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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Western Bulldogs Kicking News

August 2, 2015 - Stuart Crameri kicks seven goals in win over Essendon
The Western Bulldogs have cashed in against a listless Essendon, boosting their percentage ahead of finals and sending the Bombers plummeting to new depths with an 87-point win at Etihad Stadium. In one of the Bombers' most dispiriting performances under coach James Hird, they conceded 18 goals in the last three quarters to lose 19.13 (127) to 5.10 (40) and falling into the bottom four on the ladder.... Former Bomber Stuart Crameri enjoyed a day out against his old club, booting a career-high seven goals and providing constant pressure in the forward line, creating turnovers." - AFL

June 20, 2015 - Jake Stringer kicks five goals in win over Brisbane
"A career-best four-goal haul from high-priced recruit Tom Boyd has helped the Western Bulldogs arrest a recent bout of inconsistency by posting a 72-point win over the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.... The Dogs still endured the odd anxious moment against the plucky, injury-ravaged Lions, but powered away in the second half to record a welcome percentage-boosting win, 22.14 (146) to 11.8 (74).... Boyd hauled in several contested marks and got on the end of some productive play to take his season tally to 15 goals from 11 games. In a glimpse of the future – and the now – forward partner Jake Stringer bagged five majors to move to 25 from 10 outings." - AFL

May 17, 2015 - Tory Dickson kicks seven goals in loss to Fremantle
"Despite seven goals from Tory Dickson and a cracking performance from captain Bob Murphy, goals to Michael Walters and Matthew Pavlich – a wonderful snap from the skipper – in the last minute sealed the 15.11 (101) to 14.4 (88) win at Etihad Stadium. " - AFL

April 26, 2015 - Jake Stringer kicks six goals in win over Adelaide
"Jake Stringer booted six goals in less than three quarters to lead the Western Bulldogs to an incredible 57-point victory over Adelaide on Sunday. The Bulldogs started brightly and were never headed as they inflicted the Crows' first loss of the season in a 18.17 (125) to 10.8 (68) result. Stringer was a constant threat and had six goals on the board before he was substituted late in the third term due to a hamstring problem." - AFL

March 6, 2015 - Jack Redpath kicks intra-five
"Inexperienced power forward Jack Redpath upstaged some higher-profile teammates to be the most dominant presence in the Dogs' intra-club match at Whitten Oval on Saturday. Most talk about the Bulldogs' attack has centred on high-price recruit Tom Boyd, and how the former Giant will provide much-needed structure to an attack that also includes tough match-ups like Stewart Crameri and Jake Stringer. Boyd (who was well held by Dogs vice-captain Jordan Roughead) and Stringer (who spent much time in the midfield) managed just one goal between them and Crameri didn't play, while Redpath (five goals), fellow big man Tom Campbell (three) and small forward Tory Dickson (two) were the stars of the show in attack. Man-mountain Redpath, 24 and with three AFL games to his name, piled on all five of his goals in the second half, exploding with four majors in the third quarter from a combination of strong marks, good leads and composed conversion." - AFL

January 15, 2015 - kicking the ball a lot more
"Tom Boyd making his mark as Western Bulldogs look to adopt Hawthorn gamestyle under Luke Beveridge. The Western Bulldogs look set to dump their handball happy ways in favour of a Hawthorn style gameplan, as new coach Luke Beveridge makes his mark at Whitten Oval. Beveridge, who helped oversee back-to-back flags at the Hawks as an assistant the past two seasons, has reportedly wasted no time bringing traits from the reigning premier to his new club. The Bulldogs are said to be kicking the ball a lot more at training and doing plenty of work under pressure." - 3AW 

January 15, 2015 - Jake Stringer & Stewart Crameri pick up where they left off
Jake Stringer looks set to build on his breakout 2014 season after an eye-catching performance in the Western Bulldogs' match simulation session at Whitten Oval on Thursday. The match practice hit-out took place towards the end of a solid two-and-a-half-hour session, and Stringer was prominent from the start. The 20-year-old, who booted 28 goals from 18 games last year, used his pace and strength to run around and through would-be tacklers in the midfield, before moving forward to be just as dangerous.... Stewart Crameri was another to impress in a similar role to Stringer, using his elite endurance to roam up and down the ground to find plenty of the footy. " - Bulldogs

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