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  1. Spoonman84

    News Bulldogs directors losing patience with struggling Barrett

    Bulldogs general manager of football Phil Gould has been very public in his backing of Trent Barrett but has a new challenge on his hands with the brittle Canterbury board splintering when it comes to the coach. It was always going to be tough for the loser of the wooden spoon clash at Magic...
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    Official Round 10 v Knights Match Discussion

    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Newcastle Knights Fri May 13 2022, 6:00pm at Suncorp Stadium 1 Matt Dufty AIWC 2 Brent Naden Tender Loving Care Disability Services 3 Aaron Schoupp TLH Recruitment 4 Jake Averillo Hy-Tec 5 Josh Addo Carr MMX Projects 6 Matt Burton Intello IT 7 Kyle...
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    Official Round 9 v Raiders Match Discussion

    Canberra Raiders v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Fri May 6 2022, 6:00pm at GIO Stadium Canberra, Bruce 1 Matt Dufty 2 Brent Naden 3 Aaron Schoupp 4 Jake Averillo 5 Josh Addo Carr 6 Matt Burton 7 Kyle Flanagan 8 Luke Thompson 9 Jeremey Marshall King 10 Paul Vaughan 11 Corey Waddell 12 Tevita...
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    News Josh Jackson’s career at crossroads as Phil Gould eyes Bulldogs overhaul

    Some columns are more difficult to write than others. This is one of them about the ruthless business of managing a rugby league salary cap and the need for a footy club to move on a great servant. Josh Jackson has been the heart and soul of the Canterbury Bulldogs for a decade. A former NSW...
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    Official Round 7 NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg

    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Mounties Sat April 23 2022, 3:30pm at Belmore Sports Ground, Belmore Bulldogs 1. Declan Casey 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Eli Clark 4. Reece Hoffman 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Zach Dockar-Clay 7. Bailey Biondi-Odo 8. Billy Tsikrikas 9. Josh Cook 10. Phillip Makatoa 11...
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    Official Round 7 v Broncos Match Discussion

    Brisbane Broncos v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Fri April 22 2022, 7:55pm at Suncorp Stadium, Milton 1. Matt Dufty 2. Brent Naden 3. Aaron Schoupp 4.Jake Averillo 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7.Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Corey...
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    Official Round 6 NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg v Newcastle

    NSW Cup v Newcastle Saturday April 16 1pm kick off Belmore Sports Ground 1. Corey Allan 2. Creedence Toia 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Declan Casey 5. Jacob Kiraz 6. Zach Dockar-Clay 7. Bailey Biondi-Odo 8. Billy Tsikrikas 9. Josh Cook 10. Kurtis Morrin 11. Joshua Stuckey 12. Reece Hoffman 13. Jackson...
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    Official Round 6 v Rabbitohs Match Discussion

    South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Good Friday April 15 2022, 4:00pm at Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park 1 Matt Dufty 2 Brent Naden 3 Braidon Burns 4 Jake Averillo 5 Josh Addo-Carr 6 Matt Burton 7 Kyle Flanagan 8 Luke Thompson 9 Jeremy Marshall-King 10 Paul Vaughan 11...
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    Official Round 5 NSW Cup & Jersey Foegg v Panthers

    NSW Cup v Penrith Sunday April 10 4:00pm Commbank Stadium 1. Creedence Toia 2. Jayden Okunbor 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Jacob Kiraz 5. Isaac Lumelume 6.Zach Dockar-Clay 7. Bailey Biondi-Odo 8. Billy Tsikrikas 9. Josh Cook 10. Jayden Tanner 11.Joshua Stuckey 12. Reece Hoffman 13. Kurtis Morrin 14...
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    Official Round 5 v Panthers Match Discussion

    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers Sun April 10 2022, 6:15pm at CommBank Stadium, Parramatta 1 Matt Dufty AIWC 2 Brent Naden Tender Loving Care Disability Services 3 Braidon Burns TLH Recruitment 4 Jake Averillo Hy-Tec 5 Josh Addo-Carr MMX Projects 6 Matt Burton...
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    Round 4 NSW Cup v Mounties & Flegg v Thunderbolts

