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KEY FACTS

Official name
Footscray Football Club (trading as Western Bulldogs Football Club)

Known as
Western Bulldogs

Nickname
Bulldogs

Former name
Footscray

Former name date
1997-01-01

Formed
1883 (as Footscray); 1997 (named changed to Western Bulldogs)

Colours
Red, white and blue

Associated clubs
Footscray; Western Bulldogs WFC; Western Bulldogs WFC (VFLW)

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) –1924

Home Ground
Docklands

AFL Premierships
2016 (1 total)

VFL Premierships
1954 (1 total)

VFA Premierships
1898-9-1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-4 (9 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Victoria - 1924 (1 total); V/AFL Night Series: 1963-4, 1967, 1970, 2010 (5 total)

Most Games
364 - Brad Johnson (1994-2010)

Most Goals
575 - Simon Beasley (1982-1989)

League Top Goalkickers
J.Collins (84) 1954 & (74) 1957; K.Templeton (118) 1978 & (91) 1979; S.Beasley (105) 1985; B.Hall (80) 2010 (4 winners/6 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Alan Hopkins 1930; Norm Ware 1941; Peter Box 1956; John Schultz 1960; Gary Dempsey 1975; Kelvin Templeton 1980; Brad Hardie 1985; Tony Liberatore 1990; Scott Wynd 1992; Adam Cooney 2008 (10 total)

Headquarters
417 Barkly St, Footscray, VIC 3011

Postal Address
PO Box 4112 DC, Footscray West, VIC, 3012

Phone: (03) 9680 6100 

Email
godogs@westernbulldogs.com.au

Website
westernbulldogs.com.au

Western Bulldogs



"In actuality, Footscray in the 1950s was gradually assembling its greatest array of talent ever, and an inability to perform under pressure was certainly never an issue for players like Herb Henderson, Jack Collins, Charlie Sutton or Ted Whitten ... Collins, the VFL's top goalkicker in 1954 and 1957, was arguably Footscray's greatest ever full forward; Sutton, although best remembered as a highly accomplished back pocket player, was capable of playing almost anywhere, and indeed jointly topped the club's goalkicking list in 1951. Whitten, of course, was simply incomparable..."

John Devaney extols the virtues of the blue-collar Bulldogs, Footscray - the team of the mighty west.

