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Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon admits there had been dark times when he despaired his club would never make it to an AFL grand final.Gordon had to fight tooth and nail to keep the wolves at bay during his first stint as president - from 1989-96 - of the then financially crippled club.And as he soaks up the clubs first grand-final week since 1961, Gordon cant help but cast his mind back to how the Dogs had arrived there.What I love about it is the struggle ... its just a story that if you keep pushing hard enough, then finally the door breaks down, Gordon said.(The club) was in receivership (in 1989) and it was days away from being wound up. The VFL had plans to raffle off our players to various other clubs ... it was closer to extinction than any other club that has survived has ever been.And its not the only time. In 1996, we had our struggles and I know that in the 16 years of David Smorgons presidency before I came back, there were various moments when the sheriff was nearly at the door.Its been a history of struggle, the Bulldogs embody struggle, and I guess the moral to the story is if you continue to struggle and you continue to believe, then eventually a week like this will come along.I hope Bulldogs supporters are further rewarded on the weekend.Gordon has been a constant presence at the club this week, chatting with fans and watching the team train during breaks from official business.Hes been thrilled with the number of members, supporters and past players who have come down to Whitten Oval to experience the grand-final week atmosphere.The club remains unsure exactly how great a financial windfall the grand-final appearance will provide but, whatever it is, the days when that might be the difference between survival and extinction are long gone.Its 2016 and we are not the club that, back in 1989, was fighting for survival, Gordon said.Weve broken a lot of records this year ... 40,000 members would have been a dream for me when I first became president in 1989 and we had 4000 members.Weve broken records in revenue, were going to declare a healthy profit this year and well be able to invest back into Whitten Oval.As someone whos been involved in it for such a long time and seen so many people work so hard ... this is the realisation of a dream. Carlos Pena Jersey. The Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers all won on Sunday meaning the Rangers will host the Rays in a play-in game on Monday. Giovani dos Santos Mexico Jersey. -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. Yasser Corona Mexico Jersey. Jay Feely kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime, and the Cardinals edged the Tennessee Titans 37-34 in overtime after blowing a 17-point lead late in the fourth quarter. Alejandro Palacios Mexico Jersey. PAUL, Minn. SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Ehab Amin and Cole Martinez made 10 straight free throws down the stretch to secure Texas A&M-Corpus Christis 73-69 win over Texas State on Monday night.Trailing 69-63, Texas States Ojai Black hit a 3-point jumper to close to 69-66 with 19 seconds remaining. Martinez responded with four straight free throws in the final seconds to clinch the victory.Martinez made all eight free throw attempts for 18 points and Rashawn Thomas added 15 for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-0). Amin, who finiished with 12 points, had four steals and two blocked shots.ddddddddddddTexas State (2-2) outshot the Islanders, hitting 44 percent from the floor to 38 percent for Texas A&M-CC. The Islanders won it at the free throw line, making 25 of 28. The Bobcats hit 12 of 19 free throw attempts.Kavin Gilder-Tilbury and Bobby Conley led Texas State, scoring 20 and 19 points, respectively. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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