To celebrate our last home game of the season at ANZ Stadium, join the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs this Sunday as the club host the Manly Sea Eagles at the family friendly time of 4pm.
Ahead of the clash with the Sea Eagles, bulldogs.com.au takes a look at five questions yet to be answered ahead of Sunday's battle with Manly.
1. Will you be THERE?
Make sure you're at ANZ Stadium at the family friendly time of 4pm on Sunday afternoon as we celebrate our final home game of the 2017 season, celebrate ‘members appreciation round’ and say farewell to our departing players.
2. Will the Bulldogs dominance continue?
The Bulldogs have enjoyed plenty of success over the Sea Eagles in recent times winning seven of the past 10 matches, including six of the last seven. Since Des arrived at the club in 2012, the Bulldogs and Manly have met on 13 occasions, with the Dogs winning nine of the fixtures. In what has been a tough year for Canterbury, can the Bulldogs register their 10th victory under Des against Manly this weekend?
3. Will the Bulldogs erase the memories from Round 4?
The Bulldogs head into Sunday’s clash with Manly knowing all too well what happened earlier in the year at Brookvale Oval. Canterbury were beaten 36 nil by the Sea Eagles on their home turf in a tough afternoon for the Dogs. The Bulldogs responded five days later with a tough, gritty win over Brisbane, but to turn the tables this weekend against the seventh place Sea Eagles side and get a victory will be the only way to forget about what happened in March.
4. Will the short turnaround hurt the Sea Eagles?
The Sea Eagles will head into Sunday’s clash with the Bulldogs off the back of a seven day turn around, while the Bulldogs have had a ten day preparation for the Round 24 clash at ANZ Stadium. There is always plenty of debate about the number of days from one game to another and whether a short preparation is better than a long one. So will the short turnaround affect the Sea Eagles?
5. Will day footy spark the Bulldogs?
The Bulldogs will host the Sea Eagles this weekend at 4pm at ANZ Stadium. Following four straight Thursday night games, the Bulldogs final home game of the regular season will be played in the afternoon time slot. The Bulldogs last victory came in Round 18 at Belmore Sports Ground on a glorious Sunday afternoon against the Knights and with a return to day footy this weekend, will we see the Bulldogs respond and register a win?