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The Dockers' much maligned theme song could soon receive the old heave ho if the club's new number one ticketholders have their way.

WA rock trio Eskimo Joe were today announced as Fremantle's No.1 ticketholders for 2010, replacing WA golfer Nick O'Hern.

Celebrating their new appointment, vocalist Kav Temperley, drummer Joel Quartermain and guitarist Stuart MacLeod playfully hinted at penning a new song for the port club.

"We'll give it a crack," Quartermain laughed. "We're back here this winter writing for our next record so while we're at it we may as well knock off a new theme tune."

The eight-time Aria Award winning band, formed in East Fremantle in 1997, enjoyed a friendly kick-to-kick session this morning with Dockers' stars Matthew Pavlich and Luke McPharlin.

A keen musician, McPharlin said it was terrific for the club to have the band on board.

"They're Freo boys so it's great to have them officially affiliated with the club," McPharlin said. "They're coming to a few games and hopefully they come down to the rooms and play a few songs to warm us up."

Despite their hit single From The Sea featuring heavily in the archrival West Coast Eagles' 2004 marketing campaign, Quartermain said the band was honoured to be offered the position.

"We'd love to be playing for them but this is the next best thing," he said.

Eskimo Joe's Joel Quartermain, Stuart MacLeod and Kav Temperley meet Dockers Paul Hasleby, Mathew Pavlich and Luke McPharlin. Picture: Bill Hatto.

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