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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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2004 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2004 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 7.211.616.1120.17 137 LOST West Coast 5.511.815.1022.12 144 -7 DOC Mar 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 6.58.1110.1613.19 97 LOST Collingwood 2.55.810.1415.16 106 -9 MCG Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 1.36.79.1012.15 87 LOST Melbourne 3.86.149.1912.25 97 -10 MCG Apr 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 2.67.913.1116.13 109 WON Hawthorn 3.55.89.914.13 97 12 MCG Apr 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 3.14.115.177.22 64 LOST Port Adelaide 5.510.613.1017.17 119 -55 FBP Apr 25 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 4.29.212.619.6 120 WON North Melbourne 6.314.717.818.11 119 1 MAN May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 3.27.511.914.11 95 LOST Essendon 5.210.615.718.13 121 -26 DOC May 7 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 1.86.138.1910.22 82 LOST Richmond 4.18.511.915.15 105 -23 MCG May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 7.310.516.516.8 104 WON Carlton 5.110.412.412.7 79 25 PRI May 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 3.36.46.610.7 67 LOST Sydney 5.57.1011.1612.21 93 -26 SCG May 29 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
11 H Western Bulldogs 4.27.39.610.7 67 LOST Geelong 4.27.314.617.11 113 -46 DOC Jun 6 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 2.36.311.815.13 103 WON St. Kilda 4.38.69.1011.14 80 23 MCG Jun 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 3.59.711.1015.11 101 LOST Adelaide 7.110.416.1020.13 133 -32 FBP Jun 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 3.46.96.1210.16 76 LOST Fremantle 4.18.414.618.9 117 -41 DOC Jul 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A Western Bulldogs 3.34.38.410.8 68 LOST Brisbane 5.49.714.1320.16 136 -68 GAB Jul 11 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 2.43.85.97.13 55 LOST Melbourne 2.75.119.1612.21 93 -38 DOC Jul 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 1.33.87.128.18 66 LOST Collingwood 3.56.99.1217.13 115 -49 DOC Jul 24 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 2.34.57.78.9 57 LOST West Coast 4.29.712.1015.16 106 -49 SUB Aug 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 3.28.412.716.13 109 LOST Hawthorn 5.111.315.319.6 120 -11 DOC Aug 7 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
20 H Western Bulldogs 3.35.76.79.7 61 LOST Port Adelaide 5.210.518.623.9 147 -86 MAR Aug 14 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 8.112.520.821.10 136 WON North Melbourne 4.68.1011.1315.16 106 30 DOC Aug 21 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 3.36.39.614.12 96 LOST Essendon 4.37.612.717.11 113 -17 DOC Aug 29 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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2004 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
