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  1. Thread: Two & Five

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    Poll: Re: Two & Five

    Yes, what he was accused of was as common then as it is now, but then there was even more hypocrisy than there is now.... And that's a big statement given what's been going on in our nation's capital.
  2. Thread: Two & Five

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    Poll: Re: Two & Five

    A handy Number 5 played at CHF in the '54 GF.

    Two years later he won a Brownlow playing in the centre.

    Played a total of 107 games. Not sure how many were in the No 5 guernsey.

    Forced out...
  3. Thread: Tom Alvin

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    Re: Tom Alvin

    I think there was a lot more to it, but as Mick doesnít go into details, thereís nothing to jog the memory after so much time. Most of the facts are hazy other than that it was definitely dirty work...
  4. Thread: Season over

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    Re: Season over

    It's a confusion.

    Coaches have more to do than set patterns, even half the posters on this board could do that.

    When coaches say that players aren't following instructions you have to...
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    Re: James Fantasia

    I have considerable support for the main thrust of this thread and I would expect a thorough review of the Football Department to occur at season's end, but I don't think that recruiting is...
  6. Re: Embattled coach Rodney Eade vows Dogs will bite back

    Don't think Rodney's poor, but he has to bear some responsibility for the worst result in over a decade and a half.

    Note I said "some" not all and "responsibility" not blame.

    I think both the...
  7. Re: Bulldogs look to SAS for Anzac inspiration

    QUOTE=AndrewP6;209517]If they need to do that to get up for a game, our season is in strife already.

    OK Andrew, I'm usually on your side, but I'm this time I'm not sure.

    I'm not one who wants...
  8. Re: The First 3 weeks - where do we need to improve to be a real contender?

    Exactly what I was thinking and wondering why it had not been mentioned.
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    Re: Game Day 2011 - R2 Western Bulldogs vs Bris

    Slowly the things we hoped for from Tommy are happening and with Lake back next week or the one after he'll only get better.

    PS Brian was a guest at the TopDogs lunch and had pulled up well and is...
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    Re: Game Day 2011 - R2 Western Bulldogs vs Bris

    Is it appropriate to take time off from complaining and to talk in terms of the transformation of the side, or perhaps the side in transition?

    It’s so different from the one we used to know and...
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    Re: Game Day 2011 - R2 Western Bulldogs vs Bris

    You can't be serious.

    After a big win like this, all the usual suspects will be dammed with faint praise and the context and the real issues will be ignored.

    Analysis is for fools, let the...
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    Re: Lets talk gameplan and tactics

    Dougie Hawkins once missed a round one thrashing through injury and remarked sometime later with a wry smile that it was a good round to miss.

    I wonder if Brian feels much the same.
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    Re: Lets talk gameplan and tactics

    Thanks for that and I agree with what you are saying in most things, I think my plan B stuff is what you call structural changes ala the Wallace Lock Down for when we were getting smashed.

    I agree...
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    Re: Lets talk gameplan and tactics

    Sorry my last reply was based on the idea that you wanted me to spell out the history more whereas you are being much more incisive.

    I understand what you are saying and know the evidence you...
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    Re: Lets talk gameplan and tactics

    I could enter into a blow by blow history but in brief the context is provided by the Bulldog Bite's posts. In a nutshell, the problems last season weren't solely as a result of injuries.

    Our...
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    Re: Lets talk gameplan and tactics

    I'm with you; there has been a rewriting of our history, which avoids asking the real questions about last season's problems, and which relies on an overly simplistic analysis based solely on...
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    Re: Lets talk gameplan and tactics

    With great respect mjp you must have more to say about the matter than this.

    No body is suggesting making it up as you go along, but are you suggesting that no contingency planning goes on?
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    Re: Round #2 Match Committee

    I'm an agnostic as far as our fringe defenders go ie yet to be convinced, but I don't have a fixed mind about them, today I thought both stood up under enormous pressure, not brilliantly but...
  19. Re: Game Day 2011 - R1 Western Bulldogs vs Essendon

    Funny as it seems from what I've seen at the odd training run and the praccie matches the way the dons played is what I thought we were trying to develop. Pressure the ball carrier, win the ball and...
  20. Re: Game Day 2011 - R1 Western Bulldogs vs Essendon

    We can get our whips out for the usual suspects, but in doing so we will miss the real import of today.

