Western Bulldogs Break Premiership Drought

Western Bulldogs have broken their 62 year premiership drought by defeating Sydney by 22 points in the 2016 AFL Grand Final.

It was a close game for most of the game until the Bulldogs kicked away late in the quarter to pull off a fairy-tale win.

Jason Johannison won the Norm Smith Medal for being best on ground as his run from half back was vital for the Western Bulldogs.

Other good players for the Bulldogs include ruckman Tom Boyd as he proved his value of his million dollar contract with 3 goals and 8 marks while Liam Picken who has been brilliant throughout the whole finals series, kicked 3 goals including 2 in the last quarter to help clinch the win.

Josh Kennedy was Sydney’s best player with 34 disposals and 3 goals as he tried to get his team over the line.

It is the first that an AFL team has won the premiership from 7th place and also the first time that a team outside the top 4 has gone all the way since the system was introduced back in 2000.

Coach Luke Beverage took over as coach for the Bulldogs and within 2 seasons, he is a premiership coach.

He made a lovely gesture in his speech when he gave his premiership medallion to their injured captain, Robert Murphy as he couldn’t play due to a knee injury so Easton Wood was acting captain for the day and is now a premiership captain.

It was a great day for the Western Bulldogs as they won their second premiership in their history and the players, fans and the people involved with the club will be celebrating for a while.


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