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On the presumption that we retain schoupp, BBO and Vaughan, who will be bought as opposed to retained,
We going to have a squad of 26.
Who should fill the last 4?
3 will nmeed to be depth.
What positions too?
27- Deitz. Played magnificently this year for a 120k...
I have decided to crunch the numbers of our 2022 squad.
Ive used reported figures, info from my insider and guesswork for the below.
I have also not taken into consideration the 6% reduction in salary in 2022 where I can.
If the below is true, we have pretty much got to shut up...
Posting outta Granville #2144 represent wassup to all my B.
Lend me your eyes, ears and heart for just a moment.
Paul Vaughans signature is now one iof the most critical signings in our recent history.
Bold comment but let me explain and justify.
We are trying to build a winning...
Ok, ok ok I know what you are thinking after reading that title.
‘Here we go, another hair brained idea by that crazy leb Nasheed’,
But hear me out.
Napa has been widely criticised, and rightly so, for not living up to his 600+ large price tag.
No where near it.
Word up that Hops be St George soon.
Please leave your tributes, or anything you’d like to say to him or remark on him here;
Full honesty please as I have word that Hoppa likes hearing good stuff about him and wants your praise:
Big players the game left behind…..
However, let’s think strategically here.
Pre rules changes these guys were gangstalicious.
However everyone is now complaint about these rules… I cannot see them keep it as is.
That means they’ll roll some or all...
this time last year we was bee’s dick away from poaching Craig Bellamy.
scuttled by the leagues clubvs football club feud that made Bellamy think we were a joke.
what could have been.
If we can’t recruit anyone new, but retain who we have.
What do we do?
How will we field our guys in 2022?
1 Nick Meaney
9 Kyle Flanagan
10 Josh Jackson (yes, correct)
Part 3 of the 'Who is you?' series, after the age and race threads.
Im genuinely curious what peeps do here for a living? and if the job brings in the benjamins- if you are comfortable in sharing that, but ok if not.
Could be an inspiration to others to change careers.
On the back of this thread as lock everyone’s age, https://www.thekennel.net.au/forum/index.php?threads/how-old-are-you.120501/page-11#post-4055355, I have gone into partnership with @EzyB for another question.
what is your race/culture/ background!?
the age thread threw up many...
Whilst I realise I'm not the longest Bulldog supporting TK member here, I am definitely one of the veterans who has been supporting the dogs from asfar back as the mid nineties.
I still remember the Super league era, the 98 semi. The lead up to our 'enhanced' Grand final win, the...
uncomfortable fact for us.
Burton has looked solid as a centre this year but toothless as a half.
Perhaps we can use him at centre, and have SJ and averillo in the halves for an exciting combo?
Allen and Oko and Schoupp as back...
what i think is attainable as a squad for 2022.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
1 Thompson (Prop) 750
2 Tapau (Prop) 600
3 Hetherington (Prop) 450
4 Ava (Prop) 250
5 Grosziwescki (Prop) 200
6 Siemsen (Prop) 350
7 Woods (Prop) 250
8 RFM (2nd row) 350
Thinking about getting a tatt on my neck or side or leg.
Trying to figure out whats better. What would you prefer?
or B- but with DMX ghost (?) rapping by the fire and the trees cedar trees to represent the lebanese forest.
love your opinions.
Just wondering what your thoughts are here on a mid season score card and if he is living up to his 700k or so salary a year?
i have my thiughts, but i diont want to influence the comments.
Another way of asking is is he good enough to play for Australia if he was eligible
I slept through most of the game and only tuned in when Wakeman challenged that kick to touch before the Elliott try.
Instead of sifting through 30+ pages on game day, can someone give me a review?
I’m sure others would be curious given PH not everywhere.
Imma be short sharp and sheep.
If we want off the bottom, we simply need to buy these available players.
Martin Tapau. He be playing Prop.
Shaun Johnson. He 7.
Jayden Sua. Second row
Matterson. Second row
Josh Hodgson - Hooker.
All easily signed and all winners.
there. Solved the...
