($64,013,222), however, all other clubs with higher revenue receive monies from poker machines. The Eagles have since won three more premierships, in 1994, 2006 and 2018. In the 2018 second preliminary final, the Eagles faced the fifth-placed Melbourne Demons, a team whose impressive end-of-season form had begun with a victory over the Eagles at Optus Stadium in round 22. It reached the finals series for the first time in 1988, and won its first premiership in 1992, having been defeated in the grand final the previous year. The Eagle's form at the MCG had long been criticised, and round 17 against an in form Collingwood who had won 7 of the previous matches was seen as a stern test.  Ahead of the Eagles' appearance in the 2015 Grand Final, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra created an orchestral version of the song.
The club's earliest rivalry was with VFL powerhouse the Hawthorn Hawks. The West Coast Eagles have drafted players through the Australian Football League's draft system, beginning with the 1988 VFL Draft.  The club shares home games between Lathlain Park, Perth Stadium and Leederville Oval.
The club finished third during the regular 2007 season, but after a series of late-season injuries lost both its games during the final series. No. The West Coast Eagles played Geelong at the MCG on September 26, 1992, winning its first AFL premiership 16.17 (113) to 12.13 (85).
 They also had total assets of $106,229,217 and reported a profit of $7,621,284. For the second consecutive year, the Brownlow Medal was won by an Eagles player, with Ben Cousins and Daniel Kerr finishing first and second, respectively. The West Coast Eagles' website lists "longevity of service", "passion for the club", "contribution to the community of Western Australia" and "the level at which they are recognised in their chosen profession by the community" as criteria for the position.
, Sources: Best and fairests & Leading goalkickers, Known as the Victorian Football League from 1897–1989; no grand finals were held in 1897 and 1924, 1990–1999: Malthouse era and dual premierships, 2000–2005: Struggles, rebuild and Worsfold era, 2006–2010: Third premiership, controversies and final misses, 2014–present: Simpson era and fourth premiership, VFL/AFL finishing positions (1987–present). The Eagles benefitted from a strong WAFL competition and very loose transfer restrictions relative to later expansion teams, with early success seen as a key factor to promoting the new national competition. The 2020 season began with a lacklustre win over Melbourne in Round 1 in March, after which followed a hiatus due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus. The Eagles finished the 2018 home and away season second on the ladder with 16 wins and 6 losses - their best result since 2006 - earning the right to host the second qualifying final against third-placed Collingwood at Optus Stadium. David Hart (95) West Coast Eagles Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Number 6 Other rivalries include with Essendon, and a rivalry with the Sydney Swans, which stems from a series of six matches between 2005 and 2007, including both the 2005 and 2006 Grand Finals, in which the total points difference was 13, the lowest of all-time.  Since moving to the new Perth (Optus) Stadium and winning the 2018 premiership, the Eagles membership has expanded rapidly, recording more members than any other team in 2020 (100,776) . The following week there was a bright spot in a dark period, as Jeremy McGovern kicked a goal after the siren at Adelaide Oval to pinch the game from Port Adelaide, in similar circumstances to West Coast's win over Port in the 2017 elimination final. 24. Most goals  Chris Judd received the Norm Smith Medal. The West Coast Eagles were selected in 1986 as one of two expansion teams to enter the Victorian Football League (VFL) the following season, along with the Brisbane Bears.
So watch out, all you know-alls, all you wise men from the East") and a different musical structure. Updated: 17 October 2020Source(s): Playing list, Coaching staff. The AFL provided nil funds towards the new stadium even though it is the number one sport played at the stadium and generates significant income for the AFL.
 The 2000 and 2001 seasons were marked by a rapid decrease in form after the loss of several key senior players, culminating in a 14th-place in 2001, at the time the worst in the club's history. Full list of past West Coast Eagles AFL players and statistics. The highest attendance for any game featuring West Coast was against Collingwood in the 2018 grand final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, attended by 100,022 people. , John Worsfold replaced Steve Malaxos as captain for the 1991 season, and the club finished the season as minor premiers for the first time, losing only three games.  Under the terms of the agreement with the WAFC, the Eagles are required to play every home and away match at their opponent's home ground, a one-off sign-on fee of $90,000, and an annual contribution to the league of $800,000. 3 days. The team's first senior match in the VFL was played against Richmond at Subiaco Oval in late March 1987, with West Coast defeating Richmond by 14 points. About. The following players have worn the #7 guernsey: Premierships: Craig Turley (1992), Chad Fletcher (2006), Chris Masten (2018), All-Australian: Phil Narkle (1987), Craig Turley (1991), Fraser Gehrig (1997), Chad Fletcher (2004), Leading goalscorers: Fraser Gehrig (1998), 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 2728 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 4748 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67. In the AFL annual report of 2017 the West Coast Eagles were fifth in terms of revenue across the Australian Football League. :, Puma manufactured the club's uniforms since their inaugural season in 1987, but was replaced by ISC for 2018 and onward. , West Coast's strong form continued into 2012, losing the 2012 NAB Cup grand final to Adelaide and spending the early part of the season on top of the table. Prior to 1991 it was awarded to the best players in each interstate football carnival.  Having won eleven games and lost eleven games for the season, the club finished eighth out of fourteen teams. The West Coast Eagles played Geelong at the MCG on September 26, 1992, winning its first AFL premiership 16.17 (113) to 12.13 (85).
