The Bulldogs host the Sydney Swans at Marvel Stadium in their opening round 2019 Western Bulldogs fixture and welcome the Adelaide Crows to Mars Stadium in Ballarat in the final round.
They also head to Ballarat in Round 8 to face the Brisbane Lions, making it two regional games in Western Victoria during the season. Tough matches against the Sydney Swans (Round 1), Hawthorn (Round 2) and Collingwood (Round 4), are interspersed with easier match ups against the Gold Coast Suns and Carlton in Rounds 3 & 5 respectively.
Round 4 is the Bulldogs only Friday night match of the season when they face Collingwood at the MCG.
Double up matches for the Western Bulldogs include Collingwood, Geelong Cats, Brisbane Lions, Fremantle and Carlton. They have the bye in Round 12.
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The Western Bulldogs season draw can be found below.
|3||Sun||Apr-07||Home||Gold Coast Suns||Marvel||2:20pm|
|20||Sun||Aug-04||Away||Brisbane Lions||The Gabba||4:40pm|
|23||Fri||Aug 23*||Home||Adelaide Crows||Mars||TBC|
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The Western Bulldogs finished 13th on the ladder with 8 wins during the home and away season.
Ladder: 13th - 22: 8-14-0 (32 pts)
Total Kicks: Lachlan Hunter 343
Total Handballs: Jackson Macrae 324
Total Disposals: Lachlan Hunter 626
Total Marks: Lachlan Hunter 117
Total Goals: Billy Gowers 26
Total Hitouts: Thomas Boyd 204
Lachie Hunter took out the 2018 Charles Sutton Medal with 191 votes, claiming his first Western Bulldogs best and fairest win in the process. Hunter defeated Jackson Macrae by one vote in an exciting count. Marcus Bontempelli finished in third place with 154 votes.
1st: Lachie Hunter - 191 votes
2nd: Jack Macrae - 190 votes
3rd: Marcus Bontempelli - 154 votes
Next: Aaron Naughton 120, Josh Dunkley 110, Caleb Daniel 110, Jason Johannisen 109, Hayden Crozier 98, Toby McLean 91, Bailey Williams 86.
Jackson Macrae polled 14 Brownlow Medal votes to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Marcus Bontempelli and the ineligible Lachie Hunter were next with 9 votes each. The club itself managed just 47 votes in total.
Top 3: Jackson Macrae 14, Marcus Bontempelli 9, Lachie Hunter (ineligible) 9
Next: Josh Dunkley 4, Jason Johannisen 3, Billy Gowers 2, Matthew Suckling 2, Toby McLean 2, Bailey Williams 1, Caleb Daniel 1
Bulldogs 2018 Brownlow Medal total: 47
Magpies 96, Demons 93, Hawks 90, Cats 88, Eagles 81, Tigers 78, Giants 76, Swans 71, Crows 69, Roos 68, Bombers 65, Port 62, Dockers 56, Bulldogs 47, Lions 45, Blues 37, Saints 35, Suns 31.
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