    Flegg v Victoria Thunderbolts Sunday April 3 2pm kick off AAMI Park 1. Cameron Lawrence 2. Samuel Kanaan 3. Eli Clark 4. Larson Doyle 5. Harry Hayes 6. Khaled Rajab 7. Bailey Hayward 8. Jack Todd 9. Ediq Ambrosyev 10. Samuel Hughes 11. Lipoi Hopoi 12. Judda Turahui 13. Joshua Kalati 14...
  12. Spoonman84

    Opinion Luke Thompson a bust signing?

    I think I have seen a big enough sample size of Thompson in the NRL to make a call on his signing and it’s not impressive to be honest. He is just a average NRL prop that isn’t bad but with the amount of cap space he is soaking up he is a massive issue for our roster management moving forward...
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    Round 3 NSW Cup & Flegg v Manly

    NSW Cup v Blacktown Monday 28th March, HE Laybett Sporting Complex 1. Creedence Toia 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Declan Casey 5. Isaac Lumelume 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Billy Tsikrikas 9. Josh Cook 10. Phillip Makatoa 11. Joe Stimson 12. Reece Hoffman 13. Joshua Stuckey...
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    Official Round 3 v Manly Match Discussion

    Sunday March 27 (6:15pm kick off) Fortress Sookvale 1. Matt Dufty 2 .Jayden Okunbor 3. Braidon Burns 4. Brent Naden 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Jake Averillo 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Jack Hetherington 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Josh Jackson (C)...
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    Defence improvement

    A lot has been talked about out attack in the first two games but our defence has improved out of sight. Every try we have conceded can be put down to individual errors rather than a break down in the system. To have so many new players but look solid in defence is to be commended. The next 4...
  16. Spoonman84

    Round 1 NSW Cup & Flegg vs Souths

    Belmore Sports Ground Saturday 12th March Jersey Flegg-1pm NSW Cup-3pm NSW Cup 1. Creedence Toia 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Declan Casey 5. Isaac Lumelume 6.Brandon Wakeham 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jayden Tanner 9. Josh Cook 10. Phillip Makatoa 11.Joshua Stuckey 12. Jackson Topine 13. Joe...
  17. Spoonman84

    Official Round 1 v Cowboys match discussion

    No. Player Sponsor 1 Matt Dufty AIWC 2 Jayden Okunbor Tender Loving Care (TLC) 3 Braidon Burns TLH Recruitment 4 Brent Naden Hy-Tec 5 Josh Addo-Carr MMX Projects 6 Matt Burton Intello IT 7 Jake Averillo Jay Productions & Events 8 Luke Thompson Penny’s Pork Crackling 9 Jeremey...
  18. Spoonman84

    News Board returned unopposed

    THESE are the damaging headlines you won’t see at Belmore for at least two years. In a remarkable show of support, all board contenders have withdrawn from Canterbury’s looming football club elections, with the current seven-man board to be returned unopposed. The days of ugly election...
  19. Spoonman84

    Daily Telegraph/Rothfield Annual Bevan French rumour

    Wigan fullback Bevan French will meet Parramatta and Canterbury officials about a shock return to the NRL in 2023. French plans on fulfilling the final year of his Wigan contract next season before an expected move back to Australia. And he could be a replacement for Mika Sivo at Parramatta or...
  20. Spoonman84

    News Vaccine stance a major sticking point for Bulldogs

    A tale of two Lukes – Brooks and Thompson – has the potential to impact several NRL clubs, and shake up the game, this week. Luke Brooks is being positioned to leave Wests Tigers, with his management saying he would prefer not to be coached by Michael Maguire. He has been linked with the...
  21. Spoonman84

