The South Fremantle Football Club, nicknamed the Bulldogs, is an Australian rules football club, based in Fremantle, Western Australia, playing in the West Australian Football League. It plays its home games at Fremantle Oval; the Fremantle Football Club had won ten premierships in the fourteen years that they were in the WA Football Association. By 1899, the club suffered from financial problems that caused the club to disband; the South Fremantle Football Club was formed to take their place following an application to the league by Griff John, who would be appointed secretary of the new club, with Tom O'Beirne the inaugural president. Most players, were from the defunct Fremantle club; the new club did well in its first year. However, over the next three seasons the performance fell away badly and, in April 1904 a Fremantle newspaper confidently reported that South Fremantle would not appear again. However, the club decided to carry on and centreman Harry Hodge took over as skipper, but the season was a disaster.
The club won only one game. They won their first premiership in 1916 and went back-to-back in 1917, both times defeating their local rivals, East Fremantle in the final and challenge final; the 1930s were not as successful, marred by the death of the 23-year-old captain-coach Ron Doig as a result of injuries sustained in a match. After World War II, South experienced their greatest era, with the arrival of future Hall of Fame members Steve Marsh, Bernie Naylor, John Todd and Clive Lewington. Between 1945 and 1956 they would win six premierships, be runners-up three times and make the finals in every season. Since however, they have won five more premierships, in 1970, 1980, 1997, 2005 and 2009. South Fremantle was the first WAFL club to have won 10 grand finals since World War II. Four of their 13 premierships were won against East Fremantle. In 2009 South Fremantle's League and Reserves sides won their respective Grand Finals; this was the first time the club had taken the Premiership double since 1954.
The Fremantle Derby, is traditionally one of the biggest game of the year on the WAFL calendar. The derbies still have a great following but have decreased in importance compared to the Western Derby, the match between WA's two AFL teams; the Foundation Day derby on the first Monday in June is the highest attended game of the home and away season. To the end of the 2006 season the two clubs had met 344 times with South Fremantle winning 156 to East Fremantle's 184 wins, 4 Draws have occurred between the two sides. South Fremantle's Guernsey used for all WAFL matches is all white with a red V in the centre of the guernsey. During the 1990s they introduced the reverse of the traditional guernsey with a white V on a red jumper; the South Fremantle colours of red & white stem from the first Fremantle based team who wore red and white in the mid-1880s. South Fremantle are one of the most supported clubs in the WAFL. South hold three notable WAFL Grand Final attendance records, 1979 v East Fremantle, 52,781, the highest attendance at a WAFL Grand Final, 1975 v West Perth, 52,322, the second highest Grand Final attendance and 1989 v Claremont, 38,198, the highest Grand Final attendance in the post AFL period.
On Foundation Day v East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval, South played in front of the biggest crowd of the 2009 WAFL home and away season 11,300. Souths average attendance at home and away fixtures is 3000, amongst the highest for the WAFL. "We're the Bulldogs" is the theme song of the South Fremantle Football Club, played as the league team comes to the field at home and away games, after a victory. We are the mighty bulldogs Always fighting on With victory and flag our goal With guts and determination We put the rest to shame Because our fighting spirit wins the game. We're the bulldogs And we're the greatest The mighty red'v' which stands for victory The rough tough bulldogs South Fremantle The southerners for moreDown by the port of Fremantle We hit them hard With true grit and courage we win So come on Souths let's show them How to play the game to win South Fremantle for moreWe're the bulldogs And we're the greatest The mighty red'v' which stands for victory The rough tough bulldogs South Fremantle The southerners for more.
WAFL Premierships: 1916, 1917, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1970, 1980, 1997, 2005, 2009 WAFL Runners-up: 1914, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1940, 1945, 1951, 1956, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2019 Reserves Premierships: 1936, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 2004, 2009 Colts Premierships: 1970, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012 Rodriguez Shield: 1983, 1984, 1992, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2016 Sandover medallists: 1928: Jack Rocchi, 1937: Frank Jenkins, 1947: Clive Lewington, 1952: Steve Marsh, 1955: John Todd, 1980: Stephen Michael, 1981: Stephen Michael, 1986: Mark Bairstow, 1989: Craig Edwards, 2005: Toby McGrath, 2017: Haiden Schloithe Tassie Medallists: 1983: Stephen Michael, 1984 & 1986: Brad Hardie All Australians: 1953: Steve Marsh, 1956: John Gerovich & Cliff Hillier, 1961: John Todd, 1972: Brian Ciccotosto, 1983: Stephen Michael 1983 Bernie Naylor Medallists: Harvey Kelly 1905.
