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    Re: Season Preview: Eight Reasons Why The Bulldogs Can Get Excited in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by The Adelaide Connection View Post
    But it is a chicken or the egg argument in my opinion. Is it a case of “not a good forward” or are his positioning and timing etc. out because he is so heavily impeded?

    I tend to think it is the latter (and lack of opportunity to grow and work through it via forward minutes). I think he needs consistent time in the forward line to try to work through it and maybe we need to jump around to the umpires boss with some edits ala Clarkson.
    One of the things I see about Tom in the forward line is we give him no chance as he is always crowded by lots of opposition players around him. How does that happen?

    When was the last time you remember a completely open forward line with Tom one out with his opponent?

    We move the ball so slowly sometimes, giving the opposition lots of time to run back and flood which means our forwards don't get a chance. We then proceed to just bomb the ball in and none of the forwards have a chance.

    I would like to see quicker ball movement and some precise passing into the forward line. I want to see Boyd leading out and being hit on the chest, and if a spoil comes then some small guys mopping up.

    If we do have a flooded forward line, then it is time Boyd used his big frame.
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    Re: Season Preview: Eight Reasons Why The Bulldogs Can Get Excited in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMahatma View Post
    Boyd not playing forward adds to the argument.

    I think the “out of position” thing is overdone too, but a couple of high profile moves have built it into folklore.
    Matty Boyd. Played out of position and seemed to go well.
    Seem to recall being pillored by Chops on here once for suggestion Liam Picken would make a good forward. Which he was in Hamilton.
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    Re: Season Preview: Eight Reasons Why The Bulldogs Can Get Excited in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Dog View Post
    Matty Boyd. Played out of position and seemed to go well.
    Seem to recall being pillored by Chops on here once for suggestion Liam Picken would make a good forward. Which he was in Hamilton.
    3 goals in the GF says a fair bit.

    I remember him curling one through from 45m on the boundary back in his first or second year when he was playing as a tagger. That won me over, the guy can play.
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    Re: Season Preview: Eight Reasons Why The Bulldogs Can Get Excited in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    3 goals in the GF says a fair bit.

    I remember him curling one through from 45m on the boundary back in his first or second year when he was playing as a tagger. That won me over, the guy can play.
    I remember in his first season where Richmond threw Deledio onto the HBF to break the tag and Picken proceeded to kick two goals against him.

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    Re: Season Preview: Eight Reasons Why The Bulldogs Can Get Excited in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Testekill View Post
    I remember in his first season where Richmond threw Deledio onto the HBF to break the tag and Picken proceeded to kick two goals against him.
    Yep I remember that 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
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    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
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    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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