Dockers on red alert for Tigers
David Mundy. Pic: Getty Images

Midfielder David Mundy says Fremantle will be on "red alert" this week as they attempt to keep their momentum rolling against Richmond at the MCG.

The Dockers found some of their best form in the second half of yesterday's 40-point win over Adelaide, but had quickly moved on after the game.

The memory of their most recent match against the Tigers was at the forefront of their minds.

Fremantle were perched on the edge of the top four when they locked horns with Richmond at the MCG in round 17 last year.

But their run at September was interrupted when the Tigers prevailed by 27 points.

Finding themselves in a similar position going into Saturday's game, Mundy said there would be plenty of individuals looking for atonement.

"That was probably one of our worst games of (last) year," Mundy said. "It will be red alert for us and there will be no easing off during the week. We'll be going out there with a firm focus and we'll crack in come the game.

"I don't think it will be harped on as a group or from the coaches, I think we will be reviewing this game very heavily and try to learn from it and improve.

"(But) I think it will always be in the back of the guys' minds.

"I personally didn't play so well so I feel like I've got something to atone for."

Fremantle had plenty of midfield issues early against the Crows, but Mundy said a half-time debrief identified the shortcomings.

"In the first half we were quite ordinary to be honest, not winning it a lot and their intensity around the football was really first-class," he said. "We were a little bit cute when we did win the football.

"I think going from first half to second half that's one of the things that did change, we were a bit harder over the footy and we worked a bit better together.

"We were just playing a bit cute and giving them a chance with our ball movement, so we just needed to be a bit smarter with how we were using it."

The 28-year-old admitted the team's performances had been frustrating this season, but was confident things were starting to turn around.

"I'm not sure about percentages, but we're building and it feels like we're getting better and everything is starting to click a little bit more often," he said.

"But we're far from perfect and we've got a lot to improve on.

"It's frustrating because last year I think that was really one of our really positive aspects about us as a team, we were really level week to week."

The West Australian

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