Thanks Thanks:  1
Likes Likes:  3
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    36,802
    Post Thanks / Like

    Stronger for longer: Bailey’s new season goals

    Link





    Bailey Williams is eyeing a regular spot in the Bulldogs’ line-up this season.

    Having played mostly across half-back since being drafted in 2015, the 20-year-old expects that the lessons he has learned in his 18 senior games will help him prepare for his third year in the AFL.

    “I feel I’ve had a good pre-season so far,” said Williams.
    “A few little niggles here and there but nothing too major. I’m feeling fit and just looking forward to getting into more games.”

    His first two years in the game may have impressed many, but Williams is insistent that he has more to give.
    Building endurance will be a focus for the South Australian who conceded his fitness and ability to ‘run out games’ will be a focus.

    “My attacking side is not too bad, it’s probably my strength but I’ll keep working on my defensive side.”
    “One on ones and spoiling the ball in the packs. Fitness wise I’d like to be able to run out the game better.”

    The influence of Development Coach Jordan Russell has helped Williams to get the most out of himself.

    “Jordan Russell has worked with me for a couple of years now. He’s been massive on my career so far. I always have long chats with him on what I need to work on.

    “It’s more advice, just staying in the phase and always lifting my intensity and training and stuff like that to try and get the most out of it.”

    Williams said the opportunity to study a trade outside of football has helped to provide areas of focus beyond AFL.
    “I’ve started doing a carpentry course this year. I’ve started doing that with a few of the boys.

    “Hopefully that should be enough to keep my mind away from footy for a little bit.”
    Running with a new haircut, styled by housemate and teammate Roarke Smith, Williams will be hard to miss.

    “It was just a bit of fun at home, he laughed.
    “Roarke and I always give each other haircuts and (try to) make it the worst, I guess.”

    Williams and his teammates headed to the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday morning to commence a 10-day training camp, as Luke Beveridge's men continue their preparations for the upcoming season.
    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

  2. Thanks Eastdog thanked for this post
    Likes Throughandthrough, WBFC4FFC liked this post
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    36,802
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Stronger for longer: Bailey’s new season goals

    Can Williams hold his spot in 2018?
    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

  4. Likes Throughandthrough liked this post
  5. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Doglands
    Posts
    23,486
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Stronger for longer: Bailey’s new season goals

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Can Williams hold his spot in 2018?
    He is one of the more intriguing players on the list given there there is still a logjam for back flanker types despite the departure of Murphy and Boyd.
    He just needs to improve the defensive side of his game and I think he could flourish.

    I hope he is fully focused on being the best footballer he can because opportunities could be tight.
    Tough times don't last, tough people do

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    22,294
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Stronger for longer: Bailey’s new season goals

    Speaking of Baileys, not Williams this time, Rohan Connoly on SEN had some talk back and discussion this afternoon about the player likely to improve the most this season on each list. Bailey Dale was by far the most nominated of our players.

    I was suprised at how many supporters of other clubs were ringing in saying stuff like "this kid at the bulldogs called Bailey Dale could be anything. Every touch is quality (I dunno about every touch, but he certainly has great vision.) I think when he learns what he can and can't do and eliminates errors from his game he will be a very damaging player. He needs to learn to trust his instinct and go with his first option. Often he is halfway through kicking the ball to someone when he has a better idea and trys to check his kick. When he stops doing that he will be much better off.
    AFLW Premiers 2018




    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •