The Dockers have wielded the axe, with three players dropped for the clash against a red hot Greater Western Sydney on Saturday night.
Geelong's ruck stocks are in good shape as big tests loom.
West Coast will be hoping to stretch a healthy early season trend with a fast start against Geelong in Saturday's blockbuster at Simonds Stadium, as it bids to end an alarming hoodoo at the Cats' home fortress.
If there's a road venue where West Coast can execute a full-ground defensive pressing game it's in a potential blockbuster at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, according to Cats coach Chris Scott.
The GWS hype is running out-of-control and the best thing that could happen is for Freo to put a spike in it on Saturday night. The Dockers are 0-6 and ordinarily would be given no hope against a side that just beat Hawthorn by more than 12 goals.
GWS put a hurting on Hawthorn and there was contrasting form - and fortunes - for West Coast and Freo. Our crack (pot) panel reassembles after round six.
West Australian coaching legend John Todd has slammed an alarming spate of shocking goal-kicking plaguing Fremantle and West Coast Eagles forwards.
West Coast is still tinkering with its preparation for away games, as it searches for its first away win since round 16 last season.
Collingwood may look to stretch a Carlton defence next week that will be missing young star Jacob Weitering.
On a weekend when big questions were asked of some premiership favourites, West Coast did not escape scrutiny, despite recording a 10-goal win on Sunday.
It's a tough ask for an undermanned Collingwood as they take on West Coast in Perth.
Former Fremantle Dockers Coach Chris Connolly has reignited calls for the Grand Final to be hosted around the country claiming this year's showpiece should have been held in Perth.
A week is a long time in football and both the Eagles and Dockers would be glad this week is almost over after a pair of poor results last weekend.
West Coast Eagles midfield gun Matt Priddis said players cannot simply trust where they source supplements from after three Eagles players were unlucky not to be banned after buying illegal substances from the US.
The winless Dockers have finally been given some good news at the selection table with captain David Mundy set to return for the away clash against Adelaide on Sunday.
As Essendon confirmed it won't bid for a women's team in 2017 – joining Hawthorn as the only other Victorian club not pitching - St Kilda's CEO said the new league should have more than eight sides.
A lot of people had fears Fremantle would one day reach this juncture. But hardly any of us thought that day would come so soon.
West Coast players are looking over their shoulders in fear of the selection axe - and it's just the way coach Adam Simpson likes it.
The Dockers officially hit rock bottom, West Coast failed on the road again and Adelaide looked like flag material after an intense Friday night clash with the Hawks.
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