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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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1971 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1971 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 4.15.37.911.11 77 LOST Collingwood 11.216.620.825.10 160 -83 VIC Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Footscray 2.15.117.118.15 63 LOST Melbourne 4.35.410.816.11 107 -44 WES Apr 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 3.58.712.1014.15 99 WON South Melbourne 1.05.410.814.9 93 6 WES Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 3.56.712.1113.14 92 LOST North Melbourne 3.18.98.1214.15 99 -7 ARD Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 8.612.1016.1417.19 121 WON Richmond 3.17.410.1214.17 101 20 MCG May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Footscray 8.19.413.418.5 113 WON Hawthorn 5.49.812.916.11 107 6 WES May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Footscray 1.33.710.911.13 79 LOST Carlton 1.47.109.1412.19 91 -12 VFL May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Footscray 5.39.612.1317.17 119 WON Essendon 2.16.39.612.7 79 40 WES May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Footscray 5.85.109.1710.18 78 LOST Fitzroy 2.310.1011.1117.17 119 -41 JUN May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 2.35.712.919.10 124 WON Geelong 5.57.812.1218.14 122 2 VFL Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 1.25.46.49.5 59 LOST St. Kilda 3.68.716.1117.16 118 -59 MOO Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 1.14.66.88.15 63 WON Collingwood 0.22.33.96.10 46 17 WES Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Footscray 2.27.410.712.8 80 WON Melbourne 4.55.86.1211.13 79 1 MCG Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 5.28.317.819.11 125 WON South Melbourne 6.310.613.1218.15 123 2 LAK Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 6.611.1218.1822.31 163 WON North Melbourne 2.13.37.311.5 71 92 VFL Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Footscray 3.210.311.413.8 86 WON Richmond 2.74.96.136.15 51 35 WES Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Footscray 1.31.53.144.15 39 LOST Hawthorn 3.48.1113.1423.16 154 -115 GLE Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Footscray 2.35.69.811.10 76 LOST Carlton 2.56.79.1015.16 106 -30 WES Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Footscray 0.24.78.89.12 66 WON Essendon 1.44.67.177.23 65 1 WIN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Footscray 5.47.69.811.9 75 LOST Fitzroy 2.47.118.1715.20 110 -35 WES Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 2.25.49.515.5 95 LOST Geelong 5.79.1113.1418.18 126 -31 KAR Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 2.33.86.910.14 74 LOST St. Kilda 2.94.1112.1812.18 90 -16 WES Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1971 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
30 Abbey, Ross 2 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
31 Austin, Graeme 11 81 7.4 26 2.4 107 9.7 14 1.3 0 0.0     10 15 10 0.9 8 68
6 Bisset, George 20 345 17.3 50 2.5 395 19.8 62 3.1 0 0.0     45 37 45 2.3 21 291
