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  1. Mofra

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    AFL academy peeps saying that Jack Viney is the toughest kid that has come through the program, West probably second. That's huge.

    West does need to work on his tank a little but given his dad's commitment to training it won't be an issue.
     

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  2. Bodicifer

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    Yeah what's going on there? He looks the same size as Morro
     
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    Serious weapon if he keeps his burst.
     
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  4. Lindsay_Gilbee

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    Have a mate who attends every training available, Crozier the real standout outside of the usual suspects.
     
  5. House_of_Dahl

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    Might be most excited to see Richards development tbh.
     
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    Daniel had post season knee clean out and only just returned to running so this makes sense
     
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    Pre-season in a nutshell
    It's been a stay-the-course approach at Whitten Oval. An unchanged coaching panel, albeit with several assistants re-deployed into different roles, has largely trusted the training processes of recent seasons. Evergreen defender Dale Morris hasn't missed a beat with the 35-year-old setting standards along with fellow veteran Liam Picken. A welcome sight on the track, Picken was back early with the first-to-four-year players despite entering his 10th season and missing the entire 2018 campaign due to concussion issues. Marcus Bontempelli, Josh Dunkley and Mitch Wallis have also been standouts, with the latter and Jackson Trengove becoming part of a six-man leadership group.

    Injury list
    Bailey Dale:
    After missing the second half of 2018 following a stress injury to the navicular bone in his foot, Dale has been diligent this off-season focusing on his recovery. He is back running and progressing nicely and could join the main group at training within the next fortnight.

    Caleb Daniel: The midfielder required post-season surgery to clean up cartilage in his knee. Has resumed running and is expected to progress his training load in the lead-up to the Christmas period.

    Billy Gowers: The Bulldogs' 2018 leading goalkicker has been limited to running after a car accident that fractured his wrist. He will integrate back into football-based work over the next few weeks.

    Jason Johannisen: Renowned for his power running from half-back, the 26-year-old had a minor operation to address a hip injury that he managed through the back end of the season. He will gradually build his training loads into next year.

    Liam Picken: After not playing a game in 2018 through concussion symptoms, Picken continues to have persistent headaches but to a lower level and remains in a non-contact training model. Further testing is a necessity before progressing back into full training.

    Lukas Webb: The 22-year-old sustained a rare compression injury to a bone in the upper back area of his spine, requiring specialists in his recovery. Although he is back doing low-level running, he is still in a neck brace for the next two months before further scans will determine the next step.

    Just Do It, Bont
    Marcus Bontempelli ticked a special box in the off-season when he trained at the Nike centre in Portland and a college in San Diego. The experience was shared with former NRL player Valentine Holmes. - Paul Bastin
    Where's your club at? Pre-season plans, injuries and more
     
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    Josh Dunkley was also with Bont at Nike.
     
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    Yeah he is the one I like the look of the most I think
     
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    Deadset gun! I see a bit of Picko in him, but with more pace and class, super exciting
     
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    Picken still with headaches? His brain is trying to tell him something, seriously, he needs to think of hs future
     

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    Didn't know about JJs hip, sounds like a pretty limited preseason coming up for him - hope he can get up to speed!
     
  13. Mantis Toboggan

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    Totally agree. I’d love to see him run out in the red, white and blue...but I’d love him to look after his future more.

    No need to be a hero and ruin his life.
     
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    Hey guys sorry for the early fantasy footy question haha couldn't found a specific thread

    Anyways just on Macrae, can someone explain to me why he doesn't get tagged often?

    Is it because he's not seen as being damaging or just opposition coaches haven't caught on how good Macrae is yet? Or perhaps does someone else at the bulldogs get the tag ahead of Macrae?
     
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    People tend to try to tag Bont or JJ first. JJ is more susceptible to it, but Bont is obviously the key to our success.

    I think Macrae is a little under rated, but also more difficult to take out of the game, so perhaps people put their attention elsewhere....
     
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    Good luck trying. It doesn't work, he's a monster and will still rack up his 30 possessions whilst you lose/waste a player that's trying to tag him.
     
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    Not quite as damaging as Bont and JJ
     
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    Similar to Gaff really, he just runs too hard & he's a two-way runner. Taggers generally can't match it, or at least sustain it
     
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    Late in the year birthday- so he entered the AFL system younger than anyone else.
     
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    Late in the year birthday- so he entered the AFL system younger than anyone else.
     
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    Listed as 187cm but I reckon hes closer to 190cm. Pretty excited about him.
     
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    Bailey Williams is the one I'll be keeping a close eye on.

    Great to hear Crozier is killing it. He has been a perfect fit with us and seems to love the club already. Great pick up.

    Can't believe JJ is 26!
     
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    Once Crozier recovered from his leg injury against GWS, i actually thought he was one of our best players of the season.
    His ability to interpret across half back and have a booming kick really help springboard us
     
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    He's on 198 isn't he? Give him two more games somehow. Given he was our player of the finals series in 2016 he should get life membership anyway.
     
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    Play him up forward one out. Who's going to match up on him??? He can take a screamer, scrap on the ground, one on one...probably kick 6 a game (I'm getting carried away but why not throw him down there for a couple)
     
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    I genuinely hope Picken doesn’t play. It would be genuinely traumatic for all concerned if he had another bad head knock.
     
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