Beers flowed after historic derby win
FOR Fremantle Football Club supporters and fans, 2006 was a year remembered fondly.
Finishing third on the ladder with 60 points, the Dockers were one spot behind Adelaide and two behind cross-town rivals West Coast.
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21, where an allimportant Western Derby 24 had the underdogs defeat their big brothers from up the road 118-61 in their first consecutive derby win.
Back in those days, Freo supporters flocked to The Seaview Hotel to watch the away games that, at the time, was owned by players Matthew Pavlich and teammate Paul Hasleby.
The duo had gone into business in 2004 and Freo supporters, if lucky enough, could be served a pint or two by the duo one such day was Western Derby 24.
Following the crushing defeat, the pair headed over to the watering hole along with teammates including Troy Cook and Shaun Mcmanus.
Having a pint poured by Freo’s eventual and longeststanding captain is a memory I won’t ever forget.
Peter Bell in his last year as captain was judged best on ground, while Jeff Farmer was at his outstanding best with four goals and several goal assists.
And despite West Coast finishing on top of the ladder and taking out the 2006 Premiership, it was a year where the Port side showed they could match it with the best.
Belinda and Matthew Pavlich at The Seaview.