11 Bandy, Daniel 4 29 7.3 16 4.0 45 11.3 19 4.8 22 5.5 3 0.8 3 1 6 1.5 0 36
12 Bassett, Scott 8 35 4.4 42 5.3 77 9.6 20 2.5 0 0.0 13 1.6 6 2 1 0.1 0 6
40 Birss, Shane 6 67 11.2 47 7.8 114 19.0 29 4.8 1 0.2 16 2.7 4 5 2 0.3 1 13
20 Bowden, Patrick 19 156 8.2 81 4.3 237 12.5 95 5.0 12 0.6 24 1.3 8 13 27 1.4 16 178
42 Boyd, Matthew 19 136 7.2 119 6.3 255 13.4 91 4.8 3 0.2 41 2.2 14 10 1 0.1 2 8
17 Cooney, Adam 19 119 6.3 105 5.5 224 11.8 44 2.3 8 0.4 30 1.6 9 6 11 0.6 12 78
16 Croft, Matthew 3 13 4.3 5 1.7 18 6.0 10 3.3 0 0.0 4 1.3 1 2 6 2.0 2 38
38 Cross, Daniel 14 55 3.9 131 9.4 186 13.3 43 3.1 15 1.1 39 2.8 8 6 1 0.1 0 6
14 Darcy, Luke 22 216 9.8 136 6.2 352 16.0 127 5.8 344 15.6 59 2.7 33 33 30 1.4 13 193
10 Eagleton, Nathan 22 275 12.5 144 6.5 419 19.0 137 6.2 5 0.2 44 2.0 12 11 17 0.8 16 118
18 Faulkner, Cameron 6 17 2.8 12 2.0 29 4.8 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.2 0 4 3 0.5 3 21
4 Garlick, Simon 8 45 5.6 31 3.9 76 9.5 21 2.6 0 0.0 17 2.1 3 3 5 0.6 1 31
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 15 171 11.4 91 6.1 262 17.5 57 3.8 1 0.1 51 3.4 15 10 5 0.3 11 41
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 12 119 9.9 71 5.9 190 15.8 48 4.0 0 0.0 16 1.3 2 5 3 0.3 1 19
3 Grant, Chris 22 180 8.2 109 5.0 289 13.1 106 4.8 4 0.2 32 1.5 23 15 0 0.0 8 8
8 Hahn, Mitch 22 190 8.6 95 4.3 285 13.0 80 3.6 15 0.7 48 2.2 13 19 18 0.8 14 122
25 Hargrave, Ryan 14 85 6.1 56 4.0 141 10.1 51 3.6 0 0.0 22 1.6 5 15 0 0.0 1 1
22 Harrison, Ben 21 167 8.0 98 4.7 265 12.6 87 4.1 1 0.0 19 0.9 8 4 14 0.7 8 92
6 Johnson, Brad 21 332 15.8 120 5.7 452 21.5 133 6.3 14 0.7 51 2.4 15 11 19 0.9 24 138
51 Koops, Steven 11 73 6.6 39 3.5 112 10.2 32 2.9 0 0.0 33 3.0 6 4 0 0.0 1 1
36 Lake, Brian 17 72 4.2 40 2.4 112 6.6 47 2.8 3 0.2 18 1.1 1 18 0 0.0 0 0
29 McGuinness, Kieran 1 3 3.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
23 McMahon, Jordan 16 130 8.1 75 4.7 205 12.8 48 3.0 0 0.0 27 1.7 5 6 4 0.3 7 31
27 Minson, Will 5 10 2.0 7 1.4 17 3.4 4 0.8 37 7.4 4 0.8 1 4 1 0.2 1 7
32 Morgan, Adam 7 22 3.1 15 2.1 37 5.3 10 1.4 5 0.7 6 0.9 2 1 2 0.3 0 12
2 Murphy, Bob 19 218 11.5 68 3.6 286 15.1 85 4.5 1 0.1 40 2.1 7 6 16 0.8 8 104
33 Murphy, Brad 3 28 9.3 12 4.0 40 13.3 11 3.7 1 0.3 9 3.0 1 2 4 1.3 2 26
15 Power, Sam 16 117 7.3 77 4.8 194 12.1 73 4.6 0 0.0 31 1.9 4 10 4 0.3 1 25
24 Rawlings, Jade 19 157 8.3 53 2.8 210 11.1 120 6.3 1 0.1 13 0.7 8 8 30 1.6 30 210
1 Ray, Farren 7 34 4.9 29 4.1 63 9.0 17 2.4 0 0.0 7 1.0 2 4 0 0.0 1 1
30 Robbins, Matthew 22 150 6.8 77 3.5 227 10.3 66 3.0 1 0.0 46 2.1 15 14 29 1.3 17 191
34 Skipper, Wayde 5 15 3.0 12 2.4 27 5.4 8 1.6 9 1.8 7 1.4 3 3 2 0.4 1 13
5 Smith, Rohan 21 304 14.5 88 4.2 392 18.7 97 4.6 0 0.0 29 1.4 12 13 7 0.3 13 55
31 Street, Peter 16 33 2.1 40 2.5 73 4.6 23 1.4 181 11.3 17 1.1 8 8 5 0.3 1 31
7 West, Scott 22 278 12.6 313 14.2 591 26.9 104 4.7 0 0.0 80 3.6 37 13 7 0.3 10 52
Totals 484 4051 8.4 2456 5.1 6507 13.4 1951 4.0 684 1.4 905 1.9 294 289 280 0.6 226 1906
 

Footnotes

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