Jake Lloyd is set for another no-nonsense performance in Saturday's AFL grand final.
In their early days under Luke Beveridge, the Bulldogs were labelled "sexy" for their attractive football. While it has certainly been exciting to see how they throw the footy around when they're at their best, "sexy" doesn't do them justice.
Whitten Oval was pumping on Thursday morning as the Western Bulldogs trained in front of thousands of diehard fans.
Zak Jones' first memory after he was knocked out was like a scene out of Grey's Anatomy.
Sydney have made a habit of proving the naysayers wrong and this year has proven to be no different.
A Sydney team in an AFL grand final at the MCG and a Melbourne team in the NRL grand final at ANZ stadium would suggest the cultural and recreational differences between Australia's two biggest cities are blurring.
Former Western Bulldog Adam Cooney believes his old team can go all the way and defeat Sydney in Saturday's AFL grand final.
The Western Bulldogs' 62-year drought between premierships has been heartfelt and painful for the club's patient and long-suffering fans.
Caleb Daniel is optimistic fellow young gun Callum Mills has given himself every chance to play Saturday's grand final and set up a showdown between the pair in the season decider.
Sydney defender Aliir Aliir has been given the heartbreaking news that he is out of this year's grand final after failing to recover from a knee injury.
Barry Hall says the Swans have GWS to thank if they beat the Western Bulldogs in Saturday's grand final.
Western Bulldogs midfielder Lachie Hunter says the grand finalists will kick into game mode on Thursday and switch off all outside distractions.
Western Bulldogs defender Matt Suckling is not guaranteed to return to the side for Saturday's grand final, even if he's declared fully fit.
Sydney Swans captain Kieren Jack's parents have not been invited to Saturday's grand final match-up with the Western Bulldogs, according to a News Limited report.
Veteran AFL coach Rodney Eade, who coached both the Western Bulldogs and Sydney, says he is leaning towards the Dogs in Saturday's grand final.
Sidelined Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy says ruckman Jordan Roughead should recover from his eye bleed to play in the grand final against the Sydney Swans.
Goalkicking great Tony Lockett says Sydney cannot rely solely on Lance Franklin as they aim to win their first flag since the superstar forward's sensational move to the Swans.
It would be simple to say that the Western Bulldogs were saved in the late spring of 1989 when Peter Gordon stepped in and led a heroic but bloody battle with Ross Oakley's AFL.
Sydney's All-Australian defender Dane Rampe came tantalisingly close to becoming a Western Bulldog but says he would have been lost to the game had he worn the red, white and blue.
Heath Grundy knows one more miserly defensive effort from the Swans back line can win them a premiership.