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2014 2nd Qualifying Final - Footscray vs Williamstown


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Victoria University Whitten Oval will play host to VFL Finals football this Sunday, with the Footscray Bulldogs to face-off with local rivals Williamstown in the second Qualifying Final.

The match will be a ticketed event, with capacity strictly limited at the venue.

Patrons are advised to pre-purchase tickets online and print them at home to avoid queues on the day.

Tickets for adults are $15, concessions $10, with children 12 years of age and under free.

Gates at VU Whitten Oval will open at 9:00am on Sunday morning, with the first bounced scheduled for 1pm.

Footscray finished their season with 14 wins to secure second place on the VFL ladder in their first season as a stand-alone side in the competition.

Williamstown too secured a top-four finish and the double chance, also finishing the season with 14 wins under coach Andy Collins.

Just percentage separated the two western suburbs teams at the end of the home and away season.

Earlier in the year, an inaccurate Footscray had an away loss to the Seagulls at Burbank Oval in round two, 7.15 (57) to 15.8 (98), before going on to win 13 of their next 16 matches.

With history between the two sides dating back to the Bulldogs’ VFA era, the clubs last met in a finals match in the 1924 VFA Grand Final, in which Footscray were 55-point victors, 11.11 (77) to 3.4 (22).

That was the last year in which Footscray competed in the VFA competition, before joining the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1925 alongside Hawthorn and North Melbourne.

BUY TICKETS: Pre-purchase your tickets to Sunday’s VFL Qualifying Final at VU Whitten Oval

Match Information:

VFL Qualifying Final
Footscray Bulldogs v Williamstown Seagulls
1:00pm, Sunday, 31 August 2014
Victoria University Whitten Oval

For any match ticketing enquiries, please contact the Western Bulldogs Membership Services Team on 1300 46 36 47.

http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=100017

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VFL: Dogs face rival Willy in home final
westernbulldogs.com.au
25 August 2014 9:27 AM

Victoria University Whitten Oval will play host to VFL Finals football this Sunday, with the Footscray Bulldogs to face-off with local rivals Williamstown in the second Qualifying Final.

The match will be a ticketed event, with capacity strictly limited at the venue.

Patrons are advised to pre-purchase tickets online and print them at home to avoid queues on the day.

Tickets for adults are $15, concessions $10, with children 12 years of age and under free.

BUY TICKETS: Pre-purchase your tickets to Sunday’s VFL Qualifying Final at VU Whitten Oval

Gates at VU Whitten Oval will open at 9:00am on Sunday morning, with the first bounced scheduled for 1pm.

Footscray finished their season with 14 wins to secure second place on the VFL ladder in their first season as a stand-alone side in the competition.

Williamstown too secured a top-four finish and the double chance, also finishing the season with 14 wins under coach Andy Collins.

Just percentage separated the two western suburbs teams at the end of the home and away season.

Earlier in the year, an inaccurate Footscray had an away loss to the Seagulls at Burbank Oval in round two, 7.15 (57) to 15.8 (98), before going on to win 13 of their next 16 matches.

With history between the two sides dating back to the Bulldogs’ VFA era, the clubs last met in a finals match in the 1924 VFA Grand Final, in which Footscray were 55-point victors, 11.11 (77) to 3.4 (22).

That was the last year in which Footscray competed in the VFA competition, before joining the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1925 alongside Hawthorn and North Melbourne.

BUY TICKETS: Pre-purchase your tickets to Sunday’s VFL Qualifying Final at VU Whitten Oval

Match Information:

VFL Qualifying Final
Footscray Bulldogs v Williamstown Seagulls
1:00pm, Sunday, 31 August 2014
Victoria University Whitten Oval

For any match ticketing enquiries, please contact the Western Bulldogs Membership Services Team on 1300 46 36 47.

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Will there be a fence? or is this a move to secure some revenue even if there is no fence.







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There is a fair buzz around the kennel, so I wouldn't be surprised if they got a crowd of around 5000 or more.

