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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 14

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:07 AM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say after Sunday's 110-point win over Perth after being 29 points down late in the first quarter leading into the bye this week and the annual NAIDOC Round clash with Claremont at Claremont Oval.

QUESTION: If I told you when 29 points down in the first quarter that you'd be able to win by 110 points you would have been pretty happy?
ANSWER:
Yeah the response was pretty impressive, but we'd prefer to not have a slow start like that and have to come back in the first place. But even at that point, we were confident that if we could just steady and get things back on our terms that we could turn it around. It was pleasing we were able to do that and the last three quarters were pretty good to watch. Our ball movement was good, our pressure was good and it was nice that we were really able to take advantage in the forward-line and put the score on the board. We were poor in the first quarter, though, so we will have to review that and see why.

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Bulldogs respond to slow start beating Demons by 110 points

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:35 PM - by Chris Pike

South Fremantle was 29 points down just before quarter-time. That was the bad news. From there the Bulldogs dominated Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval to cruise to a thumping 110-point victory on Sunday.

Perth was coming off its worst half football of the season last week going from 23 points up against East Fremantle at half-time to end up losing to the previously winless Sharks by 58 points.

That was an East Fremantle team that had lost to South Fremantle by 145 points as well on WA Day so the signs were ominous coming into the clash on Sunday for the Demons at the port.

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Player Column – Cory Dell'Olio Round 14

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:23 AM - by Cory Dell\'Olio

IT was a really important win up in Joondalup for us last week against West Perth. After a loss the week before we really set ourselves up with a solid week on the track and it showed with a good performance against a quality side who had been in good form for a number of weeks. 

The last month has been very interesting to say the least. We played both AFL aligned sides and unfortunately come up short by minimal margins to both. Could look at both games and make reasons for that but the biggest thing is we did lose and weren’t good enough for periods of the game which cost us and it’s something we need to get better with for the second half of the season.

The derby and last week against West Perth were both really solid performances which were nice to have but looking back on the last month, even one game further back when we played Subiaco we haven’t been consistent for long enough and the games we have dropped I believe have stung the boys quite a bit. I think it’s a good lesson to learn through the middle part of the year. 

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Round 14 Preview v Perth

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:33 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle returned to impressive form last Saturday and will look to continue that on Sunday on the hunt of an eighth straight victory against Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

IT is second against second last when South Fremantle hosts Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday but the Demons will be desperate to put in a spirited showing.

South Fremantle returned to form last Saturday beating West Perth by 47 points and the Bulldogs have won their last seven matches against the Demons leading into Saturday's clash on home turf.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 13

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:29 PM - by Matt Barnsley

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say after the 47-point win over West Perth at HBF Arena to consolidate second spot and looking ahead to this Sunday against Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval. 

QUESTION: Must have been happy with a big win in a game where you needed to bounce back in?
ANSWER:
I thought we were pretty good early especially in the first half when our pressure was probably back to its best. I thought we used the ball really well as well. It was a pretty even performance but the second half was a bit patchy. But most of the work had been done at half-time. 

Q: Any idea why you seem to play so well up at Joondalup as a team?
A:
It’s a fantastic ground. We certainly play well here now and it’s always pleasing when we do.

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Match Day Info – Round 14

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:37 AM

SOUTH Fremantle makes its return to Fremantle Community Bank Oval this Sunday to take on Perth with the Bulldogs looking to further consolidate second position in the WAFL.

MATCH DAY INFO
SOUTH FREMANTLE v PERTH
Sunday June 25, 2.10pm
Fremantle Community Bank Oval

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Bulldogs continue great run at Joondalup and against Falcons

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 2:53 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle made if five straight wins over West Perth, six of the last seven at HBF Arena and moved clear again in second position on the WAFL ladder with 47-point win on Saturday.

The Bulldogs came into the clash with the Falcons having lost three of their last four matches to only be clinging to second position still. 

That spot went on the line at HBF Arena on Saturday with West Perth looking to leapfrog South Fremantle, but once again the Bulldogs showed their recent dominance over the Falcons and their enjoyment of playing at the Joondalup venue.

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Round 13 Preview v West Perth

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 2:35 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle heads to a ground it has won five of its last six visits to and 16 of 25 overall on Saturday when the Bulldogs take on West Perth at HBF Arena needing to win to retain second position on the WAFL ladder.

The Falcons and Bulldogs come into the contest both having recorded seven victories so far this season with West Perth having a game in hand while South Fremantle currently sits ahead with a far superior percentage.

West Perth also comes into the game on the back of having won six of its last seven games while South Fremantle has lost three of its past four.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 12

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 5:45 PM - by Matt Barnsley

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 12 WAFL loss to Peel Thunder and this Saturday's crucial clash with West Perth at HBF Arena.

QUESTION: What's your response to that loss Todd?
ANSWER: I'm super disappointed. In the first half we were totally outplayed, you can’t play a half of footy and expect to get the result you’re after.

Q: You gave yourselves a chance late, but being 46 points down you probably didn’t really deserve it?
A: You can’t play as poorly as we did in the first half and expect to win a game. There were some good signs in the second half but we’re pretty disappointed in the first half.

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Player Column – Adam McIntosh Round 13

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:28 PM - by Adam McIntosh

IT is fair to say last week was an interesting one for us as a team and two games within five days couldn’t have turned out too much different after our big win in the derby and then a disappointing loss to Peel on Saturday.

We obviously couldn’t have been too much happier with the way things went in the derby. It's the biggest win I've been part of and to do it on such a big day of the season in front of a good crowd was something that was very enjoyable for us all.

But we knew we had to back up quickly on Saturday against Peel and that couldn’t have turned out much more different for us. We had kicked 10 goals in the first quarter in the derby, but Peel kicked five against us in the first quarter on Saturday and 10 for the first half to be pretty much eight goals in front. We did fight back and gave ourselves a chance late in the game when we got scores level, but then we just seemed to stop again and that was disappointing.

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