The Long Wait Is Over

The year was 2010; Mark Harvey was the coach of a team that wore an anchor over a red, green and purple jumper, Facebook was cool, Ben Cousins was a thing, a young Julia Gillard was settling in to The Lodge, people were still prepared to pay money to see Zach Galifianakis in a film and Anthony Morabito was playing AFL Football. They were simpler times in many ways, which is why Fremantle have chosen to take the big bloke up to Darwin to try him out in the country to see how he goes before giving him a run in the city (for some reason Fremantle are playing in Darwin this weekend). Obviously as well as getting Morabito on the park there’s that little issue with no defenders that Fremantle have been grappling with. They’ve had a look around the list and seem to have come up with a bloke by the name of Luke McPharlin, who those in the know reckon goes ok up back. Matt Taberner has mysteriously injured himself and will miss out and Clancee Pearce has been rotated back to Peel.

READ MORE

You Be Ross: Melbourne v Fremantle

Ross Lyon has his sights set on the flag this year but he's the sort of bloke who loves to get feedback from the general public, good or bad. So if you really want to be a true supporter of the club, then make sure you shout stuff out to him at the ground and give him some pointers on how to get this coaching caper done. But before you do your duty as a member and hurl advice in the direction of professional coaching staff, make sure you know what you're talking about or they might just right you off as a nutjob and miss out on some choice advice. Work the board, move the magnets around and when you think you've got it sussed, start practising yelling "Hey Ross! Ross! Put Sandilands in the goal square for a rest!"

 
     
Colin Garland
James Frawley
Lynden Dunn
Stephen Hill
Matthew Pavlich
Hayden Ballantyne
     
Jack Grimes
Tom McDonald
Jeremy Howe
Colin Sylvia
Chris Mayne
Cameron Sutcliffe
     
Jordie McKenzie
Bernie Vince
Jack Viney
Danyle Pearce
Ryan Crowley
David Mundy
     
Jack Watts
Cameron Pedersen
Matt Jones
Garrick Ibbotson
Luke McPharlin
Tendai Mzungu
     
Rohan Bail
Chris Dawes
Max Gawn
Paul Duffield
Zac Dawson
Lee Spurr
     
Mark Jamar
 
Aaron Sandilands
Nathan Jones
 
Nat Fyfe
Dom Tyson
 
Nick Suban
Dean Terlich
Dom Barry
Michael Barlow
Dean Kent
Christian Salem
Lachie Neale
Daniel Nicholson
Luke Tapscott
Zac Clarke
Alex Georgiou
Tommy Sheridan
Anthony Morabito
Hayden Crozier
Clancee Pearce

StasClouds: Fremantle v West Coast

Numbers...you can't trust them. The Romans knew what numbers were up to and wouldn't have a bar of them. You can put your faith in a nice sturdy X but a 10, it's shifty. The only thing more iffy than a number is a statistic, they'll cut you open and rob you of your kidneys before you can say "aren't you supposed to drug me and put in a bath of ice first?". Unfortunately we're hooked on numbers though, we need them to work out how many kicks David Mundy had this week...and probably some other stuff too. The Dockerland Labs spent the summer pondering the problem and eventually, when the cricket was over, the fridge was empty and the clicker broke in everyone's pen, they came up with a solution - the stats cloud. A quick glance and you'll pretty much know everything about a game of football that there was to know, at least all the boring bits about it. The bigger the player's name, the more kicks, or marks, or tackles he had compared to his teammates. 

disposalcloud
Colin Sylvia Hayden Ballantyne Tendai Mzungu Stephen Hill Zac Dawson Matthew Taberner Paul Duffield Clancee Pearce Nick Suban Lachie Neale Zac Clarke Garrick Ibbotson Danyle Pearce Aaron Sandilands David Mundy Matthew Pavlich Lee Spurr Cameron Sutcliffe Ryan Crowley Chris Mayne Michael Barlow Nathan Fyfe
 
