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Who should captain the Dogs in 2019 ?

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Who should captain the Dogs in 2019 ?

  1. Easten Wood

  2. Marcus Bontempelli

  3. Lachie Hunter

  4. Co Captains - Wood, Bonti

  5. Mitch Wallis

  6. Other

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  1. Freshwater

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    I’d like to see McCrae. Reliable, resilient, consistent, stable character. A bonafide A grader as well. How is he not already there is the real question.
    Players should only have half the say on leadership, coaches the other half. It used to be only the coach, now it’s all the players. Needs to be balanced.
    Trengrove??
     
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  2. hoianbulldog

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    Never ever do i want co captains.
     
  3. hoianbulldog

    hoianbulldog Premiership Player

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    Injuries and spending months training to be a forward will do that.

    Wood this year and then we transition.

    The problem we have, if you can call it a problem is that bont has been next in line for 3 years or so.

    There are a coupla guys who should come into the discussion but it is a one horse race after wood's premiership dynasty.
     
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    When has co captains worked for other clubs? I hate the idea.
     
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    Wtf is this sport obsessed with having kids in leadership roles. Leades have experience and maturity.

    Kids are kids who are finding their way.
     
  6. DogDays

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    Dale Morris until the Bont is ready.


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  7. Scary_Foot_9

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    My big question is was EasTEN Wood intentionally misspelled? (As that's his number?)

    Genius if intentional...
     
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    If there's any rule in life I feel like it's not to follow Carlton's lead on anything.

    It is a sad reality as a Gowers/Bailey Smith co-captaincy in a couple of years would be mint.
     
  9. Bulldocker

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    Macrae can't even crack a mention in the poll options ???
    He'll be the Dog's next Brownlow winner and his onfield leadership by example is second to none.
    A combination of he and Bont would cover the captaincy situation pretty nicely for the next decade I woulda thought.
     
  10. Freshwater

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    Sydney have won 2 premierships with co-captains.
     
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  11. bobs head soup

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    Reading between the lines, I think our leadership has been a little bit soft in the last year or two

    It would seem a few of the players weren't completely going at 100% and there were reports of schisms within the playing group

    For all of his great qualities, 'm not sure Easton Wood has the personality type to deal with issues of this type like a natural captain would.

    We are a young team who need to be led by a natural leader of men.

    It's not often you get an individual who is absolutely elite as an onfield and off-field exsmple, comfortable in the media and a clearly mature individual who can give to others but also point the figure when required.

    Bont will be in his 6th year, he's played over 100 games and is a multiple club champ, allaustralian with the natural authority of excellence.

    We don't need a wishy-washy co-captain option. We have our leader.
     

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    Love Macrae as a player but he’s very vanilla when it comes to face to face leadership. You only have to compare his interviews/media spots with Bonts you see why he’s not captain material.
    I’m also not a big fan of Wood as a captain. Bit of a strange unit. When he’s in form he leads by example, when he’s not, he goes missing.
    We saw that last season when we were struggling.
     
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    100%
     
  14. maddog37

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    I would leave it with Wood for a year and then hand it to Bailey Williams after his Brownlow win.
     
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  15. Lindsay_Gilbee

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    I honestly don’t know how you can make statements like this unless you’re in the four walls of the club. I don’t know how anyone in here can..
     
  16. Charlie Bucket

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    The same way you form an opinion on why they can be captain.
     
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  17. Lindsay_Gilbee

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    It’s funny cos I don’t.
     
  18. Charlie Bucket

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    I meant you generally. Not specifically.
     
  19. Whoyagot

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    The only thing separating Bont and Wood last year in terms of leadership was title and I expect it t be the same this year. They’re pretty much co-captains already. If Wood goes down again next year (which isn’t unlikely given his history) bont will toss the coin like much of this year. Won’t be much change on that front. As for the two players replacing Roughead and Red, I’d like to see Wallis and Gowers step up!
     
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    The club has two premiership captains in its history. One of them is still one list. You think he should be replaced?
     
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    I think Jones and Viney have done well for Melbourne. Not a common scenario, but I was just throwing it out there as a suggestion for something I could see having good benefit
     
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  22. SayerTheCreator

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    Being a great player doesn't make you a leader. From what I can tell, he's more on the reserved side and probably one of the quieter guys.
     
  23. Lindsay_Gilbee

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    Easton is captain again. Happy with that. Hasn’t really had a chance to show his leadership since the finals run.
     
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    Agreed. Give him the year to get his body and the team right. If he's still struggling with either end of next year, Bont steps in.
     
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