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    Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

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    Jake Stringer needs to give a "full commitment" to the Western Bulldogs if he wants to stay at the club next season, according to teammate Mitch Wallis.

    Stringer still has a year to run on his contract at Whitten Oval but it was reported on Channel Nine's The Footy Show on Thursday night that the premiership star is exploring a trade after falling out with the Bulldogs.

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    Wallis wants Stringer to stick with the Bulldogs but conceded doubt surrounded his future after agreeing there was a "disconnect" between the 2015 All-Australian forward pocket and the club this year.

    "He (Stringer) is working through it, I think he wants to stay a Bulldog, they've given him every opportunity for the last four or five years but it's still up in the air and he still has to really commit to the club because they want a full commitment from him and not one where he's unsure," Wallis told SEN on Thursday.

    "He had a couple of injuries late in the year which obviously made it hard for him because he hadn't had a great year form-wise.

    His 24 goals from 16 games in the Bulldogs' failed premiership defence was Stringer's lowest output since his 2013 debut season - far down from his career-best 56 majors two years ago.

    "I want him to stay, obviously that's the priority, and he's a contracted player but I still think that they have things they have to work through," Wallis said.
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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Far from convincing

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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
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    What do you expect Wallis to say?

    He sounded honest to me.
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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    What do you expect Wallis to say?

    He sounded honest to me.
    I agree, not sure the reading between my lines is. I think Stringer is gonski.
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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    What do you expect Wallis to say?

    He sounded honest to me.
    Usually they say much more positive things. That is a pretty stinging appraisal from Mitch.

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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    I think Mitch spent considerable time crafting that statement and made a good fist of it.

    Jake must be going through hell personally; split-ups are never easy, especially where young kids are involved. That problem may dominate his thoughts constantly with the rest of his life back-burnered. Akin, I think to a mental health issue to a degree: I don't mean to be over-simplifying, this is a complex issue.

    All the club can do is to assist him in any way possible to making a decision that is his alone and the club accepting that.
    Like everyone else, I'd be rapt if he can make a "stay" decision.
    Far too many fond memories of a champion player.

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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Yeh thats a load less positive than I would like. Thats basically saying Jake's not putting in and we've had enough.

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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Perfectly set up to give Stringer a lot of hard truths.

    Bevo comes in and does what Bevo does best.

    Results in Stringer staying and consistently fulfilling his potential for the next 8 years.
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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    Perfectly set up to give Stringer a lot of hard truths.

    Bevo comes in and does what Bevo does best.

    Results in Stringer staying and consistently fulfilling his potential for the next 8 years.
    There are rumours going around that its Bevo driving this. He wants him gone.

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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogsthru&thru View Post
    There are rumours going around that its Bevo driving this. He wants him gone.
    Where have you read that?
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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Where have you read that?
    I was told it. Normally i wouldn't believe any of this sort of thing but the same person told me about this supposed bust up before the story broke. Needless to say i didn't believe them but here we are.

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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    Rumours are just rumours. A lot at the moment is going around right now.
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    Re: Stringer needs to “really commit” to dogs, says teammate

    That's a pretty strong statement by Wallis. I like it.

    Put up or move on, Jake. His teammates have obviously had enough of his lack of effort on & off the field.
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    STEVEN KING: Kingy spoke on behalf of the group during a Leading Teams session. He told Gaz he didn’t work hard enough and while he was playing well, he could be so much better. Gaz didn’t like it. He left the meeting and didn’t speak to Kingy for a little while. In hindsight it clearly was the best thing that could have happened. He took the feedback on-board and used it positively, as it was intended to be, and proved to us that he had what it took. The change in his game was instant. I think Gaz would now look back and thank Kingy and Leading Teams for helping steer him in the right direction and which undoubtedly helped turn him into a legend of the game.
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