kickscloud
Nathan Fyfe Zac Clarke Aaron Sandilands David Mundy Paul Duffield Tendai Mzungu Stephen Hill Danyle Pearce Cameron Sutcliffe Chris Mayne Zac Dawson Matthew Taberner Hayden Ballantyne Ryan Crowley Lee Spurr Colin Sylvia Nick Suban Garrick Ibbotson Lachie Neale Matthew Pavlich Clancee Pearce Michael Barlow
 
handballscloud
Hayden Ballantyne Aaron Sandilands Matthew Taberner Tendai Mzungu Clancee Pearce David Mundy Michael Barlow Zac Clarke Chris Mayne Lachie Neale Colin Sylvia Paul Duffield Danyle Pearce Stephen Hill Cameron Sutcliffe Lee Spurr Nick Suban Zac Dawson Nathan Fyfe Matthew Pavlich Ryan Crowley Garrick Ibbotson
 
markscloud
Aaron Sandilands Matthew Taberner Clancee Pearce Garrick Ibbotson Lachie Neale Lee Spurr Stephen Hill Nick Suban Paul Duffield Nathan Fyfe Ryan Crowley David Mundy Cameron Sutcliffe Danyle Pearce Michael Barlow Tendai Mzungu Matthew Pavlich Zac Dawson Hayden Ballantyne Colin Sylvia Chris Mayne Zac Clarke
 
scorecloud
Clancee Pearce Lachie Neale Chris Mayne Nick Suban Colin Sylvia Garrick Ibbotson Paul Duffield Lee Spurr David Mundy Danyle Pearce Stephen Hill Nathan Fyfe Aaron Sandilands Michael Barlow Ryan Crowley Hayden Ballantyne Matthew Taberner Zac Clarke Cameron Sutcliffe Tendai Mzungu Matthew Pavlich Zac Dawson
 
ratingcloud
Matthew Taberner Zac Dawson Ryan Crowley Matthew Pavlich Nick Suban Stephen Hill David Mundy Colin Sylvia Aaron Sandilands Paul Duffield Cameron Sutcliffe Hayden Ballantyne Michael Barlow Lee Spurr Nathan Fyfe Danyle Pearce Clancee Pearce Tendai Mzungu Garrick Ibbotson Zac Clarke Lachie Neale Chris Mayne

West Coast Eagles Look Towards 2015

The West Coast Eagles boldly declared that their season was on the line in Derby Number Forty...and they lost, presumably ending their season and ridding the state of that annoying whining sound for the next 8 months or so. The Eagles threw everything they had the Dockers (which admittedly isn’t much but, God bless them, they try) but Fremantle barely noticed. For the Dockers, it was little more than a sparring session, audaciously resting their backline and barely bothering to set up a defence for large portions of the match. On occasions they even let the Eagles play with a loose man in attack to try and help Adam Simpson build a bit of confidence in his players. An early lead was quickly, and someone humiliatingly, pegged back by Fremantle and the Dockers tried to keep the Eagles fighting on in the second quarter but by the third quarter there wasn’t much more Fremantle could do. The Eagles couldn’t even trouble the goal umpire for a goal while the Dockers gave their home fans something to cheer about with a spectacular display up forward. Freo gave away a few late ones to help the tv station with their lead in to the news but the game was merely a light training run for the Docker and the result never in any doubt.

fremantle 3.3 5.4 10.6 13.10 88
west coast 4.2 5.9 5.12 11.15 81
fremantle Goals
Hill 3
Ballantyne 3
Pavlich 1
Suban 1
Sylvia 1
Mayne 1
Neale 1
Fyfe 1
D.Pearce 1
west coast Goals
McGovern 2
Kennedy 2
LeCras 2
Darling 1
Ellis 1
McGinnity 1
Hutchings 1
Shuey 1
Clinton Wolf Medal Votes
Stephen Hill 3Nik Suban 2Nat Fyfe 1
InjuriesSome Eagle busted his leg.
Reports






Match Reports

                                      






Rate The Players: Fremantle v West Coast

Have your say on how the Dockers players performed on the weekend by rating each player from zero to five or just pop in and have a look what everyone else had to say about the team.