Someone (not my insider) who knows Barrett told me today we are chasing Trey Browne who plays for the Capras QLD cup side as a hooker if Smith goes south.
How does he go? Does anyone know?
Just thinking It might be time for an experimental revolution with what we have this year, as what we are doing is t working.
So maybe we can try this next game:
Time to share something deeply personal with you all, and bring you all some insight into my multi year journey from a simple hood rat to a hopeful NRL spot as a depth player with the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs.
Some of you may be interested as to why now? Why at age 30 have I...
One for the girls, gays and transvestites.
2 Nick Meaney
3 Darren Smith
4 Kerrod holland (c)
5 Brett Howland
6 Luke lewis
7 Daniel Holdsworth
8 Steve Price
9 Damien Cook
10 Ben hannant
11 Daniel Conn
12 Sonny Bill Williams
13 Steve reardon
14 Jason Smith
I refer specifically to the min wage pack.
Back in October/November,
One day in the dead of night we announced new signings in our top 30+ development players
And in the dev team,
Doorey (upgraded later on)
And 2 other randoms...
What are you thinking about Allen atm?
im a big fan but i am concerned he isnt a fullback, he is just white(?) hoppa at the back and is too slow.
I feel we made a bad decision recrutiting him as our fb. We need zip back there.
Cody is the type of player i would love to come in...
A lot of talk over the last few years, and presumably going forward, and rightfully so, centres on our recruitment and retention in relation to our salary cap.
In fact, tha salary cap is the most important thing to talk about if you had to pinpoint one issue.
So I have taken the...
One thing I’ve never understood is why don’t rugby league try tapping into the black American talent pool? I mention Black specifically because of the speed genetics.
We make a fuss as a league about scouting kids climbing coconut trees in Fiji and making them special wingers, how...
Can you define at what point the Dogs lost their soul?
Or do you believe it was a gradual degradation. Death be a thousand cuts, so to speak?
For me, it was the appointment of Raelene Castle. At this point, the board switched excellence and knowledge for the optics of political...
Nick Meaney is our current winger and former fullback.
I can’t help but think he might be our hidden diamond and criminally under-utilised.
he came up as an Australian rep. He has speed to burn (important now ) and he literally never makes any ball handlin mistakes.
look at how...
A cautionary post.
I see alot of optimism here at the upcoming season 2021.
I feel the need to temper expectations a bit here.
I feel, like every year, you are getting carried away with your predictions for this year.
Last week I noted how most of you think we will finish around 8...
On my birthday a couple of months back my cousin got me an ancestry DNA kit because we had an argument over something ethnicity related (wont go into details what) and he wanted to be a dickhead and 'prove' something to me (which he later got pwned!).
i ignored it because it was a...
Just wondering if you guys think Trent is the greatest coach we have had since the nineties/most of our lifetime?
He’s come here and he’s saying good stuff like ‘wouldn’t let it happen’ in regards to players not being fit and how Michael he loves the bulldogs and wishes he played...
The local lebbo up in this witch!
I’ve been banned. Cant hide from this. Yet, I’ve been watching the forum with ‘aplomb’.
There’s something I have NOT seen discussed and I am astounded! Straight out.
What up with our centres?
I May be a stupid leb but I...
can somebody clarify how the development squad works?
I get that it's a reserved list for 5 prodigies of every club and they are allowed to play in the nrl at some point in the season.
whats Their cap? What's their min wage? How do youget selected?
do you think it could be...
Zimbabwe 3/22 offer 8 overs.
Once again they have persisted with their pathetic opening combination of Chari and Chibhabha (who can't make the team on merit but it best friends with the selector- corruption!
up to Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor to try and save the day...
Players get a lot of hate on this forum, guess you could say we are a bunch of 'player haters' LOL ! But that said there are some players that curiosity get a lot of love on TK across the NRL.
this is my attempt of bringing them together as a team. Do you agree? You Can post your...
Does any of you watch the Rugby League in England?
Are you a fan?
I've started watching it a bit more and I like it. Weird mix of blokes and talent.
