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    'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...13-p55v86.html

    Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge described his team as "impatient" and "in a hurry" as they ramp up their pursuit of a second premiership miracle in four years.

    While Beveridge won't reflect too much on 2016 when the Bulldogs rose stunningly from seventh at the end of the home-and-away campaign to a fairytale grand final triumph he knows as well as anyone in the AFL that miracles can happen.

    After comprehensively downing Hawthorn by 36 points, the Dogs strengthened their finals claims, which they can secure by beating Fremantle next week in Cairns.

    "It's a long time ago and our make-up is very different," Beveridge said.

    "We'll reflect on some of the games we've lost against some of the teams up the top of the ladder and we'll remember why they got the better of us.

    "Our challenge will be to beat Fremantle this week. As I've always said, we're impatient, we're in a hurry, we feel like you can have dramatic improvement pretty quickly. We feel like if you've got a spirit in your team and a collective mind that you can beat anyone, then who knows what may happen. I don't think that's going to be any different."

    If they knock off the Dockers, Beveridge's charges as they did in 2016 will have to survive a series of knockout finals to taste glory.

    He believes staying positive in adversity an attribute the Dogs demonstrated when they didn't break stride despite losing Toby McLean with a serious knee injury early against the Hawks will be the key.

    ''Time will tell if we actually make it we've got an important game this week [against Fremantle] and we'll see what happens after that,'' he said.

    "It's a year where the most resilient team and people will win the day. The ones who have been able to stay positive through adversity and hold their head up above water will probably be the ones on the dais at the end of the year.''
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    Re: 'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    If we make it anything is possible.
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    Re: 'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    If we make it anything is possible.
    Especially this season. There's no team in the 8 that I don't think we can't beat on our day.

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    Re: 'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    If we make it anything is possible.
    Easty, the concept of possible doesn't do it for me anymore. I want probable
    Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone.
    Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. But if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up if you do these things, then the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today.
    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Easty, the concept of possible doesn't do it for me anymore. I want probable
    I remember those practice games. The possibles v the probables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
    I remember those practice games. The possibles v the probables.
    Yep, you didn't know if you should be yelling "holding the man" or 'holding the ball'

    Ahh, the good old days
    Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone.
    Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. But if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up if you do these things, then the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today.
    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Easty, the concept of possible doesn't do it for me anymore. I want probable
    If we make it we are a 1 in 8 chance of winning. Currently 1 in 10 chance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    If we make it we are a 1 in 8 chance of winning. Currently 1 in 10 chance
    Not good enough, I want the odds well in our favor. 1 in 2 or 3 type scenario
    1 in 10 is a long shot

    Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone.
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    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Re: 'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    If we make it we are a 1 in 8 chance of winning. Currently 1 in 10 chance
    That's not how odds work. Will you give me 8-1 on Richmond winning the flag?

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    Re: 'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    Not a fan of the timing of this, will look fairly foolish if we don't even qualify for the finals.

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    Re: 'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
    I remember those practice games. The possibles v the probables.
    I remember 2010 pre-season intra-club, really worried because there were two kids who weren't even on the main list who seemed to play really well.
    One kid was called Jason Johanna-something, the other kid had dreadlocks and looked about 16.
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    Re: 'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    That's not how odds work. Will you give me 8-1 on Richmond winning the flag?
    Might need to brush up on my probability
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    Re: 'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitcha View Post
    Not a fan of the timing of this, will look fairly foolish if we don't even qualify for the finals.
    Huh? Beveridge didn't say or write the last seven words of the headline.

    Beveridge has consistently said over the last 1-2 years we are impatient to get better, in a hurry to improve.
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    Re: 'Impatient' Bulldogs set sights on second flag bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    If we make it we are a 1 in 8 chance of winning. Currently 1 in 10 chance
    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    That's not how odds work. Will you give me 8-1 on Richmond winning the flag?
    Eastie give him the odds but CAP the payout to like $1. Just like BetEasy are doing.
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    They can't handle all,
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