Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has weighed into the speculation that the qualifying final at Geelong will be a spiteful clash, saying his team would "push it right to the edge".
Geelong coach Chris Scott yesterday addressed a series of fiery recent incidents between the two clubs, who will clash in their third final in four years, including Matthew Scarlett striking Hayden Ballantyne last season, Ballantyne being suspended for striking Paul Chapman in the same game, Steve Johnson's ban for striking Ballantyne in this year's pre-season and James Kelly banned for a crude hit on Tendai Mzungu in last year's elimination final.
But Lyon wouldn't be drawn on the potential for tempers to flare come Saturday.
"I can only speak for Fremantle. We compete fiercely," he said.
"We know Ryan Crowley will tag someone. He'll get heavily, physically targeted on and off the ball.
"We speak to (AFL umpires coach) Rowan Sawers constantly and they apply the rules to both teams. Both teams know the rules.
"The expectation is we go and compete fiercely, push it right to the edge and see where that takes us."
Captain Matthew Pavlich also denied there was any extra feeling between the second and third-placed teams.
"I don't subscribe to that theory," he said.
"I mean, yes, Ballas is under Scarlett's skin but he is no lone ranger there.
"There are plenty of guys out there that Ballas gets under the skin of."
The Dockers marked out the dimensions of Simonds Stadium for training at Fremantle Oval this morning.
"I think it's a good opportunity," Lyon said.
"It's the same length and about 10m narrower than Subiaco, so we got a feel for it today, we'll get a feel for it again.
"It has some uniqueness but it's not dissimilar to Subiaco, just more narrow and a little bit shorter."
Nick Suban (hamstring) and Stephen Hill (hamstring) trained strongly and appear ready to return but there would be concerns around star small forward Michael Walters, who did sprints after the rest of his teammates had finished their session with his right knee strapped.
Defender Michael Johnson also only made a brief appearance, doing a series of run throughs.
Luke McPharlin joined the main group but left the track half way through and did not return and Garrick Ibbotson did not appear at all and has been ruled out.