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  1. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | POST-GAME Round 11| Raiders vs Bulldogs

    Defensively a much better team, a tad unlucky not winning more close games. Forwards are doing OK, avg meters conceded much less than last year. The main problem is our attack is very much predictable. Most sets are one off plays from dummy half. Backline movement are generally rehearsed moves...
  2. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | POST-GAME Round 11| Raiders vs Bulldogs

    With 10 minutes to go, we played mainly 1 out football. Not smart management when needed to chance our hand.
  3. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | POST-GAME Round 11| Raiders vs Bulldogs

    CC gets what his deserve with his selection. Ricky Stuart picks a young half who has creative flair & a good kicking game. CC chooses at best a half who is an average link man. How are you going to win close matches with no creativity at half back.
  4. hackenbush

    Our defense is awesome.

    DOGS are in the top4 for the least points conceded per game played . Not expectating this in 2024. Lots of criticism of smaller forwards, however their line speed, constant pressure, stamina in defending for long periods has been basis of the improved defense. Opposition are not camped inside...
  5. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | POST-GAME Round 9 | Post game | Bulldogs vs Tigers

    Not certain why have Preston in the reserves if CC was not going to use him.
  6. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | POST-GAME Round 9 | Post game | Bulldogs vs Tigers

    I did not think Badger Made too many clangers today. It was refreshing to perhaps be ahead with the 50:50 calls. Would not happen with the likes of Sutton & co
  7. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | PRE-GAME Round 9 | Pre game | Bulldogs vs Tigers

    Hutch maybe hard working , but to offers nothing in attack??? Most times he stifles opportunities. Kicking game is poor average.
  8. hackenbush

    Is there a bigger grub than Taane Milne?

    Yep, Latrall & Cody Walker. Remember Preston got wrongly ping for a hip-drop. Demetriou went on in the Presser how other teams are coached to make illegal tackles. He forgot to mention his team of grubs, who specialise with elbows, cannonballs, headbutts, off the ball late shots. Sent from my...
  9. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | PRE-GAME Round 7 | Pre game / Game Day | Bulldogs vs Knights

    Also Sexton played at hooker in reserves last week. Could mean a dual role for Sexton, if he is selected in the 17. Sent from my SM-S908E using Tapatalk
  10. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | PRE-GAME Round 7 | Pre game / Game Day | Bulldogs vs Knights

    Also has little impact in each of his stints. Strange decision. Sent from my SM-S908E using Tapatalk
  11. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | GAME DAY Round 6 | Storm vs Bulldogs | AAMI Park

    What a great effort. Just towards the end some loose tackled by Turpin & kutoga let storm in. Hutchinson played ok, but towards the end made bad reads when desperate to score. What a great performance. Sent from my SM-S908E using Tapatalk
  12. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | GAME DAY Post Game Round 5 | Bulldogs 30 - 26 Roosters

    Patalo was puffing big time after 10 minutes & struggling to keep in line. His efforts in reserve with this year were below average. How he could have been selected in first grade? No use having a big body that will not have an impact on the results. Sent from my SM-S908E using Tapatalk
  13. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | GAME DAY Post Game Round 5 | Bulldogs 30 - 26 Roosters

    Hutchison does alot of effort in defense but adds little in attack. Most of his efforts are off standard plays. Perhaps more importantly, his high kicks in attacking positions are shocking. Either too long or not high enough. Mann should have proven he needs to start the game. Crichton maybe...
  14. hackenbush

    Who should be the Bulldogs halves for Round 2?

    Sexton, gives much more options in attack. His defense was OK last year. Flannagan was question on the merits on Sloane on the weekend. Basically responded that he adds dimension to their attack has defensive issues that he is working on. Goes out & scores 3 tries. This is the difference between...
  15. hackenbush

    Official ROUND 1 | Bulldogs vs Eels | Discussion thread 5:30pm @ CommBank Stadium

    All proposed changes will mean sweet FA, unless we can develop attacking mindset. Today was a hard day to judge, considering possession. But along with the trials nothing seems to have changed. No offloads, no plays amongst the forwards & only set plays in the backline. Not going to put any NRL...
  16. hackenbush

    Official ROUND 1 | Bulldogs vs Eels | Discussion thread 5:30pm @ CommBank Stadium

    RFM digs into the line & sets up a try with an upload. Would not happen with the Dogs attacking playbook.
  17. hackenbush

    Official ROUND 1 | Bulldogs vs Eels | Discussion thread 5:30pm @ CommBank Stadium

    Dont believe our forward did so bad, avg set meters were similar even considering that they had to make many more tackles. The problem is going to be our halves & game management. Our attack was mainly pre rehearsed set plays. No instinctive play. Hence the dogs ability to attack when needed in...
  18. hackenbush

    OFFICIAL | GAME DAY ROUND 2 TRIAL | Bulldogs vs Sharks | Discussion thread (8pm @ BSG)

    Would not read too much in a trial match. However was impress with our defense especially defending multiple sets. Hopefully we can hang-in more games & snatch a few more wins. Attacking looked disjointed but look good in patches. Hopefully the cohesion will get better.
  19. hackenbush

    Your Round 1 Team?