    We were beaten as a team. We were not competitive in the possession counts for any...
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    Re: Rate Our Preseason

    By bad habits and weaknesses I'm not so much referring to skill issues, but to our inability to play consistently at the level of intensity required.

    We frequently let teams jump out in front...
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    Re: Rate Our Preseason

    I was raised on the timeless bulldog supporters cry of "This year will be our year", so I'm hopeful but yet to be convinced. Mind you some Wallace coached teams looked awful preseason and then...
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    Re: Stand-alone team in the VFL.

    Has the limit on the number of AFL listed players that can play for a VFL side been removed?

    Recently someone, they know who they are but I can't remember the name, was telling me that the AFL...
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    Re: Who's your Tony Campbell?

    Jacko thought it, you thought it and so did I.
  25. Re: Expectations and all the guff that goes with it.

    My take is to say yes, SS has pointed to a very important matter and injuries were a major factor, but there were others which not only contributed to a less than satisfactory season which we seem to...
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    Re: Bulldoze The Debt

    I agree with the general drift of what you are saying GVG; I donít think when all the matters are put on the table that we have been badly dealt with by the AFL, but itís a messy arrangement and one...
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    Re: Jumpers and names?

    Names would only embarrass most callers and supposed experts.
  28. Re: Sherman keen to add bite as Bulldogs look to increase options in attack

    I'm tired of such rehashed light weight nonsense posing as news or anything at all interesting. It comes from the absence of a media strategy for the off season.

    During the season the games etc...
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    Re: Vale Gary Crane

    They broke the mould after Gary was made.
  30. Re: Liam Jones in 2011 - realistic expectations?

    It's certainly a point for consideration Mantis, and it's a nice position to be in because baring injuries we have an unprecedented flexibility to contemplate, no doubt our physical conditioning...
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    Re: Vale Gary Crane

    Gary Crane who died recently was a Bulldog through and through. Some are made but others are born and fortunately for us that was Gary’s lot in life; Footscray and its football club were the core of...
  32. Re: Liam Jones in 2011 - realistic expectations?

    There are a lot of positives to ponder in what you suggest EJ, certainly we never structure up in a consistent way. Rocket's mantra of never being predictable fits your suggestion.

    In the...
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    Re: Baker, Hayes nightclub fracas caught on camera

    If we needed further examples that media wise the Aints are up a certain creek without a paddle look no further than Rossie L’s sledging clarification.

    Remember a year ago the Blues showed us very...
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    Re: Baker, Hayes nightclub fracas caught on camera

    St Kilda hasn’t handled this matter well from the beginning, not in terms of dealing with that part of the girl’s claims that were genuine nor with the PR aspects. In fact they make the bluebagger...
  35. Re: Drum roll ........ And our new captain is ......!

    This is not an answer to your question GVG but by way of amplifying an aspect of Cooney's observed character.

    It's not so long ago that I recall, as I'm sure you do, Cooney being interviewed as...
  36. Re: Drum roll ........ And our new captain is ......!

    With respect Mantis, that isn't relevant, my argument is not about what I think of his performance. I've offered no opinion, what I've tried to do is to highlight what seems to be a counter factual...
  37. Re: Drum roll ........ And our new captain is ......!

    Now let me get this straight...

    Three regular posters have issues with the selection of our newly appointed captain who is a regular top 4 finish in the best and fairest, former winner and 5th in...
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    Re: Mitch Wallis = ??

    I don't know that it was a full coaching gig, but Terry Wallace and Brian Royal wished Wally hadn't gone out on such a disappointing note, ie at the end of '96 our worst season since '89.

    At some...
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    Re: We are better

    The point I was making was didn't they both point to the need for the coach to be dispensed with.
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    Re: We are better

    How this comes about... and how can we achieve it seem to me to be the questions we need to address.
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