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Do we have the makings of a successful team?

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by Blue & White Dynamite, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. utility half

    utility half Kennel Addict

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    Totally. I've been unable to be optimistic for the past few years as our club was reduced to the brink of Des-titution. I'm reaching for those stars this year! haha
     
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  2. old school dog

    old school dog Forum Regular

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    NO. Ordinary halves, fullback and hooker. Average pack. Morris boys are crocks. 15th for mine. I'm glad they're all happy though.
     
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  3. utility half

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    Not saying they will be rudderless....but honestly we've had the wood over them in recent years even whilst we were playing Des ball....they couldn't handle our forwards even when our forwards were holding back in order to try and pop fancy passes. If they are the best the comp has to offer the quality isn't that good. I honestly think we'll beat them comfortably. A good side, but we've always worried them and they will have even more to worry about this year. They may finish minor premiers again, they just don't scare me.
     
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  4. CroydonDog

    CroydonDog Immortal Gilded

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    You forgot to mention no goal kicker.
     
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  5. utility half

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    Yikes, your glass is half full....of cyanide or something....cheer up, it's not that bad! :P
     
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  6. Freakzilla

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    No it isn't. Not even close. Cowboys, Roosters, Storm and Eels are way better on paper.
     
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  7. utility half

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    Wait until you see how players perform in their actual positions before you scoff and cast a judgmental finger. This roster was good enough to regularly land us in the finals despite a ridiculous and counter productive game plan. With a few improvements to our roster, positional changes and astute coaching our roster will start looking like the top quality roster it is. I think our roster is potentially better than any of those you mention...excluding the roosters....and that club has no soul and always underachieves.

    If Mbye and Lichaa take to their new positions like I hope/ expect them to, we will have a top four quality roster IMO.
     
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  8. Freakzilla

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    Which of the 4 teams I posted are we better than?
     
  9. old school dog

    old school dog Forum Regular

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    Storm, Cowboys, Broncos ,Roosters, Penrith, Sharks, Eels, Raiders, Sea Eagles, Knights, Dragons are all better than us. Maybe Warriors, Tigers are also better. I'm glad the boys are happy though.
     
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  10. BlackDawg

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    In 2018 I will rejoice the fact that Des is gone. Dean has inherited cap & roster so my expectations are to actually WITNESS a play style & attitude change in the squad. Its sink or swim time for our squad finally. I don't want to see dud pea heart players getting picked week in week out like Des did. 8th to 11th for me in 2018 given the extent of change required and the actual rosters in the comp.
     
  11. _G-Dog_

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    Most of those names will all be in our 17
     
  12. GrogDog

    GrogDog bad attitude

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    With Des he had me so depressed that I honestly thought I would ever be excited for round 1 ever again. Dean Pay was/is a favourite of mine as a player and never took shite. I agree with all of your remarks and remember saying way back when that Jacko should be the Captain instead of Graham. I think we will be competitive and will not die wondering....from there anything can happen.
     
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  13. Papa Het

    Papa Het <<<<<NOT ALL>>>>> Gilded

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    Is there a short version
    I'm lazy

    Oh fuck it
    I'll read it
    Give me a few minutes
     
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  14. Papa Het

    Papa Het <<<<<NOT ALL>>>>> Gilded

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    Ok
    I skipped through to the last paragraph and yes I agree
    Things are looking up

    But it's a 3 year rebuilding phase we are in

    I am going to enjoy watching the team build under pay
     
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  15. bullpup71

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    Average pack wow
     
  16. Khan00

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    Roosters wont go as good as people think.
    Eels are probably on par with us.
    Cowboys are better.
    Storm are better.
    Comes down to whoever builds momentum at the right time and injuries.
     
  17. utility half

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    What part of my comment did you not understand?
     
  18. D- voice

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    Faith in the team
    Commitment from the team
    A happy team is a successful team
    Bulldog 2018 Premiers :grinning:
     
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  19. G_Dog_Rota

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    A lot of positive signs so far, so looking good.. but only time will tell.. I'm excited to find out if we are what we are hoping for.. I hope I haven't set my expectations to high..
     
  20. Raikkonen

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    The biggest questions are around halves. Who will Foran have a successful partner? Will Foran stay injury free?
     

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