The ferocity that earned the Western Bulldogs so many admirers in the opening five weeks of the season was again on show on Saturday as they beat GWS by 45 points to end a run of three successive defeats.
Former skipper is reacquainted with his old mates in a manner he'd sooner forget.
A player by the name of Ryan Griffen is bound to be mentioned.
Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon says the team's encouraging form this season should warrant at least one Friday night match next season.
While the AFL says it has no issue with the handling of the Will Minson case, Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge believes it may be time for the rules involving players touching an umpire be revised.
Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson will play against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday after the VFL appeals board overturned his four-week suspension for umpire contact.
Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson has had his four-week suspension for making contact with an umpire overturned.
He has swagger, and he has the potential to be great. If one story I've been told is correct, the Melbourne faithful have every right to believe.
Matt Murnane, Larissa Nicholson
The Players Association has demanded the AFL review the tribunal processes of its second-tier competitions in light of the four-game suspension given to Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson.
Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon insists he holds no grudge against former captain Ryan Griffen and believes his club will emerge stronger from a harrowing end to the 2014 campaign.
Two of Greater Western Sydney's experienced leaders will be in sharp focus when the Giants play the Western Bulldogs on Saturday. Neither expects the process to be easy.
Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson was suspended for four matches after pleading guilty to intentionally making contact with an umpire during a VFL game at the weekend.
Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge's comments ridiculing the sending off of ruckman Will Minson are the subject of a 'please explain' issued by AFL Victoria to Footscray general manager Ben Graham.
Melbourne coach Paul Roos believes a week off did the trick for Jesse Hogan, and his Western Bulldogs counterpart Luke Beveridge thinks it mightn't be a bad idea either for Tom Boyd, even if he may miss the grudge match against his former club.
Melbourne have returned to the AFL winners list in impressive fashion, downing the Western Bulldogs by 39 points at the MCG.
Live coverage as Melbourne and the Bulldogs both look to get back into winning form at the MCG.
Daniel Cherny, Brent Diamond and Melanie Whelan
Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson has been sent off during a VFL match at the Whitten Oval after allegedly shoving an umpire.
Veteran Western Bulldogs skipper Robert Murphy will extend his AFL career into a 17th season after signing a new one-year contract.
Hawthorn have been bolstered by the inclusion of three key members of their 2014 premiership side for their clash with Sydney on Saturday night.