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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.

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.

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Footscray Bulldogs breathe new life into the Whitten Oval

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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.

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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.

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2014 round 19 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round 19 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

League may sanction two women's matches next year

Players line up for the cameras before the women's exhibition match played in June.

Samantha Lane The AFL could sanction two female matches next year – and envisages two additional clubs following the lead of Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs by participating – as part of a long-term...

VFL Bulldogs' main aim is developing AFL players

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Brent Diamond Footscray coach Chris Maple insists his team remains firm on its aim to develop its AFL contingent rather than winning a VFL flag, despite being second on the ladder.

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The unusual suspects helping the Western Bulldogs get better

Bob Murphy and Brendan McCartney at a media conference last week.

Emma Quayle Brendan McCartney knew why his Western Bulldogs had lost to Brisbane Lions, but he didn’t want to tell the players where and why they had gone wrong.

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Western Bulldogs midfield suffers double blow

Mitch Wallis.

The Western Bulldogs have lost two young midfielders for the rest of the AFL season with Mitch Wallis and Clay Smith both needing surgery.

Season over early for Bulldogs Mitch Wallis and Clay Smith

The Western Bulldogs have lost two young midfielders for the rest of the AFL season with Mitch Wallis and Clay Smith both needing surgery.

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Jack Macrae heeds Brendan McCartney's advice, digging deep for Bulldogs

Jack Macrae celebrates after kicking a goal.

Andrew Stafford Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney started Jack Macrae as the substitute last week with a very pointed - and public - message for the young star to lift his game.

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Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney praises Jackson Macrae for record game

Jackson Macrae celebrates a goal against the Suns.

Roy Ward Brendan McCartney calls Macrae's record day a "brilliant response".

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Bulldogs deal Gold Coast's finals hopes a blow

Will Minson of the Bulldogs and Zac Smith of the Suns vie for possession.

Andrew Stafford This was a significant win for the Dogs, and it dealt the staggering Suns' September prospects a real blow.

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Western Bulldogs re-sign Bob Murphy

Bulldog Bob Murphy kicks ahead as Demon Jay Kennedy-Harris gives chase in round eight.

Daniel Cherny Despite having just experienced a ''changing of the guard'' victory, the Western Bulldogs have ensured that they will maintain at least some veteran presence in 2015.

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Jake Carlisle to the fore again as Essendon gets past Bulldogs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Mark Austin of the Bulldogs (L) and Jake Carlisle of the Bombers wrestle during the round 18 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on July 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Peter Hanlon Western Bulldogs' up-and-comers give Essendon's surge up the ladder a shake.

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Carlisle's eight-goal haul gets Bombers over the line against Bulldogs

Courtenay Dempsey and Jake Carlisle celebrate Essendon's victory.

Emma Quayle An eight-goal Jake Carlisle game helps Essendon come from behind to beat the Western Bulldogs.

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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.

Women teammates become foes, Melbourne v Western Bulldogs

Rheanne Lugg, left and Kellie Gibson in Swan Districts colours.

Brad Elbrough When Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs do battle at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, two opposition players are in the rare situation of having been premiership teammates only a week ago.

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Live AFL scores: Western Bulldogs v Melbourne

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The Bulldogs host the Demons at Etihad Stadium.

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Bulldogs no match for Dees in AFL women's match

Tayla Harris flies for a mark.

Alana Schetzer The Demons have demolished the Western Bulldogs in the second women’s exhibition match on Sunday.