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Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by capt obvious, May 20, 2020 at 9:29 PM.

  1. capt obvious

    capt obvious Kennel Regular

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    Until round 20 we only have 3 games that aren’t Sunday afternoon games.
    We play manly/ parra / tigers/ dragons and souths twice.
    Not a bad result really.
     
  2. Raysie

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    No complaints from me.
     
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  3. dekepefc

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    Manly parra and souths are all a good chance of finishing in the top 4.. can't see how it's that great?
     
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  4. Merimbula Man

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    Well tigers and dragons are bottom 4, and I think you’re grossly overestimating souffs, they’ll be middle of the road
     
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  5. cookieman909

    cookieman909 Kennel Enthusiast

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    Yep perfect for us. Sunday arvo footy will really suit our attacking style. Can’t wait to unleash the madness.
     
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  6. bradyk

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    The expected bottom four is Dragons, us, Titans and Warriors. That doesn't mean it'll happen but I wouldn't be throwing shade at a team that's expected to do better than us (Tigers aren't bottom four).
     
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  7. MitchNewton

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    Where’s the draw?
     
  8. Natboy

    Natboy Previously Natboy II

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    We’ve gone from one of the best draws to one of the worst
     
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    Venues for the first nine rounds will also be announced on Thursday, with the NRL hopeful of allowing teams to play at the genuine home grounds from the midpoint of the season. Bankwest Stadium will house five clubs; Parramatta, South Sydney, Cronulla, Canterbury and the Roosters while Campbelltown Stadium will be the temporary home for St George Illawarra, Wests Tigers, Canberra and Penrith.

    Newcastle, Manly and the Warriors will play out of the Central Coast while Brisbane, North Queensland and Melbourne are allowed to play at their home venues. Gold Coast will play at Suncorp Stadium.​

    DREAM DRAW

    Cronulla: Dragons, Warriors, Titans, Cowboys, Panthers.

    They won’t play any team who made the top eight last year twice and are one of only two teams to play the Warriors and Titans twice. Throw in an underperforming St George Illawarra side, it is arguably the best draw of any club.
    Cronulla v Dragons: WWLLW
    Cronulla v Warriors: WLWWW
    Cronulla v Titans: WWWLL
    Cronulla v Cowboys: WWWLL
    Cronulla v Panthers: LWWWW
    Eels: Broncos, Tigers, Panthers, Bulldogs, Sea Eagles.
    Not only do they get to host matches at their genuine home ground, they don’t have to face competition heavyweights the Roosters, Rabbitohs, Melbourne or Canberra twice. Their dream draw is based more on who they don’t play twice, rather than who they do.
    Parramatta v Broncos: WLWLW
    Parramatta v Tigers: WWWLW
    Parramatta v Panthers: LWLLW
    Parramatta v Bulldogs: WLWWL
    Parramatta v Sea Eagles: WLWLW
    Panthers: Eels, Cowboys, Sharks, Tigers, Warriors.
    A fair draw. Take out the Eels and they play a winless Cronulla twice plus three other teams who did not make the finals last year.
    Penrith v Eels: WLWWL
    Penrith v Cowboys:
    Penrith v Sharks: WLLLL
    Penrith v Tigers: LWWWW
    Penrith v Warriors: WLWLW
    Raiders: Storm, Dragons, Roosters, Warriors, Titans
    Have two really difficult matches against Melbourne and the Roosters but become one of only two sides to face the Warriors and Titans twice – the teams many expect to battle for the wooden spoon. They also play the Dragons.
    Canberra v Storm: WWLLL
    Canberra v Roosters: LLLWW
    Canberra v Dragons: WLWLL
    Canberra v Warriors: WLWLL
    Canberra v Titans: WWWLW​

    DANGER DRAW

    Melbourne: Roosters, Rabbitohs, Knights, Raiders, Sea Eagles

    They play the three other sides who finished in the top four last year twice, followed by Manly who finished sixth. They also have to play an undefeated Newcastle side. No soft games here.
    Melbourne v Roosters: LWLLW
    Melbourne v Rabbitohs: WWLWW
    Melbourne v Knights: WWWWW
    Melbourne v Raiders: LLWWW
    Melbourne v Sea Eagles: WWLWL
    Roosters: Storm, Broncos, Dragons, Rabbitohs, Raiders
    Still chasing their first win of the season, the Roosters have been given one of the toughest draws in the competition. They play their top four counterparts from last year twice, along with Brisbane. The Dragons are their weakest opposition.
    Sydney Roosters v Storm: WLWWL
    Sydney Roosters v Broncos: LWLLW
    Sydney Roosters v Dragons: WWWLW
    Sydney Roosters v Rabbitohs: WLLWW
    Sydney Roosters v Raiders: WWWLL
    Warriors: Sharks, Panthers, Knights, Raiders, Sea Eagles
    While they avoid some of the competition heavyweights they still play Canberra twice are the rest of the teams they square off against are genuine top eight hopefuls.
    New Zealand v Sharks: LWLLLL
    New Zealand v Panthers: LWLWL
    New Zealand v Knights: LWLWL
    New Zealand v Raiders: LWLWW
    New Zealand v Sea Eagles: WLWLL

    Bulldogs: Dragons, Eels, Tigers, Rabbitohs, Sea Eagles

    The Bulldogs are involved in intense rivalry matches all against Sydney counterparts. They have a double a triple of games against Parramatta, Manly and South Sydney but the standard drops off in their other games.
    Canterbury v Dragons: LLWLW
    Canterbury v Eels: LWLLW
    Canterbury v Tigers: WWWLL
    Canterbury v Rabbitohs: WLLLL
    Canterbury v Sea Eagles: LLWLW

