2008 in review

Discussion in 'Western Bulldogs' started by AndyD, Sep 20, 2008.

Put it out there
  1. AndyD

    AndyD Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Josh Hill/Dylan Addison
    Most disappointing: Andrejs Everitt
    Most overrated: Robert Murphy
    Most underrated: Gia/Shaggy
    Player to watch for in 09: Shaun Higgins
    Player on the decline in 09: Huddo
    Best game: St. Kilda win (1st)
    Worst game: Carlton loss
    Best moment: Knowing that we had sealed a Top 4 spot after winning in Round 18 after the year we had last year.
    Worst Moment: Johnnos miss against North/ Tommy breaking down before the finals
    Best addition: Timmy Callan
    Last chance: Wayde Skipper/Farrne Ray

    and finally

    Westy in '09?: Not sure after last night, but he has enough credits in the bank for another chance.

    Thoughts?

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  2. Code_Nerd

    Code_Nerd Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Ajax, Arsenal, Canterbury
    Joined:
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    Location:
    Newcastle
    Best Player: Daniel Cross
    Most improved: Dylan Addison
    Most disappointing: Farren Ray
    Most overrated: Gia
    Most underrated: Shaggy
    Player to watch for in 09: Shaun Higgins / Griff
    Player on the decline in 09: Huddo
    Best game: Sydney Final
    Worst game: Carlton loss
    Best moment: Knowing that we had sealed a Top 4 spot after winning in Round 18 after the year we had last year.
    Worst Moment: Prelim
    Best addition: Timmy Callan
    Last chance: Farren Ray / Street
    Westy in '09?: Yes
  3. gs17

    gs17 Debutant

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
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    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Ryan Hargrave
    Most disappointing: Cam Wight
    Most overrated: Scott Welsh
    Most underrated: Gia
    Player to watch for in 09: Tom Williams
    Player on the decline in 09: Huddo
    Best game: Adelaide Rd 1
    Worst game: Hawthorn Final
    Best moment: Johno's 3 goals at the end to beat Adelaide
    Worst Moment: Johnnos miss against North
    Best addition: Timmy Callan
    Last chance: Skipper, Wight

    and finally

    Westy in '09?: Yes
  4. Sgt Slaughter

    Sgt Slaughter Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Joined:
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    Location:
    West of East
    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Hill/Addison
    Most disappointing: Farren Ray
    Most overrated: Johnno
    Most underrated: Gia
    Player to watch for in 09: Our KP Saviour. Boummann...
    Player on the decline in 09: Welsh/Hudson/Johnson/West
    Best game: Sydney Final
    Worst game: Hawthorn Final
    Best moment: Coast to coast goal against Sydney last week
    Worst Moment: All those missed shots at goal last night....
    Best addition: Timmy Callan
    Last chance: Skipper, Wight, Lynch, Stack

    and finally

    Westy in '09?: Probably will, but probably shouldn't
  5. Butane

    Butane Club Legend

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    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Ryan Hargrave
    Most disappointing: Farren Ray
    Most overrated: Nathan Eagleton
    Most underrated: Jarrod Harbrow
    Player to watch for in 09: Andrejs Everitt
    Player on the decline in 09: Brad johnson
    Best game: Round 1 - Adelaide - Hill and Johno's games in a tight win
    Worst game: Hawthorn first final
    Best moment: Johno putting us in front against the Crows
    Worst Moment: Johno failing to win the game after the siren
    Best addition: Ben Hudson
    Last chance: What in 09? Nathan Eagleton
    Westy in '09?: Will play on, would have evened out the clearances last night
  6. Walsh Bay

    Walsh Bay Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Sydney's West
    Best Player: Morris
    Most improved: Addison
    Most disappointing: Jarryd Grant & his injuries
    Most overrated: Akermanis
    Most underrated: Hargrave
    Player to watch for in 09: Ward
    Player on the decline in 09: Hahn
    Has to go: Eagle
    Best game: Sydney win (1st)
    Worst game: Carlton loss
    Best addition: Hudson
    Last chance: Skipper

    Westy in '09?: No, sorry. Thanks champ.
  7. doggyz_rok

    doggyz_rok Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Melbourne
    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Josh Hill
    Most disappointing: Farran Ray
    Most overrated:Nathan Eagleton!
    Most underrated:Matthew Boyd
    Player to watch for in 09: Shaun Higgins
    Player on the decline in 09:Ben Hudson
    Best game: Hawthorn in tassie/Sydeny final
    Worst game: Hawthorn final
    Best moment:Johnno's 300th
    Worst Moment:Putting up with the bloody cats supporters @ skilled
    Best addition:Tim callan
    Last chance: Street
    Westy in '09?:Definatly
  8. Dogs For Premiers

