B Michael Johnson, Joel Hamling, Alex Pearce
HB Luke Ryan, Taylin Duman, Ed Langdon
C Danyle Pearce, David Mundy, Adam Cerra
HF Bailey Banfield, Hayden Ballantyne, Brandon Matera
F Darcy Tucker, Cam McCarthy, Ryan Nyhuis
FOL Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, Mitchell Crowden
I/C Andrew Brayshaw, Connor Blakely, Lachie Neale, Brennan Cox
St Kilda Saints
B Jarryn Geary, Nathan Brown, Shane Savage
HB Nick Coffield, Jake Carlisle, Jimmy Webster
C Jack Newnes, Luke Dunstan, Jack Billings
HF Ed Phillips, Tim Membrey, Blake Acres
F Jade Gresham, Rowan Marshall, Maverick Weller
FOL Tom Hickey, Sebastian Ross, Jack Steven
I/C Jack Steele, Hunter Clark, Sam Gilbert, David Armitage
The Fremantle Dockers will look to get their fourth win of the season when they host the St Kilda Saints in Round 8. Join The Roar for live scores from the match at Optus Stadium on Saturday night, starting from 8:10pm AEST.
The Dockers have had what might be called a very mixed start to the year – they’ve looked like a potentially finals-quality side at times, but more like a bottom four one at others.
Home ground advantage seems to be a major factor in their form. All three of their wins this year – over Essendon, Gold Coast and the Western Bulldogs have all come at home.
On the other hand, of their four losses, three of them have come on the road, and they’ve been pretty uncompetitive in those matches, particular against Port Adelaide in Round 1, and Richmond last week.
The big positive for their season so far has been the form of Nat Fyfe who is putting his name back in the conversation for best player in the game.
As for the St Kilda Saints, it fair to say that their efforts this year have been well below both what their fans and the competition at large expect from them.
They scraped through for a win over the Lions in Round 1, but can boast only a draw and five losses from their six games following that.
The end result is that they’re a bottom four team right now and it’s hard to tell if they’ve got any serious improvement left in them.
We probably won’t learn much about either side this week. The Dockers should put in another strong performance at home, the Saints will probably be average again.
Fremantle Dockers by 24.
Join The Roar for live scores from the match between the Fremantle Dockers and the St Kilda Saints in Round 8 of the 2018 AFL Season at Optus Stadium on Saturday night, starting from 8:10pm AEST.
In March 2014, after coming closer than any AFL coach has before to delivering a purple premiership to the Fremantle faithful but still falling short at the final hurdle, Ross Lyon put forward a simple and measurable goal for his team in the approaching season.
Going into his seventh year as coach of the Fremantle Football Club, Ross Lyon had the huge task of taking the Dockers back up the ladder after plummeting down it following their minor premiership in 2015.
There was such a positive reaction to the series of comprehensive meta-reviews of the eighteen AFL clubs’ 2018 seasons that the temptation to follow up with a quick preview of their 2019 seasons was too much to resist.