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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. Nabsolutely Fabulous

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    Top 4 expectations are ridiculous at this point, we probably have more unknowns than any other team atm lol.
     
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  2. CaptainJackson

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    Screw all you naysayers

    GO THE DOGS!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. Freakzilla

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    Didn't even read most of it because it's laughable that you think we have a top 4 paper on roster. Just read it now and lol at us having the 2nd best team on paper. Just LOL
     
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    Fuck sake haha.
     
  5. utility half

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    Haha and I’m sure you’ve never been wrong. Look at our forward pack. If Mbye, Lichaa and Foran all fire, it’s not a far fetched claim at all.

    You said on paper, I never said that... I said if coached properly which implies potential.... you can’t quantify what sort of difference key positional and strategic changes may have “on paper” let alone hunger and enthusiasm.... i do think we have that potential if our roster and positional changes work. Our pack will be pretty damn formidable imo. I don’t care about on paper. If the paper team won most years, the roosters would have a lot more premierships in recent years. But I do think our team has a lot of potential.... even on paper. Great things were tipped of Mbye, Lichaa.... a lot of people in the know expected them to do very good things before desball sapped their confidence....

    Commenting on a post before you read it is kinda like judging a football team before you read it... lol...

    I see that potential in us....can’t say your derision bothers me much. I’m trying to be optimistic dude. I’m excited about the season for once, so go ahead, laugh.

    *blows raspberry :p
     
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  6. Freakzilla

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    We have great props but our backrow outside of JJ is very suspect. Foran hasn't even been good since 2015. If every player from every team in the NRL played to their best Melbourne would destory us. Cowboys would destroy us. Roosters would destroy us.
     
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  7. CaptainJackson

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    No.
     
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    I am loving the confidence of the guys here.

    But there are a lot of unknowns with our team around Mybe at fullback, Lichaa, the bench and depth.

    Personally I think we have a weakness in the halves. Foran will be good but the other bloke, whoever it is, and how they perform, is the teams biggest unknown.

    Personally I will be very happy to make the 8!!!

    The team is being written off by the experts, other teams supporters and the betting market as much of a chance for the 8.

    So it should be a big relief for us that the team has the advantage to start the season as underdogs! Hopefully the boys come out of the blocks in a fast sprint and jump Melbourne in game 1.
     
  9. utility half

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    Your opinion mate..
     
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  10. Sherlock Holmes

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    I think if our attack improves and our defense remains the same under Pay then we can beat any team , our defense was up there with the top teams last season the only thing that let us down was our boring attack so if we score more points with our new attcking stuctures we'll be hard to beat
     
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  11. habs

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    Not yet.

    We’ve been in decline and freefall since 2005 and we are living off the Moore/Mullholland era rebuild. We did come close to arresting the decline but not close enough.

    Successful teams have a spine of 4 or 5 star players. Atm we have:

    Mbye 3 stars
    Frawley 2 stars
    Foran 5 stars
    Lichaa 3 stars

    We’re just not balanced like other teams. The lack of quality in key positions is disturbing.
     
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    The opinion of anyone who watches league without their Bulldogs goggles on.
     
  13. Ant2611

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    I'm that excited and a little confident of a great year to I'm going to put some money on the team too. Not as much as you, but I'm not a gambler hardly ever go to the tab, can you give me a tip or two on how to go about it please
     
  14. Ant2611

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    I think we all are
     
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    2019 will be better. B.Morris gone, J.Morris gone, Tolman gone. Eastwood gone. Then two big name stars. Then we'll be in business.
     
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    Gambling is a mugs game don't do it
     
  17. Ant2611

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    Yeh u are right but I was only thinking of $50 to make the 8
     
  18. Dognacious

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    I expect them to add stars to your ratings this year.
     
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    Tillman is signed until 2050
     
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    With the signings and talk from the club I believe it's a Top 4 year IF and only IF pay can coach. He is a unknown and last couple of stints with sticky these sides haven't bathed themselves in glory

    The other thing every under estimates is whilst he lost his way in recruitment and attaching stuctures , Des could and can coach .

    But to me it's Pay and not the players that are the unknown quality
     

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