    Canterbury Bulldogs great Steve Mortimer recovering after heart attack

    Rugby league legend Steve Mortimer admits it is a miracle he’s still alive after he suffered a “widow-maker”. Mortimer, 65, required emergency surgery last month for a 90 per cent blockage in his left main artery, a condition so deadly that doctors call it the “widow-maker”. Now the “greatest...
  22. Spoonman84

    News The Mole: Bulldogs forward Raymond Faitala-Mariner's career in doubt after injury setback

    Bulldogs forward Raymond Faitala-Mariner's career is in the balance after he underwent a bone graft on his foot. The barnstorming forward had surgery earlier in the year but the injury did not heal properly. The bone graft is a major surgery and there is a 20 per cent chance that...
  23. Spoonman84

    Official Bulldogs sign hooker Josh Cook for the next two year

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have continued to build out their Top 30 squad for next year with the signing of hooker Josh Cook for the next two seasons. The 22 year-old has been an understudy to his namesake Damien at the Rabbitohs, although he has yet to make his NRL debut. The La...
  24. Spoonman84

    Official Round 25 Bulldogs V Tigers - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    Will Hopoate will farewell Bulldogs fans with his final match in the blue and white against the Tigers at Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe on Sunday (4:05PM AEST). Hopoate, has long been a favourite amongst Bulldogs fans, having joined the club in 2016, and represented the blue and whites on...
  25. Spoonman84

    Official Lachlan Lewis sacked

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    Official Gus on Twitter

    Gus has been pretty busy on Twitter the last few days with plenty of Bulldogs info so I’ll put it all in one thread for anyone that hasn’t seen them. https://twitter.com/philgould15/status/1430129976435564548?s=21 https://twitter.com/philgould15/status/1430131282227261440?s=21...
  27. Spoonman84

    Official Round 24 Bulldogs V Sea Eagles - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have named a new look side for their clash with the Manly Sea Eagles in Redcliffe on Sunday (1:50PM AEST). With Ryan James and Corey Horsburgh having returned to the Canberra Raiders after being on loan for two matches, the changes from last round are: Ava...
  28. Spoonman84

    News Canterbury expected to start discussion on whether they will approach Mitchell Pearce

    They must overcome heavy salary cap constraints but Canterbury is expected to shortly start discussions about whether to approach Newcastle halfback Mitchell Pearce. The Bulldogs claim Pearce hasn’t yet been formally discussed but The Daily Telegraph has learned internal meetings within the...
  29. Spoonman84

    News Bulldogs sign Cook

    The Bulldogs have agreed to sign a South Sydney hooker named Cook – but it isn’t Damien. In what could prove a recruitment masterstroke, the Bulldogs have continued their multimillion-dollar spending spree by reaching an agreement with rising Rabbitohs star Joshua Cook. News Corp Australia can...
  30. Spoonman84

    Luke Thompson consolidated thread

    Canterbury prop Luke Thompson has attracted interest from rival NRL clubs after his English-based manager could not secure a new, long-term deal with the Bulldogs. While wanting him to complete his contract at Belmore, Canterbury would consider releasing Thompson early should he procure a...
  31. Spoonman84

    Official John Asiata joins the Bulldogs

    The Bulldogs’ 2022 signing spree is set to continue with Brisbane’s John Asiata on the verge of becoming Canterbury’s latest recruit. Having already snared the likes of Josh Addo-Carr and Matt Burton in the club’s biggest-ever spending splurge, the Bulldogs are now close to adding the Broncos’...
  32. Spoonman84

    Official Round 23 Bulldogs V Knights - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have made a number of changes for Saturday's fixture against the Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium (5:30PM AEST). Corey Allan returns on the wing in place of Falakiko Manu. Allan was a late withdrawal against the Knights after feeling unwell before the...
  33. Spoonman84

    News Who is he and why haven't we signed him?

