Qualifying Final Preview v West Perth

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 8:44 AM - by Chris Pike

IT'S a big day at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday with South Fremantle's league side hosting West Perth in the qualifying final while the colts play East Fremantle in an elimination final.

The day gets underway at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday from 9.15am with the colts elimination final between South Fremantle and East Fremantle with the Bulldogs coming off an impressive win at East Fremantle Oval over the Sharks a week earlier.

Then following a reserves elimination final between West Perth and Swan Districts, South Fremantle plays West Perth in the league qualifying final for a second time in three years at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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Player Column – Cory Dell'Olio Qualifying Final

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 2:10 PM - by Cory Dell\'Olio

THE feeling is really good down at the club and amongst the boys at the moment leading into another finals campaign. Everyone is really excited to be a part of September again. 

I think besides Benny Saunders we have everyone available to play this week. That definitely hasn’t been the case all year and it has been a slow burn to get everyone on the park at the same time, but that has also been a benefit as we have given opportunities to plenty of young guys who have come in and played important roles for the team. 

I think it will be a really good game of footy. The two times we have played them this year they have been really close and we expect the same again on Saturday. West Perth have been very impressive this year and are strong across all lines. I think both teams will go into the game with confidence in their team. 

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 21

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 1:04 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 21 WAFL victory against East Fremantle and looking ahead to the start of the finals this Saturday against West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

QUESTION: It was a game in a lot of ways where you didn’t have a lot to gain but you would have taken a lot out of it in the end?
ANSWER:
We were really pleased with the way we played, with our intensity and I thought the way our guys attacked the game they worked really hard and got the rewards. It was great for another two debutants so it was good to have a look at those guys and some guys that have had a bit of a taste for league footy but not cemented their spots. They certainly played well and that puts us in a good position with just about everyone available which is what we want.

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Bulldogs thrash Sharks to gear up for finals campaign

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:17 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle ensured it will enter the WAFL finals full of confidence despite the absence of a host of key players beating East Fremantle for a seventh straight time and winning on the 10th consecutive visit to East Fremantle Oval on Saturday.
 
South Fremantle showed no mercy for its wooden spoon bound Fremantle rivals and after just three goals from 12 attempts on goal in the first quarter, the Bulldogs kicked 20.2 after quarter-time to just 4.5 to come away with a thumping 23.11 (149) to 5.6 (36) victory.
 
It was a seventh straight win in a derby over East Fremantle for South Fremantle and even more impressively, a 10th consecutive victory on visits for the Bulldogs to East Fremantle Oval. Read More ...

Round 21 Preview v East Fremantle

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 3:43 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle attempts to make it 10 straight wins at East Fremantle Oval and seven in-a-row against East Fremantle in the third and final derby of 2018 on Saturday.

There might not be anything at stake in terms of consequences for the season or ladder positions, but any Fremantle Derby has that extra importance no matter what and that's sure to be the case again at East Fremantle Oval on Saturday.

The third and final derby of 2018 between the Sharks and Bulldogs will see the two teams playing for the Ciccotosto-Uittenbroek Cup named in honour of two of longest-serving and loyal contributors to both proud and traditional clubs.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 20

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:51 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 20 WAFL victory over Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval that locked away second position and a home qualifying final with one game of the 2018 season remaining.

QUESTION: That was a pretty comprehensive performance, you wouldn’t have found much not to like?
ANSWER:
We didn’t like big Higgo getting knocked out but aside from that I thought we were pretty consistent. It was probably our most complete performance for a while so we were really happy.

Q: What do you know about Higgins at this stage?
A:
I think he just has a laceration to his lip, or inside his lip, and I don’t think he passed the concussion test anyway. He should be alright. Structurally and everything I think his face is OK, it's more a flesh would albeit a significant one.

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Bulldogs thrash Demons to lock away home qualifying final

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:21 AM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle dominated Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday to win by 78 points on the back of seven goals from Mason Shaw, dominant showings through the midfield and the back-line outstanding.
 
South Fremantle came into the game in good form the past two weeks to beat West Perth and Swan Districts following tough losses to Subiaco and Peel Thunder leading into a bye.
 
Perth had its finals hopes to play for and had confidence from snapping a losing run against South Fremantle with a big finish back in Round 10 at Lathlain Park setting the stage for what had the makings of a tremendous contest. Read More ...

Round 20 Preview v Perth

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 6:26 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle will look to continue its momentum gearing up for another qualifying final appearance when hosting Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval in Round 20 of the WAFL on Saturday.

Perth might have beaten South Fremantle in the last meeting between the two teams, but the Bulldogs have dominated the recent history between the two teams and the job is ahead of the Demons in what is a virtual must-win encounter at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

With South Fremantle out to win to continue its momentum heading into the finals and to confirm second position and Perth needing to win to maintain its finals dream it shapes as a fascinating contest.

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Player Column – Jarrod Parry Round 20

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:10 PM - by Jarrod Parry

PERSONALLY it’s been another year with some ups and downs throughout. After my return from injury in 2017, I was optimistic that this year might be more successful for not only myself but the team, to go that one step further. 

After getting in a full pre-season, I set a little goal to play league in Round 1, something I had never achieved throughout my career. I was lucky enough to be selected, and all things were positive, until an ankle injury in Round 2. 

This kept me once again on the sidelines for an extended amount of time. At first, those thoughts run through your mind, can I keep doing this, maybe my body is telling me this is enough. After a fair bit of reflection, to me, 10 weeks seemed doable compared to other injuries I’ve had in the past. 

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 19

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 1:49 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 19 WAFL victory over Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval and looking ahead to the final two weeks of the home and away season ahead of a third straight finals campaign.

QUESTION: That was hard work for a half but once you got going in the second half, you were able to come away with a pretty solid win?
ANSWER:
It was the tale of the two halves probably. The first half wasn’t great and then the second half was really good. There's some more stuff for us to learn and our second half was pretty good with a few challenges along the way with personnel. But we finished off really well and that was the positive.

Q: Your midfield again got on top and when you the likes of Hockey, Cook and Suban leading the way like that you aren't going to get beaten in that area too often?
A:
We were probably on top around the stoppages even early for the first half but just quick kicked a lot and gave it back to them. I thought we fixed that up at half-time and had some guys who were down in the first half that lifted. Some of our bigger guys had very little impact on the game in the first half but in the second half they were able to have an impact in the contest. That certainly helped us.

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