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    Western Bulldogs vs. Collingwood

    Etihad Stadium
    2012 AFL Premiership Season May 4, 2012
    Collingwood won by 21 points
    Western Bulldogs Collingwood
     Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
    Q13523   2012
    Q25737   6440
    Q3101070   11571
    Q4111177   15898

    The Western Bulldogs have dubbed tonight’s clash with Collingwood as “Mission Possible”. It’s time to find out if that’s true. We’ll have live scores and updates from 7.50pm AEST.

    Both these sides sit outside of the top eight, the Dogs on just two wins and the Pies on three.

    They’ll both be eager to build some momentum after wins last week.

    The Pies won a thrilling Anzac Day game against Essendon by a solitary point. 42 possessions to Dane Swan was the standout individual performance.

    Injuries have been a big story for the club this year, but after falling to Carlton by 60 points in Round 3, coach Nathan Buckley has been able to steady the ship somewhat.

    Some big names come back into the squad this week with Heath Shaw and Ben Reid returning for Jarryd Blair and Paul Seedsman.

    The Dogs last Saturday travelled to Manuka Oval to take on the GWS Giants and grinded out a 42-point win despite a goalless first quarter. Ryan Griffen and Shaun Higgins were among the best.

    It was their second consecutive win after claiming the scalp of Melbourne the week before.

    Neither the Giants nor the Dees are considered to be the toughest of opposition to put away, so games like tonight are where we see a truer gauge of where the team is at.

    They will benefit from Daniel Giansiracusa and Ryan Hargrave coming back into the side.

    Realistically, this is a game Collingwood should win.

    They have an edge in each area of the ground, with the names they have back this week in defence, the extra class in the midfield and the Western Bulldogs having struggled in attack this year.

    The Dogs say it’s possible. The truth would appear to be that it’s unlikely.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' BEHIND - Liam Picken (Western Bulldogs)
    6' BEHIND - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
    6' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
    8' GOAL - Tyson Goldsack (Collingwood)
    10' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
    16' BEHIND - Ryan Hargrave (Western Bulldogs)
    18' GOAL - Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
    21' GOAL - Heath Shaw (Collingwood)
    23' GOAL - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
    25' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    Quarter 2
    1' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    4' GOAL - Chris Dawes (Collingwood)
    5' BEHIND - Sharrod Wellingham (Collingwood)
    7' GOAL - Easton Wood (Western Bulldogs)
    11' BEHIND - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
    11' BEHIND - Ben Reid (Collingwood)
    17' GOAL - Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs)
    20' GOAL - Steele Sidebottom (Collingwood)
    21' BEHIND - Dayne Beams (Collingwood)
    24' BEHIND - Chris Dawes (Collingwood)
    25' GOAL - Dane Swan (Collingwood)
    28' GOAL - Ben Reid (Collingwood)
    Quarter 3
    1' GOAL - Ben Sinclair (Collingwood)
    5' GOAL - Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs)
    9' GOAL - Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs)
    10' GOAL - Heath Shaw (Collingwood)
    13' BEHIND - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
    14' GOAL - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
    16' BEHIND - Chris Dawes (Collingwood)
    16' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
    18' GOAL - Tyson Goldsack (Collingwood)
    21' GOAL - Ben Sinclair (Collingwood)
    23' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    25' GOAL - Travis Cloke (Collingwood)
    31' GOAL - Ryan Hargrave (Western Bulldogs)
    Quarter 4
    0' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
    6' BEHIND - Harry O'Brien (Collingwood)
    9' GOAL - Travis Cloke (Collingwood)
    10' GOAL - Alex Fasolo (Collingwood)
    16' GOAL - Brian Lake (Western Bulldogs)
    17' BEHIND - Rushed (Collingwood)
    20' GOAL - Harry O'Brien (Collingwood)
    23' BEHIND - Alex Fasolo (Collingwood)
    25' GOAL - Sharrod Wellingham (Collingwood)

    Michael DiFabrizio is based in Mildura, Victoria. He has been an expert columnist at The Roar since 2009, leading to appearances on ABC News 24 and in the Age. Follow Michael on Twitter @MichaelDiFab.

