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Beginnings: The Western Bulldogs, (Footscray Football Club) are an AFL (Australian Football League) club based at the Whitten Oval in West Footscray, an inner-western suburb of Melbourne. The club draws its supporter base from this traditionally working class area and plays its home matches at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Docklands, also in the city's inner-west. Established 1883.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 42,354 at Western Oval on 9 July 1955
  • * Most Games: 329 by Doug Hawkins 1978-1994
  • * Largest Finals Crowd: 107,935 for 1961 grand final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
7 Western Bulldogs (P) 22 15 7 0 1857 1609 115.4 60

'The bounce is here to stay'

AFL 2017 Round 22 - Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide

BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: The first bounce in contested during the 2017 AFL round 22 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Port Adelaide Power at Mars Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

THE AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future. 

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and believed most fans would...


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'The bounce is here to stay'

AFL 2017 Round 22 - Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide

BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: The first bounce in contested during the 2017 AFL round 22 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Port Adelaide Power at Mars Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

THE AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future. 

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and believed most fans would...


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Tags: stay,bounce

MRP set for a summer shake-up: Hocking

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Announces Steve Hocking as GM of Football Operations

Match Review Panel is set to undergo an off-season review. (Photo: AFL Media)

THE MATCH Review Panel is set to undergo an off-season review, with football operations manager Steve Hocking declaring the system needed to change.

After confirming the centre bounce would stay on Tuesday, Hocking said reviewing the MRP would be his next major project before the final Commission meeting of the year in December.

The football operations department has already begun work on how the MRP could evolve next year, with Hocking indicating the League wanted to get quicker decisions from the Panel.

Options could include having the MRP sit on a Friday morning after Thursday night games, or on Saturdays after Friday night games, rather than just on Monday afternoons to assess all matches.

Geelong forward Tom Hawkins faced a weekend of uncertainty after a jumper punch in round 11 that ultimately saw...


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MRP set for a summer shake-up: Hocking

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Announces Steve Hocking as GM of Football Operations

Match Review Panel is set to undergo an off-season review. (Photo: AFL Media)

THE MATCH Review Panel is set to undergo an off-season review, with football operations manager Steve Hocking declaring the system needed to change.

After confirming the centre bounce would stay on Tuesday, Hocking said reviewing the MRP would be his next major project before the final Commission meeting of the year in December.

The football operations department has already begun work on how the MRP could evolve next year, with Hocking indicating the League wanted to get quicker decisions from the Panel.

Options could include having the MRP sit on a Friday morning after Thursday night games, or on Saturdays after Friday night games, rather than just on Monday afternoons to assess all matches.

Geelong forward Tom Hawkins faced a weekend of uncertainty after a jumper punch in round 11 that ultimately saw...


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Read more: MRP set for a summer shake-up: Hocking

AFLW: Early standout as Dogs hit the track

Pre-Season In The Sun The AFLW squad are back in action with their first day of pre-season training.

WESTERN Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan was an early standout as her side began preparations to rectify a disappointing inaugural NAB AFL Women's campaign when it returned to training at Whitten Oval on Monday.

As the temperature hovered around 30 degrees, Brennan showcased her excellent condition. A torn ligament in her right ankle hampered the forward in the lead-up to the 2017 season, while a torn right quad ended her season after two games.

But her year improved significantly. She won the VFL Women's best and fairest award and leading goalkicking awards in a premiership year for the Darebin Falcons.

Bulldogs coach Paul Groves told AFL.com.au Brennan was well-placed to deliver on the national stage.

"She's prepared herself really well for this pre-season so hopefully that plays a...


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AFLW: Early standout as Dogs hit the track

Pre-Season In The Sun The AFLW squad are back in action with their first day of pre-season training.

WESTERN Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan was an early standout as her side began preparations to rectify a disappointing inaugural NAB AFL Women's campaign when it returned to training at Whitten Oval on Monday.

As the temperature hovered around 30 degrees, Brennan showcased her excellent condition. A torn ligament in her right ankle hampered the forward in the lead-up to the 2017 season, while a torn right quad ended her season after two games.

But her year improved significantly. She won the VFL Women's best and fairest award and leading goalkicking awards in a premiership year for the Darebin Falcons.

Bulldogs coach Paul Groves told AFL.com.au Brennan was well-placed to deliver on the national stage.

"She's prepared herself really well for this pre-season so hopefully that plays a...


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Mid-year trade period on the cards: Gil

AFL 2017 Media - 2018 AFL Fixture Release

AFL CEO flags in-season player movement, despite club concerns. (Photo: AFL Media)

A MID-season trade period is on the cards, with AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan saying he believes the radical move will be introduced in coming years. 

The League boss says there should be more player movement among clubs, and again raised the concept of establishing the extra trade period.

Previously clubs have been largely against the idea of the chance to reshape their list mid-year, citing intellectual property concerns if a player leaves one club for another. 

