Midfield good but still not at peak says Mundy
David Mundy agrees Fremantle’s midfield has picked up considerably since its early season struggles but doesn’t believe it has reached peak form yet.
The 2010 Doig Medallist had 27 possessions to be among his side’s best in the win over North Melbourne on Sunday and has been in very good touch recently.
Stephen Hill, Clancee Pearce and Michael Barlow had 28 possessions each, while Nat Fyfe (25) and Matt de Boer (23) also performed well against the Kangaroos.
“We’re definitely going better,” Mundy said.
“I’m not sure about peak form.
“A lot of the boys are running in and finding a bit of the footy.
“Stephen Hill and Fyfe, and even the guys like Tendai Mzungu and Clancee Pearce are getting a bit of the footy.”
Mundy said Aaron Sandilands’ dominant 49-hitout effort against North helped the midfielders beat their opponents.
“He’s a big man and he’s obviously a giant of the game,” he said.
“To have him in our team and our midfield is obviously a great bonus for guys like me.
“Even the way he came back last week after 10 weeks out is a massive tick to him.”
Mundy preferred to focus on Saturday night’s match against Melbourne at Patersons Stadium rather than speculate on the possibility of a Derby final against West Coast in two weeks, but he admitted it would be a big game.
“It almost happened in 2006 and it would obviously be a big game, but all finals are big games,” he said.
“That’s where the good teams get to play each other.
“Whoever we play in the first week, it’ll be a big challenge.”