Des and Qld dog retire to the country to continue the romance in wedded bliss after yes vote in gay marriage plebiscite
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players come and go... as do coaches... and administrators... and journalists... the only long term loyal people in the game are the fans
fans that watched a premiership winning team's vital organs lost to bitter rivals during the Super League War... fans that saw poor management overpay for a side that could have been salary cap compliant in 2002 and have the season wiped out and the taint of cheating forever associated with the club... fans that remained loyal in the wake of unfounded sexual assault allegations in 2004 that could not get past the Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute but not before the Police, the game, rivals such as Lockyer, and rival fans defamed everything Bulldogs related and for years afterwards (eg. muckrakers like Rebecca Wilson)… fans that watched SBW play the victim, refer to himself as cattle, insinuate that Steve Folkes was a racist, Dr Hugh Hazard a liar, and literally run away in the middle of the night and then be lectured by the likes of Matty Johns to just get over it - and a f*%# you too... fans that watched a generational squad of players that could have dominated for years in 2004 (seriously, look at the names and ages of our 2004 squad) systematically taken apart thru inept management, a far too restrictive salary cap and rivals looking to revitalise their own clubs and now have to hear about war chests and the game having to step in to keep local boys with their local clubs regardless of their own cap restraints... fans lambasted by talking heads about the behaviour of their players on a Mad Monday celebration but who then turn a blind eye to serious misdemeanours by rival players
a serious question... how many NRL fans have gone thru similar trials as 'Dogs fans in more recent times? Cronulla maybe... anyone else?
and yet, we are still here... do not confuse demanding with disloyal
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- Thread: Tolman turning back the clock
I think Tolman deserves a special mention and a thread for today's mammoth effort.
47 tackles and 160 meters and ran with purpose not just dying in the ass as we have seen from Tolman over the years.
Tolman was the best on field for us and really showed what a valuable player he really is for us.
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- Thread: Official - Hasler sacked
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have agreed to part company with Head Coach Des Hasler effective immediately.
The club informed Hasler that they felt that it was in the best interests of both parties if the club moved forward under the direction of another Head Coach.
Hasler, has been at the Bulldogs since 2012 and coached them for six seasons.
Bulldogs Chairman Ray Dib spoke about the decision:
“Today, I informed Des Hasler and his management of our decision to pursue a new Head Coach for our Club, effective immediately.
The heads of agreement reached with Des Hasler for an extension of his contract were non-binding and a decision has been made not to renew his contract for next year.
"These types of conversations are never easy, especially when they involve people we respect personally and professionally, however, the Club believes the decision to change our football leadership was absolutely necessary.
“The Club will now begin its search for a new Head Coach and will provide further information once that process has been completed.”Last edited: Sep 19, 2017
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Did you know that des hand picked this team?
Said no to Munster,
Said no Latrell ,
Let go off barba, Pritchard, funucain and keept T-Rex.
Des also said tolman is the best forward in the game,
How about almost killing the careers of Mbye and Lichaa?
And stats everything was about stats and not play what’s infront of you.
YEAH YOUR RIGHT WE WERE WRONG ABOUT DES , please stay of the drugs .
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Just got member email. He’s here till 2021 now
MARSHALL-KING COMMITS TO THE BULLDOGS FOR A FURTHER TWO YEARS
The Bulldogs have continued to build for the future by extending the contract of hooker Jeremy Marshall-King by a further two years, keeping him at Belmore until the end of the 2021 season.
After moving to the Bulldogs from the Wests Tigers in 2018, Marshall-King has proved to be an ironman of the blue and white pack, playing in 23 NRL matches in each of the last two seasons, in addition to winning the 2019 Coaches Award.
Having both started and come off the bench, the 23 year-old has impressed with his service from dummy half and his strong running game.
Bulldogs Head Coach Dean Pay was pleased that the club had been able to extend Marshall-King's time at Belmore:
"Jeremy is the sort of player that every club needs. He has really embraced the hooker's role and he has those qualities of toughness and determination that have really added to the side over the past two seasons.
We believe that he has a great future in the game and that is based on the fact that he is continually looking to learn and improve all the time.
As we continue to strengthen our squad, Jeremy's decision to extend his time with the Bulldogs is a major bonus for the club moving forward.
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- Thread: How good was Mbye
- Thread: I want to apologize to Lichaa
- Thread: Gotenks is famous
- Thread: NRL360 : Forans feedback
- Thread: Pushing through the Dogs game
- Thread: 3 blokes I’d have a crack at
- Thread: Dean pay on 2sm
Notes from chat
*DP happy with backend of season 2019
*Losing KF is a massive loss for us
*it was said to DP that he got a headache to pick a back row for start of season pay on the following
Joe Stimson - mentioned how hard training has been in can play number of positions handy goalkicker quality country player is a top 17 player
CHN- gone to another level training the house down
JJ- training well AE same as JJ
RFM - happy how he played backend of the year found his spot in middle of the pack
Lachlan Lewis - leading 7 for rd1
Brandon wakeham - impressive for Fiji and in couple of 1st grade games he mentioned him and JC will come down to trials who partners LL said all 3 have being training well mentioned BW more then JC but that don't mean anything
Players like Remis and meany have got confidents and walking around the joint like 1st graders all players have brought in what we put in place and we being working on our D. Looking forward to playing Parra rd1
Probably spelling errors I was trying to write it down in my work break didn't have Time to fix it up
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Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa says playing State of Origin for NSW would be just the tonic he needs to find form again.
The rarely visible number 9 made the comments whilst watching a NSW Cup game from the bench and wearing his coveted number 33 jersey.
“Clearly regular footy is not the sport for me so maybe rep footy is where I need to be,” Lichaa said.
“I’m sure just hanging around quality players would rub off on me and it would also allow me to learn the finer points of the game like running and passing.”
NSW Coach Laurie Daley was contacted for comment a short time ago regarding Lichaa’s chances.
“What’s a Lichaa?” Daley asked.
“IF THE BLUES ARE GOING TO PICK AN OUT OF FORM HOOKER ANYWAY, WHY NOT ME?” – MICHAEL LICHAA (PICTURED ABOVE) THROWS A FORWARD PASS
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still remember back in 93 or 94 as a kid going to watch the dogs at was then Bruce Stadium we got done by the raiders although pretty sure we were minor premiers that year....anyway me and my brother had walked around to the dressing rooms and got signatures and the players were heading out to get on the bus, the only signature we didn't have was Chris Andersons he was standing out at the bus and he didn't look at all happy and the raiders fans were giving it to him.
Anyway neither me or my brother wanted to bother him especially with him not in the best mood so we started to walk off only for him to call us over.....faaark we thought what did we do lol
when we got over there he cracked a smile and asked how we were going and said sorry for the result etc and said he had seen us collecting signatures and asked if we wanted anything signed, I had terry lambs book at the time and he signed that and also my junior footy jacket
We said thanks and started to head off and he called us back and said hang on you forgot someone...nah bullshit we thought, got all the players? then he calls Folkesy over (fuck how could we ever have missed Folkesy) he was the trainer at that stage
the thing that stuck with me from that day was that even after a loss and not in the best of moods he still took the time to notice what the fans who came over were doing and also to put his own feelings aside and call us over and be a really great friendly guy and also to notice one of the group in Folkesy had been not been included and to make sure he wasn't missed...………...a lot different to what we got from Hasler, Dib & Castle
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It's funny, in this country and in this sport we pretend to give a shit about mental health but the media and some people have no issue destroying someone's life over a private party that hurt absolutely no one to satisfy their disdain for the Bulldogs jersey.
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