However, McLachlan told AFL.com.au's Road to the Draft podcast that a mid-season trade period remains strongly in play despite their misgivings. 

"You don't have to do the trade if you don't want to. The reason some people don't like it is there's an emotive side to the trade, but there's no difference to [it happening] at the end of...


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Mid-year trade period on the cards: Gil

AFL 2017 Media - 2018 AFL Fixture Release

AFL CEO flags in-season player movement, despite club concerns. (Photo: AFL Media)

A MID-season trade period is on the cards, with AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan saying he believes the radical move will be introduced in coming years. 

The League boss says there should be more player movement among clubs, and again raised the concept of establishing the extra trade period.

Previously clubs have been largely against the idea of the chance to reshape their list mid-year, citing intellectual property concerns if a player leaves one club for another. 

However, McLachlan told AFL.com.au's Road to the Draft podcast that a mid-season trade period remains strongly in play despite their misgivings. 

"You don't have to do the trade if you don't want to. The reason some people don't like it is there's an emotive side to the trade, but there's no difference to [it happening] at the end of...


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Callum Twomey's 2017 Phantom Draft

WELL, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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Callum Twomey's 2017 Phantom Draft

WELL, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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Going to the Dogs: Draft experts weigh in

Late Mail: Grant previews Dogs' draft Bulldogs Director of Football Chris Grant discusses the club's early picks ahead of Friday night's draft.

With the 2017 NAB AFL Draft just days away, the experts have been busy collating their talent orders, mock drafts, and who they think each club will select on Friday night.

The Dogs will take picks 9, 16 and 79 to Sydney, so with a host of talented players available in the first round, who might be donning the red, white and blue by the end of the week?

According to ESPN’s Chistopher Doerre, lifelong Dogs fan Nick Coffield would be a good fit for the Club at pick 9, with Morrish Medal winning midfielder Jack Higgins taken at pick 16.

Brett Anderson of SEN also sees Higgins going at 16, but has gone with Aaron Naughton, a tall defender from the Peel Thunder being selected with the ninth pick.

Other names in the mix for Dogs according to...


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Wood named Bulldogs captain

Wood: "It's a huge honour" BulldogsTV speaks exclusively to Easton Wood ahead of his announcement as the Club's new captain, discussing the honour of the role, the responsibilities it brings, the type of leader he wants to be, and what he sees as his focus for the group across the preseason and into season 2018.

Easton Wood has been announced as the new captain of the Western Bulldogs.

The 28-year-old will lead a leadership group of six, which includes Marcus Bontempelli as vice-captain.

The new-look group, which was voted on by the players, includes Lachie Hunter, Jason Johannisen, Jack Redpath and Jordan Roughead.

Wood, the Bulldogs’ vice-captain for the last two seasons, led the Club to a historic premiership in 2016 in the absence of Bob Murphy, who missed most of that season with a knee injury.

Murphy, the Club captain from 2015-17, retired in August after 312 games.

Bulldogs’...


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Wood named Bulldogs captain

Wood: "It's a huge honour" BulldogsTV speaks exclusively to Easton Wood ahead of his announcement as the Club's new captain, discussing the honour of the role, the responsibilities it brings, the type of leader he wants to be, and what he sees as his focus for the group across the preseason and into season 2018.

Easton Wood has been announced as the new captain of the Western Bulldogs.

The 28-year-old will lead a leadership group of six, which includes Marcus Bontempelli as vice-captain.

The new-look group, which was voted on by the players, includes Lachie Hunter, Jason Johannisen, Jack Redpath and Jordan Roughead.

Wood, the Bulldogs’ vice-captain for the last two seasons, led the Club to a historic premiership in 2016 in the absence of Bob Murphy, who missed most of that season with a knee injury.

Murphy, the Club captain from 2015-17, retired in August after 312 games.

Bulldogs’...


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Redpath steps forward

New Captain Speaks To Media Easton Wood spoke to the media after he was announced as the new Captain for the Western Bulldogs.

It’s May 2017 at Domain Stadium in Perth and Jack Redpath, in his first AFL game back from his third serious knee injury is lining up for goal.

At Etihad Stadium the week before he’d taken nine marks and kicked six goals in a commanding performance in the VFL, 287 days since injuring his ACL against St.Kilda at the same ground.

The kick, from 30 metres out and on a 45 degree angle is typical Redpath, hard, low and dead straight.  As the ball sails through mid-post height, Channel Seven’s Brian Taylor, gives a glimpse as to why the 26-year-old was elevated into the Club’s Leadership Group for the 2018 season this week.

“You watch the players get around this man here, they absolutely love him,” Taylor exclaimed in his characteristically ebullient...


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Redpath steps forward

New Captain Speaks To Media Easton Wood spoke to the media after he was announced as the new Captain for the Western Bulldogs.

