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Inexperienced or Young and Hungry?

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by TwinTurbo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. TwinTurbo

    TwinTurbo Forum Regular

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    https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/11/stat-attack-every-nrl-clubs-age-and-experience-factor-in-2019/

    Canterbury will go into the new season fielding the most inexperienced side with a 52-game per player average, while their average age has plummeted to 22.8 following the exits of the several key players.

    Dean Pay has recruited for the club's future with Jack Cogger, Nick Meaney and Corey Harawira-Naera replacing the likes of David Klemmer, Moses Mbye and the Morris brothers.


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  2. Spoonman84

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    Jacko, Foran, Hoppa and Tolman take up the majority of games played too without them it’s a very inexperienced squad. Getting off to a good start is vital or the confidence will drop.
     
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  3. TABOO

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    Yeah well you only have to look at Parramatta to see that there isn't a direct correlation... :sweatsmile:
     
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  4. btrainben

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    Can't it be both?

    It's great that we have the youngest squad. That's the best way to rebuild after the state Des left the squad and cap situation in.
     
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  5. Bull Terrier

    Bull Terrier Kennel Enthusiast Premium Member Gilded

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    We will do just fine, would rather have a team of goers than a team there just for the money
     
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  6. G_Dog_Rota

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    add the tigers to that list ..
     
  7. TABOO

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    Very true, is Chris Lawrence still going around? LOL
     
  8. Heckler

    Heckler Kennel Enthusiast Premium Member Gilded

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    Just wondering. Can anybody on TK do a bit of research and find out if there is an average age of NRL squads that have one the spoon in the last lets say 10 years.?Would be interesting.
     
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  9. Dingo

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    22 years old is old enough, young men fight in wars at that age. Besides, many teams are carrying older players that should just retire so the young guys can come through.
     
  10. KLil

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    Realistically we probably don't have much of a shot at the title until 2021... By then we would have a more balanced side. But then again anything can happen.
     
  11. Bull Terrier

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    Im going for anything can happen
     
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  12. Scoooby

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    Open season boys..the hunt is on haha!!
    Anything can/will happen.
     
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  13. KiwiDog7

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    We need to target first 4 games
    3-1 is realistic
     
  14. Abdul..

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    Rather someone play for opportunity than $$$
     
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    If the team can gel and be kept together we could have a good squad in a few years and also open ourselves a decent premiership window. But there's alot of ifs in that.

    We've been screwed with cap issues and signing the wrong players in the last 2 or 3 years so it is what it is now and we'll just have to see how things go.
     
  16. DoggyStyla

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    I think we will win all the close ones we lost last year.. I also think if they play what in front of them, as reported, we will give a few sides an absolute hiding this year.. They won’t go 17 straight but we will be in the finals and give the company a massive shake up..
    Entertainers here we gooooooii
     
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  17. Canis Maximus

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    2018 Parra 27
    2017 Newcastle 24
    2016 Newcastle 25
    2015 Newcastle 26
    2014 Cronulla 26
    2013 Parramatta 24
    2012 Parramatta 25
    2011 Gold Coast 26
    2010 Melbourne 24
    2009 Sydney Roosters 23
    2008 Bulldogs 24

    Stats mean shit unless your name is Desball Hasler
     
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  18. Heckler

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    WoW. Good work.
     
  19. Chris Harding

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    Yep. We might also have more stamina in the final 20 minutes of a game -often that's where a game is won.
     
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  20. KLil

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    There is no doubting the boys look fit and well drilled this year. Maybe this team can pull off some splendid comebacks:blush:
     
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