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    Majak Daw's return to AFL

    Majak Daw is returning to AFL football this weekend after over 700 days. A remarkable journey back from that tragic incident. Good on him and good on North Melbourne for supporting him through everything. Always good to see something positive for a change.
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    Review The Decade in Review (2010-2019)

    With the closure of another decade, here's a quick snapshot of the decade that was. Record Played: 224 Wins: 100 Losses: 122 Draws: 2 Win %: 45.09% For/against %: 91.72% Finals - 2011, 2014, 2017, 2019 Played: 4 Wins: 0 Losses: 4 For/against %: 59.50 Coaches (Win %): Matthew Knights 2010...
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    Analysis Rebranding

    Rebranding is a good way to reset the club and take the club to a different direction. IMO, this will go a long way to solve our issues. Our state of malaise can be associated with a lack of change. We do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Something as simple as a...
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    Roast What does this club stand for?

    All week, we've heard Woosha and Heppell say that we do not stand for last week's performance. Woosha and our leadership group questioned the whole playing group to ask what we stand for as a team. Fast forward to the second quarter of the following game and we're getting thrashed by a team who...
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    Opinion 2018 Expectations

    There really is no reason that we can't win it next year. Tigers were one of, if not the lowest pressure team in the league last year. Dimma made it clear that he wanted to fix the pressure and defensive aspect of the game. They did exactly that. They had an excellent off season by bringing in...
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    Analysis Midfield, Ruck and On-ball - A bull and some class? Depth ruck?

    Inside mids. Contested players. Clearance. Big bodied. Grunt. In and under. Clean hands and below foot. Plz
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    The Run Home

    Remaining games: Brisbane (ES) 80-20 -8 Collingwood (MCG) 60-40 +37 St Kilda (ES) 50-50 +61 North Melbourne (ES) 60-40 +27 Bulldogs (ES) 50-50 -30 Carlton (MCG) 60-40 +8 Adelaide (ES) 50-50 -43 Gold Coast (Metricon) 50-50 +33 Fremantle (ES) 60-40 +15 How do you see it going? Barring any...
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    Dear Bay 13...

    I am writing an observational report about something very... abnormal, even for the standards of an Essendon person at an off-site location. So abnormal that I can't bring myself to shred it. Very surprising I know, so listen up. Since we have received the mantle of taking care of the precious...
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    Opinion Crucial games in 2017

    Okay the title is a bit misleading, but I'm basically illustrating what a successful season would look like to me. Now I know we're not expecting too much this year, but surely we'll have to come into the season with some standards if we were to make this a successful year. Instead of the usual...
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    Your team in 2017 according to Bigfooty

    So we've heard about what everyone thinks about their own team. So what does bigfooty think about your team? Adelaide: Should contest for the top 4 and could be contenders, but bigfooty thinks that their midfield doesn't run deep enough for them to match it with the best come finals. Haven't...
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    Opinion Positive outcomes of the saga

    Okay we all know the bad that happened and we are finally passed it. But may I say that this is probably the best state that the club has been in since 2004. We are actually assembling a talented side with a goal to achieve something. We have a proven coach that has experience in turning a club...
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    Port requests for Gold Coast to change home guernsey

    So David Koch wants Gold Coast to wear their away guernsey in the China game and threatens to leave Gold Coast out of the China venture if they don't change their stance all because it is the same as China's colours. This is absolute crap from Port. Gold Coast gave up one of their home games so...
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    Matchups from each team that you like/dislike

    So we know that the best teams playing each other is a draw card and this changes throughout the different seasons, but what are your favourite match ups for each team? It could be a particular rivalry, something that entertains you or other personal reasons. Also, what matchups do you...
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    Dilution of Victorian rivalries

    Are we seeing some traditional rivalries die out due to the nationalisation of the competition? Carlton and Collingwood are the prime example. Nowadays, you wouldn't realise that there was any sort of rivalry unless you knew the history of the clubs, even though this was arguably the biggest...
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    Opinion Number 1 pick

    Now that it comes down to Andrew McGrath and Hugh McCluggage, who should we choose? I'm completely in the middle right now. I think that McCluggage should be number 1 based on this year's performance, but who's game translates best into AFL? I'd be happy with both, but I can't shake the...
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    Review 2017 Expectations - Time to reflect

    The real stuff starts now that we know who of the banned players remain. 2016 was surprisingly a fun year with just about zero expectations, but 2017 will have to have some expectations. We can finally become a normal club again with real expectations. No threats of suspension. No slagging it...
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    Bulldogs' culture

    Culture is very important for success in modern football, with the distinct difference between GWS and GC a prime example. The Bulldogs however have built arguably the best culture out of any club, and they are reaping the reward of it now by sitting in a preliminary final. The playing group...
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    Is this the best finals series for a neutral?

    This finals series has to be one of the most entertaining finals series in recent history, unlike the previous years. Hawthorn vs Geelong/Bulldogs Sydney vs GWS/Adelaide Those games were absolutely amazing. Then the individual brilliance in Kennedy last night and Bont on Friday were amazing to...
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    Essendon win...

    The premiership in 2017! Hello Bay. This is the official Essendon win the 2017 premiership fred. Post your melts and salt here. It's going to get real salty. Sitting pretty in the top 4 with a soft draw after 10 rounds will get the juices foaming. Don't say that I didn't warn you. It starts...
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    Opinion Best win for 2016

    What was our best win for the year? Is it the Melbourne win that silenced the critics only 2 rounds in, the Gold Coast win that broke our longest losing streak in history, or the Carlton win that has everyone of us optimistic and excited for 2017? For me, it is very very hard to split the...