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Official Round 18 - Dogs vs Broncos - Consolidated Match Thread

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by Mr Invisible, Mar 26, 2019.

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    Because Wakeham is only in the team temporarily, almost certainly drops out next week when Foran returns.

    Meaneys currently potting them at 90%, which for a team like us is pretty crucial.

    More than happy to sacrifice Okunbors extra yardage for Meaneys safer hands alone, let alone his goal kicking. Okunbors regular spills inside our defensive 20 are absolute coach killers and we can’t afford it.
     
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  2. Spoonman84

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    Jayden played CCup last week against Newcastle.
     
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    I could argue the same thing going by your logic! He pulled this same stunt two years ago when he had a few good games at the end of his contract year and fooled the club into re-signing him and then promptly turned back into the below par Reserve Grade standard player every other game after that.

    If he's such a great player, why was he dropped to Reserve Grade and playing behind JMK who isn't an established hooker for a wooden spoon contending team? A few decent games here and there doesn't change the fact that Lichaa has proven over 100 games in the NRL that he isn't good enough to be a starting FG hooker week in week out.
     
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    And had an absolute mare with 4 handling errors. He should spend the rest of the season there.
     
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    He definitely has issues with ball security and lack of concentration. How has Katoa been going?
     
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    Okunbor played last week.
     
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    Hasn’t played for a few weeks due to injury
     
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    Again? He just can't manage to stay on the field consistently this year..
     
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    He’s been playing a fair bit of Flegg this year too.
     
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    My apologies @btrainben

    Katoa is fit, he’s just been playing Flegg lately
     
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    It really is crazy that aside from the Hazem/Utai combo at it's peak, we have struggled to have two high quality wingers in the team each year for 25 plus years... Sometimes it's been a struggle just to have one.

    Other clubs seem to find wingers quite easily, yet it's always a continual weakness of this club. At the time I didn't think losing Corey Thompson was a big loss, but someone like him would be perfect right now on the cheap to play winger and fullback...
     
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    Please tell me this is sarcasm...

    Lichaa has been given chance after chance after chance. I don't care if he gets man of the match for every game remaining this season. He's done it before 2 years ago when his contract was on the line and I sure as hell will fucking lose it if we make the same mistake and keep him on.
     
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    your views of lichaa clouds the facts, lichaa has been rubbish for 5 seasons, 2 good games from a possible 17 this season, hes had way more chances then he deserves, park footy is his go and thats where he should stay
     
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    Combined 17 (just going of NRL.com, players not in the right position, but it'll do)
    1. Milford
    2. Oates
    3. Staggs
    4. Hopoate
    5. Isaako
    6. Boyd
    7. Turpin
    8. Lodge
    9. McCullough
    10. Haas
    11. Jackson
    12. Pangai Junior
    13. Elliott
    3/13 - Hopoate, Jackson, Elliott

    14. Segeyaro
    15. Ofahengaue
    16. Fifita
    17. Carrigan
    0/4

    Basically the same as the last 2 weeks, going to be another tough ask for the boys. Need to be near perfect in the effort areas and with our discipline. Broncos have the better players in the halves slightly, but they're out of position. Milford has only played 2(?) games at fullback this year, but has looked very good already. I think it's possible that we'll have an advantage in the spine, but I still think Broncos have better players individually/experience wise there.
     
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    You’re right though Katoa missed several games with a broken thumb and been back in Flegg since he’s been fit.
     
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    We have never really been a club that has had that much talent in the backline. Even in our prime it has been blokes that just get the job done instead of doing anything flash. There’s been plenty of more Halligan type players then there has been Vagana’s.
     
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    Our club's mentality towards the backs is absurd especially in today's game.

    Even back when Folkes was leading the club when the wingers in the ilk of Folau and Inglis popped up we refused to grow and try and find our own wingers like that instead always focusing on the forward pack.

    Another huge issue we've had is finding a decent halfback and 5/8 ever since the Sherwin/Anasta combo. We LITERALLY have not had a world class spine or backline since 2006. It's astounding how backwards our club can be
     
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    At least Oates will be on the otherside of the park.
     
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    Dogs: Kayne Kalache and Fa'amanu Brown drop out.
    Broncos: Xavier Coates drop out.

    That's a bad thing... it means he's up against Isaako.
     
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    In your opinion that is. In my opinion the guy is a park footballer at best. Takes 2 steps before he passes, his passes have more of an arc than the harbour bridge, he looks like he is going to fall when he runs and he takes the wrong option more often than not.
    Yes he can defend and has been better the last 2 weeks but no chance he has been "one of the best or the best player the last 2 weeks". He is just not a first grade player
     
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