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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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2007 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2007 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 4.511.715.817.11 113 WON Geelong 5.37.98.1313.15 93 20 DOC Apr 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 4.15.26.511.6 72 LOST Adelaide 4.58.1014.1216.14 110 -38 MCG Apr 8 (Sun, 5:10) Scores
3 A Western Bulldogs 2.23.66.109.12 66 LOST St. Kilda 6.37.712.1017.14 116 -50 DOC Apr 14 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 6.410.812.1120.12 132 WON Richmond 4.25.58.1314.16 100 32 MCG Apr 20 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 5.211.416.716.14 110 WON Hawthorn 3.77.1110.1313.15 93 17 MCG Apr 29 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 3.16.48.69.8 62 LOST West Coast 3.56.79.1210.17 77 -15 SUB May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 4.110.512.1216.16 112 WON Melbourne 6.17.610.916.10 106 6 DOC May 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 5.38.815.1220.15 135 WON Collingwood 5.311.713.1314.18 102 33 DOC May 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 H Western Bulldogs 3.34.46.78.9 57 LOST Sydney 5.410.612.815.10 100 -43 MAN May 27 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 7.412.814.1319.14 128 LOST Carlton 7.210.518.821.12 138 -10 MCG Jun 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 6.87.1213.1513.17 95 WON Brisbane 2.32.67.810.12 72 23 GAB Jun 9 (Sat, 7:15) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 5.310.515.622.9 141 WON Fremantle 7.410.1013.1716.19 115 26 MAR Jun 16 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 4.46.78.1311.19 85 LOST North Melbourne 8.212.515.617.9 111 -26 MCG Jul 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 4.46.912.1120.13 133 WON Port Adelaide 5.38.511.717.11 113 20 DOC Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Western Bulldogs 4.49.812.920.11 131 WON Essendon 4.55.109.1214.14 98 33 DOC Jul 14 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 3.14.46.89.9 63 LOST Geelong 8.213.615.1120.18 138 -75 DOC Jul 20 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 2.54.76.129.17 71 LOST West Coast 4.411.915.1124.14 158 -87 DOC Jul 27 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 4.56.97.1112.13 85 DRAW St. Kilda 3.38.410.1012.13 85 0 DOC Aug 3 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
19 A Western Bulldogs 4.45.97.1312.15 87 LOST Melbourne 5.210.716.1119.15 129 -42 DOC Aug 11 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 2.27.38.511.7 73 LOST Adelaide 2.57.910.1415.17 107 -34 FBP Aug 19 (Sun, 4:10) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 5.38.310.610.7 67 LOST Hawthorn 1.76.913.1422.19 151 -84 DOC Aug 26 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
22 H Western Bulldogs 6.56.511.514.9 93 LOST North Melbourne 4.410.916.1323.19 157 -64 DOC Sep 2 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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2007 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
