Western BulldogsSEN | As the Western Bulldogs prepare this weekend to mark the 30th anniversary of their averted merger with Fitzroy, which would have created the Fitzroy Bulldogs, what has emerged is some of the sliding doors moments during what became the first example of people power changing the course of League football.

In this week’s AFL Record feature story, what has emerged is the following twists.

Sliding Door One: When the ‘Save the Bulldogs’ committee first convened in the hours after news of the merger broke, one of their first ideas to save the club was to hand in the VFL license and instead seek admission to the VFA.

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