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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) 1886–1924

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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1984 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1984 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 3.69.813.1118.14 122 WON Richmond 1.41.115.1511.17 83 39 WES Mar 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Footscray 0.33.56.109.11 65 LOST Geelong 4.310.413.816.9 105 -40 VFL Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Footscray 8.29.417.1025.14 164 WON North Melbourne 5.68.1211.1514.17 101 63 ARD Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 3.15.57.119.16 70 LOST Fitzroy 2.39.517.921.14 140 -70 JUN Apr 23 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 H Footscray 2.93.118.1513.16 94 LOST Hawthorn 5.215.518.722.9 141 -47 WES Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Footscray 3.48.108.1111.18 84 WON Sydney 2.36.511.1011.11 77 7 WES May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Footscray 6.27.313.616.8 104 WON Essendon 2.26.59.812.10 82 22 WIN May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 2.54.86.139.17 71 LOST St. Kilda 1.17.78.813.11 89 -18 MOO May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 1.36.810.1111.15 81 LOST Melbourne 5.310.618.1523.21 159 -78 VFL May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 6.26.510.915.10 100 WON Collingwood 6.410.1011.1413.17 95 5 WES Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 6.37.713.916.13 109 LOST Carlton 6.014.219.622.11 143 -34 PRI Jun 11 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 6.68.811.1113.11 89 WON Geelong 4.16.610.910.13 73 16 WES Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Footscray 5.56.78.811.11 77 WON North Melbourne 0.24.59.69.8 62 15 VFL Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Footscray 8.410.612.913.13 91 WON Fitzroy 0.24.88.1011.11 77 14 WES Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Footscray 3.16.69.710.16 76 LOST Hawthorn 4.37.910.1316.14 110 -34 PRI Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 2.45.59.812.15 87 LOST Sydney 5.59.1012.1416.17 113 -26 SCG Jul 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 0.30.70.83.14 32 LOST Essendon 0.60.73.94.10 34 -2 WES Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Footscray 4.69.913.1316.16 112 WON St. Kilda 1.36.78.911.13 79 33 WES Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Footscray 4.78.916.1320.15 135 WON Melbourne 1.46.87.1215.13 103 32 MCG Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 1.46.78.99.11 65 LOST Richmond 3.16.38.912.13 85 -20 VFL Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Footscray 2.34.611.714.9 93 WON Carlton 0.43.65.107.16 58 35 WES Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Footscray 3.24.119.139.17 71 LOST Collingwood 3.55.810.1516.18 114 -43 VIC Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1984 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
12 Anderson, Robert 7 39 5.6 8 1.1 47 6.7 5 0.7 0 0.0     12 8 1 0.1 1 7
9 Bamblett, Les 4 34 8.5 9 2.3 43 10.8 7 1.8 0 0.0     3 4 4 1.0 5 29
35 Baxter, Darren 11 61 5.5 22 2.0 83 7.5 11 1.0 0 0.0     24 14 0 0.0 0 0
18 Beasley, Simon 18 128 7.1 16 0.9 144 8.0 99 5.5 7 0.4     15 33 61 3.4 37 403
13 Bennett, John 3 22 7.3 5 1.7 27 9.0 12 4.0 0 0.0     7 7 8 2.7 3 51
16 Burton, Chris 13 183 14.1 54 4.2 237 18.2 53 4.1 0 0.0     23 13 5 0.4 10 40
29 Cordy, Neil 19 176 9.3 75 3.9 251 13.2 66 3.5 1 0.1     29 26 3 0.2 4 22
49 Cordy, Brian 21 242 11.5 54 2.6 296 14.1 40 1.9 1 0.0     35 12 1 0.0 6 12
4 Dunne, Emmett 13 95 7.3 24 1.8 119 9.2 48 3.7 39 3.0     18 11 7 0.5 4 46
38 Duperouzel, Bruce 11 70 6.4 47 4.3 117 10.6 23 2.1 0 0.0     10 9 9 0.8 5 59
20 Edmond, Jim 19 232 12.2 66 3.5 298 15.7 98 5.2 0 0.0     46 52 26 1.4 30 186
30 Edwards, Allan 12 95 7.9 40 3.3 135 11.3 41 3.4 19 1.6     14 24 17 1.4 14 116
10 Egan, Mick 22 182 8.3 87 4.0 269 12.2 37 1.7 0 0.0     36 35 0 0.0 0 0
6 Ford, Alister 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
32 Foster, Peter 11 125 11.4 38 3.5 163 14.8 32 2.9 3 0.3     27 23 0 0.0 0 0
14 Groenewegen, Robert 10 100 10.0 34 3.4 134 13.4 42 4.2 37 3.7     21 31 7 0.7 7 49
17 Hansen, Chris 6 38 6.3 25 4.2 63 10.5 20 3.3 7 1.2     11 9 0 0.0 0 0
7 Hawkins, Doug 22 290 13.2 156 7.1 446 20.3 99 4.5 2 0.1     43 32 9 0.4 13 67
3 Kellett, Mark 17 154 9.1 80 4.7 234 13.8 36 2.1 8 0.5     27 27 1 0.1 1 7
8 Kennedy, Rick 20 181 9.1 83 4.2 264 13.2 44 2.2 7 0.4     43 43 8 0.4 4 52
21 Klomp, Robbert 1 8 8.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 1 1.0     2 0 0 0.0 0 0
38 Lunn, Stephen 4 20 5.0 7 1.8 27 6.8 5 1.3 0 0.0     1 8 0 0.0 1 1
43 MacPherson, Rod 11 114 10.4 61 5.5 175 15.9 40 3.6 0 0.0     19 19 9 0.8 16 70
27 MacPherson, Stephen 16 182 11.4 84 5.3 266 16.6 46 2.9 1 0.1     21 41 18 1.1 12 120
34 McKenna, Michael 22 314 14.3 111 5.0 425 19.3 33 1.5 0 0.0     46 47 5 0.2 9 39
51 McLean, Michael 14 115 8.2 66 4.7 181 12.9 14 1.0 0 0.0     18 16 3 0.2 3 21
1 Purser, Andrew 22 208 9.5 179 8.1 387 17.6 122 5.5 400 18.2     80 53 0 0.0 0 0
37 Rickman, Ian 6 51 8.5 22 3.7 73 12.2 15 2.5 0 0.0     5 13 10 1.7 8 68
26 Riley, John 1 4 4.0 4 4.0 8 8.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     4 3 0 0.0 0 0
33 Royal, Brian 22 410 18.6 51 2.3 461 21.0 66 3.0 0 0.0     52 54 20 0.9 32 152
31 Semmens, Robert 2 8 4.0 7 3.5 15 7.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 3 1 0.5 1 7
2 Sewell, Jim 22 192 8.7 100 4.5 292 13.3 94 4.3 6 0.3     35 35 28 1.3 17 185
48 Tzatzaris, Zeno 2 13 6.5 0 0.0 13 6.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     3 3 0 0.0 0 0
24 Wallis, Steve 22 292 13.3 160 7.3 452 20.5 76 3.5 1 0.0     43 50 7 0.3 12 54
5 Williams, Ian 13 118 9.1 36 2.8 154 11.8 26 2.0 3 0.2     17 15 14 1.1 14 98
Totals 440 4497 10.2 1815 4.1 6312 14.3 1357 3.1 543 1.2     791 775 282 0.6 269 1961
 

Footnotes

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