The pressure on Melbourne coach Mark Neeld is set to intensify following his side's 90-point loss to Fremantle at Patersons Stadium on Sunday.
The Demons kicked the first goal of the match but were simply woeful for the rest of the opening half, with Fremantle opening up a 71-point lead by the long break before cruising to the 19.16 (130) to 6.4 (40) triumph.
The result was Fremantle's biggest win over Melbourne, bettering the 61-point margin of last year's encounter.
It was also Melbourne's 14th straight loss in Perth, with its last victory out west coming way back in 2004.
The Demons have won just five of 31 games since Neeld took over as coach at the end of 2011.
THE SYDNEY Swans and Fremantle have played out a thrilling draw at the SCG.
The Dockers trailed by 27 points midway through the final term before unleashing a withering four-goal burst to draw level in the final minute.
Michael Johnson had a set shot in the last 10 seconds from which any score would have given Fremantle a famous win but Sam Reid - who had done precious little all night - took a soaring mark that saved the Swans from defeat.
The siren sounded seconds later to register the first draw between the two clubs, and the first in Fremantle's history - the Swans' 11.4 (70) tied with Fremantle's 9.16 (70).
However, the Dockers' relief at escaping with a share of the points was tempered by an ankle injury to...
A DEPLETED Fremantle has strangled the life out of Gold Coast and cruised to a comfortable 45-point win at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night.
The Dockers kicked the first four goals of the match and held that advantage for most of the night, being rarely troubled in winning 15.9 (99) to 7.12 (54).
Despite missing key players Aaron Sandilands (hamstring), Matthew Pavlich (Achilles), Nat Fyfe (suspended) and Stephen Hill (quad), the Dockers did what they do best – harassed, tackled, competed and eventually won.
Michael Walters was the spark-plug up forward, kicking three of his four goals in the third quarter to keep the Suns at bay.
They won thanks to an even midfield contribution from David Mundy (22) Nick Suban (21) and ...