Dockers CEO ‘bloody excited for our supporters’ as ‘Flagmantle’ hopes reignited
With Fremantle ending the 17-game winning streak of reigning premiers Melbourne on their home turf the MCG last weekend, the hype is building the club could land its first AFL flag sooner rather than later.
Millsy at Midday host Steve Mills declared on May 2 the Dockers would win the flag in 2022, saying he was occupying seat 1A on his fictional Freo Express and urging club supporters to also get on board.
Ahead of Sunday’s blockbuster clash against Brisbane and the imminent return of captain and dual Brownlow medallist Nat Fyfe, Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick told Mills on Wednesday the Dockers were taking the #Flagmantle hysteria in their stride.
“We’re bloody excited for all of our supporters, they’ve been pretty patient over the years, we want them to be as pumped up as they possibly can,” Garlick said.
“But you can imagine in my role Millsy, and the responsible thing for us to do, is to take it one week at a time.”
Garlick said Fyfe was itching to have an impact in Fremantle’s push for a flag, which was part of the reason why he was returning from injury via the WAFL this weekend.
“Nat hasn’t played in a very long time, had a couple of setbacks and, Nat himself, this is his preference,” Garlick said.
“It gives himself a chance to have a massive influence in the back half of the season.”
Press PLAY below to hear Millsy’s full chat with Simon Garlick