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Round 2 2008

Round 2, 2008
Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs
Saturday, 29 March
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 27,821

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne2.45.87.99.12.66
Western Bulldogs2.59.918.1324.17.161
Match Statistics (external link)

Western Bulldogs win by 95 points

Goalkickers: David Neitz 2, Russell Robertson 2, Jeff White 2, Aaron Davey 1, Brad Green 1, Nathan Jones 1

Brownlow Votes:
Nil

Milestones:
Last Game
Isaac Weetra

200 Games
James McDonald

An opening round demolition at the hands of the Hawks left everyone, including skipper David Neitz wondering just how bad the Demons of 2008 were. By full time at the MCG the Bulldogs had proven that they were in a world of trouble.

A competitive first quarter saw the Dogs lead by just one point at quarter time but after that the match was one way traffic.

''"I'm not asking them to do anything radical from the game-plan," Bailey said.

"Today was very simple about being competitive, we spoke about it during the week, to play contested football, to win contested football, to play that way.

"There was no difficulty in understanding the approach to today's game."''

The prize for suffering two smashing losses was a trip to Geelong to face the reigning premiers at Skilled Stadium.

Jones, Morton and Carroll were Melbourne's best.

Jace Bode was a late replacement for Michael Newton.

Media
"Bulldogs slaughter Demons" (external link) - Fox Sports 29/03/08


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