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Hamstrung: Bob Murphy sits on the bench.

Hamstrung Murphy set for stint on sidelines

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says he expects captain Bob Murphy to miss at least one game after the veteran hurt his hamstring late in the Dogs' 40-point win over St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Bulldogs are hunting for answers

Tom Liberatore of the Bulldogs

Is this the year of the long slow deception? Are the Bulldogs reprising last year and flattering to deceive, or have they genuinely fallen away?

Bulldogs lose Crameri for rest of season

Crameri has undergone hip surgery.

Stewart Crameri's persistent hip injury has officially ended his AFL season, leaving the Western Bulldogs forward with just two games to his name this year after missing all of 2016 due to his doping ban stemming from former club Essendon's supplements program.

The players your team can't do without

Indispensable: The Western Bulldogs have a 0-8 record without Matthew Boyd since the start of 2015.

The presence of veteran defender Matthew Boyd does not guarantee the Western Bulldogs victory. But his absence goes a long way towards condemning them to defeat.

Crameri to have hip surgery

Bulldog Stewart Crameri needs surgery.

​Western Bulldogs forward Stewart Crameri is set to undergo surgery on his troublesome hip, with the club unsure when he will be able to resume his stalled AFL season.

Dogs, Tigers reach for the axe, Pies regain Treloar

Tom Liberatore of the Bulldogs.

Tom Liberatore has been dropped while Travis Cloke, Bob Murphy and Mitch Wallis are all back as the Western Bulldogs have elected for wholesale change in their bid to beat Geelong for the first time since 2009.

Dogs' chance to spoil Geelong's party

The Bulldogs

The Western Bulldogs can play the role of serious party-poopers by inflicting Geelong's fourth straight loss on the night they unveil their new Brownlow Stand.

Henderson, Scott Selwood to return for Dogs clash

Lachie Henderson is back for the Cats.

Geelong will welcome back Lachie Henderson and Scott Selwood as they attempt to halt a three-game losing streak when they face the Western Bulldogs in a crucial Friday night clash, their first game at Simonds Stadium this season.