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    The 20-1 Club

    Seven games into the 2017 season and Marcus Bontempelli stands alone, at least statistically.

    There was no shortage of influential Bulldogs in Saturday nightís five-point win over Richmond; Clay Smith, Tom Boyd, Luke Dahlhaus and Lachie Hunter come to mind, but for consistency, no one beats the Bont.

    In fact, the 21-year old is at a table for one in the 20-1 Club; that is, heís the only player in the AFL whoís put up 20 possessions and at least one goal in all seven games this season.

    Saturday nightís line was whatís become a standard Bontempelli outing: 27 touches, six clearances, nine tackles, four inside 50s and a goal, but itís the consistency that would most please coach Luke Beveridge.

    22 touches and two goals against the Pies in Round One, and 30-2 against the Swans in Round Two, followed by 24-1, 25-1, 22-1 and 22-3 against the Dockers, Roos, Lions and Giants, respectively.

    While Bontempelliís average disposals per game this year is virtually identical to last, itís his ability to hit the scoreboard that has jumped, up from a goal a game in 2016 to almost two this year.

    Speaking on Channel 7ís Game Day, Bontempelli said that itís the Beveridge mantra of versatility thatís seen the 21-year-old closer to goal, more often, a move thatís continuing to pay dividends for the Dogs.

    "It's something that Bevo really values and us as a group have grown to value... being able to play in a number of different positions.

    ďIt speaks to the strength of our midfield, probably, that we do have quite a few numbers who can play that inside midfield position and as a group, we have to continue to explore other opportunities, and for me, it's been trying to play that little bit deeper forward.

    ďHopefully, I can continue to have an impact there.Ē

    http://www.westernbulldogs.com.au/ne...8/the-201-club

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    Re: The 20-1 Club

    "The Bont!....The Bont,The Bont,The Bont!!!"
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    Re: The 20-1 Club

    Quote Originally Posted by redders70 View Post
    "The Bont!....The Bont,The Bont,The Bont!!!"
    "You know who it is! It's HIM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    "You know who it is! It's HIM!
    "Of course it's HIM!"
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    Re: The 20-1 Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    "You know who it is! It's HIM!
    Quote Originally Posted by redders70 View Post
    "Of course it's HIM!"
    Of course it's Lewis Taylor!
    He'll wrap you in his arms, Tell you that you've been a good boy.
    He'll rekindle all the dreams, It took you a lifetime to destroy.
    He'll reach deep into the hole, Heal your shrinking soul. But there won't be a single thing that you can do.
    He's a god, he's a man, He's a ghost, he's a guru.
    They're whispering his name. Through this disappearing land. But hidden in his coat Is a red right hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Of course it's Lewis Taylor!
    Poor old Lewie Taylor, he'll be forever measured up against the Bont who could be one of the greatest the game has ever seen if he keeps going at this rate.
    They've done studies you know, 60% of the time, it works every time!
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    Re: The 20-1 Club

    I've never seen a player run around in circles like Lewis Taylor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remi Moses View Post
    I've never seen a player run around in circles like Lewis Taylor
    Isn't that why they called Gary Cowton "Crazy Horse" because he ran around in circles like a crazy horse would.
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    Re: The 20-1 Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Remi Moses View Post
    I've never seen a player run around in circles like Lewis Taylor
    Must admit he isn't a dud though he does work hard, get the ball and it's not his fault stupid people chose him as the rising star.
    He might run around in circles but that could be caused by the team plan not being up to it yet.
    He will carve out 200 games I would Imagine.
    Bring back the biff

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