Western Bulldogs

Dogs could play Docklands final

Home preference: The Dogs could play a final this year at Etihad Stadium.

Michael Gleeson 3:43 PM   The Western Bulldogs would appear likely to be able to play a final at Etihad Stadium if they maintain their form and hold on to fifth or sixth place and earn the right to host a final.

How the Western Bulldogs' forwards are sharing the love

Sharing the love: Jake Stringer of the Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle   How does Jake Stringer feel about kicking a goal? Well, he'll do it. If he really, really, really, really has to.

Dogs captain wears No.37 in support of Goodes

Bob Murphy with Essendon's stand-in skipper Dyson Heppell at the coin toss.

Matt Murnane   As Bob Murphy led the Western Bulldogs to the cusp of the top four, the coach lauded former Bomber Stewart Crameri for his seven goal haul.

Western Bulldogs look towards September with big win over Essendon

Jake Stringer of the Bulldogs celebrates a goal.

Emma Quayle   The Western Bulldogs start pushing towards the top four with an 87 point win over Essendon.

As it happened: Dons v Dogs

Dyson Heppell and the Dons take on the Dogs.

Daniel Cherny   Re-live the action from the Bulldogs' thrashing of Essendon.

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Bulldogs master Moneyball strategies

konrad marshall

Konrad Marshall   Remember that brief but sustained media mania over the new "Moneyball" method of footy recruitment?

Bulldogs to wear Indigenous Round jumper on Sunday

The Western Bulldogs' Will Minson wearing the round nine Indigenous Round jumper.

Ronny Lerner   The Western Bulldogs will wear their Indigenous Round jumper this weekend in support of Sydney champion Adam Goodes a day after Richmond confirmed they would do the same.

AFL boss hopes Goodes hasn't played his last match

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan.

Ronny Lerner   AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan says the game needs Adam Goodes playing and he hopes the Sydney champion has not played his last match.

I've heard the boos and hung my head in despair

Bob Murphy - dink

Bob Murphy   There is no training or armour for the kinds of hits to the soul that Adam Goodes has been taking.

Dogs' depth defies the doubters

Under-performing: Tom Boyd of the Bulldogs.

Rohan Connolly   As the Western Bulldogs creep into contention for a top-four berth, it's their remarkable evenness of talent across the list which is becoming a very handy weapon indeed.

Young Western Bulldogs ink new deals

Re-signed: Western Bulldogs footballer Jack Redpath.

Emma Quayle   The Western Bulldogs have signed another pair of promising young players to new deals.

Some jumped, others were pushed, but rewards beckon for the Dogs who remain

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs celebrates a goal during the 2015 AFL round 17 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Collingwood Magpies at Etihad Stadium on July 26, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Michael Gleeson, Recovery Session   Bob stayed, and surely there should be a reward for the loyal dog, the player who sticks around. There could, unexpectedly, be time yet for Bob to realise football's greatest dream.

Collingwood vulnerable in close games, Buckley

Disgruntled Magpies leaving the filed on Sunday.

Matt Murnane   Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley admits opposition clubs might view his team as being vulnerable under pressureĀ in the fallout from a cluster of close losses that add up to the club's worst losing streak in a decade.

Bulldogs see off late Pies charge

Bailey Dale celebrates a goal with Caleb Daniel.

Emma Quayle   The Western Bulldogs appear destined to play in the finals in Luke Beveridge's first year in charge after they overcame Collingwood by 18 points at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Beveridge urges patience with Boyd

The Bulldogs paid Tom Boyd $6 million for what he might do.

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge urged Dogs fans to be patient with Tom Boyd after he dropped the high-priced recruit ahead of Sunday's clash against Collingwood.

A leader steps off Ladder, football's little-known triumph

Essendon footballer Mark Bolton.

Peter Hanlon   The former Bomber who has led football's part in tackling youth homelessness.

Wallis commits to Bulldogs for another three years

Mitch Wallis

Western Bulldogs midfielder Mitch Wallis has re-signed with the club for a further three years.

Liberatore back training with the Bulldogs

Tom Liberatore.

Jon Pierik   As the Western Bulldogs prepare for a major clash against Collingwood, midfielder Tom Liberatore has returned to the club, with his focus on continuing to rehabilitate his reconstructed knee.

Cats OK' Dogs worse, says coach Beveridge

Tough critic: Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge.

Daniel Cherny   Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge thought Geelong no better than "OK" against the Bulldogs on Saturday. It's just that Beveridge's side was worse.

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Caddy steps up to get Cats home

Geelong v Western Bulldogs

Peter Hanlon   Geelong, playing without their captain, dug deep to hold the Western Bulldogs at arm's length and emerge with an eight-point win.

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