Also pretty fascinating as all the teams are towns and cities on a highway. It's also fascinating that million people cities like...
I have a 1997 Suoer league Bulldogs jersey similar to the one the bulldogs wore. No sponsors but.
Bought it from Nike outlet store when I first got into league, longer than most people can remember.
I remember seeing them go for a few hundred on EBay a few years back. Lot of...
In the 00's there was a trend wherein we would incorporate silver into our colour scheme, same colour as a 2 dollar scratchie.
ive seen it reemerge in some material this year, but it took me back down memory lane.
In the 2010s we had more black in us and became the mighty blue...
stumbled across this and had a good laugh, the content and points are so true, although only I think my fellow Arabs will understand.
1, 5, 6,9 and 12-15 are so me. Some dont apply though because my parents dont speak arabic, just urdu and some english.
Fellow lebs, have a look...
I try not to post as much good oil lately as I mentioned elsewhere because disbelievers cause me trouble, hence why I only give the information before it happens to the circle of trust in the inboxes, but I thought this one may be worth mentioning because it'll have positive...
Long time lurker.
just thought I'd make a thread dedicated to fun, unusual and interesting tidbits related to our football club.
Weird things you may remember, or just random unique stuff. I'd like it to learn and im sure many posters and players would be interested too.
I try to keep quiet on alot of the smaller news, ever since the Doorey oil that just scared more people than it satisfied, but this one i need to tell you all about.
I'm hearing theres been some phone calls between the ARU and the bulldogs about Lachlan Lewis.
The thought process...
Circumstance has dictates that Lewis and Meaney will likely retain their starting spots early next year.
It's make or break.
Both have shown glimpses of absolute world class brilliance, and at other times their weaknesses found out.
They are both in year three (and a bit) of...
Josh Morris is in great form, unsigned and when he was signed iso n not so much money.
I say we get him back for a year or two, unfinished business.
He can be a placeholder until Aaron Schoupp his ya his straps yo.
Just because he payed with us before I don't see why not. I don't...
Asking the question no one has talked about.
Why don't we offer big salaries to our board members?
My thoughts are we will attract the sharpest minds in the game and run the plane properly. Both with finances and attracting players like Townsend and Brown.
I would put my hand up...
Fun thread for a change. Since every other thread is board related or whether Barrett is taking bad advice coming here.
what is your fastest all time Bulldogs backline bs the slowest?
AND who would win in real footy!?
not going to touch on halves because it's a different...
May recall me as the guy that has the good oil time to time.
I am watching some highlights of various games and what's dawned on me severely in the modern 2020 game is the need for speed.
I'm not talking about the speed that killed my friend Ali in Thailand, I'm taking bait fast...
I saw today that Henry Cavill has joined the race for James Bond, alongside Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Ja rule, Richard madden and Tom Hiddleston.
I like the idea of Cavill. He just has that look. Would sell merchandise.
I'd like to see james marsden put his hand up, even a Hemsworth...
I'm looking at the backline and how it's shaping next year.
I'm thinking it's not that hard to get a centre (Gildart, Bronson, Dugan etc) but it's tough To get a fullback.
We need a fullback and Cotric has played fullback and centre. He was good at fullback but not centre.
Posted this yesterday but in the wrong forum.
Like you all, I am a big Bulldogs Supporter, probably the biggest here or close to it, but I also follow Souths and am a long time esteemed member of the Kennel.
I am humbly asking for your support for the Green and red from next...
I'm warning you.
This guy is going to be our Tolman attack stifler next year.
Look how slow he moves around with the ball, compared to the energy and speed of Penrith.
Cancer of the team.
Havent done a best of all time thread in a while.
With all this talk of recruitment scraps, i thought it may be apt we see what kind of a team can be assembled on scrap from the scrapheap.
The criteria, building a team of players unwanted from other clubs who enjoyed new wind...
Of the 8 discarded players, minus 1 for retirement (Holland), you could make a serious argument to have kept almost all of them.
Only Montoya is an obvious discard.