    Wings & half back are the most contentious issues. Crichton looked like he was not 100% fit in his 20 minutes. Taafe did not have his best game but is our best option. Those comparing him to Perham will need take off their welding glasses. Although dropped a couple of high balls, he was in...
  20. hackenbush

    Pre Game Thread, Trial 1: Bulldogs vs Storm @ Belmore, 7pm Thu 15-Feb

    Interested in how Hayes & Kautoga goes with their opportunities.
  21. hackenbush

    Your favourite Bulldogs GF win & why?

    1980 stands out as special. Slept overnight outside the SCG, to get in early for the best seats. (Before the day of Tickerteck) John English belting out pre-game entertainment. A young reserve grade team wins the grand final against a Parra team that included Arthur Beetson, Graham Murray &...
  22. hackenbush

    Opinion Zac Montgomery

    I looking forward to see Harry Hayes development. Had a sensationally finals series in jersey flegg win. Mobility, ball skills, can score tries.
  23. hackenbush

    Bad news for Bulldogs fans with Canterbury tipped to run last with a 0.10 per cent chance of winning the wooden spoon.......

    Knights to finish outside the 8. They can't put two good seasons together.
  24. hackenbush

    Bad news for Bulldogs fans with Canterbury tipped to run last with a 0.10 per cent chance of winning the wooden spoon.......

    This is good, little expectation from the team. One less burden to manage.
  25. hackenbush

    Opinion Pre Season Training

    He also starred in the semi. Great prospect that been under the radar last year.
  26. hackenbush

    Opinion Update on Signings

    Classy act. Alot of players would have complained about their experience. Deserves to get a gig elsewhere. A good club man, who played well in NSW cup but could not quite make the leap. Of course playing in the backline for the Dogs was almost the Kiss of death.
  27. hackenbush

    Player swap: Eels audacious play for Josh Addo Carr

    Didnt Matterson take a three game match penalty(?) Rather than pay a fine. Not certain if this fits into our new standards????
  28. hackenbush

    Bulldogs Jersey Flegg - We are the CHAMPIONS!!!

    At the game, surprising a good crowd. Harry Hayes easily MOM. Involved in two tries & scored one. Should great hands & timing. Tackled well & made meters. Equally impressive last match. Johansen has had another cracker of a game as a replacement. Good footwork & has a good offload. Jack Todd...
  29. hackenbush

    Alamoti to the Panthers

    Good Luck to Alamoti, hopefully the change will ne good for him. I was surprised when he cemented the first grade spot at the beginning of the year. Watched a bit of NSW cup in2022 & he did not dominant in the centres either in attack or defense. Certainly needed more time in the NSW cup. .
  30. hackenbush

    Opinion Emerging players to watch across all grades in 2024

    Good summary. Other potential * Harry Hayes. Have not followed him too close but had a cracked of a game on Saturday. Big lump of a lad, that can bend the line, can offload & has some grunt in his tackles. Bit short in the fuel tank, but that will get better. * Kautoga - came from the...
  31. hackenbush

    Kenty may not do nrl360 for a while

    Perhaps he could ask for a good character from Salmon & luai!!
  32. hackenbush

    Bulldogs Jersey Flegg - We are the CHAMPIONS!!!

    This is the first game in any grades that I have seen KO play like a 5/8 for most of the match. Very impressive. Hope he continues to develop those 5/8 skills.
  33. hackenbush

    News Bulldogs set for signing spree as Gould’s hit list revealed amid clean-out: Transfer Whispers

    Keeping the cap well managed, while optimising pathways can be tricky. E.g. if Papalii is marked as a gun fullback with 1-2 further years of development, do the Dogs pay $ of a Latrel Michell & blocking the Papalii path. Do they invest in a Taafe & see which Papalii develops. This is a lower...
  34. hackenbush

    Flanagone....

    I think he could develop into a decent hooker. Only had 1/2 season & did well in reserves. Did not get a chance in FG.
  35. hackenbush

    IRONY - Can come back & bite you in the bum.

