Preview Round 21: Western Bulldogs vs Essendon, Docklands, Sunday 8/08/2021 @ 3:20 PM

Do we break the curse?


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The Unicorn

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Jul 25, 2021
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After how they've beaten us in the past. And that whole Dunkley debacle. I seriously hope we have pencilled this one in and treat this like a final. How good would it be to see Stringer kick a bag and Cox to outshine the Bont as the future of the competition! Im excited.
 

MiguelM

Premiership Player
Feb 22, 2014
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After how they've beaten us in the past. And that whole Dunkley debacle. I seriously hope we have pencilled this one in and treat this like a final. How good would it be to see Stringer kick a bag and Cox to outshine the Bont as the future of the competition! Im excited.
Yeah, finals or not a decent fight in this game would be a good indicator of improvement.

Hard to see us getting close with Bulldogs full strength, but if I see fight and passion it's a win IMO.
 

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d-mac3276

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Mar 8, 2006
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this?

"ESSENDON

The Bombers must stop the bleeding because defence wins premierships. The Bombers have the Western Bulldogs, Gold Coast and Collingwood to come and they’d fancy themselves in two of those games. They could jump to 10 wins quite clearly and their already strong percentage would remain healthy. They’re a progressive team, hope is clear for all to see and their list is in good order. Although they’re probably in search of a big key defender as Jayden Laverde, Aaron Francis, and James Stewart are all a bit undersized, and right now they’re too leaky in defence.

Essendon struggles to stop opposition ball movement — the Bombers are ranked 18th in both opposition D50 to inside-50 per cent and opposition defensive 50 to score percentage. Essendon is giving up 84.8 points per game on average, which is 14th in the league. So, a tighter defensive mindset needs to become a priority. They’re currently 10th on the ladder, so if they improve their defence and get harder to score against, they’ll improve that ladder position significantly. Stop the bleeding and they’ll become a significant finals threat."


If the bulldogs give a sh*t, they'll win. But will they? Next opponent is hawthorn :rolleyesv1:... better off saving themselves for round 23 and beyond. Feeling positive. Third bottle of merlot helps. Go lockdown. Go Laverde. :cool:
Cheers mate
 

TheGrizz

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