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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by always right View Post
    He probably gets buggered from carrying some of his team mates. He was sensational tonight and has been a shining light all season. It could be said that Bont rarely plays four quarters.
    Whilst I agree with you, I would like to see him take another step and finish games strongly - Selwood and Danger are good examples.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. I hate losing. How did we endure it so long?
    2. Joel Selwood is a very unlovable footballer
    3. There is one thing I'd like to learn, but haven't. Why do Geelong have such a hold over us?
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by The bulldog tragician View Post
    3. There is one thing I'd like to learn, but haven't. Why do Geelong have such a hold over us?
    No idea but after the bagging they've received in the press, they were always going to respond. They played like men possessed tonight and tackled like they've never tackled before. I hope we play them again this year but cause they won't perform like that again.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. It's a long drive home from Geelong.
    2. Joel Selwood is completely unlikeable.
    3. We will beat them at a neutral ground.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. I thought I couldn't hate Geelong any more. I was so wrong.

    2. Bevo is a brilliant coach but wasn't brilliant last night. Dangerfield was left alone to do as he pleased for far too long. One of Cordy and Roberts also should of been selected.

    3. The crappy handball game isn't stacking up. We are now the hunted and teams all want to get our scalp. We need to adjust the kick to handball ratio when teams have shut down our space. Geelong simply hovered around our outlet players and tackled them as soon as they got the ball causing the turn over and because of our set up we had holes everywhere for Geelong to KICK through. Our game plan isn't crap it just needs a plan B. Opposition have adjusted but we haven't. Our gameplan also can't have any passengers either and we have a few atm.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. Lose to the saints and we might not make the 8
    2. Wallis is a very very good player (future captain)
    3. Danger wood LOVES playing us.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. We need to get back to some basics. Play a ruckman, send someone to their best player when he's killing us and play enough tall backs to cover their tall forwards. Lin Jong rucking when we can't win a clearance in the second quarter is pure stupidity.

    2. Bonti is human. He was poor tonight, seemed to spend very little time around the ball.

    3. Bailey Dale has more about him than I thought. One of our best, his composure was immense.

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Whilst I agree with you, I would like to see him take another step and finish games strongly - Selwood and Danger are good examples.
    The 2 players mentioned are in the competitions best 10-15 players whereas Lin is (was) borderline best 22.. To think he will have a similar impact as them is unreasonable... and when we got on top both were very quiet.

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. My respect for Mitch Wallis has gone through the roof.

    2. We need Tom Boyd to play 30/70 forward ruck. Get Rough or TC in please.

    3. We won a flag before our time, still think there is a truckload of improvement in this list. Hope it bears more fruit.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by always right View Post
    That "crap" gameplan won us a premiership.
    Our handball game last year was far different to what we're doing now.

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bulldogs Bite View Post
    Our handball game last year was far different to what we're doing now.
    Please explain.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by always right View Post
    Please explain.
    Teams have adjusted to it, plus we're being scrutinised for throwing the ball more than we were last year.

    To say it's gotten worse is probably off the mark, but we can't rely on it to the extent we did.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by SlimPickens View Post
    1. My respect for Mitch Wallis has gone through the roof.

    2. We need Tom Boyd to play 30/70 forward ruck. Get Rough or TC in please.

    3. We won a flag before our time, still think there is a truckload of improvement in this list. Hope it bears more fruit.
    Absolutely, big marks and goals forward. He looked our most dangerous tall forward, despite rucking most of the game. And then when he was rested using Jong, who was having a ripping game, which then nullified his impact at those contests hurt his burst pace ability to hit the contest and go. I know Bevo doesn't like Campbell at the moment for being one dimensional, but he's robing Peter to pay Paul with this stuff.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    The 2 players mentioned are in the competitions best 10-15 players whereas Lin is (was) borderline best 22.. To think he will have a similar impact as them is unreasonable... and when we got on top both were very quiet.
    Maybe you didn't read my post - Quote " I would like to see him take another step"

    As I also said in another post, he is progressing along and improving every game.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    Teams have adjusted to it, plus we're being scrutinised for throwing the ball more than we were last year.

    To say it's gotten worse is probably off the mark, but we can't rely on it to the extent we did.
    I don't disagree but Bulldogs Bite stated that "Our handball game is far different". What are we doing differently?
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