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Pre-season derby: Why fans won’t be able to watch clash between West Coast and Fremantle

In a state divided into two factions, it’s not surprising that Western Derby clashes are among the most eagerly-anticipated sporting fixtures of the year.
And when West Coast and Fremantle meet in the pre-season, even in games with nothing on the line, there’s still a ton of interest.
So it’s clear some fans will be miffed and disappointed that the Eagles and Dockers will do battle on Sunday behind closed doors, with no television broadcast.
The teams have organised a scratch match starting at 10am at Subiaco Oval in order to improve their conditioning, with less than a month remaining until their respective season openers in late March.
But with WA’s former home of football unfit for crowd attendance as it begins its makeover toward being part of a school and community precinct, supporters will be locked out of the clash.
Stay tuned to thewest.com.au for all the wash-up and highlights from the match as the Eagles and Dockers ramp up their preparations for the season proper.
And if you’re desperate for a fix of derby action, there’s another one coming quickly. The teams do battle the following Sunday (March 11), with the public welcome to attend at Joondalup’s HBF Arena.

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