Western Bulldogs

Is regret at leaving weighing on Griffen?

Matt Murnane   Is the regret of leaving the Western Bulldogs weighing on Ryan Griffen?

Dazzling start fuels Bulldogs' convincing win

Tory Dickson of the Bulldogs is held back as he attempts to get to the ball.

Jesse Hogan   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.

Griffen swamped by boos and red, white and blues

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30:  Will Minson of the Bulldogs celebrates after kicking a goal as Ryan Griffen of the Giants looks on during the round nine AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 30, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Peter Hanlon   Former skipper is reacquainted with his old mates in a manner he'd sooner forget.

Live AFL round nine: Bulldogs v Giants

Former Bulldog Ryan Griffen.

A player by the name of Ryan Griffen is bound to be mentioned.

Western Bulldogs eye a bite of Friday night football

Against the run of form, the Western Bulldogs suffered a loss in round eight.

Jon Pierik   Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon says the team's encouraging form this season should warrant at least one Friday night match next season.

Minson has learnt his lesson as Dogs flag a rule change

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge.

Jon Pierik   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.

Minson to play for Bulldogs, Blues lose big names

Will Minson had his suspension overturned.

Daniel Cherny   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.

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Minson has ban overturned, is free to play

Will Minson at the VFL Tribunal on Tuesday night.

Brent Diamond   Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson has had his four-week suspension for making contact with an umpire overturned.

Sledge of the season

Demon Jesse Hogan has swagger as well as talent

Wayne Carey   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.

AFLPA calls for review of VFL tribunal after Minson case

Minson pleaded guilty to pushing field umpire Tom Chrystieâś“ in the back of the shoulder while playing for Footscray against North Ballarat in the VFL match at the weekend.

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.

Bulldogs to emerge stronger from Griffen saga: club chief

Ryan Griffen is preparing to face his old team.

Jon Pierik   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.

Shaw and Griffen near moments of truth

Return: GWS midfielder Ryan Griffen will face his old club Western Bulldogs this weekend.

David Sygall   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.

Bulldogs appealing Minson's four-match ban for umpire contact

Will Minson at the VFL Tribunal on Tuesday night.

Larissa Nicholson   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.

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Beveridge comments draw 'please explain'

Will Minson was ejected following this melee.

Daniel Cherny   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.

Boyd could be rested for grudge match

Jimmy Toumpas of the Demons is tackled by Lin Jong of the Bulldogs.

Daniel Cherny   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.

Demons hunt and trap Bulldogs

Demon Matt Jones is congratulated by teammates after kicking a goal.

Michael Gleeson   Melbourne have returned to the AFL winners list in impressive fashion, downing the Western Bulldogs by 39 points at the MCG.

Live: Demons v Dogs

Jack Watts and Jesse Hogan

Daniel Cherny   Live coverage as Melbourne and the Bulldogs both look to get back into winning form at the MCG.

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Minson sent off in VFL game

Will Minson leaves the field after being sent off during the VFL match between Footscray and North Ballarat at Whitten Oval.

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.

Murphy to play on next year

Robert Murphy has extended his career by another year.

Veteran Western Bulldogs skipper Robert Murphy will extend his AFL career into a 17th season after signing a new one-year contract.

Hawks regain key trio for Swans clash

Brian Lake is back to face the Swans again.

Daniel Cherny   Hawthorn have been bolstered by the inclusion of three key members of their 2014 premiership side for their clash with Sydney on Saturday night.