    Thinking of some of the most ironic moments of 2023 season. Just a few snippets * Swap Shaun Lane for RFM, because Lane had a bad attitude & was a lazy trainer. * Wrighton leaves raiders cause he wants to join a team capable of winning a premiership. Canberra in the top 8, South bombed out. Now...
  36. hackenbush

    Fantastic News Bulldogs officially grant Faitala-Mariner permission to negotiate with rival clubs

    The irony is that we swap Shaun Lane for RFM, because Lane was supposedly a lazy trainer! Parra seem to get the best out of him?
  37. hackenbush

    News James Graham goes toe to toe with the drunk tonight 6.30pm (video up in original post)

    What a hypacrit!!. Buzz is upset about the lack of care shown by the Club. Until Buzz plastered the issue with Topine on the spotlight, the matter was being managed by the club. Instead of being concerned about a player welfare, he has taken the opportunity to knife Gould & the club. He does...
  38. hackenbush

    Rd 27 vs Titans 3-2-1

    3. Fox 2. Morrin 1. ??
  39. hackenbush

    Official Bulldog Vs Titan

    All the years of watching the Dogs, Perham has to be the worse Full Back in the clubs History. Offer little in attack, offers little in defense, offers little in positional play. Yet he has been chosen nearly all year.
  40. hackenbush

    Official Bulldog Vs Titan

    That "kick" try was one the howlers of the year. Kasey made sure that all the 50% calls went to the Titans. How the Bunker gave a try, defies imagination.
  41. hackenbush

    Official Bulldog Vs Titan

    Kudos to Morrin, barring one error had a great effort. His tackles were effective, had leg speed with his runs, not out of position in defense, gave 100% effort. All this uniformed, " his too small". All the better teams have this type of player in their team, it adds balance too both attack &...
  42. hackenbush

    Official Bulldog Vs Titan

    All year Alamoti has been leaking tries with his decision to come in to tackle the wrong player. Most time, the player is already marked in defense.
  43. hackenbush

    Official Bulldog Vs Titan

    With Perham at the back, any one-on-one tackles will see him tackling grass. No idea how he is classed as a good defensive FB. Has missed these types of tackles all year.
  44. hackenbush

    Bulldogs Jersey Flegg - We are the CHAMPIONS!!!

    Papalii had his finger prints on nearly on the tries. His running style reminds me of Roger Tuivasa Scheck. Hopefully forfills promise in a few years. (Perhaps why dogs have not signed a longterm Fullback). Karl did some good things, but other times looks disjointed in attack. Most likely end up...
  45. hackenbush

    Disgruntled Bulldog Threatening Legal Action

    Agree. The articles all say reportably. Meanwhile a player is being trashed for the sake of a good story, true or not true.
  46. hackenbush

    Official Gus on Twitter

    Most of this is bullshit, small fire lit by infamous journalist. To their delight, it had turned into a bushfire. * Players in all clubs get upset, primarily over not selection. * None of the players mentioned have discussed publicly. ( only the words from journos) * I do like Topine, even if...
  47. hackenbush

    Bulldogs player walks out

    Drunkenfield, must be ecstatic over all the upheaval. Let's not let all the noise deflect from our poor performance this year. Can't not wrapped our under achievement total on the bad culture of some players. There needs to be thought on where our strategies fell away, how our fitness levels not...
  48. hackenbush

    Bulldogs player walks out

    Be disappointed if it is Topine. He gives 100% in every game & I would have thought he was a good trainer. He had two games in the forwards, one game was great & he tackled everything that moved. His 2nd game was average. Still a much higher % than many of our shirt grabbers.
  49. hackenbush

    Official Bulldog Vs Titan

    All the huffing & puffing at the presser & he drops Edwards who gives his 100% every game & TPJ who does want to be there. Know there is not alot of options, but there are some. E.g. Skelton. Talk about holding players accountable...? Hopefully CC unyielding trust with Alamoti, Perham, Thomson...
  50. hackenbush

    Presser vs Manly...

    Your high price players, Cherry Evans, Ponga, Fafita, are not paid big $ for defensive qualities. It's their ability to create opportunities, keep defenses guessing, manage the game. To defend you need to have defensive structures that suit to team, effective tackling technique, committed player...
  51. hackenbush

    Presser vs Manly...

