AFL: Fremantle midfielder Mundy believes side can rebound against Port Adelaide

David Mundy. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
David Mundy. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

FREMANTLE midfielder David Mundy believes the Dockers can rebound from a disappointing start to 2017.

The Dockers were trounced by Geelong in Sunday’s round 1 clash at Subiaco Oval, with turnovers costing the home side dearly in the 42-point defeat.

But Mundy (31) is confident the Dockers can put in an improved performance against Port Adelaide on the road this weekend.

“It’s certainly our aim,” he said today.

“We’ll be trying to do that as best we can.

“I think through the pre-season series we saw some really good indications of our ball movement and decision making under some real pressure.

“But we understand when the season proper comes around – against a great team like Geelong – that heat and intensity goes up.

“We’ll be attempting to adapt to that as quickly as we can.”

After stunning Sydney in Sydney, Port Adelaide will be riding a wave of momentum.

“It doesn’t get any easier,” Mundy said.

“From our end it will be really simple.

“We’ve already identified what we need to improve on both in a general sense and really specifically for a number of individuals.

“The goal will be to try and train that on the track this week, get some really good physical practice under the belt and head over to Adelaide and give it a good crack.”

Nat Fyfe replaced Mundy as Dockers skipper earlier this year after just one season in charge.

His sole season at the helm yielded four wins for the 2016 campaign as the Dockers looked to the future with youngsters given greater game-time.

“I’m not bitter or sad or disappointed or upset about it,” he said of losing the captaincy.

“The process that put me into the captaincy is the one that voted (Fyfe) into it as well and I fully support and endorse that process.

“The players have chosen who they want to be their captain.

“(Fyfe) has certainly been a very good captain thus far and hopefully will take us into a more successful season.”