The others are actually good players (Foran), possibly underrated good players we rely on (Tolman) or players that...
We were talking about it a while back and some of you didn't believe many actors were Jewish. I countered with slot are Jews but pretend they are white.
stumbled upon this list of Male actors that are jewish.
There really isn't that many white Christian actors in Hollywood.
There is someone within the Bulldogs, that has no real sway or weight, that is adamant that the dogs should pursue JAC in exchange for Reimis.
The logic being Reimis ain't JAC but is a good player teams will want.
seesm to have been shutdown though because of the salary...
Got some good oil,
We are talking to Matt Eisenhuth of the tigers to take over Sue's spot.
Matt has been talking to the tigers too, but the oil is they wont budge on offering him a min wage 1 year deal and he's filthy, so we might pick him up for 150 or so. But it wont be soon o...
And I'm nervous!
I know all the reasons why they have been ditched, but what is getting me edgy and bones in my teeth chittery is I can't imagine a bulldogs team without these guys.
Its as if we aretruly altering the fabric of our team, removing all the...
We now know we are losing;
we know we have gained;
deficit of 2
Cotric replaces Holland as the marquee centre (please, no Holland jokes, I'm talking about salary)
Schoupp I assume takes Tass
we will probably upgrade another junior, but...
long time lurker,
Thought for all,
Can we lure Stephen crichton, one of the form centres and breakout stars of 2020, by using his older brother, Christian., whom we have on our books?
It is rumoured dean got confused which brother he was signing at the time, but can...
Something I've been sitting on for a while.
We are the bulldogs.
I've always wondered why?
Bulldogs are a cool dog but they aren't a menacing dog. They have a lot of generic problems. Need assisted breeding and struggle to walk.
One of the breeds that's evolved over the last two...
Watching the Storm carve up the tiger pies, made me realise how proud I am of this team. Despite not being able to win, we NEVER got 50 put on us in a normal game, not just this year, the last 3 seasons, even against teams like Souths and roosters.
We all know Hoppa is ineffective, but I feel the league hasn't caught on.
I say act now, sell him, so someone else would complete the 600 a year tab and we don't have to pay any freight.
Use the money for Folau or gildart
Sonny Bill Williams has been praised by Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson after an extended...
Probably not going to like this one. The good news is nothing is official.
St George are snooping around Doorey and asking the question.
And it's not necessarily driven by Griffin, the new coach.
Rather his manager is gunning for him to consider the red and white as a better...
I'm so mad.
Got Reliable word that Tim Lafai has been tabled a one year deal @ 350 next year.
What why and how?
That's too much for old backup. I doubt anyone's fighting for his signature.
Ruined my day.
We only have cash for one marquee signing atm.
Wassup with this cat daddy?
He be in our thirty, yet not only does this nizzle NOT get a run, none of y'all have ever mentioned this Rolldog as an option at all!?
We even laid out green for Lafai to come from across the hood.
So what is up with Tass?
Why he public enemy?
Just curious what your choice is out of the options below, should something rule green out.
**All players have been considered serious signing options from beginning of September till now.**
No one seems to agree with each other, so wonder what the consensus be?
My insider tells me he has a strong belief that Andrew Hill is over the crap at the Bulldogs and is quietly exploring his options for next year and beyond.
Basically, he's trying to be professional amongst a circus.
Insider hasn't heard this directly from the horses mouth. But...
As usual, my insider network has the scoop.
I can confirm that the rival ticket has arrived and those involved include the main man leading the charge is a very wealthy businessman with connections to previous boards, and also involved is a notable former board member we all know...
Griffin has tapped Flanagan and said he is not needed.
Makes sense. He would be a threat to his job.
Let's pick the guy up and raid Cronulla. If barrett fails we have a natural step up.
Two heavy honchos are facing off against each other. It'll get heated and ugly and bithe organisations have deep pockets for lawyers and the law.
In one courted we have George Coorey. Long time member and active bulldog. Has the Lebanese on his side and the Leagues clubs funds...
The club and the board fighting has heated up.
