Round 1 1962 – Footscray v Hawthorn: An angry lady, Teddy Whitten and my first game!

Some fond childhood memories of angry supporters, Teddy Whitten, his dad, as Col Ritchie remembers his first ever VFL game, Round 1 1962, the Bulldogs and the Hawks.

AFLW Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Geelong: Second week blues for the Cats as the Dogs look strong

The Cats started well – with the advantage of the breeze – but the classy and experienced Dogs showed why they were premiers. Sean Mortell reports on their strong win and observes that they are still in low gear.

AFLW Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Carlton: Blues get run over by the future. Someone call an ambulance

The ghosts of football past were still present at the Western Oval last Friday night for the Blues who went down to the Dogs, and for John Butler who was there in ’91 for another Carlton catastrophe.

2016 Grand Final – A West Side Story

Anne Gilbee relives her truly unique and surreal experience of the Bulldogs winning the 2016 Premiership. For her it was the most amazing dream come true.

Of flags, kids and ‘curses’

A cursed flag from the 1982 VFL Grand Final has been in Chris’ family while the Tigers have struggled over the last 35 years. Will Richmond remove the curse once and for all this weekend?

We’ll always have Paris: The 2017 Western Bulldogs

These are tough times for Western Bulldogs supporters, with the team sitting at 6-6 after thirteen rounds. Neil Anderson gives us a deep insight into the mind of a lifelong Footscray/Western Bulldogs fan.

AFLW Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Reigning premiers chalk up historic first win

Joey D, a graduate of Footscray North Primary, has moved north of the Murray. But he wasn’t missing the first game in the AFLW comp at Whitten Oval. He drove down the Hume. And it was worth the trip. tremendous piece from Joey D, with its focus on the moment, and on the footy.

AFLW Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Happy times in Footscray

Danae Gibson heads to the Western Oval to be part of another bubbling, happy crowd who watch the home side control an entertaining match. [Super report of the game and the crowd – JTH]

Grand Final 2016- Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Happy Days

Neil Anderson travelled from his Western District home to the Western Bulldogs’ family day at the Whitten Oval on Sunday, spending a nostalgic time wandering the streets of old Footscray while revelling in his Doggies second flag.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Why not us?

Ripping yarn from Kerrie who suggests she is a “Daydream Believer” but as her story shows, she is absolutely a true believer.

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].

Round 13 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Arm Wrestling with Siblings

A great piece from Yvette Wroby on the many wonderful people she’s met on her football supporting journey. Now, if only the universe could provide a flag…

Places in my past

After a great day spent with her Doggies, Kerrie Soraghan reflects on a club that means so much to so many. [A must read -Ed]

AFL Round 3 – Western Bulldogs: Happy Days Are Here Again…My Liege!

These days are ours, writes Neil Anderson. Or the Bulldogs at least.

AFL Round 3 – Western Bulldogs v Richmond: The Black and Yellow Submarine

The Beatles were here 50 years ago. John Green sees the current exhibition which prompts him to consider all things Beatles as he takes in a double-header of the Dogs and the Tiges: the VFL side at the Western Oval, the seniors at Etihad.

Home: it’s where the Bulldogs are playing

Kerrie Soraghan misses the smell of wet duffel coats and donut vans at Whitten Oval but the win against Port in Darwin was as sweet as any win she watched there.

Memoir: Melbourne’s good fortune

I live in Yarraville, work in Parkville, and study in Hawthorn. I ride my bike, drive a car and use public transport. On any given day, it is not unusual for me to travel past half a dozen footy grounds ‘home’ to current AFL clubs. On a welcome spring day, with only one lecture scheduled in the mid afternoon, I set off on my bike to stop and visit these places.