    A livewire youngster with a stack of potential caught Phil Gould’s eye, as James Phelps reports BAILEY Biondi-Odo started running as soon as his father picked up the rake. “You get back here boy,” his father screamed. The backyard game suddenly stopped, brothers, cousins and uncles pausing to...
  34. Spoonman84

    Official Members Q&A

    https://www.bulldogs.com.au/news/2021/08/12/members-forum-qa
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    Official Round 22 Bulldogs V Warriors - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will welcome Raiders duo, Ryan James and Corey Horsburgh, into their side for this Sunday's clash with the Warriors in Redcliffe (2:00PM AEST). Both players have been loaned to the Bulldogs for two weeks from the Canberra Raiders. Their loans have come about...
  36. Spoonman84

    News Phil Gould's big Bulldogs admission over Matt Burton deal

    Canterbury Bulldogs' General Manager of Football Phil Gould concedes there's no way the club could have bagged the signature of Matt Burton had they tabled the same deal to him today. Last November, the Bulldogs pulled off a massive coup in luring the young gun away from the Panthers as Trent...
  37. Spoonman84

    Official Round 21 Bulldogs V Tigers - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Bulldogs have made a number of changes for this week's match against the Tigers on Sunday (2:00PM AEST). The new make-up of the side will see: Nick Meaney and Corey Allan swap positions from last week, with Allan returning to the wing and Meaney moving to full-back Kiko Manu replacing...
  38. Spoonman84

    Official Round 20 Bulldogs V Titans (Monday 6pm) - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have made a number of changes for this Sunday's (2:00PM AEST), fixture against the Titans at Cbus Super Stadium. Changes from Round 19 are: Corey Allan and Nick Meaney swap positions with Allan returning to full-back and Meaney moving to the wing Kyle Flanagan...
  39. Spoonman84

    Klemmer roughing it

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    News Inside the rebuilding of Canterbury Bulldogs

    The family is finally reuniting. After years of bickering, factions and sparring, Canterbury is re-emerging from rugby league’s darkness. Defective is now effective. The boys are back at Belmore. Bulldogs chairman John Khoury has outlined how he and his seven-man board have lured some of...
  41. Spoonman84

    News Sonny Bill and the 2004 premiership: Pangai jnr reveals why he chose the Bulldogs

    Inside a modest suburban home on Cressy Street in Canterbury, an eight-year-old Tevita Pangai jnr watched on with his family as the Bulldogs lifted the 2004 premiership. “There were blue and white cars going off in the streets,” Pangai recalls. “Houses were painted blue and white. It was...
  42. Spoonman84

    Daily Telegraph/Rothfield Renouf to Roosters

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    News Flanagan offered to Super League clubs

    A number of Super League clubs are thought to be considering a move for Kyle Flanagan after the NRL halfback was made available. Rugby League Live can reveal the halfback has been made available to several clubs in the competition as he looks to get his career back on track. The 22-year-old...
  44. Spoonman84

    Official Round 19 Bulldogs V Sharks - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will welcome back Jeremy Marshall-King for this Sunday's game against the Sharks in the Gold Coast (4:05PM AEST). The hooker has missed the past two matches due to suspension. Marshall-King will replace Sione Katoa who drops to the extended bench Ava...
  45. Spoonman84

    Cody Walker sledge that set off Lachlan Lewis

    South Sydney five-eighth Cody Walker triggered Sunday’s bizarre halftime incident with Lachlan Lewis by telling the Bulldogs five-eighth: “Go to back to reserve grade.” The taunt infuriated Lewis, who tackled Walker to the ground as players left the field, causing a melee which resulted in the...
  46. Spoonman84

    Official Katoa re-signs with the Bulldogs for 2022

    The Bulldogs have continued their trend of creating depth in all positions with the re-signing of winger Tui Katoa on a one year deal. The hard running 22 year-old, who made his debut for the Bulldogs against the Panthers last season, is a local junior who hails from the Chester Hill Hornets...
  47. Spoonman84

    News Phil Gould to bring stability an certainty to the Bulldogs

    Phil Gould has done this before. In his new role at Canterbury he will work off the same blue print which helped the Panthers grow to become a competition heavyweight. More than three decades after last walking through the doors at Belmore he arrives as the club’s new head of footy. Gould...
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    News The four-step plan for Gould to make his year-long Bulldogs demand a reality

