Fremantle chief executive Simon Garlick says the club would be “silly” not to look at John Worsfold as support for coach Justin Longmuir.
Russell Gibbs said while the Eagles still hoped for more games in WA, they also learnt significant lessons from the three straight losses on the Gold Coast.
No opposition club has a more intimate knowledge of Fremantle’s progress than their cross-town rivals West Coast, but the Eagles see only big things for the Dockers in the years to come.
To win flags, your role players have to successfully play roles, and the Eagles’ role players look more capable of that now than they did a month ago.
A West Aussie rising star and a Brownlow Medal near-certainty shine in Mark Duffield’s list this week, but what’s going on with a guy who finished third in the Brownlow count less than two years ago?
Rumours of Alastair Clarkson’s demise may be premature, exaggerated or both. The Hawks aren’t shot yet.
Regional WA has been snubbed by the AFL in recent years for showcase fixtures but Duff and Quarters have an idea to permanently bring the AFL to a footy heartland.
Fremantle were held to just 16 points in a loss at home against Geelong, one player that may have helped the Dockers grunt in wet conditions is Connor Blakely.
If you needed any extra proof that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, take a look at the AFL ladder.
It’s a tale of two WA Paddies this week, with Ryder loving his new life at St Kilda, and Cripps getting mugged off the ball. See the good, bad and ugly from the weekend of footy.
Someone old, someone new. Someone traded in. Look out, here comes the yellow and blue.
The highest-placed team Adam Simpson’s men have disposed of this year was 12th-placed Melbourne at home back in round one in March.
The Dockers went down cross-town rivals West Coast by 31 points but Mark Duffield and Glen Quartermain believe there’s plenty to look forward to for Freo fans.
John Worsfold, a Fremantle boy born and bred, has on his bucket list a role in football success with the Dockers. But Adelaide are probably the club that could use his services the most.
Jordan de Goey’s form and Gary Ablett’s decision to go home top the magnificent list, while Ben Brown’s kicking woes leave him as a sinner.
Luke Shuey was a late withdrawal from his side’s 30-point western derby victory. But coach Adam Simpson has locked the skipper in to face Collingwood.
He was brilliant early, terrible in the goal square but a target across the ground. But one Matt Taberner moment changed the course for Freo.
Chief footy writer Mark Duffield rates the keys to Sunday’s big clash, including Luke Shuey’s fitness, some unheralded Dockers, and a coaching X-factor.
The rarest things are the most valuable. Precious metals, rare foods. And that is why Jordan De Goey was the best player out there in Thursday night’s Collingwood win over Geelong.
Duffield: Players come and go but little Gaz, himself the son of the most watchable player of the 1980s and 1990s, is the closest thing to football perfection we have seen this century.
Freo’s ticker was good, Luke McDonald’s COVID jab was bad, and there was plenty of suspension-worthy ugly. Mark Duffield goes through the highs and lows from a big Round 6.
A couple of key West Coast players returned to form to indicate the Eagles may well be a force to bve reckoned with despite their horror start to hub life.
Having Fyfe mid-field has not secured match-winning domination for the Dockers. But in attack, Fyfe would be a massive match up headache for Brett Ratten.
Oscar Allen’s strong performance against Sydney shows why the Eagles should have youth shading experience when making tough selection calls from here on out, writes Mark Duffield.
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