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Sumich slams 'disgraceful' Eagles



Dual West Coast Eagles premiership player and former Peter Sumich has slammed his former club after another heavy defeat, questioning their attitude and effort after their 101 point loss to Western Bulldogs on Saturday.


Sumich, who played in the 1992 and 1994 premiership teams and was an assistant coach under John Worsfold for a decade launched a passionate critique of his former club on Sports Breakfast on Monday morning.


""You can't tell me it's attitude with West Coast. Don't keep going on about injuries and covid. They should not be losing by what they are," he said.


"It's a disgrace. It's getting embarrassing, and to win three of the last 20 games and lose eight home games, when is it going to stop?"


The Eagles have lost ten of their first eleven games to start season 2022, losing their past seven games by an average losing margin of 79 points, their worst start to a season in club history to sit bottom of the AFL ladder.


Despite having to use 43 players in the opening 11 games due to covid and injury interruptions, the Eagles still had eight premiership players in their side that lost to the Bulldogs at the weekend, conceding 15 goals to four after half time to go down by a three figure margin.


Sumich said coach Adam Simpson should be under pressure for the series of heavy defeats, despite having two years to run on his contract that expires at the end of 2024.


""He (Simpson) should be under more pressure. If this continues on, it's not looking good," he said.


"They can't keep making excuses."


West Coast face Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval this week before their bye in round 13, staring down the barrel of their second wooden spoon and their worst season in in 36 years in the AFL.


IMAGE: The West Australian.