And so Fremantle created the sort of record any team would want to avoid, equalling the greatest fall from grace of any top four team in history.
Fremantle great Matthew Pavlich says he is relatively comfortable with his lot despite his career drawing to an inauspicious close.
St Kilda have won two games in a row for the first time in more than two years after a 34-point victory over Fremantle.
Anyone who saw Ross Lyon's press conference last weekend could be forgiven for thinking he'd 'jumped the shark'.
Indigenous team of the century member Chris Johnson says the AFL is not ready for a 'Rooney rule' that would accelerate diversity in elite coaching ranks.
AFL fans are in for a Buddy good Friday night as the unbeaten North Melbourne faces its toughest challenge of the season so far against an on-song Lance Franklin and the Sydney Swans.
The Fremantle Dockers will be able to practice Ross Lyon's much-vaunted "anywhere, any time" motto after a sneak peak of the club's new Cockburn HQ revealed goalposts and boundaries would be able to move to mimic any ground in the competition.
A raft of injuries has forced the Fremantle Dockers to make five changes for their game against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Fremantle's training methods have come under scrutiny with young defender Ethan Hughes the latest Dockers casualty hit with a calf injury.
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has warned Zac Clarke it's time to deliver, saying the under-fire ruckman can't use injury as an excuse for his poor form.
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has confirmed a recall for popular follower Michael Barlow to play against St Kilda in Melbourne on Saturday.
Docker members have vented their fury at the prospect of having to fork out up to $3000 to secure a seat at the new Perth Stadium when it opens in 2018.
Forget about a send-off rule - here are five changes to footy that would be much easier to do and make the game better straight away.
Fremantle chief executive Steve Rosich denies the club's list is "cooked", and says things are looking up in their bid to retain emerging star Lachie Neale.
AFL umpires coach Hayden Kennedy insists there has not been a crackdown on the deliberate rushed behind rule, declaring the umpires were only adhering to the rules.
The West Coast Eagles won away (wait, what?), the Fremantle Dockers lost again (ho-hum), Richmond could realistically push for the eight and the Swans flexed their muscles against the Hawks.
In-form Fremantle midfielder Lachie Neale has given his clearest indication yet he is likely to sign a new contract to stay as a critical component in urgent plans for a Dockers revival from next season.
Fremantle's injury toll continues to rise, with captain David Mundy and talented young defender Alex Pearce now added to the injury list.
Dropped Fremantle Dockers Michael Barlow might not be able to crack it for a game in the AFL's worst side but he put in a performance for the ages for Peel against East Perth in the WAFL on Saturday.