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Why the Bulldogs can win the grand final

Easton Wood (right) and the Bulldogs thank their supporters during their training session on Thursday at Whitten Oval.

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.

Suckling selection up in the air

Matt Suckling (centre) is no guarantee to return for the grand final.

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.

Murphy tips injured Roughead to play

Jordan Roughead was forced out of the game after being hit by a ball at close range.

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.

How Rampe almost became a Bulldog

Nearly in red, white and blue: Dane Rampe is one of the most accomplished defenders in the 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.