Diamonds or Coal – The Dogs Face Their Toughest Test

In every season, there is a time a club steps up, or steps aside, and that time has come for the Western Bulldogs.

After a meek capitulation to the Port Adelaide Power, the Dogs find themselves precariously positioned outside the top eight, with three weeks of tough games in front of them. Suffice to say, if the Dogs cannot emerge from the next three games with a winning record, they’re toast, but with the Blues, Cats, and Swans on the agenda, their future is now in their own hands. And that’s how you’d like it to be.

Unfortunately, the injury bug has left them with a big problem down back.

Liam Jones is now sidelined for up to a month with a knee injury, joining James O’Donnell (concussion), Ryan Gardner (wrist), and Alex Keath (hamstring) on the injured list. Whilst Keath may return for the clash against the Blues, the Dogs’ defence will be sorely tested against two of the best key forwards in the business.

So, how do the Dogs bite back and keep their season alive?


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