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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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2008 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2008 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 5.46.913.919.12 126 WON Adelaide 2.17.812.1318.15 123 3 DOC Mar 23 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 2.59.918.1324.17 161 WON Melbourne 2.45.87.99.12 66 95 MCG Mar 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 1.26.611.919.11 125 WON St. Kilda 7.39.610.813.9 87 38 DOC Apr 4 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 5.410.613.819.14 128 WON Essendon 1.27.714.1214.14 98 30 DOC Apr 11 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 4.109.1112.1419.16 130 DRAW Richmond 4.29.315.820.10 130 0 DOC Apr 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 7.311.619.1020.14 134 WON West Coast 4.18.39.411.8 74 60 DOC Apr 26 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 3.110.214.218.4 112 WON Sydney 5.46.510.1014.10 94 18 SCG May 4 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 6.39.411.817.12 114 WON Fremantle 6.29.514.817.9 111 3 SUB May 18 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
9 H Western Bulldogs 5.311.714.1016.14 110 LOST North Melbourne 5.37.712.1116.17 113 -3 DOC May 25 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 3.28.812.1115.16 106 WON Hawthorn 2.25.29.212.2 74 32 YOR May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 2.07.511.1315.16 106 WON St. Kilda 3.64.75.911.13 79 27 DOC Jun 8 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 2.67.1212.1519.17 131 WON Brisbane 3.25.48.410.8 68 63 MCG Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 2.25.412.515.9 99 WON Collingwood 1.36.811.913.11 89 10 DOC Jun 22 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 3.411.916.1220.15 135 WON Port Adelaide 2.24.69.1011.15 81 54 MAR Jun 28 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 3.27.412.714.11 95 WON Melbourne 1.04.25.69.10 64 31 DOC Jul 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 3.37.59.910.10 70 LOST Geelong 3.36.1111.1219.17 131 -61 KAR Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 3.310.415.615.8 98 LOST Carlton 2.45.812.1318.18 126 -28 DOC Jul 27 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 3.211.413.717.11 113 WON Sydney 5.36.69.1114.13 97 16 MAN Aug 3 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
19 A Western Bulldogs 2.35.411.718.8 116 LOST North Melbourne 6.511.615.721.10 136 -20 DOC Aug 10 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 4.47.88.1410.19 79 LOST Brisbane 3.36.48.813.12 90 -11 GAB Aug 16 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 3.310.619.823.13 151 WON Essendon 3.45.89.1115.15 105 46 DOC Aug 22 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 4.35.87.129.13 67 LOST Adelaide 3.14.107.1210.16 76 -9 FBP Aug 30 (Sat, 3:40) Scores
2QF A Western Bulldogs 2.14.47.711.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 4.510.1215.1718.19 127 -51 MCG Sep 5 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
2SF H Western Bulldogs 2.36.511.916.10 106 WON Sydney 2.45.75.139.15 69 37 MCG Sep 12 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
