Redden* Brady Rawlings (mid)
1 Mitch Brown 33 Josh Hill 7 Chris Masten 31 Will Schofield Justin Longmuir (fwd)
26 Sam Butler 25 Shannon Hurn 35 Patrick McGinnity 4 Dom Sheed Adrian Hickmott (def)
19 Damien Cavka 34 Mark Hutchings 20 Jeremy McGovern 5 Brad Sheppard Dean Cox (ruck)
28 Tom Cole* 23 Lewis Jetta* 36 Fraser McInnes 13 Luke Shuey Development
15 Jamie Cripps 39 Malcolm Karpany 38 Kurt Mutimer* 12 Sharrod Wellingham Gavin Bell (head)
27 Jack Darling 17 Josh Kennedy 9 Nic Naitanui 6 Elliot Yeo Adam Selwood (mid)
14 Liam Duggan 10 Tom Lamb 30 Jackson Nelson Daniel Pratt (def)
Rookie list Mark Nicoski (def)
45 Corey Adamson 21 Brant Colledge 41 Jordan Snadden* 42 Alec Waterman Luke Webster (fwd)
46 Paddy Brophy 47 Kane Lucas 32 Simon Tunbridge Jaymie Graham (EP)

( * indicates new addition to playing list)

Player Reviews 2016

# Player Games Goals
1 Brown 4 1
2 LeCras 23 38
3 Gaff 22 7
4 Sheed 6 1
5 Sheppard 23 1
6 Yeo 20 16
7 Masten 21 4
8 Redden 15 5
9 Naitanui 15 8
11 Priddis 22 4
12 Wellingham 19 1
13 Shuey 23 12
14 Duggan 14 2
15 Cripps 23 28
16 MacKenzie 13 1
17 Kennedy 23 82
18 Ellis 2 1
20 McGovern 22 3
22 Giles 4 2
23 Jetta 12 6
25 Hurn 23 3
26 Butler 20 0
27 Darling 23 44
28 Cole 2 0
29 Lycett 21 14
30 Nelson 8 0
31 Schofield 22 1
32 Tunbridge 3 1
33 Hill 22 24
34 Hutchings 18 13
35 McGinnity 3 5
36 McInnes 2 0
37 Barrass 10 0
39 Karpany 1 0
44 Bennell 2 2

ResultsEdit

Rd Date Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
Pre-season
1 Sun 21 Feb Adelaide Unley Oval L 48-148
2 Thur 3 March Gold Coast Arena Joondalup W 55-52
3 Sun 13 March Essendon Subiaco W 158-53
Home & away
1 Sun 27 March Brisbane Subiaco W 166-102 4th
2 Sun 3 April Hawthorn MCG L 53-99 8th
3 Sat 9 April Fremantle Subiaco W 92-59 7th
4 Fri 15 April Richmond Subiaco W 125-57 6th
5 Sat 23 April Sydney SCG L 49-88 8th
6 Sun 1 May Collingwood Subiaco W 124-62 6th
7 Sat 7 May Geelong Kardinia Park L 79-123 7th
8 Sun 15 May St Kilda Subiaco W 132-29 7th
9 Sat 21 May Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval W 94-86 6th
10 Sun 29 May Gold Coast Subiaco W 132-55 5th
11 Sun 5 June Western Bulldogs Docklands L 75-83 7th
12 Sat 11 June Adelaide Subiaco L 76-105 8th
13 Sat 18 June Brisbane Gabba W 131-82 7th
14 Bye 8th
15 Thur 30 June Essendon Subiaco W 130-52 8th
16 Sun 10 July North Melbourne Subiaco W 104-72 5th
17 Sun 17 July Carlton MCG W 82-75 6th
18 Sat 23 July Melbourne Subiaco W 66-60 5th
19 Sat 30 July Collingwood MCG L 72-91 6th
20 Sun 7 Aug Fremantle Subiaco W 110-64 6th
21 Sat 13 Aug GWS Giants Syd Showground W 97-96 6th
22 Fri 19 Aug Hawthorn Subiaco W 92-67 6th
23 Fri 26 Aug Adelaide Adelaide Oval W 100-71 6th
Finals
EF Thur 8 Sept Western Bulldogs Subiaco L 52-99

