The Bulldogs will open their 2017 campaign against the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground this Friday.
Registering a win at the spiritual home has proven difficult for the Dogs, with only one victory from four outings since the return in 2015.
Belmore is full of history and means so much to many of the supporters that coach Des Hasler feels the team has often not performed as well as it would have liked: “To be honest, I think we have been a little disappointing. I think we have let the fans down in relation to Belmore,” said Hasler.
“We understand and we recognise what Belmore is, so our behaviour and response needs to be better. It’s a great challenge and we want to win every game here at the spiritual home ground.”