26 Brown, Don 10 61 6.1 12 1.2 73 7.3 19 1.9 0 0.0     16 16 8 0.8 9 57
10 Casey, Gordon 21 325 15.5 58 2.8 383 18.2 109 5.2 0 0.0     44 35 0 0.0 2 2
38 Cockerell, Bob 3 21 7.0 3 1.0 24 8.0 3 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
34 Cook, Graeme 2 14 7.0 3 1.5 17 8.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     5 5 1 0.5 2 8
15 Darcy, David 20 273 13.7 24 1.2 297 14.9 115 5.8 0 0.0     45 28 0 0.0 0 0
48 Dell, Colin 10 81 8.1 13 1.3 94 9.4 24 2.4 3 0.3     8 10 8 0.8 12 60
24 Dempsey, Gary 18 245 13.6 90 5.0 335 18.6 187 10.4 217 12.1     41 38 10 0.6 12 72
5 Fenton, Ron 2 25 12.5 5 2.5 30 15.0 11 5.5 0 0.0     5 5 2 1.0 3 15
25 Godridge, Bill 4 16 4.0 1 0.3 17 4.3 3 0.8 0 0.0     3 4 0 0.0 3 3
1 Greenwood, Ken 3 20 6.7 3 1.0 23 7.7 10 3.3 6 2.0     4 11 0 0.0 1 1
41 Joniec, Tad 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 2 1 1.0 0 6
12 Joslin, Graeme 5 44 8.8 9 1.8 53 10.6 6 1.2 0 0.0     6 9 0 0.0 0 0
33 Keast, John 4 25 6.3 2 0.5 27 6.8 11 2.8 4 1.0     4 3 0 0.0 0 0
35 Lake, Bruce 2 9 4.5 4 2.0 13 6.5 5 2.5 0 0.0     1 3 0 0.0 3 3
23 Magee, Stuart 21 352 16.8 112 5.3 464 22.1 68 3.2 0 0.0     84 45 19 0.9 21 135
8 Mannix, Alan 17 215 12.6 49 2.9 264 15.5 65 3.8 0 0.0     32 28 6 0.4 5 41
40 McGhie, Robert 6 54 9.0 12 2.0 66 11.0 13 2.2 0 0.0     12 17 2 0.3 0 12
22 McGowan, Ron 16 130 8.1 28 1.8 158 9.9 32 2.0 0 0.0     23 38 1 0.1 3 9
42 McHardy, Roger 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
19 Merrington, Gary 18 159 8.8 35 1.9 194 10.8 51 2.8 1 0.1     35 43 13 0.7 3 81
39 Newman, Clive 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
36 Pagnoccolo, Charles 10 125 12.5 41 4.1 166 16.6 22 2.2 0 0.0     23 16 11 1.1 7 73
45 Parker, Max 5 16 3.2 1 0.2 17 3.4 6 1.2 0 0.0     3 1 6 1.2 3 39
39 Power, Stephen 15 256 17.1 30 2.0 286 19.1 50 3.3 1 0.1     51 44 3 0.2 8 26
2 Quinlan, Bernie 21 343 16.3 61 2.9 404 19.2 168 8.0 3 0.1     43 33 48 2.3 47 335
17 Radziminski, Richard 7 47 6.7 11 1.6 58 8.3 4 0.6 0 0.0     10 11 0 0.0 1 1
11 Rippon, Laurie 21 179 8.5 46 2.2 225 10.7 78 3.7 43 2.0     33 29 3 0.1 2 20
45 Rohde, Bruce 4 19 4.8 9 2.3 28 7.0 3 0.8 0 0.0     7 4 0 0.0 0 0
14 Round, Barry 22 171 7.8 73 3.3 244 11.1 92 4.2 80 3.6     39 53 29 1.3 15 189
18 Salmon, Ian 18 128 7.1 51 2.8 179 9.9 51 2.8 31 1.7     32 41 10 0.6 10 70
9 Sandilands, Laurie 20 213 10.7 32 1.6 245 12.3 101 5.1 2 0.1     27 54 23 1.2 12 150
32 Shaw, Colin 6 53 8.8 7 1.2 60 10.0 17 2.8 0 0.0     5 11 2 0.3 3 15
29 Simmons, Grant 15 114 7.6 16 1.1 130 8.7 26 1.7 4 0.3     33 25 1 0.1 0 6
37 Skreja, Harry 6 33 5.5 10 1.7 43 7.2 10 1.7 0 0.0     8 7 7 1.2 5 47
7 Spargo, Ricky 7 65 9.3 20 2.9 85 12.1 9 1.3 0 0.0     14 7 2 0.3 7 19
28 Stillman, Les 3 17 5.7 5 1.7 22 7.3 2 0.7 0 0.0     3 3 1 0.3 2 8
16 Thorpe, David 21 551 26.2 109 5.2 660 31.4 126 6.0 2 0.1     112 65 9 0.4 19 73
4 Welsh, Peter 20 228 11.4 37 1.9 265 13.3 101 5.1 55 2.8     50 54 0 0.0 3 3
27 Wilson, Trevor 1 10 10.0 2 2.0 12 12.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     3 1 0 0.0 2 2
Totals 440 5068 11.5 1103 2.5 6171 14.0 1678 3.8 452 1.0     920 853 281 0.6 255 1941
 

Footnotes

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