1. Fremantle v West Coast (Round 21, 2000, Subiaco)
Fremantle had an ordinary 2000, but in the penultimate round, there was still a sizeable score to settle. The Dockers had beaten bitter rival West Coast just once in 11 attempts and last time out had been belted by 117 points. The result was what became known as the "Demolition Derby", with one Docker, Dale Kickett, all but declaring war on the Eagles' Phil Read. But the football was just as intense. West Coast led by 42 points early in the third term, but Freo staged an amazing revival to hit the front late in the piece and hang on by the slimmest of margins. Clive Waterhouse kicked seven goals for the Dockers, and Clem Michael, Shaun McManus and Jason Norrish were all prominent. Freo coach Damien Drum said after the game: "Our players feel that they have been pushed around by the big boys up the road for too long." On this day, they weren't.
2. North Melbourne v Fremantle (Round 19, 2003, MCG)
With four games left of 2003, Fremantle had a tentative hold on what could be their first finals appearance, the Roos just half-a-game outside the eight and a win on home soil a must. For most of the day, the Dockers, who had won just twice at the MCG in 17 visits, looked likely go under again. Skipper Peter Bell led the way and Matthew Pavlich, playing as a ruck-rover, starred, but the Dockers had still slipped four goals in arrears late in the third term. They still trailed by two goals three minutes into time-on of the last. But Pavlich goalled from 50 metres, then squared a pass for Justin Longmuir to level the scores. And with just 10 seconds left on the clock, Des Headland marked a pass from Paul Medhurst and managed the winning behind. The win ensured finals for Freo after nine years in the AFL. And for North, it spelt curtains.
3. Fremantle v St Kilda (Round 21, 2005, Subiaco)
This game was a see-sawing, gripping contest in front of a big Friday night audience, St Kilda trying to shore up a top four spot and the Dockers still a finals chance. Robert Harvey was superb for the Saints and spearhead Fraser Gehrig dangerous as St Kilda gradually built their lead, but injuries to key big men Justin Koschitzke, Matt Maguire and Luke Penny began to take a toll. The Saints still led by 16 points at the last change, but Dockers' centreman Paul Hasleby and ruckman-forward Justin Longmuir, who had helped keep Freo in touch, went to another level. After Luke McPharlin chased down Justin Peckett to win a free kick with 30 seconds remaining, a long kick to a huge pack 30 metres out saw Longmuir fling drift in from the side to take a screamer. His kick after the bell gave Freo victory by five points, Longmuir running and jumping into the crowd to celebrate.
4. Hawthorn v Fremantle (Round 18, 2001, Colonial Stadium)
In more than 20 years in AFL company, Fremantle hasn't had a worse season than 2001. The Dockers would win just two games, finish last, and coach Damian Drum was sacked midway through the year. But it also produced the club's biggest upset victory, a 16-point defeat of then equal second-placed Hawthorn in Melbourne. Even more remarkable was that the Hawks had led by 41 points early in the second term. But the Dockers booted 12 of the last 15 goals of the game as injuries struck the home side. Ruckman Justin Longmuir went forward to kick five goals, he and Matthew Pavlich sharing nine, Peter Bell was outstanding with 38 disposals around the ball, and the inexperienced Robert Haddrill held the backline together. And once Steven Koops, who finished with three goals, put Freo in front midway through the final term, a famous victory loomed.
5. Collingwood v Fremantle (Round 1, 2014, Etihad Stadium)
The Dockers were coming off a grand final lost by only 15 points at the same ground when season 2014 got underway. But against a fellow finalist on enemy turf, this remains close to Freo's most complete performance, Ross Lyon's side not only reducing Collingwood to impotency, but turning on plenty of firepower of its own. After a tight first term, the Dockers took over, 12 unanswered goals turning a narrow deficit at the first change into a whopping 70-point victory. Freo played a slightly faster, more attacking brand, Nat Fyfe superb, Danyle Pearce, David Mundy Stephen Hill and Tendai Mzungu all starring, and no fewer than 11 Dockers sharing 17 goals. It remained Freo's second-highest score of the season, and having gone so close to a flag in 2013, at no point did the Dockers look better-placed to go one better than on this evening.