What They're Saying - The Bulldogs Media Thread - Part 4

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BIG_BONTS

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There is no window. Geelong have proven that.
Disagree. There is a window but Geelong just did a great job of extending it through continually addressing needs with AA quality playesr.

1/3 of their highest performers will retire in the next 2 years. Extremely unlikely they are Top 8 competitive in 2025.
 

Dogs Rule

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Disagree. There is a window but Geelong just did a great job of extending it through continually addressing needs with AA quality playesr.

1/3 of their highest performers will retire in the next 2 years. Extremely unlikely they are Top 8 competitive in 2025.

Watch them go out and continue to trade for AA quality players and then again and again and again...while we p*** around with the likes of McComb, Martin, Scott, O'Brien, Cordy and all the deadwood we collect.

I guess we need to get better corporates on board that can sort our players out with nice little pubs, businesses, property etc to sweeten those contracts.
 

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Watch them go out and continue to trade for AA quality players and then again and again and again...while we p*** around with the likes of McComb, Martin, Scott, O'Brien, Cordy and all the deadwood we collect.
Good players want to go to them, they rarely nominate us.
 

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I think the redevelopment of W Oval will help. The continued gentrification of the west will also make a difference. Geelong proves how important lifestyle draw is.

Yes, but if Geelong the club was a mess, it wouldn't matter at all about the lifestyle. They're attracted to the club first and foremost. It's how well the club is run on and off field.

You can live anywhere you like. Players are wealthy enough that if they want to live near the beach and come to Melbourne for training they could do that, so I think that's a minor part in the whole scheme of things. Players know if they go to Geelong they're going to play finals and play in flags.
 

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So we need to go about changing that.
Should have changed in 2016.

The fact that we actually lost our premiership full back and got nothing out of that pre-season is the problem.
There is no better selling point than "hey want to join a flag winning side that's yet to hit their prime from one of the coolest suburbs in Melbourne under an innovative young coach?" Yet we actually lost players from then on. It was criminal. And if we weren't in a post-flag haze heads should have rolled.

How do we sell ourselves now? "Want to come play with a bunch of flakes under a burnt out coach playing a tired outdated gamestyle?"
 

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Should have changed in 2016.

The fact that we actually lost our premiership full back and got nothing out of that pre-season is the problem.
There is no better selling point than "hey want to join a flag winning side that's yet to hit their prime from one of the coolest suburbs in Melbourne under an innovative young coach?" Yet we actually lost players from then on. It was criminal. And if we weren't in a post-flag haze heads should have rolled.

How do we sell ourselves now? "Want to come play with a bunch of flakes under a burnt out coach playing a tired outdated gamestyle?"
People who live in the west may see how nice it is but the majority of people who live on the other side of the city still see Footscray and the rest of the western suburbs as a crime-riddled, drug-riddled, lower class s**t hole. Unfortunately stereotypes are easy to acquire but extremely hard to shake off.
 

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People who live in the west may see how nice it is but the majority of people who live on the other side of the city still see Footscray and the rest of the western suburbs as a crime-riddled, drug-riddled, lower class s**t hole. Unfortunately stereotypes are easy to acquire but extremely hard to shake off.
Yeah my son has been doing some work in the Frankston area, he couldn’t believe how rough it is.
 

immortalmike

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People who live in the west may see how nice it is but the majority of people who live on the other side of the city still see Footscray and the rest of the western suburbs as a crime-riddled, drug-riddled, lower class s**t hole. Unfortunately stereotypes are easy to acquire but extremely hard to shake off.
Depends on your generation.
30 and lower the stereotype is changing rapidly for all but the upper-class.
 

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Depends on your generation.
30 and lower the stereotype is changing rapidly for all but the upper-class.
It’s a really important time to capitalize on a whole new generation of families and kids who have no pre-conceived notion or are newly proud of their neighborhoods. Total baby boom going on in the west.
 

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It’s a really important time to capitalize on a whole new generation of families and kids who have no pre-conceived notion or are newly proud of their neighborhoods. Total baby boom going on in the west.

Absolutely. Some bloody great areas to live in the west (very proud of my area), Yarraville, Newport, Spotswood, Point Cook to name a few.
 

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People who live in the west may see how nice it is but the majority of people who live on the other side of the city still see Footscray and the rest of the western suburbs as a crime-riddled, drug-riddled, lower class s**t hole. Unfortunately stereotypes are easy to acquire but extremely hard to shake off.

Footscray is the new Northcote/Brunswick/Fitzroy area as young hipsters can't afford to rent or buy there now....loads of new bars & live music pubs, food & we even have our own record store....
 

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Footscray is the new Northcote/Brunswick/Fitzroy area as young hipsters can't afford to rent or buy there now....loads of new bars & live music pubs, food & we even have our own record store....
In all seriousness gentrification does cause issues tho. I remember seeing scrawled in wet footpath concrete on the way to Footscray station about 10 years ago "bring back the junkies, f*ck the hipster scum"... no word of a lie.
 

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Disagree. There is a window but Geelong just did a great job of extending it through continually addressing needs with AA quality playesr.

1/3 of their highest performers will retire in the next 2 years. Extremely unlikely they are Top 8 competitive in 2025.
Heard the exact same thing about the cats for the last 5-7 years from posters on this site.
 

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In all seriousness gentrification does cause issues tho. I remember seeing scrawled in wet footpath concrete on the way to Footscray station about 10 years ago "bring back the junkies, f*ck the hipster scum"... no word of a lie.
It’s still there! I think it says yuppies…but yeah. Some people clearly not happy with the way it’s going. And that was well before all the apartments were built on the riverside. How they all got approved I’ll never know.

Footscray is great though. I’m in West Footscray and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Just need some more bars up my end of Barkly St and I’ll be in heaven.
 

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It’s still there! I think it says yuppies…but yeah. Some people clearly not happy with the way it’s going. And that was well before all the apartments were built on the riverside. How they all got approved I’ll never know.

Footscray is great though. I’m in West Footscray and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Just need some more bars up my end of Barkly St and I’ll be in heaven.
I live in West Footscray too. Love the place but hate the c#nt who stole my bike from the front of my house. If I know who it is, I will cut his b@lls!!! also the pr*ck who stole the front wheel of my bikE at west footscray train station. you are totally gone you degenerate lowlife T0RD!
P.S. PARDON THE SWEARING. IN SPITE OF ALL THAT I LOVE WEST FOOTSCRAY.
 

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I live in West Footscray too. Love the place but hate the c#nt who stole my bike from the front of my house. If I know who it is, I will cut his b@lls!!! also the pr*ck who stole the front wheel of my bikE at west footscray train station. you are totally gone you degenerate lowlife T0RD!
P.S. PARDON THE SWEARING. IN SPITE OF ALL THAT I LOVE WEST FOOTSCRAY.
Can confirm perro lives in West Footscray.
 

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Also grew up a stones throw from WO.

Anyone keen for a post-season review of the trade period in-person on Oct 12?

I’ve never been to the rising sun. Is it open yet?
 

BIG_BONTS

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Heard the exact same thing about the cats for the last 5-7 years from posters on this site.
If they can continue adding AA quality players via trade they can go on indefinitely. Over a long enough time period the likelihood is they revert back to the mean
 

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