Canterbury Bulldogs Team 2023 - Bulldogs Best 17

D0GMATIC

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Round 1
1 Avo
2 Fox
3 Kiraz
4 Skelton
5 Okunbor
6 Cliff
7 Flanno . . . Till round 11
8 Max
9 Can ya
10 Thommo
11 Kiki
12 Topine
13 TPJ
14 Pele
15 Sutton
16 Brown
17 Preston
I forgot RFM,He is in the 17,Preston, coming soon
 

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Round 1
1 Avo
2 Fox
3 Kiraz
4 Skelton
5 Okunbor
6 Cliff
7 Flanno . . . Till round 11
8 Max
9 Can ya
10 Thommo
11 Kiki
12 Topine
13 TPJ
14 Pele
15 Sutton
16 Brown
17 Preston
C'mon Dogs OI OI . . . . For whom the bomb tolls . . . .
 
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RFM is NOT a backrower. During that tough stretch under Potter for a few games, he and Burton got exposed for their defense. Either play him on the bench or 13.
 

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RFM is NOT a backrower. During that tough stretch under Potter for a few games, he and Burton got exposed for their defense. Either play him on the bench or 13.
RFM could well be a back rower he was coming back from a long lay off and his lateral movement was shit and got exposed, doesn’t meant to say with different defensive structures and increased fitness his defensive issue could be resolved, with him at right back row means we have someone that can make something happen with an offload as Kyle won’t be putting people through holes
 

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RFM could well be a back rower he was coming back from a long lay off and his lateral movement was shit and got exposed, doesn’t meant to say with different defensive structures and increased fitness his defensive issue could be resolved, with him at right back row means we have someone that can make something happen with an offload as Kyle won’t be putting people through holes
I’d be getting players left and right of flanno to practice simple kicking, that way when flanno shits the bed on the last at least we have someone that can do what a half is supposed to.
 

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1. Averillo/Rajab
2. JAC
3. Burns
4. Alamoti/Allan
5. Kiraz
6. Burton
7. Flanagan (fuck this is grim)
8. King
9. Mahoney
10. Thompson
11. Kikau
12. RFM
13. TPJ

14. Averillo/Rajab/Brown
15. Sutton
16. Waddell
17. Davey/Topine
Can't see Ciro changing your team much ...at least for the first 4 games ...unless something really drastic does not work on the field.

Maybe Brown will start at 7 if he has a great pre-season and forms a brilliant combination with Burton as compared to Flanno?

Burton's recommendation, if he is asked, will probably have some sway with who he thinks will work best as his halves partner.

The team will be better in 2023 (surely!) lol
 

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RFM could well be a back rower he was coming back from a long lay off and his lateral movement was shit and got exposed, doesn’t meant to say with different defensive structures and increased fitness his defensive issue could be resolved, with him at right back row means we have someone that can make something happen with an offload as Kyle won’t be putting people through holes
Okay but how do you explain why he was a defensive liability since he has been in first grade? He can’t defend out wide, he can’t pass, he can’t run a line any better than anyone else.
 

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Okay but how do you explain why he was a defensive liability since he has been in first grade? He can’t defend out wide, he can’t pass, he can’t run a line any better than anyone else.
He has a nice short pass in traffic (sometimes)....but no one there (most times). :grinning:
 

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1. Averillo
2. JAC
3. Alamoti
4. Skelton
5. Kiraz
6. Burton
7. Flanagan (Reynolds or Rajab if/when they're promoted)
8. TPJ
9. Mahoney
10. Sutton
11. Kikau
12. RFM
13. King

14. Perham (or Davey)
15. Thompson
16. Pele
17. Topine

Easy

Unless we're going to play duds instead not really any positions up for grabs imo
renoylds will never be a 7. More chance of Burton playing 7 and Josh at 6.
 

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Okay but how do you explain why he was a defensive liability since he has been in first grade? He can’t defend out wide, he can’t pass, he can’t run a line any better than anyone else.
Can’t run a line? He was fine doing it next to Foran with great effect albeit on the left
 

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1. Avo
2. Fox (C)
3. Kiraz
4. Alomonti
5. Perham
6. Burton
7. Flanagan
8. King
9. Mahoney
10. Thompson
11. Kikau
12. RFM
13. TPJ

14. Brown
15. Wardell
16. Sutton
17. Pele
 

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Can’t run a line? He was fine doing it next to Foran with great effect albeit on the left
He was very good whe both he and Foran were on the field - i do agree that RFM needs to improve defensively if he is to continue as an edge forward - he is unlikely to get quicker and more agile as he gets older - better structures n coaching may make all the difference.
 

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renoylds will never be a 7. More chance of Burton playing 7 and Josh at 6.
Not a genuine 7 no. You can play with 2 Five-eighths with the right hooker. I think it's much better than Flanagan. Burton already dominant with Flanagan anyways.
 

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Not a genuine 7 no. You can play with 2 Five-eighths with the right hooker. I think it's much better than Flanagan. Burton already dominant with Flanagan anyways.
i just don’t like the thought of not having a dominant organising halfback. Moses is the 7 we need.

a good right footed kicker and good left footed kicker,both a threat when they run and Moses can control a game.
 

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i just don’t like the thought of not having a dominant organising halfback. Moses is the 7 we need.

a good right footed kicker and good left footed kicker,both a threat when they run and Moses can control a game.
For 2024 of course, next year we're pretty screwed in that department tho.
 

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1. Averillo
2. Kiraz
3. Burns
4. Alomati
5. Addo-Carr
6. Burton
7. Flanagan
8. King
9. Mahoney
10. TPJ
11. Mariner
12. Kikau
13. Topine

14. Brown / Reynolds
15. Thompson (better off the bench)
16. Sutton
17. Davey / Waddell

18. Skelton
19. Pele

* Topine @ 13 because it allows TPJ to still play middles, but move Thompson to the bench where he is more effective ATM. Plus it also allows us to keep Pele and Patalo in NSW cup for a while longer.
Sensible line up working with what we have.
I hope Gus can surprise us again with Davey and Sutton purchases like he did last year with Max King. Virtually unrated to begin with but ended up solid and exceeded expectations.
 
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