GRAND FINAL PREP: 23 things your mates didn't know about the Western Bulldogs

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Here it is – AFL Grand Final day.

And crazy as it sounds, the Western Bulldogs are there, looking to win their first flag in 62 years, and their second overall.

So it’s not surprising they’re a team with more than the usual unknowns. And we’ve also discovered they’re pretty downbeat with their social media game too.

But we’ve still found one bloke who looks like whatever that annoying animal from Ice Age is, and at least two people in the world still wearing Crocs.

Get to know your Bulldogs – they could be famous at 5pm.

39. Jason Johannisen

If he wasn’t playing football, he’d like to be an Uber driver. But he can’t change a tyre.

30. Joel Hamling

Already the big winner of AFL’s most optimistic player ever. Geelong’s top draft pick in 2011 played 42 games in its VFL side before being cut without playing a senior game.

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10. Easton Wood

Father Phil holds the New Zealand national triple jump record.

Best.Day.Ever #lego #milleniumfalcon #starwars #9-14ageisjustaguide

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5. Matthew Boyd

Grand nephew of legendary ground vendor from the 50s and 60s “the Peanut Man”, Johnny Boyd.

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24. Shane Biggs

Left Croydon to play six games in three years for the Swans, came back to Melbourne in 2014 – according to his dad – “the same dickhead who left“.

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38. Dale Morris

Took 18 months to recover from one of the most horrific broken legs you’ll ever see in AFL. Don’t YouTube it.

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7. Lachie Hunter

Played on his sister’s lacrosse team for two years.

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4. Marcus Bontempelli

In June, became the youngest player to captain a VFL/AFL side to victory, at 20 years and 194 days of age. And he took his mum to the Brownlow.

From changing my nappy to the red carpet. Thanks Mum.

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42. Liam Picken

Father Billy was a champion for Footscray and the Swans. Wife is just an all-round champion.

11. Jack Macrae

Only goal in the 2012 TAC Cup final was the winning goal. Second goal in the entire 2016 AFL season was the preliminary final winning goal.

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12. Zaine Cordy

Wore matching Crocs with mum as recently as 42 hours ago.

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9. Jake Stringer

Broke his own leg by kicking it with his other foot. (Not Safe For Breakfast picture.)

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29. Tory Dickson

Recently came to the rescue of a young girl at the pool by helping her pick up all her blueberries. Dad builds prisons.

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17. Tom Boyd

Australia’s other Danish royalty, except probably richer.

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14. Clay Smith

Playing for mate Dale Walkinshaw who died last week after a car accident last week. If you want to know how close, he has “DW” tattooed on his backside courtesy of a lost bet. Language warning:

23. Jordan Roughead

Admitted he didn’t know who Luke Beveridge was when Beveridge was appointed the Dogs’ coach in 2014.

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6. Luke Dahlhaus

Sold his dreadlocks in 2013 for $13,035.

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21. Tom Liberatore

The son of Tony Liberatore won the Tony Liberatore Most Improved Player Award in 2012.

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16. Toby McLean

Took a mark once.

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18. Fletcher Roberts

Resigned to the fact he actually does look a bit like Sid from Ice Age.

20. Josh Dunkley

Was at the grand final his father played in for Sydney in 1996. In his mum’s tummy.

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35. Caleb Daniel

He’s the smallest player since Tom Liberatore’s dad, but he also owns one of the 10 best beep tests score in AFL Draft history. And he was playing senior footy for South Adelaide in the SANFL when he was 16.

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3. Thor

Won’t play for the Bulldogs today. But… those guns.

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