From Leader Group Newspapers
Reported by Howard Leigh

WILLIAMSTOWN president Trevor Monti is convinced his club's alignment with the Western Bulldogs is ticking over smoothly despite last Saturday's 32-point loss to reigning VFL premier Geelong at Skilled Stadium.

He said it is more harmonious than the relationship with Collingwood which came to a conclusion at the end of last season.

"We are travelling terrifically well," Monti said. "Our relationship is far more effective, more satisfying and closer and more intimate than we had at Collingwood.

"Both clubs are really enjoying it. I believe I can speak for the Western Bulldogs, when I say we are both really happy."