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Yea I think we have to take some calculated risks eventually. 2021 will upon us before we know it and we need new players. For mine I like the aggression Jack brings and he also has a bit of footy IQ about him which the side desperately needs. You could start him at centre and try and get him...
People on here say NO to every single player we are linked it. News flash we are coming dead last with the worse roster in the comp by a country mile. At some stage we need to take a gamble on these players. It can’t get any worse then the wooden spoon.
We already tried signing a halfback past their prime for a final year swan song .... his name
Was Ricky Stuart. He was pretty average on the field for us but went on to coach and hang around the club for a while value adding in different ways. If history tells us anything we ain’t gonna get...
Whilst the coaching hasn’t been great for mine the bigger problem is the cattle. Barrett won’t make a difference unless we see substantial changes to the roster. We haven’t had an X factor player for years. No Real strike or creativity in the Current 30.
I don’t think anyone is saying that Harper is a world beater. I personally find it frustrating that we played guys like Holland, Montoya and Remis for so long when Harper could have done a mildly better job. Pick of a bad bunch. Either way no major loss.
One of my all time favourite bulldogs players. His on field presence in those days has never been repeated imo. Even when he was coming off the bench the crowd used to stand and applaud when he ran on. Amazing player for us in his prime.
Why are these blokes that won’t be part of the team next year still getting a run. Surely it’s all about development for next year. I would rather see Smith, Oku, Jake, Thompson all starting and no more Holland and Monty. Toleman on the bench.
I’ve come up with a High risk / reward left field team for 2021. Speed, experience, competitors. Thoughts Nasheed?
J Tamou / Nappa
Meaney could thrive under Barrett’s sets plays and with more go forward from the team next season. He looks a text book player. But as some have mentioned he lacks the all important “instincts” of a top line fullback. That sense of anticipation, support play, risk / reward plays, flare he just...
Jack Bird would be a big risk sure. But he has two ingredients sadly missing in this current squad. A bit of Madness and footy IQ. If Brisbane tip in a good chunk of his salary I would take the punt on him.
Let’s say hypothetically the club doesn’t resign Foran or Cogger, the new coach quickly realises that JMK is not a hooker And Lewis not a half then we are literally spineless. How will recruitment solve this ?
Good post. I like the Walmsley/Clark/ Cotric combo. But I think we still need a more creative fullback. What is your solution? Also, what are you real thoughts with Averilo at 5/8? Is he a ball player? Your halves depth is thin.
The responsibility of captaincy off the field has drained his soul. Seeing experienced players moved on, the port M scandal, Covid, trying to stay “up” all the time and be “positive” in a shi* show. Bloke looks depressed. I think if we get a new coach, some new players and perhaps put Hoppa as...
Blake Green has just been told he is not required at the Warriors next season. I haven’t Seen him play for a while except last night where he kicked well and set up the match winning play. What does The kennel think of a Foran/Green pairing next year? It would be by far the slowest Halves...
RFM used to have a lot of errors in his game, dropped balls and wayward off loads, this gave his game some unpredictability. Someone has definitely told him not to pass. He has been coached to ‘tuck the ball under the arm and run’
The Tim Winitana / Heka Nanai days were dark days indeed and this season feels much the same unfortunately. What’s most depressing is finding a way out of this hole seems so far away. How do we manufacture a quality spine in time for 2021. Recruitment need to perform a minor miracle.
the Dragons current FG wingers are decent players in an out of form team IMO. People are over looking
Mikaele Ravalawa built like Sivo and still got plenty of upside In his game and also off contract next season. Strong as an ox
Makes good meters just hasn’t had the Opportunities to score try’s...
Yea will have to watch and see. Seems to grey to me. There will be times when teams get the 6 again and then fumble the ball and wish they just got the penalty and a chance for field position or a shot at goal
Might be a silly question ... but hypothetically - scores are locked, there is 7 minutes remaining in the game. Dogs are attacking 40m out from opposition try line. There is a ruck infringement. Does the ref give a penalty or 6 again? That decision could decide the result
This bulldogs team needs experience and mentoring In the spine. McCulloch Will be sharing the hooking duties. Not the best signing but not the worst either. Let’s see how he plays this year out of the bronx system before judging to harshly
Pay is in danger for mine. None from two. Lost CHN and OkU which weakens a weak roster. He Pulled a playmaker mid game round 2. So team confidence will be shot. Foran will come back show a glimps of form and get injured leading to further loss of continuity and confidence. This puts us in spoon...
A merge presents the opportunity for a rebrand. I mean let’s face it our reputation is trashed. “Dirty dogs” ‘dog’ dog act, rapists, etc all this garbage sticks. Perhaps a merger or rebrand is just what the club needs. The Canterbury Bulls anyone ?
Yea I like JMK and agree he is all heart. He showed that last night with effort on effort in D. But the team desperately needs attacking spark and it’s not fair From Pay to expect JMK to provide that for 80 mins and still make 40+ quality tackles
Anyone else notice all momentum was lost when Elliot returned in the second half ? The timing of his errors are always killers !
on a positive , I’m really liking Wakeham. Limited opportunities but looks to have the goods
After much deliberation NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has called a press conference to confirm the sanctions being handed down to the Bulldog stars.
“After bringing the game into disrepute. The NRL will be handing down the following sanctions.
confiscation of mobile devices (12...
This will sound extreme to some. But If the allegations are true. suspend both players for 12 months. This shows a strong hand. It shows the family club will not tolerate this behaviour. It also gives the club a chance to keep building towards 2021. By the time next off season comes around we...