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    What They're Saying - The Bulldogs Media Thread - Part 3

    If it’s against Melbourne it will most likely be the clubs biggest home and away crowd, which is the ideal way to start a season. On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
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    Strategy Trade and List management Thread Part 4 (opposition supporters - READ posting rules before posting)

    The reality it doesn’t matter where English sees himself, because right now I’m certain no club in the league would view him as their number one ruck. It’s not as simple as English becoming more aggressive in the ruck ,which is actually a very difficult thing to change but it’s his complete...
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    Strategy Trade and List management Thread Part 4 (opposition supporters - READ posting rules before posting)

    The list is definitely stronger now than it was before the trade period, the impact O'Brien will have will surprise a few. The logic I hope for next year is to stick with Sweet as the number one ruck which he's capable of doing, but the risk of going back to English or hoping Martin's body...
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    Strategy Trade and List management Thread Part 4 (opposition supporters - READ posting rules before posting)

    Has the club in recent years legitimately gone after a ruck other than Martin?
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    Strategy Trade and List management Thread Part 4 (opposition supporters - READ posting rules before posting)

    I just went watched the end of the third again for the first time and the three late goals Melbourne got from centre clearances weren’t a ruck issue they were all Libba’s fault. He was playing as the anchor and got sucked in without impacting the ball. If they could fix this issue even without...
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    News Welcome to the Bulldogs, Tim O'Brien

    Crozier's very good at coming third up to spoil, but he's not at all reliable when comes to intercept marking.
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    News Welcome to the Bulldogs, Tim O'Brien

    Since Wood lost his spring, the side’s lacked the third tall intercepting type which is exactly what O’Beien is. It gives the backline the right balance now and probably pushes Wood out to the fringe. On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
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    Strategy Trade and List management Thread Part 4 (opposition supporters - READ posting rules before posting)

    This is the year for a fire sale on the fringe players, they’re not going to take the team forward. The second half of the list needs a new make up, at the moment it’s too mature I’d rather see some athletic talls who are a few years off taking up the bottom end and some dynamic players on the...
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    News Lewis Young requests trade to Carlton

    It's the right decision for Young to leave, a lack of intensity and not being given a run of games have led to him not coming on as much as expected after his first season. He has a very high ceiling if he could put it all together and would be best used as a third tall defender, he's definitely...
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    Autopsy Post 2021 Grand Final Western Bulldogs game review, the good the bad and the ugly, come talk about it here!

    The reality was if the team kicks 2 more goals in the third the games done, you don't come back 5 down late in the third of a grand final. There's plenty to be learned from the last quarter and a half but there's a huge risk in overplaying it's relevance going forward. Plenty of teams have had...
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    Autopsy Post 2021 Grand Final Western Bulldogs game review, the good the bad and the ugly, come talk about it here!

    Whatever happens next year it won't be the same as this year, there's no point planning for what Melbourne are right now. When you go deep in September you only need a few small improvements and tweaks. In 2010 Geelong were blown off the park by Collingwood in the prelim, lose Ablett, change up...
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    Opinion Your preferred midfield makeup

    Give Melbourne a sub standard ruckmen and then see how their midfield goes. You can afford to run forwards of the ball in the centre when you generally win the hit outs. Geelong and Collingwood won flags largely due to getting a competent ruckman. Without a competitive ruckman you go into...
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    Autopsy Post 2021 Grand Final Western Bulldogs game review, the good the bad and the ugly, come talk about it here!

    30 is the equivalent of what 33 used to be these days. Bont’s 25 now so he’s not going to be 27 next footy season. Other than Martin, Wood and maybe Duyrea you would expect the rest of last nights 22 to be playing footy still in 2024, but the bulk of the 2016 core will still be playing in the...
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    Autopsy Post 2021 Grand Final Western Bulldogs game review, the good the bad and the ugly, come talk about it here!

    It’s disappointing, but because of 2016 it doesn’t feel anywhere near as bad as all of those prelim losses. I’m confident this was the first of many opportunities to come over the coming years. There wasn’t one area of the ground this year that looked like the finished product. On iPhone...
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    Game Day TOTAL DEECOMBOBULATION - 2021 AFL Grand Final - Footscray v Melbourne - Let's make it 1954 all over again

    Vandermeer as the sub was the right choice On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app