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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Devastating Dockers attack humbles Kangaroos


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The Fremantle Dockers may have been without spearhead Jesse Hogan, but that was no problem as they dismantled a highly-favoured Kangaroos outfit in Round 1.

After a tumultuous week for the club surrounding the standing down of the club's star recruit, the Dockers were absolutely marvelous on the field, finishing 82-point winners in front of a packed Optus Stadium.

But what was more impressive than the 21. 15. (141) to 9. 5. (59) win itself was the ruthless and relentless manner in which the Dockers hit the scoreboard.

The Dockers had 12 individual goalkickers, led by Cam McCarthy's terrific haul of five, a far cry from a dismal 2018 season which saw the side often struggle to kick 12 goals.

Cam McCarthy

Former Fremantle great Matthew Pavlich lauded the side for their attacking prowess and admitted that the play style was what fans had been craving for.

"This is what Fremantle fans have been wanting for a few seasons now," Pavlich said while on commentary for Fox Footy.

"They've been able to go from defence to attack really quickly.

"They're penetrating (and) they've got players ahead of the ball and then it's take the game on and make it up as you go."

Nat Fyfe

Former Kangaroos premiership player David King also praised the Dockers slick ball movement which was headlined by skipper Nat Fyfe who showed no ill effects from his pre-season elbow surgery with 32 disposals and a goal.

"I think the big win is their ball movement as a whole," King said.

"They've always been a good clearance team, had patches of brilliance, but the way they've moved the ball out of their back half, we haven't seen Fremantle do that ever.

"In the era of the real genuine years, it was a slow build up."

North Melbourne Kangaroos

Pavlich agreed that the teams he had played in under Fremantle coach Ross Lyon had adopted a defensive style of play.

"The strength was contested nature of play and locking the ball in our forward half," he said.

"At times there was some pretty slick ball movement, but it was built around contest and pressure.

"I think that's where Ross Lyon and his coaching panel have had to readjust and consider this change in game plan and today it's worked effectively."

The Fremantle Dockers may have been without spearhead Jesse Hogan, but that was no problem as they dismantled a highly-favoured Kangaroos outfit in Round 1.

After a tumultuous week for the club surrounding the standing down of the club's star recruit, the Dockers were absolutely marvelous on the field, finishing 82-point winners in front of a packed Optus Stadium.

But what was more impressive than the 21. 15. (141) to 9. 5. (59) win itself was the ruthless and relentless manner in which the Dockers hit the scoreboard.

The Dockers had 12 individual goalkickers, led by Cam McCarthy's terrific haul of five, a far cry from a dismal 2018 season which saw the side often struggle to kick 12 goals.

Cam McCarthy

Former Fremantle great Matthew Pavlich lauded the side for their attacking prowess and admitted that the play style was what fans had been craving for.

"This is what Fremantle fans have been wanting for a few seasons now," Pavlich said while on commentary for Fox Footy.

"They've been able to go from defence to attack really quickly.

"They're penetrating (and) they've got players ahead of the ball and then it's take the game on and make it up as you go."

Nat Fyfe

Former Kangaroos premiership player David King also praised the Dockers slick ball movement which was headlined by skipper Nat Fyfe who showed no ill effects from his pre-season elbow surgery with 32 disposals and a goal.

"I think the big win is their ball movement as a whole," King said.

"They've always been a good clearance team, had patches of brilliance, but the way they've moved the ball out of their back half, we haven't seen Fremantle do that ever.

"In the era of the real genuine years, it was a slow build up."

North Melbourne Kangaroos

Pavlich agreed that the teams he had played in under Fremantle coach Ross Lyon had adopted a defensive style of play.

"The strength was contested nature of play and locking the ball in our forward half," he said.

"At times there was some pretty slick ball movement, but it was built around contest and pressure.

"I think that's where Ross Lyon and his coaching panel have had to readjust and consider this change in game plan and today it's worked effectively."

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