    In July last year Phil Gould shot down reports he was set to return to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. At that point of the season the Bulldogs had won just one of their opening 10 games and former head coach Dean Pay paid the price. Gould rubbished claims he would be the man to restore...
  49. Spoonman84

    Official Phil Gould to be the Bulldogs' new General Manager of Football

    Phil Gould to be the Bulldogs' new General Manager of Football bulldogs.com.auFri 16 Jul 2021, 09:58 PM The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have continued to put important pieces in place to build for the future with the appointment of one of the smartest minds in the game in Phil Gould, as their...
  50. Spoonman84

    Official Faitala-Mariner to miss remainder of season

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs can confirm Raymond Faitala-Mariner will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2021 season. The back-rower suffered an incomplete fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot earlier in the season during the club’s round two clash with the Penrith Panthers...
  51. Spoonman84

    Official Round 18 Bulldogs V Rabbitohs - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will make only one change for this Sunday’s (6:15PM AEST) match against Souths in the Gold Coast, with Ava Seumanufagai returning from suspension to take his place on the bench. The hard running forward has had a busy week having signed a two year extension to...
  52. Spoonman84

    Official Matt Dufty signs with the Bulldogs for season 2022

    The Bulldogs have a need for speed and they are set to deliver one of the quickest players in the competition in St George Illawarra flyer Matt Dufty as Canterbury aim to revitalise their attack. The Bulldogs are closing in on signing Dufty to a one-year deal from next season. His arrival would...
  53. Spoonman84

    Broncos star Payne Haas eyes club record 10-year, $10 million contract

    NSW Origin star Payne Haas is on the verge of inking a Brisbane club record 10-year, $10 million contract that will make him a Bronco for life and the highest-paid prop in NRL history. News Corp can reveal Haas and Broncos hierarchy are in negotiations on the richest deal in Brisbane’s 33-year...
  54. Spoonman84

    Official Round 17 Bulldogs V Roosters - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have made a number of changes for their match with the Roosters at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night (7:35PM AEST). Changes from last week's team are: Aaron Schoupp returns in the centres with Kiko Manu dropping back to the extended bench Jeremy Marshall-King...
  55. Spoonman84

    News Canterbury Bulldogs rookie Falakiko Manu’s slow rise to the top

    When Falakiko Manu was living out of his car, the easy option was to give up his NRL dream and head home to his native New Zealand. For Manu, nothing has come easily. He felt the same when as a 16-year-old boy he flew out to Australia by himself in the hope of one day becoming a first-grader...
  56. Spoonman84

    Official Round 16 Bulldogs V Sea Eagles - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have been forced into a number of changes for their Round 16 clash with the Sea Eagles at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday (3:00PM AEST). With Dylan Napa, Brandon Wakeham, Aaron Schoupp, Corey Waddell and Sione Katoa all unavailable due to a 14 day Government...
  57. Spoonman84

    Official Round 15 Bulldogs V Eels - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are unchanged for their clash with the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday (2:00PM AEST). Coming off a thrilling 28-6 win over the Dragons yesterday, Coach Trent Barrett has been able to name the same seventeen that took the field at Stadium Australia...
  58. Spoonman84

    News Storm after Meaney

    Melbourne have held a secret meeting with Bulldogs flyer Nick Meaney as the premiers ramp-up plans to replace Cronulla-bound utility back Nicho Hynes. The Courier Mail can reveal Meaney flew to the Sunshine Coast for talks with Storm coach Craig Bellamy in the lead-up to Melbourne’s clash with...
  59. Spoonman84

    News Ava set for new deal

    A veteran Bulldogs forward, who arrived on a train and trial contract, is set to secure a new deal at the club. Get all the latest transfer news here. The 30-year-old prop has been told he has a future at the club and is expected to be offered a new deal as soon as next week. While another 14...
  60. Spoonman84

