Dual North Melbourne premiership player David King has hailed the Western Bulldogs’ midfield as the best in the competition.
The Bulldogs put Essendon to the sword to the tune of 104 points with Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae, Lachie Hunter and Marcus Bontempelli dominating the midfield battle.
Dunkley and Macrae were most prolific with 39 and 38 touches respectively while combining for 11 clearances and 12 inside 50s.
“If you’re going to have a bad day, do not have it against the best midfield in the competition,” King told SEN’s Whateley.
“People laughed a couple of weeks ago comparing the Bulldogs to the Collingwood and GWS midfield - this is probably the best midfield in the competition.
“Dunkley is in some serious form. People don’t go to the footy to watch Dunkley play, but maybe they should.
“Macrae’s done it again. I think of his last 21 games he’s had 18 30-plus disposals. Across the last two years it’s something like 30.
“If he’s not All-Australian, they’re not watching the games.”
Next up for the Western Bulldogs is a trip to Sydney to take on GWS in what is a must-win match to keep its finals hopes alive.
Listen to David King’s chat on SEN’s Whateley in the player below