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Discussion in 'Rumours' started by Dog 2195, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. KLil

    KLil Kennel Immortal

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    Succession plan for Jacko is Matty Doorey, pitavao and/or topine.
     
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  2. Novocastrian

    Novocastrian Kennel Regular

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    St helens 5/8 Lomax would be a good replacement for Foran if he retires. Doubt st helens would be keen to lose too many players to us though
     
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  3. Prison Mike

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    Been wanting him in SL for ages. You could see years ago when he was fullback for England that he had it in him to make the NRL imo... He didn't play really well that game, but the lines he ran were solid and yeah I much prefer him as a 6
     
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  4. Doggies2035

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    Will this guy be the real deal or will he be another james graham and go good for 2 years only and then just be average later down the track well let's hope not let's hope he's like sam burgess and help us win a premiership
     
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  5. GrogDog

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    Bit harsh on Graham IMO. Remember the NRL intentionally changed the rules to nullify the Dogs attack with regards to passing and block plays. At that point Graham was the best Prop in the game and the NRL took away his biggest asset. Graham was the ultimate club man and took the hit when the previous a-holes fuked our club, our Captain left so other's could stay to help our Salary Cap. Then the club got rid of the rest, Graham should never have left. Always a true Bulldog.
     
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  6. JUNKYARD DOGS

    JUNKYARD DOGS Kennel Immortal

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    Well said mate
     
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  7. no1bulldog

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    How long do we watch this space? Can I stop holding my breath yet??
     
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  8. Natboy II

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    Please do
     
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  9. Alan79

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    Graham was in the same boat as all of our forwards when Ennis left after Graham's initial two years here. We instantly went from having a hooker that could send a pass to the forwards when they had hit pace to a hooker that took so long to decide where he was passing that our forwards weren't able to start their runs until the ball was passed. Forwards aren't renowned for acceleration, so that timing of passes is crucial for getting the best out of them. Even the kennels favourite whipping boy (Tolman) was able to hit the line pretty hard when we had a quality hooker. Go back and look at threads where his nickname was the Tolminator and a lot of kennelers felt like he deserved to play origin.

    I see JMK as being closer to having that sense of timing. Hopefully he nails that aspect of his game this year. Our pack will look a lot stronger and may have the ability to be more dominant if they're not getting the ball when they're flat footed and the defence is already moving up on them. Momentum is a massive advantage for these guys and Lichaa never let them play with any momentum. It's been pretty obvious to me in recent years that the defence was generally moving as quickly as the players that copped a predictable short ball from Lichaa and were able to get numbers in the tackle.

    Ideally by 2021, well timed passing will be a big attribute of whoever is in the hooking role by then. JMK may not be that player. But he's certainly closer to having that attribute than Lichaa ever was.
     
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  10. David holland

    David holland Kennel Regular Gilded x2 Gilded Premium Member

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    The key with our playing group is our talent isn't a top 4 side ,but games aren't won on paper there won on the field, to play for 80 min and compete is a coaches dream, if we see Elliot ,Holland or Montoya starting the clubs in real trouble,Stimson and Britt are winners and fit into a bulldogs culture
     
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  11. speedy2460

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    If Smith doesnt cut it in the centre, Montoya is in the wings waiting.
     
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