    Official Round 14 Bulldogs V Dragons - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will welcome back hooker Jeremy Marshall-King for their Queen's Birthday match against the Dragons at Stadium Australia on Monday (4:00PM AEST). Marshall-King has been missing with a foot ligament injury picked up against the Broncos at the end of March. The...
  61. Spoonman84

    News Hansen’s belated Belmore bow

    Legendary All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will arrive in Australia at the end of the week as part of a 10-day business trip with the Canterbury Bulldogs. The Bulldogs, who announced Hansen’s appointment with great fan fare last year, have been waiting eight months for him to walk through the...
  62. Spoonman84

    NSW Origin star Josh Addo-Carr has ‘no regrets’ about joining Bulldogs next year

    Josh Addo-Carr has declared his full commitment to joining Canterbury, refusing to concede the club’s wooden-spoon position can’t be overcome. In a case of music to the ears of defeat-fatigued Bulldogs supporters, the NSW Origin winger has doubled-down on his confidence in joining the club next...
  63. Spoonman84

    News Why Phil Gould knocked back Canterbury Bulldogs

    Phil Gould knocked back the Bulldogs because he felt that he couldn’t fix the club in only three years. He’s also fairly happy working with the Warriors. But it’s the first point that should be treated with interest – and a dose of grim reality – by Bulldogs fans. Much like the Sharks making...
  64. Spoonman84

    News Aidan Sezer plans NRL return at Bulldogs in 2022

    Aidan Sezer is poised to make a shock return to the NRL with the former Canberra star eyeing off a homecoming after two seasons in the Super League. In a move that will see him go head to head with Shaun Johnson, Anthony Milford and Corey Norman, the player who took the Raiders to the grand...
  65. Spoonman84

    News Bulldogs bid to poach Phil Gould from Warriors

    The Canterbury Bulldogs have made an audacious bid to sign old super coach Phil Gould. One of the game’s most experienced player managers is acting behind the scenes as the negotiator and deal-maker between the Bulldogs and the Channel 9 commentator. Gould, 62, is employed by the Warriors as a...
  66. Spoonman84

    News Rugby league legend Steve Mortimer reveals he is battling dementia

    Steve “Turvey” Mortimer hates even saying the word. And you can tell by the tone in his voice that he struggles to go into deep detail about the condition he has been privately and bravely battling for some years now. But today, the former champion Canterbury halfback and NSW Origin captain has...
  67. Spoonman84

    Official Round 12 Bulldogs V Panthers - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will welcome back skipper Josh Jackson and prop Jack Hetherington for this Saturday's clash with the Panthers at Panthers Stadium (3:00PM AEST). Jackson (calf) and Hetherington (suspension), will bolster a Bulldogs side that has made some additional changes for...
  68. Spoonman84

    Official Indigenous Jersey

    https://teamstore.thebulldogs.com.au/2021-indigenous-jersey-899.phtml
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    Official Round 11 Bulldogs V Titans - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have made several changes to their side for Saturday's clash with the Titans in the Gold Coast (3:00PM AEST), with promising young centre Aaron Schoupp to make his debut. The exciting 19 year old joined the club from the Illawarra Steelers at the end of 2019 and...
  70. Spoonman84

    Official Round 10 Bulldogs V Raiders - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Bulldogs have made several changes to their side for this Saturday's (3:00PM) clash with the Raiders in Magic Round in Brisbane. Brandon Wakeham will come in for his first start of the season in the halves, alongside Jake Averillo, with Kyle Flanagan dropping to the extended bench. In...
  71. Spoonman84

    Official Round 9 Bulldogs V Dragons - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have made one positional change for their match-up with the Dragons at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium this Sunday (4:00PM). Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been named at fullback, with Nick Meaney named to play his 50th NRL game on the wing. Dylan Napa has recovered from...
  72. Spoonman84