READ MORE

Dockerland Budget: Fremantle v West Coast


To save people forking over their hard earned money to the AFL in exchange for a magazine that gets bigger every week, making it harder to get to the only part you actually want - the names of the players, we've introduced the Dockerland Budget.

READ MORE

Freo Derby Selection: Defenders Need Not Apply

The Derby Luncheons haven’t even kicked off yet and Fremantle have already delivered one of the most brutal derby insults since the days of the Adam “The Gentleman Sledger” Selwood flicked through his Pedo files and earned himself a couple of punches for his troubles. Fremantle are so confident of the ball not getting anywhere near West Coast’s unusually tall and inaccurate forward line that they’ve dropped their only tall defender, that isn’t Zac Dawson, and thrown in an extra forward in his place. Alex Slivagni will sit the game out, with Fremantle not sure whether to claim an injury, go with the old “rested” cliche or just put ‘up yours’ in brackets next to his name. Matt Taberner is his replacement and, although it will be only his 3rd game for the year, he’s expected to kick three or four goals. The Eagles have wheeled out out man Cox for one last arm flapping derby as well as Patrick McGinnity and dropped a couple of players who’s names really don’t seem worth mentioning.

READ MORE

You Be Ross: Fremantle v West Coast

Ross Lyon has his sights set on the flag this year but he's the sort of bloke who loves to get feedback from the general public, good or bad. So if you really want to be a true supporter of the club, then make sure you shout stuff out to him at the ground and give him some pointers on how to get this coaching caper done. But before you do your duty as a member and hurl advice in the direction of professional coaching staff, make sure you know what you're talking about or they might just right you off as a nutjob and miss out on some choice advice. Work the board, move the magnets around and when you think you've got it sussed, start practising yelling "Hey Ross! Ross! Put Sandilands in the goal square for a rest!"

 
     
Lee Spurr
Zac Dawson
Paul Duffield
Mark LeCras
Jeremy McGovern
Dean Cox
     
Tendai Mzungu
Garrick Ibbotson
Stephen Hill
Jack Darling
Josh Kennedy
Sharrod Wellingham
     
David Mundy
Ryan Crowley
Danyle Pearce
Chris Masten
Matt Priddis
Matt Rosa
     
Lachie Neale
Chris Mayne
Colin Sylvia
Shannon Hurn
Mitchell Brown
Brad Sheppard
     
Hayden Ballantyne
Matthew Pavlich
Zac Clarke
Sam Butler
Eric Mackenzie
Will Schofield
     
Aaron Sandilands
 
Nic Naitanui
Nat Fyfe
 
Luke Shuey
Nick Suban
 
Mark Hutchings
Michael Barlow
Clancee Pearce
Xavier Ellis
Matt Taberner
Cameron Sutcliffe
Jamie Bennell
Tommy Sheridan
Kepler Bradley
Patrick McGinnity
Anthony Morabito
Jacob Brennan
Andrew Gaff
Scott Lycett
Jamie Cripps

Stats: Cloud: Fremantle v Brisbane

Numbers...you can't trust them. The Romans knew what numbers were up to and wouldn't have a bar of them. You can put your faith in a nice sturdy X but a 10, it's shifty. The only thing more iffy than a number is a statistic, they'll cut you open and rob you of your kidneys before you can say "aren't you supposed to drug me and put in a bath of ice first?". Unfortunately we're hooked on numbers though, we need them to work out how many kicks David Mundy had this week...and probably some other stuff too. The Dockerland Labs spent the summer pondering the problem and eventually, when the cricket was over, the fridge was empty and the clicker broke in everyone's pen, they came up with a solution - the stats cloud. A quick glance and you'll pretty much know everything about a game of football that there was to know, at least all the boring bits about it. The bigger the player's name, the more kicks, or marks, or tackles he had compared to his teammates. 