22 Addison, Dylan 11 47 4.3 40 3.6 87 7.9 33 3.0 0 0.0 32 2.9 5 7 1 0.1 0 6
21 Akermanis, Jason 19 219 11.5 80 4.2 299 15.7 91 4.8 0 0.0 50 2.6 6 21 20 1.1 17 137
5 Boyd, Matthew 22 295 13.4 250 11.4 545 24.8 137 6.2 7 0.3 77 3.5 17 25 11 0.5 8 74
17 Cooney, Adam 22 262 11.9 207 9.4 469 21.3 112 5.1 0 0.0 79 3.6 27 19 28 1.3 21 189
4 Cross, Daniel 15 126 8.4 241 16.1 367 24.5 89 5.9 21 1.4 59 3.9 27 10 1 0.1 2 8
14 Darcy, Luke 22 141 6.4 87 4.0 228 10.4 91 4.1 172 7.8 43 2.0 31 37 18 0.8 8 116
10 Eagleton, Nathan 20 263 13.2 143 7.2 406 20.3 126 6.3 1 0.1 40 2.0 11 12 13 0.7 9 87
29 Everitt, Andrejs 8 66 8.3 43 5.4 109 13.6 33 4.1 2 0.3 14 1.8 6 1 4 0.5 4 28
18 Faulkner, Cameron 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 22 252 11.5 150 6.8 402 18.3 131 6.0 0 0.0 61 2.8 18 15 22 1.0 13 145
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 19 270 14.2 103 5.4 373 19.6 93 4.9 0 0.0 31 1.6 13 4 11 0.6 6 72
3 Grant, Chris 5 36 7.2 15 3.0 51 10.2 22 4.4 0 0.0 7 1.4 5 5 4 0.8 2 26
16 Griffen, Ryan 10 78 7.8 65 6.5 143 14.3 31 3.1 0 0.0 29 2.9 8 15 2 0.2 4 16
8 Hahn, Mitch 10 66 6.6 50 5.0 116 11.6 25 2.5 2 0.2 34 3.4 12 9 12 1.2 8 80
40 Harbrow, Jarrod 11 98 8.9 35 3.2 133 12.1 46 4.2 0 0.0 24 2.2 10 3 3 0.3 5 23
25 Hargrave, Ryan 22 257 11.7 135 6.1 392 17.8 125 5.7 0 0.0 42 1.9 15 34 9 0.4 5 59
19 Higgins, Shaun 20 127 6.4 120 6.0 247 12.4 74 3.7 1 0.1 38 1.9 6 9 26 1.3 10 166
31 Hill, Josh 1 5 5.0 5 5.0 10 10.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
6 Johnson, Brad 21 292 13.9 114 5.4 406 19.3 165 7.9 5 0.2 37 1.8 21 16 59 2.8 26 380
36 Lake, Brian 20 237 11.9 106 5.3 343 17.2 182 9.1 2 0.1 35 1.8 15 22 0 0.0 1 1
39 Lynch, Malcolm 2 7 3.5 5 2.5 12 6.0 10 5.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
32 McDougall, Andrew 5 29 5.8 27 5.4 56 11.2 14 2.8 3 0.6 7 1.4 4 5 2 0.4 2 14
23 McMahon, Jordan 18 232 12.9 113 6.3 345 19.2 99 5.5 0 0.0 27 1.5 5 16 1 0.1 0 6
27 Minson, Will 6 26 4.3 22 3.7 48 8.0 8 1.3 73 12.2 13 2.2 5 14 0 0.0 1 1
43 Montgomery, Brett 1 0 0.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0
38 Morris, Dale 21 135 6.4 126 6.0 261 12.4 101 4.8 0 0.0 56 2.7 16 9 0 0.0 1 1
2 Murphy, Bob 17 188 11.1 45 2.6 233 13.7 110 6.5 0 0.0 23 1.4 15 12 19 1.1 13 127
15 Power, Sam 14 111 7.9 111 7.9 222 15.9 74 5.3 1 0.1 35 2.5 10 13 4 0.3 3 27
1 Ray, Farren 20 162 8.1 143 7.2 305 15.3 95 4.8 12 0.6 53 2.7 13 16 11 0.6 6 72
30 Robbins, Matthew 9 46 5.1 18 2.0 64 7.1 23 2.6 0 0.0 14 1.6 6 8 14 1.6 6 90
34 Skipper, Wayde 6 57 9.5 19 3.2 76 12.7 26 4.3 53 8.8 17 2.8 4 6 4 0.7 1 25
11 Street, Peter 12 44 3.7 46 3.8 90 7.5 39 3.3 214 17.8 18 1.5 7 11 2 0.2 1 13
35 Tiller, Stephen 5 22 4.4 14 2.8 36 7.2 12 2.4 0 0.0 7 1.4 4 7 5 1.0 4 34
7 West, Scott 20 211 10.6 329 16.5 540 27.0 110 5.5 1 0.1 82 4.1 34 13 1 0.1 6 12
37 Wight, Cameron 14 52 3.7 44 3.1 96 6.9 34 2.4 25 1.8 27 1.9 12 16 1 0.1 1 7
12 Williams, Tom 13 73 5.6 67 5.2 140 10.8 64 4.9 0 0.0 21 1.6 6 10 0 0.0 1 1
Totals 484 4537 9.4 3121 6.4 7658 15.8 2429 5.0 596 1.2 1135 2.3 395 425 308 0.6 195 2043
 

Footnotes

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