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

    I'm just relieved we won't have to watch Daniel climb an opponent's leg like a possum up a tree to effect a spoil ever again.
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    Re: Getting Lippi with it

    This is in no way intended as a slight, but Lipinski's our poor man's Macrae.

    Clever, tireless and smart enough to utilise his ample assets over his deficiencies. That's the mark of a driven, self...
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    Re: Brisbane Lions

    All we were fed was the 'fresh start' angle, others may know if there's more afoot ... Suspect he'd simply had a gutful of his wretched luck combined with our post-flag hangover and the view that...
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    Re: Brisbane Lions

    True. When he finally made it onto the park he had a couple of influential games as an interceptor during Brissy's late charge including that nail-biter over the Handbaggers - but they soon...
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    Re: Bailey Dale in 2020

    This to the nth degree. To my mind he's just as likely to be playing VFL by the mid way point as is he is to be one of our top three goalkickers.

    He absolutely can have an impact, he's shown it....
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    Re: Brisbane Lions

    I'm both fond of and bullish about Brissy, but after last season's meteoric rise I wonder if they'll find it doesn't just automatically happen in 2020.

    Our tilts against them should be...
  7. Re: Eight reasons for Bulldogs fans to get excited about 2020

    Yay. Expectation. What could possibly go wrong.

    Tis hard not to feel some excitement.

    We've got some atoning to do.
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    Re: Our depth players

    That's the thing, Zaine will always try his guts out but asking him to regularly punch above his weight has predictable consequences.

    Keath's arrival might spell trouble for Cords, but it might...
  9. Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    Indeed. How's that 2020 demarcation plan going to pan out if things get rough?

    It Rutten going to bite his tongue? Are the players? How about you Joey? Living the dream mate? Morale's going to be...
  10. Re: Essendonís nightmare injury run goes from bad to worse before the Christmas break

    I might be looking forward to the Essington's 2020 season almost as much as ours.

    On top of thinking they'll simply be crap, imagine them being crap with dead duck Woosha running the show, itchy...
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    Re: Weird pre-season ideas 2020

    Josh Schache.

    Centre Half Back.

    You heard it here first. And Josh will hate every minute of it almost as much as we will.
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    Re: 2020: Round 1 Team

    The distinction's increasingly blurred these days but while Keath's a competitive 1-on-1 opponent I don't think pure negation is his stock and trade.

    Reckon Bevo will want him rebounding at every...
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    Re: 2020: Round 1 Team

    This is a noteworthy development. If form eludes him Wood no longer has the 'he's the skipper so he can't be dropped' safety net.

    Perhaps Easton inherits the calming elder statesman role vacated...
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    Re: Who To Give The Jumper Numbers To?

    Zeno Tzatzaris says come at me son!
  15. Re: Champion Data rates us second best in 2020

    That Brisbane ranking alone undermines the validity of the whole shabang.

    Us at #2? Come on.
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    Re: 2020: Round 1 Team

    If we can't find a spot for someone with Daniel's talents with ball in hand, we're either absolutely flying or not trying hard enough.

    I see him on a wing floating between the arcs, helping...
  17. Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Matt Suckling

    I'm 99% certain that's Libba's arm.

    Nah stuff it. 100% certain.
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    There are many things that have experienced Jakey's brand of pressure.

    An opponent is not one of them.
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    Don't spoil the narrative!
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    At this stage literally anything's preferable than making Windy Hole your chosen home. Even if you're the highly touted son of a gun.

    Father-son prospect quits footy to pursue NFL punting career...
  21. Re: Carlton fined $10,000 for AFL drug code breach

    My money's on Gowers.
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    Re: Pity about Marngrook

    This is a bit shit, and truly what the footy media landscape needs; less diversity.

    They clearly should've courted more douchey, middle-aged ex-players fond of pocket-pissing and mindless clichťs....
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    Re: 2020 Fixture

    QUICK! Everyone over to bombreblitz!

    I will NEVER tire of that gag.

    Things just going magnificently at Windy Hole aren't they?
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    Re: Footscray? Yeah but no but yeah.

    I suppose it rates a mention due to PG volunteering he's at least pondered the merits of a change back ... perhaps during the same phase we re-embraced our old jumper?

    Must say as long as you'll...
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    Re: Lets discuss - Tory Dickson

    At risk of plonking carts before horses, if reality matches expectations for 2020 I reckon Dickson is a much more effective/productive piece on a contending team than a middling one.

    If Bevo's...
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Well, I hadn't suggested 'not good enough for them = not good enough for us' as a blanket rule to recruitment.

    And agreed Robertson's unlikely to gel with Bevo's modus operandi - but on the...
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Small forwards and tight-checking mids are the two list gaps that stand out now.

    Robertson could obviously plug one of those roles and I'd rather have him than Hayes to be frank but if he's not...
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    Re: The Woofer Insight

    This is true, right before the club drafted him and duly plonked him in a school in the outer western burbs of Melbourne.
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    Re: The Woofer Insight

    She's a long time between drinks from now until our first pre-season injury, so why not ...

    Location: North Melbourne

    Your train line to the footy when you take the train: Yeah nah, walking...
  30. Poll: Re: 1st Annual Actual Winner of the Trade Period - 2019

    I also can't fathom the pats on the back the Bombres are enjoying.

    It's not as if coercing players not to flee a toxic workplace is a strange new experience for them.
  31. Poll: Re: 1st Annual Actual Winner of the Trade Period - 2019

    Hold the phone, who really dominated #TradePeriod?

    https://i.ibb.co/GtT7kLb/Screen-Shot-2019-10-16-at-7-48-15-PM.png

    Who among us couldn't get enough?
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    The true genius in Dodo puffing his chest out is he's just dumped a dissatisfied player back in the lap of the coaches and playing group.

    Add in Woosha's slow walk of the plank and there's going...
  33. Re: Welcome to the WesternBulldogs - Josh Bruce

    Finally we can make hay from Lachie Hunter's skied lollypops into forward fifty.

    Just clunk everything lads.
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    I can't recall the trades themselves nor the parties involved but wasn't there some public discussion last year about the AFEL orchestrating the announcement timing of certain "big" trades?

    I'd be...
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    It's apt they're describing trade week with constipation-themed analogies.

    https://i.ibb.co/yYBx5NZ/Screen-Shot-2019-10-16-at-10-38-46-am.png

    Push boys, push.
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    This is how!

    https://i.ibb.co/4MfWST1/Screen-Shot-2019-10-13-at-9-00-41-pm.png

    Joey, stare blankly at the sky if you're being held against your will!

    Hahahaha f**k that poisonous skidmark of...
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    Oh I reckon Dodo gets it completely.

    They truly HAVE to win trade week because it's not as if they win anything else.
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    https://i.ibb.co/DLJwptt/Screen-Shot-2019-10-12-at-6-00-05-PM.png

    https://i.ibb.co/7njq7x9/Screen-Shot-2019-10-12-at-6-04-02-PM.png
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    We may as well create and sticky a schadenfreude-themed Bombre thread at this rate ...

    https://i.ibb.co/wyBbSjc/Screen-Shot-2019-10-11-at-3-46-54-PM.png

    Over to you, Dodo.
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    Re: Following our ex's...................

    Can we trade Garlo for Peter Bell?
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