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Official Best Posts in Thread: Joe Stimson joins the Bulldogs on a 3 year deal

  1. KLil

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    Bud Jacko should be the lock. Stimson should be running those lines on an edge that Jacko can't.
     
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  2. iDoggiesFan

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    Here goes everyone blowing their load only to rip him to shreds after he has his first subpar performance with us. LOL
     
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    Where’s all the mugs who bagged this signing from day dot

    Deadset if this exact same player was instead named Joe Ranamatoo’magalolo, the kennel would’ve be jizzing themselves
     
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  4. Spoonman84

    Spoonman84 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Stimson is starting tonight for the Storm and should get big minutes. So we should get a good look at him.
     
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  5. Horny Wog

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    With our halves and our coach, you wont be seeing that
     
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    Far out!
    Maybe 2017 Josh Jackson, not 2019 Josh Jackson.
     
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    Dogs 2020 premiers
     
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    Any player that Bellamy is not keen to release is a player you need to sign.

    We are not building for 2020 but for 2021 and beyond when the like's of Tolman will be gone and probably another three forwards so this is a great signing....that's if you know anything about player recruitment.
     
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  9. KLil

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    Pay licking his lips at the thought of Stimson being a ball playing lock so he can keep Jacko on an edge.
     
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    Welch shits all over our props
     
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    I think you chose to completely miss the point as well as fabricate examples. How has Welsh not improved? He's playing origin next week champ. How did Blair not improve? In the case of Myles, Ryles, Rose, etc it's pretty hard to 'improve' when you're in the twilight of your career and just making up squad numbers. Also how did Ryley Jacks not improve? He went from park football to NRL debuting as a 25 year old.
    I'm starting to think you don't actually know how a salary cap and NRL squad structure works, not everyone in a top 30 is going to be a long tenured player, when you have a well paid nucleus you're going to need some one year minimum wage players to make up the numbers and to be cap compliant, that's what guys like Roberts, Weston and Romelo were......
    I know you have a Pay agenda but it's really starting to make you look ill informed. Seriously to suggest a bloke who's playing origin next week hasn't improved just killed your credibility
     
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  12. TwinTurbo

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    Of course everyone who goes to Melbourne improves, except .............
    Kasiano
    Kennar
    Myles
    Ryles
    Jacks
    Weston
    Mann
    Chase Blair
    Hunt
    Welch
    Romelo
    Tonumaipea
    George Rose
    Roberts
    etc

    I could go one, but the point is not every player that goes to Melbourne improves, a lot go backwards, we just don't remember them.


    A couple of examples of players that I recall doing OK, Dallas Johnson came back from the ESL and even after 2 years out of Melbourne's system he was 18th man in the 2011 SOO team. So it's not exactly like his wheels fell off when he left Melbourne. Tagataese went more than OK (won a premiership) after leaving Melbourne.

    Go Dogs
     
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    Our problem is simple. We have exactly what Pay wants...we have a team full of hard working players who bust their asses each game but have no actual skill or talent (except a few). This means we will never do more than grind out a win or be competitive. Pay needs to stop being nostalgic and be progressive and contemporary like the rest of the coaches. In fact the downfall of the whole club is our urge to be back in the 80’s-90’s. Nostalgia is nice but it’s not realistic and it’s limiting our ability to advance as a club in the modern era. We don’t want to be back in the 80’s-90’s we want to be the new modern Bulldogs. No American sporting franchise lives in the past, they seek to dominate the present and the future in all ways. Nostalgia is nothing more than a mental disorder for people with daddy or mummy issues. Be an adult and move on with the times. Our board and coaches are all child like.
     
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    It is hard to get excited about this signing at the minute mainly because it’s another second rower. He seems like a pretty decent signing though. Surely there will be movement with the backrowers currently here. You’d say this ends any chance of retaining Martin.
     
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    Woulda been much better if we got finucane back
     
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    What I’ve seen from Stimson he looks like he runs awesome lines... would be a waste to put him in the middle. I don’t think jacko offers much on an edge anymore put him in the middle for his defence - agree with others CHN & Stimson on the edges next year. All 3 can play big minutes.
     
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    Ask his girlfriend?
     
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    Yh we have totally never released our captain before... Ha.
     
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    If we loose half the current first grade team then that’s a good thing, cause they’re all fucken pathetic
     
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    I look at it as an opportune buy, we have 3 props/2nd rowers off contract this year and he is better than all 3 of them. Which includes Martin, who obviously has discipline problem, a fringe 1st grader at 26 years old and I suspect it's no coincidence that his goal kicking has dropped off markedly. No one seems to have mentioned it, but he missed one last week that would have tied up the game in the end, that last year he would have kicked. Where is Nasheed when you need him, bet he would be claiming that Holland would have kicked it.

    There simply aren't any decent hookers (sic) available at the moment, so it's not like there was an alternate choice there, just waiting for us to take it.

    FWIW I think we need a couple of game breakers, players who can turn nothing onto something, take anything that remotely looks like half a chance and turn it into points, just give them the ball, stand back and watch the magic whilst inspiring the other players around them.

    Go Dogs
     
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