New Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has revealed his plans to redeploy and reinvent a number of club stalwarts in a bid to reinvigorate what he regards as a list in transition.
Less than a week into the job, Lyon, who was controversially lured from St Kilda to replace Mark Harvey, said he has a good idea 'who's going' (to be cut) and what the club expects to achieve during trade week.
He predicted the Dockers would be 'active in player acquisition'.
"I don't think I've inherited nirvana," Lyon said of the current list.
"The best 18, there's some work to do and I know the club knows that."
"There's some holes, but certainly the transition is going to continue."
Lyon nominated Aaron Sandilands, Matthew Pavlich, Luke McPharlin and David Mundy as A-Graders who are entitled to expect more support next season from developing midfielders Nat Fyfe, Stephen Hill and Anthony Morabito.
He told the club's official website that he's prepared to rework the line up to get the best out of a handful of Dockers whose careers appeared to stall in 2011.
"In my head I've got some visions for a few players to reposition them," Lyon said.
"We need to get (Ryan) Crowley back to his absolute best."
"In my view, he's a player that has played better than he's played."
"Adam McPhee ... I see him playing that half-back roll-off role, he's a monster athlete."
"The injection of (Hayden) Ballantyne with speed through the midfield, Morabito coming back and then getting the best out of (John) Anthony, (Alex) Silvagni and Kepler Bradley, there's a few of those roles."
"Then it's getting to know the Broughtons and the Ibbotsons and (Paul) Duffield who was really good against the Saints then fell away."
"I really like (Josh) Mellington, I really like (Michael) Walters' skill and hardness ... and Pitt, we'll get some body on him and then there's Michael Johnson, he can really develop even more than he has."
"Silvagni and (Dylan) Roberton and (Nick) Suban have shown glimpses, but they really need to be stepping up from where they're at."
Lyon said he believes the Dockers have the resources to challenge the better sides in 2012.
"But you've got to create a top-four opportunity and until you do that it's incredibly difficult to win a premiership," he said.