Toast Josh Dunkley

Golden_6

Premiership Player
Aug 15, 2014
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He’d be worth at least a top 10 pick if he was on the market right now. Maybe steak knives as well. Doubt Mills would command that but haven’t followed him closely.
Dunks is at the stage where he value is 2 first round picks. He will be up there with Cripps & Oliver for the best contested player in the competition for the next decade. The best part is that his form is sustainable, it's built around hardness and work rate. It's not like he's just having a purple patch IMO.
 

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JAMES_B_101

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Jul 23, 2011
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Always saw it in him to be our 2nd most important mid outside of Bont and in a fairly similar age bracket. His height and contested game gels perfectly and allows Bonts to get the ball a bit more on the spread where he can cut teams up. Now I understand Macrae is still number 2 but I think Dunkley is matching him in performance at the moment and is playing a more important role. Ridiculous that we have all three of them at once complimenting each other perfectly.
 

The Inbetweener

Premiership Player
Nov 25, 2011
3,361
3,338
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Western Bulldogs
Well worth a listen on the Dogs podcast. Said Sydney told him they wouldn’t go into deficit for him, so he knew if he got picked before 28 (think that was the number) they wouldn’t match it
 

AFDogs

Premiership Player
Sep 9, 2014
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His dad said pretty much the same thing on open Mike the other day
That was an interesting watch. Mike spoke about Josh almost double what he did about Andrew's other children, who are also extremely successful athletes. Could see Andrew getting slightly grumpy throughout.

Pretty much, Josh is one of the most focussed and driven young athletes in Australia.
 

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_M_16_

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Nov 26, 2009
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Well worth a listen on the Dogs podcast. Said Sydney told him they wouldn’t go into deficit for him, so he knew if he got picked before 28 (think that was the number) they wouldn’t match it
Tell that to Sydney fans. Every forum and place I have seen on this topic. Sydney fans go into this aggressive rant about how the Dunkleys told them not to bother drafting them, "so that's why Sydney didn't and the Dunkleys are pricks who should stop telling lies"
 

AFDogs

Premiership Player
Sep 9, 2014
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Tell that to Sydney fans. Every forum and place I have seen on this topic. Sydney fans go into this aggressive rant about how the Dunkleys told them not to bother drafting them, "so that's why Sydney didn't and the Dunkleys are pricks"
Yeah, "don't bother drafting my son", next minute Josh never gets drafted and plays AFL and it's his dads fault. Find that hard to believe.
 

stefoid

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Mar 8, 2002
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you have to hand it to dalrymple. He wanted dunkley and was prepared to spend out first rounder to get him, which would have been seemingly way over the odds, so we manufactured a split with carlton to get a 2 for 1 deal. I wonder if that was our idea or carltons?

would have been amazing if our bonus collins had worked out.
 

100action

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 18, 2009
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Club seriously needs to look into the work that Dunks, Bont and Croz did in the US over the summer break. All having career best and AA quality seasons. Whatever they did has worked a treat, send the whole list over!
This reminds me of the camps Brady, amendola and Edelman do together on bradys ranch near Yellowstone over their season breaks.
 

Zgope1

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Jul 13, 2012
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Amazed at the player he's become. I foresaw a Ben Cunnington style. He covers the ground better. Lays damaging, turnover-creating tackles. He's like a bigger version of Jack Viney when he's at his best. Psychopath that can get out and spread.
 

fpcookie

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Oct 9, 2013
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Amazed at the player he's become. I foresaw a Ben Cunnington style. He covers the ground better. Lays damaging, turnover-creating tackles. He's like a bigger version of Jack Viney when he's at his best. Psychopath that can get out and spread.
Clean but hard player. Not like Viney who is a filthy cheap shotting sniper.
 

Substance

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Aug 6, 2012
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Clean but hard player. Not like Viney who is a filthy cheap shotting sniper.
Cunnington too. Our players have always played the ball first under bevo. That's one of the things I love most about our prelim win, GWS went the man instead of the ball many times, and it failed.

It's what I call faux toughness. Ziebell choosing to bump cloke in 2017, instead of smothering the ball. Cloke got his ribs broken, but the ball went to libba and through for a goal. Real toughness is putting your body on the line like dale morris did in the grand final, when he smothered one of kennedys shots on goal.
 
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