Red, white and blue through and through

Pic of Luke and Angela Bridges and their son Jackson and the dog Harley. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 250880_03

Tara Murray

Grand final fever has washed over the west as Western Bulldogs fans dream of premiership success.

While die hard supporters can’t get to Saturday’s game against Melbourne due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are showing their support in different ways.

Hillside’s Luke Bridges spent 15 hours painting his fence in red, white and blue last week.

“It was just a bit of fun and we wanted to show our support from here,“ he said.

“Everyone is walking past with a smile on their face.“

A Bulldogs member for 48 years, Mr Bridges was at the last grand final with a large group of friends and family.

He said this year they would connect via Zoom.

Sunshine’s Peta Hayes was another who was at the 2016 grand final.

She said the last grand final really lifted the community and hoped the Bulldogs could do it again this year.

“The lead up to this grand final will be different from 2016, with no grand final parade to attend,“ she said.

“We will be decorating our home and watching the 2016 final series again in the lead up.“

Paul Cutajar, 84, while also be decorating his house to show his love from the Bulldogs – and will be in touch with his daughter, Lorraine and her family, who are Melbourne supporters, during the game.

Meanwhile, in Taylors Lakes, Esther Cini decroated her window, urging her beloved doggies to “yield to none“.