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News Canterbury Bulldogs prop David Klemmer not letting club turmoil affect his form

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  1. beastwood89

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    THIS IS WHAT MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A BULLDOG, WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, EVERY PLAYERS TRUE COLOURS COMES OUT....... FUCK I LOVE KLEMMER MAKE HIM A LIFE MEMBER FUCKEN STAUNCH TO THE BONE.....


    David Klemmer is no wallflower – he couldn't be if he tried.

    A 116kg frame stacked 196cms high pretty much ensures that. He stands out wherever he goes. But when he's on the field he is impossible to miss for a different reason.

    This year the Bulldogs have had it incredibly tough. They're grappling with salary cap problems, injuries and a severe crisis of confidence. If they manage to beat Gold Coast at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday, it will be just their fourth win of the season.

    That's why it means so much that Klemmer, the 24-year-old Australia and New South Wales powerhouse, has thrown his faith behind the club at such a difficult period.

    It is clear that the Bulldogs need to rebalance their salary cap for next season and beyond, and at the start of the year, Klemmer's name was thrown up as a potential player to be shifted.

    But he would not budge – although he would have had no problem attracting a big money offer. Most likely more than he is making at the Bulldogs.


    In the meantime, fullback Moses Mbye has signed a four-year deal with the Wests Tigers from 2019, although with the June 30 deadline for mid-season transfers fast approaching, it could happen sooner than expected.

    It's believed Klemmer's best friend and front row partner Aaron Woods is also set to leave the club, despite having only joined at the beginning of the 2018 season.

    But while all of this turmoil is happening around him, Klemmer has remained strong. He has played his past five games from the bench but is still churning out numbers on par with the best in the competition.

    He hasn't missed a beat. He is ranked third for hit-ups this season on 236 behind Blake Ferguson (281) and Jason Taumalolo (240). He's also fourth for total running metres from only 13 games, and averages 177 metres per game.

    But what the numbers don't tell you is the passion he shows for the Bulldogs jersey every time he pulls it on. There is no data for it and it can't be measured, but it's the one thing that matters most to NRL fans.

    They want to see that their players care just as much about the team as they do. And above anything else, that's the biggest thing Klemmer can do for the Bulldogs in 2018.

    In Big League this week, he speaks about how heartbreaking this season has been, why he isn't giving up hope the team can turn it around, and why he wants to remain a Bulldog for life if they let him.

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  2. Moedogg

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    Love this guy.
     
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    It has been said many times that he followed the Bulldogs from a very young age, now he is showing his love for the club in the best possible way. He is an example of the type of player we should be looking for. Rugby league is to ruthless a game just to rely on players who are just in it for the money, because we need the mentally tough players who get going when the going gets tough, not rats who desert the ship if it looks like been unstable
    Just prior to the recent elections I met with Lyn , Chris and John and I suggested the idea of sending club people to Country Towns and perhaps provide young kids with boots etc. BRED NOT BORN is a great slogan and if applied properly it would also help the salary cap.
     
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    Can we get this guy a decent front row partner! PLEASE!! Fcuk u Woods u cat!
     
  5. KiwiDog7

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    Where’s the rest of the yarn?
     
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    Gotta buy Big League, unfort.
     
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    Imagine they could measure passion. Reynolds would be leading the comp lmfaoooo
     
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    Every one of these articles will make it hurt harder when he eventually leaves too
     
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    He's been Inspirational and has played through these distractions like a true professional while displaying a passion for the club that is unmatched by anyone else.

    We need to hold onto Klemmer for the rest of his career and we need more players like him that lead by example and play with aggression and passion.

    Which is why I want the club to do everything they can to get Taupau back or Pangai Jnr. It's probably a pipe dream but I think both are the two best forwards available on the market by a mile and both are game changers that offer so much more than most forwards... Too bad we might not have the space to sign guys like this for another two seasons.

    Hopefully if we somehow get rid of Foran and Tolman, then we can make some serious waves with some big name signings that are actually worth the money for once..
     
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    Good on him, showing heart for the club! Thats huge respect right there!
     
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    Easily our best player .. hes a beast
     
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