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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

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    Harvey Stevens joined us from Collingwood in 1953 and promptly won our B&F. He wore #32. He was a solid ruckman not averse to kicking a goal. He played in Collingwood's 1952 GF team and our 1954 Premiership. He captained us in 1957. His father Arthur " Chidda " Stevens played for us.

    Stevens started his career in 1948 at Collingwood before being released by the club during the summer.

    His career:

    1948–1952 Collingwood 54 games 56 goals
    1953–1957 Footscray 72 games 71goals
    Total 126 games 127 goals.

    Stevens died on 14 December 2016, aged 86. I bet he enjoyed Oct 1, 2016. Valè Harvey.
    Harvey and the fellow surviving members from our ‘54 Flag were all given special invites by the AFL to attend our 2016 Flag win.

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    28? Dimma?
    Yes, of course. My bad. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

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    Yes, of course. My bad. Thanks for the heads up.
    Got to go with KT for #31
    FFC: Established 1877

    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    Yes, absolutely.
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    From '62 to '65 John Reilly played 39 games at Carlton before crossing to us. He played 55 games in the ruck between '66 and '69 wearing #32.
    In 1970 he returned to South Fremantle and played in a Premiership.
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    From '73 - '82 Ian Dunston played 172 games and kicked 135 goals as a ruck rover. He won 3 B&Fs with us and booted 7 goals on the day KT kicked 15. He was a prolific ball winner.
    We sold him to North but injury meant he missed his entire first year with them and the next year saw him play only six games.
    He played VFA at Werribee and was coach at Sunshine in 1989 when they were de-registered mid season.
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    From '83 to '93 Peter Foster played 163 games in the #32 and kicked 56 goals. In 3 seasons at Fitzroy he played just 7 games and kicked 2 goals as a CHF.

    He had played only four games with us when in 1984, after a drubbing by Melbourne, Mick Malthouse decided to try him at centre half-back and h never looked back. He was a swing man too and was sometimes thrown forward: he still knew how to kick a goal

    Foster finished equal 5th in the 1988 Brownlow Medal and won Footscray's best and fairest award in 1990.

    He was a terrific player for us. A great pack mark, strong in the contest and a booming left foot kick. I met him a few years ago in the Fish and Chip shop in Kangaroo Flat and thanked for his efforts over the years - a real good bloke.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Not sure if you get a glimpsie of "Fossie" in this clip but there was some bloody good players in this 1985 side.

    https://youtu.be/l5MaMnNtw7Q

    But you'll definitely see "Fossie" in this clip.

    https://youtu.be/N7KKKcG9urQ
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    From '83 to '93 Peter Foster played 163 games in the #32 and kicked 56 goals. In 3 seasons at Fitzroy he played just 7 games and kicked 2 goals as a CHF.

    He had played only four games with us when in 1984, after a drubbing by Melbourne, Mick Malthouse decided to try him at centre half-back and h never looked back. He was a swing man too and was sometimes thrown forward: he still knew how to kick a goal

    Foster finished equal 5th in the 1988 Brownlow Medal and won Footscray's best and fairest award in 1990.

    He was a terrific player for us. A great pack mark, strong in the contest and a booming left foot kick. I met him a few years ago in the Fish and Chip shop in Kangaroo Flat and thanked for his efforts over the years - a real good bloke.
    Together with Luke Hodge and Aaron Finch, Peter Foster hailed from Colac and was a terrific player for the WB and was equally at home at CHB or CHF. Hard to believe we were able to secure his services after just a handful of games at Fitzroy. Fossie was a worthy B &F winner for our Club.

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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    In 1994 Craig Ellis debuted in the #32. He was with us for 8 years and 107 games. In 2002 he went to Melbourne for a season where he played 15 games before retiring.

    I thought he was one of those players who looked like he could have been anything. He certainly had all the attributes and he did play some very good games for us. But he plateaued at a level below what most thought he was capable of. Harsh? Maybe, but I thought he was going to be a star.
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    From '63 to '69 Ivan March played 77 games in the #33. Another product of the remarkable Braybrook Football Club Ivan was a 6'1" ruckman who tipped the scales at 84kg. He kicked 33 goals - a good, honest footballer who always put in.
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    From '75 to '81 John Reid played 78 games for us in the #33. He came to us from Melbourne and after finishing with us he went to Sydney for 2 years.
    These notes courtesy of Wikipedia.

    Reid had a slow start to his career, after appearing just once in the 1972 VFL season, he did not play a senior game in 1973 and was used just twice in 1974.

    In 1975 he moved to Footscray, the club that his father Bruce Reid senior had played for. A defender, he played just one game in each of his first two seasons.

    At the age of 24 he finally put together a sequence of appearances when he played in all but one fixture from round 10 of the 1977 season. He was joined at Footscray by his brother, Bruce Reid junior, in 1977.

    For the next four years he was a regular member of the side.

    Reid joined the Sydney Swans in 1982, for their first league season after relocating. His contribution to the club as a player was minimal, but he later served the Swans as a reserves coach and football manager.

    He is the uncle of Collingwood premiership player Ben Reid and Sydney Swans premiership player Sam Reid.
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    From 1983 to1993 Brian Royal played 199 games in the #33 and kicked 299 goals. A pure rover he was quick to establish himself in the side. He was fast, tenacious and skilled on both sides of his body.

    Notes from Wikipedia.

    In his first year for the Bulldogs, Royal won the Charles Sutton Medal, the Club's Best and Fairest award and went on to have an extremely distinguished career. Royal represented his state on seven occasions and was an All-Australian representative. His career came to an abrupt end on 199 games and 299 goals due to a ruptured Achilles tendon against Essendon late in the 1993 season.

    Royal went on to enjoy a long career in coaching at AFL level, as a highly regarded assistant coach at several clubs, including Melbourne, St Kilda, Richmond and the Western Bulldogs – the last two with Terry Wallace as senior coach.

    Brian Royal was a terrific player for us.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Aaron Naughton debuted in 2018 in the #33 and has now played 60 games and kicked 65 goals. The sky is no limit for Astro - he can launch beyond that
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    Aaron Naughton will play 250 plus games for us - minimum. You heard it first here!
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