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A soupiness of truth: Freo skipper Matthew Pavlich blasts retirement reports

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: Matthew Pavlich and Lachie Neale of the Fremantle Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2015 AFL round 22 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Domain Stadium, Perth, Australia on August 30, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media)
Freo skipper Matthew Pavlich says he hasn't made any decision on whether to play on in 2016
Some operate in a 'soupiness of truth' reporting facts that they wish to be true
Matthew Pavlich

FREMANTLE captain Matthew Pavlich has categorically denied suggestions that he has already made plans to retire at the end of the season. 

Reports on Sunday claimed the 33-year-old was certain to hang up the boots when the Dockers' season ends. 

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But Pavlich took to social media to dispel the claims and said he was yet to decide whether he would extend his career into a 17th season. 

"(I) haven't read it [the article], but contrary to reports no decision has been made on my playing future. We have more important things to focus on!" Pavlich tweeted on Sunday.

"Some operate in a 'soupiness of truth' reporting facts that they wish to be true as opposed to facts that are categorically known to be true."

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Pavlich has publicly stated that he would make a decision on his playing future after sitting down with Dockers coach Ross Lyon after the season.

   

Meanwhile, Fremantle will host Hawthorn on Friday night and Pavlich dismissed reports he was battling a calf injury.

"It was one of those precautionary things," Pavlich told Channel Seven of wearing a moon boot.

"As soon as we got the victory in that qualifying final against Sydney they made sure they put a few guys in cotton wool.

"I was fine and walking around - it was just one of those things where they put you in cotton wool and make sure you're ready for training."

Superstar teammate Nat Fyfe has struggled with a leg injury late in the season and was seen on crutches after the qualifying final in Perth but Pavlich said that was also a precautionary move.

"Nathan came through the game really well - probably better than he had previously," Pavlich said. 

"He'd been a bit sore leading into the last part of the year but he pulled up really well."