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The Fremantle ‘curse’ that would give Carlton plenty of hope against Sydney


Every club who has played Fremantle in season 2024 has lost its next match.

From Round 1 against Brisbane to Round 8 against Richmond, and every other game in between, Freo’s opponent has then been beaten the next time they played, regardless of the previous result or the venue.

The only outlier has been when the Lions had a bye in Round 2 before losing to Collingwood in Round 3.

The Dockers went down to Sydney in Perth in Round 9. So will the Fremantle ‘curse’ come to haunt the ladder-leading Swans in Round 10?

John Longmire’s side hosts Carlton at the SCG on Friday night. Will they succumb and be the ninth team to fall after facing Freo? Or will they buck the trend, win a sixth game in a row and keep their grip on top spot?

Whether Justin Longmuir is even aware that he has concocted this or not, it has left a trail of destruction in its wake.

The Fremantle curse in 2024

Round 1: Freo defeated Brisbane - Lions LOST to Collingwood (23 points) in Round 3 after bye.
Round 2: Freo defeated North Melbourne - Kangaroos LOST to Carlton (56) in Round 3.
Round 3: Freo defeated Adelaide - Crows LOST to Melbourne (15) in Round 4.
Round 4: Freo lost to Carlton - Blues LOST to Adelaide (2) in Round 5.
Round 5: Freo lost to Port Adelaide - Power LOST to Collingwood (42) in Round 6.
Round 6: Freo lost to West Coast - Eagles LOST to Gold Coast (37) in Round 7.
Round 7: Freo defeated Western Bulldogs - Dogs LOST to Hawthorn (7) in Round 8.
Round 8: Freo defeated Richmond - Tigers LOST to Western Bulldogs (91) in Round 9.
Round 9: Freo lost to Sydney - Next result TBC.

Note: The average losing margin has been 34 points with a high of 91 and a low of two.

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