    Groundhogs day again. If players do want to put in we have jersey flegg players. Don't know how many time he has indicated repercussions for only nothing to happen. He has not learnt that a lesser player that Morrin who gives 100% every match is better than a high price shirt grabber like...
  52. hackenbush

    Official Round 26 - Bulldog v Manly- Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Some much $ on our Cap on players that no impact on our games, Thomson, Pangai. Can't think of another team then a worse return on money spent.
  53. hackenbush

    Official Round 26 - Bulldog v Manly- Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Thomson is another Shirt grabber that should not be selected next week & given his boarding ticket early to England.
  54. hackenbush

    Official Round 26 - Bulldog v Manly- Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Why is shirt grabbing ockunbor in the team? Why is shirt grabbing ockunbor given so much minutes?
  55. hackenbush

    Official Round 26 - Bulldog v Manly- Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Crazy.. eventually dropped Perham because of position play & his non ability to join the backline. (Instead of his runs from dummy half) Replacing him with Avarillo gave the backline with potency with Avarillo popping up on both side. So what does CC do, puts Perham back to fullback. Has not...
  56. hackenbush

    Oks

    All the best of Ockunbor. It's a pity that we could not get the best out of him. Potentially he had size, speed & was good at the attacking high kicks.
  57. hackenbush

    Opinion Support play

    Not certain how many tries we have scored of kicks, but must surely be amongst the worse in the competition
  58. hackenbush

    10 positives over the past 10 years

    Saved money on semi final & grand final tickets.
  59. hackenbush

    Liam Knight?

    Remember him complaining that he does not train his team to practice hip-drop tackles. (Hinting other teams like Dogs do.) Perhaps the question should have been, "do you practice elbows & other Grub tactics... you seem to be good at it. "
  60. hackenbush

    Official Round 26 - Bulldog v Manly- Team List + Match Page Discussion

    O'Neil I believe has talent but is still a young kid, that need to get through Flegg & a solid year in NSW cup, to see if he is FG material. Bring on the reserve? Perhaps CC pull his name out of a hat. Can see any other more logical explianation???
  61. hackenbush

    Vs Raiders - CC Presser

    Image the superlatives if we manage to keep a side under 20.
  62. hackenbush

    Thompson flopped

    Can only pay him what he is worth. Can't see he agreeing to such a low amount.
  63. hackenbush

    Official Round 25 Raider V Bulldog Team List + Discussion

    Nice work Thompson. Been 2 weeks of leaving points.
  64. hackenbush

    Official Round 25 Raider V Bulldog Team List + Discussion

    Burton has not tackled well all game. Concerning.
  65. hackenbush

    Official Round 25 Raider V Bulldog Team List + Discussion

    Ockunbor already missed a one on one hand grab that nearly scored by raiders. Where is Tpj?
  66. hackenbush

    Official Round 25 Raider V Bulldog Team List + Discussion

    Please hope CC does not leave Ockonbor on for the entire 2nd half. There is a Canberra truck that got his name on it.
  67. hackenbush

    Official Round 25 Raider V Bulldog Team List + Discussion

    Why is TPJ on the bench if he can not get a run in the 1st half?
  68. hackenbush

    Tpj to retire from nrl

    Most people thought his performance did not match his pay packet. The money saved could be spent more wisely elsewhere. Whatever happen behind the scenes, most likely in the Dogs favour. Don't like to rubbish players who put on a Dogs jersey, so wish him well in his boxing career. Hopefully he...
  69. hackenbush

    Will cc see out his contract? (Poll)

    Understand we have not have a highly competitive roster in 2023, perhaps one of the most impacted teams with injuries. As such had set my expectations low this year, making the 8 was like a mini grand final. What I am disappointed is not seeing a gradual improvement in players, gradual...
  70. hackenbush

    Official Round 24 - Bulldog v Knight - Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Ofcourse the elephant in the room that needs to be discussed, is CC the right person to guide the Dogs back into the 8. Not disagreeing we have had bad luck with injuries, but does not need a million $ player to be able to tackle. Does not need a million $ player to have effective defense...
  71. hackenbush

    Official Round 24 - Bulldog v Knight - Team List + Match Page Discussion

    CC rotational is shit. TPJ our destructive, highly paid player is on the bench for the majority of the match. Thomson is selected un fit. Players like Morrin who put in every match is dropped.
  72. hackenbush

    Official Round 24 - Bulldog v Knight - Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Kasey is a bitch. It is obvious that she is trying to rules any 50:50 call against the dogs.
  73. hackenbush

    Official Round 24 - Bulldog v Knight - Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Have given CC the benefit of the doubt this season, but starting to worry we may have signed a dud for 5 seasons. Must have know that Thomson was unfit & to select to start. Defensive structures are still non existent after nearly a complete season.
  74. hackenbush

    Official Round 24 - Bulldog v Knight - Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Kasey would have called knock on for any other team. But she has a hatred for the bulldogs. Any 50:50 calls she will always rule against the dogs.
  75. hackenbush

