12:15pm Western Bulldogs teenage midfielder Jackson Macrae has earned the round eight AFL Rising Star nomination, a bright spot from his team's loss to Gold Coast.
JON PIERIK Western Bulldogs football director Chris Grant admits it has been ''painful'' to watch his team this season.
MATT MURNANE Ruckman clutched at his knee as he contested a throw-in against Bulldogs.
Andrew Stafford, Gold Coast The longer the match went, the brighter the Suns' future loomed.
Gold Coast coach tells his improving team it's OK to dream about making finals.
BOB MURPHY Watching a future Bulldogs team win a flag will feel like a hole in the heart but maybe that's just part of growing up.
JESSE HOGAN Western Bulldogs coach Brendon McCartney has reiterated his confidence the club is poised to extricate itself from a stint in which it has won only one of its past 18 matches.
Just centimetres now separate a fair bump and an illegal one in the AFL, according to Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney.
Men ejected over racism
ROHAN CONNOLLY North Melbourne's 54-point win over Bulldogs a pleasant reversal of fortune.
Kangaroos seriously contemplating that option for the 34-year-old.
MATT MURNANE Collingwood has sprung its second big selection surprise in as many weeks, rushing in captain Nick Maxwell for Saturday night's showdown against Fremantle.
Bob Murphy Watching your side play isn't easy, but it's much more unpleasant when you're in front of a TV screen.
Brad Elborough, Perth Will Minson has work to do if he is to become the best big man in the competition.
Brad Elborough, Perth It's taken six rounds for the West Coast side that has so many expectations surrounding it to finally emerge.
Brad Elborough, Perth Bulldogs won't win until senior players start to lead by example.
West Coast forward Jack Darling booted five first-half goals and Nic Naitanui made a successful return from injury as the Eagles posted a 70-point victory over the Western Bulldogs in Sunday's AFL clash at Patersons Stadium.
JESSE HOGAN Three times in his debut season as Western Bulldogs coach last year, Brendan McCartney relegated Liam Jones to the VFL.
MICHAEL GLEESON Jake Carlisle, one of the emerging stars of the competition this year, has been forced out of the side to play Greater Western Sydney with an ankle injury suffered on Anzac Day.
JESSE HOGAN Coach Brendan McCartney says the credits earned by the Western Bulldogs for their plucky performance against Geelong last week will be squandered if they are not similarly competitive away to West Coast this weekend.
Bob Murphy Liking frogs and lizards is fine, but the Tigers and Carlton? There are limits!
ROHAN CONNOLLY Western Bulldogs put up a good fight but in the end the Cats take the points.
Geelong coach disappointed with team's overall performance as Cats escape with 21-point win..
EMMA QUAYLE Tom Liberatore is off to a good start in his bid to win back trust and respect.
JESSE HOGAN As Richmond promoted one highly rated midfielder, Nick Vlastuin, to make his debut on Friday night away to Fremantle, it elected to leave one of its most resilient ball winners, Shane Tuck, in Melbourne.
Ashley Porter, Adelaide Brownlow medallist outstanding with 30 disposals and two of the Dogs' four goals.
Ashley Porter, Adelaide Patrick Dangerfield finds himself back playing a predominant role in the forward line.
MICHAEL GLEESON Essendon forced to make five changes to its undefeated side, but has more critically named full-forward Michael Hurley to take on St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Sam Lienert Western Bulldogs expect skipper Matthew Boyd and possibly two AFL debutants to reinforce a beaten and injury-battered side for Sunday's match against Adelaide.