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Western Bulldogs

North Melbourne and the Bulldogs continue Good Friday fight

MATT MURNANE Greats from North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs say their former clubs need to be given the stand alone Good Friday game, should the league decide to play on the religious holiday next year.

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AFL

Western Bulldogs upbeat Dale Morris ready to return

Western Bulldogs need their big men back.

Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney is upbeat defender Dale Morris will be ready to return from an ankle injury on Sunday.

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Blues lose Judd in daring win

Patrick Cripps takes a high mark over waiting Dogs.

PETER HANLON Carlton fans would have taken a win of any sort, so cold and dark had their season become.

AFL

Judd was ready: Malthouse

Chris Judd speaks to coach Mick Malthouse after limping off the ground with a leg injury only minutes after entering the field as a sub.

Jason Phelan Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has dismissed suggestions Chris Judd's interrupted preparation was a factor in the star veteran's hamstring injury.

Beating the Blues

Carlton will be bolstered by the return of Chris Judd.

MATT MURNANE A "united" Carlton has turned to comeback star Chris Judd for inspiration, and not a moment too soon, as the winless Blues put their fading credibility on the line against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.

Brendan McCartney's rebuilding efforts being rewarded at Bulldogs

Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney.

JESSE HOGAN A lofty reputation for fostering and expediting the development of young players was a key factor in Brendan McCartney's appointment as Western Bulldogs coach at the end of 2011. After almost 50 games in charge, that reputation is being reinforced by the club's subtle improvement.

AFL

Western Bulldogs chase hat-trick of wins

Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney

The Carlton crisis is not taking up too much of Western Bulldogs' coach Brendan McCartney's time.

AFL

Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon says AFL must use Good Friday in order to promote equalisation

Bulldogs president Peter Gordon

Daniel Cherny The AFL must resist the temptation to simply re-place an existing blockbuster on Good Friday, and should instead utilise the opportunity to schedule financially weaker clubs as a method of equalisation.

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Image of the tagger as a joyless thug far from the truth

Bob Murphy.

BOB MURPHY A few years back I was having coffee with Tim Callan in a Seddon cafe and we got to talking about his football journey.

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AFL

Western Bulldog Morris accepts AFL suspension

Suspended: Dale Morris.

Western Bulldogs defender Dale Morris has accepted a one-match AFL suspension for tripping.

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Morris charged by MRP as Cotchin, Franklin, Maxwell spared

Dale Morris

JESSE HOGAN Western Bulldogs defender Dale Morris was the only player charged by the match review panel after round four, with Lance Franklin, Trent Cotchin and Nick Maxwell all spared punishment.

Campbell Brown blasts Manuka Oval sandpit

Shaun Higgins and Liam Sumner in action on the sandy Manuka Oval turf.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Hawthorn's Campbell Brown said Manuka Oval's surface was disgraceful and not up to AFL standard.

Bulldogs leave best till last

Hands up: Nick Haynes of the Giants goes up against the Bulldogs' Liam Jones.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Both teams have changed since last time they met at Manuka Oval, but so much about this game was the same as the Western Bulldogs came from behind to earn a thrilling 22-point victory over Greater Western Sydney on Saturday.

Australian Football

GWS Giants reserves give Belconnen Magpies second NEAFL thrashing

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DAVID POLKINGHORNE Tom Boyd is a future GWS star, but who managed to restrict him to three goals?

What's next for WAFL teams this season?

Football.

Questions will be asked at Medibank Stadium on Saturday when the combatants of the 2013 WAFL Grand Final are thrown back into the ring.

Australian Football

GWS Giants wary of Western Bulldogs' Jason Tutt on his home turf at Manuka Oval

Bulldogs forward Jason Tutt.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE GWS know exactly what Canberra's Jason Tutt is capable of for the Western Bulldogs.

Australian Football

Leon Cameron says GWS Giants no longer unwatchable and uncompetitive

Leon Cameron.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Greater Western Sydney coach believes the team has shed its ugly duckling tag.

Jack Macrae backing up his self-belief

Quiet confidence: Jack Macrae has made a big impression at the Bulldogs as a skilful ball-winner and fine reader of the play.

