1. Breaking records
Saturday night’s triple-figure win over St Kilda will be one to remember for a range of reasons.
111 points is now the Bulldogs’ greatest winning margin over the Saints, and their fifth biggest win of all time.
Having led by 11 points at the first break, the Dogs are also the first side since Collinwood in 1913 to have won the opening quarters in each of the first 10 rounds.
And for the first time in Club history, the Bulldogs have recorded more than one 100+ point wins in the single season.
Individually speaking, there’s more.
Jack Macrae became the only player in VFL/AFL history to record more than 30 disposals in each of the first 10 rounds of a season, registering 41 against the Saints.
Captain Marcus Bontempelli kicked a career-best 4.3, Aaron Naughton is the only player to have kicked multiple goals in every game this year, and Tom Liberatore is on track to becoming just the second player in VFL/AFL history to record 200 clearances.
2. Golden points
One-point margins were pretty common this round.
Adelaide vs Melbourne, Port Adelaide vs Collingwood, Aaron Naughton vs St Kilda.
Yes, you read that right.
On Saturday night, the AstroNaught single-handedly – or should we say single-footedly? – beat the Saints 5.4 (34) to 5.3 (33).
And to make things even more impressive, all five of his majors came after half-time.
It’s not everyday your key forward outscores the opposition off their own boot, let alone in one half of footy.
3. Dominant Dale in defence
After playing most of his red, white and blue career as a forward, Bailey Dale is relishing his new role across half-back.
And on Saturday night, the 24-year-old put together arguably his best performance for the year so far.
34 disposals, 761 metres gained and five inside 50s to go with 11 score involvements, eight intercepts and two goals.
The numbers don’t lie – and with at least 12 games remaining this season, we can’t wait to see what’s to come.