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July 29, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

FREMANTLE is still knocking on the door of the AFL top eight after a 27-point win over Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium, but will regret a last-quarter fade out that cost it potentially critical percentage.

Skipper Matthew Pavlich kicked two goals along with Chris Mayne and Clancee Pearce as Fremantle picked up its 10th win of the season, 11.9 (75) to 6.12 (48).

Nathan Fyfe was also among Fremantle's best after a lengthy stint on the sidelines following shoulder surgery in May.

It was a dismal performance from the Power, the home side managing just two goals to half time and failing to add another major in the third term. Only four goals from nine scoring shots in the final quarter added respectability to the score.

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July 27, 2012 @ 4:38 PM

Stars Nathan Fyfe and Chris Mayne are back in the line-up as Fremantle looks to win its fourth game in a row on Sunday when it plays Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium.

The players out of the side that defeated Greater Western Sydney last week were Zac Clarke and Nick Suban.

Key defender Zac Dawson, Lachie Neale and Suban are the emergencies.

Fyfe has been missing since undergoing shoulder surgery in May.

Senior coach Ross Lyon said the star youngster was an automatic inclusion into the team once he was right.

“He’s certainly fit and raring to go,” Lyon said.

“We’re excited to have him back and he’ll give us an emotional lift.”

With Fyfe’s return, Cam Sutcliffe’s emergence ...

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July 26, 2012 @ 4:24 PM

Stars Nathan Fyfe and Chris Mayne headline the inclusions as Fremantle looks to win its fourth game in a row on Sunday when it plays Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium.

Key defender Zac Dawson was also added to a squad of 25 that will be trimmed to 22 when the final teams are submitted at 2.30pm (WST) on Friday.

The only player out of the side that defeated Greater Western Sydney last Sunday was Zac Clarke.

Fyfe has been missing since undergoing shoulder surgery in May.

Senior coach Ross Lyon said the star youngster was an automatic inclusion into the team once he was right.

“He’s certainly fit and raring to go,” Lyon said.

“We’re excited to have him back and he’ll give us an emotional lift.&...

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July 22, 2012 @ 6:15 PM

FREMANTLE'S quest for a finals berth received a somewhat predictable boost on Sunday, with Ross Lyon's team smashing Greater Western Sydney at Patersons Stadium.

Freo burst out of the blocks with a six-goal-to-nil first term, and things got only slightly better for the Giants from there.

Only wasteful goal kicking prevented the margin blowing out to triple-figures, with Freo eventually winning 18.24 (132) to 5.7 (37).

The victory lifted Fremantle to ninth on the ladder, and importantly, boosted its percentage from 97.6 to 105.1 - just 2.6 per cent short of eighth-placed North Melbourne.

Matthew Pavlich kept up his recent hot form, booting seven goals, including four in the opening term to kick-start the rout, while ...

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July 20, 2012 @ 3:08 PM

Nick Suban and Zac Clarke have been selected to replace the injured Chris Mayne and Greg Broughton for Sunday’s clash against Greater Western Sydney at Patersons Stadium.

Suban's run and hardness will test the young Giants, who have lost consecutive games by 161 and 119 points, while Clarke’s height will stretch Kevin Sheedy’s defenders.

Freo will go into the game with talls Jon Griffin, Kepler Bradley and Clarke. While Griffin will ruck, it remained to be seen how the other two will be used between the ruck and up forward.

Suban has played seven matches this season and will be keen to impress after being in and out of the side in 2012.

Clarke could replace Mayne in attack to keep Freo’s forward ...

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July 19, 2012 @ 4:35 PM

Fremantle has added five players to its squad for Sunday’s clash with Greater Western Sydney at Patersons Stadium.

Runners Nick Suban, Jay van Berlo and Jesse Crichton were included, as was ruck/forward Zac Clarke and form WAFL defender Peter Faulks.

Sharpshooter Chris Mayne misses the game with a calf injury, while Greg Broughton is also out with a back injury.

Lee Spurr remains in the line-up after a solid performance against Melbourne last week when he replaced Antoni Grover minutes before the bounce.

Van Berlo could earn another shot following his impressive performance for West Perth in the WAFL last weekend.

The 23-year-old hard-nut midfielder has played just 10 games since managing 18 in 2010.

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July 14, 2012 @ 2:24 PM

DESPITE holding the lead for just 90 seconds in the first three quarters, Fremantle has collected the four points against Melbourne, winning by 34 points at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Melbourne put in a gutsy display after losing Mark Jamar at quarter time to a recurrence of a calf injury and Jamie Bennell to a suspected ACL in the third term but Fremantle had too much run in the last term, kicking the last nine goals of the match.

Matthew Pavlich was typically outstanding with four goals while redeemed small forward Michael Walters kicked three.

Brad Green booted three for the Demons.

David Mundy collected the most touches for Fremantle with 26 while Colin Sylvia had 23 for Melbourne.

MELBOURNE   &...

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July 12, 2012 @ 4:23 PM

Michael walters will make his return to AFL action after being selected to take on Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The 21-year-old was sent back to WAFL side Swan Districts back in January for not meeting the physical requirements to play AFL.

The only player to miss out was Nick Lower after he sustained consecutive concussions.

Emergencies Zac Clarke, Lachie Neale and Lee Spurr were part of the travelling squad.

Walters’ selection is testament to the dedication and perseverance he has displayed to fight his way back.

Football general manager Chris Bond said he had done everything asked of him since being sent back to Swan Districts.

“Michael has had a lot of support from not only inside the club, but ...

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July 8, 2012 @ 5:48 PM

FREMANTLE captain Matthew Pavlich has driven his team to a 38-point win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon, kicking six goals to break open a spiteful arm wrestle at Patersons Stadium.

Inspired by the champion forward, Fremantle booted five unanswered goals in the third quarter, opening up a 33-point lead and eventually winning 14.11 (95) to 8.9 (57).

In what started as a low-scoring, ugly scrap, Pavlich's class and influence was crucial in a win that keeps Fremantle in the finals mix and snuffs out the Bulldogs' faint hopes.

The skipper, who finished with 21 disposals and 10 marks, has now kicked 23 goals in his past five games and should be favoured to win his seventh club champion award. 

Fremantle's...

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July 6, 2012 @ 2:51 PM

Stephen Hill has been named and Cam Sutcliffe will make his AFL debut in Sunday’s match against the Western Bulldogs at Patersons Stadium.

Veteran defender Antoni Grover will play his first game of the season, while Kepler Bradley and Paul Duffield have also earned another crack.

The players omitted from the team that was defeated by Collingwood last weekend were Alex Silvagni, Jayden Pitt, Zac Clarke, Lachie Neale and Nick Suban.

Hill has recovered from an ankle injury sustained in round 11 and will add important speed around the ground.

Sutcliffe was recruited with pick No.71 in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft and will be the fourth first-year player to debut this season for Fremantle, joining Hayden Crozier, Lachie Neale and Lee...

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