PETER HANLON Asked to use Jack Macrae as a prompt in a game of word association, his elder statesman teammate Bob Murphy chooses "inner confidence". Western Bulldogs recruiter Simon Dalrymple calls it self-belief, a quality he says the 19-year-old has in the best possible way.

Australian Football

Western Bulldogs recall Jason Tutt as Jason Akermanis backs GWS Giants to make AFL finals

AFL Round 18.St.Kilda v Western Bulldogs. Bulldog's Jason Tutt in action at Etihad Stadium.29 July 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Can Canberra's Jason Tutt inspire the Western Bulldogs to victory at Manuka Oval again?

Courage comes in many forms

Bob Murphy - dink

BOB MURPHY When I was 18, in one of my first training sessions at Footscray, I led out in a simple lane work drill and the ball hit my hand awkwardly, jarring my finger. I dropped it, grimaced, and probably swore before moping to the back of the line to lick my wounds.

New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

An artist's impression of the development of Ballarat's showgrounds.

CAROLINE WILSON A new multimillion-dollar proposal to redevelop North Ballarat's showgrounds precinct has rekindled the prospect of AFL games at Eureka Stadium.

Western Bulldogs hold off Richmond to record first win of 2014

Jack Macrae collected a game-high 30 possessions.

ROHAN CONNOLLY The Western Bulldogs have let a 37-point advantage slip before booting the final goal to score a two-point upset win over Richmond.

AFL

Tom Williams to make long-awaited comeback for Western Bulldogs

Tom Williams

Daniel Cherny Injury-prone Western Bulldogs utility Tom Williams will make his long-awaited comeback to the AFL tomorrow after being included as a late change for the Bulldogs' side to play Richmond.

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Rolling the dice behind closed doors

Bob Murphy - dink

BOB MURPHY Every so often at The Kennel we introduce an activity that is part Roman empire, part jail riot. We know it as "The Dice", which has evolved to become "Ricky Dyson", and now simply "Ricky".

Scott goes to the defence of Harvey, North's 'heart and soul'

Brent Harvey

EMMA QUAYLE Brent Harvey kicked three second-half goals to help North Melbourne push past the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, prompting Brad Scott to defend the champion onballer from criticism of his round-one performance.

North Melbourne's tough, scrappy first win suits coach Brad Scott fine

EMMA QUAYLE Brad Scott would like to see his North Melbourne team play with more polish, but was satisfied with his players' willingness to grind out their first win for the season against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, and fix the things they did not do well in last week's opening round.

North Melbourne off the mark with a round two win over the Western Bulldogs

Big kick: Luke Dahlhaus snaps at goal.

EMMA QUAYLE Bulldogs got only so far, two kicks out, before North found a way to get the ball back and push it back in.

After eight years, Daniel Currie plays his first AFL game

Daniel Currie marks in front of Jordan Roughead of the Bulldogs.

EMMA QUAYLE Daniel Currie had been an AFL footballer for seven years, without really ever being one.

AFL

Jackson Macrae learning from Cats great Joel Corey

Jackson Macrae with Jake Stringer.

The Western Bulldogs' latest effort to learn the Geelong way also gives rising AFL star Jackson Macrae a career blueprint.

Matthew Boyd says it will take more than return of Ryan Griffen to lift Bulldogs

Matthew Boyd handballs during the round one game against the Eagles.

PETER HANLON Matthew Boyd will welcome the return of his successor as captain with open arms this weekend, but says the Western Bulldogs know it is what they do as a collective rather than any inspiration Ryan Griffen can provide that will dictate how they respond to their opening-round disappointment.

