Finals Week 1 (2016) – West Coast v Western Bulldogs: Dogs’ day away

Remember when Liam Picken played a manic forward role in the Thursday night final in Perth! John Harms on the remarkable September upset from the Western Bulldogs over the Eagles that night. [One of Liam Picken’s finest – Ed.]

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Western Bulldogs: Which Home Ground Atmosphere Created the Game

Yoshi ventured into the Osaka Coolabah to watch the Doggies defeat West Coast and having shifted his allegiance to the Bulldogs for the Finals, belted out Sons of the West with other patrons.

Finals Week 1 – West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs: Not In Our Wildest Dreams

Alex Docherty went in with low expectations against the Eagles, but the week off provided a glimmer of hope. Never in his wildest dreams…

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Western Bulldogs: Outcoached, Outsmarted and Outplayed

Peter Baulderstone reviews his Eagles being outsmarted and outworked by the Bulldogs on Thursday night, and how the season has gone for Adam Simpson’s underachievers.

Finals Preview: Here come the Giants

Young Paddy Grindlay considers what he’s seen this weekend and runs through the possibilities for the coming weeks. Lots of observations and questions, but have you got a prediction Paddy? Or should we be reading between the lines?

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Western Bulldogs: Preview – Bontempelli and the Bulldogs

Paddy Grindlay reckons there is something about these Dogs. Amid catastrophic injuries, 2016 has seen a “Bontempelli-lead renaissance (had to be said).” [How old is the Bont, Paddy?]

Almanac Finals Preview – The Teams Of The Mighty West: They do bring out the worst in each other

Ahead of Thursday’s elimination final, Phil Gleeson (on debut) shares a terrific story of Bulldogs, Eagles, rivalry and relationships. Of Danny Southern and 1997. And of western identity [Where is she now? – Ed].