    Titans: Broncos, Cowboys, Dragons, Sharks, Raiders
    Expectantly they face their Queensland rivals twice. They also play strong Canberra and Cronulla teams twice and then the Dragons.
    Gold Coast v Broncos: LLLWL
    Gold Coast v Cowboys: LLLLL
    Gold Coast v Dragons: LLLLW
    Gold Coast v Sharks: LLLWW
    Gold Coast v Raiders: LLLWL​

    PROCEED WITH CAUTION

    Brisbane: Cowboys, Eels, Roosters, Rabbitohs, Titans

    A mixed-bag for the Broncos. Have three incredibly tough matches against the Eels, Roosters and Rabbitohs but have fortunate to play the Titans twice. Clashes against North Queensland are always hotly contested.
    Brisbane v Cowboys: WWWLW
    Brisbane v Eels: LWLWL
    Brisbane v Roosters: WLWWL
    Brisbane v Rabbitohs: WLLWW
    Brisbane v Titans: WLWLW
    Cowboys: Brisbane, Cronulla, Panthers, Knights, Titans
    Some winnable games for the Titans and have the bonus of not playing anyone from last season’s top four. Broncos are always a threat while the Knights and Panthers are much improved from last year and sit undefeated.
    North Queensland v Broncos: LLLWL
    North Queensland v Sharks: LLLWW
    North Queensland v Panthers: WWLLW
    North Queensland v Knights: LWWWW
    North Queensland v Titans: WWWWW
    Dragons: Sharks, Roosters, Bulldogs, Raiders, Titans
    Have to square off against last season’s grand finalists in Roosters and Canberra twice. Play arch rivals Cronulla but their draw is given a boost by having Gold Coast and Canterbury twice which eases their difficult run.
    St George Illawarra v Sharks: LLWWL
    St George Illawarra v Roosters: LLLWL
    St George Illawarra v Bulldogs: WWLWL
    St George Illawarra v Raiders: LWLWW
    St George Illawarra v Titans: WWWWL
    Tigers: Eels, Panthers, Rabbitohs, Knights, Bulldogs
    Have a pretty evenly matched draw with plenty of winnable games. Play a host all their Western Sydney neighbours (including South Sydney who play home games in Western Sydney) plus the Knights.
    Wests Tigers v Eels: LLLWL
    Wests Tigers v Panthers: WLLLL
    Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs: WLLWL
    Wests Tigers v Knights: LWWWL
    Wests Tigers v Bulldogs: LLLWW
    Rabbitohs: Storm, Broncos, Roosters, Tigers, Bulldogs
    A mixed-bag for the Rabbitohs. Naturally play arch rivals the Roosters twice but also face off against Melbourne and Brisbane. Play the Bulldogs and Tigers twice too which pits them in a middle of the road draw.
    South Sydney v Storm: LLWLL
    South Sydney v Broncos: LWWLL
    South Sydney v Roosters: LWWLL
    South Sydney v Tigers: LWWLW
    South Sydney v Bulldogs: LWWWW
    Knights: Storm, Cowboys, Tigers, Warriors, Sea Eagles
    Play only one top four side from last year twice in the Storm. Then play three sides who did not make the finals in 2019 but also play the Sea Eagles. Relatively decent draw for Newcastle.
    Newcastle v Storm: LLLLL
    Newcastle v Cowboys: WLLLL
    Newcastle v Tigers: WLLLW
    Newcastle v Warriors: WLWLW
    Newcastle v Sea Eagles: LLWWL
    Sea Eagles: Storm, Eels, Knights, Warriors, Bulldogs
    A fair draw for Manly who face three potential top four teams twice then play Warriors and Canterbury who are expected to be towards the bottom of the ladder.
    Manly v Storm: LLWLW
    Manly v Eels: LWLWL
    Manly v Knights: WWLLW
    Manly v Warriors: LWLWW
    Manly v Bulldogs: WWLWL​
     
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  10. Prison Mike

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    Why the fuck do they schedule us to play Parra twice when we have already played them.
     
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  11. Sleeky

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    That’s the only team this year we got close to. NRL doing favours. Lewis MOM
     
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  12. Spoonman84

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    I think it means we only play them one more time as we played them already.
     
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  13. flamebouyant

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    New season. Oh way, hang on, the 4 points still count from the first two rounds. Bloody NRLol
     
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  14. Snake

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    The same people on here blow up about the draw every year. Draw doesn’t mean jack sh*t. Either your team is good enough to make the finals and compete or they are not.
     
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  15. gazza

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    Sunday arvo home and away football was a great institution. Love to see it back but broadcasting is the money these days and content spread over the week is now a necessity if the rights holders are to justify their investment.
     
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  16. Bob dog

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    Yea Sundays are usually hungover.
     
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  17. KLil

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    hate Sunday footy! 7 days between games is dogshit and watching everyone play before you is worse!
     
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  18. Scoooby

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    Happy with whatever day we play, as long as we get to see our boys out there wearing the blue an white :grinning:
     
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  19. Heckler

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    A fairer competition with this draw would have been to reduce all the teams with 4 points down to 3, the teams with 2 points down to one.
    To make it more interesting would be to make all teams for and against ZERO. Considering it's a shorter comp, i wouldn't be complaining.
     
  20. dogluva

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    Better than the crappy Thursday night games. Although in the current climate where attendance is banned it does not really matter......
     

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