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Graham named captain.

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The decision to overlook Trent Hodkinson for the Canterbury captaincy has raised further questions about the off-contract playmaker's future at the club.

The Bulldogs officially announced Great Britain international James Graham will replace Michael Ennis as Canterbury captain for its 2015 campaign at its season launch at Curzon Hall on Tuesday night.
 

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Poor start to the year... Injuries/suspensions/ Origin has hammered us this year YET we are somehow 8th! We definitely have the team to make a run!!
 

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The Dogs also seem seem to have gone to a much more attacking and adventurous (relatively speaking) brand of footy in recent weeks, too. And it's working for them.
 

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Got my member's pack in the mail on Friday. Will be interesting to see how we go without Hodkinson this year. I think we will miss finals this year.
 

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Awesome performance last night.. The forwards ran hard and straight and completely dominated the ruck. Josh and Moses look like a fantastic halves combo.

I'm sensing a big year from the Doggies:thumbsu:
 

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Awesome performance last night.. The forwards ran hard and straight and completely dominated the ruck. Josh and Moses look like a fantastic halves combo.

I'm sensing a big year from the Doggies:thumbsu:

Will be something special if we make finals after losing Hodkinson now Brett Morris for four months but a great start. Go Doggies.
 

moto748

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Hodkinson never was all that. The guy you have now is better than him.
 

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Fantastic after the siren win. Young Holland will never forget his debut, the kid's as cool as a cucumber..what a kick !!
 

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We are in a really good position with Brett Morris now back and the SOO almost done. Keeping a lid on things but I think we could go deep into September.
 

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raskolnikov

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Disappointing finish to the season. In the top 4 a couple of weeks ago and now playing an away elimination final. Panthers should beat us.
 

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Word around is that Aaron Woods has signed for us. Really happy if this is the case as he is one of my favourite opposition players.
 

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If the reported $1m a season is accurate then you are more than welcome to him. He is worth nowhere near that amount of money- particularly after his not overly fantastic start to the season.
 

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Watching these guys this year, they need to either re-do their rosters or do something with their attack.

They only have one way to beat teams and that is make/hope the other side play like absolute shite.
 

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Following on from Mal Meninga's greatest Raiders team of all time I thought I would have a go at naming my best Bulldogs team from my time of following the game (circa 1978).

Greg Brentnall
Steve Gearin
Chris Mortimer
Peter Mortimer
Hazem El Masri
Terry Lamb
Steve Mortimer
Paul Langmack
James Graham
Steve Price
Dean Pay
George Peponis
Peter Tunks

Reserves:

Andrew Farrar
Craig Polla-Mounter
Steve Folkes
Darren Britt

Dominated by players from the 80s but it shows how great that team was. Could easily replace Britt with Peter Kelly too. Premiership in 80, 84, 85 and 88. Man it was glorious being a Bulldogs and Bombers fan in the 80s.
 
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The Bulldogs will take the extraordinary step of having two reserve grade teams next year as the club moves to bring all its pathways systems back in house.

The Bulldogs will share its second-tier players between its own Canterbury side as well as Mounties in the NSW Cup as they honour a pre-existing relationship.

Canterbury, who won the title as a stand-alone team in 2018, have one year left on its arrangement with Mounties to act as its feeder side Cup side but it is understood the club will bring its reserve grade side to again play under the Bulldogs umbrella alone in 2023.

“Bringing back our reserve grade side to Belmore is something that was very important to both the board and all of our fans, and we are delighted that we have been able to achieve this for next season,” Bulldogs chairman John Khoury said. “The decision will be beneficial in that it will allow us to create a full pathway from juniors all the way through to the NRL, and the NSW Cup side will be a vital part of that going forward.”

The parties joined together this season with ex-Bulldog Mick Potter coaching the Covid-19 interrupted season.

Bulldogs head of football Phil Gould took a similar in-house stance during his time at the Panthers.

When Gould arrived at Penrith the club had been sending their reserve grade players to Windsor. He ended that arrangement at the end of 2013. Penrith won the reserve grade title the next season.

“We have a rich history of success at reserve grade level and that has always flowed through to the NRL,” Khoury said. “Our aim is to create depth and competition, and to return to being a club that develops its own players and brings them through the system.

“We want to return to creating a winning culture here at Belmore, and we believe that this will be another step in the right direction in regard to getting there.

“We will continue to partner with Mounties to provide support for their team in 2022, through the provision of players.

“We thank both Mounties and the NSWRL for working with us to achieve this, and we look forward to seeing our players run out in Bulldogs colours this coming season.“
 

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