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News Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs to host Canberra Raiders in 2020 NRL pre-season trial in Port Macquari

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  1. 2ndphase

    2ndphase Kennel Regular

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    Dean Pay is obviously a defensive coach.
    Maybe we need to employ an attacking coach like the Nfl and they can split their pay. :p
     
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    Just seen that Jack Wighton re-signed with the Raiders until 2024. Not that I think he was ever a target for us.
     
  3. bradyk

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    Source; https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/01/23/casualty-ward-all-the-latest-nrl-injury-news/

    Go Dogs
     
  5. 2ndphase

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  6. the duke

    the duke Kennel Enthusiast

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    I literally laughed out loud when I read that.
    Household names: yeah cos one got nude on the front page of the Tele
    And the other is the Kings nephew.

    Lol
     
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  7. Dogtime

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    Gees some people are hard to please. Attacking confidence grows on the back of solid defence. Sure we only scored an average of 2 tries a game last season and theres no doubt that important attacking adjustments have been made during the off season. Lets wait and see.
     
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    That's why i said it will be interesting to see what happens come round 1. Why are you taking a simple comment and trying to turn it into something it's not?

    I think if we have the same defensive and conservative gameplan as last season then we'll be easily figured out and it leaves no margin for error if you fall behind.

    From Pay's comments he sounds like defence will be the focus once again. I hope he's just being sheepish and more adjustments have been made in attack. We'll soon find out.

    How was my initial post or this one either slanderous or coming across as hard to please?
     
  9. speedy2460

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    totally disagree. Its a well known fact that the attack of a team comes off the back of a well conducted defence.
    If the defence is not happening, then the attack wont either.
     
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    I'm glad you are not coaching the team.... Or are you?
     
  11. doggieaaron

    doggieaaron Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So if we play shit in this trial will some on here go oooh but its only a trial ? At some point there has to be some accountability with pay?
     
  12. Spoonman84

    Spoonman84 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah the first NRL game. I honestly couldn’t care less about the results in the Nines and trials.
     
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    Yeah he would have definitely been held accountable if we had played our first graders and one of them been injured before round 1
     
  14. Spoonman84

    Spoonman84 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting hypothetical for the fans that wanted a full strength Nines team for the whole tournament. Would you rather be knocked out in the group stages or make the final and have 3 injuries including a spine player and a prop racing the clock for Round 1 and probably be under done if they do play.
     
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  15. DogsOfWar1704

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    We will be short starred in our trials anyway.
    No Elliot, jmk, chn, Dwz maybe no jacko if he’s nose is not better.
     
  16. DogsOfWar1704

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    But then again sharks are gonna be without
    Fifita graham ramien and nikora
     
  17. SPEARTAKVIDREFS

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    The fault lies with the coach.
    I dont think Lewis came up with the spectacular inside ball to Tolls.
     
  18. TwinTurbo

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    I’m pretty sure that’s there’s no way that any of the coaching staff are saying “make sure you pass the ball to Tolman on the 4th tackle”.

    Maybe Lewis executed “the spectacular inside ball to Tolls” because whoever was outside and supposed to be the receiver wasn’t in position, wasn’t pushing up like they were coached to do.

    I don’t think, during a game, that it’s all that unusual for players not to do what they are coached to do. Especially inexperienced, at NRL level, players like the majority of our team was last year. Many of them have now doubled, tripled or quadrupled their NRL level games experience. So this is their year to prove that they are truly NRL players, or not.

    Go Dogs
     
  19. doggieaaron

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    No one expected a full strength team obviously guys like jmk/hoppa/dwz/lewis/jacko/napa/tols/rfm/renouf all rested but ffs the team that won the day before why make wholesale changes ffs andrew ryan played an entire half ffs it was cleary already not a full strength team
     
  20. SPEARTAKVIDREFS

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    Inside ball was premeditated/set play (2 weeks in a row I think).
    Tollman 4th tackle settlers (without impact I should add ) go back as far as 2 years before Pay arrived.
    He shouldnt be touching a ball 15 out from the try line because he offers zero when he does and kills our momentum/attack.
    Its up to the coach to identify deficiencies/weeknesses in attack and deference and rectify those deficiencies.
    Players not doing what there coached to do would result in them being dropped.
    Sure its footy, add lib and chances are to be taken advantage of or created on the fly.
    Lets hope this year we dont see defaulting to feeding Tollman precious wasted ball at exactly the wrong time.
     

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