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Official Bulldogs vs Raiders NRL Trial - Sat 23rd Feb - Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by Mr Invisible, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. flamebouyant

    flamebouyant Kennel Addict

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    Mate, we won ISP and the interstate cup. What more do you want from them?
    People criticising need to remember that there are so many changes in a trial match, and you really have to see a few games before you can absolutely say a player is shit. I mean this was our first game offooty in 4 or 5 months.
     
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  2. Moedogg

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    Hoppa
    Smith
    Holland
    Montoya
    Critchon
    Foran
    Lewis
    Napa
    Lichaa
    Tolman
    Jackson
    RFM
    Elliott

    JMK
    SUE
    FULALO
    C Smith
     
  3. berriesfan

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    I think Olive should be sacked for bringing the defence into disrepute
     
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  4. KLil

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    Don't understand why anyone is worried about anything other than who starts in centre and we a short one really good prop. Made Canberra look like a wooden spoon in the first half.

    Foz looks a million $$$
    Lewis will one day become a KING!
    Coggar and Meaney = good buys.
    RFM back from injury looks really good. His d was awesome on that right edge, though still think he will be a menace through the middle.
    Lichaa over JMK anyday, hope Lichaa can become a 80min hooker cause JMK is a waste of a bench spot.
    Tolman and Napa will be a good pair. We lose nothing with Napa and if anything we get a better roll on with quicker play the balls.
    Bench is mind boggling.
    Backline looks the goods. Meaney could become a good FB but Hoppa is just too strong there.


    Based on that summary, the team...

    Hoppa - Will go close to FB of the year.
    Crighton - Didn't get much ball but looks dangerous, worried about hands maybe.
    Holland - I don't like him but cemented his spot. Key KPI, keep defending well.
    Harper - Only bloke that wrapped up Tapine on a few occasions. Kid can hit a stick.
    Smith - I wish we had another 2 of him.
    Foz - Don't break down, PLEASE don't break down.
    Lewis - Keep going kid.
    Tolman - Looking mobile bruz
    Lichaa - Looking sharp
    Napa - Big Papa looking the leader
    CHN - Too good to leave him on the bench.
    RFM - Good comeback dude, still think you should become our missing prop.
    Jacko - Strong on the edge but damn he should be in the middle


    Sue - For now, gassed out quick for a bloke that's training the house down.
    Fualalo - Looks good enough for a bench spot

    Martin or Eliiot - Hard to choose.
    Ogden or RT - As above
     
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  5. Blue&whiteAxe

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    I thought I was the only one who thought this. I don’t get the fuss about him. I think Chris Smith offers more of an impact and gets more involved and his hands dirtier.

    CHN has showed nothing. Nothing in the Allstars game and nothing in this trial.
     
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  6. KiwiDog7

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    Montoya played well today and probably will get first opportunity at centre

    That try for R Smith was down Montoya defensive read and pressure

    Whoah, never thought I’d write that about Montoya
     
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  7. GrogDog

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    Anyone else think that JJ has found a few yards of speed? He looked great out wide and almost made a clean break from his pace.
     
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  8. chisdog

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    watch it if you like. We win it at the end

     
  9. Moedogg

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    He will take his rightful place in Origin this year with DeBelin gone.
     
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  10. finchie

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    Rfm played right edge and jacko left
    Fualolo is average at best
    I have an easy 4 other players Infront of him for a bench spot
     
  11. Blue&whiteAxe

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    I acknowledge their achievements last year, but today was utter garbage from them. I’m sorry if you take offence to this but it’s an undeniable admission.
     
  12. habs

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    Only watched the second half, a good fold in the end after being up by 16.

    Anyway trials are just that.
     
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  13. Blue&whiteAxe

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    First half is what’s important
     
  14. Jean-Claude Juncker

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    I didn’t even notice CHN on the field. I’d still have him on the bench.
     
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    Okunbors defence lost us the game
     
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  16. c-b-b

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    Shame we don't have 2 trials but it is what it is.

    Couldn't watch but impressed with what I've read about the first half and certainly something to look forward to this season.
     
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  17. s-704

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    Should not play first grade period.
     
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  18. Jean-Claude Juncker

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    100%.
     
  19. chisdog

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    He's Phil Small who has been calling Raiders games for 30 years down here
     
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  20. chisdog

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    final penalty count was 26-2
     
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