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    Smile Jake Stringer trade: Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has no regrets about his role

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    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says his public role in Jake Stringer saga didn’t hurt star’s trade value
    JON RALPH, Herald Sun

    LUKE Beveridge says he has no regrets about his public role in the trading of Jake Stringer, adamant it did not weaken the club’s bargaining position.
    But the Dogs premiership coach concedes a string of subsequent negative headlines about Stringer’s behaviour might have

    The Dogs play their second JLT Community Series game on Saturday, with Beveridge saying key talls Tom Boyd and Josh Schache are still not locks for Round 1.
    Boyd is fit but has not played either JLT game, the high-priced 22-year-old likely to have to win his spot back from the VFL.

    Beveridge could not be more optimistic about the club’s chances this year, saying the Dogs are ready to hit back after a disappointing premiership defence.
    But he admits some Bulldogs fans wondering exactly why the club traded Stringer will never get detailed answers from their senior coach.
    The Dogs eventually accepted picks 25 and 30 for Stringer but made up for receiving “unders” by securing Josh Schache for selections 25 and 40.
    “The details in regards to Jake won’t be overstated from my court,’’ Beveridge told the Herald Sun.
    “I think Bulldogs fans understand that we’ve expressed that we just felt it was the best alternative for both parties.
    “I don’t think I was strong on him publicly. I just stated it was time for both parties to move on and that’s all I said.
    “Ultimately, it was up to other clubs whether or not Jake appealed to them and Essendon were very keen which is fantastic for Jake.”

    Premiership hero Boyd is one of the highest-paid players in the AFL this year but clearly has a challenge to reclaim his spot.
    “Tom seems to be coping and managing extremely well,” Beveridge said in an interview that will also be shown on Fox Footy today.
    “He hasn’t missed a session since we started and his work on the track is extremely encouraging. It’s a bit like (Josh Schache), time will tell whether or not he’s in our starting 22 at the start of the year.
    “There’s a lot of positions up for grabs when you think about the uncertainty at the end of 2017. Tom’s gearing to try to grab one of them.”

    Beveridge said it was impossible to know how the premiership had affected players like Tom Liberatore, who battled through an inconsistent 2017.
    But in his most optimistic comments about Liberatore, he said the free agent was speaking positively about his future at the club.
    “It’s difficult to quantify the effect that the previous year had on many of them. What affect did it have on Tom and some of his teammates?
    “He’s had a strong pre-season, he’s talking in encouraging mode about his future. Obviously he’s up for contract at the end of this year.
    “And we’d love Tom to be a part of our future beyond 2018, so it’s all up to us to work with him and get the absolute most out of him and his football ability and help him influence the team.”

    LUKE BEVERIDGE ON ...
    HOW THE LESSONS OF 2017 WILL HELP HIS TEAM THIS YEAR:
    “Ultimately it didn’t work out like we would have hoped but we go into this year no with relationships compromised, absolutely we have learnt a few things.
    “We’re a galvanised, healthy team, list and club and that’s all that matters going into a new season.”

    DID PLAYERS CELEBRATE TOO MUCH AT TIMES LAST YEAR?
    “It’s hard to say. It’s really important to celebrate your victories and recognise those important stamps in time.
    “I felt like our players by and large carried themselves the right way. We’ve got to remember we won five out of the first seven, albeit not convincingly.
    “It all fell apart a little bit in the middle stages of the season, for various reasons, but it wasn’t like our players didn’t come back well prepared for the battle.”

    WHY THE DOGS BLED SO MANY GOALS TO STAR FORWARDS LAST YEAR:
    “A lot of those leaks were related to our ball use. We feel like we can plug some holes there and actually improve in that area pretty quickly.
    “We drafted Aaron Naughton, who is a very promising key defender. Lewis Young’s a developing key defender.
    “We really rate Zaine Cordy highly as a progressive key defender, it was understated how he hung in there and played some pretty good footy for us.”