    Official Round 8 Bulldogs V Eels - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will take an unchanged line-up into Saturday's grudge match against the Parramatta Eels at Stadium Australia (5:30PM). Coming off the back of their first win of the season against the Sharks, Coach Trent Barrett has been able to name Chris Smith, Matt Doorey and...
  73. Spoonman84

    News Michael Maguire facing the axe as Wests Tigers call crisis meeting

    Wests Tigers officials will hold a series of crisis meetings over the next 48 hours that could see Michael Maguire sacked as coach of the embattled club. Fed-up Tigers officials have ordered an internal review after the club’s finals hopes were all but buried in Sunday’s humiliating ANZAC Day...
  74. Spoonman84

    News Capras young gun signs with Bulldogs

    The Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Capras has today announced local sensation Larson Dale-Doyle will join the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, effective immediately. The 18-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the NRL club and will begin his journey with the side's Jersey Flegg...
  75. Spoonman84

    Official Round 7 Bulldogs V Sharks - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have been forced into a number of changes for this Saturday's fixture against the Sharks at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (5:30PM AEST). With Jack Hetherington suspended, Dylan Napa and Luke Thompson will be the starting props, with Renouf Atoni returning to the...
  76. Spoonman84

    News NRL 2021: The 10 Canterbury Bulldogs players facing the axe in 2022

    The Bulldogs are preparing to rip this year’s underachieving squad apart — check out which players are in the firing line. The Daily Telegraph has been told the Bulldogs are preparing to rip this year’s underachieving squad apart in a desperate bid to be aggressive in the open market. A 0-5...
  77. Spoonman84

    Official Round 6 Bulldogs V Cowboys - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have been forced to make some changes for Sunday's match against the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville (4pm), after the withdrawal of captain Josh Jackson with injury. Jackson tore his calf muscle in training and will undergo scans tomorrow on the extent of...
  78. Spoonman84

    News Off-field traits prove Topine a special prospect for Canterbury

    Amid the misery of Canterbury's 38-0 Good Friday loss to the Rabbitohs, the biggest positive was the debut of Jackson Topine. This is a young man whose impressive off-field commitment should encourage Bulldogs fans even more than what they saw on it. The New Zealand-born, Perth-raised...
  79. Spoonman84

    Official Marking the ends of a era: Thank you Turvey!

    It has been 33 years since he last played but the passion for rugby league still burns bright in the eyes of Bulldogs Legend Steve ‘Turvey’ Mortimer OAM, who recently retired from the League Club Board bringing to an end one of the greatest rugby league playing and administrative careers. He...
  80. Spoonman84

    Official Round 5 Bulldogs V Storm - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will be boosted by the return of Luke Thompson, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and skipper Josh Jackson for this Saturday's match against the Melbourne Storm at Stadium Australia (5:30PM AEST). All three return after suspension, with Thompson to play his first match of...
  81. Spoonman84

    Round 4 Bulldogs V Souths - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    Round 4 Team News: Lewis to partner Flanagan in Good Friday clash The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have named Lachlan Lewis to start in the halves for Good Friday's clash with South Sydney at Stadium Australia (4:00PM AEDT). Lewis has been rewarded after a strong performance in last week's...
  82. Spoonman84

    Unwelcome Matt: Why Penrith snubbed invite to Bulldogs’ Bankwest suite

    Panthers bosses rejected an invitation to watch Saturday’s game from Canterbury’s corporate suite after pot shots from the club’s major sponsor over the treatment of Matt Burton, who is in line to replace Nathan Cleary in Thursday night’s grand final rematch. Penrith chief executive Brian...
  83. Spoonman84

    News Round 2 charges: Watene-Zelezniak, Feldt facing bans

    Bulldogs speedster Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt are both facing suspensions of two to three matches after being charged by the match review committee for incidents in Saturday's games. Watene-Zelezniak was charged with a grade two careless high tackle on Penrith...
  84. Spoonman84