    Dogs For Premiers Draftee

    Western Bulldogs
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    Storm, Cleveland Cavs
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    Location:
    Werribee
    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Josh Hill/Dylan Addison/Tiller
    Most disappointing: Andrejs Everitt
    Most overrated: Johnno
    Most underrated: Shaggy
    Player to watch for in 09: Sam Reid
    Player on the decline in 09: Hudson, Johnson
    Best game: Hawthorn win
    Worst game: Hawthorn loss
    Best moment: Johnno kicking that goal in round 1-seems like years ago
    Worst Moment: Johnns miss against North
    Best addition: Ben Hudson
    Last chance: Farren Ray/Nathan Eagleton
    Westy in '09?: Nope, midfields looking OK without him, wouldnt do him or the club any favours:(
  9. SBI

    SBI All Australian

    Western Bulldogs
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    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Ryan Hargrave
    Most disappointing: Andrejs Everitt
    Most overrated: Ryan Griffen
    Most underrated: Gia
    Player to watch for in 09: Jared Grant
    Player on the decline in 09: Johnson
    Best game: Adelaide win
    Worst game: Carlton loss
    Best moment: Johnno's second half v. Adelaide
    Worst Moment: Johnno's miss against North
    Best addition: Ben Hudson
    Last chance: Farren Ray
    Westy in '09?: Yes
  10. Dancing Douglas

    Dancing Douglas Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Melbourne
    Best Player: Daniel Cross
    Most improved: Dylan Addison
    Most disappointing:Farran Ray
    Most overrated: Scott Welsh
    Most underrated:Dale Morris
    Player to watch for in 09:Callan Ward (Gun!)
    Player on the decline in 09:Ben Hudson
    Best game: Sydney final
    Worst game: Hawthorn final
    Best moment:Johnno's 300th
    Worst Moment:Johnno's miss against the Kanga's
    Best addition:Tim Callan
    Last chance: Wayde Skipper
    Westy in '09?:No
  11. lifelike_

    lifelike_ All Australian

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Melbourne
    Best Player: Daniel Cross
    Most improved: Ryan Hargrave
    Most disappointing: Tom Williams
    Most overrated: Nathan Eagleton
    Most underrated: Ryan Hargrave
    Player to watch for in 09: Ryan Griffen
    Player on the decline in 09: Ben Hudson
    Best game: St Kilda (Round 3)
    Worst game: Hawthorn (Qualifying final)
    Best moment: The round 3 St Kilda game (after quarter time)
    Worst Moment: Both losses to North
    Best addition: Tim Callan
    Last chance: Wayde Skipper

    and finally

    Westy in '09?: No.

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  12. comrade

    comrade Team Captain

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    Melbourne
    Best Player: Daniel Cross
    Most improved: Jarrod Harbrow/Ryan Hargrave
    Most disappointing: Tom Williams
    Most overrated: Nathan Eagleton
    Most underrated: Ryan Hargrave
    Player to watch for in 09: Barry Hall ;) Josh Hill
    Player on the decline in 09: Scott Welsh
    Best game: Brisbane win won me some cash
    Worst game: Hawthorn final/Carlton/North games
    Best moment: Johnson's Round 1 heroics
    Worst Moment: Knowing that we were bending over vs Hawthorn a few weeks ago
    Best addition: Short term: Hudson, Long term: Timmy Callan
    Last chance: Eagleton

    and finally

    Westy in '09?: Yes. Pinch hitting role, will help our kids (Ward, Reid, O'Keefe, Wood etc) develop by playing beside them.
  13. RoyBoyTurnedDog

    RoyBoyTurnedDog Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Melbourne
    Best Player: Cooney/Shaggy (Griffen in finals)
    Most improved:Dylan Addison
    Most disappointing: Andrejs Everitt
    Most overrated: Murphy (pains me to say it)
    Most underrated: Shaggy/Lake
    Player to watch for in 09: Higgins/Harbrow
    Player on the decline in 09: Eagle
    Best game: St. Kilda win (1st)/Sydney final
    Worst game: Carlton loss
    Best moment: Johnno's 4th qtr v Adelaide
    Worst Moment: Johhno's miss v Nth
    Best addition: Timmy Callan
    Last chance: Eagle/Ray

    and finally

    Westy in '09?: Give him another year. There has to be some loyalty left in footy, and he is good enough anyway.
  14. GreyWind

