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Round 22 Preview v Subiaco

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 1:43 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle looks to continue its winning streak this Friday night against Subiaco at Fremantle Oval with the Bulldogs looking to beat a finals bound opponent for the third time in a month.

South Fremantle might not be in the running to play finals in 2014, but the Bulldogs have now won three straight matches and even more impressively is the fact that two of those have come against the fourth-placed East Fremantle and third-placed Swan Districts.

That means that the Bulldogs enter Friday night's clash with the second-placed Subiaco full of confidence, but the Lions are guaranteed of a top-two finish this season and will be desperate to return to the winner's list ahead of the finals.

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Pickett makes immediate mark at league level for Bulldogs

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 5:05 PM - by Chris Pike

JARROD Pickett has made an immediate impact in his first three WAFL league matches with South Fremantle and that has only helped the recently-turned 18-year-old continue his charge to being a top AFL draft pick later this year.

While still 17 years of age, Pickett made his league debut with the Bulldogs in the Round 19 win in the derby over East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval during which he kicked a goal with his first kick and booted two majors for the day.

He then had a quiet game for most of the day the next week against Peel Thunder at Fremantle Oval before turning on a simply stunning performance in the final 10 minutes of the game.

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South Fremantle appoints Todd Curley as senior coach

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 3:56 PM - by Chris Pike

THE South Fremantle Football Club wishes to announce the appointment of Todd Curley as the new senior coach of our club for at least the next two WAFL seasons.

The South Fremantle Football Club and current senior coach Paul Hasleby both decided that he would not be seeking a renewal of his contract once the 2014 season expires and that opened the door for the Bulldogs to search for the best candidates to fill the chair for 2015 and beyond.

After an extensive nation-wide search and with the coaching selection panel headed up by South Fremantle great and West Coast Eagles premiership captain and coach John Worsfold, and dual South Fremantle premiership player and premiership captain David Gault, Curley was appointed to lead the Bulldogs back to glory and to finals for the first time since 2011.

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Bulldogs win third straight, break losing run v Swans

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 12:20 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is again finishing a season in tremendous form having now won three straight matches following Saturday's dominant 46-point victory over the finals bound Swan Districts at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval.

The 2014 season has followed the same trend that the 2012 and 2013 campaigns with Paul Hasleby as coach have taken with the Bulldogs getting off to a slow start to fall out of finals contention, but then finding strong form late in the year to build some momentum looking towards the next season.

South Fremantle lost its first four games of the season, found form winning three straight and then saw its finals chances well and truly buried with a six-game losing run between rounds 9 and 15.

However, since the Round 15 loss to Claremont, South Fremantle has been terrific having beaten Perth by 12 points, losing to Subiaco narrowly by nine points, beating East Fremantle by 43 points, beating Peel by one-point and now defeating Swan Districts 18.7 (115) to 9.15 (69).

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Round 21 Preview v Swan Districts

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:48 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is out for revenge for a disappointing loss this season for the second straight week while also shooting for a third consecutive victory this Saturday up against the third-placed Swan Districts at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval.

Swan Districts is guaranteed of playing finals football in 2014 and is still most likely to finish third, but the black-and-whites haven’t been impressive for some time now and Saturday against South Fremantle at Steel Blue Oval would be the ideal time to regain some strong form.

Swans went on a stunning eight-game winning streak between Rounds 3 and 10 this season, and then had their season set up for them by Round 15 when sitting on an 11-3 record, but the form of the black-and-whites has been slipping over the past two months.

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Red and WHITE – Craig White Column Round 20

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:18 PM - by Craig White

FOR this week's column I was asked to pick my best South Fremantle team that I've played with and considering there have been so many great players and 36 premiership players trying to get them down to 22 was really tough.

There is a group of more than 30 made up of blokes who have played forward and back, midfield and forward, midfield and back so it's hard to get the right combination. But essentially I tried to pick blokes where they played their best footy in my time.

This exercise gave me the chance to look back on my career as well and I wouldn’t be in the top 30 players so that means that I have learned from 30 or 40 better players than myself. The grounding that I got when I first came up from the colts and learning from those senior guys held me in good stead, and gave the leadership qualities that I needed to make sure that I was still in the team going forward. And then coming forward with the Hams boys, Cooky and seeing how far Duff has gone on now, it just shows that we did have a strong group then and there's not too many from today's team in my side, but I can see in three or four years time that the colts group coming through could have the same success that we had.

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Round 23 match v Peel moved to Saturday afternoon

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 1:25 PM - by Chris Pike

THE South Fremantle Football Club remains committed to Friday night football at Fremantle Oval but have agreed to move the Round 23 clash to a Saturday afternoon to accommodate the requests made by the Peel Thunder Football Club.

South Fremantle played two Friday night matches earlier in the 2014 season at Fremantle Oval against Perth and East Perth, and had two scheduled for later in the year against Subiaco in Round 22 and Peel Thunder in Round 23.

The Round 22 clash with Subiaco will still be going ahead, but South Fremantle has agreed to move the final round match with Peel to Saturday afternoon with the best interests of the support staff of both clubs in mind.

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Teen Pickett inspires remarkable Bulldogs' win

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 8:20 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle turned the tables on losing from winning positions by coming from behind to win in stunning fashion over Peel Thunder on Saturday at Fremantle Oval thanks to mercurial 17-year-old Jarrod Pickett.

South Fremantle was coming off a terrific 43-point derby win over East Fremantle the week before while Peel also had winning form coming into the contest at Fremantle Oval after a thumping win over Perth the previous Saturday at Lathlain Park.

It was Peel who had opened up an 11-point advantage over South Fremantle by quarter-time with that stretching to as much as 28 points during the second quarter.

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Round 20 v Peel Thunder

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 12:10 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle and Peel Thunder both can't make finals in 2014, but also look unlikely to be able to claim the wooden spoon either with each side coming into Saturday's clash at Fremantle Oval after thumping victories.

South Fremantle won its fifth game of the season last Saturday when beating East Fremantle by 43 points in the final derby of 2014.

Peel Thunder was also impressive thumping Perth by 65 points at Lathlain Park.

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Six Bulldogs teenagers and Schloithe grab AFL attention

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 3:25 AM - by Chris Pike

SIX teenagers from the South Fremantle Football Club and prolific goalkicking midfielder Haiden Schloithe have all been invited to the AFL's State and National Draft Combines putting themselves in prime position to end up being drafted later in 2014.

Out of the 30 WAFL players invited to attend the State and National Draft Combines later this year out of the 96 from across Australia, seven are from the South Fremantle Football Club.

Billy Frampton, Jarrod Garlett, Jermaine Miller-Lewis and Jarrod Pickett will all take part in the NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium from Tuesday September 30 to Friday October 3 while Matthew Ah Siu, Cameron Loersch and Haiden Schloithe will take part in the WA State Combine in Perth on October 12.

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