Fremantle quartet Steven Dodd, Ryan Murphy, Brock O’Brien and Ben Bucovaz are set to be delisted as the major casualties of the club’s aggressive week of trading.

The Dockers have already made significant changes to their squad and the group appear certain to have their careers terminated within a fortnight.

Fremantle traded Chris Tarrant to Collingwood, delisted Chris Hall and farewelled the retiring Paul Hasleby, Dean Solomon, Scott Thornton and Des Headland.

But the acquisition of Adelaide ruckman Jonathon Griffin, WAFL player Tendai Mzungu and VFL defender Peter Faulks, and the re-signings of Antoni Grover, Michael Walters and Clayton Hinkley have left only three vacancies on their list.

Football operations manager Chris Bond said the club would use picks 20, 44 and 55 at next month’s national draft to add more talented youngsters to the squad.

Fremantle re-signed Grover to a one-year deal yesterday, while it is believed exciting forward Michael Walters and midfielder Hinkley were given new contracts before the trade period. Hinkley’s position was under threat after playing only one game for the season.

The Dockers had already signed rookies Michael Barlow, Matt de Boer, Alex Silvagni and Jay van Berlo, guaranteeing their positions on the main list after a fantastic 2010 saw them become integral parts of the team’s rise into the finals.

It is believed Clancee Pearce, who played six matches this year for a career tally of 14, will remain on the rookie list for a third season.

He could be upgraded as the nominated rookie before round one because Grover is Fremantle’s only official veteran.

The Dockers have been ruthless with list management since Mark Harvey took over as coach in 2008.

Just 11 members of the 2007 squad will remain when the club officially announces its changes on October 29.

Dodd had major shoulder and wrist surgery at the end of 2009 and played just three games this year. The second ensured he reached 100 games.

Originally recruited as a rookie, the defender had top-10 finishes in the Doig Medal in 2006 and 2009. He played an important part in Fremantle’s 2006 finals campaign.

Murphy joined Fremantle as a first round selection in the 2003 national draft. The key forward enjoyed a breakthrough second half to 2006, booting 19 goals in nine games.

But Tarrant’s arrival cost him a place and while averaging more than three goals per game in the WAFL over the last four years, he struggled when picked for the Dockers.

O’Brien’s body has let him down since being drafted with pick 52 in 2006. He played three games in his first two years but hasn’t managed another because of a series of injuries. He could still be considered for a position on the rookie list.

Bucovaz arrived at Fremantle with a hip injury which required surgery. It took him two months to start playing in the WAFL and he later changed clubs from Claremont to East Fremantle in search of opportunities.

The teenager kicked seven goals for the Sharks in round 13 this year but suffered a season-ending knee injury the following week. 

Fremantle traded Chris Tarrant to Collingwood, delisted Chris Hall and farewelled the retiring Paul Hasleby, Dean Solomon, Scott Thornton and Des Headland.

But the acquisition of Adelaide ruckman Jonathon Griffin, WAFL player Tendai Mzungu and VFL defender Peter Faulks, and the re-signings of Antoni Grover, Michael Walters and Clayton Hinkley have left only three vacancies on their list.

Football operations manager Chris Bond said the club would use picks 20, 44 and 55 at next month’s national draft to add more talented youngsters to the squad.

Fremantle re-signed Grover to a one-year deal yesterday, while it is believed exciting forward Michael Walters and midfielder Hinkley were given new contracts before the trade period. Hinkley’s position was under threat after playing only one game for the season.

The Dockers had already signed rookies Michael Barlow, Matt de Boer, Alex Silvagni and Jay van Berlo, guaranteeing their positions on the main list after a fantastic 2010 saw them become integral parts of the team’s rise into the finals.

It is believed Clancee Pearce, who played six matches this year for a career tally of 14, will remain on the rookie list for a third season.

He could be upgraded as the nominated rookie before round one because Grover is Fremantle’s only official veteran.

The Dockers have been ruthless with list management since Mark Harvey took over as coach in 2008.

Just 11 members of the 2007 squad will remain when the club officially announces its changes on October 29.

Dodd had major shoulder and wrist surgery at the end of 2009 and played just three games this year. The second ensured he reached 100 games.

Originally recruited as a rookie, the defender had top-10 finishes in the Doig Medal in 2006 and 2009. He played an important part in Fremantle’s 2006 finals campaign.

Murphy joined Fremantle as a first round selection in the 2003 national draft. The key forward enjoyed a breakthrough second half to 2006, booting 19 goals in nine games.

But Tarrant’s arrival cost him a place and while averaging more than three goals per game in the WAFL over the last four years, he struggled when picked for the Dockers.

O’Brien’s body has let him down since being drafted with pick 52 in 2006. He played three games in his first two years but hasn’t managed another because of a series of injuries. He could still be considered for a position on the rookie list.

Bucovaz arrived at Fremantle with a hip injury which required surgery. It took him two months to start playing in the WAFL and he later changed clubs from Claremont to East Fremantle in search of opportunities.

The teenager kicked seven goals for the Sharks in round 13 this year but suffered a season-ending knee injury the following week.

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