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Opinion Will We Play Finals

Discussion in 'Western Bulldogs' started by Optimistic Dog, Jun 26, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Southern 8

    Southern 8 Team Captain

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    After tonight little chance unfortunately. Thought if we made it we were a chance but now realise we have problems and too many important injuries.
     
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  2. MJ_Dogs

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    Pretty simple. 2 wins from 2 games. Won't happen going on tonight
     
  3. Leon

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    After tonight, I kind of hope we don't.
     
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  4. mcgleereturns

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    If we have to go into a final with 18/19/20 yr olds defending against experienced big forwards we are in trouble. If we scrape in but Morris and Wood make miracle recoveries AND can play at best, slight hope. Poor Young was psychologically shattered last night. So crying out for Dale to give him support. Lack of experienced leadership in back half hurting. Not that it was an excuse for the waste of inside 50s at the other end but I reckon Dale and Easton would have stopped Lewis doing those risky disposals that crueled us in the third.


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  5. Optimistic Dog

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    lets hope for the 4th draw of the season this time between the saints and dees
     
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  6. Doggy

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    That's the best outcome but saints winning is a close second. They won't beat Richmond at the G meaning finishing 7th is still on. Finish 8th and we probably get Sydney ... of course we need to win the next 2.. we're favourites somehow
     
  7. Dogs_r_barking

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    I don't think we will make it. its been a combination of many things, the tough draw, with extra travel early, players with poor preseasons, injuries again to our backline in conjunction with players either ageing quickly (Boyd) or not enough senior players balancing out the inexperienced youth. The team is so unbalanced especially Friday night.
    Imagine if Adams and JJ had played against GWS on Friday night, we would have won with the ball moving a lot faster.

    The Bulldogs have always been up against it, we don't have the home ground advantage of teams like Adelaide, Geelong, GWS and Sydney, but with the development of the two Bailey's and Young, we are already working to next year.

    Next year we will have a longer preseason, which will give players a chance to recover their fitness and health, our draw won't be so tough due to missing finals, we will have a top 10 draft pick to use to trade in a good player.
     
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  8. Southern 8

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    hopefully have the rearl Libba back (the OP injury rumour makes sense), Wallis gets a proper pre season, Stringer hopefully gets his head right. Agree development of Dale, Williams, Young, McLean, and even boys who played vfl like Collins.
     
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  9. Dog 36

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    Once it's out of your control I lean towards we don't make the 8.

    I have never liked relying on other teams to do this or that.
     
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  10. timtamWB

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    If we win both games, and west coast lose against gws, both you would think have a fairly good chance of happening, then we make it.
     
  11. Bulldog Brent

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    Equation simple. We win both, WCE lose one. We're in.
     
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  12. Johnny_Dogg4

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    If we win 1.

    We need ess to lose 1
    And wc to lose 2
    Saints to lose 1. Or win 2 with min %
     
  13. Dog Rising

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    WC highly likely to lose 2.
    I'm not confident we can win either but that's a pity because we would get some defenders back before finals.
    We would have to be the most injury prone team around.
     
  14. Dog 36

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    Most injury prone side not just now but in the last 2 years.

    I have said this before but we really miss Toyd.
     
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  15. The Inbetweener

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    Big chance they beat Crows at home last round, Crows could be on top clear with nothing to play for
     
  16. Dogs_R_Us

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    Crows won't mess with form if they're serious.
     
  17. The Inbetweener

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    Yeah but anyone with a little niggle surely will be left at home
     
  18. Dog 36

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    Really we can only blame ourselves when you think back to the last time we played WCE at Etihad.

    They were there for the taking.

    Been a funny season for us for so many reasons.
     
  19. dish licker

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    Sum up in 6 words. Injuries, Libba, Smith, Stringer, Toyd. NO.
     
  20. Mike__

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    Lose against Port and the answer is clear
     
  21. Doggy

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    Except the we win 2 scenario
     
  22. Optimistic Dog

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    With our current form and injuries it is pretty difficult to win the 2 games required. This week we need JJ and Morris back to have show. Where else do we go with selection I do not know but you could consider the following to be dropped

    Libba
    Young
    Cloke
    Redpath
    Stringer
    Dickson

    I guess I drop Cloke and Libba and move Wallis to half back
     
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  23. MKS70

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    Still hopeful but................I think we have blown it. Our shots at goal have let us down and the injuries have not helped. :( Lets just hope they beat Port and go from there. Cannot express how much I dislike GWS and Toby Green.
     
  24. Doggy

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    With a few coming back we might just get there
     
  25. Pugz89

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    Knowing they have the week off? They cursed Sloane was suspended for Rd 23 last year meaning he had two weeks off going into finals. Doubt they 'rest' any players.