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Sorry to those posting we don't deserve to be in the finals -  but if Dogs lose today, presumably they don't deserve to be in the finals either.   I wonder how the AFL will manage a final 7.

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This match will be over at 1/4 time. Dockers have nothing to play for. Bulldogs don’t rollover. They know what’s at stake and they’ll get the job done. 

we can’t cry over spilt milk. We had our chance and well and truly blew it. 

A win for the Dockers will cost them draft order. 

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If Freo had beaten the Dogs yesterday and we were playing today then our fate would be in our own hands. Teams always rely on the results of other games for ladder position - it's a sporting league. Should the Dogs lose and we haven't cheated then we deserve to play in the finals - stating otherwise is just odd. We are currently a mid-table team - whether we play in the finals or not doesn't alter how we've performed until this point in the season. You can still complain all you want. 

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Yeah not really understanding this dribble about how we don't deserve to play finals. 

We beat st kilda, pies & giants all finals contenders or there abouts. Lost by under a kick to two 4 four teams. And just had a poor showing against Freo and Sydney. (Freo since have shown a lot of teams how much they are clicking) 

The dogs for [censored] sake lost to the blues by 10 goals looked no where near it against pies and saints however have snuck a decent ground out win against the Eagles and played well against us. 

Saints are the same had some horrible losses including norf, the Eagles B team at the Gabba , Freo, but again they have also had some great wins port and Richmond spring to mind. 

Who ever is in the 8 tonight deserves to be there. 

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51 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

well they say it comes in three's

The Huntracc affair, Bennell throwing an all nighter and we all know what comes next.

What a underwhelming season by this club

We’re all doomed. So many misery guts on here.  Hunt trac nothing to see there. Bennell yet to know full facts.  Don’t deserve finals. (Nor do dogs if they lose.  Final 7 required).

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2 hours ago, raDeelaide said:

We’ll know within 10 minutes whether we’re a chance. Bulldogs don’t fail to take their chances like we do. They’ll end up winning by 50 plus like a Granny that’s over after halftime.  

I distinctly remember dogs blowing a chance v wc a few weeks back

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I didn't realise that Walters was out injured. That makes it pretty hard for the Dockers.

The Dogs have had the dream draw staying, and playing at the GC for most of their games.

They have met weakened sides like in the Eagles game, without Nic Nat, Yeo, Cripps, Shuey, Hurn, Redden and others. Against the Eagles they were also 3 of their 6 goals from soft frees and beat them by a dodgy goal line call,  in the last score of the game. 

They had the best of the umpiring, allowing them to throw the ball to each other and getting soft frees in front of goal in many games and yes I watched most of them.

They hardly travelled. Now for the Cairns game they were allowed to go up early unlike us who were forced to go on the day, being our 3rd interstate game in 9 days.

Is all of that an excuse for us, no, but it sure was a help to the Dogs.

Hope they get smashed today, so we can again be the travelling team in the finals, to add to our leader record for this year in games travelled away from home or from our temporary home.

BTW, if we fluke it and get in, I actually think we can beat the Eagles in Perth, as they are not at their best and have a few injuries as well.

End of rant.

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13 minutes ago, sue said:

We’re all doomed. So many misery guts on here.  Hunt trac nothing to see there. Bennell yet to know full facts.  Don’t deserve finals. (Nor do dogs if they lose.  Final 7 required).

It's a very strange attitude to have "don't deserve finals", especially in a season were everyone has played each other once. If you make it you obviously deserve it because you've performed better than the clubs beneath.

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Bulldogs 2020:

Marvel Stadium
Marvel Stadium
Marvel Stadium
SCG
Marvel Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Adelaide Oval
Gabba
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Adelaide Oval

Do I need to post our fixture? If one team doesn't 'deserve' to play finals compared to another team on the same points then there it is in plain text. Who wants to see St Kilda's or the back half of Collingwood's fixture as well? 

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1 hour ago, Dee tention said:

We don’t deserve finals! Need to stew on it over Summer and make some big changes... Starting with the footy department! 

Dogs are more deserving because they beat us. And beat us well...! 

They also lost to Collingwood, st Kilda and carlton by a combined total of 142 points. Not sure if your logic really adds up. 

 

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The game is not far from starting. I 've downed a couple of stubbies and just opened a Shiraz.

I feel strangely listless, lethargic - almost uncaring.

I'll watch of course but I'm not confident. A sense of doom and inevitability pervades The Manor.

As soon as a Doggies win becomes obvious I'll quietly get [censored] and reflect on opportunities lost.

FMD Even the maid holds no appeal

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16 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Bulldogs 2020:

Do I need to post our fixture? If one team doesn't 'deserve' to play finals compared to another team on the same points then there it is in plain text. Who wants to see St Kilda's or the back half of Collingwood's fixture as well? 

And not a single 4-day turnaround, either.

I'm saving a proper chart for after the season so there's no sour grapes but I have a hunch that not many teams have won this year off 4-day breaks unless the opponent was also on 4 days.

Nobody could look at our season and think 'oh, well, they had it soft so they don't really deserve where they finished'.

Except possibly one of our throwing a sook-session.

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Just now, Little Goffy said:

And not a single 4-day turnaround, either.

I'm saving a proper chart for after the season so there's no sour grapes but I have a hunch that not many teams have won this year off 4-day breaks unless the opponent was also on 4 days.

Nobody could look at our season and think 'oh, well, they had it soft so they don't really deserve where they finished'.

Except possibly one of our throwing a sook-session.

Geelong did it once. They also have twelve blokes who have played more games than anyone on our list bar Jones. 

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2 hours ago, Dee tention said:

We don’t deserve finals! Need to stew on it over Summer and make some big changes... Starting with the footy department! 

Dogs are more deserving because they beat us. And beat us well...! 

Dogs aren’t more deserving than us if they don’t make finals. You have to win games of footy and if we win enough games to make the 8 no one else deserves it more.

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23 minutes ago, GCDee said:

They also lost to Collingwood, st Kilda and carlton by a combined total of 142 points. Not sure if your logic really adds up. 

 

I’m talking about the Dees and Dogs! We were both playing for a finals spot when we played each other... They beat us hands down. If we beat them that day it would be us playing finals!

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29 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Bulldogs 2020:

Marvel Stadium
Marvel Stadium
Marvel Stadium
SCG
Marvel Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Adelaide Oval
Gabba
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Metricon Stadium
Adelaide Oval

Do I need to post our fixture? If one team doesn't 'deserve' to play finals compared to another team on the same points then there it is in plain text. Who wants to see St Kilda's or the back half of Collingwood's fixture as well? 

To be fair I was pretty hot that day they drove from Brisbane to Gold Coast.

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