Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 11

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:31 AM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 11 WAFL victory for the Bulldogs over Peel Thunder despite the absence of Ben Saunders, Mason Shaw, Blaine Johnson and Shane Hockey ahead of the Round 12 bye and Round 13 clash with East Perth.

QUESTION: Coming off the loss last week and then being without a host of key players, you'd have to be happy with that performance?
ANSWER:
We were really pleased. It was a bit of an arm-wrestle there for the first 15 minutes, then we were able to get a bit of score on board which was reward for working pretty hard early. We were really pleased and we did run out of gas a bit late with a few sore boys and Mason hurting himself 30 seconds before the first bounce and pretty much playing no part. But across the board I thought it was a pretty even performance and some of our leaders, like Schloithe and Suban, really stood up for us.

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Bulldogs bite back with strong win over Thunder

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:55 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle shook off a surprise loss to Perth and the absence of half its forward-line and a key midfielder to put in a dominant display to beat Peel Thunder by 35 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.
 
South Fremantle and Peel were meeting for the first time in 2018 on Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval and having met in each of the past two WAFL finals series, they are two teams that have built up a bit of a rivalry in recent times.
 
The Bulldogs also needed to bounce back from lost two of their previous three matches against Claremont and Perth with a big WA Day Foundation Derby win thrown in there over East Fremantle. Read More ...

Round 11 Preview v Peel Thunder

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 7:24 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is back home to Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday to take on Peel Thunder for the first time in 2018 needing a win to consolidate second position on the WAFL ladder.

Two of the past six clashes between South Fremantle and Peel Thunder have come during the finals series of the past two years so the clubs are on stranger to take on one another with plenty on the line, and that's certainly the case at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

South Fremantle comes into the game in second position on the WAFL ladder still a game and percentage clear of the third placed West Perth. 

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Bulldogs run out of bark against Demons

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:52 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle ran out of gas after leading by 20 points early in the last quarter against Perth on Saturday at Lathlain Park to lose by six points in a first defeat at the hands of the Demons in over four years.
 
That last win for Perth over South Fremantle was way back in Round 2, 2014 when Kris Miller was celebrating his 300th WAFL appearance under lights at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
 
Perth produced a stunning comeback from 44 points down that night to score a stirring win. It didn't quite spark a rise up the ladder the Demons were hoping then, but they will be hoping to build on the momentum from Saturday's performance now. Read More ...

Round 10 Preview v Perth

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:49 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has still not lost to Perth since Kris Miller's 300th game and hasn’t lost at Lathlain Park in five years heading into Saturday's WAFL Round 10 clash against the Demons.

South Fremantle consolidated second position on the WAFL ladder with a 73-point WA Day Foundation Derby win as the Bulldogs now head to Lathlain Park where they have won five straight and up against an opponent in the Demons who they have won eight in-a-row against.

Perth might have won just two games so far in 2018 to be sitting in second last position on the ladder, but that doesn't quite tell the whole story of the competitiveness of the Demons.

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Player Column – Cory Dell'Olio 100 Games

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:41 PM - by Cory Dell\'Olio

IT was great to reach the 100-game milestone for South Fremantle on Monday and it made it even better to celebrate with a win in a derby. It is something I have been looking forward to ever since returning back to the club in 2015. 

It was a long time ago back in 2008 when I debuted and to finally reach the 100 games after 10 years of senior footy is something I am very proud of. To finally be on the locker with some greats including Matty Clucas, who was a player I looked up to and watched when I was a young kid, is awesome. 

It absolutely means a lot to me. I grew up going for this club along with all my family and to not only play one league game which was an original goal of mine but to reach 100 and put my name on the #3 locker with some great names is very special. 

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley WA Day

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:20 AM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Bulldogs' 73-point WA Day Foundation Derby victory against East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

QUESTION: We talked last week about how this group usually responds well to a disappointing performance and they certainly did that?
ANSWER:
I thought it was a good response. We started really well and kicked the first eight goals. But to lose our captain and obviously Shane Hockey, one of our leaders, pretty late and to go in with eight players with 16 or less games was really pleasing. I thought we defended much better than we have.

Q: A four quarter performance to come away with a 12-goal win against a team that you do have the wood over, but would have come into the game with some confidence?
A:
I thought our first half especially was pretty good. There was a patch in the third quarter we probably got away from the way we wanted to play, but we certainly switched on again late. It was really pleasing, but we do have another couple of sore boys and we'll see how they pull up. It was pleasing though.

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Bulldogs bite back with dominant Foundation Derby showing

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 3:18 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle emphatically bounced back from last week's loss to Claremont with yet another dominant showing against East Fremantle beating the Sharks by 73 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval in the WA Day Foundation Derby.

Coming off a surprise loss to Claremont on home turf last week that saw the Bulldogs' five-game winning run come to an end, South Fremantle responded in the best possible way in the 2018 version of the WA Day Foundation Derby.

Despite East Fremantle coming off its second win of the season last Saturday beating Peel, it was all South Fremantle on Monday with the Bulldogs quickly coming out of the blocks kicking the game's opening eight goals.

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WA Day Foundation Derby Preview

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:31 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has won five straight clashes with East Fremantle by an average of 71 points but not won a WA Day Foundation Derby since 2008 at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

The Bulldogs have won five straight and eight of the last nine games against the Sharks, but not in the Foundation Derby on home turf since a 29-point triumph back in 2008.

Now with South Fremantle also hungry to bounce back from a surprise loss to Claremont last Saturday, the Bulldogs will have plenty of reasons to come out hungry on Monday against the Sharks.

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Player Column – Jarrod Parry Cory Dell'Olio Tribute

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 1:47 PM - by Jarrod Parry

IT will be an exciting WA Day on Monday for our big clash against East Fremantle. Even more special to celebrate Cory Dell’Olio’s 100th game for the South Fremantle Football Club. 

It’s a fantastic achievement to play 100 games for a terrific club, but even more special after the many years it has taken to reach this number. Through the ups and downs of being on an AFL list, getting delisted, then suspended for a year – anyone would find it difficult to stay positive and stick at doing something they are good at. The perseverance shown by Del is a real credit to his attitude and the type of person he is. 

Del finds the balance between training, playing, working and socialising really well. Once crossing that white line, for training or playing, it’s business as per usual, leading by example as this big barrel chested Italian shuffles his way around the ground. I believe the smaller the player, the more popular they are with the fans. It’s unsure why, maybe it’ the short fuse and small-man-syndrome they suffer from. This fiery attitude is what his teammates love. 

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