Counting Down by player jumper numbers First match of pre-season cup Friday February 20. Western Bulldogs v Richmond. Dogs and Tigers to open 2004. The first match of the pre-season competition. First match for premiership points Sunday 28th March. Western Bulldogs v West Coast at Telstra Dome. That's 38 days away 38 Daniel Cross 38 Douperouzal Bruce 38 Petraglia 38 Sedat Sir 38 Saadi Ghazi 38 Sedat Sir Height 189 Weight______84 Date of Birth __ _6 March 1975 Years played 1995 to 1998 Senior Games _____24 Goals ____0 Disposals ____156 Recruited 1993 National Draft pick #54, second pick of just 2 picks.West Coburg/Central Dragons U/18 Honours Reserves Premiership Player. Played for Parkside with his brother in 2003 as Captain. Here is a piece on him He was of Egyptian background. His ancestors were building pyramids when northern Europeans were just throwing stones at each other. The Bulldogs were lucky because Sedat was specialist defender. At the guernsey presentation, they awarded him the number 38 worn with distinction by Bruce Duperouzel and Saadi Ghazi during his second stint at the Whitten. Sir had a decent physique for a backman. 188 centimetres tall and 85 kgs. The Westerners did not rush Sedat. They gave him two years in the reserves. He developed a reputation as a no frills defender that did every job asked of him. He was a down back kind of bass player. Not a larger than life front man like the David Lee Roth of football. Perhaps because of his ethnic origin, Sedat was quick at helping to build a wall at half back or on the last line of defence. Plus for a kid he was cool as Ice-T in a crisis. He seemed unruffled by feverish activity and chaos and clutter around him. Sir had a bonus at the business end of 1994. He was a member of the Bullies' Reserves Premiership side. Sedat made his senior debut in 1995. He had 5 games in the Ones that year. He wasn't the type to rack up 30 disposals over four quarters. But you looked at the stats of his opponents and you realised they'd made a limited contribution. He was able to wear an adversary like a second skin. Sir had superb discipline and great powers of concentration for a fella 20 years old. Through 1996, the double S played four senior games. He spent the rest of the season in the seconds doing the Australian Democrats - keeping blokes honest. He made 7 senior appearances in 1997. Sedat Sir was at his best in Round 10 against Essendon at the MCG. He kept Blake Caracella under wraps and calmly ran out of defence gathering 10 kicks and 3 marks to feed the dynamic Doggie midfield. The young defender showed he would be intimidated by no one in particular. For example, in the 21st Round of 1998, a night match also v. the Dons at the MCG, Sir stood his ground under intense physical pressure from Jordon Doering and David Calthorpe. Sedat had 7 senior games in 1998. He capped his career by playing well in the Bulldogs 1998 Reserves Premiership team. He finished up with 23 senior games and around 100 in the Twos between 1993 and 1998. Sir transferred to VFL team Williamstown where he has kept the backline tight yet calm. A man with maturity beyond his years. http://www.coodabeens.com.au/dukes_25032000.htm 38 Daniel Cross Current Player we know about. 38 Douperouzal Bruce What's his first name? 38 Petraglia What's his first name? 38 Saadi Ghazi Is this a joke or somebody's real name? Who can tell us anything about Sir, Douperouzal and Petraglia?