    Round 2 Bulldogs V Panthers - Team Lists and Discussion Thread

    Hooker Jeremy Marshall-King will return to the Bulldogs line-up from the bench for Saturday's clash with the Panthers at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday (3pm). Marshall-King missed the previous match against the Knights with a foot sprain. Brad Deitz, who filled in for Marshall-King, drops out of...
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    News Mad dog restores bite

    ‘He goes all right on and off the field. He is a bit of a brawler’ CANTERBURY’S legendary enforcer Mark O’Meley and premiership winner Braith Anasta have backed firebrand recruit Jack Hetherington to bring back that famous and feared Bulldogs’ DNA and restore lost pride. Hetherington, 24...
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    News School teacher Bradley Deitz lands in his toughest class with Canterbury Bulldogs debut

    Three weeks ago, Bradley Deitz was working as a teacher at an all-girls school in Kensington. On Friday night, the little-known Bulldogs hooker will be aiming to school the Newcastle Knights. Deitz’s decision to resign from the classroom of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, where he began...
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    News Why young gun has Barrett’s backing

    He is the Bankstown boy with rugby league’s X-factor. Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett has revealed why he opted for young Jake Averillo at five-eighth for round one ahead of Lachlan Lewis and Brandon Wakeham. Averillo, who played just two games at five-eighth last season, is ready to claim the...
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    News Shane Flanagan breaks silence on son Kyle’s move from Roosters to Bulldogs

    Shane Flanagan says “love from Baz and the Bulldogs” has helped son Kyle over the “hurt” from his shock axing at the Sydney Roosters and primed to relaunch his NRL career under Trent Barrett at Canterbury. For the first time in his career, Flanagan will be the chief playmaker when he partners...
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    News Dallin Watene-Zelezniak opens up on mental health, difficult 2020 season

    Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has revealed how the emotional toll of last season pushed him into a depressed state where he was left “spiralling down” and questioning why he was even playing rugby league. In an extraordinary self-appraisal of his 2020 year, the Bulldogs star at a low point confided...
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    Official Bulldogs announce I'm In The Right as front of shorts sponsor

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs can today announce that I’m In The Right has become the official accident management partner for the club, providing eligible drivers who aren’t at fault in motor vehicle accidents with end-to-end accident management assistance, with all costs covered by the...
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    Official 2021 Season Launch

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    News Flanagan wants to bring success to Belmore

    Kyle Flanagan is a new face to Belmore having signed a three-year deal with the club from the Sydney Roosters until the end of 2023. His arrival, along with a number of key recruits as well as a new-look coaching staff is a new beginning at Canterbury, with improvement on everyone’s radar...
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    Round 5 vs Storm

    Looks like we could be getting this game back in Sydney. The Roosters had a game scheduled there in round 5 too and have moved it due to the current COVID-19 landscape and shifting nature of border closures...
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    News NRL to launch Titans salary cap investigation over David Fifita incident

    The Gold Coast Titans are facing a salary cap probe by the NRL amid revelations a payment was made to the family involved in David Fifita’s bizarre Christmas incident. News Corp can reveal the NRL was unaware money had exchanged hands after the Gold Coast’s $3.5 million recruit was embroiled in...
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    'On ice': Hamstring injury has Turbo cooling his jets until round four

    Manly fullback Tom Trbojevic has suffered a pre-season training mishap and scans have revealed a grade-two tear to his right hamstring, meaning he will be unavailable until at least round four. The Sea Eagles, who will have a trial on Sunday against Wests Tigers, issued a statement on Monday to...
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    Official Adam Elliott statement

    Canterbury have announced they’re standing by Adam Elliott after he became embroiled in an off-field tryst with former teammate Michael Lichaa’s partner. Adam Elliott has saved his rugby league career by admitting he has issues with alcohol and has vowed to seek professional help. The Bulldogs...
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    Tails of Belmore: Episode 1 - Geoff Robinson

    The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have launched the ‘Tails of Belmore’ podcast which will feature interviews with past players and significant figures of this great club. The podcast will appear throughout the 2021 season and give members as well as fans an opportunity to hear from the players...
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