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Ross Lyon sacking: Writing on the wall once defences went up

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Despite the rhetoric coming from the Dockers these past few months that Ross Lyon's future at Fremantle was secure, the rumblings on the senior coach's tenure eventually proved to be true.

As the club's season came to a premature end after the 32-point loss to Essendon in Perth on Saturday night, an ongoing internal review by new football operations boss and former club legend Peter Bell had obviously uncovered enough evidence to convince the Fremantle board and Bell that Lyon's time was up, despite still being contracted through 2020.

Ross Lyon has been sacked from Fremantle after four poor seasons and an internal review.Credit:Sebastian Costanzo

In the new free-wheeling world of AFL player movements, Lyon was ahead of the game, using a clause in his contract at........

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