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    Re: The Tall Dogs in 2020 - a change in tactics?

    Playing 3 tall's deep in the forward line would be problematic so there will be some tinkering
    Bruce and Naughton are of course great contested marks
    Bruce and Schache are very mobile and capable...
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Louis Butler

    It's not easy sometimes
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Louis Butler

    Richards as well.
    Butlers kicking is pretty good anb earned some praise
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    Richards vs Lipinski

    I've talked about the potential for competition between a few players this year but I think the two that might slug it out and potentially go head to head for a position in the midfield are Ed...
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    If he goes anywhere near performing to Smiths level in his first season he's in for an excellent one
  6. Thread: Harley Bennell.

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    Re: Harley Bennell.

    It was a calculated decision and one that always carried a higher risk level on a couple of levels. I doubt they're in anyway surprised but would be hoping that he can turn it around from here
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    Re: Getting Lippi with it

    He's apparently had another good summer with his training which is a positive indicator for the season ahead

    It's not hard to share your excitement
  8. Thread: Harley Bennell.

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    Re: Harley Bennell.

    Another blow for Bennell and a tough break for him. It's nearly Feb and he's still not logging the K's and very much on a reduced training schedule. He's played 2 games since 2015 and badly needs...
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Louis Butler

    And more importantly played for Campbells Creek in the juniors :)
  10. Thread: Events Thread

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    Re: Events Thread

    This is the issue, we would have at least 10 stickied threads. I tend to add them closer to actual events starting date
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    Despite racking up an impressive 41 senior games in his 2 years with us I wonder if 2020 will be a bit more challenging for Richards?

    In his first season he was mainly used as a defender and...
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    Re: Getting Lippi with it

    I'm not as confident that the MC will view Lipinski in that way but maybe they will. I suspect though that he's going to have to prove himself all over again which is a great problem for the team...
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    Re: Getting Lippi with it

    Ledge the thread is mainly about Lipinski and if you want to focus on Westy it would be great if your started a thread about him. He's a gun.
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    Re: Getting Lippi with it

    This time last year Lipinski had a brilliant pre-season and had added muscle and was playing good footy. After one disappointing game in the JLT he was pushed right down the order and had to work...
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    Re: Preseason Training - 2020

    It's Lachie Young. I've got high hopes for him this year if we are bold enough to give him a chance
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    Re: 2020 WB Membership Thread - Target 50,000

    I'm really interested to see if we can crack the 50K mark but I won't be disappointed if we get 48K

    It's good to be ambitious
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    Re: The half time break / Length of the game

    Interesting discussion about the length of the game on the Hun

    The AFL Players’ Association says it is keen to discuss the “obvious benefit” of shortening the length of quarters in games to help...
  18. Thread: Brisbane Lions

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    Re: Brisbane Lions

    I think comrade has nailed it, a bit of a mixed bag but if Brisbane's medical team does get on top of his injury troubles he can really help their back line
  19. Thread: Brisbane Lions

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    Re: Brisbane Lions

    Did you say the same when we were interested in Hurley?
  20. Thread: Brisbane Lions

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    Re: Brisbane Lions

    I see Marcus Adams finished 2nd in the Brisbane 3km time trial behind Jarrod Berry
    We all know about his constant battles with injuries but that is an impressive effort by Adams and if he can stay...
  21. Thread: Essendon

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    Re: Essendon

    I don't think he will ever have the tank to be mainly a midfielder so if I was at Essendon I would be be hoping for him to play 85% in forward line. They'd be happy with anything close to a 50 goal...
  22. Thread: Essendon

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    Re: Essendon

    Just reading on twitter that Jake Stringer has smashed his time trail and Essendon are looking for him to spend more time in the midfield. If the penny has finally dropped for Stringer then that's...
  23. Thread: Hawthorn

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    Re: Hawthorn

    It might come down to how much they get from Wingard who I think many would have regarded as an under performed star.
    Impey also didn't play well and there will be high expectations on Mitchell...
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    Re: Bailey Dale in 2020

    I get the caution. He's showed ability at a time when it was critical for him to do so given his contract situation. If he loses even just a bit of the drive he had last year he will struggle to...
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    Re: Bailey Dale in 2020

    Will adding a 3rd tall into the forward line potentially limit Dale? He's good at leading into the space and holding his marks but the bigger blokes might be more of a target for the mids
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    Re: Bailey Dale in 2020

    He's one of the harder players to judge for this season. A player who can impact the score in a hurry but can also go quiet for a while

    Given his encouraging season in 2019 I hope he is prepared...
  27. Re: AFL considering a State of Origin revival to support victims of Australia’s bushfire crisis

    Our best players should be pleading their case to play in this and I hope our clubs makes them available if they are fit enough
    It's an awesome opportunity for the players
  28. Thread: Hawthorn

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    Re: Hawthorn

    I think the one thing that the Hawks do better than most is extract value from their late order draft picks
    Their ability to target established players has been pretty effective as well and to top...
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    Re: Rance retires to focus on family and faith

    I thought you didn't rate him?
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    Re: Rance retires to focus on family and faith

    I could argue the point if someone was to call him a superstar but I don't think there is much doubt that he was a very good player for many years.
    Had he played in the red, white and blue I think...
  31. Thread: New Members

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    Sticky: Re: New Members

    The balance of powers has been restored. Welcome back Easty :)
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    Re: Technical difficulties and changes

    Clear the cache and that should fix it
  33. Thread: Hawthorn

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    Re: Hawthorn

    Is there a reason why so many in the media and Hawthorn supports think they will be a top 6 team in 2020?
  34. Thread: Hawthorn

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    Hawthorn

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    Eight reasons to be excited about Hawthorn in 2020

    A Brownlow Medallist returns, a bargain recruit joins the attack and there’s a heap of experience. But perhaps the man in the...
  35. Thread: Collingwood

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    Re: Collingwood

    I'm not sure why but I never rate Collingwood highly but in recent years they have performed well
    I think Buckley is a better coach than he is often given credit for

    In 2020 are they genuine...
  36. Thread: Collingwood

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    Collingwood

    From the HUN

    It was a devastating end to 2019 for Collingwood fans.

    After entering the preliminary final as short-priced favourites, a disappointing three quarters left them just short of the...
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    Re: Weird pre-season ideas 2020

    Who would they replace in the backline DR?
    It's an intriguing conundrum to find homes for 2 quality players but both of them are very likely to be behind in the pecking order.

    I think Wally is...
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    Re: Technical difficulties and changes

    A quick note to advise we have had some spammers try and join the site in the last few days.
    Our security measures make them fairly easy to identify and block

    While I'll be extra diligent before...
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    Re: Our most disappointing loss for 2019?

    In the round 5 game Cripps had 37 possessions and was a dominate player bringing others into the game (32 handballs) but we learned a lesson and manned him up in the round 13 game keeping him to a...
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    Re: Our most disappointing loss for 2019?

    We structured up poorly and just thought we would overrun them but the fact we didn't try and shut a couple of their guys down was confusing. I get Bevo doesn't like us to tag but at times we need...
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