Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 3

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:55 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle coach Todd Curley speaking following the Easter Sunday WAFL victory over West Perth and looking ahead to this Saturday's ANZAC Derby against East Fremantle also at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

QUESTION: A little bit of a slow start and you didn’t kick straight in the last quarter, but I'd think you would be pretty happy aside from that?
ANSWER:
I think we continued the vein of improved. In Round 1, we were pretty average, in Round 2 we were a bit better for a half and I thought we were pretty good for the most part this week. We were a bit fumbly early and then didn’t convert after dominating the early part of the last quarter. Then we were a couple of man down and got a bit tired to keep inviting them to stay in the game. But we'll certainly take it. We thought we got better so that's something to hang our hat on.

Q: The style of footy was closer to how you want to play too, especially through the second and third quarters? 
A:
There's no doubt there is going to be ups and downs, and challenges, just because there's so much new personnel. A lot of guys haven’t played much league footy and there's a few who have played a bit but not with us. That connection and synergy of playing together with the same group of guys is going to build so we think the longer the season goes that will improve. But we want to get better quickly. We're all impatient but we want to tick off some wins along the way as we continue to improve. We've got some young guys which is exciting.

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Bulldogs too good for Falcons on Easter Sunday

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:04 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle dominated the second and third quarters on Easter Sunday to set up a comfortable 16-point win over West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval to make it two wins from three to open 2019.

There has been plenty of change at South Fremantle from last year's preliminary final loss to West Perth and Sunday's clash, but the Bulldogs were impressive to make it 10 wins in the last 11 starts against the Falcons.

Despite the turnover in senior players over summer, it's now been a good start to the season for South Fremantle with two wins from the three games and the one loss to Perth could very well have gone the other way.

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Round 3 Preview | v West Perth

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:24 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is back on home turf this Easter Sunday with the Bulldogs looking to get their second win from three attempts to open the WAFL season up against West Perth.

Coming off a heartbreaking three-point loss to Perth also at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, South Fremantle is back at home and in celebration of Easter Sunday will be looking to make it a memorable day against the Falcons.

West Perth comes into the game without a win so far in 2019 but after what happened in the preliminary final last year nobody at the Bulldogs will be taking them lightly.

The league clash bounces down at 2.10pm on Sunday afternoon and will be broadcast live on Channel 7 from 2pm. The colts clash is on before the league game from 11.30am while the reserves clash is on afterwards from 5pm.

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Bulldogs can't quite topple Demons at home

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:35 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle started on fire and then opened the last quarter in scintillating fashion, but in between Perth was able to do enough to set up their eventual three-point victory over the Bulldogs.

Coming off the Round 1 victory against Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval, South Fremantle started Saturday's game at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on fire kicking four goals in the first 19 minutes.

But Perth was able to respond and went to three quarter-time leading by 23 points. The Bulldogs, though, came out barking to start the fourth term with four quick goals to regain the lead.

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Solid Round 1 start for Women's Bulldogs

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM

It was a solid start to the 2019 Season for our Women’s Bulldogs.

Double win for Youths and Seniors.
Thanks to both Perth Angels Teams for always making our games great. WE ARE THE MIGHTY BULLDOGS. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Round 2 Preview | v Perth

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 9:29 AM - by Chris Pike

IT might be a significantly different looking South Fremantle team, but after a Round 1 victory the Bulldogs can make it a perfect start to the 2019 WAFL season hosting Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

There have been significant changes to the South Fremantle team from last year's preliminary final loss to West Perth to last Saturday's Round 1 win of the 2019 season against Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval.

However, it was a winning start to the season still for the Bulldogs and now is the chance to make it a 2-0 start to the new campaign hosting Perth at the port this Saturday.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 1

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 2:47 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 1 WAFL victory over Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval to open the 2019 season.

QUESTION: Round 1 is not often pretty but you would be happy enough to come away with the four points?
ANSWER:
You're always happy when you get four points. It wasn’t our best day and clearly it was a pretty scrappy game, and it wouldn’t have been a great game to watch. I thought our effort was pretty good and I thought we showed a bit of character in the second half when clearly things weren’t going how we wanted them to. We hung in there and worked pretty hard, and got away with a win.

Q: Your expectations of what you're happy with in Round 1 would be different to later in the season, but were you happy enough with what you saw?
A:
You want to see some stuff that you've practiced and a few of those things we got bits of them right, but we probably never got all of it right all at once. There's lots to take out of it though. Caleb Datson in his first game was a real shining light. Even if the first half he was the one who looked composed and used the ball well. We had a lot of young players and would have had half a dozen who have played less than five games. They would have learned a lot and will get better.

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Bulldogs hold on for Round 1 win over Swans

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:20 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle made a winning start to the 2019 WAFL season on Saturday holding on to beat Swan Districts by four points at Steel Blue Oval.

It was a significantly new-look South Fremantle team running out onto the Bassendean venue for the first game of the season to the one that has reached the last three preliminary finals.

But the Bulldogs still managed to be victorious and to make it five straight victories over Swan Districts, winning 8.5 (53) to 7.7 (49).

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Round 1 Preview | v Swan Districts

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:20 AM - by Chris Pike

THE beginning of a new era at South Fremantle begins this Saturday with the Bulldogs beginning the 2019 WAFL season on the road to Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval.

There's no denying the change over the off-season at South Fremantle coming off losing a third successive preliminary final to fall heartbreakingly short of a first Grand Final appearance since 2009.

Following that loss to West Perth, South Fremantle has lost some all-time greats of the club including Ashton Hams, Ryan Cook, Cory Dell'Olio and Ben Saunders, while workhorses Shane Hockey and Jarrod Parry also retired and Matthew Parker was drafted to St Kilda.

But depth has long been one of South Fremantle's great strengths through that run of three successive preliminary finals and now players waiting in the wings biding their time will get to show what they are capable of throughout 2019.

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The Inside Word | Dylan Main Player Column Round 1

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:11 AM - by Dylan Main

ANOTHER pre-season down and another season about to begin. It’s been a long build up to Round 1 and with a lot of fresh faces there is plenty of energy and enthusiasm around the club. 

After losing upwards of 700 games experience over the off-season with some legends of the club retiring, who will be sorely missed, we had to move on quickly. 

Personally, I have had an interrupted pre-season with an on-going injury, however this has allowed me to have a good look at some of our aspiring youngsters coming up through the ranks. In particular, I like the look of Kyle Hamersley with his silky skills and just how he has taken on the pre-season with everything he has, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him debuting at some stage this year. 

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