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What if we have another bad start to the season?

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by AlzzBulldog, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. 2144superman

    2144superman Kennel Enthusiast

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    You definitely hit the nail on the head bro. The club should be looking to surround Dean Pay with the best possible coaching and football staff to continue his progression.
     
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  2. Foxer

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    Gotta love the knives already being sharpened amongst ‘supporters’ on this forum.

    This year’s all about improvement, let’s no set the bar too high. Realistically I think we can nudge the 8 this year, anywhere thereabouts (~11th and above) will be a pass mark with all things considered. If our spine can gel early, along with more improvement from our youngsters, then we could jag a spot in the 8.

    Unless we’re sitting in the bottom 3 or 4 come round 10 then I don’t see much pressure being on Pays job.
     
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  3. Howard Moon

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    It'd not going to happen so don't worry about it :grinning:
     
  4. Foxer

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    Rubbish. All reports from those inside the tent paint a very different picture.

    Dollars on offer for players chasing a new contract or top up. Plenty of incentive
     
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  5. btrainben

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    Even if we had another poor start to the season and the club decided to move on for next year, I don't see him getting sacked before the end of the year.
     
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  6. bullanth

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    I agree with u but let's at least try to put a positive spin on things,
     
  7. Natboy II

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    You’re definitely not a miserable prick then mate. Most of us want to start the season well but the death riding by some on here is incredible
     
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    4 of the football department staff were let go last year, so I don’t think we can say that either the board or the coach haven’t acted on the football department staff where required. Pay publicly stated he had nothing to do with the changes as well.
     
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    All reports!! Try a different tent my friend.Tell me how you get unity in a team when some know they won’t be there next year and some are fighting for spots which won’t be there
     
  10. Noeasyday

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    It's a results driven game, as much as Pay deserves some latitude for taking over the reins at a low point with minimal wiggle room, if the results aren't where they should be he will be under pressure.
    The definition of what the results should look like with the cattle available is one for debate.
    We have at best a fringe 8 team on paper. The back end of last year the squad showed a lot of heart, trust in one another and busted themselves for the jersey. That has to be the bare minimum level to start the year.
    We also showed we struggle to score points and capitalise on opportunity.
    The squad pass mark for me is to show the same tenacity in defense as late last year, to show improvement in attack and increased composure in the attacking zone.
    We were in a similar position this time last year, coming off a strong finish to the previous season, plenty of optimism, then Pay moved players from left to right side of the field, breaking up promising combinations and having players starting from scratch. A similar thing is happening again this year which is concerning.
    Eels, Cowboys, Tigers, Sharks and Rabbits in the first 5 rounds is a difficult start to the season, we need to win 2 to 3 of these games to get the confidence up.
     
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    Precisely one of the reasons why apart from Thompson no 2021 announcements have been made (the cynics will say because there’s no further signings, but I don’t necessarily agree with that). And the Thompson announcement is likely because someone else has already signalled their intent to leave after 2020. The club aren’t stupid...
     
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  12. Big M

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    Of course he didn’t
     
  13. btrainben

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    Can't we entertain the possibility that we start the season well instead?
     
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    I wasn’t suggesting either way, was merely pointing out what he said publicly.
     
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    Every off contract member of our squad has an opportunity to be here next year. Perform to a standard and demonstrate the right attitude and an offer will be tabled.

    We unveiled a slew of re-signatures late last year proving that we’ll look after our own if merited.

    And if you look at the list of players we released, you can’t say any of them deserved a contract beyond last season.
     
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    You saying my misses has been lying to me all this time, wait till she gets home.
     
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    They are competitive professional athletes though and not contestants on the bachelor.
    It gives them a great opportunity to fight for their spots and is very different to when the whole team was being shopped around because of our cap mismanagement
     
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    It was a hypothetical question.. a few people in here have trouble reading it appears..

    The question wasn't , how do you think we are going to start or how do you think we will go..

    it was if we go bad then what.. ffs
     
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    Lol we have the squad to do well.....we have a mediocre team that lacks creativity mongrel and a half back that can direct the team...our team simply lacks quality
     
  20. GoTheDoggies

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    We need a crisis plan for the Kennel. A step by step guide so this place doesn't go into meltdown and call for mass sackings
     
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