At first, the news didn't exactly hit like a thunderbolt; it just seemed ludicrous. A lame, not very funny practical joke. A captain - OUR captain, Ryan Griffen - walking out on the club, weeks after the season's end? Even more far-fetched, supposedly seeking a trade to GWS - not even, more plausibly, poached by one of the powerhouse clubs, dangling premiership success in front of him, but the vacuous, orange-clad, artificial franchise. This was a ridiculous rumour, surely, the product of over-heated minds, stirred up by the frenetic speculation that's become part of the Trade Week environment. Too outlandish, too farcical and ludicrous to be true. Even for the accident-prone Dogs, who've lost more than their fair share of champions over the years.
About the Bulldog Tragician
The Tragician blog began in 2013 as a way of recording what it is like to barrack for a perennially unsuccessful team - the AFL team, the Western Bulldogs.