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Controversy reigns as Bulldogs win a thriller over North

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TODAY’S LINE-UP: Jimmy Bartel, Daniel Harford, Shane McInnes, Michael Christian, and Tiff Cherry.

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A major talking point came on the three-quarter time siren, when North forward Shaun Higgins was called to play on when lining up for goal.

Click play to hear the incident play out

North veteran Andrew Swallow told 3AW after the game Higgins didn’t know he had run out of time.

“Apparently the umpire said he was yelling out (to play on),” Swallow said.

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FULL TIME 

The Bulldogs have won a thriller by a point.

The Roos booted the last four goals of the game but it just wasn’t enough.

Daniel Harford said it showed that the Dogs have good experience winning close games.

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Click play to re-live the thrilling final minutes

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HALF TIME

The Bulldogs have opened up a 21-point lead.

Young Dog Bailey Dale and Roo forward Jarrad Waite are the only multiple goal-kickers on the ground, with two.

Jimmy Bartel said the Bulldogs’ half-back are getting high up the ground.

“They’re lowering their vision. They’re just using the ball better going inside 50,” Jimmy said.

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Bulldogs Director of Football Chris Grant spoke to 3AW before the game.

He said players are more comfortable than ever talking about their personal issues.

It comes after Travis Cloke was granted indefinite leave to battle mental health issues.

“For Travis, to be Able to express that externally has been very important,” Grant said.

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North star Todd Goldstein spoke to 3AW before the game.

He said the side is ready for the Bulldogs to come out firing after enduring a tough week on and off the field.

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The Bulldogs need a jump start.

The Dogs are languishing in 10th place on 6-6, in danger of earning the unwanted tag of being a reigning premier to miss the finals.

The Kangaroos have played some brilliant footy in 2017 and are showing great signs for the future.

Former skipper Andrew Swallow and Majak Daw return tonight, while Jack Redpath comes back for the Dogs.

Will the Roos hand the Dogs a third straight loss under the roof on Saturday night?

Or can the Doggies kick themselves into gear?

Find out with the No. 1 commentary team in the game on 3AW Football.

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