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    Re: The Rocco Jones/WOOF Norm Smith Sweep

    Thanks Westdog54

    I'm thinking it's probably going to be 'motovated one' Lukey Dahlhaus that just rubs some salt into a wound for me :)
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    They've done well to get so many things happening. Into a GF and they've got deals simmering away. They will hit trade week with a distinct plan

    I'm sure we will as well but we are still waiting...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    I'm sure that there are some plausible reasons for the decline but the 'rebuild' being offered up is well off the mark is just a convient excuse and we've been exceptionally good at offering excuses...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    Agree 100% and for some of us this isn't being wise after the event.
    There weren't many of us in 2017 who weren't happy to have a gap year and you were certainly one that was calling that out. ...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    We need to find a point of difference to bridge the gap. Brilliant club rooms, a leading medical department, a great culture and a winning and successful environment are all thing that will attract...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    And there is the challenge for clubs to pry the likes of Clark and Constable from the Cats
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    They represent all players not just the top end talent so you would hope whatever model they used would be focused on serving the majority of the players
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    The PA thought it would provide for the middle of the road players allowing them to get to a club that would value their services but like a lot of things in life it essentially just favoured the top...
  9. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    Jeemak has really worked this rumour, I'm now getting mates contacting me about losing Dunkley. Bloody Jeemak :)
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    He has at least one more year in him. If he is fit enough I'd be interested
  11. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    The only way if this has any legs to it is if we don't see Dunkley as a midfielder anymore and want to play him more as a forward with some time in the ruck

    Failing that, he won't get traded
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    Re: Port will win the flag in 2020 - Hinkley

    Great attitude and approach, we need to be bolder with our ambitions and we an learn something from Port
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Just on Lachie Young, I suspect he is now being groomed for a permanent role on the wing given his aerobic capacity
    Could he model his game on Dursma?
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    3 or 4 less games I don't think would have slowed down his development

    He's another required player
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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    It depends on if we now see him more as a forward and a relief ruckman than a genuine midfielder
    I definitely wouldn't trade him unless a ridiculously good offer was made and Vred makes some good...
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    Re: Brownlow Medal 2020

    In regular season with 22 games 31 votes would be regarded as enough
    Neale has had a great season
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    Re: Brownlow Medal 2020

    I'd like to check last years votes against us but there seems to be a repeat of the match winners

    Grundy, Martin, Neale and Dangerfield so far

    We need to use a tagger more
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    Re: Brownlow Medal 2020

    Only 3 players so far who have polled in more than one game for us
    Seems very low to me but Bont should change that this round
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    We aren't likely to trade any player who is playing each week unless someone else is willing to pay overs and in the case of Richards that might be well overs.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    100%, we just need to make sure there is a valid reason why they aren't performing to their ability
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    Based on the ones that did come in they were mainly rookies.

    I just struggle with the concept of having all the playing list up in the Hub and we couldn't locate a couple of players to replace the...
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    Poll: Re: Rating our list 2020 Josh Bruce 17

    So you think the lack of a VFL is the reason why we played out of form players including Josh Bruce?
    I think it raises a question on the development of some younger players but it doesn't really...
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    12 months ago, the consensus here was that we had struck the right balance in the playing list with our mids, KP (we recruited KP bookends) and ruck mix etc however, given Richards was played through...
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    I think many of us can see the upside and the potential in his game plus some flaws as well so given all that why has he been as good as an automatic selection each week in what wasn't a good season...
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    Poll: Re: Rating our list 2020 Josh Bruce 17

    There is something that I keep seeing on linkedin that mentions the one way to alienate good employees is accept poor performances from a colleague or two. I think this concept applies to footy...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Time to get back on topic

    Matthew Suckling - Do we sign him up again for another season?
    Jackson Trengove - The indications are that Trengove won't be at the Dogs in 2021
    Buku Khamis - Do we...
  27. Re: 2020 Finals Footy - the Prelims and Grand Final Discussion

    Our midfield has learned to be competitive against strong opposition ruckman but they could be more effective if we more competitive with our hit outs. It's going to be interesting to see if we try...
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    Poll: Re: Rating our list 2020 Josh Bruce 17

    To me it's a simple concept in that we don't play him, or anyone else for that matter, who isn't performing. One rule for everyone
    Bruce needs to be challenged to come back in peak condition and...
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    Poll: Re: Rating our list 2020 Josh Bruce 17

    We did him and therefore the team no favors by playing Bruce regardless of his form and I think it sets a really poor standard for the playing group knowing that some players are being asked to...
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    Poll: Re: Rating our list 2020 Josh Bruce 17

    Incredibly poor season but a seriously good AFL quality player when in form

    He needs to be in top top condition on his return to the club and he should have a substantially improved 2021 season
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    Re: Port will win the flag in 2020 - Hinkley

    The Port coaching team as a particularly strong one. I would imagine both Voss and Monty will be asked to interview for the North job.
    I wonder if clubs will look at the way Port went about it this...
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    Richards has now completed 3 seasons with us and despite playing 17 of 18 games for us this year he really hasn't progressed like I think many of us thought he would have. Mofra pointed our before...
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    Re: Do you like wet weather footy?

    I used to love wet weather football as a balance to the drier conditions. You could see the players who really wanted to crack in.

    As for the rating I think were are still OK at it
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    Re: Port will win the flag in 2020 - Hinkley

    They put it on the line and while they have come up short, they've had a great season though. Hinkley and the club should be commended for their season.

    They have a bright future in front of them
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    It's hard to argue with that logic :)
  36. Re: 2020 Finals Footy - the Prelims and Grand Final Discussion

    After winning the flag they've been determined to go on with it. Kudos to them
    We can be creative with our excuses but we should have seen stronger performances after our flag win
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    Re: North Melbourne where are they at?

    Not as a permanent option, apparently he has no ambitions to be a senior coach
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    I think we are aligned in our views and there is a sameness about him and Hunter in the way that they play but if he could be acquired by a player trade we still might be interested in Phillips
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    Re: North Melbourne where are they at?

    I feel for Shaw and hope he gets back on track quickly.

    North will potentially appoint Paul Roos as interim coach until someone else can be appointed, He will oversee the search for a coach and...
  40. Thread: Essendon

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    Re: Essendon

    While he has a point, intimidating and threatening someone isn't on.
    It's not that hard to ignore people
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