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FALCONS UNABLE TO MATCH IN-FORM ROYALS

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 11:44 AM - by Darrell Kent

West Perth was outplayed by East Perth at Leederville Oval on WA Day. On paper it appeared to be a difficult task to defeat the home team that was bolstered by the inclusion of fourteen AFL listed players. Unfortunately for Falcons supporters this proved to be the case and they were defeated by forty six points. The East Perth run through the midfield provided their forwards with a host of opportunities and they took full advantage in the 14.19 (103) to 7.15 (57) victory.

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WA DAY DERBY PREVIEW V EAST PERTH

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 11:04 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth was in hot form winning five matches on the trot leading into the state game and now will look to keep it going and put an end to East Perth own winning run in the WA Day Derby at Leederville Oval.

It could very well be the most intense rivalry in the WAFL and now East Perth takes on West Perth on WA Day at Leederville Oval with both putting significant winning streaks on the line.

East Perth and West Perth both made slow starts to the 2017 season, but prior to the state game break last week each of them had been in impressive winning form.

Those winning runs now go on the line in the WA Day Derby at Leederville Oval on Monday.

The game will also be broadcast live from 2pm on Channel 7.

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BILL GETS GRILLED – BILL MONAGHAN ROUND 10 Q & A

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:51 PM - by Matt Barnsley

WEST Perth premiership coach Bill Monaghan discussing his team's win over Claremont that made it five on the trot prior to the state game break and then a WA Day Derby clash with the also in-form East Perth at Leederville Oval.

QUESTION: Happy with that performance to beat Claremont to make it five straight heading into the break?
ANSWER: What’s pleasing is we got a win against a side who’d been struggling a little bit for a few weeks and they came out and threw a fair bit at us. The contested possession and the clearances we were well behind early. To fight through that and get the victory made it a good win. 

Q: Pretty close to a good four-quarter performance?
A: I would have thought that as a spectacle it was pretty ugly. We didn’t kick the ball overly well. Both sides were poor in front of goal. There was ups and downs and I thought the third quarter in particular for us was a big plus. We were all over them, dominated field position, inside 50s and we just couldn’t convert enough inside forward 50 from our entries. To Claremont’s credit they came out and they rolled the dice a bit in the last quarter. It's hard to be good across all four quarters so we probably achieve that today, but again a 32-point win I’m going to go home and be relatively happy. 

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FALCONS FIVE HELP WAFL MAKE HISTORY IN WIN OVER VFL

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 1:07 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth had five players pull on the West Australian jumper and create history in Saturday's State Game triumph as the WAFL made history beating the VFL in Melbourne by 63 points.

West Perth's Shane Nelson, Kody Manning, Aaron Black, Luke Meadows and Andrew Strijk were all key contributers in the history-making win by the WAFL State Team.

WA beat Victoria for the first ever time in Melbourne and the impact the five West Perth players had was significant in the triumph.

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MONAGHAN EXPECTS FALCONS FIVE TO HAVE BIG SAY IN STATE GAME

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:01 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth coach Bill Monaghan has no question that any success the WAFL has against the VFL in the state game on Saturday will be significantly influenced by the five West Perth players in the side.

The WAFL will attempt to make history on Saturday by taking on the VFL in the 2017 state match at Port Melbourne's North Port Oval.

In 24 previous attempts, Victoria has beaten Western Australia in each and every one of the state matches played in Melbourne.

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IN THEIR WORDS – KODY MANNING STATE GAME

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:58 AM - by Kody Manning

WELL we are in Melbourne getting ready for the state game and it's pretty exciting to be honest. To be a part of such a quality bunch of players and getting to know new people that end up being long term mates make it a great experience.

It's the second time I've been lucky enough to play in Melbourne after playing in a Foxtel Cup game at Etihad Stadium a few years ago. That was a good game for us, to face one of the best VFL teams around. To test our skills against what they had to offer definitely was an experience that helped a lot of the boys. Even better coming away with a win.

To be honest nothing changes for me coming into the state game compared to what I try and do every other week at West Perth. I'll still do everything I would normally do before a game at home, only thing that's different is obviously where we are playing this weekend.

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FIVE FALCONS ALL MAKE FINAL WAFL STATE SQUAD

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:43 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth had five players named in the initial WAFL state squad of 37 and each of them have made it to the last 24 selected to travel to Melbourne for Saturday's clash with the VFL at North Port Oval.

Aaron Black, Shane Nelson, Luke Meadows, Andrew Strijk and Kody Manning have all seen their strong form at West Perth so far in 2017 rewarded by being selected to play for the Black Swans.

The WAFL State Team will take on the VFL at the Port Melbourne venue on Saturday attempting to become the first ever WA side to beat Victoria in Melbourne.

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WEST PERTH MAKES IT FIFTH STRAIGHT TO CELEBRATE HERITAGE

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:41 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth has continued its momentum winning a fifth straight match and celebrating the 120-year anniversary of its first premiership in style with a 32-point win over Claremont at HBF Arena.

West Perth was coming off the bye and four impressive victories against Peel Thunder, Swan Districts, Perth and East Fremantle, and started strongly against Claremont with six goals to one in the opening quarter.

The Falcons were never threatened from there going on to record the 13.14 (92) to 7.18 (60) victory.

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FALCONS VICTORY A TRIBUTE TO FIRST PREMIERSHIP

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:01 PM - by Darrell Kent

WESTPerth continued on its winning way against Claremont at HBF Arena on Saturday. The team wore a heritage jumper with a picture of the 1897 premiership team on the front and did themselves and the original premiers proud with a strong display in difficult conditions.

The Falcons led all day and impressed with their attack on the football that they maintained for the whole day. All players contributed and the result sees West Perth sit with a 6-2 record at the end of the first full round of fixtures.

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ROUND 10 PREVIEW V CLAREMONT

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 1:14 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth is back in action at HBF Arena this Saturday on a four-game winning streak and looking to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the 1897 premiership in style against Claremont.

West Perth had the bye last week after four straight wins and now the Falcons are out to win a fifth straight to improve to third spot on the WAFL ladder ahead of the state game break next week and then WA Day.

The Falcons will also be celebrating the club's first premiership of 1897 and wearing a commemorative playing jumper in recognition. The design includes the team photo of that premiership-winning team.

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