Courageous Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne will not return to a rejuvenated Dockers side after suffering another hamstring strain in his comeback from injury for Peel Thunder at the weekend.
Given there hasn't been a draw in the AFL since last 2015, you imagine the chance of any two teams finishing the game on the exact score is as rare as hen's teeth.
Scans have confirmed the worst for Carlton defender Sam Rowe, who suffered two knee injuries in loss to Fremantle.
Another round, another loss in Melbourne for West Coast and another 'expert' calling the Eagles "mummy's boys". Our crack(pot) panel returns to run the rule over round nine of the AFL season.
Fremantle may not be the fastest starting side in the competition, but they can certainly get the job done in second halves.
Resurgent Fremantle sneak into fifth spot on the back of a 35-point win over Carlton.
Join us for live coverage as the Dons host the Eagles, North and the Dees face off and Carlton travels to Fremantle to close out round nine.
Our crack(pot) panel returns to look ahead at all the action in round nine.
Fremantle young gun Harley Balic has been granted indefinite leave from the club to deal with a "personal issue".
Fiery Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne looks set to resume for Peel Thunder on his return from injury, despite being available for Dockers round nine clash with Carlton.
Believe it or not, Fremantle management has given controversial import Harley Bennell a final warning and ultimatum.
Ross Lyon says it would be a terrible shame if Harley Bennell is lost to the game.
Fremantle have vowed not to direct any vicious sledging at Marc Murphy on Sunday.
Fremantle have fined troubled midfielder Harley Bennell $10,000 and ordered him to undergo counselling for his bizarre off-field behaviour.
The AFL wants to be the moral compass of the world but they have been extraordinarily quiet on the verbal sledging by St Kilda players towards Carlton's Marc Murphy.
Fremantle will decide this week whether dashing midfielder Steven Hill resumes from injury in Sunday's home clash with Carlton.
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has backed injured midfielder Harley Bennell to return to football despite a string of off-field indiscretions to go with his injury woes.
Richmond made a series of ultimately diabolical mistakes which allowed the Fremantle Dockers to head back to Perth with another win at the MCG.
Both West Coast and Fremantle continued their winning ways in round eight with nailbiting victories against the Western Bulldogs and Richmond respectively.