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    Re: Training 2021 Season

    Did we somehow manage to sneek Aker onto our list in the mid season draft ?
  2. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Re: MRO Thread

    The media commentary and language on Selwood remains astonishing. Great player but I will never understand how his darker side is rarely called out for what it is as he has form in this area.
  3. Re: Three things you've learned. Round fourteen 2021 v Geelong

    1. I now have a great appreciation of what it must have felt like for local Uraguayans having to listen to an Aussie centric commentary team during their World Cup qualifier against us. Seriously...
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    Re: The Moment: Rnd 14, 2021 vs Geelong

    From Scott’s defensive mark with just over a minute remaining, not having the wherewithal to eat down the clock from this point.
  5. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 12 Vs Fremantle 2021

    I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t believe it.

    Anyway, from Mitch’s lack of pace means that he has struggled with the defensive requirements of the modern game, meaning the pressure to retain the ball...
  6. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 12 Vs Fremantle 2021

    Not in the primary starting midfield per se, but regularly McNeill is setup around the stoppages forward of centre applying defensive pressure acts on the opposition smalls. Just part of an extended...
  7. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 12 Vs Fremantle 2021

    There are many players with young families making sacrifices through COVID. Mitch is not alone in this regard, and he is our senior Vice Captain. Any reluctance he might have would be based on how he...
  8. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 12 Vs Fremantle 2021

    27 players in the travelling posse, and assuming the ~8 listed injured players not amongst them, leaves only a handful of fit players left at home. Seems a very large fall from grace for Mitch from...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R9 2021

    It was obvious on the TV that he had sustained a depression to his cheekbone but kept on playing.
    Will be interesting if the doctors rule him out this week as he was one of their better players on...
  10. Re: Always Right Match Committee Round 9 vs Port Adelaide

    As frightening the prospect is, I would be interested to see how Keith, Young and Cordy might work against Dixon, Marshall and Georgiades this week. I’d prefer to see Cordy transition to the third...
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    Re: The Moment: Rnd 7, 2021 vs Richmond Tigers

    It was such a mismatch in talent. Going into the game I had such high hopes that Schache might have improved in his attack at the ball, and reading of the flight. I think I came away more...
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    Re: The Moment: Rnd 7, 2021 vs Richmond Tigers

    There were a couple of consecutive occasions where Noah Balta took what could only be described as uncontested marks on Schache highlighting the significant mis-match of abilities in reading the...
  13. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Re: MRO Thread

    Norf have to appeal that. What an horrendous MRO decision. They’ve completely lost the plot.
  14. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Re: MRO Thread

    Totally agree with this.
    Harbrow seemed to run slightly by the ball and went for impact instead of the footy which got Gibbons high.
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    Re: From villain to hero - who is next?

    I like the suggestion a lot.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    In case it hasn’t been said before :D absolutely loving your effort with this thread Merantau.

    It needs bottling.
  17. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 2 vs West Coast Eagles 2021

    and a tiny thing called COVID
  18. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 2 Vs west Coast Eagles 2021

    I wouldn't discount a key change in coaching / match committee personnel being a factor. For one, taking out our senior assistant coach in Gia is likely to have a factor in the conversation being had...
  19. Re: Bankers & Anchors, Rnd 1 2021 vs Collingwood Magpies

    Duplicate
  20. Re: Bankers & Anchors, Rnd 1 2021 vs Collingwood Magpies

    Not the traditional Bankers / Anchors format but Michael Wilson’s amazing photo of Bailey Smith in itself is a Banker as was Bailey’s great game.

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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    EasternWest ran the Dylan Addison Appreciation Society for many years.
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    Re: Amazon Prime Series - Making Their Mark

    I’ve only finished up to ep 5 but have been struggling with Matthew Nicks style and messaging to his team continuing to getting smashed. As a new coach in a small footy mad state showed the pressure...
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    Poll: Re: Round 1, Bounce 1...who starts in?

    For the first bounce I'm happy with English, Bont, Macrae and Libba. Keen to back Tim in. There will be plenty of chances for Stefan to impose himself in the ruck duties.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    I'm loving this thread from Merantau, and waiting in anticipation for it to reach the #26, and to read who NBP sees as the best to have worn it. I'm going early with Danny Del Re ;)
  25. Poll: Re: Starting the season against Collingwood this week. I feel:

    I really don't know but hoping that we kick the season off well. What I am hoping to see is Grundy's influence negated, and that our goal-kicking woes are behind us. Really looking forward to Friday...
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    Re: Practice Game snippets

    Hey Jeemak, without being in a position to watch the game, I'm assuming that you're being cynical here? Quite genuinely, for those that watched, did the new rule seem to have an effect on opening up...
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    Re: Preseason Training 2021

    Just an entree to JUH one day taking one of the greatest high marks of all time, hopefully not over Zaine.
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    Re: Number #6

    Luke Dahlhaus during his prime was a fantastic contributor for us.
    Incredibly courageous, came through the hard way for 154 games and a Premiership puts him right up there.
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    Great pick up.
    Thought he was good enough to get an invite to train at AFL level, assuming he hasn’t.
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    Re: Preseason Training 2021

    He’s a character in Netflix’s “Dark” series.
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Adding Jamarra and Dominic to the primary list takes our total to 36 by my reckoning.

    Add the 6 finalised Cat A rookies in Gardner, Sweet, Cavarra, Hayes and Roarke and now McNeill.

    We reach...
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    Re: Welcome To The Western Bulldogs Lachlan McNeil

    He looks like a has a good turn of speed on him. But surprised that he didn’t catch the eye of others with that breakaway speed. I think it’s perfect use of the rookie draft. Another Vanders type...
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    Re: Preseason Training 2021

    Dunks is going to be even more pis_ed off coming to terms with that look.
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    Re: Welcome to the Westernbulldogs Adam Treloar

    I do hope that Jon Ralph's twitter version just now is correct and how it plays out for us:
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    Re: Welcome to the Westernbulldogs Adam Treloar

    It staggers belief that the Treloar trade could be signed off without the minimum pricing agreement in place that stipulates which club pays what, and when. Actually, it's staggering that it would...
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    Re: Welcome to the Westernbulldogs Adam Treloar

    It certainly is a strange look for the AFL. Like what’s the purpose of Ken Wood and the trade deadline if key terms such as agreement to the trade’s ‘pricing schedule’ have not been ratified. There’s...
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    Re: Delisting and Retirements - 2020

    Is Lewis known to be of good stock?
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    Re: Treloar as an outside mid - Please explain.

    Apols up front for some form of death by stats but in in terms of Adam's kick to handball ratio he does sit in the higher category of ~1.20 handballs per kick, but he is in very good company with...
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    Re: 2021 Jumper Numbers

    Unless there's some connection to it, I'd prefer to see Caleb get a single digit number. #35 just seems too big for him.
    I'd give him #1. Hey he's now our reigning B&F winner.
  40. Thread: Essendon

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    Re: Essendon

    Unless Pickering, who should well know what this deal would take, pre-warned Dunkley on the outcome that eventuated, as his manager it is he who completely misread the room on this one.

    I'm...
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