FALCONS COMEBACK OVER TIGERS JUST FALLS SHORT

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:01 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth finished all over the top of Claremont at Claremont Oval on Saturday and had five chances on goal after getting within six points late, but couldn’t convert with the Tigers holding on to win by two points.

Claremont appeared to have the game won at Claremont Oval leading by 25 points late in the third quarter and still by 18 at the 19-minute mark of the final term.

But West Perth found something from there with quick goals to Tyler Keitel and Tyson Moulton. The Falcons then had four shots on goal but managed just three behinds before Corey Chalmers earned a holding the ball free-kick as the siren sounded.

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ONE THAT GOT AWAY

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 12:25 PM - by Darrell Kent

IT is hard to express the frustration of West Perth's two point loss against Claremont on Saturday. It was a game that was tight all day. The Falcons had eight more scoring shots and six more inside 50s but was unable to get the job done.

There was no doubting the endeavour of the team but unfortunately the entries into the forward line in a tight last quarter weren’t as efficient as they could have been and as a result West Perth fell short.

They kicked 2.7 to only two behinds but this wasn’t enough to overcome the 19-point three quarter-time deficit. The loss saw West Perth slip from third to fifth and will have repercussions for the rest of the year.

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ROUND 14 PREVIEW V CLAREMONT

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:55 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth's last visit to Claremont Oval was the winning 2013 second semi-final and the Falcons look to repeat that against Claremont this Saturday to retail third position in the WAFL.

With Claremont to potentially enter the top five with a victory and West Perth to remain in third spot with the win it sets the scene for a potentially season-defining contest for both clubs on Saturday at Claremont Oval.

Claremont's season had appeared off the rails prior to the opening of its redeveloped home ground. After starting the season with three straight wins, the Tigers had lost six straight before hosting East Fremantle two weeks ago.

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BILL GETS GRILLED – BILL MONAGHAN ROUND 13 Q & A

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:22 PM - by Matt Barnsley

WEST Perth coach Bill Monaghan discussed last Saturday's loss to South Fremantle, where the Falcons need to improve and looking ahead to another crucial match with Claremont this Saturday at Claremont Oval.

QUESTION: They again got off to a strong start against you and just left you with too much to do by half-time?
ANSWER: I thought the first quarter for the most part we were competitive, it was the second quarter we were horrific. Everything that we had planned and things that we were doing relatively ok in the first quarter went out the window. We realigned that at half-time, reminded the players of what we had planned and what we had thought would work against South. I think we improved in the second half albeit maybe we were flattered a little bit by South’s kicking on goal. There’s a lot to learn from it. I guess a positive is that last time it was 103 points and this time it’s 40 something so we’re on the right track. There’s an improvement there but we’re obviously disappointed because we genuinely think we can beat anyone if we play our stuff well. We just didn’t do that for long enough periods.

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INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FESTIVAL TO HELP FALCONS ENGAGE COMMUNITY

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:14 PM

THE Falcons Football District has a rapidly growing population with the fastest growing migrant and multicultural demographic in the state. Australian Rules Football is continually being embraced by these new populations.

In celebration, the West Perth Football Club and the Falcons District will host the International Football Festival on Saturday 1 July at HBF Arena, as the Falcons take on the Lions.

West Perth Football Club's league team will play in a special one-off themed Guernsey in Round 15 to embrace the local international community.

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FALCONS JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY COACHING CLINIC

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 2:41 PM

SPECIALIST COACHING CLINICS & SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

at HBF Arena (Joondalup), home of the West Perth Football Club

For boys and girls with full coaching and instruction provided

Morning tea and drinks provided

Football inflatables, give-a-ways and more

COME AND MEET YOUR FOOTY HEROES!

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FALCONS FALL TO BULLDOGS BUT REMAIN SOLID IN THIRD

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 3:02 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth again struggled against South Fremantle losing to the Bulldogs for a fifth straight time but the Falcons remain clear in third position and can further consolidate that by bouncing back on Saturday.

The Bulldogs came into the clash with the Falcons having lost three of their last four matches to only be clinging to second position still. 

That spot went on the line at HBF Arena on Saturday with West Perth looking to leapfrog South Fremantle, but once again the Bulldogs showed their recent dominance over the Falcons and their enjoyment of playing at the Joondalup venue.

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BULLDOGS CONTINUE TO HAVE BETTER OF FALCONS

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:55 AM - by Darrell Kent

IF there is one team that West Perth has struggled against in recent years it is South Fremantle. Earlier in the year they inflicted a heavy defeat on the Falcons and leading into Saturday’s game they had won seven of their last 10 encounters at HBF Arena.

On Saturday they continued this dominance when they produced a consistent effort to down the home side by 47 points.

West Perth matched the intensity of the visitors early in the match. South Fremantle kicked the first of the game courtesy of key forward, Ben Saunders. The Falcons' reply came at the 10-minute mark when Tyler Keitel was on the end of some good work by Jay van Berlo. He kicked the first of his four for the day from the square. This tied up the scores but it was as close as West Perth was going to get for the rest of the day. Haiden Schloithe kicked the first of his four soon after and from here the Bulldogs extended the lead. It was a tight quarter of football but South Fremantle had the best of it and as a result they led by 15 at the first break; 3.4 (22) to 1.1 (7).

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ROUND 13 PREVIEW V SOUTH FREMANTLE

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 2:43 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth has been in terrific form since its last meeting with South Fremantle winning six of seven games and now the Falcons can take second spot from the Bulldogs when they do battle at HBF Arena on Saturday.

The Falcons and Bulldogs come into the contest both having recorded seven victories so far this season with West Perth having a game in hand while South Fremantle currently sits ahead with a far superior percentage.

West Perth also comes into the game on the back of having won six of its last seven games while South Fremantle has lost three of its past four.

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IN THEIR WORDS – BLAKE WILHELM ROUND 13

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:03 PM - by Blake Wilhelm

THE player columns have been rather quiet of late, so Pikey thought it would be fitting to enlist my help to bring them back to life in 2017.

I will start with a recap of last week, which was a massive week for West Perth Football Club with one of the all-time greats Andrew 'ya can't say that' Strijk playing his 200th game for the club. This is an absolutely outstanding achievement to be able to play such a large number of games for the one club, and I feel honoured that I got to play in the milestone game with him and also help celebrate with a win. Hopefully the bluetack can continue to hold his body together and he can continue to help us win games. 

Whilst the disappointing loss to East Perth the week before was hard to swallow, as a playing group we knew that we play best when we are challenged and had all the confidence in ourselves that we could travel to Steel Blue and get the job done. Which is exactly what we did, and if the majority of our forward line (namely myself) didn't have the "yips" then the scoreboard would have reflected a better picture of how I feel we played on the weekend. 

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