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  1. Izzy Forreal

    Izzy Forreal Much Loved Bulldogs Member Gilded x2 Premium Member Gilded

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    I've followed the Bulldogs since 1962; that is 55 seasons. And bloody hell, there have been plenty of lows but they were eclipsed by the highs. It was reading Papa Het's post: "A large proportion of once loyal fans have given up on the team". Having read it through I thought "Yeah. Fuck it. I'm outta here".

    There are two reasons for this.

    The first is that I'm totally fed up with the ad nauseam display of tonight's error ridden incompetence from a side coached by a one syllable moron, plus the low life refereeing. The second is that I have terminal cancer and according to the experts I'll be at the checkout around October this year.

    Its not the cancer I'm bitching about, I've copped that sweet. But Geez, I need more than the Bulldogs to bring positives into my life and I discovered that its not the Aussie cricket team either. Maybe I'll take on my wife at ping pong.

    So farewell and all the best to you Kennelers who are left. We may yet see a modern miracle with the Bulldogs raising the Provan-Summons Trophy on Grand Final day.:)
     
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  2. MountMontoya

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    @WarrenSmithFOX
    Replying to @MCarayannis
    Hard to know where to tread at Belmore with so many of Dessie’s landmines yet to explode. The former coach, chairman and CEO should front a joint media conference to explain to the fans how they so badly botched it. They’ll carry the baggage of this Bulldogs disaster forever.
     
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  3. Papa Joe

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    Word's got out that the Blues didn't pick JJ, so right now Josh would be thinking how the hell can he work so hard and be on the receiving end of nothing.
    No luck at the Bulldogs and no luck with Origin Selection.

    So for Josh, keep your chin up buddy as your efforts don't go unnoticed by True Bulldogs fans.
    We love what you do for us every week and your non selection for origin is only the Blues Biggest Loss.
    They have rocks in their head thinking that they have selected someone better than you to do what you previously did for them.

    Love your work mate, I'm glad your in my team.
     
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  4. Boxer

    Boxer THE BOSS Gilded

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    Really???????
    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 :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy: , please stay of the drugs .
     
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  5. KLil

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    Foran is 10/10 for me this season... Its the wankers around him that don't know how to run lines or ruin his work in straightening attack lines by stopping, propping and passing then running towards the sideline.
     
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  6. dogwhisperer

    dogwhisperer Forum Regular

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    Anderson is helping him out mate, nothing wrong with that considering Pay is a rookie coach. Both have the best interest of the club at heart.
    I’m telling you we are very lucky to have Chris Anderson back at the club. Anderson has won a premiership with the dogs as a player and also coached us to a premiership, only he and the late great Steve Folkes have done that. Anderson is a smart cookie, a two time premiership winning coach, former Australian test coach and has tonnes of experience in rebuilding a club.

    When Anderson took over in 1990, a stack of experienced players left the club at the end of that year, the likes of Langmack, Farrar, Gillespie, Tunks, Alchin, Thomas etc, Tony Currie left at the end of 88, Steve Mortimer retired and the rebuild in 1991 was well and truly underway. Young kids like Polla-Mounter, Gillies, Pay, Reardon, Relf, McCracken, J & D Smith we’re brought through and the team was built around Lamb. A couple of years later we we’re minor premiers in 93 & 94 and won the comp in 95.

    Let’s not forget what Anderson brought to Melbourne. He helped start up the Storm and won them the comp in 99.

    If there is anyone we need right now, it’s Anderson. The bloke has been working around the clock snapping up young guns from all over the Country. Pay won’t die wondering having Anderson there mark my words. The only way is up fellas. It may not come over night but it will come. Beware of the wounded dog!!
     
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  7. Tacky

    Tacky Forum Regular

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    Wait this isn't real. @Mr Invisible told me this was all a media beat up and that it would all blow over by the end of the week.
     
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  8. Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney Forum Regular

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    You dont like 95% of our squad

    You dont like the Andersons

    You dont like the NRL

    You dont like the refs

    Now youre bothered by drums and supporters

    You are a negative person and you always have a problem for every solution
     
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  9. haz123

    haz123 dogs for eva

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    You know how gay that thread title sounds. LOL
     
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  10. KiwiDog7

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    I get he inherited the roster and is dealing with the salary cap and whatever other legitimate or otherwise excuses bandied around

    But, what is our game plan? The attack is borderline worse than last season!

