Review Round 4, 2021 - Western Bulldogs vs. Brisbane Lions

Who were your five best players against the Bulldogs?


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Dalions

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I felt that was far more to do with our delivery inside 50 than excellent defending/positioning (i.e. our forwards were playing in front but then kicking it over their heads to the defenders behind them).
Yep and then when we were playng into the wind, our forwards were playing behind and the ball was falling short.
Either way they were getting out marked.
 

lionsrules

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To be fair I penciled in a L for the Geelong and bulldogs games at the start of the year. I had W on swans and Collingwood. Was expecting us to be at 2-2. Swans just shocked us I believe players and supporters. Geelong we were robbed so could have been 2-2 still. Let’s see what happens the next 6 weeks. Then I will judge
 

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SonnyBoy1

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Andrews and Birchall were massive liabilities in the first half and it probably took us out of the game. Zorko also needs to start acting and playing like a captain, Lyons does a better job than him.

We have completely lost any mojo and ability to create clean attacking opportunities.
 

Sanchez365

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I have always felt our game plan had relied alot on being able to, at least as a last resort control field position by moving the ball wide, getting a stoppage and with our clearance dominance get the ball forward where we can lock it in.

With Neale not playing well, our clearance dominance has fallen away, combined with the bigger kicking out rules essentially forcing a neutral stoppage on the wing after a behind, we just havent been able to get any repeat entries and hold the ball up forward like we did.

In addition the ability to easily chip marks around the Half back line has made our small forward pressure non existent.
 

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davemc_lions

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Daniher has freed him up to play to his strengths.
I agree although end of last year I think Hipwood started to believe in himself more up the ground.
Hence was hoping our forward 50 be more dangerous this year with Joe and Charlie. McStay and Hippy.
McStay been injured.. Charlie seems lost
so been the Joe and Eric show only.. One of them or more on the wing.
No one back to mark in forward 50
 

spotthedog1

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Watched the replay, and thought a few days later might be a more appropriate time to comment on umpiring... Gee the standard is abysmal this year. Multiple goals, particularly for the bulldogs, in this game as a result of bad calls. I hope it's home-team bias, but honestly looking at other games I think it's more Vic bias. Some really questionable calls in the dogs game.

For clarity, this is not an excuse for losing - the dogs deserved the win, we didn't. They were better than us in most aspects. This is not a Geelong scenario, where the umpiring necessarily affected the outcome.

This is also not just looking at free kick numbers- they won the ball and the tackle count, and we were pretty undisciplined. Free kick numbers alone don't tell the story.
 

Quigley

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Frees were 23-10 to three quarter time. We did not get a 50-50 call all day and what was getting called for the Bulldogs was being let go when they were infringing.

The Bulldogs deserved to win but the umpires sure made it a lot harder for the Lions to compete. They were certainly a factor in the game which is not the way it should be.
 

T Rick

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Frees were 23-10 to three quarter time. We did not get a 50-50 call all day and what was getting called for the Bulldogs was being let go when they were infringing.

The Bulldogs deserved to win but the umpires sure made it a lot harder for the Lions to compete. They were certainly a factor in the game which is not the way it should be.
The ridiculous free against Darcy for "deliberate out of bounds" early in the first that resulted in a goal to the Dogs sort of set the tone for the rub of the green in the game.
 

royboys4eva

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The ridiculous free against Darcy for "deliberate out of bounds" early in the first that resulted in a goal to the Dogs sort of set the tone for the rub of the green in the game.
That was an atrocious free kick. He basically picked the ball up got tackled tried to handball it so he wouldn't get done for holding the ball and they paid deliberate ! Even the Bulldogs supporters were giggling at the ground.

Don't forget the Bulldog party trick - handball over their head that's not even close to a handball - they make the motion as if they are hand balling but they often throw it. Get away with 2/3 every round.
 

davemc_lions

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That was an atrocious free kick. He basically picked the ball up got tackled tried to handball it so he wouldn't get done for holding the ball and they paid deliberate ! Even the Bulldogs supporters were giggling at the ground.

Don't forget the Bulldog party trick - handball over their head that's not even close to a handball - they make the motion as if they are hand balling but they often throw it. Get away with 2/3 every round.
I agree they got the rub of the green. Did not effect the result
Nor their throws which out of 154 handballs for the games you say 20% suss.

Honestly how we played a lot of the game, the scoreboard showed we where a better team than reality.
 

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