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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    From 1983 to1993 Brian Royal played 199 games in the #33 and kicked 299 goals. A pure rover he was quick to establish himself in the side. He was fast, tenacious and skilled on both sides of his...
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    From '75 to '81 John Reid played 78 games for us in the #33. He came to us from Melbourne and after finishing with us he went to Sydney for 2 years.
    These notes courtesy of Wikipedia.

    Reid had a...
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    From '63 to '69 Ivan March played 77 games in the #33. Another product of the remarkable Braybrook Football Club Ivan was a 6'1" ruckman who tipped the scales at 84kg. He kicked 33 goals - a good,...
  4. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 8 Vs Carlton 2021

    Zaine has not improved in four years. He lacks the tools to improve. He is too small to compete with the bigger guys and too slow to compete with smaller but more agile players. He tackles well, he...
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    In 1994 Craig Ellis debuted in the #32. He was with us for 8 years and 107 games. In 2002 he went to Melbourne for a season where he played 15 games before retiring.

    I thought he was one of those...
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Not sure if you get a glimpsie of "Fossie" in this clip but there was some bloody good players in this 1985 side.

    https://youtu.be/l5MaMnNtw7Q

    But you'll definitely see "Fossie" in this clip.
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    From '83 to '93 Peter Foster played 163 games in the #32 and kicked 56 goals. In 3 seasons at Fitzroy he played just 7 games and kicked 2 goals as a CHF.

    He had played only four games with us when...
  8. Re: WOOF Player Awards 2021 - R6 Dogs vs Tigers

    4 Libba
    3 Dale
    2 Daniel
    1 Naughton

    2 Naughton
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    Re: AFL Game Day R7 2021

    Geelong got done in the last minute - what a shame.
  10. Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    JJ is a player in "no man's land" at the moment. I would leave him in the VFL to get his mojo back. He is a shadow of his former self and has shown very little since coming back in.
  11. Re: Three things you've learned. Round seven 2021 v Richmond

    1. We were still in the game (just) with five minutes to go
    2. Richmond's 2nd half intensity was extreme and we did not cope.
    3. Our outs really hurt us.
  12. Re: Banker and Anchors: Rnd 7, 2021, vs Richmond Tigers

    Bankers
    1. Bailey Dale
    2. Astro
    3. Hunter

    Anchors

    1. Missing very gettable goals
    2. Midfield capitulation in the 3rd
    3. Big name players not doing enough.
  13. Re: The Moment: Rnd 7, 2021 vs Richmond Tigers

    Bont's miss. Unforgivable especially as it was a soft free kick. The 3rd quarter was one long moment. It made "War and Peace" look like a short story. Still, don't forget we could have drawn level...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Richmond R7 2021

    Thanks for the clarity Soupaman. It has always been your default position and I appreciate it because it lifts my spirit after a loss.
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    Re: WB Game Day V Richmond R7 2021

    Well that was a reality check. But let's not forget that it's a game of inches. Who knows what would have happened had Lipinski not hit the post? If Bruce's late snap had been a goal? Sure, I'm an...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Richmond R7 2021

    We need to start cracking in like they did. I still think we can win this game. It's all about winning the stoppages and getting numbers to thd ball.
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    Re: WB Game Day V Richmond R7 2021

    Agree. He had a player short on his own and kicked long to a 3 or 1. Not good.
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    Re: WB Game Day V Richmond R7 2021

    We have made some poor decisions and they have pounced. We need to pile on the pressure in the second half.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    From '73 - '82 Ian Dunston played 172 games and kicked 135 goals as a ruck rover. He won 3 B&Fs with us and booted 7 goals on the day KT kicked 15. He was a prolific ball winner.
    We sold him to...
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    From '62 to '65 John Reilly played 39 games at Carlton before crossing to us. He played 55 games in the ruck between '66 and '69 wearing #32.
    In 1970 he returned to South Fremantle and played in a...
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Yes, absolutely.
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    Yes, of course. My bad. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    There is a very comprehensive bio of Arthur "Chidda" Stevens on Wickipedia. Here's the link.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Stevens_(Australian_footballer)
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    Harvey Stevens joined us from Collingwood in 1953 and promptly won our B&F. He wore #32. He was a solid ruckman not averse to kicking a goal. He played in Collingwood's 1952 GF team and our 1954...
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Bailey Dale debuted in 2015 in the #31 and has now played 65 games and kicked 64 goals. Highly skilled it looks like he's finally found his mojo as an attacking half back.
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    Peter Street played at Geelong from 2001 – 2003 for 17 games and 3 goals. From 2004 – 2008 he was with us for 61 games and 13 goals.Total 78 games and16 goals.

    At 6'11" he was well equipped to...
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    From '98 to '03 Mark Alvey played 45 games and kicked 28 goals in the #31. He then went to Essendon for a couple of years. He was a good player but was competing with a lot of good midfielders for a...
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Kelvin Templeton kicks 15 goals 9 against St Kilda.

    https://youtu.be/ndV9_psfy0w
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    From 1974–1982 Kelvin Templeton played 143 games for us and kicked 494 goals. In 1983–1985 he played for Melbourne 34 times and kicked 99 goals. Total 177 games for 593 goals.

    He kicked 100 goals...
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Yes, I must say, I also feel that these days, with players being well paid, a player's career is diminished if they choose to leave and play elsewhere.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Best #21 Tom Liberatore # 22 Wally Donald. #23 Simon Atkins. #24 Gary Dempsey. #25 Herb Henderson. #26 Ray Walker. #27 Stephen McPherson.# 29 Tory Dickson. #30 Matthew Robbins.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    So, best #11 - Jack Macrae. #12 Greg Epplestun #13 Gia # 14 John Schultz #15 Scott Wynd #16 I think Matthew Croft but there's a bit of support for Ryan Griffen. #17 I think Tom Boyd but others think...
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    So here is a summary of what we have so far. I'll start with #1 thru #10
    #1 Andrew Purser, #2 Bob Murphy, #3 Ted Whitten, #4 Marcus Bontempelli, #5 Matthew Boyd, #6 Brad Johnson, #7 Doug Hawkins, #8...
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    Our first #31 of note was Barry Smith who played from 1960 to 1965 - 6 years, 78 games. He was a wingman who had heaps of pace and was very elusive. It was easier to tackle dust than get a hand on...
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    I will now begin on the numberd 31 - 40 starting tomorrow.
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    #30 is a tricky one. We've got three candidates - Don McKenzie, Ross Abbey and Mathew Robbins. All played a similar number of games. Don coached us. Ross played for Victoria. Hard to pick a stand...
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Neil Cordy was a very good player no doubt but for me it has to be Tory Dickson. I will be first to admit that I was singularly unimpressed recruiting a 25? year old who'd been plying his trade...
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    I think Charlie may have developed eyesight problems which played a role in his early retirement.
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    Barry Hall was excellent for us and I would have liked him to play on for another season.

    So on to #29. Who gets the nod?
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    Re: Josh Dunkley's Surgery Update

    Surely 12 weeks is not set in stone. Hopefully he will recover earlier than that.
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