    He cannot seem to grasp making adjustments on the run! We leaked 26 points down the left and 22 in one half.

    Remember against Panthers when they were leaking down the edge and we scored twice .....what did their coach do? He made adjustments and plugged the problem and Panthers overcame a 12 point deficit to beat us by 8

    I ask again, what is our gameplan? The titans rookie coach had a plan to mercilessly attack our left edge and he hit the jackpot

    You look at Souths rookie coach attacking game plan, they leading the comp with the same roster as last year

    Today was as embarrassing as you can get!

    Why did he leave an attacking backrower Martin out and carried 3 props including the NSW prop on the bench?

    Why wasn’t Holland starting on the wing instead of recalling Montoya?

    Why is JJ not at 13?

    Why has our attack and defence gone backwards this year

    He may have inherited the roster but he decided to re sign Lichaa (worst than last season) and move Brenko Lee on ( he destroyed us today)

    I honestly don’t think he knows how to make basic coaching decisions proactively during a game

    If Des over coached the team then Pay doesn’t coach enough

    We need a Director of Coaching to mentor him more than we need a 6,7 and 9

    I’m not proud to be a Bulldogs supporter today

    This is a fkn shambles
     
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  11. Spoonman84

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    UNABLE to sign a marquee player for the next two to three seasons due to their salary cap debacle, Canterbury will embark on a worldwide hunt for the most promising juniors playing rugby league and rugby union.

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal the Bulldogs will pursue youngsters across Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, France, Samoa, England and Fiji.

    Bulldogs director and football club committee member Chris Anderson said of the club’s salary cap horrors: “We have inherited a mess.”

    Kids will be told there is an opportunity at one of the world’s most famous rugby league clubs. Anderson even joked he was searching in Russia.

    “We are looking everywhere mate, anywhere where kids play rugby or rugby league. We want to say to these kids that there is opportunity at Canterbury,” Anderson said.

    “We need to cast our net as wide as we can and try and come up with the best kids in the positions we need. There is opportunity for kids, who in two to three years want to be first graders.

    “It is opportunity in a family and once we get you here, we will invite you into what the family is all about; try and get you to have that feel about the club and really love what the club is about.

    “Really, we don’t want to be a club that is buying marquee players, maybe one a year when you get your cap where you want it, to keep it rolling over, and then you fill in the rest with development kids.

    “We’d like to produce our own marquee players.

    “I did this with ‘Bullfrog’ (legendary Bulldogs secretary Peter Moore) in the ‘70s and I am annoying the shit out of people now, chasing blokes and asking a thousand questions.

    “We can build our culture around these kids. If you get established stars, it’s hard to build a culture but with kids, you can build them into your culture. By the time they are in first grade, they love the club.

    “We have gone and got the best kids before – we got Dean Pay as a kid, Jason Smith as a kid. Craig Polla-Mounter, Jason Hetherington, they were kids we got from school and we developed them. That’s the type of club that we are.

    “The great thing is this is a club that can give kids opportunities. Other clubs like the Broncos, it’s hard for kids to get a shot because they have so many established stars.”

    Canterbury this week let Aaron Woods join Cronulla, a week after Moses Mbye left for Wests Tigers.

    Their departures mean Canterbury will now target kids and possibly middle-tier players.

    “We can’t go chasing established stars at the moment. When I took over (as coach in 1990), we only had six or seven players left so we decided to go and chase kids,” Anderson said.

    “We are getting back to the roots of what Canterbury is about and has been. We are a development club that for the last six or seven years has forgotten about development. There is a bit of a void there.

    “We need to get back to being a development club; kids on the edge of first grade who are coming through.

    “The club is out there busily chasing kids and building up our stock of good kids – there are plenty of good kids out there. We just need to make sure we get out there and get our share. It will be a couple of years before we are looking at marquee players.”

    Canterbury has well-documented salary cap issues with Anderson saying they are simply top-heavy in certain positions. He also claimed his club was realistically hoping to finish in the top eight next season.

    “Obviously we have salary cap problems – we have inherited a mess,” Anderson said. “We have eased some it by getting rid of Moses Mbye and Aaron Woods – as much as you don’t want to let good players go.

    “The fact we had nowhere to move on the salary cap made it necessary for us to move blokes who can be moved on, unfortunately.

    “We just had too much money spent in areas positionally that weren’t being productive for us so we couldn’t spend it in the right areas. We’ve got a lot of money tied up in certain positions that are making it hard for us to build an overall team.

