What They're Saying - The Bulldogs Media Thread - Part 3

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I remember when the pro-pundits had as a lock into perpetuity because of our unrivalled yoof after 2016.
Yeah anything can happen but it’s not our unrivalled youth anymore - now it’s our unrivalled quality in their prime. Big difference.

Too many unknowns with this season to lock anyone in anywhere - but I’d be very very surprised if we’re not one of the teams to beat
 

Virgin Dog

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I don't see how we could be a top four lock when we have literally never finished inside the top four in Bevo's era. Bit of a joke tbh. I'd say our range is anywhere between 2nd and 12th.
Finishing 12th with this group, fresh off a grand final, is as good as a spoon
 

ScragCity

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Finishing 12th with this group, fresh off a grand final, is as good as a spoon

12th is worse case scenario imo. I think we have enough talent that even if we have a sh*t year we won't end up in the bottom six. I think we are more likely to finish in the 5-8th range.

Strengths:

Shitloads of talent
Stacked midfield
Great senior coach

Weaknesses:

No competitive ruck
Questionable KPPs apart from Naughton and Keath
Instability in our coaching ranks

I think our weaknesses will make it hard for us to finish top four. I think our strengths will make it hard for us to finish outside the eight.
 

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Virgin Dog

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12th is worse case scenario imo. I think we have enough talent that even if we have a sh*t year we won't end up in the bottom six. I think we are more likely to finish in the 5-8th range.

Strengths:

Shitloads of talent
Stacked midfield
Great senior coach

Weaknesses:

No competitive ruck
Questionable KPPs apart from Naughton and Keath
Instability in our coaching ranks

I think our weaknesses will make it hard for us to finish top four. I think our strengths will make it hard for us to finish outside the eight.
I agree 5-8 is our most likely range, it's just that finishing outside the 8, barring some crazy scenario like COVID protocols wiping out our available list like its already done to the Women's side, likely indicates serious issues within the club (list management, strength and conditioning, coaching, etc)
 

Anja_Nees

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Understand Lachie Hunter has undergone major plastic surgery to look like Koby Stevens.

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BulldogMuscle

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12th is worse case scenario imo. I think we have enough talent that even if we have a sh*t year we won't end up in the bottom six. I think we are more likely to finish in the 5-8th range.

Strengths:

Shitloads of talent
Stacked midfield
Great senior coach

Weaknesses:

No competitive ruck
Questionable KPPs apart from Naughton and Keath
Instability in our coaching ranks

I think our weaknesses will make it hard for us to finish top four. I think our strengths will make it hard for us to finish outside the eight.

Do you really think we have instability in the coaching ranks? We've just had our first lot of assistant coach turnover in close to a decade, let the new guys prove themselves before we start worrying about that aspect.

I'm more worried about the lack of ruck, and the mental challenge of overcoming what happened in the GF. They can say ''its behind us we won't even review it'' as much as they want, a flogging like what the team copped will leave scars and have some sort of effect, good or bad is yet to be seen.
 

Fossie 32

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Do you really think we have instability in the coaching ranks? We've just had our first lot of assistant coach turnover in close to a decade, let the new guys prove themselves before we start worrying about that aspect.

I'm more worried about the lack of ruck, and the mental challenge of overcoming what happened in the GF. They can say ''its behind us we won't even review it'' as much as they want, a flogging like what the team copped will leave scars and have some sort of effect, good or bad is yet to be seen.
Are they saying that?
 

Northernsoul74

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Jun 19, 2016
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Do you really think we have instability in the coaching ranks? We've just had our first lot of assistant coach turnover in close to a decade, let the new guys prove themselves before we start worrying about that aspect.

I'm more worried about the lack of ruck, and the mental challenge of overcoming what happened in the GF. They can say ''its behind us we won't even review it'' as much as they want, a flogging like what the team copped will leave scars and have some sort of effect, good or bad is yet to be seen.
I hope at least the coaches have reviewed the GF. We have a very very good midfield but if it’s to be great the balance and defensive side needs to be there to. The GF wasn’t the only time last year we let a team get a run on us from the centre bounce.
 

Bulldogs Legend

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12th is worse case scenario imo. I think we have enough talent that even if we have a sh*t year we won't end up in the bottom six. I think we are more likely to finish in the 5-8th range.

Strengths:

Shitloads of talent
Stacked midfield
Great senior coach

Weaknesses:

No competitive ruck
Questionable KPPs apart from Naughton and Keath
Instability in our coaching ranks

I think our weaknesses will make it hard for us to finish top four. I think our strengths will make it hard for us to finish outside the eight.
We are not missing finals
 

Bulldogs Legend

Norm Smith Medallist
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Do you really think we have instability in the coaching ranks? We've just had our first lot of assistant coach turnover in close to a decade, let the new guys prove themselves before we start worrying about that aspect.

I'm more worried about the lack of ruck, and the mental challenge of overcoming what happened in the GF. They can say ''its behind us we won't even review it'' as much as they want, a flogging like what the team copped will leave scars and have some sort of effect, good or bad is yet to be seen.
Don’t reckon the GF will do anything other than motivate I would be more concerned about Melbourne getting carried away with themselves
 

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