Fremantle midfielder Nat Fyfe said home-ground advantage was a myth and the Dockers would take nothing for granted in next week's preliminary final at Patersons Stadium.
The Dockers were awarded the home-ground advantage in next week's prelim after stunning the footy world with a 15-point win over Geelong at Simonds Stadium on Saturday.
They will face the winner of this weekend's semi-final between Sydney and Carlton for the chance to play in the grand final.
The Dockers have won 16 of their past 17 games at Patersons Stadium but Fyfe said recent results have taught them playing on your home turf doesn't guarantee a win.
"I think the weekend showed home ground advantage is just a myth," he said.
"We love playing in front of our members and supporters, they're fantastic and we'll really enjoy that next week, but having a home ground advantage, I think that's just a myth."
Fremantle have backed off their training load this week due to the break but will ramp up preparations starting with a session this Saturday.
Injured pair Michael Johnson (calf) and Garrick Ibbotson (Achilles) are still a chance to return for the preliminary final.
Nick Suban, who was subbed off in the Geelong game with an ankle injury, is a near-certainty to play.
"We've still got nine days until we play so they will be training and they will be put through their paces over the weekend and going into next week so they've still got plenty of time," Fyfe said.
Dockers coach Ross Lyon has given his team no instructions to watch this weekend's Sydney-Carlton game, but Fyfe said most of the group were keen to size up their possible opposition.
"There's a couple of coaches going over, they'll dissect the game and show us what we need to see," he said."There's been no specific message to sit down and watch it but I live with a couple of the guys so we might get together and sit down and watch."
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