Matt Murnane If there is one thing Tom Boyd will need more than anything else in the coming years it is an unflinching faith in his own ability.
Roger Vaughan Boom Western Bulldogs recruit Tom Boyd is putting no timeframe on how long he will take to become a regular AFL player.
Former Western Bulldog Luke Darcy will return to the club to help select its next coach after Brendan McCartney resigned earlier this month.
Jake Niall The mega contract for Tom Boyd is really the bastard son of the Buddy Franklin deal from 12 months earlier. Franklin's passage to Sydney, on a nine year, $10 million contract, was a game changer in so many respects, including the fact that the Swans were just warned off AFL race courses - harshly barred from punting on seasoned players - this spring.
Jon Pierik While many of his new teammates enjoy a break, with some overseas escaping the AFL bubble, as appears to be a growing ritual among players at this time of the year, Liam Jones is focused on a different schedule.
Ronny Lerner The opportunity to play for a big club, in big games and in front of big crowds was ultimately too good to pass up for new Essendon recruit Adam Cooney.
Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle In the most dramatic day of action in the history of the draft and trading system Tom Boyd has become a Bulldog on unprecedented terms in exchange for the Dogs captain Ryan Griffen.
Jake Niall Ryan Griffen's request for a trade detonated a bomb at Whitten Oval, in which the coach was the major casualty. The Dogs have lost their coach, their captain still wants out and they have been hawking their Brownlow medallist like a used car with a phone number and "for sale" on the windscreen.
Ronny Lerner Jack Trengove’s proposed switch to Richmond in this trade period suffered a mortal blow on Tuesday after scans revealed the former Melbourne skipper re-aggravated the navicular injury in his left foot.
Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon says the AFL club is yet to interview anyone for their vacant senior coach position but have had plenty of interest.
Michael Gleeson Peter Gordon calls Tony Shepherd for deal on Tom Boyd to become a Dog
GWS' top draft pick Tom Boyd has requested a trade to the Western Bulldogs, with the Dogs confirming they have been contacted by Boyd's management.