There is something I cannot say out loud. But Lynne hasn't dont her homework in her latest power play of sexual allegations against Coorey that is both my opinion and very obvious to those in the know.
Going to the media, and what is...
Time to play a game.
The reason is I'm interested in the answers.
The game is to simply tell in order the 5 halfbacks you would recruit to the dogs next year if you could.
Every player is available. Imagine that every nrl contract is null and void.
The only rule is this.
Just wondering what the forum thoughts are in this Sue dude in the squad.
Suosuo or Jessie or whatever his name is.
From what I can recall, everyone said he was a decent player, but on the same token NO ONE is calling for him to be resigned?
So I'm guessing he's the type of...
I'm very curious what your unpopular opinions are in life?
I have a few.
- Donald Trump, for all his faults, is quite a clever guy and very intuitive at reading people and instinctual
- guys that like small tits are pedo scum or gay. You should be rocking at the sight of big...
Got some interesting goss for ya.
The club is tabling an offer to Brandon Smith for 600, this isn't big news o hits own and we knew something like this was in the works.
What we DONT know taht I can reveal is the contingency plan.
There's a draft for a modest offer to Nathan...
worth its own thread.
ok, squad of 28 next season.
23 on the books.
Centre three quarters
It looks like the squads will be 26 next year.
If this is the case, how do we play it?
We have signed 23.
this means 3 more spots.
For me, we sign Aaron Schoupp to the 30. Guy will be 20 next year so why arent we blooding him?
We then sign a hooker.
The last one i...
I'll keep this brief, the kennel can't concentrate on long messages.
Right now the dogs are flushing cash. We will sign someone as a rake next year regardless.
Right now he could pick up an easy 700k multi year deal from us.
Obviously he won't if we nab Mcinness or someone...
This is not a troll!!!
As radical as this sounds, hear me out. Please please.
Whilst firing up the pipe last nightt, i put my 'strategy' hat on wityh the Bulldogs and started thinking about the hooker situation.
Images of mCINNESS, starling, friend, bsmith, liddle all came to...
Guys, I have received a leak from the insider that someobe with some infkluence wants to make this happen within the club.
Both on the same petrodollar, off contract at end of 2021.
There was mention of a 1 yer extension for both to make it happen.
Some of you may remember me as posting some inside scoops time to time.
However, this isnt this thread.
just amongst the panic, I actually think we can still field a kickass top 8 team. As long as we have some good fortune from here.
The team below is ultra realistic and a...
Just a question I'm curious on.
You may have noticed, the Titans have managed to move on every player under contract that was taking up cash in the cap.
Cartwright apparently wanted to come home for personal reasons. Latu was on 600k as was Boyd.
Anyone see this surprise announcement that Metallica are doing a concert at next Friday's Friday night footy game?
intereteee what you think of this.
I don't understand why we get two cent nothing bands from yesteryears to play at our games, when we cousins get Hoodoo Gurus (or...
Just wondering if anyone here has a pet favourite player In our current squad (or next years) you are either obsessed with, biased towards, are a huge fan of, or just really enjoy watching playing.
I don't think it's any secret I have bias towards Dylan Napa and will defend him...
Just letting you know that if you need a celebrity touch on your next event, wedding or birthday, even a date to the prom, then Holland might be a good option for any dogs fan here.
Theres been alot of rumours, born out of May, about the 30 member squad sizes reverting back to 26 or somewhere thereabout or in between.
I havent heard much since and i dont have a tv to keep up with the footy programs.
Does anyone have any more info on this?
A thread dabbling in the murky world of hypotheticals.
Let's say that tomorrow the club re-signs Tolman for two years..... but on close to min salary. 150k.
Takes up a spot in our top 26, but doesn't affect the cap.
How would y'all feel? If it came to fruition, I'd believe it...
Everyone has been excited to see Thompson come here.
The feeling I have been getting is that he is playing really well but below expectation, but has added much needed grunt and courage into our pack.
My question is, has he overtaken Elliott as our best player? Or has he some way...