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WAFL v SANFL – 2018 State Game Preview

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:59 PM - by Chris Pike

BLAINE Johnson and Brock Higgins will both make their debuts representing Western Australia as the WAFL takes on the SANFL in Saturday's State game at Adelaide Oval.

The WAFL State team is attempting to win a sixth straight match when it heads to Adelaide on Saturday with WA trying to beat the Croweaters in Adelaide for the first time since 1994.

While their South Fremantle teammates Ashton Hams, Ben Saunders, Haiden Schloithe, Nick Suban, Ryan Cook and Marlion Pickett won't be making the trip to Adelaide, Higgins and Johnson will be representing the WAFL for the first time.

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Bulldogs keep winning with strong win over Swans

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 1:27 PM - by Chris Pike
DESPITE missing some key players and with Swan Districts providing a good test, South Fremantle continued its impressive form to score a fourth straight win by 14 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.
 
South Fremantle and Swan Districts both played finals in 2017 and aside from a loss to Subiaco apiece in the opening five rounds, had largely been quite impressive to start 2018 heading into Saturday's clash at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
 
The Bulldogs also had to deal with the absence of key players Haiden Schloithe, Ashton Hams, Blayne Wilson and Steven Edwards with Tom Vandeleur, Jarrod Parry and Brendan Verrier already sidelined, but their depth came through against the black-and-whites. Read More ...

Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 6

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:25 AM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Bulldogs' 13-point Round 6 WAFL victory against Swan Districts to give them four straight wins heading into the State Game break.

QUESTION: Swan Districts kept challenging you all day, but you kept responding too so I think you'll be really happy with that result?
ANSWER:
We were rapt. Obviously towards the end we conceded a bit more score than we would have liked but we had some challenges with personnel and then Saundo got a bit sore so we took him out. We had a few underdone as well and had seven blokes with 15 games or less. That shows good signs for the future there and Glenn Byron in his first game was good. We have some really young kids out there and I thought our leaders stood up as well so it was good.

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Round 6 Preview v Swan Districts

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:34 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle will look to head into the WAFL State game break on a four-game winning streak when the Bulldogs return to Fremantle Community Bank Oval for the second time in 2018 to host Swan Districts on Saturday.

The Bulldogs and Swans are both coming off some impressive victories too heading into their Round 6 contest at the port that takes on greater significance with the State game break to come next week meaning they will both be desperate to head into that in winning form.

South Fremantle has now won its past three matches against West Perth by eight points, East Fremantle by 94 and Claremont by 27 since a first up loss to Subiaco by 58 points.

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Seven Bulldogs named in WAFL State squad

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 11:30 AM - by Chris Pike

COMING off two straight preliminary finals appearances and a 3-1 start to the 2018 WAFL season, it's no surprise to see seven South Fremantle players named in the West Australian squad for next Saturday's State match against South Australia in Adelaide.

Ryan Cook, Ashton Hams, Brock Higgins, Blaine Johnson, Ben Saunders, Haiden Schloithe and Nick Suban are the seven players from South Fremantle included in the WAFL squad for next Saturday's clash with the SANFL.

Cook, Hams, Saunders and Schloithe have all combined to play for WA on 14 occasions previously on top of sharing two Simpson Medals while if selected, Higgins, Johnson and Suban will pull on the Black Swans jumper for the first time.

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Bulldogs finish strongly to beat Tigers in Albany

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:23 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle quality shone through late in the game against Claremont in Albany on Saturday with the Bulldogs winning a third straight match this season beating the Tigers by 27 points.
 
It was the fifth time that a WAFL game has been held in Albany since 1989 but the first time at Centennial Stadium following the first four matches in the city were played at Collingwood Park.
 
An impressive crowd of 2664 people turned out to watch the most competitive match of the weekend in the WAFL too with little separating the Tigers and Bulldogs over the first three quarters. Read More ...

Suban settling into WAFL life with the Bulldogs

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 1:49 PM - by Chris Pike

NICK Suban's time in the AFL might have come to an end earlier than he hoped at the end of 2017, but he was only too happy to join South Fremantle to begin the next phase of life and that already has seen named in the Western Australian State squad for next month's clash with South Australia.

For his entire adult life, Suban has known nothing aside from being an AFL football being drafted to the Fremantle Dockers in 2008 from North Ballarat.

In that time, he became a life member at Fremantle by playing 156 games including being part of the 2013 Grand Final team and for most of his time at the Dockers he had been a mainstay of the team.

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Round 5 Preview v Claremont

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:39 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has won its past two games this season as the Bulldogs head to Albany this Saturday to look to stretch that winning run to three and to make it four straight against Claremont in the process.

South Fremantle is coming off a big win against East Fremantle in the Anzac Derby heading into the clash with Claremont at Albany's Centennial Stadium. Bounce down is 2.40pm with the game shown on the big screen back at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Meanwhile, South Fremantle's colts will play Claremont from 10am on Saturday morning also at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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Bulldogs continue domination of Sharks in ANZAC Derby

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:40 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle put together its best performance of the 2018 WAFL season to continue its recent domination of East Fremantle to win Sunday's ANZAC Derby by 94 points at East Fremantle Oval.
 
South Fremantle came into the derby having lost to Subiaco by 58 points in its opening game after the Round 1 bye and then having to fight hard to overcome West Perth at HBF Arena, while East Fremantle had beaten Perth narrowly but lost to Peel Thunder and Claremont either side of that.
 
So the form lines were similar entering the 10th consecutive ANZAC Derby but it was South Fremantle who made the early statement at East Fremantle Oval and didn’t let up the rest of the afternoon. Read More ...

Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 4

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:20 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following Sunday's 94-point ANZAC Derby victory against East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval.

QUESTION: You must enjoying coming here to play at East Fremantle Oval?
ANSWER: Yeah I think the most pleasing thing was that I think we were pretty solid for four quarters. It was our most consistent performance for a while and it was in tricky conditions. Obviously we would have liked to kick a bit straighter but I thought we were pretty good.

Q: You started well and didn’t let up all day, it was about as emphatic a performance as you could get?
A: There was a lot to be pleased about. The three young guys that came in did well and had an impact on the game. But I thought we had a much greater spread of contributors than we've had in the first two rounds. We were disappointed after Round 2 against Subi where we were pretty good for two and-a-half quarters and then really fell away. Last week we were OK and West Perth played pretty well to put us under pressure. We knew if East Fremantle had a look they could certainly cut us up and they can move the ball quick, but we were able to hold them up.

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