 West Coast is also responsible for sponsoring FootyWILD, a program similar to Auskick held in KwaZulu-Natal, a province of South Africa..
 Number-one ticket holders generally serve for two years.
No life members were inducted in 2001. They thrashed Essendon by 55 points in the first elimination final but their premiership defence was brought to a premature end the following week, losing to minor premiers Geelong by 20 points in the first semi-final. Full list of past West Coast Eagles AFL players and statistics. From there, West Coast recovered to sit in 5th place with a record of 12-5 at the end of Round 18. There are currently Eagles-affiliated clubs (also referred to as "sister clubs") in Cambodia (the Cambodian Eagles), Canada (the Toronto Eagles), China (the Shanghai Eagles), Italy (the Milano Eagles), and Sweden (the Karlstad Eagles). The highest individual crowd to watch a game at Optus Stadium is 59,608 which was between West Coast and Melbourne in the preliminary final of 2018.
West Coast pay approximately $3 million in rent to the WAFC for the use of Subiaco Oval, and 50–70% of overall profits. After several years of lobbying by the club, in 2018 the West Australian Football Commission granted permission for the Eagles to field a reserves team in the semi-professional West Australian Football League (WAFL). This rivalry stemmed from a series of memorable matches in the early 1990s, most notably the 1991 Grand Final. Overall, 50 derbies have been played, with the Eagles winning 30 and Fremantle winning 20. The club made the finals in 2002, 2003, and 2004, but each time failed to progress past the elimination final.  For many years beforehand the Eagles had been in an alignment with the East Perth Football Club, and Eagles players not selected for the AFL team were forced to play for East Perth. AFL draft history for the West Coast Eagles.  The two grand finals in 2005 and 2006 were part of a series of close games between the two clubs that resulted in a total difference of thirteen points across six games, an AFL record.. The West Coast Eagles was founded in 1986 as an expansion team. The following season ended up being a disappointment, with the team failing to produce another top 4 finish in spite of a late form reversal.
1987 John Worsfold training worn jumper.  Judge was sacked at the end of 2001, and replaced by the club's former captain John Worsfold, who had been serving as assistant coach at Carlton..  During the season the club were labeled as "flat track bullies" due to beating lower placed teams by large margins, yet failing to defeat teams above them on the ladder. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. No. West Coast's famous No.11 guernsey will come out of retirement in 2020 ... One of the most revered players in West Coast history, ... A promising West Coast Eagles quartet have inked contract extensions. West Coast currently hold the record for the most consecutive derby wins after winning their 10th in a row in round 7 of the 2020 AFL season.  With the competition having rebranded itself as the Australian Football League (AFL) at the start of the 1990 season, West Coast finished third on the ladder at the conclusion of the home-and-away season, and progressed to the preliminary final before losing to Essendon, having been forced to play four consecutive finals in Melbourne. In terms of television audience, on average 519,000 people viewed West Coast Eagles games in 2011, with a high of 1,074,000 viewers for the round 16 game against Geelong. Most goals  "Eagle Rock", a 1971 song recorded by Daddy Cool, is also traditionally played at home games.. The club's official team song is "We're the Eagles", composed by Kevin Peek, a former member of the progressive rock band Sky, and initially recorded at Peek's studio in Roleystone. The re-recorded version had new verses added by Ken Walther, who also composed Fremantle's 1995 team song. Team of the Century, Victorian Football League/Australian Football League, Champion AFL footballer Chris Mainwaring dies, Mystery surrounds ex-Eagle Mainwaring's death, Chris Mainwaring's player profile at AFL Tables, "Desperate Mainy called out for help in the night", "Devastated Cousins was with Mainwaring: West Coast", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chris_Mainwaring&oldid=968722109, Australian rules footballers from Western Australia, West Australian Football Hall of Fame inductees, Western Australian State of Origin players, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 July 2020, at 03:12.
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