Game Day Round 8, 2019 - Western Bulldogs vs. Brisbane Lions

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Really disappointing to see in the last 15 we start playing again.
For mind we lost it with our misses, but ther has been some disappointing trends with high profile players not delvering including the captain.
Definitely not a top 8 team, but I thought that last week.
I think we have the cattle but to many passengers have been kept in the side.
 
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At least this result gives Fagan a mandate to make some changes to shake things up things and reward NEAFL consistency. We've gone a bit stale.

You'd think Keays gets a go next week.
I'd be sorely tempted to drop Rayner for Keays. I love Cam, but sheesh...when he's off, he may as well be in the grandstand.
 

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The reality is that Bulldogs are just not a very good football team. They thrive on their dodgy "handballs" and fluke goals from the pocket, greatly assisted by favourable umpires who forget the interpretations once it happens for the Lions.

And who can forget the countless throws by Bontempelli.
 

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The reality is that Bulldogs are just not a very good football team. They thrive on their dodgy "handballs" and fluke goals from the pocket, greatly assisted by favourable umpires who forget the interpretations once it happens for the Lions.

And who can forget the countless throws by Bontempelli.
Their midfield is actually pretty solid when on, but doesn’t always fire. Today was one of the ocassions where we just played them into form and gave them chances to come back.
 

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All three have been in the middle as well and still nothing, so to say they have just been playing forward and have low numbers is just wrong.
How about - they've had barely any of the ball as forwards and all their ball was gained during stints in the midfield.

Why would the first bit be true?
 

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Terrible coaching effort from Fagan. Dropping Walker was stupid and now we have Andrews, who has been absolutely murdered today playing in the Forward Line and McSpray playing back in defence. Really poor coaching. Andrews was absolutely cooked at half time.
 
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The thing is, we could have had that game at half time. Going into the second half with momentum would have made a huge difference.

Even though I hate losing more than I hate peas, I'd rather we have our losses now and have a chance to learn from them. We got away with murder last weekend, but this week we came up against a team that made us pay for our wastefulness. I'd rather have that happen now then whenever we make finals.

Hopefully this loss will make the boys dig in a little bit and take their opportunities when they're presented - because as we just got taught today, they might not come again.
 

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i know people going to complain about hipwood kicking.
Wet day 2 ruck who struggle to beat a make shift ruck meant we a small down all day. Then Bailey did hammy it was all down hill

Look at stats
Trengrove 22 disposals 27 hitouts
Martin 15 disposals 39 hitouts. Big O 8 disposals 17 hitouts. So 1 more touch out of 2 players vs 1.
We might win the hit outs although they win clearances 49 to 41.
It happens every week we drop Walker as too big although not sure we can play the 2 ruck who give us a combined disposal of one player.
Food for thought, you make a good point..
 

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Comfortable knowing that Bulldogs won't do much damage later on in the year. Their talent drops off remarkably after Bontempelli and MacRae.
 

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Terrible coaching effort from Fagan. Dropping Walker was stupid and now we have Andrews, who has been absolutely murdered today playing in the Forward Line and McSpray playing back in defence. Really poor coaching. Andrews was absolutely cooked at half time.
Andrews was in the forward line for like that last 8 minutes of play....
 
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