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Sumich admits Eagles 'worst team in AFL'

By Justin Chadwick 23/06/2008 07:16:39 PM Comments (0)

West Coast assistant coach Peter Sumich admits on current form West Coast are the worst team in the AFL competition.

Sumich said the Eagles deserved that tag following the club's insipid 135-point hiding to Geelong last Saturday.

It was West Coast's second biggest defeat in their 22-year history, falling just seven points shy of the 142-point flogging they copped at the hands of Essendon at Windy Hill back in 1989.

"On form from the weekend we were probably the worst team in the comp," Sumich said.

"Last weekend - no. The weekend before that - no. It is a week-by-week proposition and if we beat Hawthorn next week - ask me again next week."

Sumich urged fans to stick by the club during their lean trot.

The Eagles are second last on the ladder with a miserable 2-11 record.

"We know certain fans walked out during the game (against Geelong), that is their call, all we are asking is that they back us in," he said.

"You go through some hard times and we are at the moment, but it is a matter of people sticking with us, especially the members.

"I would be disappointed if they threw in their membership and not support the club in some average times."

Sumich said it was still too early in the season to decide the long-term fate of underperforming players.

"There are no careers on the line, but there are careers that will be looked at at the end of the year," Sumich said.

Chad Fletcher has been in and out of the side all season but Sumich refused to rule a line through the premiership midfielder.

"Chad is a contracted player and that will be discussed down the track," he said.

"He was not in the boat alone if you think he had a bad game on Saturday night. He will be a strong chance (to play on Friday)."

Tagger Adam Selwood is also a chance to line up against the Hawks on Friday night despite spending Saturday night in hospital after sustaining a throat injury in an off-the-ball clash with Geelong's Steve Johnson.

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