    “I think next year if we can get it right, we will be towards the bottom of the eight – that’s a realistic thing to aim for next year, if things fall how we want them to fall.

    “We’re back in the market now to an extent. Not big-time but back in the market to try and fix up a few areas where we need to fix up.”

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...t/news-story/b2a07f393df2a571e635bc590bd332b4
     
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  12. Mikey202b

    Mikey202b Banned In the Sin Bin

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    Most of you wanted Hasler gone...
    Most of you were happy with appointment of Pay.
    Now after a few BAD results are calling for a new coach.
    What seems to me is no matter what and no matter who the coach is you will never be happy.
    One must consider he is in his first appointment with a difficult task ahead of him. He needs at least 18 month to try an change the culture, roster and playing style. This is a realistic time frame. Before the season and now you say
    1. MORRIS TWINS NEED TO RETIRE
    2. ELLIOT IS RESERVE GRADER
    3. TALAU AND FUALO ARE RESERVE GRADERS.
    4. TOLMAN IS SHIT
    5. WOODS SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN SIGNED
    6. JOSH JACKSON OUT OF FORM
    7. MONTOYA AND HOPPA OUT OF FORM
    8. LIECHA IS SHIT (OVER LAST 3 SEASONS)
    9. WE NEED A 5/8 TO PARTNER FORAN
    10. OUR BENCH IS WORST IN NRL
    11. DES RUINED OUR JUNIOR SYSTEM
    12. BOARD ROOM FIGHTING
    13. EASTWOOD OVER PAID
    14. DES BACK ENDED DEALS (SALARY CAP A MESS)

    I CAN NAME MORE.
    NO COACH WITH ABOVE WILL BE ABLE TO FIX ABOVE.
    Yet you are all blaming our new coach. HE NEEDS TIME he has had 5 matches. He will experiment, he will try things, he will change team around, let him do his thing. Judge him middle of next year that would be a fair time to see if he can coach.
    LOOK AT KEARNY. EVERYONE THOUGHT HE WILL BE FIRST TO GET SACK.
    We need to support our team. Not continually put our NEW COACH DOWN after 5 minutes expecting miracles.

    Kind regards
     
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  13. Horse

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    Give it a rest mate
     
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  14. Fear.The.Roo

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    i noticed a lot of people very quick to bag out our coach,

    I think it’s way too early for that,

    The guy is doing everything we ever asked for,

    He is dropping players,
    Giving young guys a crack

    Trying new things

    Trying players in other positions

    He is having a red hot go at it,

    I am happy with what Pay is doing

    No one is perfect
    And he isn’t stubborn

    I’m on board the Pay bus
     
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  15. CaptainJackson

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    As I posted yesterday in the klemmer thread "fuck Paul kent" dirt bag spreading bullshit rumours to protect his mate hasler.

    I know you read the forum kent go stick it up your arse.

    Andrew hill TOLD kent it wasn't as bad as what the media are making it out and now our club comes out and says 5 players left with 500k to spend on them.

    That doesn't sound like 14 players to go into 800k you lying sack of shit Paul kent
     
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  16. altair

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    I can’t blame the boys for today’s loss, yes stupid errors at crucial times but by God what the hell was that refereeing.

    Aaron woods penalised for having his quick play the ball obstructed. Sharks march down n score a try.

    Edrick lee fumbles the play the ball penalty AGAINST the bulldogs.

    With 1 penalty given in 35 minutes of the second half.

    Give me a break. There was a script that read sharks win and it was reffed as such.

    Our errors came from fatigued players trying their best.

    And that’s why I can’t fault the boy.

    Most commentators predicted a thrashing, we gave it to them.

    Goal kicking being a big difference and for a rebuilding team, as I said twice before I can’t fault the boys.

    But boy am I over the NRL and it’s so called referees.
     
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  18. Spoonman84

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    Over the last few weeks I was starting to have reservations about the clubs administration and new board but after last night it’s safe to say the club is in good hands. The way they have handled this mess has been very professional in my opinion and they have been honest and kept the members and fans informed.

    The club has already started recruiting gun juniors and with the way they explained they will be using the cap from now on it’s good to know we can never get in this mess again.

    It’s still a long road back but I think we have the right people in place to get back to the top. Hats off to Hill and the board!
     
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    WHAT sacrifices would you make to chase a dream? And at what point do you give up?

    Ask Renouf To’omaga those two questions and the answer is resounding — everything, and never.