It’s May 2017 at Domain Stadium in Perth and Jack Redpath, in his first AFL game back from his third serious knee injury is lining up for goal.

At Etihad Stadium the week before he’d taken nine marks and kicked six goals in a commanding performance in the VFL, 287 days since injuring his ACL against St.Kilda at the same ground.

The kick, from 30 metres out and on a 45 degree angle is typical Redpath, hard, low and dead straight.  As the ball sails through mid-post height, Channel Seven’s Brian Taylor, gives a glimpse as to why the 26-year-old was elevated into the Club’s Leadership Group for the 2018 season this week.

“You watch the players get around this man here, they absolutely love him,” Taylor exclaimed in his characteristically ebullient...


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Bevo on the Leaders

Bevo announces leaders to players Enter the inner sanctum and watch exclusive vision from Monday's team meeting, in which Senior Coach Luke Beveridge announced the team's 2018 leadership group to the players for the first time.

On Monday morning, with the whole group back together for the first time to begin pre-season training, Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge formally announced the Club’s 2018 leadership group.

At the end of the 2017, during the exit interview process, the players were asked to put their votes forward as to who they wanted to see lead them into the new season, and with that Easton Wood was named captain, and Marcus Bontempelli named vice-captain.

Joining them were Jack Redpath, Jason Johannisen, Lachie Hunter and Jordan Roughead.

Here’s what the coach had to say about each of them.  You can watch the full video here.

Jack Redpath

“The thing that came out in...


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Bevo on the Leaders

Bevo announces leaders to players Enter the inner sanctum and watch exclusive vision from Monday's team meeting, in which Senior Coach Luke Beveridge announced the team's 2018 leadership group to the players for the first time.

On Monday morning, with the whole group back together for the first time to begin pre-season training, Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge formally announced the Club’s 2018 leadership group.

At the end of the 2017, during the exit interview process, the players were asked to put their votes forward as to who they wanted to see lead them into the new season, and with that Easton Wood was named captain, and Marcus Bontempelli named vice-captain.

Joining them were Jack Redpath, Jason Johannisen, Lachie Hunter and Jordan Roughead.

Here’s what the coach had to say about each of them.  You can watch the full video here.

Jack Redpath

“The thing that came out in...


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Four Things To Watch: Pre-Season 2018

New Captain Speaks To Media Easton Wood spoke to the media after he was announced as the new Captain for the Western Bulldogs.

1. Sun’s out, guns out

As the temperatures finally begin to climb and talk turns to The Ashes and the makeup of the Channel 9 commentary team, the Bulldogs’ full squad hit the track together for the first time on Monday. 

You can’t help but notice that there’s some familiar faces missing, and with that a new leadership group has emerged.

Easton Wood has assumed the captaincy full time, Marcus Bontempelli will be his co-pilot, and Jordan Roughead has rejoined the Leadership Group for the first time since 2015.  But perhaps most pleasing for Bulldogs fans is the emergence of the next group of leaders, with Jason Johannisen, Lachie Hunter and Jack Redpath stepping up.

While you obviously don’t need a title to be a leader, Dale Morris will continue to be Dale...


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Four Things To Watch: Pre-Season 2018

New Captain Speaks To Media Easton Wood spoke to the media after he was announced as the new Captain for the Western Bulldogs.

1. Sun’s out, guns out

As the temperatures finally begin to climb and talk turns to The Ashes and the makeup of the Channel 9 commentary team, the Bulldogs’ full squad hit the track together for the first time on Monday. 

You can’t help but notice that there’s some familiar faces missing, and with that a new leadership group has emerged.

Easton Wood has assumed the captaincy full time, Marcus Bontempelli will be his co-pilot, and Jordan Roughead has rejoined the Leadership Group for the first time since 2015.  But perhaps most pleasing for Bulldogs fans is the emergence of the next group of leaders, with Jason Johannisen, Lachie Hunter and Jack Redpath stepping up.

While you obviously don’t need a title to be a leader, Dale Morris will continue to be Dale...


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Read more: Four Things To Watch: Pre-Season 2018

Former Olympian named women's footy boss

THREE-TIME Olympian Nicole Livingstone has been appointed the new head of women's football, and hopes to begin the journey towards the AFLW becoming totally professional.

Livingstone will join the AFL on December 4 and has the responsibility of growing and managing the NAB AFL Women’s competition and female football participation.

Since retiring from her decorated swimming career in 1996, Livingstone has gone on to be a success as a commentator, presenter and sports administrator.

Among a host of roles, she is currently on the board of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and a director of Swimming Australia and will resign from successful roles with the Australian Olympic Committee and VicHealth. 

With a lot to get her head around and the AFLW season less than three months away, Livingstone told AFL.com.aushe thought the game's elite competition could one day be fully professional.

"I...


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