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

Hard Ball Get

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I don't mind it but they can be a bit too negative in general and find some of their views on the strategy and tactics side of the game a bit outdated.
If you're into the statistics side of things have a listen to the ESPN footytips podcast. They have a bloke on there from Champion Data so they do a kind of deep dive on a different topic each week. Good for general analysis too, not just statistical stuff. I think there's 3 or 4 of them too so it's good to hear different opinions and there's a bit more flow than just rohan and finey.
Will give it a go. I dont do footy tips so the title probably turned me off when looking for footy podcasts. Trends is a good one too.

I can see how the negativity can get you down, but I think most of the negativity is directed towards the footy media in general which is appallingly bad.
 

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Gotta laugh at AFL 360 tonight. Talking about Collingwood’s chances of upsetting West Coast, Huddo goes through a substantial list of big wins against the odds by teams over in Perth. One obvious omission on that list? September 8 2016 wasn’t in the research criteria??


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Still the purest football we played during that fabled series in my view.

The Eagles coaching staff were completely bamboozled by the style of football we played that night.
 

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Will give it a go. I dont do footy tips so the title probably turned me off when looking for footy podcasts. Trends is a good one too.

I can see how the negativity can get you down, but I think most of the negativity is directed towards the footy media in general which is appallingly bad.
The title is very misleading! Not sure how I even got onto it in the first place but they only talk about tips for less than 5 mins per ep (each person's lock & upset for the round). I don't mind Trends also. If I'd had to rank my footy pods I'd go ESPN, Real Footy, Bob's one, Trends, Footyology.
 

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The title is very misleading! Not sure how I even got onto it in the first place but they only talk about tips for less than 5 mins per ep (each person's lock & upset for the round). I don't mind Trends also. If I'd had to rank my footy pods I'd go ESPN, Real Footy, Bob's one, Trends, Footyology.
I didn't like Real Footy. Bartel and Wilson infuriate me. I know they aren't on every episode but I listen to a ton of podcasts so it was easier to just give it the flick.

Listened to the latest ESPN one, not bad. Bob's is decent for a dogs flavor. I'd love to do a dogs one, just never had time.
 

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I didn't like Real Footy. Bartel and Wilson infuriate me. I know they aren't on every episode but I listen to a ton of podcasts so it was easier to just give it the flick.

Listened to the latest ESPN one, not bad. Bob's is decent for a dogs flavor. I'd love to do a dogs one, just never had time.
Ive found Bob's one a bit meh in terms of guests. The best one was with Sam Power last year. I spose i would enjoy one with current club admin personnel behind the scenes such as Nick Austin etc.
 

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Still the purest football we played during that fabled series in my view.

The Eagles coaching staff were completely bamboozled by the style of football we played that night.
Loved watching the documentary of the pre-game team talk. Bevo said to them something along the lines of “I hope you’re ready for an ambush, because it’s going to be us”. Hit them from the first bounce, was a great team effort
 

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Good luck to the guy but I’m sick of the stories that imply our culture wasn’t supportive. “at Brisbane he has discovered a culture of caring for each other and where no one is left out that has made the long road back one of the more bearable.”


Marcus Adams says support at Brisbane Lions has helped him return to AFL footy
Andrew Hamilton, The Courier-Mail

He’s been out of AFL action for almost a year, but Lions recruit Marcus Adams says that blow has been cushioned by a culture of caring at his new club.
Marcus Adams can count the days since he last played an AFL game — when he runs out for his Lions debut against GWS today the number will be 343.

It is no surprise a footballer who has been unable to play the game he loves knows exactly how long it has been.

The surprise is he doesn’t count it among the worst times of his life.

Every footballer will tell you there is no place more lonely than rehab, but Adams begs to differ.

He said at Brisbane he has discovered a culture or caring for each other and where no one is left out that has made the long road back one of the more bearable.

“If I had been told I had to be in rehab for my first six months at my new club I would have assumed it wouldn’t have been such a good time,’’ he said.

“But the way the group is, they are respectful and supportive and they integrate the injured guys into everything.

“The side is going well and it is one I’m very excited to get my chance to play in it, but it is the whole club on and off the field that I’m loving being part of.’’

A major part he cruised through a tough start has been coach Chris Fagan.

“I think he has just got a great ability to relate to the group as individuals and also as a whole,’’ he said.

“He makes everyone feel as good as they possibly can, they really enjoy coming into work each day.’’

The support from Fagan was evident with his call up after just two NEAFL games, the first on restricted minutes and then a full game in a whitewash of Redlands last week.

“I was incredibly surprised to get the call up because there has been such a strong performance in the NEAFL,’’ he said.

“I knew Fages was there for me, in terms of I knew they brought me into the club because they saw a position for me in the side, but I didn’t expect it to be so quick.

“So the faith he showed is real.’’

Adams is known as a defender but has revealed he has spent time in attack in the past and that versatility was something Fagan was interested in when the discussion about him joining the Lions were held.

“Forward is something I really enjoyed and it was something that we spoke about,’’ he said.

“I feel like I have a better understanding of what I can do down back, but to be honest I will play anywhere to get a game.

“With Harris going as well as he is and his ability to take on the big guys, if I was pigeon-holed in that role I might not get a game.

“Darcy Gardiner is down there too and is in pretty good form.

“So that versatility makes life a bit easier.’’


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Did you see his setshot from 20m out on the weekend? Yeah let’s see if everyone is still “supportive”.
 

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I didn't like Real Footy. Bartel and Wilson infuriate me. I know they aren't on every episode but I listen to a ton of podcasts so it was easier to just give it the flick.

Listened to the latest ESPN one, not bad. Bob's is decent for a dogs flavor. I'd love to do a dogs one, just never had time.
Haha yeah fair enough re: Real Footy. I think Baum does my head in more so than any of the others there. I like that Bartel has no qualms about giving any of the journos stick or taking them to task on things. Wilson much less annoying on the podcast to me than other media where she's more inclined to give some kind of "hot take".


Ive found Bob's one a bit meh in terms of guests. The best one was with Sam Power last year. I spose i would enjoy one with current club admin personnel behind the scenes such as Nick Austin etc.
I think i have heard enough of bob at this point, he's been almost every where since 2017. No offense intended to a great person of our club
I don't disagree with either of you necessarily but as far as I know there's no other bulldogs specific pods? I'll keep listening just to get that bulldog focused aspect. Agree that the Sam Power ep was good. Also the Ameet Bains one was good. My favourite was actually the one with Richo, even though I disliked him as a player. Him and Bob have a good mateship and was funny hearing some of the stories they had to share.
 

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I remember one of the players saying it was before we thumped Freo at home, round 1.
It was definitely 2015. It was in the original ride (which I cant seem to find, part 2 I can though). I'm going to trust stevieg above and run with the idea it was edited really well to look like round 1 2015 and it was really pre season.
 

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I'm pretty confident it was too. It was Bob that talked about it.
Definitely before the Collingwood game. The footy world regarded us as a basket case (maybe due to some sort of previous meltdown within the club, I dunno ;)) and it was the first sign that Bevo had made an immediate difference. He told them they were good enough, restored their faith in themselves. And the rest is history :trophy: :)
 
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