    He’s been chasing his since a school friend convinced him to ditch the Gilbert and pick up a Sherrin in Wellington about seven years ago.

    His journey to the NRL has been long, and at times exhausting. But on Friday night he realises his dream when he runs onto ANZ Stadium with Canterbury’s No. 16 on his back.

    This is how he got there.

    LEAVING HOME

    To’omaga grew up in Wellington and, like a lot of young New Zealanders, played rugby union for most of his childhood.

    It wasn’t until he was 15 years old that he was talked into ditching the nation’s favourite code and switching to rugby league.

    It was a decision that would change the course of his life.

    “I went there and just fell in love with it,” To’omaga told foxsports.com.au.

    “I think it was because I was better at league than I was at union. They score more tries in rugby league.

    “When you’ve got the passion it’s pretty easy to transition like that.”

    It wasn’t long before other people began to notice just how talented the hulking teenager was at the 13-man code.

    By the time he had graduated year 11 at school, To’omaga had an offer from Canterbury on the table.

    The catch was he would have to pack his bags and leave his parents and two siblings in Wellington.

    But in his mind he already had the path laid out in front of him. He had a dream to play in the NRL, and he would do whatever it took to get there.

    He kissed his family goodbye and flew across the ditch.

    DIGGING HOLES, 1AM FACTORY SHIFTS AND NO SLEEP

    The Bulldogs arranged for 17-year-old To’omaga to live in a boarding house with other young rugby league players.

    While he made friends with the other boys — including now-Warriors forward James Gavet — he was the only one contracted to Canterbury. Most of the others were with Wests Tigers.

    The club also organised work for him, labouring with landscapers.

    “I was digging holes every day with some of the older boys then I would go to training. That was my routine for the whole first year I was here,” To’omaga said.

    “Sydney is a massive place, and compared to where I’m from it was hard to get myself from A to B.

    “I didn’t have a car licence, I didn’t have a car, so I think figuring out the whole public transport stuff was pretty tough.

    “Mentally it was pretty tough for me, but I think the boys at the house got me through.”

    Soon enough To’omaga’s parents decided to make the move to Australia as well, and he was able to move into their new home in Sydney.

    But the slog was far from over. When he graduated from the junior ranks and was signed to an NRL contract three years ago, he soon realised Sydney is an expensive place to live.

    That’s when To’omaga decided to look for more work to supplement his Bulldogs salary.

    “I was working in a factory just to make a bit of money,” he explained.

    “I would work from like 1am to 7am then go to training from 8 o’clock to whenever.

    “My sleeping pattern was a bit weird because I was staying up till about 6 o’clock and then I would go to sleep ... I’d wake up at midnight and go to work, then go straight to training until 1 or 2 o’clock and go straight home, have another sleep.

    “It was a bit draining on the body but I was like I just have to get it done.”

    A DREAM REALISED

    To’omaga punished his body, labouring in the sun and then sacrificing sleep just so he could chase his NRL dream.

    He says even when he was rolling into his bed at 6pm exhausted from work and training, he never considered taking a different path.

    His form in the NSW Cup this season has been hard to ignore, and now coach Dean Pay has given him a chance in first grade.

    Pay called To’omaga into his Belmore office on Monday and told him he was to make his NRL debut on Friday against the Eels.

    In a twist, To’omaga’s parents only moved from Sydney to Brisbane last week, but they will fly down to watch his debut.

    All counted, To’omaga has reserved about 50 tickets for family and friends to Friday’s game.

    His mother and father cried when he rang them on Monday to tell them the news.

    “I was a bit emotional. I was in disbelief, pretty shocked,” To’omaga said.

    “You know when you get some good news and you don’t know how to react? I was really kind of spaced out.”

    If his form in reserve grade is anything indication, Bulldogs fans are in for a treat.

    Raymond Faitala-Mariner took To’omaga under his wing in pre-season and the two forwards could end up as cult heroes at the club.

    “He’s been a standout by a mile in Cup this year,” To’omaga’s manager Luke Lombardi said.

    “For a big unit he’s very mobile with great leg speed, the way he plays really resonates with that Dogs of War mentality.”

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...d/news-story/55f8837e776bd0dda828db72e3cbebb1
     
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  20. MitchNewton

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    Yeah what a dick for trying to be positive and optimistic. It’s his first ever 40mins at fullback. It will take him most of this year to get it right. The move to fullback is an investment for the future. Give the guy a break.
     
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