Fremantle Dockers

Pavlich, McPharlin, Mundy to be rested against Port

Brad Elborough 11:08 PM   Fremantle coach has announced several of their big-name players will miss the clash with Port Adelaide this weekend.

Dockers fans already chartering flights for grand final

Despite the grins, the Freo fanatics' last chartered jet flight to Melbourne did not end with the desired result.

Brendan Foster 5:15 PM   A mad Dockers tragic is so confident Fremantle will make this year's Grand Final he has already chartered a 80-seater jet for the trip to Melbourne and the flight is booked out.

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Would Collingwood consider trading Travis Cloke?

To trade or not to trade: Travis Cloke.

Matt Murnane 4:04 PM   The high-profile commentator who raised the prospect this week, Jason Dunstall, doesn't profess to know what the answer is.

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Results say bottom half of eight have runs on board

Better believe it: Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker could very well lead his team to a flag this season.

Rohan Connolly   This looks like the season when a team could really win the premiership from the bottom half of the eight. And that's not just observation, the numbers back it up.

Dockers given AFL approval to rest 11

As many as 11 players from Fremantle's side that beat Melbourne may be missing this weekend.

Jon Pierik   Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has again embraced a controversial resting policy in the final round of the season, as he plots his way to what he hopes will be a breakthrough premiership.

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Fremantle Dockers: Ross Lyon set to play 'half a team' against Port Adelaide

As many as 11 players from Fremantle's side that beat Melbourne may be missing this weekend.

Brad Elborough   Fremantle CEO Steve Rosich has confirmed that less than half of the Dockers team that will play Port Adelaide in round 23 could back up and represent the club in the first week of finals.

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AFL 101: three things we worked out from round 22

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Staff writers    The Dockers have a trophy that nobody has ever seen, the Eagles copped a rude awakening, Carlton showed the job ahead of Brendan Bolton and a few players were left nursing sore Jatz crackers.

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Freo might have finished top but it doesn't guarantee a flag

Dockers coach Ross Lyon.

Brad Elborough   Fremantle may have clinched its first minor premiership, but finishing on top of the AFL ladder far from guarantees a team grand final success.

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Betting agencies react to Lyon's rest request

Melbourne coach Paul Roos and Fremantle coach Ross Lyon exchange views on SUnday.

Betting agency Ladbrokes has suspended betting on Fremantle's clash with Port Adelaide in the wake of Ross Lyon's announcement that the Dockers hoped to give some players a week off before finals begin.

Fremantle to rest players for round 23 clash

Melbourne coach Paul Roos and Fremantle coach Ross Lyon exchange views on SUnday.

Brad Elborough   A below-strength Fremantle team will meet Port Adelaide in their round 23 clash at Adelaide Oval next Sunday.

Dockers thump Demons to seal top spot

Home and dry: Lachie Neale of the Dockers kicks for goal.

Brad Elborough   Fremantle finally have some silverware to put in their trophy cabinet after locking up the minor premiership with a 54-point demolition of Melbourne in Sunday's AFL clash at Domain Stadium.

How things stand entering round 23

Swan Isaac Heeney soars for a mark as Sydney do their best to secure a double chance

Daniel Cherny   The top eight landscape entering the final round of the year.

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Will Ross Lyon go back - or forward - to the future with Luke McPharlin?

With his strong marking skills, Luke McPharlin is a very realistic option for the Dockers' forward line.

Brad Elborough   With youngster Alex Pearce out of the Dockers side, veteran Luke McPharlin looms as a forward-50 wildcard for Fremantle against Melbourne - and perhaps into September.

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Dockers still searching for 'Holy Grail' of scoring

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says last week's loss to North Melbourne was a "glass half-full" scenario, with the Dockers doing plenty right but just lacking a ruthless edge.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon insists his team's inability to find the "Holy Grail" of scoring in recent months hasn't left his players fragile heading into the AFL finals.

Finals likely to start in Perth

Luke Shuey of the Eagles is tackled by Jonathon Ceglar of the Hawks during the round 19 match on Saturday night.

Daniel Cherny   With the eight finalists set after Geelong's loss to Collingwood on Friday night, attention has turned to the potential composition of week one finals, which appear likely to begin in Perth.

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The Magnificent Two – a new-age western

Eagle joy: Guy McKenna, John Worsfold and Chris Mainwaring after the 1992 grand final.

Peter Hanlon   What happens when the west rules the roost? We might be about to find out.

Fremantle not lying about Fyfe, says coach

Brownlow favourites Matt Priddis and Nathan Fyfe do battle in the round 20 Western Derby.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon insists the club isn't hiding anything sinister in relation to Nat Fyfe's latest injury setback.

Menzel, Buddy and Pav back

Back for the Cats: Small forward Daniel Menzel.

Daniel Cherny   Two of the game's champion key forwards and a long-lost Cat headline the inclusions, while three club captains and the Brownlow Medal favourite are all outs for the season's penultimate round.

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Why was Fremantle Docker Lachie Neale late for training?

Lachie Neale stuck in the 92.9 elevator.

David Prestipino   Fremantle midfielder Lachie Neale makes a living off getting out of tight spaces.

Fyfe injury opens up Brownlow race

Nat Fyfe.

Ronny Lerner   The race for the Brownlow Medal looks set to be a close-run thing now that favourite Nat Fyfe will miss the final two games of the home-and-away season with a leg injury.