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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    I think a post premiership year is always going to be difficult. It just goes to show how good teams are that go back to back, but it is rare. Many teams don't come back from a grand final loss! Our game plan is relatively simple. It is not hard to work out that we are going to attempt to handball out of a pack and that if our players in that pack are covered, a turn over is imminent. The good sides and coaches have all worked that out, hence their high tackle counts against us. All teams bring their best game against the premiers. The boys (and a lot of them are boys) have not had an easy game all years. It must be very taxing. The game plan will have to change or develop but that is hard to do mid season. We don't seem to have a B plan. Let us not forget also that Bevo and in fact the entire coaching team a relatively inexperienced and must be scratching their heads at the moment. My main concern is the players losing faith in the plan and might be a bit unsettled by the changes in the side and the fear of who might be next. They still seem to put in every week (apart from last week) and it might be time to just let them settle down. Get some games in Red. Bring back Libba.

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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Hard to disagree with that. We were really bad on Thursday. It was very unlike us. What was dissapointing was our mids not working hard enough. 71-39 inside 50s not great reading. We need to address the ruck issue as well. Got absolutely killed in the clearances. Something has got to change to get us out of this slump and maybe having a loss like we did Thursday might put some spirit and energy back in our side that was serious lacking on Thursday.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    I can't remember feeling as frustrated or angry walking out of the ground after throwing away a ten goal lead to St Kilda last year. That's my worst loss under Bevo.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Here here I left the St.Kilda game completely disillusioned.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    That was 2015.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    That was 2015.

    Still under Bevo.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I can't remember feeling as frustrated or angry walking out of the ground after throwing away a ten goal lead to St Kilda last year. That's my worst loss under Bevo.
    Watching Clay do his 3rd knee on a stretcher and the players around him at half time waiting for Clay to be taken off and Picken have a shot at goal on the siren, didn't help at all. I was almost crying and I am sure the players were too, and down in the dumps in the rooms. Shocking night that one.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Watching Clay do his 3rd knee on a stretcher and the players around him at half time waiting for Clay to be taken off and Picken have a shot at goal on the siren, didn't help at all. I was almost crying and I am sure the players were too, and down in the dumps in the rooms. Shocking night that one.
    We haven't had the best run with traumatising injuries against StKilda have we?

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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Watching Clay do his 3rd knee on a stretcher and the players around him at half time waiting for Clay to be taken off and Picken have a shot at goal on the siren, didn't help at all. I was almost crying and I am sure the players were too, and down in the dumps in the rooms. Shocking night that one.


    I get what you hear but surely the best way to honour your teammate is to go out and smash the opposition in the second half? I can never understand why we went into our shells that day. Then again I get angry not upset.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I get what you hear but surely the best way to honour your teammate is to go out and smash the opposition in the second half? I can never understand why we went into our shells that day. Then again I get angry not upset.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by westdog54 View Post
    I don't think I've ever seen you angry...
    Hehe. No. Of course not
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    So you can see them in the night
    And at night we're on our knees
    As quiet as a mouse
    Since the word got out
    From the North down to the South
    For no-one's left in doubt
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    If we all hold hands and very quietly shout
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Good news. Watson was wrong about the game being the worst loss under Bevo. Take that Watson.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    I think that today was the game "that we had to lose" in order to just remind the boys that a follow-on Premiership will have to be earned the hard way. Behind us the difference between us and the 16th team on the ladder is only three games.

    It's all about keeping our perspective.

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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by Woofer View Post
    I think that today was the game "that we had to lose" in order to just remind the boys that a follow-on Premiership will have to be earned the hard way. Behind us the difference between us and the 16th team on the ladder is only three games.

    It's all about keeping our perspective.
    That should have been last week.
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    Re: Dogs the worst they’ve been under bevo: Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    That should have been last week.
    Agree, but also a few supporters need a reality check too. The competition is very close this year and we should accept nothing as 'given'.

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