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    Re: The Rocco Jones/WOOF Norm Smith Sweep

    The only player across the 44 that I find moderately reasonable and that doesn't offend me by their existence is Cam Guthrie. So I assume that means I get someone else that I loathe...but I would...
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    Re: North Melbourne where are they at?

    Isn't it Brady Rawlings? They also have Glenn Luff as list manager, and Scott Clayton working alongside Rawlings in the football department.
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    Re: Essendon

    The guy who started the attack justified it with this:

    The EFC Finals account was created and designed to solely humiliate a rival club. Those who claim it is a ‘harmless’ account are clearly...
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    Re: Essendon

    I'm no expert on negotiation, but I would have thought opening with a ridiculous offer that everybody in the room knows is not remotely suitable, is not the best way to kick things off? Especially...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    Stringer and De Goey have had very similar careers to date. I would be interested to hear whether you rate Stringer as someone who goes missing.

    De Goey has finished top 10 in the Pies best and...
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    Re: 2021 Western Bulldogs Membership Thread

    It's not a very promising start, but I'm interested to see what other clubs offer. It's also interesting that they have come out with this plan before the season is confirmed (there was a story...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    There's a big garbage rumour floating around which is based ENTIRELY on Jack Higgins' girlfriend posting a video to Instagram that the bulldogs players were partying too loudly in Bailey Smith's room...
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    Re: Essendon

    Bit disrespectful not to give Fantasia one as well.
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    Re: Essendon

    Given the year that clubs have had, I think the issues with the club have to be more with personnel than environment. They haven't been to the Hangar in months.

    When you're stuck with the same...
  10. Re: What can the Western Bulldogs do to fix their flaws?

    I have (probably too much) confidence that he will come out and have a great year next year, and kick 30+ goals. His four completed seasons as a forward before this year he kicked 50, 38, 36, 36.
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  11. Re: What can the Western Bulldogs do to fix their flaws?

    A definite reason why Bruce got consistent games ahead of Schache was that he attacks marking contests with intent, and is willing to crash packs to create spillage. This didn't always happen, and he...
  12. Re: What can the Western Bulldogs do to fix their flaws?

    It's hard to argue that Gardner hasn't improved and developed while he's been on our list. Whether that improvement has got him to AFL standard is up for debate, but the overall development is...
  13. Re: What can the Western Bulldogs do to fix their flaws?

    I thought I'd look back at English's history in the ruck, and found this article link.

    This particular quote was pretty distressing:
    "the beauty for the Bulldogs is that they can let the...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    I think the King/Marshall tandem is almost a game changer in itself. Two of the most challenging positions to fill, and they have a 24 and 20 year old filling them.

    Clark and Coffield definitely...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    I would think the average wage for our top 10-15 players would be a fair bit higher than what the Saints was prior to the trade-ins last year. I don't think we have it all squirrelled away in a...
  16. Re: Where is the 2020 list at moving forward?

    He has definitely been AFL quality, but didn't set the world on fire this year and will be 31 before next season starts. If he is fit and maintains some pace, then he definitely has a role and would...
  17. Re: Where is the 2020 list at moving forward?

    It's nice to see a summary which lets us know when contracts end. Great idea for a thread.

    It seems incredible that we gave a 30 year old Sam Lloyd a contract extension at the start of the year -...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    Maybe I don't understand contracts properly, but the contract he signed is finished. He completed his contract - he's not breaking a contract halfway through. I don't really see the issue?

    At the...
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    Re: Charles Sutton Medal 2020

    9 of the top 10 played over 16 games, highlighting how important consistency was in the shortened season in terms of gathering votes. I wonder if we will see someone like Boak beat Neale to the...
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    Re: Charles Sutton Medal 2020

    Congratulations Caleb! A fantastic season receiving some very well-deserved recognition with AA and a Charles Sutton Medal!

