1. Be cool and Register to set your username and display picture get the full features of the site. Talk Bulldogs NRL News, match reviews, live score, ladder, injuries, player signings and team performance.

Official Round 1 - Bulldogs vs Eels - Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by Spoonman84, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. XR6T

    XR6T Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,818
    Likes Received:
    1,473
    Unfortunately, JMK is not a hooker either. He ran 2 times from dummy half. When we were near the try line, he could have had a go but like Lewis, just pass. Like Johns said....he needs to run more from dummy half to keep the defence 2nd guessing bit he doesn't!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  2. Sleeky

    Sleeky Kennel Enthusiast Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    2,531
    Likes Received:
    583
    Yes!! You could see it on the field
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. s-704

    s-704 Kennel Immortal

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2011
    Messages:
    5,772
    Likes Received:
    1,262
    Our defence was good, but we really need more strike players.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Snake

    Snake Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    496
    Anyone else notice all momentum was lost when Elliot returned in the second half ? The timing of his errors are always killers !

    on a positive , I’m really liking Wakeham. Limited opportunities but looks to have the goods
     
  5. speedy2460

    speedy2460 Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,890
    Likes Received:
    1,441
    Biggest problem is the lack of strike power in the backs.
    DWZ went ok. Hopoate and Smith are not top grade centres. However, who else do we have.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  6. Bullpit

    Bullpit Kennel Participant

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    25
    Completely agree re: JMK - he was a big reason for our poor go-forward and attack
     
  7. kaluah8123

    kaluah8123 Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    166
    Our attack is completely inept just like last year. We made a lot of errors, DWZ worst offender.
    Need more forwards hitting holes.
    Our defence and effort is incredible.
     
  8. Vek

    Vek Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2018
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    386
    Interchange management was just as shit as usual.

    Eels bombed it tonight, invited us in so many times. Reckon even the titans would have put em to bed.

    This isnt a roster issue.
     
  9. NPC83

    NPC83 Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2019
    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    433
    Look we still did well overall against a team that has a better roster and is a premiership favourite... Napa Elliot DWZ Jackson even Smith and and Critta had their moments RFM and RT still strong.. we just have a rookie half in Wakeham who will get better. Not going to comment on Lewis ... my blood pressure is quite good at the moment :tearsofjoy:
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. JORDZILLA

    JORDZILLA Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    2,503
    Likes Received:
    144
    Why was holland not sub on tonight
     
  11. Psycho Doggie

    Psycho Doggie Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    774
    I'm not going to defend Lewis, he is not the halfback we need. Unfortunately he is the one we have got. If we get bogged in our own half we lose badly most games, and the clear tactic to mitigate that is to hoof it down field. Doesn't matter if it finds grass or not, it means we aren't constantly having the opposition start sets of six in our own half. Lewis has a 50m+ boot on him, and Cogger and Wakeham apparently don't.

    Which means that if all 4 halves are available when Foran comes back, it will likely be Lewis/Foran, because Foran doesn't have a big boot either.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. AlzzBulldog

    AlzzBulldog Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    Messages:
    2,192
    Likes Received:
    1,463
    We havent got the players, and we havent got the coach
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. ddt192

    ddt192 Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    398
    Fuckin speeewwiiinnnggggggg
     
  14. Novdoggie

    Novdoggie Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,865
    Likes Received:
    1,554
    Effort was good, great defence, good attitude blah blah blah....

    Boring as shit in attack. No entertainment what so ever. No offloads, played too safe at times. No structure. What has changed in the past 5 years with our attack? Absolutely nothing.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. cyborg66

    cyborg66 Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    987
    Likes Received:
    109
    who's Tolman
     
  16. speedy2460

    speedy2460 Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,890
    Likes Received:
    1,441
    I still say that. But with the centres we have, points will be hard to come by.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. Natboy

    Natboy Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2019
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    I love these threads where the experts who have never played the game come out from sitting on the lounge in their garage hahahaha

    We didn’t make the most of our chances and made some dumb errors, particularly the timing of our tackles on ball receivers. It was round 1

    Sack Pay
    Lewis can’t kick
    Stimson is unfit
    Britt only plays cause of his dad
    Etc etc etc Hahahaha
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 5
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Macho Man Randy Savage

    Macho Man Randy Savage Kennel Immortal

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    6,194
    Likes Received:
    2,371
    Lewis SUCKS.

    Don't care if we re signing him or not Foran and Wakeham as soon as he comes back. At least Wakeham will learn something.
     
  19. SweetFA

    SweetFA Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2017
    Messages:
    624
    Likes Received:
    501
    There are some rugby league illiterates on this forum! Parra,with their roster are a Top4 side, we’re not even in calculations for a top 8 finish. Lewis, by is by far our best all round half we have available. Wakeham is only a handful of games into an NRL career & will gradually become more influential. Given that we lost 2 starting players 48 hrs out from our first comp game; it was a good effort against one of the NRL premiership favourites first up.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  20. JUNKYARD DOGS

    JUNKYARD DOGS Kennel Immortal

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,268
    Likes Received:
    1,403
    I don’t think he’s the answer either, but cops so much BS on here, some is warranted but don’t see anyone else that does much worse cop it.

    Any way I like what I see of Wakeham. Give Renouf more time, DWZ has a bight to forget bar a couple nice moments. Forwards played well and our defence was great. Eels had nothing, only got the lucky try imo.
     

Share This Page