2009 Western Bulldogs season

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Western Bulldogs
2009 season
Whitten Oval.jpg
President David Smorgon
Coach Rodney Eade
Captain(s) Brad Johnson
Home ground Etihad Stadium
Pre-season competition First round
AFL season 3rd
Finals series Preliminary finalist
Best and Fairest Matthew Boyd
Leading goalkicker Jason Akermanis (43)

The 2009 Western Bulldogs season was the club's 84th since their introduction to the AFL in 1925.

Season summary[edit]

The Western Bulldogs were coming off their most successful season in 10 years by making the preliminary final in 2008 and this year finished 3rd overall.

Fixtures[edit]

The bulldogs would make two trips to Western Australia in the first four rounds, and would play three games at the MCG, they would also play a home game in Canberra against Sydney and a home game in Darwin against Port Adelaide.

The NAB Cup[edit]

Round 1
13 February 2009
8:40pm Local
Western Bulldogs BULLDOGSDesign.svg 1.8.12 (69) - 1.8.13 (70) Essendon Football Club
Goals: Goals:
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 35,123

ladder position = -

Regular Season[edit]

Round 1
29 March 2009
6:10pm Local
Fremantle 13.16 (94) - 25.7 (157) BULLDOGSDesign.svg Western Bulldogs
Goals: Brett Peake 3, Michael Johnson 2, Stephen Hill, Rhys Palmer, Matthew Pavlich, Byron Schammer, Luke McPharlin, Ryan Murphy, Nic Suban Goals: Mitch Hahn 5, Ryan Griffen 3, Lindsay Gilbee 3, Nathan Eagleton 3, Shaun Higgins 2, Jason Akermanis 2, Daniel Giansiracusa 2, Dylan Addison, Adam Cooney, Matthew Boyd, Daniel Cross, Callan Ward
Subiaco Oval, Perth
Attendance: 34,634

ladder position = 2


Round 2
5 April 2009
2:10pm Local
Western Bulldogs BULLDOGSDesign.svg 11.14 (80) - 9.11 (65) North Melbourne Football Club
Goals: Johnson 3, Hill 3, Giansiracusa, Minson, Addison, Griffen, Gilbee Goals: Campbell 2, Thomas 2, Simpson, Wells, Swallow, Hale, McIntosh
MCG, Melbourne
Attendance: 34,466

ladder position = 2


Round 3
13 April 2009
2:10pm Local
Western Bulldogs BULLDOGSDesign.svg 16.14 (110) - 8.15 (63) Richmond.svg Richmond Football Club
Goals: Akermanis 4, Higgins 2, Johnson 2, Giansiracusa 2, Gilbee, Hill, Hahn, Minson, Morris, Cooney Goals: White 2, Foley, Riewoldt, Richardson, Brown, Morton, Tuck
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 46,261

ladder position = 2


Round 4
19 April 2009
2:10pm Local
West Coast Eagles 17.14 (116) - 12.11 (83) BULLDOGSDesign.svg Western Bulldogs
Goals: Hunter, Lynch 3, LeCras, McKinley 2, Embley, Hansen, Kerr, Rosa, Selwood, Staker, Wirrpanda Goals: Higgins 4, Boyd 2, Gilbee, Griffen, Hill, Johnson, Lake, Ward
Subiaco Oval, Perth
Attendance: 37,758

ladder position = 3


Round 5
26 April 2009
2:10pm Local
Western Bulldogs BULLDOGSDesign.svg 13.12 (90) - 21.7 (133) Carlton Football Club
Goals: Johnson 4, Giansiracusa 2, Boyd 2, Hill, Griffen, Picken, Higgins, Hahn Goals: Fevola 3, Betts 3, Kreuzer 2, Simpson 2, Russell 2, Cloke 2, Houlihan 2, Waite, Murphy, O'hAilpin, Carrazzo, Gibbs
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 44,268

ladder position = 5


Round 6
3 May 2009
2:10pm Local
Western Bulldogs BULLDOGSDesign.svg 11.10 (76) - 14.20 (104) St-kilda.svg St Kilda Football Club
Goals: Hill 3, Akermanis 2, Minson 2, Griffin, Gilbee, Higgins, Eagleton, Goals: Riewodlt 4, Schneider 3, Goddard, Gardiner, Dal Santo, McQualter, Gram, Koschitzke, Gwilt
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 36,302

ladder position = 6


Round 7
10 May 2009
01:10pm Local
Adelaide Football Club 12.14 (86) - 17.16 (118) BULLDOGSDesign.svg Western Bulldogs
Goals: Walker 4, Knights 3, Porplyzia 2, Goodwin, Tippett, Edwards Goals: Murphy 4, Akermanis 3, Eagleton 2, Hill 2, Johnson, Gilbee, Cooney, Giansiracusa, Minson, Hahn
AAMI Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 31,742

