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Opinion Are we shooting ourselves in the foot by making too many promises.

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by Bulldog_4_Life, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Bulldog_4_Life

    Bulldog_4_Life Kennel Addict

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    We have promised CHN, Meaney, Cogger and Crichton first grade football next season, I've seen quotes or videos from each of them confirming this throughout the year. The problem is this was before Lewis, Smith and Martin broke out into the scene.

    Problem 1: We have Foran on a million dollar contract and Lewis looking like a future star so there is no room for Cogger unless he is playing utility off the bench.

    Problem 2: We have CHN, Elliot, Jackson, RFM and Martin all playing for 3 positions and with Jackson being captain and CHN being promised a spot then that leaves 1 spot for 3 players and out of the three you have Elliot who is a Pay favourite, RFM who made the Kiwis team and Martin being our best goalkicker. None of the 3 will want to play from the bench.


    If we honour the promises then it will result in some players becoming unsettled because they will be stuck on the bench or reserve grade whilst if we break them then it will turn off free agents in the future as we would be seen with a bad rep.
     
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  2. Spoonman84

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    Are you sure we have promised them they will play first grade or said there is a chance for them if they earn it?

    I don’t see a problem with competing for positions and if they get unsettled we have depth for them to get settled in ISP.
     
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  3. Blue&whiteAxe

    Blue&whiteAxe Forum Regular

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    Im sure it wouldn't have been a promise for a first grade spot, but rather a promise of a spot subject to them meeting certain conditions, i.e strength and conditioning, performance in the trials, attitude during the offseason etc...

    With the exception of CHN i cant see any of the recruits playing FG with us next year unless injuries arise.
     
  4. Powerslide

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    I know Cogger has confirmed that he was not promised a First Grade spot only a chance for a first grade spot. Out of those 4 probably only CHN may have been told.
     
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  5. Blue&whiteAxe

    Blue&whiteAxe Forum Regular

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    agree
     
  6. 18th Player

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    Well I say, for once we have competition for spots.

    Meaney will play fullback, pay has confirmed it.
    Crichton will play wing
    Smith other wing of course
    Hoppa centre

    Jackson lock
    CHN second row
    Martin/Mariner to battle it out

    Bench
    Elliot
    Sue
    Ogden
    Cogger/Marshall king (please no)


    Really the only spot that needs to be filled is the other centre position, for those of you who think holland is the answer please do not respond to my thread
     
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  7. albatross

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    I've seen Cogger interviewed saying he's been promised nothing. Don't know about the others.
     
  8. SecretLifeOfPetsTheMovie

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    OP must of got a job at NewsCorp with all the baseless assumptions he’s making
     
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  9. coach

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    None of those players would of been promised a spot
     
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  10. D- voice

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    If true and If all fit this is what the starting team could be with current roster
    1. meaney
    2. crichton
    3. holland
    4. hopoate
    5. smith
    6. lewis
    7. foran
    8. tolman
    9. lichaa
    10. klemmer
    11. CHN
    12. martin
    13. jackson
    14. cogger
    15. elliott
    16. ogden
    17. fualalo
     
  11. Bulldog_4_Life

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    Sorry my bad guys, I just seem to remember the majority of the article about Cogger saying he moved because he wanted to play first grade and the Bulldogs were going to give him first shot. The article about CHN definitely mentioned today that he was given a leadership role and a starting spot next season.
     
  12. G_Dog_Rota

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    The kennel and selective reading/hearing lol
     
  13. Bulldog_4_Life

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    I'd give up my balls before I ever accept a position with those scumbags
     
  14. S.B.W_Jnr

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    1.Meaney
    2.crichton
    3.Holland/montoya
    4.Hoppa
    5.smith
    6.Lewis
    7.Foran
    8.tolman
    9.lichaa
    10 klemmer
    11.CHN
    12.Martin
    13.Jackson

    Bench
    14.Elliot - interchange with Jackson
    15.Mariner - interchange with CHN
    16.Ogden/Sue - interchange with Klemmer
    17.Marshall King - interchange with lichaa
     
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  15. Blue&whiteAxe

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    where has Pay confirmed Meaney will play FB? please post link...

    Hoppa will stay at FB...Meaney will play FB in trials only...Meaney is our third best FB behind Hoppa & Cerutto
     
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  16. Blue&whiteAxe

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    Also the Smith,Holland partnership will not be altered.
     
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  17. Nabsolutely Fabulous

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    Holland is a better centre than Hoppa, don't @ me.
     
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    Is this the kenneler formerly known as Marley?
     
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  19. Blue&whiteAxe

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    I think more like...

    1. Hopoate
    2. Crichton
    3.
    4. Holland
    5. Smith
    6. Lewis
    7. Foran
    8. Tolman
    9. Lichaa
    10. Klemmer
    11. CHN
    12. Martin
    13. Jackson
    14. Sue
    15. elliott
    16. RFM
    17. Fualalo

    18. Ogden
    19. C.Smith
    20. Toomaga
    21. Cogger
    22. JMK
    23. Montoya
    24. Meaney
    25. Nu Brown
    26. Burr
    27. Tualau
    28. Okenbour
    28. Olive
    29. Cerutto
    30. Cleeland
     
  20. Nabsolutely Fabulous

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    I'm not as a cool as him..
     
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