JLT2 vs Saints

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It's a problem that needs to be looked at IMO. He's too good to not play but I'm not sure the wing is suited to him especially if we have a guy like Macrae lining up on the other wing. I feel like Macrae does his best work inside the centre bounces.

We need more attacking players lining up on either side of the ground to get the ball inside 50 quickly into dangerous spots.
I think we should delist him once his contract runs out tbh. He definitely makes us a worse team. We could replace him with Brad Lynch who can kick the ball a lot further.
 

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MD have loved your work for a long time but I am going to have to put you om the ignore list now Your just rambling and rambling now mate Anyway that is my opinion and it means Jack so let it be
Anyone who doesnt have MD on ignore by now is a masochist. all he does it ramble narcissistically. The problem is, half the posts in every thread are of people arguing with him so just ignoring him doesnt completely solve the problem.
 

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In a nutshell you've hit the hammer-----exact same game plan which in 2015/16 worked a treat. Now the game has changed dramatically from the frenetic short quick handballs rebounding out of def 50. But Bevo, we all love him for bringing us a second flag, but this year must be a double figure amount in the Win column...if not then a review, alas Richmond 2016, Collingwood 2017, and Saints last year must be done at seasons end.

What disappoints me, and what gave me high hopes for a top 8 finish was the last four games of 2018--we went 3-1 (should have beaten Richmond), but also the way we attacked the ball and played with more direct kicking as opposed to overuse of handballing, which if you stuff up costs you big time.

..l.
One thing is certain. Bevo is going to get caned either way if we continue losing. That's probably fair enough, mind you, especially if you're the obdurate "my way or the highway" sort of coach that Bev is.

Some blame him for sticking with a game plan that's no longer relevant and applicable. Others blame him for changing the game plan straight after winning a flag.

So which one is it?
 
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As none of his know him personally, but he seems like a stubborn coach. He persists with playing the group in multiple roles, which is good to cover injuries etc, but when it is plainly clear that the new role, for eg. Wood as a forward last year, fails dismally, it not only costs the team but robs that player of the confidence he had (HBF/Rebounder)----Wood is half the player he was 3 years ago, injuries have taken a toll but so has the failed experiment. Watching him yesterday, he played on Gresham most of the time and often gave him 20-30 metres goal side space and it looked like he couldn't care less. We have to start or at least try in the early rounds to play all our defenders man to man. Like I said earlier, we give up more goals from opposing fwds marking mainly uncontested for the past two seasons-----and its Bevo's persistence with wanting to have his defenders play 5-15 in front of their direct opponent.
 

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Obdurate: 1- hard-hearted or stubborn. 2- refusing to repent.

Once again dog-watch another trip to the dictionary after one of your posts, i am almost chase ready and it's
all thanks to your posts. My brain swelled for a minute there, but sadly it's only for a minute.
 

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As none of his know him personally, but he seems like a stubborn coach. He persists with playing the group in multiple roles, which is good to cover injuries etc, but when it is plainly clear that the new role, for eg. Wood as a forward last year, fails dismally, it not only costs the team but robs that player of the confidence he had (HBF/Rebounder)----Wood is half the player he was 3 years ago, injuries have taken a toll but so has the failed experiment. Watching him yesterday, he played on Gresham most of the time and often gave him 20-30 metres goal side space and it looked like he couldn't care less. We have to start or at least try in the early rounds to play all our defenders man to man. Like I said earlier, we give up more goals from opposing fwds marking mainly uncontested for the past two seasons-----and its Bevo's persistence with wanting to have his defenders play 5-15 in front of their direct opponent.
I’m a Bevo fan but I can’t tolerate his ruck rotations
 

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Do we try Trengove back english ruck and bite the bullet and throw Naughty forward? That way we have two rucks in the team without touching Naughty/Schache or the smalls which is a bonus.
 

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Do we try Trengove back english ruck and bite the bullet and throw Naughty forward? That way we have two rucks in the team without touching Naughty/Schache or the smalls which is a bonus.
Seems good in theory but Trengove was absolutely horrible in defence last year. He’s almost the dumbest smart footballer I’ve seen.
 

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Do we try Trengove back english ruck and bite the bullet and throw Naughty forward? That way we have two rucks in the team without touching Naughty/Schache or the smalls which is a bonus.
I'm pretty keen on that. I honestly feel like Naughton is our best KPD now, but we need to face the reality that we may never recruit the KPF we really need, and he is arguably now the best defender and best forward on our list. While he may be better in defence, it might be best for the team that he spends the season up forward learning the craft, then we look to recruit a KPD in the off-season. Surely with enough money thrown his way, David Astbury can be convinced to move over through free agency (replacing Naughton/Morris). Richmond would struggle to match anything within their cap, and he would fill a desperate need for KPPs
 

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As none of his know him personally, but he seems like a stubborn coach. He persists with playing the group in multiple roles, which is good to cover injuries etc, but when it is plainly clear that the new role, for eg. Wood as a forward last year, fails dismally, it not only costs the team but robs that player of the confidence he had (HBF/Rebounder)----Wood is half the player he was 3 years ago, injuries have taken a toll but so has the failed experiment. Watching him yesterday, he played on Gresham most of the time and often gave him 20-30 metres goal side space and it looked like he couldn't care less. We have to start or at least try in the early rounds to play all our defenders man to man. Like I said earlier, we give up more goals from opposing fwds marking mainly uncontested for the past two seasons-----and its Bevo's persistence with wanting to have his defenders play 5-15 in front of their direct opponent.


we lack leg speed and pressure i50 and that means teams can exit without much pressure and are able to hit targets.
 
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Direct opponent, have not heard that one for a long time. Perhaps it should be the player standing nearest to the
patch of grass they are occupying.
surely sarcassim; but not sure if you know that even in 2019 as a defender you must mind your man first-- not ball watch 20mtrs off you direct opponent
 

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Why not Fletcher Roberts?
Game seems to have gone past him unfortunately. The limited games he played last year he failed to impress, and didn't even come into consideration for JLT. Would be nice if he was able to get himself back into the side as a KPD, allowing Naughton to swing forward while not suffering such a big loss in defence
 
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Do we try Trengove back english ruck and bite the bullet and throw Naughty forward? That way we have two rucks in the team without touching Naughty/Schache or the smalls which is a bonus.

I agree with Trengove to the backline

We need a bigger unit at centre half back

If we continue to play the zone we need taller players to make ground and punch

Unfortunately Cordy is up against bigger and stronger opponents

We need to get Cordy on the 3 or 4 forward someone more his size

I would also bring in Lewis Young and Fletcher Roberts to help out in the backline

Then we can leave Aaron Naughton forward with Josh Schache

Tim English and Jordon Sweet ruck

St. Kilda were to big and to strong for us

Time to structure up
 

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Are Supergoals no longer a part of the preseason games, or is it just that has nobody from any team has kicked one this year?
 

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surely sarcassim; but not sure if you know that even in 2019 as a defender you must mind your man first-- not ball watch 20mtrs off you direct opponent
Yes bit of sarcasm or maybe an overall dissatisfaction with the state of modern football or maybe a bit of both.
 

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Anyone who doesnt have MD on ignore by now is a masochist. all he does it ramble narcissistically. The problem is, half the posts in every thread are of people arguing with him so just ignoring him doesnt completely solve the problem.
More like half the posts literally are him. I checked this thread during each break, and every second post was him and his narcissistic stupidity. That dude really needs to get outside more.
As you say, ignoring doesn't solve the problem because there's always that group of like 10 people who don't ignore him, and those people see literally nothing but his posts so they end up arguing.
 
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