ladder position = 3


Round 8
16 May 2009
02:10pm Local
Melbourne Football Club 15.7 (97) - 15.14 (104) BULLDOGSDesign.svg Western Bulldogs
Goals: Bate 4, Robertson 3, Maric 2, Jones, Davey, McLean, Sylvia, Valenti, Pettard Goals: Akermanis 4, Welsh 3, Gilbee 2, Johnson, Murphy, Addison, Hahn, Cooney, Boyd
MCG, Melbourne
Attendance: 28,279

ladder position = 3


Round 9
22 May 2009
07:40pm Local
Geelong Football Club 17.14 (116) - 17.12 (114) BULLDOGSDesign.svg Western Bulldogs
Goals: Johnson 5, Stokes 4, Chapman 3, Selwood, Bartel, Varcoe, Gamble, Rooke, Goals: Akermanis 4, Johnson 4, Griffin 2, Giansiracusa 2, Eagleton, Minson, Hill, Picken, Cooney
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 44,620

ladder position = 3


Round 10
30 May 2009
02:10pm Local
Western Bulldogs BULLDOGSDesign.svg 18.9 (117) - 12.5 (77) Sydney png.svg Sydney Swans
Goals: Welsh 4, Giansiracusa 3, Hahn 3, Ward 3, Cooney 2, Harbrow, Higgins, Boyd Goals: Hall 6, Goodes 2, Malceski, Ablett, Jack, J Bolton
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Attendance: 12,457

ladder position = 3


Round 11
5 June 2009
07:40pm Local
Richmond Football Club Richmond.svg 14.5 (89) - 24.13 (157) BULLDOGSDesign.svg Western Bulldogs
Goals: Morton 3, Riewoldt 3, Pattison 2, Tuck 2, McMahon, Collins, Polo, Deledio Goals: Hill 4, Higgins 3, Picken 2, Hahn 2, Giansiracusa 2, Johnson 2, Gilbee 2, Ward, Akermanis, Boyd, Hargrave, Griffen, Cooney, Eagleton
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 36,483

ladder position = 3


Round 12
13 June 2009
06:40pm Local
Western Bulldogs BULLDOGSDesign.svg 21.11 (137) - 7.2 (44) Port Adelaide Football Club
Goals: Hill 3, Johnson 3, Minson 3, Giansiracusa 2, Hahn 2, Gilbee, Griffen, Picken, Akermanis, Boyd, Ward, Hudson, Higgins Goals: Ebert 2, D. Motlop, Rodan, Tredrea, J. Westhoff, Cassisi
TIO Stadium, Darwin
Attendance: 12,457

ladder position = 3


Round 13
28 June 2009
02:10pm Local
North Melbourne Football Club 12.14 (86) - 17.6 (108) BULLDOGSDesign.svg Western Bulldogs
Goals: Petrie 3, Harding 3, Garlett, Swallow, Hansen, McIntosh, Jones, Hale Goals: Giansiracusa 3, Welsh 2, Higgins 2, Akermanis 2, Hill 2, Eagleton 2, Ward, Gilbee, Hahn, Cross
MCG, Melbourne
Attendance: 31,470

ladder position = 3


Round 14
4 July 2009
7:10pm Local
Western Bulldogs BULLDOGSDesign.svg 19.19 (133) - 6.9 (45) Hawthorn Football Club
Goals: Johnson 3, Welsh 3, Higgins 3, Akermanis 2, Hill 2, Boyd 2, Gilbee, Hahn, Griffen, Minson Goals: Lewis 3, Roughead 2, Ladson
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 36,827

ladder position = 3


Ladder[edit]

2009 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 St Kilda 22 20 2 0 2197 1411 155.71 80
2 Geelong (P) 22 18 4 0 2312 1815 127.38 72
3 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 2378 1940 122.58 60
4 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2174 1778 122.27 60
5 Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2104 1789 117.61 56
6 Brisbane Lions 22 13 8 1 2017 1890 106.72 54
7 Carlton 22 13 9 0 2270 2055 110.46 52
8 Essendon 22 10 11 1 2080 2127 97.79 42
9 Hawthorn 22 9 13 0 1962 2120 92.55 36
10 Port Adelaide 22 9 13 0 1990 2244 88.68 36
11 West Coast 22 8 14 0 1893 2029 93.30 32
12 Sydney 22 8 14 0 1888 2027 93.14 32
13 North Melbourne 22 7 14 1 1680 2015 83.37 30
14 Fremantle 22 6 16 0 1747 2259 77.34 24
15 Richmond 22 5 16 1 1774 2388 74.29 22
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1706 2285 74.66 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

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