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A TOP WIN

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:44 AM - by Darrell Kent

THERE is a lot to like about the group of players who represent the West Perth Football Club. They really do play for their jumper, coach and supporters. This was never more evident than at HBF Arena on Saturday when the Falcons beat the previously undefeated Swan Districts.

Early on they looked like being outplayed before taking control in the middle stages and holding on for a hard fought five-point victory. The Reserves also had a win but the Colts went down. After five games all three teams have won three and lost two; a good place to be at this stage of the year.

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ANZAC ROUND PREVIEW V SWAN DISTRICTS

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 4:42 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth bounced back impressively last week to beat Peel Thunder and will look to make it two wins in-a-row hosting the undefeated Swan Districts in the annual ANZAC Round clash at HBF Arena on Saturday.

The two teams do battle in the ANZAC Round for the sixth straight time with Swans having won the first three of those meetings and the Falcons the last two.

Two weeks ago West Perth was rocked with a 103-point loss to South Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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RIDDOCH IMPRESSES IN FALCONS DEBUT AHEAD OF TACKLING OLD SIDE

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth and Swan Districts never fail to have some added intrigue particularly in the annual ANZAC Round contests and this Saturday will be no different as Rudy Riddoch lines up for the Falcons for the first time against his old side.

Riddoch made his West Perth league debut in the Good Friday victory over Peel Thunder in Mandurah and the burly forward was impressive with 19 possessions, seven marks and a goal.

He added an extra dimension to the Falcons forward-line and looks set to be a key player now for West Perth moving forward.

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BILL GETS GRILLED – BILL MONAGHAN ROUND 5 Q & A

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:30 AM

WEST Perth's longest-serving coach Bill Monaghan discusses the Falcons' bounce back win over Peel Thunder on Good Friday and how they responded to the big loss to South Fremantle six days earlier.

Monaghan caught up with the team from WAFL World on 91.3 SportFM do discuss that and look ahead to this Saturday's clash at HBF Arena against Swan Districts.

QUESTION: You must have been happy with the response to the previous week's loss to South Fremantle?
ANSWER: It was chalk and cheese and we are feeling a lot happier now than we were this time last week. All credit to the players for that. We had a fairly light week with a bit of soul searching done and the players responded remarkably well. Our start was fantastic. We let it slip a little bit in the third quarter but finished off strongly again. I'm really proud of the way the players responded and it's great to come away from Good Friday with a win.

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FALCONS SHOW RESILIENCE TO OUTPLAY PEEL

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:52 PM - by Darrell Kent

WEST Perth showed that a week is a long time in football when it bounced back from last week’s game to defeat last year’s premiers, Peel, at  Bendigo Bank Stadium in Mandurah.

The Falcons dominated for long periods of the game and thoroughly deserved their victory. Their use of the football and endeavour was far superior to that of the home team who did give West Perth a scare when they came back strongly in the third quarter.

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FALCONS EARN REDEMPTION ON GOOD FRIDAY

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:40 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth headed to Mandurah on Good Friday on a mission of redemption and delivered in emphatic fashion beating Peel Thunder by 35 points in Shane Nelson's 100th game.

Both Peel and West Perth came into the contest on the back of two-game losing runs, but it was the Falcons with redemption on their minds especially following a 103-point loss to South Fremantle the previous Saturday.

West Perth also had the added motivation of Nelson playing his 100th game and the Falcons were remarkably dominant straight out of the blocks.

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ROUND 5 GOOD FRIDAY PREVIEW V PEEL THUNDER

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:43 AM - by Chris Pike

REDEMPTION is on the mind of West Perth heading to Mandurah on Good Friday both to make up for being eliminated by Peel Thunder in last year's finals and to respond to last week's disappointing showing.

Peel is making a tradition out of hosting a Good Friday clash at its Mandurah home and this year's opponent is a West Perth team who they have done battle with in each of the past two finals series.

Not only that, but neither the Thunder nor Falcons will want to rack up their third defeats of the season in Round 5 on Good Friday.

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WAFL COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:36 AM

INITIAL CLUB COMMENT ON THE STRUCTURAL REVIEW OF FOOTBALL

The WAFL clubs acknowledge the strategic review of football proposes a significant change in the WA football landscape. Each club is currently undertaking appropriate consideration of the commission’s proposal with the common objective of providing an optimum solution to WA football’s challenges.

Given this, the Clubs feel it’s incumbent on the WAFC to provide additional information about the recommendations during the six week consultation phase as set by the WAFC. This will assist each club to provide well-considered and informed feedback.

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ACCOLADES CONTINUE TO RACK UP FOR CENTURION NELSON

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 1:25 AM - by Chris Pike

SHANE Nelson is 23 years of age. Let that sink in for a minute before considering that this Good Friday he will play his 100th game for West Perth after what must be considered among the best first century in the history of the Falcons.

The prolific ball-winning midfielder, who is every bit as courageous as he is talented in racking up possessions, has had a stunning first 99 games with West Perth as he approaches his 100-match milestone on Good Friday against Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

If you don't believe that Nelson is a remarkable ball winner, in his 96 WAFL matches for West Perth he is averaging an almost impossible to believe 29.2 possessions a game. 

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A FALCONS REBOUND THE FOCUS FOR NELSON IN MILESTONE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:31 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth star midfielder Shane Nelson might be celebrating his 100th game with the Falcons on Good Friday but his sole focus is on helping deliver a redeeming performance against Peel Thunder.

West Perth opened the season with two solid performances in the first two games with a win over East Perth and narrow loss to Subiaco, but what happened on Saturday against South Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval left a sour taste in the mouth of everyone at the Falcons.

The 103-point defeat was West Perth's biggest in five years. That's why Nelson's focus isn’t on his 100th game this Friday, it's on helping the Falcons bounce back strongly.

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