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REIGNING premiers one year, a September wipe-out the next.

While Western Bulldogs fans revelled in the unveiling of their first premiership flag in 62 years, they have castigated the club's horror 2017, rating the season just 3.8 out of 10 when giving their verdict on the Dogs in an AFL.com.au survey.

One shining light for the Bulldogs was the form of 23-year-old Jack Macrae, who was voted the team's player of the season with 48 per cent of the vote.

While fellow midfielder Tom Liberatore was not alone in failing to recapture his 2016 form, he was named the biggest flop of the season for the Dogs, closely followed by trade bait forward Jake Stringer.

Here are the full survey results, plus a selection of Bulldog fans' moments to remember and forget.

What was the moment you'll remember?

Bailey Dale scoring four big ones against Port Adelaide when our season was still on the line.
- August Dawes, Adelaide SA

Unveiling the flag and beating Sydney again.
- Steven Cleal, Melton South Vic

Bob Murphy and Matty Boyd being chaired off with Luke Hodge.
- Kevin Carter, Mornington Peninsula Vic

Lewis Young sitting on Casboult's shoulder in his first game. Future star in the making.
- Daniel Murphy, Wahgunyah NSW

What was the moment you'd rather forget?

Being overrun by Port Adealide in the final quarter with a potential finals appearance on the line.
- Jed Langer, Melbourne Vic

 Getting blown away in second halves by GWS and Adelaide when competitive in the first halves.
- Travis Reid, Boyup Brook WA

Watching Liam Jones excel as a key defender at Carlton.
- John Hatfield, Lake Tyers Beach Vic

Not making the finals while being reigning premiers.
- Luke Taynton, Melbourne Vic

Bulldogs fans' season rating

3.8/10

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