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1970 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1970 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 3.66.910.1112.12 84 LOST Collingwood 3.012.517.723.10 148 -64 WES Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Footscray 2.56.117.1414.22 106 WON Essendon 3.56.88.1310.14 74 32 WIN Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 3.38.1412.1714.23 107 WON St. Kilda 5.66.69.1010.14 74 33 WES Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 3.26.37.39.6 60 LOST South Melbourne 3.45.47.811.11 77 -17 VFL Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Footscray 5.59.711.1011.13 79 WON Hawthorn 2.46.611.811.10 76 3 WES May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 2.32.66.911.11 77 LOST Geelong 4.511.714.1118.15 123 -46 KAR May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 1.33.75.99.14 68 WON Melbourne 2.03.37.47.4 46 22 WES May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 5.47.813.1013.18 96 WON North Melbourne 1.42.54.99.13 67 29 ARD May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 0.23.85.1011.13 79 LOST Fitzroy 5.37.511.812.9 81 -2 VFL May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 2.49.712.1115.14 104 WON Carlton 2.36.411.814.10 94 10 WES Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 3.26.78.913.12 90 LOST Richmond 4.25.615.1122.15 147 -57 MCG Jun 15 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Footscray 2.05.26.77.9 51 LOST Collingwood 2.65.76.128.16 64 -13 VIC Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Footscray 2.05.310.1011.12 78 WON Essendon 3.06.47.59.8 62 16 WES Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.23.45.86.10 46 LOST St. Kilda 2.13.114.156.16 52 -6 MOO Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 0.12.33.36.4 40 LOST South Melbourne 2.59.710.813.10 88 -48 WES Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 0.41.63.116.12 48 LOST Hawthorn 7.010.415.623.9 147 -99 VFL Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 5.46.98.1112.15 87 WON Geelong 4.25.76.107.14 56 31 WES Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 1.62.117.1310.15 75 WON Melbourne 2.12.34.88.13 61 14 MCG Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 0.24.137.1310.23 83 WON North Melbourne 3.84.911.1411.15 81 2 WES Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 1.17.79.1011.14 80 LOST Fitzroy 4.45.59.1012.10 82 -2 JUN Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 5.09.111.517.6 108 LOST Carlton 4.310.614.918.14 122 -14 PRI Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 2.18.79.1012.10 82 WON Richmond 3.24.47.910.12 72 10 WES Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1970 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
31 Austin, Graeme 5 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.8 1 0.2 0 0.0     1 0 1 0.2 0 6
20 Bartlett, Les 12 107 8.9 18 1.5 125 10.4 39 3.3 10 0.8     19 18 7 0.6 7 49
6 Bisset, George 21 363 17.3 83 4.0 446 21.2 96 4.6 1 0.0     48 42 45 2.1 30 300
10 Casey, Gordon 21 325 15.5 30 1.4 355 16.9 83 4.0 0 0.0     55 26 0 0.0 0 0
10 Cook, Graeme 7 56 8.0 6 0.9 62 8.9 15 2.1 0 0.0     12 6 3 0.4 3 21
15 Darcy, David 13 167 12.8 16 1.2 183 14.1 56 4.3 0 0.0     19 26 6 0.5 11 47
18 Delmenico, Kevin 7 49 7.0 8 1.1 57 8.1 10 1.4 0 0.0     8 13 0 0.0 0 0
24 Dempsey, Gary 19 252 13.3 56 2.9 308 16.2 172 9.1 260 13.7     50 47 12 0.6 12 84
5 Fenton, Ron 9 72 8.0 6 0.7 78 8.7 31 3.4 0 0.0     6 14 13 1.4 19 97
26 Godridge, Bill 2 17 8.5 3 1.5 20 10.0 1 0.5 0 0.0     3 7 1 0.5 0 6
1 Greenwood, Ken 22 293 13.3 72 3.3 365 16.6 118 5.4 59 2.7     61 89 5 0.2 4 34
17 Haynes, Ray 10 69 6.9 13 1.3 82 8.2 14 1.4 0 0.0     10 10 0 0.0 5 5
9 Hines, Peter 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
25 Jillard, John 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Joslin, Graeme 18 196 10.9 30 1.7 226 12.6 39 2.2 0 0.0     47 52 0 0.0 0 0
23 Magee, Stuart 18 384 21.3 77 4.3 461 25.6 63 3.5 0 0.0     77 39 10 0.6 15 75
8 Mannix, Alan 18 219 12.2 41 2.3 260 14.4 71 3.9 3 0.2     41 45 16 0.9 19 115
40 McGhie, Robert 16 173 10.8 13 0.8 186 11.6 65 4.1 2 0.1     29 28 0 0.0 0 0
22 McGowan, Ron 10 87 8.7 14 1.4 101 10.1 20 2.0 0 0.0     16 24 0 0.0 1 1
42 McHardy, Roger 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 0 1 1.0 0 6
30 McKenzie, Don 17 119 7.0 14 0.8 133 7.8 42 2.5 0 0.0     18 16 20 1.2 16 136
19 Merrington, Gary 22 271 12.3 28 1.3 299 13.6 65 3.0 0 0.0     61 48 2 0.1 3 15
39 Newman, Clive 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 2 2.0     0 3 0 0.0 0 0
36 Pagnoccolo, Charles 17 233 13.7 34 2.0 267 15.7 23 1.4 0 0.0     50 41 22 1.3 26 158
46 Pokrovsky, Mike 2 7 3.5 0 0.0 7 3.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     3 0 0 0.0 0 0
39 Power, Stephen 21 324 15.4 34 1.6 358 17.0 59 2.8 1 0.0     75 51 8 0.4 5 53
2 Quinlan, Bernie 21 292 13.9 26 1.2 318 15.1 109 5.2 1 0.0     34 36 12 0.6 25 97
32 Radziminski, Richard 5 33 6.6 9 1.8 42 8.4 5 1.0 0 0.0     7 6 0 0.0 0 0
11 Rippon, Laurie 5 43 8.6 7 1.4 50 10.0 16 3.2 12 2.4     5 6 0 0.0 0 0
14 Round, Barry 21 169 8.0 48 2.3 217 10.3 96 4.6 64 3.0     37 37 27 1.3 20 182
9 Salmon, Ian 5 40 8.0 17 3.4 57 11.4 16 3.2 6 1.2     16 15 5 1.0 6 36
9 Sandilands, Laurie 9 88 9.8 8 0.9 96 10.7 26 2.9 0 0.0     18 16 5 0.6 7 37
45 Simmons, Grant 3 1 0.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 1 0.3 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
37 Skreja, Harry 1 8 8.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     2 2 1 1.0 1 7
7 Spargo, Ricky 9 162 18.0 15 1.7 177 19.7 25 2.8 0 0.0     21 18 2 0.2 9 21
16 Thorpe, David 22 408 18.5 70 3.2 478 21.7 95 4.3 0 0.0     85 72 6 0.3 9 45
4 Welsh, Peter 17 196 11.5 25 1.5 221 13.0 86 5.1 36 2.1     47 42 3 0.2 4 22
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 4 27 6.8 11 2.8 38 9.5 7 1.8 0 0.0     13 8 4 1.0 4 28
29 Zeltner, Trevor 7 12 1.7 1 0.1 13 1.9 4 0.6 0 0.0     5 2 3 0.4 2 20
Totals 440 5278 12.0 840 1.9 6118 13.9 1576 3.6 457 1.0     1000 906 240 0.5 263 1703
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.