Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs transform Whitten Oval into new home for women's football

Caroline Wilson A $1.5 million upgrade of the Whitten Oval will transform the ground into the Victorian showcase for women's football, the fastest growing Australian Rules competition in the country.

Young Bulldogs overrun Port Melbourne to make VFL grand final

Happy days: Footscray’s Brett Goodes (left) celebrates with Jason Johannisen during Saturday’s preliminary final.

Brent Diamond Footscray coach Chris Maple hopes Bulldogs fans will travel to Etihad Stadium in droves next Sunday after his team remarkably made the VFL grand final in its return season as a stand-alone team after...

Surprise packet Bulldogs brim with talent for VFL match that offers shade of 1923

A Sherrin footy.

Brent Diamond Footscray has named a strong line-up for its preliminary final clash against Port Melbourne as perhaps shades of 1923 hit the VFL in this finals series.

Former St Kilda tagger Clint Jones hopes to extend AFL career

'Obviously, I still want to keep playing' says Clint Jones.

Jon Pierik Former St Kilda midfielder Clint Jones says he is ready to reinvigorate his AFL career.

Western Bulldogs young gun Marcus Bontempelli's pre-season scare

Marcus Bontempelli

Emma Quayle Marcus Bontempelli briefly feared his debut season was over before it had started, but he avoided what the Western Bulldogs thought might be a major knee injury in his first six weeks at the club.

Bulldogs veteran Daniel Giansiracusa takes the final step of a family's football journey

Son of the Scray: Jenny and Joe Giansiracusa made several interstate trips a year to watch Daniel, who is retiring at 32.

Peter Hanlon Jenny and Joe Giansiracusa were leaving Etihad Stadium last weekend when the vastness of their football journey flashed before their eyes.

Surprise loss to Giants has put a dent in Bulldogs season: coach

Jake Stringer rues a missed mark late in the game.

Matt Murnane Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney concedes Sunday's six-point loss to Greater Western Sydney has put a dent in the overall outlook of a season that has produced one win less than in 2013.

Tom Liberatore wins Bulldogs best and fairest

Peter Hanlon Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon has rated 2014 a setback in his club's football development.

Bulldogs weigh up the cost of moving forward

Peter Hanlon dinkus Dinkus

Peter Hanlon There is an unspoken acknowledgement at the Western Bulldogs that, for all their rich promise, their young guns still need a genuine star forward to polish their industry or they will ultimately go...

AFL

Western Bulldogs VFL forwards press for AFL return

Liam Jones.

Jesse Hogan Western Bulldogs' out-of-favour tall forwards have given the club reason to ponder a reshuffle for its match against St Kilda this weekend.

Western Bulldogs tagger Liam Picken: A pest to match the best?

Paul Chapman got a reprimand for striking Liam Picken.

Daniel Cherny The common denominator for a disparate set of AFL stars over the past eight years is a tough battler with a low-profile.

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Western Bulldogs' attack a glimpse into the future

Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney speaks to Stewart Crameri at quarter time.

Matt Murnane It was far from perfect, but Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney says his team’s attacking method was a look into the future for supporters.

Brendan McCartney challenges young Bulldogs to rise against St Kilda

Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney

Peter Hanlon Western Bulldogs urged to "mark their territory" against a rising St Kilda crop they can expect to bang heads with for the next decade.

Former Western Bulldogs chief Robert Stubbs fails to file tax returns

Court.

Steve Butcher The former chief operating officer with AFL club Western Bulldogs has admitted failing to file tax returns for 13 financial years.

AFL

Port wary of poor record against Bulldogs

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley.

First against 13th is suddenly a tricky assignment for Port Adelaide in Saturday's home match against the Western Bulldogs.

AFL

Stewart Crameri moves on with the Western Bulldogs

No regrets: Stewart Crameri is glad he moved on.

Emma Quayle The first time Stewart Crameri trained as a Western Bulldog, he was a name player, the high-priced recruit.

Matthew Boyd to play on for Western Bulldogs

Matthew Boyd has enjoyed a strong 2014 and provided stability to a developing midfield that balances experience with talented youth.

Jake Niall Decored Western Bulldogs veteran and former captain Matthew Boyd is set to play on in 2015, having been offered a new contract by the club.

AFL

Footscray Bulldogs breathe new life into the Whitten Oval

Bob Murphy - dink

Bob Murphy I've got a small group of friends who have found their way to the heart of Footscray via a steak and a glass of red wine.

AFL

Brendan McCartney hails Western Bulldogs' progress, despite another tale of two halves

Brendan McCartney will coach the Bulldogs

Jesse Hogan The Western Bulldogs are on track, just like last year, to finish a season by raising expectations among supporters and even pundits.

AFL

Bulldogs big man Tom Williams retires from AFL

Tom Williams.

Injury-plagued Western Bulldogs defender Tom Williams has announced his immediate retirement from the AFL.