“And don’t come back until you’ve won the flag!”
Fremantle has chosen to base its team on the east coast until their finals series ends – whether with a premiership, or a loss – in a bid to improve their chances of glory.
The Dockers flew to Melbourne on Thursday ahead of their blockbuster semi final against Collingwood, where a win would book a preliminary final against Sydney at the SCG.
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But Justin Longmuir’s men won’t be heading back to Western Australia if they beat the Magpies on Saturday night.
Instead they will base themselves in Melbourne, avoiding the need for another onerous pair of cross-country flights before the prelim.
“In the event of a win over Collingwood on Saturday night, there are plans in place to be based in Melbourne until the…