Great satisfaction in taming Lions

Great satisfaction in taming Lions

It was a grinding victory, involving a lot of tackles and a lot of stoppages. It may have been ugly at times, but it was a very good game of football from both sides at Leederville Oval.

Was it our best win of the season?

West Perth supporters would probably say our 100-point win over East Perth has been the best, but that match was one-way traffic.

We had to work really hard on Saturday to defeat the Lions, who rarely relented in their attack on the ball.

Nick Rodda has been a talking point after he kicked four goals on the weekend.

Given he’s only 19, Nick is a player we think is a strong chance for a rookie list spot on an AFL list down the track.

But we think he’s most likely to do that as a backman.

We were looking to give him a bigger defensive role this season, but, in the short term, the combination of him and Marcus Adams looks to be working well in the forward line.

That said, he could find himself in the ruck or back to defence on any given day if the match-ups call for it.

Andrew Krakouer had been disappointed with his output so far this year, but his efforts on the weekend showed his flair is coming back.

He might have lost some of his zip around the ground, but his ability to bring others into the game against Subiaco was outstanding.

We don’t play this weekend because of the state game against the NEAFL in Sydney.

As coach of the WA side, I’ll be reminding the players it’s up to them to reflect the quality of the WAFL on the national stage.