2014 Home and Away

Round 1
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
COL 46 vs FRE 116 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
GWS 99 vs SYD 67 Report Report Stats
GCF 87 vs RIC 69 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
CAR 87 vs PTA 120 Report Stats
Thu, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
GEE 119 vs ADE 81 Report Stats
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
NTH 60 vs ESS 99 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
HAW 139 vs BRI 91 Report Stats
STK 68 vs MEL 51 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
WCE 134 vs WBU 69 Report Stats
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Round 2
Thu, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
RIC 98 vs CAR 86 Report Stats
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
ESS 86 vs HAW 90 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
STK 95 vs GWS 88 Report Stats
PTA 127 vs ADE 73 Report Stats
FRE 87 vs GCF 39 Report Stats
SYD 69 vs COL 89 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI 68 vs GEE 93 Report Stats
MEL 30 vs WCE 123 Report Stats
WBU 54 vs NTH 83 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HAW 137 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
WBU 100 vs RIC 98 Report Stats
ADE 71 vs SYD 134 Report Stats
GCF 114 vs BRI 61 Report Stats
WCE 83 vs STK 58 Report Stats
COL 76 vs GEE 87 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
GWS 79 vs MEL 47 Report Stats
NTH 97 vs PTA 90 Report Stats
ESS 138 vs CAR 57 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
RIC 72 vs COL 110 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAR 58 vs MEL 81 Report Stats
PTA 159 vs BRI 46 Report Stats
GWS 83 vs WBU 110 Report Stats
GEE 107 vs WCE 32 Report Stats
GCF 49 vs HAW 148 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
SYD 48 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
STK 50 vs ADE 136 Report Stats
FRE 113 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
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Round 5
Thu, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs RIC 106 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 93 vs NTH 58 Report Stats
SYD 92 vs FRE 75 Report Stats
WCE 56 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
ESS 65 vs STK 81 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
ADE 137 vs GWS 72 Report Stats
MEL 78 vs GCF 86 Report Stats
WBU 91 vs CAR 119 Report Stats
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
GEE 106 vs HAW 87 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 83 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
STK 42 vs BRI 61 Stats
FRE vs NTH 20:45PS
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
GCF vs GWS 13:40MS
CAR vs WCE 16:40ES
MEL vs SYD 19:40MCG
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
WBU vs ADE 13:10ES
RIC vs HAW 15:20MCG
PTA vs GEE 16:40Adelaide Oval
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Round 7
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
CAR vs COL 19:50MCG
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
HAW vs STK 13:45MCG
GWS vs PTA 14:10SO
ADE vs MEL 16:40Adelaide Oval
BRI vs SYD 19:40G
ESS vs WBU 19:40ES
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
NTH vs GCF 13:10ES
GEE vs RIC 15:20MCG
WCE vs FRE 16:40PS
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Round 8
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD vs HAW 19:50ANZ
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
PTA vs FRE 13:40Adelaide Oval
BRI vs ESS 16:40G
MEL vs WBU 19:40MCG
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
WCE vs GWS 16:40PS
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
STK vs CAR 19:20ES
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Round 9
Thu, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
ADE vs COL 19:50Adelaide Oval
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
ESS vs SYD 19:50ES
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
RIC vs MEL 13:40MCG
NTH vs BRI 16:40ES
FRE vs GEE 19:40PS
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STK vs GCF 16:40ES
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Round 10
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
GEE vs NTH 19:50SS
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GWS vs RIC 13:40Spotless Stadium
COL vs WCE 16:40MCG
PTA vs HAW 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
GCF vs WBU 15:20MS
CAR vs ADE 16:40MCG
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Round 11
Thu, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD vs GEE 19:10SCG
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
STK vs COL 19:50ES
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
MEL vs PTA 13:40TIO Traeger Park
BRI vs CAR 16:40G
ESS vs RIC 19:45MCG
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
ADE vs GCF 13:10Adelaide Oval
WBU vs FRE 15:20ES
HAW vs GWS 16:40MCG
WCE vs NTH 19:40PS
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Round 12
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE vs CAR 19:50ES
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW vs WCE 13:40AS
PTA vs STK 16:40Adelaide Oval