1PF A Western Bulldogs 4.35.57.97.12 54 LOST Geelong 5.38.810.912.11 83 -29 MCG Sep 19 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
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2008 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 17 105 6.2 128 7.5 233 13.7 73 4.3 0 0.0 40 2.4 19 17 2 0.1 3 15
21 Akermanis, Jason 25 297 11.9 132 5.3 429 17.2 142 5.7 0 0.0 41 1.6 13 21 49 2.0 28 322
5 Boyd, Matthew 25 315 12.6 313 12.5 628 25.1 133 5.3 7 0.3 94 3.8 30 30 5 0.2 6 36
33 Callan, Tim 15 104 6.9 118 7.9 222 14.8 77 5.1 0 0.0 22 1.5 15 7 1 0.1 1 7
17 Cooney, Adam 25 311 12.4 326 13.0 637 25.5 98 3.9 4 0.2 65 2.6 33 25 23 0.9 6 144
4 Cross, Daniel 25 241 9.6 423 16.9 664 26.6 138 5.5 24 1.0 117 4.7 52 25 5 0.2 2 32
10 Eagleton, Nathan 23 302 13.1 158 6.9 460 20.0 134 5.8 1 0.0 57 2.5 19 12 18 0.8 10 118
3 Everitt, Andrejs 9 71 7.9 41 4.6 112 12.4 33 3.7 0 0.0 15 1.7 5 7 0 0.0 0 0
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 25 330 13.2 200 8.0 530 21.2 163 6.5 1 0.0 70 2.8 28 25 33 1.3 11 209
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 24 352 14.7 157 6.5 509 21.2 112 4.7 0 0.0 24 1.0 13 7 14 0.6 8 92
16 Griffen, Ryan 24 295 12.3 183 7.6 478 19.9 103 4.3 4 0.2 63 2.6 18 20 18 0.8 9 117
8 Hahn, Mitch 25 189 7.6 134 5.4 323 12.9 80 3.2 8 0.3 81 3.2 20 24 34 1.4 23 227
40 Harbrow, Jarrod 14 112 8.0 51 3.6 163 11.6 52 3.7 0 0.0 42 3.0 13 10 16 1.1 7 103
25 Hargrave, Ryan 25 300 12.0 161 6.4 461 18.4 156 6.2 0 0.0 41 1.6 13 25 2 0.1 3 15
19 Higgins, Shaun 7 45 6.4 52 7.4 97 13.9 20 2.9 1 0.1 18 2.6 8 6 4 0.6 6 30
20 Hill, Josh 18 169 9.4 87 4.8 256 14.2 97 5.4 1 0.1 39 2.2 9 14 16 0.9 16 112
15 Hudson, Ben 23 93 4.0 208 9.0 301 13.1 72 3.1 311 13.5 43 1.9 22 36 2 0.1 5 17
6 Johnson, Brad 25 331 13.2 118 4.7 449 18.0 172 6.9 7 0.3 37 1.5 23 27 50 2.0 28 328
36 Lake, Brian 25 272 10.9 171 6.8 443 17.7 175 7.0 2 0.1 50 2.0 16 27 4 0.2 2 26
27 Minson, Will 25 175 7.0 91 3.6 266 10.6 88 3.5 313 12.5 58 2.3 18 44 19 0.8 11 125
38 Morris, Dale 25 156 6.2 170 6.8 326 13.0 120 4.8 0 0.0 73 2.9 22 13 0 0.0 0 0
2 Murphy, Bob 24 321 13.4 108 4.5 429 17.9 208 8.7 0 0.0 42 1.8 24 17 34 1.4 18 222
1 Ray, Farren 13 103 7.9 146 11.2 249 19.2 76 5.8 3 0.2 33 2.5 4 12 4 0.3 4 28
26 Reid, Sam 1 4 4.0 8 8.0 12 12.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
34 Skipper, Wayde 1 4 4.0 5 5.0 9 9.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
11 Street, Peter 1 1 1.0 3 3.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 24 24.0 1 1.0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
35 Tiller, Stephen 11 73 6.6 41 3.7 114 10.4 48 4.4 1 0.1 27 2.5 8 17 2 0.2 0 12
14 Ward, Callan 6 28 4.7 32 5.3 60 10.0 18 3.0 0 0.0 10 1.7 1 3 2 0.3 0 12
28 Welsh, Scott 24 180 7.5 86 3.6 266 11.1 124 5.2 0 0.0 22 0.9 15 13 43 1.8 25 283
7 West, Scott 4 45 11.3 48 12.0 93 23.3 14 3.5 0 0.0 14 3.5 5 2 0 0.0 0 0
37 Wight, Cameron 10 53 5.3 49 4.9 102 10.2 41 4.1 7 0.7 25 2.5 10 9 4 0.4 2 26
12 Williams, Tom 6 31 5.2 30 5.0 61 10.2 27 4.5 1 0.2 12 2.0 3 3 1 0.2 1 7
Totals 550 5408 9.8 3978 7.2 9386 17.1 2803 5.1 730 1.3 1280 2.3 480 501 405 0.7 235 2665
 

Footnotes

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