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62-Year-Old Good Luck Charm Cheering On the Bulldogs Today

The entire nation is gripped with Grand Final fever as the Western Bulldogs prepare to take on the Sydney Swans today at the MCG.

It’s the biggest day on the footy calendar, and for Kate Langbroek’s devoted Bulldogs’ family, this is the biggest day in 55 years (or 62 years if the Bulldogs win).


The last time the Western Bulldogs won a Grand Final was in 1954, and Kate Langbroek’s mother-in-law was at the game and witnessed the 51-point defeat over Melbourne.


Maree Lewis sat in the crowd as a little girl holding a doll with a special blue, white and red sock, knitted by her grandmother.


When Kate saw how exultant her mother-in-law was to see the Western Bulldogs through to the Grand Final, she resolved to get her tickets to the match today.

Yesterday, Kate broke the news to Maree that this special family heirloom will hold a spot with her today in the crowd at the MCG.

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