WBU vs BRI 19:40ES
GWS vs ESS 19:40Spotless Stadium
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
GCF vs SYD 15:20MS
FRE vs ADE 16:10PS
NTH vs RIC 19:10ES
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL vs COL 15:20MCG
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Round 13
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR vs HAW 19:50MCG
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC vs FRE 13:45MCG
SYD vs PTA 14:10SCG
WCE vs GCF 16:40PS
BRI vs GWS 19:40G
ADE vs NTH 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE vs STK 13:10SS
COL vs WBU 15:20ES
ESS vs MEL 16:40MCG
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Round 14
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC vs SYD 19:50MCG
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
PTA vs WBU 13:45Adelaide Oval
HAW vs COL 14:10MCG
GCF vs GEE 16:40MS
FRE vs BRI 19:40PS
ESS vs ADE 19:40ES
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
GWS vs CAR 13:10Spotless Stadium
STK vs WCE 15:20ES
MEL vs NTH 16:40MCG
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Round 15
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE vs ESS 19:50ES
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW vs GCF 13:45AS
STK vs RIC 14:10ES
FRE vs WCE 16:40PS
SYD vs GWS 19:40SCG
BRI vs NTH 19:40G
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
WBU vs MEL 13:10ES
ADE vs PTA 16:10Adelaide Oval
COL vs CAR 19:10MCG
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Round 16
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
NTH vs HAW 19:50ES
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC vs BRI 13:45MCG
GWS vs ADE 14:10Spotless Stadium
GCF vs COL 16:40MS
MEL vs FRE 19:40TIO
PTA vs ESS 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR vs STK 13:10ES
WCE vs SYD 15:20PS
GEE vs WBU 16:40SS
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Round 17
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
ADE vs HAW 19:50Adelaide Oval
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
MEL vs GEE 13:45MCG
NTH vs STK 14:10BA
WBU vs GCF 16:40Bundaberg Rum Stadium
BRI vs WCE 19:40G
SYD vs CAR 19:40SCG
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC vs PTA 13:10ES
ESS vs COL 15:20MCG
FRE vs GWS 16:40PS
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Round 18
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR vs NTH 19:50ES
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
STK vs FRE 16:40ES
GWS vs GEE 19:40Spotless Stadium
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
PTA vs MEL 13:10Adelaide Oval
WBU vs ESS 16:40ES
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
WCE vs RIC 20:40PS
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
BRI vs GCF 16:40G
HAW vs SYD 19:40MCG
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
COL vs ADE 16:40MCG
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Round 19
Thu, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
FRE vs CAR 20:10PS
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs ESS 19:50SCG
Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
ADE vs WCE 13:40Adelaide Oval
RIC vs GWS 16:40MCG
GCF vs STK 19:40MS
NTH vs GEE 19:40ES
Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL vs BRI 13:10ES
HAW vs WBU 15:20AS
COL vs PTA 16:40MCG
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Round 20
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
RIC vs ESS 19:50MCG
Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
GWS vs NTH 13:45SO
CAR vs GCF 14:10ES
HAW vs MEL 16:40MCG
PTA vs SYD 19:40Adelaide Oval
GEE vs FRE 19:40SS
Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs ADE 13:10G
STK vs WBU 15:20ES
WCE vs COL 16:40PS
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Round 21
Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR vs GEE 19:50ES
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs STK 13:45SCG
GCF vs PTA 14:10MS
ESS vs WCE 16:40ES
COL vs BRI 19:40MCG
ADE vs RIC 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH vs WBU 13:10ES
MEL vs GWS 15:20MCG
FRE vs HAW 16:40PS
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Round 22
Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
PTA vs CAR 19:50Adelaide Oval
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH vs ADE 13:45BA
ESS vs GCF 14:10ES
GWS vs COL 16:40Spotless Stadium
WCE vs MEL 19:40PS
HAW vs GEE 19:40MCG
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs FRE 13:10G
WBU vs SYD 15:20ES
RIC vs STK 16:40MCG
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Round 23
Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs RIC 00:00ANZ
NTH vs MEL 00:00ES
WBU vs GWS 00:00ES
CAR vs ESS 00:00MCG
COL vs HAW 00:00MCG
GCF vs WCE 00:00MS
GEE vs BRI 00:00SS
ADE vs STK 00:30Adelaide Oval
FRE vs PTA 02:00PS
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AFL Home and Away
Overall standings
Team P W L D % Pts
Geelong Cats 5 5 0 0 148.84 20
Port Adelaide 5 4 1 0 157.66 16
Hawthorn 5 4 1 0 146.23 16
Collingwood 6 4 2 0 107.58 16
West Coast Eagles 5 3 2 0 128.14 12
Fremantle 5 3 2 0 125.67 12
North Melbourne 5 3 2 0 101.30 12
Gold Coast Suns 5 3 2 0 84.65 12
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