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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    ...mainly because it kills me to see guys like the Bont, Boyd, Dahl etc not get close to their potential.
    Are you sure that Dahl isn't playing up to his potential?
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    Are you sure that Dahl isn't playing up to his potential?
    His kicking is far worse this year. He's struggling to reach 30m.
    He was never a great kick but it's regressed rapidly this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    Are you sure that Dahl isn't playing up to his potential?
    Do you think he has regressed and is no longer capable of doing what he used to be able to do? I'm interested in your thoughts because you have more technical experience than I do. I can't recall a player going of Dahl's age and profile going backwards like this.
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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: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Wasn't that the reason Dahl wasn't picked in the draft due to his terrible disposal ?
    Didn't he make a video the next year of his kicking to prove it had improved and he was now worth a go?
    Maybe it's just his achillies heel , he just can't kick darts and tends to lob them.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    Are you sure that Dahl isn't playing up to his potential?
    Watch the 2016 final series and that is the level we should expect from dahlhaus

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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Watch the 2016 final series and that is the level we should expect from dahlhaus
    I think that's what Granty was talking about when he refers to players "One wood". Dalhaus has always been a scrapper, strength is commitment to the contest and decent quick handballs outside. He's never been a great kick but that hasn't stopped him being amazingly affective ala 2014-16. My feel is, after the flag he may have relaxed that intensity as he's now a premiership player and no longer working to make his name. Hopefully he can recapture the hunger that made him very influential. He embodies the culture of our team.

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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    I think that's what Granty was talking about when he refers to players "One wood". Dalhaus has always been a scrapper, strength is commitment to the contest and decent quick handballs outside. He's never been a great kick but that hasn't stopped him being amazingly affective ala 2014-16. My feel is, after the flag he may have relaxed that intensity as he's now a premiership player and no longer working to make his name. Hopefully he can recapture the hunger that made him very influential. He embodies the culture of our team.

    That's what I think too.
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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: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    We need to switch on the Bulldog men of mayhem!
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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    That's what I think too.
    Yeah I would of thought that we would have been even more motivated still after winning but it looks like we were just content on finally winning again in 2016.
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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    Yeah I would of thought that we would have been even more motivated still after winning but it looks like we were just content on finally winning again in 2016.

    I can't understand why when you are in a position to lord it over the rest if the comp why would you pass it up?
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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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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I can't understand why when you are in a position to lord it over the rest if the comp why would you pass it up?
    While it is fantastic to have the unique record of winning the premiership from the lowest position on the ladder it is equally dissapointing to have the record of not making the finals the year after winning the premiership.
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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    While it is fantastic to have the unique record of winning the premiership from the lowest position on the ladder it is equally dissapointing to have the record of not making the finals the year after winning the premiership.
    I'll be glass half full for this one. We're making history!!!

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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    While it is fantastic to have the unique record of winning the premiership from the lowest position on the ladder it is equally dissapointing to have the record of not making the finals the year after winning the premiership.

    It's not a unique record, Hawthorn missed in 2009 and Richmond won flags in 1967 and 1969 but missed the finals in 1968 and 1970.
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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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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    MURPHY EXPLAINS THE ISSUES THE DOGS HAVE FACED PSYCHOLOGICALLY SINCE 2016

    Former Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy has tried to put into words what has happened with his old side since they won the premiership in 2016.

    The Dogs will likely miss finals for the second consecutive year as they sit 14th on the ladder and are dealing with a number of injury issues.

    Murphy said he doesn’t think people outside of the club and their supporter base really understand what happened when the club jumped from seventh to premiers in the space of a month.

    “With the hunger thing and the premiership hangover thing, I think what needs to be put into context is winning premierships at the Bulldogs was not really on the menu, it was such a foreign thing,” he told the AFL Nation pregame show.

    “Whereas clubs like Hawthorn, Sydney and Geelong, clubs that win premierships, they climb mountains. They get to the mountain and think where’s the next mountain to climb?

    "The premiership for the Bulldogs was like the moon and you’re trying to get there and all of a sudden the rocket goes a lot quicker than what it was going to go and you make it.

    “This isn’t just the players, this is supporters and everyone involved in that football club was thinking, where to after that?”

    “It’s a very complex thing of navigating success after that emotionally.

    “The thing with the Dogs I think is that everyone needs to remove the analysis or the marking them against the finals series of 2016, because I don’t know if any side has reached that level of a month of football.”

    Murphy believes changes are coming at the Dogs, but he isn’t quite sure that changing up the list is the issue.

    “I start to get the sense there’ll be a fair bit of list change, but I think it’s more the psychological of when the club was in crisis and there was a sense of urgency because of how dire things were at the end of 2014,” he said.

    “There was a sense of we have to get this absolutely right and that’s living on the edge. When I watch the Dogs at the moment, I don’t get the sense that they’re on the edge.”

    The Dogs will take on North Melbourne next Saturday night at Etihad Stadium.

    ----

    To distill this, our ex-skipper is effectively underlining a club weighed down by lack of professionalism and ambition.

    That we don't expect to win flags, and we're incapable of handling it when we do.

    It's quite gobsmacking to see it put so plainly, by someone who bleeds red, white and blue.
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    Re: Post-flag plummet was always possible

    Hmmm.
    I drank the slab that Bon Scott drunk
    I injected some of Hendrixs junk
    I booked a seat on Lynyrd Skynyrds plane
    Mama Cass's sandwich? Ate the same

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