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    Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

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    Dual North Melbourne premiership player David King has hailed the Western Bulldogsí midfield as the best in the competition.


    The Bulldogs put Essendon to the sword to the tune of 104 points with Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae, Lachie Hunter and Marcus Bontempelli dominating the midfield battle.


    Dunkley and Macrae were most prolific with 39 and 38 touches respectively while combining for 11 clearances and 12 inside 50s.


    ďIf youíre going to have a bad day, do not have it against the best midfield in the competition,Ē King told SENís Whateley.


    ďPeople laughed a couple of weeks ago comparing the Bulldogs to the Collingwood and GWS midfield - this is probably the best midfield in the competition.


    ďDunkley is in some serious form. People donít go to the footy to watch Dunkley play, but maybe they should.


    ďMacraeís done it again. I think of his last 21 games heís had 18 30-plus disposals. Across the last two years itís something like 30.


    ďIf heís not All-Australian, theyíre not watching the games.Ē


    Next up for the Western Bulldogs is a trip to Sydney to take on GWS in what is a must-win match to keep its finals hopes alive.


    Listen to David Kingís chat on SENís Whateley in the player below
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Of COURSE we do.

    What a stupid question.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Captain obvious, add Libba and Wallis and it’s just a power house.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    McLean was sensational as well such a good pressure player. Quickish and has a great balance of grunt and finesse.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Just wait until English matures. Smith provides the burst ability.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Just wait until English matures. Smith provides the burst ability.
    Can’t wait until Smith realises he is quicker than most and feels comfortable taking the game on and kicking rather than looking for the handball option.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Just wait until English matures. Smith provides the burst ability.
    As will Jack Martin. Lippa & McLean have the smarts and West down the track. Libba & Wally are just depth players...
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Can’t wait until Smith realises he is quicker than most and feels comfortable taking the game on and kicking rather than looking for the handball option.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Ranked one in this article as well.

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    1. Western Bulldogs

    “The number one midfield in the competition right now is the Western Bulldogs. Led by Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae is a star, Josh Dunkley is becoming a star, Lachie Hunter, Tim English and Tom Liberatore. It gives them good coverage across many positions.”

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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    I've notice the scribes are finally taking notice of Jack.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    What if we add Jack Martin or Isaac Smith to a wing?

    We could cement the number 1 spot during trade week.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    What if we add Jack Martin or Isaac Smith to a wing?

    We could cement the number 1 spot during trade week.
    I’d prefer only one of those and it would be Smith for mine.

    Yes he’s older but he’s more reliable and will cost less than Martin both trade and contract value.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    I’d prefer only one of those and it would be Smith for mine.

    Yes he’s older but he’s more reliable and will cost less than Martin both trade and contract value.
    Personally I would prefer Martin.

    More upside and should be ready to show it in the right environment.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Joe View Post
    Personally I would prefer Martin.

    More upside and should be ready to show it in the right environment.
    Ditto, although I imagine Martin would split his time wing/forward. He's been doing inside mid work at GCS but I'd prefer him with a little bit of time and space to use his leg. Quite decent overhead for his size too.
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    Re: Do the western bulldogs have the competitionís best midfield?

    Yep Martin over Smith. Martin could be just as effective immediately and he's at least a six year player.
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