The striker has returned to football, and Western Bulldogs striker Josh Bruce is the first player at the club to score 10 goals in a game since Simon Beasley against Brisbane in 1987 when they were Spent a record-breaking 128-point hit on an unlucky kangaroo

It was the Bulldogs highest score at 25 and the Bulldogs largest margin against North Melbourne17 (167) surpassed their previous record of 164 points in round three, 1984, and the club’s 128-point lead was the club’s largest over any team after beating Melbourne’s 120-point loss in 1985

28-year-old Bruce, who scored six goals in his last two games against North Melbourne, had sung “Brucey” to the excited crowd late last quarter, and it wasn’t for legendary commentator Bruce McAvaney, the former Saint threw at every competition to expand its balance sheet


Bruce said after the game that he saw a team that was right in the Premiership window this season. “I think I’ve been in the game long enough and have enough teams to understand that there is a certain window and with the players and the age group we have – the time is now, “he said

It was a disappointing result for North Melbourne because while no one expected the Kangaroos to win, they needed a competitive performance to get people interested in the rebuilding they had begun under new coach David Noble

Unfortunately, they never looked like that when the Bulldogs built a 38-point lead at half time before beating them in the second half

It was hard to see the Bulldogs scoring 12 unanswered goals once North Melbourne striker Nick Larkey missed a shot straight from the set in the middle of the second quarter that would have got them in a goal

The Bulldogs’ dominance came despite an early injury from defender Ryan Gardner, who was eliminated from the game within the first minute after injuring his AC joint His left arm was immediately put in a sling

Without a key forward to alarm them, the Bulldogs barely missed a blow Premier skipper Easton Wood stepped into defense to help Alex Keath

At the other end, Bruce’s eyes lit up. He had Josh Walker as his companion, but he posed no problems as he scored four goals in the first half With his high confidence, he dominated all-comers, took the lead, accepted Participate in competitions or grab the ball from the floor

Aside from his efforts, the biggest highlights were Adam Treloar, who scored consecutive goals in his familiar, explosive style towards the end of the second quarter – one straight from the middle

You will refer to the debut of Will Phillips – who revealed he was a contest with the famous No. 129 – as well as insights from Tom Powell and Charlie Lazarro in their first year when Lazarro scored a classic running goal to stop the Bulldogs’ streak

Losing Jared Polec to a hamstring injury in the second quarter didn’t help, but even the Ever Given – the ship that recently blocked the Suez Canal – would have struggled to keep the Bulldogs batting average from injuries to veteran defenders Robbie Tarrant and Aiden slow down corr impossible to cover

Your backline is well below the standard required to combat attacks Skipper Jack Ziebell is the only player with the required class that includes an attack

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Peter Ryan is a sports reporter for The Age who covers AFL, horse racing, and other sports

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