    GreyWind Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    The North
    Best Player: Dale Morris
    Most improved: Dylan Addison
    Most disappointing: Farren Ray
    Most overrated: Scott Welsh
    Most underrated: Dylan Addison
    Player to watch for in 09: Higgins/Harbrow/Hill/Griffen
    Player on the decline in 09: Eagle
    Best game: St. Kilda win (1st)/Sydney final/Hawks win
    Worst game: North/Hawks loses
    Best moment: Johnno's 4th qtr v Adelaide
    Worst Moment: Johhno's miss v Nth
    Best addition: Timmy Callan/Huddo early in the season
    Last chance: Eagle/Ray
    Westy in '09?: Yes
  15. AngeloPetraglia

    AngeloPetraglia Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Melbourne
    Best Player: Coon
    Most improved: Addo
    Most disappointing: Ray
    Most overrated: Eagle
    Most underrated: Gia, Captain (still kicked 50 goals)
    Player to watch for in 09: Missy, Tommy
    Player on the decline in 09: Aker, Eagle
    Best game: Sydney Final
    Worst game: Hawthorn Final
    Best moment: Lake goal, Sydney final
    Worst Moment: Third quarter misses - prelim final
    Best addition: Timmy Callan (performed when it counted)
    Last chance: Farren Ray
    Westy in '09?: Brain - No, Heart - Yes
  16. gilbeegurl

    gilbeegurl Draftee

    Western Bulldogs
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    Posts:
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    Location:
    western 'burbs of melb
    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Dylan Addison
    Most disappointing: Farren Ray
    Most overrated: Scott Welsh
    Most underrated: Shaggy
    Player to watch for in 09: Shaun Higgins
    Player on the decline in 09: Brad Johnson
    Best game: Hawks in Tassie
    Worst game: Hawks in final
    Best moment: Johnno's 300th game, where he was an absolute star
    Worst Moment: Final siren against the cats
    Best addition: Timmy Callan
    Last chance: Nathan Eagleton
    and finally

    Westy in '09?: Yes, a role coming off the bench

    Thoughts?
  17. soupaman

    soupaman Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Wheelers Hill
    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Josh Hill/Dylan Addison/Adam Cooney/Ryan Hargrave/Will Minson (All candidates, winner not in bold based on where they came from (The first three were the main candidates))Most disappointing: Andrejs Everitt and to a lesser extent Mcdougall, his finish to last year had me hoping.
    Most overrated: Brad Johnson? Hard to say. I don't think our players get talked up that much in the media unless they have become very good players, which means they wouldn't be overrated.
    Most underrated: Harbrow, Addison (By everyone else), Shaggy
    Player to watch for in 09: Williams (if fit), otherwise Ryan Griffen (I expect him to step up with Cooney)
    Player on the decline in 09: Johnson
    Best game: St. Kilda and Adelaide wins.
    Worst game: Carlton, North and Hawthorn losses
    Best moment: Brain Lake's goal vs Sydney, Griffens goal vs Sydney, Higgins & Akermanis' goals vs Geelong, Cooney getting down to $7? for the Brownlow, when I got on at $101
    Worst Moment: Johnnos misses against North, realiing Hawthorn were going to smash us, Addison going down, Tommygun getting injured again
    Best addition: Ben Hudson (Apologies to Tim Callan)
    Last chance: Wayde Skipper, Farren Ray, Eagleton (Only because I think other players will begin to overtake him, so its his last chance to achieve success with the club before he becomes a backup player or retires gracefully.

    and finally

    Westy in '09?: Unsure. IF he and the fitness staff reckon he can take another season, he probably deserves it.

  18. a_mac

    a_mac Draftee

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Hoppers Crossing
    Best Player: Adam Cooney
    Most improved: Jarrod Harbrow
    Most disappointing: Ray
    Most overrated: Eagleton
    Most underrated: Morris
    Player to watch for in 09: Jarrad Grant
    Player on the decline in 09: Welsh
    Best game: Hawthorn (Tassie)
    Worst game: Hawthorn (finals)
    Best moment: Johno winning the game in Round 1
    Worst Moment: Higgins doing his ankle, Williams breaking down before finals.
    Best addition: Timmy Callan
    Last chance: Skipper/Ray/Eagleton
  19. GoDoggies

    GoDoggies BFSC Gold

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Melbourne
    Best Player: Cooney
    Most improved: Hargrave
    Most disappointing: Ray and Everitt
    Most overrated: Eagleton
    Most underrated: Giansiracusa
    Player to watch for in 09: Harbrow and Grant
    Player on the decline in 09: Hudson
    Best game: Sydney Final
    Worst game: Hawks Final
    Best moment: Griffen goal in Swans final, Lake mark Minson goal in Tigers game, Cooney Brownlow
    Worst Moment: Williams injuries
    Best addition: Tim Callan
    Last chance: Skipper, Wight, Eagleton
  20. Libba39