    He averaged over 20 touches, 3.8 rebound 50s and 1.6 inside 50s. He was...
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    Re: Charles Sutton Medal 2020

    I think when you look at this, Macrae's 4th placing makes sense. I thought his last handful of games, particularly the final round and final, were far below his usual level. Libba on the other hand...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    We have three All-Australians this year who have earned whatever contract they're on, JJ who we know got a good contract, Keath, Trengove and Bruce presumably on decent money. I guess that suggests...
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    Re: Charles Sutton Medal 2020

    Bont 2nd

    Looks like congratulations are in order for Caleb Daniel for a fantastic season.
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    Re: Round 1 2021 Team

    I'd imagine that's an acknowledgement that we need a proper winger, and that Bazlenka is part of the centre-bounce mid rotation.
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    Re: Round 1 2021 Team

    I missed him, but yes I would be happy for him to be at Footscray - realistically he will probably play 1s ahead of Weightman, who will benefit from a full season of VFL/whatever the comp will be...
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    Re: Round 1 2021 Team

    Western Bulldogs
    B: Williams, Keath, Gardner
    HB: Daniel, Naughton, Crozier
    C: Hunter, Dunkley, Smith
    HF: JJ, Schache, Vandermeer
    F: West, Bruce, Wallis
    Foll: English, Bontempelli,...
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    Sticky: Re: Player Contract Status

    You're not wrong about valuing our list spots, and it is very hard from an outsiders perspective without a view of training, scratch matches etc. to know the reasons behind slowed development.

    On...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Bruce was disappointing, unfit and struggled to adapt to our structure this year. This does not mean that the trade is a failure and he will never play a good game for us. Here are his highlights...
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    Sticky: Re: Player Contract Status

    Yes, but it does open them up to being signed as delisted free agents by other clubs.
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    Sticky: Re: Player Contract Status

    So if it goes to 42 player lists (as per this link) and there is still a requirement to draft at least three players, we need to cut at least five from that list (including at least one rookie).
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    Re: Charles Sutton Medal 2020

    Caleb, Macrae, Smith, Bont, Libba, Wallis, English, Keath, Williams (all played 16+ games) in that order.

    Hunter, Crozier or VDM might sneak in to the top 10 but didn't have the consistency or...
  32. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 1 of the finals vs Eagles or Saints

    I'm worried after seeing the aerial shots of the Gabba tonight, that our zone will stretch too wide on the large ground and they will be able to cut through it. We are so dependent on pressuring the...
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    Re: Assistant coaches merry go round

    We didn't have any issues getting Gia or Dale Morris into coaching roles straight after retirement. I wonder if Boyd and Bevo are too stubborn to work together effectively.
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    Re: Welcome to the Westernbulldogs Ryan Gardner

    One of the most demoralising nights at the footy that I can remember. Plenty of competition for bad losses, but the magnitude of that in a major final was significant.
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    Re: Welcome to the Westernbulldogs Ryan Gardner

    Or Morris/Lake that played on Buddy in the 08 QF. His 8 goals that night popped up as an AFL 'Big Bags' video on twitter today - I wasn't sure which of Buddy's big bags was going to be featured...
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    Re: What happened on 12 February 2020?

    Are you sure it wasn't Danger's cheapie 'goal of the year' that we all logged on to discuss?
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    Re: 2020 Footy Finals (Weeks 1-3)

    I've been having this argument with my mates who think it was an exceptional goal. An uncontested mark was dropped and fell into Danger's arms, then he used a burst of speed to break clear before...
  38. Re: The nostalgia series - the best premiership EVER, 4 years ago today

    I think almost all of the Bulldog legends would swap their careers for Boyd/Biggs/Clay, as would I. However I think it depends on the psyche of the player - I don't think that someone like...
  39. Re: The nostalgia series - the best premiership EVER, 4 years ago today

    I had a couple of thoughts today, reflecting on Tom Boyd's grand final moments and overall career.

    1) Has there ever been a more outrageous and unexpected moment than Tom Boyd's 60m bomb to win a...
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    Re: Delisting and Retirements - 2020

    I'm sure he will regret missing out in 2016 and 2019, but he did still get to play in a flag in 2010 - as well as two All-Australians and a GWS B&F in his 325 games. Like GVG, I never liked him but I...
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