Fremantle senior coach Justin Longmuir has declared the Club is looking no further ahead than the game at hand against the Western Bulldogs despite the strong start to the first half of the season.

When questioned if the Club had top four aspirations after the first half of the 2024 home and away season, Longmuir was quick to affirm that the Club was not getting ahead of themselves.


“Winning this week is the goal,” Longmuir said during his Wednesday morning media conference.

“You get too far ahead of yourself in this game, and you get a whack.

“We’ve got to focus on the now, tick this training session off, tick tomorrow off, prepare really well for the Bulldogs and give our best this week.

“I’ve said it all along, we’ve set ourselves up well (to challenge at the back end of the year).”

Fremantle have already beaten the Bulldogs once this year already, walking away 24-point victors in round seven at Optus Stadium.

This Saturday the Club will take on the Dogs in Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, with Longmuir confident the Club’s recent Melbourne form would continue.

“We play a lot of games at Marvel Stadium now, we’ve played a lot there over the past three years,” Longmuir said.


“It feels like a familiar environment.

“Our routines, preparations in terms of where we stay, where we do captains run and the grounds we play at builds a lot of confidence.

“The Dogs aren’t going to give us any credits for what we did against Melbourne, so we need to start again, prepare really well, and make sure we go out there and apply ourselves in the right way."

Fremantle have played 15 games in Melbourne since the beginning of the 2022 season, nine of those at Marvel Stadium, and have won the last four consecutive games the Club has featured in, in Victoria.

Fremantle will take on the 11th placed Western Bulldogs on Saturday 15 June with bouncedown commencing at 11.45am WST.