The Fremantle Dockers are still searching for their first piece of AFL silverware.
Excluding the two newest franchises, GWS and Gold Coast, Fremantle is the only club in the AFL to not have won an AFL Grand Final. The Dockers played in their first decider in 2013 after entering the competition in 1995 but lost to Hawthorn.
Although the Dockers boast a two-time Brownlow Medal winner in Nathan Fyfe, a lack of team success saw Justin Longmuir replace Ross Lyon as head coach at the end of the 2019 season.
Can Longmuir and Fyfe lead Freo back to finals football in 2022? Let’s take a look at the latest footy odds for the year ahead.
About the Fremantle Dockers
|Home ground:||Optus Stadium|
|2021 ladder finish:||11th (10-12)|
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Updated Fremantle Dockers futures betting
|2022 Premiership||Make Finals||Brownlow Odds||Rising Star Odds||Coleman Odds|
|Mar||$26||$2.50||N Fyfe $15||N Erasmus $21||M Taberner $15|
|Apr||$34||$2.62||A Brayshaw $26||N Erasmus $51||M Taberner $29|
|May||$12||$1.18||A Brayshaw $8||H Chapman $26||M Taberner $15|
Best Fremantle Dockers bets for the 2022 AFL season
Where are the best Fremantle bets in the AFL futures markets for 2022?
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- Fremantle managed to finish just one game outside of the Top 8 in 2022, so if they can keep their home record intact and pick up a few wins on the road, Fremantle could make a run to the final, whether that is good enough for a tilt at the flag remains to be seen. $26 seems an appropriate quote for a club searching for their first premiership success.
- The Dockers have now had a full season under Justin Longmuir and if their youngsters can build on last seasons improvement, then Freo are a genuine chance of sneaking into the top eight. They are arguably the better of the two WA sides and with the Purple Haze behind them, September could be calling for Fremantle.
- Nat Fyfe has won the Brownlow Medal twice and will start this season among the favourites once again. It does not matter how well or how poorly Freo perform; if Fyfe plays most games and avoids suspension, he will be right up there.
- Coming off a career-high 37 goals in 2022, the ever-improving Matt Taberner will be looking to take his game to another level. He managed just 16 games last year and is capable of taking a game by the scruff of the neck. Expect a 50+ goal season from Taberner.
Fremantle Dockers 2022 AFL fixture
|1||Adelaide Crows||Adelaide Oval||Sunday, March 20||3:40pm|
|2||St Kilda Saints||Optus Stadium||Sunday, March 27||3:20pm|
|3||West Coast Eagles||Optus Stadium||Sunday, April 3||4:20pm|
|4||GWS Giants||Optus Stadium||Saturday, April 9||5:25pm|
|5||Essendon Bombers||Marvel Stadium||Sunday, April 17||4:40pm|
|6||Carlton Blues||Optus Stadium||Saturday, April 23||5:40pm|
|7||Geelong Cats||GMHBA Stadium||Saturday, April 30||1:45pm|
|8||North Melbourne Kangaroos||Optus Stadium||Friday, May 6||6:40pm|
|9||Gold Coast Suns||Metricon Stadium||Sunday, May 15||1:40pm|
|10||Collingwood Magpies||Optus Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|12||Brisbane Lions||Optus Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|13||Hawthorn Hawks||Optus Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|16||Port Adelaide Power||Optus Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|17||St Kilda Saints||Marvel Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|18||Sydney Swans||Optus Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|20||Melbourne Demons||Optus Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|21||Western Bulldogs||Optus Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|22||West Coast Eagles||Optus Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|23||GWS Giants||Manuka Oval||TBC||TBC|
Fremantle players to watch in 2022
He might be best to known to some as the bloke who had his mouth caved in by West Coast’s Andrew Gaff, but Andrew Brayshaw is one of the rising stars of this Fremantle side. However, season 2021 was by far a career-best so far and we think the young gun can go on with it this year. He averaged close to 29 disposals per game and regularly got his name onto the scoresheet. Alongside captain Nat Fyfe, Brayshaw and Fyfe provide a great one-two combination in the midfield.
There was no such thing as second year blues for Caleb Serong, with Freo midfielder averaging close to 23 touches a game. He picked up 31 touches and two goals in a best on ground performance against the Eagles in Round 22 and showed the footy world just how much talent he has on the big stage. He finished the 2021 season with hauls of 30, 31 & 35 touches in what could be a sign of things to come in 2022.
He may have taken his time in asserting himself in this Fremantle side, but with 66 goals in 32 games over the past two seasons, Matt Taberner is quickly becoming a dominant force in the Fremantle forward line. He kicked multiple goals in all but four games last year and went goalless on just one occasion. If Taberner can stay fit, he not only becomes a star forward for just Freo, but a star forward in the competition.
Fremantle Dockers records
Most matches: David Mundy – 354 (2000-present)
Most goals kicked in one match: Tony Modra – 10 goals (Rd 10, 1999)
Most Best & Fairest awards: Matthew Pavlich – 6 (2002, 2005-08, 2011)
Most matches as coach: Ross Lyon – 184 (2012-2019)
Most goals in a season: Matthew Pavlich – 72 (2007)
Most career goals: Matthew Pavlich – 700 (2000-2016)