    Official Round 24 - Bulldog v Knight - Team List + Match Page Discussion

    How does CC does not start Edwards instead of kikau & Thompson, both who are not match fit. Again such question coaching decision.
  76. hackenbush

    Official Round 24 - Bulldog v Knight - Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Terrible attempt by Thomson, put no effort. Must piss off your team mates.
  77. hackenbush

    Justin Olam

    Notice he's been out of favour with Bellamy playing with the Sunshine Coast Falcons for past few weeks. Would a great acquisition for the Dogs.
  78. hackenbush

    Official Round 24 - Bulldog v Knight - Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Worse nightmare. Perham out of NSW CUP, Morrin in. Looks like like Perham FB, Averillo 5/8.
  79. hackenbush

    Opinion In order for bulldogs to make the 8

    No problems. Just need to get 8 wins out of our next 4 games & we are in!
  80. hackenbush

    Official Round 24 - Bulldog v Knight - Team List + Match Page Discussion

    Kasay Badger. "After viewing all possible angles, I can confirm that Blue & White jersey is involved & so automatically the challeng is denied."
  81. hackenbush

    News Round 22 vs Dolphins

    So was RFM injured or dropped?
  82. hackenbush

    News Round 22 vs Dolphins

    Reckon close to the 1st game this season that the Dogs got their fair share of the 50:50 calls
  83. hackenbush

    Rd 22 vs Dolphins 3-2-1

    Preston Sexton Kikau/ burns/ wilson
  84. hackenbush

    Release Rfm

    Not only the hole running, but Preston can also set up his outside players when required. When the last time RFM has put another into player into a gap.
  85. hackenbush

    News Round 22 vs Dolphins

    Not too many tries or line breaks in our bench.
  86. hackenbush

    News Bulldogs Set to Secure Blake Taaffe

    He played full back in the 2nd half.
  87. hackenbush

    Liam Knight?

    At a good price, don't mind Liam knight. Hard runner, good tackler , good motor. From all the whispers there will be a clean out at season end, need some hard working low cost players.
  88. hackenbush

    Press Conference Rd 21 vs Panthers

    Ignoring the team selection, his bench rotation is bizarre. * Hughes is left on the bench until 15 minutes to go?. Supportabley have players busted & si c k, well why not just give him at least some short burst in the 1st half to see what he can produce & for his confidence. * TPJ- plays 47...
  89. hackenbush

    Press Conference Rd 21 vs Panthers

    Lots of positives, if we can win 10 from our next 5 games, we have a chance of making top 8. Plus floggings are character building. We will be a team full of character for the 2024.
  90. hackenbush

    Rd 21 v Panthers

    Let's TRY 1 - perham out of position. Try 2 - flannaghan defending at hooker TRY 3 - alamoti charging the Wong player, in stead of holding back. GOOD SELECTION FROM CC.
  91. hackenbush

    Rd 21 v Panthers

    CC - TRY NO1 AS A RESULT OF YOUR INSANE SELECTIONS. * PERHAM caught out of position like he has been all year.
  92. hackenbush

    Rd 21 v Panthers

    So. * Haze perham plays fuck most weeks & gets dropped for Avarillo who then performs like a FB should. Then he moves Avarillo to half back Where he does not perform well. * have a Flanngan, a half who can tackle & moves him to Hooker. * leaking points all year on the edges so promotes alamoti &...
  93. hackenbush

    Opinion Should we still chase Jayden Sullivan ?

    Wonder who Flannagan has in mind to take Sullivan's place..........??
  94. hackenbush

    Rd 21 v Panthers

    Notice Kautoga did not play last week. Been close to our best forward this year in NSW cup. Keen to see him have a shot in FG before season ends.
  95. hackenbush

    Opinion Going backwards (Poll)

    Going forward with admin, pathways & success of junior teams. Results on the fields, I have been disappointed. I was expectating better results from CC. Hopefully next year will be better. Bring the defensive coach at panthers then our against points is disappointing. Do not need to be a...
  96. hackenbush

    News DOGS SIGN MAROONS STAR’S SON

    Stan Cutler & Trent Cutler. Technically didd not play FG, but have Bullfrog &Kevin Moore.
  97. hackenbush

    News ‘You’ve been wrong that many times’: Gus’ wild TV clash with reporter over Tino pub claims

    Reckon he burnt his bridges with Brandy, he was absolutely livid with Drunkenfield bringing up the past instead of celebrating the win
  98. hackenbush

    Round 20 Bulldog V Bronco Team List + Discussion

    Just when you think he finally learnt last week, to select players in form & can do the job.
  99. hackenbush

    News DOGS SIGN MAROONS STAR’S SON

    Jason was old-school. His pre-game warm up included a couple cigs.
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