Western Bulldogs stars party at Mad Monday celebrations after teammate Zaine Cordy was carried out

The Western Bulldogs washed away the disappointment of their dramatic final elimination loss against Fremantle with a Mad Monday session.

Bulldogs stars Bailey Smith, Marcus Bontempelli, Zaine Cordy, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Josh Dunkley, Mitch Wallis, Louis Butler, Aaron ‘Astro’ Naughton, Arthur Jones, Anthony Scott and Tom Liberatore were among the players in attendance. in a local. pub in Melbourne’s western suburbs on a Monday afternoon.

The party lasted into the night with a few players, including Bontempelli, eager to kick while Smith and a handful of other players stayed to play pool on the spot.

However, not all of the players made it to the evening’s celebrations, with Zaine Cordy looking a little worse for wear and needing to be taken to a taxi before sundown.

Bailey Smith was seen smiling and laughing by the pool table as players enjoyed the night.

Bailey Smith was seen smiling and laughing by the pool table as players enjoyed the night.

Louis Butler chats with a woman outside the venue while enjoying the Mad Monday gathering at a pub in west Melbourne.

Louis Butler chats with a woman outside the venue while enjoying the Mad Monday gathering at a pub in west Melbourne.

Marcus Bontempelli was eager to keep the party going with a carton of Great Northern beers.

Marcus Bontempelli was eager to keep the party going with a carton of Great Northern beers.

Aaron 'Astro' Naughton wore a novelty hat to the celebrations and was having a great time

Aaron ‘Astro’ Naughton wore a novelty hat to the celebrations and was having a great time

Young players Arthur Jones and Anthony Scott share a hug outside the pool room

Young players Arthur Jones and Anthony Scott share a hug outside the pool room

The celebrations clearly took a toll on Cordy, who could be seen sitting outside the venue slightly worse for wear as he waited for Liberatore and Dunkley to lead him to a waiting car.

The Western Bulldogs had a disappointing end to their season, getting eliminated in the first round of the finals after reaching the grand finals last year, but all of that seemed to be forgotten as they celebrated the end of their campaign.

The Western Bulldogs had a disappointing end to their season, getting eliminated in the first round of the finals after reaching the grand finals last year, but all of that seemed to be forgotten as they celebrated the end of their campaign.

The Bulldogs’ season came to a disappointing end Saturday in Perth, where the Doggies blew a 41-point lead to lose the victory 11.7 (73) to 8.12 (60) in front of a record crowd of 58,982 fans. at Optimus Stadium.

The result set up a semi-final against Collingwood at the MCG next Saturday for the Dockers, but spelled the end of the road for the Dogs, who lost the Grand Final to Melbourne 12 months ago.

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And unfortunately for Bulldogs fans, there were uncanny similarities between the two games and not just because Saturday’s loss came in the same place where they suffered last year’s humiliating 74-point grand final loss to Melbourne.

The celebrations seemed to take their toll on Bulldogs star Zaine Cordy (center)

The celebrations seemed to take their toll on Bulldogs star Zaine Cordy (center)

The Bulldogs defender was sitting outside the pub towards the end of the afternoon.

The Bulldogs defender was sitting outside the pub towards the end of the afternoon.

Cordy had to be helped to his feet by teammates Tom Liberatore (left) and Josh Dunkley

Cordy had to be helped to his feet by teammates Tom Liberatore (left) and Josh Dunkley

Liberatore and Dunkley eventually led Cordy to a waiting car.

Liberatore and Dunkley eventually led Cordy to a waiting car.

Mitch Wallis wore quite a colorful outfit as he joined his teammates.

Mitch Wallis wore quite a colorful outfit as he joined his teammates.

Twelve months ago, the Demons kicked six goals in 15 minutes in the third quarter to turn a 19-point lead into a 24-point lead in the final change, before kicking nine majors off the Bulldogs in the final quarter.

Trailing 42-1 nine minutes into the second period, the Dockers scored 10 of the next 11 goals to set up a famous victory.

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“We were up by 40 points, it’s a significant turnaround and it’s very disappointing,” said Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge, who cautioned against comparing Saturday’s loss to their loss in the grand finals.

However, he admitted it was hard to tell if the ‘trauma’ of that loss had persisted over the course of the season.

Several Bulldogs players were seen attending the event at a local pub in Melbourne's western suburbs on Monday afternoon.

Several Bulldogs players were seen attending the event at a local pub in Melbourne’s western suburbs on Monday afternoon.

Marcus Bontempelli (right) was at the center of the action during the celebrations.

Marcus Bontempelli (right) was at the center of the action during the celebrations.

Bulldogs players let their hair down after a disappointing final elimination loss on Saturday

Bulldogs players let their hair down after a disappointing final elimination loss on Saturday

“It’s hard to understand any kind of magnitude in that, whether he did or not,” he said.

“We felt at different stages, with one or two of the significant wins, that we were definitely moving beyond that.

“But all of us as individuals, when we think about what we’re capable of doing, we reflect back and say, ‘I think I can be more consistent.'”

‘That’s what we have to strive for next year.’

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