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Fremantle report card: how the Dockers fared

Brad Elborough Not a lot went wrong for the Dockers but they still went out in straight sets.

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Fremantle Dockers 2014 AFL report card

Brad Elborough Fremantle were bounced out the AFL finals in straight sets despite two gallant efforts against Sydney away and Port Adelaide at home. Here's our report card on their 2014 season.

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Fremantle Dockers keen to lure James Frawley

Ross Lyon says Fremantle will chase free agent James Frawley.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has confirmed he is interested in signing free agent James Frawley but he hopes the tyranny of distance won't scare the Demon away.

Numb Matthew Pavlich urges Dockers to fight on after finals exit

On a mission: Ross Lyon and Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers.

Fremantle skipper Matthew Pavlich is still numb following the club's straight-sets finals exit but remains optimistic the team can win a maiden premiership before his time in the AFL is up.

Port defeats Dockers, sets up preliminary final against Hawthorn

Angus Monfries and Ollie Wines of the Power celebrate a goal.

Brad Elborough Port Adelaide has followed North Melbourne's lead in bucking an AFL finals trend.

Fremantle Dockers vs Port Adelaide: the big questions answered

What factors will come into play when the Fremantle Dockers take on Port Adelaide in a knock out final?

Brad Elborough It was only two weeks ago that Port Adelaide made the trek west to tackle Fremantle at Patersons Stadium in round 23.

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Fremantle Dockers rule out play for Mitch Clark

Mitch Clark

If retired forward Mitch Clark thought he could resume his AFL career at Fremantle, he got a none-too-subtle reality check on Tuesday.

Fremantle Dockers' Hayden Ballantyne unlikely to face Port Adelaide

Hayden Ballantyne.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says it will take "exceptional circumstances" for Hayden Ballantyne to play this week, but he's optimistic star midfielder Michael Barlow will be fit.

Ross Lyon quashes talk of Mitch Clark comeback with Dockers

Clark showed tantalising glimpses of his talents in his brief tenure with Melbourne.

Brad Elborough Any speculation that Mitch Clark could be heading to Fremantle to resurrect his AFL career next season appear premature.

Fremantle Dockers Ballantyne out, Morabito injured

Hayden Ballantyne has been offered a one-match ban.

Brad Elborough The season of unlucky Fremantle youngster Anthony Morabito is over, but fortuntately, it appears that his career is not.

Ken Hinkley keen to play Matthew White against Dockers despite broken jaw

Wingman Matthew White, left, has a broken jaw.

Ashley Porter Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley could play Matthew White with a broken jaw.

It's now or never for Ross Lyon's Dockers

In 2009, Ross Lyon's Saints finished second.

Matthew Lloyd Ross Lyon is one of the great modern day coaches of the past 20 years, but if his career was to end today, there would be a large asterisk next to his name given he has yet to get a team over the...

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Fremantle Dockers finally find partner for Matthew Pavlich

Matt Taberner and Matthew Pavlich are proving dynamic up forward.

Splashing the cash failed to fix Fremantle's forward-line conundrum, but a bargain buy appears to have done the trick.

Dockers' Michael Johnson ruled out of finals with back injury

Fremantle's flag bid has suffered a massive blow after star defender Michael Johnson was ruled out of the finals series due to a back injury.

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Fremantle Dockers scramble to cover Michael Johnson

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon will consider switching either Chris Mayne or Matt Taberner to defence in order to fill the void left by injured backman Michael Johnson.

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Fremantle Dockers look for defensive hero

Fremantle's Michael Walters celebrates a goal. He's been integral to the Dockers' high scores in recent weeks.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon is on the lookout for an unlikely hero as he attempts to plug the hole left by injured defender Michael Johnson.

Sydney Swans at full strength and fresh for Fremantle Dockers, says Kieren Jack

All smiles: Lance Franklin trains on Tuesday.

Andrew Wu Kieren Jack believes Sydney will enter Saturday's qualifying final much fresher than the side "ambushed" by Fremantle in last year's finals series, but it's the Swans' rebranded all-star forward line...

Dodgy ANZ Stadium surface doesn't worry Fremantle Dockers

The ANZ Stadium was poor for the crucial round 23 game bwteen Sydney and Richmond.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says he's not worried about the condition of ANZ Stadium heading into Saturday's qualifying final against Sydney.

Fremantle Dockers not expecting 'garbage' from Sydney Swans

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon is confident Sydney won't unleash any "garbage" tactics in a bid to unsettle Dockers star midfielder Nat Fyfe in Saturday's qualifying final at ANZ Stadium.

Sydney Swans select strongest team of the season to play Fremantle Dockers

Good to go: Lance Franklin.

Andrew Wu Sydney will open their September campaign with their strongest team for the season after recalling five star players, including Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy, for their qualifying final with...