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    Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Backline? Not with Williams (when fit), Crozier, Duryea, Danial and Dale. Maybe Richards.

    Midfield? We have quite a few handy players for that position.

    Forward line?

    Medical sub?

    Footscray VFL team?
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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    I would love to see him on the wing. His pace and ability to read the play makes him an important cog. If he can start showing some leadership to the younger generation, he would be integral. I think the Bevo flexibility clause means you have to be able to play anywhere, anytime. He’s not the best player in our list, but his ability to play back and forward make him pivotal.
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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Perhaps with Dunkley being out for an extended period this paves the way for Bailey Smith to move inside and JJ to settle on a wing.

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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    Perhaps with Dunkley being out for an extended period this paves the way for Bailey Smith to move inside and JJ to settle on a wing.
    That was my thought. Everyone assumes that we'll replace Dunks with a Lippa or a West, but I think Smith is a better option. The wing opens up and that means JJ or Hunter assumes that role. Left field is Hannan. He was trialled there in the pre-season.

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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Defender for mine, starts on the bench or misses out when everyone is fit but a handy backup, which is quite a drop for a Norm Smith medallist

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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Air Naughton View Post
    Defender for mine, starts on the bench or misses out when everyone is fit but a handy backup, which is quite a drop for a Norm Smith medallist
    Agreed, that's how I see it. Dunno JJ is able to win contests any more.

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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Honestly, I don't know where he fits right now. Not sure if it's confidence, or something else, but as it currently stands, he's a 20-28 in the rotation, sometimes playing, sometimes not. If i had to pick a spot for him, wing makes the most sense but he has to work hard both ways. Currently, given his contract and his output, we really should be looking at options at the end of the year for him to find another club, there's no doubt he's on a fair bit of money and frankly, he's offering about what I would expect from a 2nd-3rd year player on the minimum wage.

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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Rot View Post
    Backline? Not with Williams (when fit), Crozier, Duryea, Danial and Dale. Maybe Richards.

    Midfield? We have quite a few handy players for that position.

    Forward line?

    Medical sub?

    Footscray VFL team?
    Traded for a key tall down back.

    I don't see where he fits anymore, and honestly I feel his one of the biggest downhill skiers in our team, where multiple players do his job better.

    His not a forward, his not a midfielder, we have better wing and defensive players who do his job better, I don't see what he brings to us anymore other than a large bloated contract.
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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Would be great for him to replicate the role Langdon is playing for Melbourne but not sure the work rate is at the same level. He’s not really being utilised in this half forward role.
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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Trade bait for mine. Clearly at the start of the season he was overlooked and left out. He has come back in but really not done enough. As a senior player that’s been around you need to lead and set a example of what make us great. I’m not sure Jak is on the same page as the others. Right now I have a lot more confidence in addle playing in the side and by all accounts we have Khamis come in for games soon. I don’t see him covering the ground like a Hunter Trelor or Smith

    Not saying he can’t be very handy but the way o look at it. With the money he is on we are not getting that kind of value from him. I would think that Power would be quite excited about going shopping with that money in his back pocket and I’m more than confident that the side would be far better placed with Powers performance getting players onto the list.
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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Defensive forward pushing up to the wing. The role we've tried to get McLean and Ed Richards to play.
    He is still a very good inside 50 kick and in the second half last week I though he started to find his rhythm again.
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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Would love to see him wing/hf and be one of the few players who can run through inside 50 and kick a goal. Like Treloar, he’s got the pace and he’s got the penetration in his kicking. I feel he could be a very good weapon if used correctly, and he plays to his ability.
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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Quote Originally Posted by DOG GOD View Post
    Would love to see him wing/hf and be one of the few players who can run through inside 50 and kick a goal. Like Treloar, he’s got the pace and he’s got the penetration in his kicking. I feel he could be a very good weapon if used correctly, and he plays to his ability.
    Did a couple of nice things v GWS playing that HFF role.
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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Wing/HF for mine. Agree though I have him as a tradeable player. Will interest a couple of teams that lack pace.

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    Re: Where does JJ fit into the 2021 Bulldogs team?

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Wing/HF for mine. Agree though I have him as a tradeable player. Will interest a couple of teams that lack pace.
    I just had a quick look at JJ vs Saad. They’re very similar career numbers. They could bank the top 10 pick for Saad and replace him with JJ for far less. Could be a smart move, so rule Dodoro out. Is JJ still best buds with Stringer?
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