    Libba39 Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Murrumbeena
    Best Player: Cross
    Most improved: Addison
    Most disappointing: Everitt
    Most overrated: Gia
    Most underrated: Morris
    Player to watch for in 09: Okeefe
    Player on the decline in 09: Johnno
    Best game: Brisbane at MCG (for pure demolition)
    Worst game: Hawthorn (finals)
    Best moment: Johnno's 3 goals v Adelaide
    Worst Moment: Murph repeatedly kicking into the man on the mark in the prelim
    Best addition: Callan / Hudson
    Last chance: Welsh
  21. inflames1919

    inflames1919 Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
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    Best Player: Cooney
    Most improved: Harbrow, Hargrave, Addison
    Most disappointing: Ray, Everitt
    Most overrated: Gia
    Most underrated: Harbrow
    Player to watch for in 09: Griffen, Higgins, Grant, Ward
    Player on the decline in 09: Johnno, Welsh
    Best game: Smashing the Hawks in Tassie
    Worst game: Losing to the Kangas after Johnnos miss.
    Best moment: Cooneys Brownlow, Johnnos 300th
    Worst Moment: Seeing Williams go down :(
    Best addition: Callan
    Last chance: Wight, Skipper
  22. itchyrichie

    itchyrichie Draftee

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Melbourne
    Best Player: Cooney
    Most improved: Addison
    Most disappointing: Ray (season) / Welsh (finals campaign)
    Most overrated: Jono
    Most underrated: Hargrave
    Player to watch for in 09: Griffen / Williams
    Player on the decline in 09: Eagleton
    Best game: Brisbane at the G
    Worst game: Hawthorn final
    Best moment: Cooney's brownlow
    Worst Moment: Tom Williams injury / Westy's departure
    Best addition: Huddo / Callan
    Last chance: Skipper / Eagleton / Wight
  23. jazzadogs

    jazzadogs Team Captain

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    Blackburn
    Best Player:COOOOON
    Most improved: Addison. Great season.
    Most disappointing: Andrejs Everitt. Didnt expect much of Ray, so didnt disappoint.
    Most overrated: Gia. This season was better though.
    Most underrated: The backline. By the media at large, the entire team, particularly Coon.
    Player to watch for in 09:Williams. Hopefully our eyes arent concentrated on the medical room. Griff will explode (back to back Bulldog Brownlows :p) and Ward will feature prominently
    Player on the decline in 09: Aker
    Best game: Johnnos 300th/Sydney semi
    Worst game: Hawthorn final
    Best moment: Coon's Brownlow/Johnnos 300th/Swans semi/last 3min of Tigers draw
    Worst Moment: Hearing that Westy had been delisted. Hearing he'd retired would have been slightly more pleasant. The prelim final loss is up there as well.
    Best addition: Hudson was more important. Callan was a better player.
    Last chance: Im confused. Is this on their last chance next year, or used up their last chance? Used up has been confirmed, next year would be Eagle, Skipper (only 1yr contract).
  24. Higgo07

    Higgo07 Draftee

    Western Bulldogs
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    Location:
    West Footscray
    Best Player: Cross
    Most improved: Aker
    Most disappointing: Ray (season) - get rid of him!
    Most overrated: Ray
    Most underrated: Hargrave
    Player to watch for in 09: Higgins of course!!!
    Player on the decline in 09: Eagleton
    Best game: St Kilda win (1st one)
    Worst game: Carlton and North Meblourne (1st) losses
    Best moment: Cooney's brownlow and Griffen's goal in first game against the Saints!
    Worst Moment: Tom Williams injury / Westy's departure
    Best addition: Huddo / Callan
    Last chance: Skipper / Eagleton / Wight


    and I had to add one

    Most exciting: Will MINSON!!!!
  25. Tom Fraser

    Tom Fraser Draftee

    Western Bulldogs
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    Liverpool
    Joined:
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    Posts:
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    Location:
    Woodend
    Best player:cooney and cross
    most improved:addison and harbrow
    most disappointing:ray, street, everitt
    most overrated:welsh, johnno
    most underrated:cross, hargrave
    player to watch in 09:higgins and griffen
    player to decline in 09:huddo and eagleton
    best game:saints rd3, hawks in tassie, swans semi
    worst game:carlton loss, 1st final
    best moment:cooney brownlow, johnno 3 goals against adelaide, announcing ray is gonna get traded:d
    worst moment:williams injury, prelim loss, westy gone
    best addition:timmy callan and huddo
    last chance:skipper,eagleton,wight