Final ladderEdit

Team P W L D  % Pts
1 Sydney 22 17 5 0 151.2 68
2 Geelong 22 17 5 0 143.8 68
3 Hawthorn 22 17 5 0 118.6 68
4 GWS Giants 22 16 6 0 143.1 64
5 Adelaide 22 16 6 0 138.3 64
6 West Coast 22 16 6 0 130.0 64
7 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 115.4 60
8 North Melbourne 22 12 10 0 105.2 48
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9 St Kilda 22 12 10 0 95.7 48
10 Port Adelaide 22 10 12 0 106.0 40
11 Melbourne 22 10 12 0 97.6 40
12 Collingwood 22 9 13 0 95.6 36
13 Richmond 22 8 14 0 79.5 32
14 Carlton 22 7 15 0 79.3 28
15 Gold Coast 22 6 16 0 78.2 24
16 Fremantle 22 4 18 0 74.3 16
17 Brisbane 22 3 19 0 61.6 12
18 Essendon 22 3 19 0 61.0 12

Qualifying finals: GWS Giants def. Sydney, Geelong def. Hawthorn

Elimination finals: Adelaide def. North Melbourne, Western Bulldogs def. West Coast

Semi finals: Sydney def. Adelaide, Western Bulldogs def. Hawthorn

Preliminary finals: Sydney def. Geelong, Western Bulldogs def. GWS Giants

Grand Final: Western Bulldogs 13.11.89 def. Sydney 10.7.67

JumpersEdit

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Club Champion leaderboardEdit

# Player Votes Games
1st Shuey 157 23
2nd Kennedy 146 23
3rd Gaff 140 22
4th Priddis 132 22
5th Hurn 122 23
6th McGovern 113 22
7th LeCras 102 23
8th Cripps 101 23
9th Darling 93 23
10th Sheppard 91 23

Stats leadersEdit

Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Kennedy 82 . Gaff 657 . Gaff 29.86 . Kennedy 148
2nd Darling 44 Priddis 597 Priddis 27.14 McGovern 137
3rd LeCras 38 Shuey 596 Shuey 25.91 LeCras 127
4th Cripps 28 Masten 468 Masten 22.29 Darling 123
5th Hill 24 Hurn 413 Hurn 17.96 Hurn 111
# Kicks Handballs Clearances Tackles
1st Gaff 372 . Priddis 383 . Shuey 151 . Priddis 188
2nd Hurn 300 Shuey 324 Priddis 148 Shuey 149
3rd Shuey 272 Gaff 285 Lycett 59 Yeo 99
4th LeCras 269 Masten 237 Gaff 58 Cripps 94
5th McGovern 239 Sheppard 167 Naitanui 57 Lycett 90

TribunalEdit

Rd Player Charge Outcome
4 Lycett Striking T.Vickery Accepted 1-week suspension
9 Cripps Engaging in melee Accepted $1,000 fine
9 Schofield Engaging in melee Accepted $1,000 fine
9 Shuey Engaging in melee Accepted $1,500 fine
9 Yeo Engaging in melee Accepted $1,000 fine
9 Duggan Wrestling T.Boak Accepted $1,000 fine
13 LeCras Striking C.Beams Accepted $1,000 fine
16 Wellingham Misconduct against D.Petrie Accepted $1,000 fine
16 Lycett Striking J.Ziebell Accepted $1,000 fine
16 McGinnity Misconduct against S.Gibson Accepted $1,000 fine
18 Cripps Rough conduct against M.Gawn Accepted $1,000 fine
18 McGovern Rough conduct against D.Kent Accepted $1,000 fine
18 Mutimer Rough conduct against J.Bolton (Cla) Accepted 1-week suspension
21 Tunbridge Striking A.Kennedy Accepted 1-match suspension
21 Tunbridge Rough conduct against A.Kennedy Accepted 2-match suspension
23 (WAFL) McInnes Rough conduct against R.Lester-Smith (EF) Accepted reprimand