    THE HOLDING-THE-BALL RULE AND RIVALS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE DOGS 2016 TACTICS:
    “I think it’s been blown out of proportion. I sat in a room at the end of 2016 and listened to a room full of coaches lose their heads over free kicks that should have been paid the previous year.
    “Then we went too far the other way, started to pay all those free kicks in 2017 and realised we had gone too far and now we are back where we should be.
    “If it’s a good tackle, someone’s had enough time, pay the free kick. I they get dispossessed and they’ve only just got the ball, pay play-on.
    “I don’t like the ones where the players are pinned on the ground, and can’t move it. Just ball it up. We’ve got to look after the player that’s actually grabbed the ball.”

    CAN THE DOGS HOLD UP THE CUP AGAIN THIS YEAR?
    “I’m optimistic, we’re extremely optimistic about how far we can go quickly. It’s a new year and it’s a new opportunity.
    “But we know we’ve made a pretty significant progression really, really quickly in the past and there’s no reason why we can’t do it again.
    “We go into the year feeling like we can be as good as anyone.”

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    Re: Jake Stringer trade: Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has no regrets about his role

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
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    THE HOLDING-THE-BALL RULE AND RIVALS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE DOGS 2016 TACTICS:
    “I think it’s been blown out of proportion. I sat in a room at the end of 2016 and listened to a room full of coaches lose their heads over free kicks that should have been paid the previous year.
    “Then we went too far the other way, started to pay all those free kicks in 2017 and realised we had gone too far and now we are back where we should be.
    “If it’s a good tackle, someone’s had enough time, pay the free kick. I they get dispossessed and they’ve only just got the ball, pay play-on.
    “I don’t like the ones where the players are pinned on the ground, and can’t move it. Just ball it up. We’ve got to look after the player that’s actually grabbed the ball.”
    I love this part. Who do you think the main coaches having a whinge were? And now the rule will be pegged back after a complete overreaction last year. And then these same coaches complain about umpiring not realising they are probably the cause of confusion. I type this with a certain coaches face in my mind

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    Re: Jake Stringer trade: Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has no regrets about his role

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogsthru&thru View Post
    I love this part. Who do you think the main coaches having a whinge were? And now the rule will be pegged back after a complete overreaction last year. And then these same coaches complain about umpiring not realising they are probably the cause of confusion. I type this with a certain coaches face in my mind
    Clarkson and Longmire stand out to me.

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    Re: Jake Stringer trade: Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has no regrets about his role

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogsthru&thru View Post
    I love this part. Who do you think the main coaches having a whinge were? And now the rule will be pegged back after a complete overreaction last year. And then these same coaches complain about umpiring not realising they are probably the cause of confusion. I type this with a certain coaches face in my mind
    Brad Scott.

    About everything.
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    Re: Jake Stringer trade: Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has no regrets about his role

    t'was Brad Scott as the main culprit for me. But very closely followed by Clarkson and Longmire. 2017 saw a raft of rule changes over sour grapes.

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    Re: Jake Stringer trade: Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has no regrets about his role

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Brad Scott.

    About everything.

    What do you think he complains about first? Room temperature or the sandwiches I reckon.
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    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. "




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    Re: Jake Stringer trade: Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has no regrets about his role

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    What do you think he complains about first? Room temperature or the sandwiches I reckon.
    He once blamed the roof at Etihad for poor performance... as if only one team has to play in the same conditions.

    If there's one thing you notice about Bevo, he never blames third parties for poor results.
    The first rule of leadership taught in almost every military academy in the Western world is "seek and accept responsibility".
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    Re: Jake Stringer trade: Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has no regrets about his role

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    He once blamed the roof at Etihad for poor performance... as if only one team has to play in the same conditions.

    If there's one thing you notice about Bevo, he never blames third parties for poor results.
    The first rule of leadership taught in almost every military academy in the Western world is "seek and accept responsibility".
    That's very good advice in any walk of life if you want people to take you seriously.
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    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

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