The only issue could be Giansiracusa's farewell game at Etihad. Here's one from left field. Gia's final game to be a Footscray final at Whitten Oval :)







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Not likely NorthPort. Are Metro putting on extra trains from West Footscray to Etihad after VFL game?? Lol. Knowing our luck as Doggies AFL supporters it will be cattle trains.

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Nope, can't be cattle trains. Only Queensland retains stock trains.
It must be a massive temporary fence. Won't people clog the adjacent road bridge for a free view???

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Can the seagulls atone for their loss to the bulldogs in the 1924 Grand Final ?

There are plenty of Williamstown supporters that also follow the dogs.
I would say the majority would be sticking with their VFA club.

Intersting to see what kind of crowd will get to the old Western Oval.

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If its a fine day then a good crowd will turn up Esp as the WB seniors have have a pretty ordinary season and the lure of seeing a game at Western Oval should see quite a few Bulldogs supporters come along.

If the hill on the Gordon Street side is reasonably full then the freeloaders outside the fence wont get much of a look in.Even in its present state the ground should hold 6 - 10,000.A long way from the record crowd in 1955 of 42,354 against Collingwood - they sure knew how to cram people in those days.

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[quote=vfa]

Can the seagulls atone for their loss to the bulldogs in the 1924 Grand Final ?

There are plenty of Williamstown supporters that also follow the dogs.
I would say the majority would be sticking with their VFA club.

Intersting to see what kind of crowd will get to the old Western Oval.

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Dont forget Footscary won The Champions of Victoria also in 1924 the last time they played as a VFA team.

Dame Nellie Melba's Limbless Soldiers' Appeal match

Dame Nellie Melba's Appeal for Limbless Soldiers match
Result Footscray (VFA) 9.10 (64) def. Essendon (VFL) 4.12 (36)
Date 4 October 1924
Crowd 46,100
Stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground
City Melbourne

The 1924 match for Dame Nellie Melba's Appeal for Limbless Soldiers, informally known as the 1924 Championship of Victoria, was an Australian rules football exhibition match played on 4 October 1924 between the Essendon Football Club and the Footscray Football Club – who were that season's premiers of the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Victorian Football Association (VFA) respectively. Footscray recorded an upset victory against Essendon by 28 points, giving the VFA one of its most significant victories, on-field or off-field, against its stronger rival competition. The match raised £2,800 for the fund

Footscray still have the Blue and Yellow Victorian Football Champions Flag in a glass case.

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26 August 2014 12:56 PM

After a dramatic finish to the VFL season, where Fletcher Roberts kicked a 60 metre bomb after the siren to give Footscray a three point win, we’ve secured the right to host the first final of our VFL finals campaign.

As a result of this significant achievement, the Club has decided it will underwrite the game.

We are rapt with the return of blockbuster football to the Whitten Oval.  But, excitement aside, the home final requires us to consider some practical changes.

VFL FINAL: Buy tickets now. All the information you need to know ahead of next Sunday's home final against Williamstown.

The ground has changed.  Large chunks of it, including the banks of the eastern pockets, the area formerly known as the Smith Stand, and the area now occupied by the Elite Learning Centre, are no longer available as standing room.  There’s a triangle of seats at the southern end of the Whitten stand where the view of the Geelong Road end is obscured by the building which now connects the Gent and Whitten stand.

By our calculations, total capacity will be no more than 10,000 to 12,000 people; and seating capacity...after we make a few running repairs..... might stretch to 2,500.

So if you want to see our Footscray team playing in a VFL final...the first VFL final to be played at the Whitten Oval; the safest thing to do is to pre-book.  You can reserve admission. 

Demand has been strong, and we may sell out all 10,000 admission tickets before game day.

The ground will be fenced and catering in the outer, toilets and security will be provided.  Legends of the club will be there for the occasion.

Don’t risk missing out.  Go online to the club’s website to pre-purchase your ticket. Rain, hail or shine, we play, the Whitten Oval way.

VFL FINAL: Buy tickets now. All the information you need to know ahead of next Sunday's home final against Williamstown.







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