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Round 14 Match Thread - Bulldogs vs Eels

Pick the Margin

  • Dogs 13+

    Votes: 6 40.0%
  • Dogs 1-12

    Votes: 7 46.7%
  • Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Eels 1-12

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • Eels 13+

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    15
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Unoffical Preview - Round 14 - Bulldogs VS Eels - ANZ -


It is not a 'danger game' more like a really good test for 2 sides with their best players out for State Of Origin 2. Promises to be a cracker of a game that could answer some big questions:
How good are we?
Can we win?
How good are Eels?


Bulldogs have won their last 5 games in a row against the Eels.


To Win:
I don't think they have the speed of a Manly to kill us on the front's but their backline is much so much better than ours, blistering speed but good in and under players.Their strength is the way they move the ball and speed.
Their backline is dangerous when they get to use their footskills. If we bring our A pressure game, their front's will be useless.
If we bring the pressure game then the 'process' will take care of the rest.


Changes:

There are a number of changes to the side with Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds unavailable due to Origin selection whilst Chase Stanley (knee) and Aiden Tolman (hamstring) are out due to injury. Josh Jackson shifts to the centres with Dale Finucane and Sam Kasiano elevated to the starting side. It is a new look halves pairing with Damien Cook named to make his Bulldogs NRL debut and former Eel Reni Maitua selected to direct the team around the park.

Tip:

Our form has been irresistible for before the Origin Period. Can't see Eels beating us unless we have an 'off' day but.

Bulldogs by 13+ point.

Match Officials: Referees – Matt Cecchin & Henry Perenara; Sideline Officials – Jason Walsh & Adam Reid; Video Referees – Bernard Sutton & Luke Phillips.
 
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13+? Really?
 

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So we are missing:

Hodkinson
Reynolds
Morris
Maybe Williams

They will be missing:
Hayne
Hopoate

I am pretty worried about this game tbh. I can't wait to see the team list.
 

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So we are missing:

Hodkinson
Reynolds
Morris
Maybe Williams

They will be missing:
Hayne
Hopoate

I am pretty worried about this game tbh. I can't wait to see the team list.
Missing Stanley too. They will be missing Tonga too.
 

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What time does the team list get announced? You can bet our team will be the last announced happens every week without fail!
 

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Probably 6pm
 

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Manly made a mockery out of our right side last weekend. No doubt the Eels will have picked up on that and will be utilising a similar strategy.

Not feeling confident at all with our defence. As we saw with Manly, this game could be won in 5 minutes of good football from the Eels. It's going to require plenty of discipline and solid defence from the entire team to win this one.
 

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Keen to see Thompson at Fullback.

I think he will do a good job!
 

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Are there any options at the TAB on the amount of chip 'n' chase kicks which will be put through by Sandow?
 

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No way Tonga will make the squad... surely that is QLD taking the piss
Lol looks like it. Still would be good if he isn't there on Sunday.
 

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Eels without Hayne are like us without Ennis or Cowboys without JT. Hopeless. That should make up for our missing players imo
 

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So we are missing:

Hodkinson
Reynolds
Morris
Maybe Williams

They will be missing:
Hayne
Hopoate

I am pretty worried about this game tbh. I can't wait to see the team list.
They are missing Nathan Peats as well who was a big loss
 

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We've actually won our last 6 matches against them, we beat them 32-12 in round 19 in 2012. These nrl.com preview things that show last matches always leave out games.

 

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Manly made a mockery out of our right side last weekend. No doubt the Eels will have picked up on that and will be utilising a similar strategy.

Not feeling confident at all with our defence. As we saw with Manly, this game could be won in 5 minutes of good football from the Eels. It's going to require plenty of discipline and solid defence from the entire team to win this one.
Wasn't their right hand side even worse? I reckon if we play more physical we should grind them out then get real fancy in the last quarter.
 

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We've actually won our last 6 matches against them, we beat them 32-12 in round 19 in 2012. These nrl.com preview things that show last matches always leave out games.

haha yep 2011 is when I started attending games again, and we haven't lost since :P
 
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