West Coast stuck with them for a half, but Fremantle out-muscled the Eagles in a spiteful western derby to keep pushing towards the top-four. Here are five moments that mattered in western derby 55.
West Coast have had a horror season and suffered more pain with a derby loss to Fremantle but coach Adam Simpson wants his best defender recognised when awards season comes around.
A spiteful stoush in the heated early stages of the western derby could see a host of Dockers and Eagles slapped with fines this week.
A dominant ruck display from Sean Darcy has seen the Dockers safely into the top six and honoured veteran David Mundy in his final home and away home game.
West Coast defender Tom Barrass was superb again as the Eagles put in a brave effort but it was Fremantle who had the last laugh in derby 55.
It took an arm-wrestle, but Fremantle have won a third-straight western derby with a wet and wild triumph over the West Coast Eagles. Here is how every Docker fared.
A sorry West Coast hit a new low, mustering just one goal for the afternoon as Swan Districts stayed in the hunt for a finals spot with an 85-point belting of the Eagles.
A Jackson Nelson tag on Andrew Brayshaw has sparked an old-fashioned derby scuffle which threatened to overshadow a touching tribute from Fremantle fans for David Mundy.
West Coast still have plenty to play for in the final two rounds, according to midfielder Xavier O’Neill, with more than pride on the line in western derby 55.
The West Australian football reporter Braden Quartermaine ranks every player from 1-44 for Saturday’s western derby based on their ability to have an impact in tonight’s big game
Former West Coast captain Guy McKenna says there’s one match-up he would have circled on the Eagles’ whiteboard this week and it’s a pair of names forever associated in derby folklore.
Retired West Coast great Josh Kennedy has full faith in Oscar Allen’s ability to go from student to master next season, warning the 23-year-old can become one of the league’s best key forwards.
Fremantle is bracing for its biggest Optus Stadium crowd all season, but fans desperate to see the finals-bound Dockers in Saturday’s western derby are being warned against buying fake tickets.
Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir says the Dockers ‘haven’t spoken about finals’ despite being two games away from a drought-breaking September campaign.
The big problem with WA’s derby rivalry? Our teams don’t meet that often or for very long. One is always arriving when the other one is leaving. Chief football writer Mark Duffield dissects the derby’s history.
The Brownlow Medal fancy is among a host of Dockers dominating the top lines of betting with bookmakers, who have 12 Fremantle players ahead of the shortest-price Eagle.
With the season in its final weeks, West Coast have one eye on finishing the year and one eye on remodelling the nest for the tough years ahead. Who’s playing for their AFL lives?
Chief football writer Mark Duffield has taken a look at the key talking points ahead of this weekend’s western derby, with Fremantle’s top-four hopes going on the line and West Coast swinging the changes.
Fremantle’s Irish rookie signing Orlagh Lally will get her first taste of AFLW action in Saturday’s pre-season derby just a week after landing in Australia. But Fremantle will be without some key movers.
Is Josh Kennedy really finished? Or could the West Coast legend be the last piece Fremantle need to win a premiership? Kane Cornes says the Dockers’ forward-line hero could be staring them in the face.
Fremantle will welcome back dangerous forward Sam Switkowski against a depleted West Coast side, with the Eagles making four changes ahead of western derby 55. SEE THE TEAMS
Willie Rioli is yet to confirm his future at West Coast and Paul Hasleby believes Richmond could be the perfect place for the star.
West Coast have dozens of questions to ask themselves as they stare down the barrel of the most extensive rebuild in club history after a dismal season, but should the biggest be who succeeds Nic Naitanui?
Fremantle have one eye on the western derby and the other on September as the red-hot favourites weigh up their team to take on a depleted West Coast on Saturday night.
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