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    • Roar Guru

      10:35pm
      The Cattery said | 10:35pm | ! Report

      Good call Michael, ended up being a much better game than we initially had anticipated.

    • Columnist

      10:27pm
      Michael DiFabrizio said | 10:27pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME

      Western Bulldogs 11.11 77 Collingwood 15.8 98

      “Mission Possible” was the theme for the Dogs tonight and, in playing their best game of the year, they went close to living up to that. Ultimately, though, the Pies had too much class to let this one slip.

      • Columnist

        10:28pm
        Michael DiFabrizio said | 10:28pm | ! Report

        Scott Pendlebury claims the medal for best afield. Collingwood win the Robert Rose Cup.

        DISPOSALS: Western Bulldogs: Griffen 33, Cross 31, Boyd 29, Sherman 24, Murphy 24, Hargrave 24
        Collingwood: Pendlebury 34, Beams 33, Buckley 30, Swan 29, Sidebottom 29

        GOALS: Western Bulldogs: Giansiracusa 3, Griffen 2, Higgins 2, Wood, Boyd, Hargrave, Lake
        Collingwood: Goldsack 2, Shaw 2, Sinclair 2, Cloke 2, Dawes, Reid, Sidebottom, Swan, Fasolo, O’Brien, Wellingham

        KEY STATS: Contested possessions: Collingwood +7
        Clearances: Collingwood +6
        Inside 50s: Collingwood +5
        Tackles: Western Bulldogs +1

        DREAM TEAM: Griffen 149, Beams 137, Cross 124, Pendlebury 133, Swan 115, Sidebottom 114, Shaw 112, Lake 101

      • Columnist

        10:31pm
        Michael DiFabrizio said | 10:31pm | ! Report

        And I’m out, thanks for reading!

    • Roar Guru

      10:26pm
      The Cattery said | 10:26pm | ! Report

      Players tiring, heat was on, and dogs turned it over in the defensive 50 a bit too much that last quarter – can’t win a close game against a good side if you’re going to do that.

      • 10:34pm
        GrantS said | 10:34pm | ! Report

        Definitely the best performance from the Western Bulldogs this year but they have some serious problems in that the loss of Barry Hall has left them without a power forward. When neither of your mainline forwards bother the scoreboard then it’s going to be hard to win many games.
        Roughead and Jones were both soundly beaten as was Cooney. The doggies were lucky that Giansiracusa played so well or they would not have been in the hunt for so long.

        A good effort but they can’t go far with the cattle they have.

        • Roar Guru

          10:36pm
          The Cattery said | 10:36pm | ! Report

          True, Gia helped them stay in touch, but he really isn’t a spearhead, definitley an area they need to address.

    • Columnist

      10:20pm
      Michael DiFabrizio said | 10:20pm | ! Report

      Turnover leads to a Wellingham goal. It’s over now.

      38,155 the attendance. Probably could’ve been bigger considering Collingwood’s involvement.

      Western Bulldogs 77 Collingwood 98 – 2min left 4th qtr

    • Roar Guru

      10:19pm
      The Cattery said | 10:19pm | ! Report

      Attendance tonight: 38,155

    • Columnist

      10:18pm
      Michael DiFabrizio said | 10:18pm | ! Report

      Fasolo marks 45m out but his kick is wide.

      Western Bulldogs 77 Collingwood 92 – 4min left 4th qtr

    • Columnist

      10:17pm
      Michael DiFabrizio said | 10:17pm | ! Report

      Ball’s going back and forth but the clock is ticking for the Bulldogs.

      Western Bulldogs 77 Collingwood 91 – 4min left 4th qtr

    • Roar Guru

      10:15pm
      The Cattery said | 10:15pm | ! Report

      Harry finally nails one, dogs stuffed around up the other end, now find themselves 14 pts down, will take a huge effort by them to come back from this

    • Columnist

      10:14pm
      Michael DiFabrizio said | 10:14pm | ! Report

      Harry O chops off Higgins’ attempted rebound 50. Runs in and sends an arcing ball home. O’Brien’s first goal since Rd 1 last year!

      Western Bulldogs 77 Collingwood 91 – 7min left 4th qtr

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