The season may be over for 10 AFL teams, but the fun is just beginning, with the 2020 draft now in sight. Here are the prospects each club is eyeing off. Plus, the indicative draft order is revealed.
Chris Cavanagh, Simeon Thomas-Wilson, Liz Walsh
Rising Fremantle star Caleb Serong’s younger brother Jai is one to keep an eye on ahead of next year’s AFL draft.
Kane Cornes says he expects to see Jesse Hogan’s name come up during trade week after the Dockers failed to “show him the love” in 2020.
Matt Rowell has only played four games of AFL footy but, forget the Rising Star, he is already a star. There might be plenty of great kids running around, but none of them are better than the ginger jet on the Gold Coast. HAVE YOUR SAY
Fremantle teenager Caleb Serong was awarded the AFL Players Association Best First Year Player after a stand-out season at the Dockers.
West Coast and Fremantle have been recognised with a combined seven players in the AFL’s 2020 All-Australian squad.
Fremantle trio Sean Darcy, Adam Cerra and Andy Brayshaw have been rewarded for their impressive 2020 seasons with selection in the AFL Players’ 22under22 team. SEE THE FULL SQUAD HERE.
In a year that tested every player’s resilience, there was a slew of underdogs who rose to the challenge. Mark Robinson runs his eye over a season like no other to name his All-Australian team — and there are plenty of surprises.
Fremantle touched down at Perth Airport this afternoon - delayed and without their most precious cargo.
Few Carlton players have been as universally loved by fans as Matthew Kreuzer. But after an extended battle with injuries, the big ruckman is preparing to tell teammates he will retire.
He’s regarded as one of the AFL’s stingiest defenders — but there’s one part of Dylan Grimes’ game Mark Robinson can’t stomach. Robbo says it’s time the AFL cracked down on “embarassing” staging for free kicks.
The Dockers have breathed a sigh of relief after Sean Darcy was deemed to have no case to answer following the shepherd that resulted in Western Bulldogs forward Aaron Naughton heading to hospital.
Chris Robinson and Shayne Hope
In today’s A Six-Pack Of IPA (Interesting Points, Allegedly), we look at the Eagles’ good-yet-bad tendency of finishing fifth, Fremantle’s defensive club-best, and more.
Football commentator Terry Wallace says Fremantle fans should be excited by the return of two young players in 2021 – Darcy Tucker and Hayden Young.
Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is ready to hand the baton to the club’s younger players after making it clear that his premiership aspirations are now in their hands following a season of improvement.
New details have emerged of Demon Harley Bennell’s COVID protocol breach on the Gold Coast, with police finding the former Docker stranded on the side of the road.
Fremantle’s season of improvement under new coach Justin Longmuir is over and they have left Cairns for an epic journey lasting almost eight-and-a-half hours back to Perth.
Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir is keen to retain forward Jesse Hogan and veteran David Mundy at the AFL club for next season.
Justin Longmuir spoke of creating a culture which players wanted to stay and play in — which clearly hadn’t been the case in Ross Lyon’s last few years at the club. So far, it’s been a big tick.
Justin Longmuir has declared the team’s improvement in the second half of the season won’t guarantee them anything next year and everyone has to demand more of each other to end their finals drought.
David Mundy was unusually subdued, while a pair of young teammates couldn’t rise to the occasion as Freo suffered a loss to end 2020. Here’s who starred and who struggled.
Nat Fyfe put on a clinic in a losing side, while Caleb Serong may just have stitched up the Rising Star Award despite Freo’s loss to the Dogs. EVERY DOCKER RATED
Unlike recent seasons, when they limped to the line and the final round came as a relief, Fremantle has showed plenty of promise this season.
Fremantle couldn’t close out their season on a high - and face a nervous Match Review wait on Sean Darcy - as the Bulldogs proved too strong with a 30-point victory to secure a finals berth.
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