disposalcloud
Clancee Pearce Chris Mayne Paul Duffield Nick Suban Matthew Pavlich Aaron Sandilands David Mundy Nathan Fyfe Michael Barlow Zac Clarke Lee Spurr Danyle Pearce Hayden Ballantyne Zac Dawson Ryan Crowley Tendai Mzungu Garrick Ibbotson Lachie Neale Alex Silvagni Cameron Sutcliffe Colin Sylvia Stephen Hill
 
kickscloud
Aaron Sandilands Michael Barlow Danyle Pearce Garrick Ibbotson Zac Clarke Matthew Pavlich Stephen Hill Lachie Neale Paul Duffield Cameron Sutcliffe Lee Spurr Ryan Crowley Alex Silvagni Zac Dawson Clancee Pearce Colin Sylvia Nick Suban Chris Mayne David Mundy Hayden Ballantyne Tendai Mzungu Nathan Fyfe
 
handballscloud
Clancee Pearce Nick Suban Garrick Ibbotson Colin Sylvia Lachie Neale Chris Mayne Nathan Fyfe Stephen Hill Cameron Sutcliffe Paul Duffield Michael Barlow Ryan Crowley Lee Spurr Aaron Sandilands Hayden Ballantyne Zac Clarke David Mundy Danyle Pearce Zac Dawson Alex Silvagni Tendai Mzungu Matthew Pavlich
 
markscloud
Lachie Neale Matthew Pavlich Zac Clarke Lee Spurr Ryan Crowley Aaron Sandilands Alex Silvagni Stephen Hill Zac Dawson Nathan Fyfe Chris Mayne Hayden Ballantyne Nick Suban Garrick Ibbotson Clancee Pearce Cameron Sutcliffe Colin Sylvia Paul Duffield Michael Barlow Danyle Pearce David Mundy Tendai Mzungu
 
scorecloud
Lachie Neale Clancee Pearce Lee Spurr Ryan Crowley Stephen Hill Tendai Mzungu Aaron Sandilands Chris Mayne Nathan Fyfe Nick Suban Alex Silvagni Michael Barlow Danyle Pearce Cameron Sutcliffe Zac Clarke Paul Duffield Matthew Pavlich Hayden Ballantyne Colin Sylvia David Mundy Garrick Ibbotson Zac Dawson
 
ratingcloud
Clancee Pearce Nathan Fyfe Aaron Sandilands Zac Clarke Tendai Mzungu Lachie Neale Zac Dawson Hayden Ballantyne Alex Silvagni Matthew Pavlich Colin Sylvia Lee Spurr Nick Suban Paul Duffield Michael Barlow Garrick Ibbotson Chris Mayne Stephen Hill David Mundy Ryan Crowley Cameron Sutcliffe Danyle Pearce

Fremantle Defenders Given the Night Off

The weather was so bad that not even the promise of Matt deBoer selling purple bin liners for just five dollars could lure the Fremantle supporters out of their homes and into the Subiaco water torcher chamber yet the Dockers put on one of the shows of the season. Despite the rain getting so heavy in the first quarter that a family of pelicans were forced to take refuge in Nat Fyfe’s hair, Fremantle kicked one of their highest scores for the season so far; all while keeping Brisbane to the lowest score since anybody could be bothered to go back and check but presumably it involved a jumper with a koala on it. Freo had kept Brisbane to just one lucky point at half time before the entire Dockers backline decided there were better uses for the time and snuck out to see 22 Jump Street. Brisbane still only managed 3 goals in the second half which, based on the conditions, wouldn’t have been such a bad effort, if it hadn’t been for Fremantle kicking a lazy 15 goals and winning by 83 points.

fremantle 2.2 9.3 12.7 15.15 105
brisbane 0.1 0.1 2.3 3.4 22
fremantle Goals
Ballantyne 5
Pavlich 3
Barlow 2
Mayne 1
Suban 1
D.xPearce 1
Sandilands 1
Crowleyx 1
brisbane Goals
Green 1
Bewick 1
Merrett 1
Clinton Wolf Medal Votes
Michael Barlow 3Aaron Sandilands 2David Mundy 1
InjuriesNone
Reports






Match Reports

                                      






NEXT GAME
FREMANTLE PLAY PORT ADELAIDE ON EASTER SUNDAY 2015.
LAST GAME
FREMANTLE LOST TO PORT ADELAIDE BY 22 POINTS.