Young team given a significant boost with retention of senior player.
Adam Cooney has signed on the dotted line again with the Western Bulldogs, committing the next two years of his career to the AFL club.
The former Brownlow Medalist said it was an easy decision to make, especially given the strides forward they have made as a playing group since he joined.
“I wasn’t close at all,” he said.
“I’ve said all along I wanted to stay at the footy club – it’s the place that gave me my start. I’ve been here for 10 years, I’m rapt to sign on for another two and hopefully be a Bulldog for life.”
“Even Dad rang me last week and asked me if I was coming home to Adelaide because it was in the news over there. A lot reported, but all just crazy rumours.
“As long as we keep improving … we’re going to have a successful few years.
“I’ve shown patches where I can play good footy … but we’ve got a really emerging midfield, so as long as I’m a good part of that, I’m happy.
“They have a spirit. They’re really determined young guys and a lot fitter than I was when I started, so that’s handy.”
Cooney also revealed his surgically repaired knee was feeling much better and was confident it would be stronger than ever ahead of the 2014 season.