"Stealing Cinderella" is a debut song recorded by American country music artist Chuck Wicks. It was released in September 2007 as the first single from the album Starting Now; the song was co-written by Wicks along with Rivers Rutherford. The single produced the biggest debut for any new country artist in all of 2007, with fifty-two Billboard-monitored stations in the United States adding the song in its first official week of airplay. Overall, the song peaked at #5 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. On August 25, 2007, Wicks performed the song at his Grand Ole Opry debut. In October 2007, Wicks was invited by University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer to perform "Stealing Cinderella" at the wedding of Fulmer's daughter Courtney. "Stealing Cinderella" is a ballad which, through allusions to the fairy tale of Cinderella, the narrator tells of a conversation with his girlfriend's father, asking for the father's permission to marry his daughter. Engine 145 reviewer Brady Vercher gave the song a "thumbs up" review.
Although he thought that it was unusual to use Cinderella for a comparison, that the song's verses "gloss over" the allusions to the fairy tale, he nonetheless said that he could identify with the sentiment of the song's central character. "Stealing Cinderella" debuted at number 53 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of September 8, 2007. Fifty-two of the country music stations on Billboard's panel added the song in its first official week of airplay, boosting it to number 42 that week. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Eonatator is an extinct genus of marine lizard belonging to the mosasaur family. It is a close relative of Halisaurus, part of the same subfamily, the Halisaurinae, it is known from the Late Cretaceous of North America and Sweden. This taxon was included within Halisaurus, but was placed in its own genus, which lead to the subfamily Halisaurinae being created for the two genera. Eonatator is known from the Smoky Hill Chalk Member of the Niobrara Chalk Formation of Kansas, from the Eutaw Formation and Mooreville Chalk Formation of Alabama, from the Kristianstad Basin of southern Sweden, the unit Nivel de Lutitas y Arenas of the Olini Group in La Mesa, Colombia; the name Eonatator means "dawn swimmer". It contained only a single species, E. sternbergii. The species is named in honour of Charles H. Sternberg and his son, who discovered the type specimen in the Niobrara Chalk during the summer of 1918. A second species, E. coellensis, was named for the town of Coello in the Department of Tolima in Colombia, near of which it was discovered.
Eonatator was among the smaller mosasaurs. The length of the type skeleton, which represents an adult, is only 2.65 meters in length. Like many mosasaurs, it fed on fish and smaller marine reptiles; the length of the type specimen of E. coellensis, IGM p 881237, is of 2.8 meters until the last preserved caudal vertebrae, with a skull of 41,5 centimeters. The specimen of this species is remarkable for having remains of soft tisue in the ear region, the neck and the abdominal region. Under the pygal vertebrae and the seventeenth dorsal vertebra there is a series of 20 small vertebrae centra and a flated bone, that together measure 25 centimeters in length, it have features of the mosasauroids, with three vertebrae with haemal arches and procoelic centra, that suggest the possibility that these small bones belong to an embryo of this species, although the lack of diagnostic fossils like the skull or teeth prevents a complete identification. In any case, it will be consequent with the ovoviviparism reported in mosasauroids like Carsosaurus.
Bardet et al. diagnose Eonatator sternbergii as follows: "Ambiguous characters: premaxilla-maxilla lateral suture ending posterior to 9th maxillary teeth. Autapomorphies: parietal with smooth triangular table extending far posteriorly, bearing medium-sized circular foramen, located at distance twice its diameter from the frontal-parietal suture, surrounded anteriorly and posteriorly by two parallel ridges. E. coellensis is diagnosed by more retracted nostrils, between the 7 and the 17 maxillary teeth and maxilla with a short rostrum anterior to the first teeth. Like many mosasaurs, this genus has a complicated taxonomic history; the type specimen, a nearly complete skeleton, was referred to the genus Clidastes by Wiman and to Halisaurus by Russell. Hence, Clidastes sternbergii became Halisaurus sternbergii. However, by the late 1980s, some paleontologists began to suggest that H. sternbergii belonged in its own genus and that Halisaurus was polyphyletic. In 2005, Halisaurus sternbergii was reassigned to its own genus, Eonatator by Nathalie Bardet and colleagues along with the description of Halisaurus arambourgi and the creation of the subfamily Halisaurinae.
Below is a cladogram following an analysis by Takuya Konishi and colleagues done during the description of Phosphorosaurus ponpetelegans, which showcases the internal relationships within the Halisaurinae. The analysis excluded the dubious Halisaurus onchognathus and the genus Pluridens. Lindgren J, Siverson M. 2005. Halisaurus sternbergii, a small mosasaur with an intercontinental distribution. Journal of Paleontology 79: 763–773. Kansas Mosasaurs in Sweden: the type specimen of Eonatator sternbergi Wiman 1920 @ Oceans of Kansas good photographs of type specimen