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2020 team

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by MR SS, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Bazildog

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    1. DWZ
    2. Averillo
    3. Smith
    4. Hoppa
    5. Meaney
    6. Lewis
    7. Wakeham
    8. Tolman
    9. JMK
    10. Napa
    11. Stimson
    12. CHN
    13. Jackson

    14. Katoa
    15. To'omaga
    16. RFM
    17. Elliott

    Its pretty much Sancho2020's team but with Smith and Averillo swapped because I think FG wise Smith will handle centre better than a rookie and it will give Averillo a chance to get a taste of the top grade. Plus Lewis will be a lock in so my preference is Wakeman at 7 and Lewis in 6 where I think he should play.
     
  2. Trafford10

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    He is 19.
    There is a huge step up to first grade.
    There is no way he will be "thrown in" and there are more senior players in front of him.
    There is no way you can run a football club like that.
    He will get game time during the trials and perhaps will get his chance if there are injuries during the season.
     
  3. Macho Man Randy Savage

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    If hes good enough Averillo should play and get picked.

    I hope that he is as good as what they hope because I'm over Montoya and Holland.

    I'm not as impressed as other people are with Harper either.
     
  4. Sancho2020

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    Senior players like Montoya and Holland...lol please.
     
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  5. JUNKYARD DOGS

    JUNKYARD DOGS Kennel Addict

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    It’s exactly this why we never unearth much talent these days. If Clubs like Brisbane had this mindset we wouldn’t see Haas, Fifita or Staggs.
     
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  6. bradyk

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    I feel like those players were the best coming through their age group. If you don't give them a chance at 18 they're going somewhere else (these players are more then ready talent wise too). They're, especially Haas and Fifita, prodigies. Haas got 600k a year basically without playing in the NRL yet. Our boys are nowhere near that level.
     
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  7. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    Just pointing out the age and experience factor stated really mate.
     
  8. bradyk

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    They should be given a chance if injuries hit. We also know Montoya and Holland (just some players for example) are not in our plans moving forward so there is no point playing them especially with how next season is expected to go. We also need to be careful with damaging their confidence (throwing them in too early) but I think that's going to be difficult in our current situation.
     
  9. Spoonman84

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    Normally I'd agree but I genuinely think it's different for Averillo he has always looked a step above his age in lower grades.
    We have seen quite a few 19 year olds play NRL with success in the last few years and considering the other players we have at centre it's worth giving him a shot early.
     
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  10. Bazildog

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    Age depends on the player himself as to whether they are ready or not. Fittler was 17 and was ready, but some players need longer to mature and assimilate into the top grade.
     
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  11. Spoonman84

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    Exactly its not a on size fits all policy when it comes to young players.
     
  12. Bulldogs09

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    Exactly who was it ? Thurston that said it if your good Enough your old enough!
     
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  13. Dogs_92

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    We are better of playing with 12 on the field and Hoppa being our only center than having Holland in the lineup at all
     
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  14. Trafford10

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    Jake has not played ANY first grade.
    People picking him in the 13 at centre or five-eight are delusional.
    How about we seem him dominate in CC and fill in first grade and play well.
    All for giving him.a go them the time is right.
     
  15. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    Ok I’m delusional then.
    Let’s run with Holland
     
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    I think meany will have a huge year he improved out of sight and looked alot stronger at the back end of the season,also jmk i just hope we play aggressively like we did the last 10 weeks it was a great style of play
     
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    Why not confident? Pretty much the same side were beating teams playing for top 8 and 4 positions left right and centre at the end of 2019 season. I don't see why we can't continue that form in 2020 considering we didn't lose any important players this off-season like last year
     
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  18. Trafford10

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    Yeah I think Holland or Montoya will get another chance before Jake gets anywhere near 1st grade.

    If I'm wrong I'm wrong, but that's what I think.
     
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    I’d hope Harper before either.
    Agree that it will be great to blood Averillo but we shouldn’t rush it and undermine his confidence.
     
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  20. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    I don’t disagree mate I think that’s what pay will go with. I’d just like to see Averillo get a run that’s all
     
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