Fremantle midfielder David Mundy believes his side may adopt Richmond’s forward half tactics, with the veteran pointing to the positions of Trent Cotchin and Dustin Martin during the 2017 season.
The star Richmond pair both spent time in the forward line last year where Martin was especially damaging, booting 37 goals to lead the Tigers to premiership glory.
Mundy – along with teammate Nat Fyfe – both played inside 50 against Adelaide during Sunday’s JLT Community Series match, with the pair impressing closer to goal.
“I think we saw it last year with Richmond especially with Cotchin and Martin spending a lot of time forward, and they’re very damaging players in their own right,” Mundy told the media on Monday.
“But I think it certainly helps, especially with our structure and the people we have at our disposal, that myself and Nathan especially can move forward and provide a bit of an aerial target.
“It’s a role that I played last year a fair bit.
“Obviously it’s easier to play in a team that’s moving the ball really well and playing really well, and it has its challenges when we’re not.
“But I’ve certainly been training up a lot in pre-season in that role. It’s something I’m really excited about.”
Despite an impressive performance from the Dockers they fell away late, with the Crows kicking the final three goals of the game to record the 10-point victory.
Mundy still took away a lot of positives from the game, especially from young players including Andrew Brayshaw and Lloyd Meek.
“(We were) lacking a bit of leadership perhaps from some of the older guys and a bit of inexperience with some of our younger guys being in key positions within those plays,” Mundy said.
“But you can really nail it down to one or two key things within those. We’ll train those up and we’ve got four weeks until round one.”
The Dockers host West Coast on Sunday, March 11 in the final match of the JLT Community Series, before traveling to Adelaide to face the Power on Saturday, March 24 in round one.