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On 7/20/2021 at 9:09 AM, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

every second Bulldogs player is called 'Bailey').

With the Saints it’s Jack. I was watching a match a couple of years ago and of the 18 Saints players on the ground, six were named Jack. A third!

And I know this because BT mentioned it at every possible opportunity. 

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On 7/19/2021 at 12:15 PM, Dwight Schrute said:

Doggies haven't been playing well, so happy for us to beat them and then lock ourselves into top 2. 

Bring it on. 

Agreed. I reckon finishing 1st is vital, because first will likely play a home qualifying final against an injury hit Brisbane or flakey Port for a place in the prelim. 

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17 minutes ago, Pollyanna said:

Since playing us the Dogs have played at Optus, GMHBA, Optus, Marvel, Marvel, Metricon - it's not the ideal preparation for a cold and rainy MCG night match.

Perfect weather for getting away with throwing the ball.

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On 7/19/2021 at 7:01 PM, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Media are cranking up their 'we can't be trusted' story again which might be a good thing for this game. We should probably translate it into latin and add it to our club logo. 

Quite correctly

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I am very bullish on this game. Well I think so as I will be picking them and only a couple behind in HS and AFL tipping comps. Assuming the leaders will go with the Dogs our Demons might help me catch up a bit. You have this Dees.

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5 hours ago, Deestar9 said:

Thought it was interesting in Bradshaw’s after match interview that he alluded to playing the Bulldogs next week.  Thought it was a slip of the tongue but maybe they had already been told it could be a possibility …if they were told before the game maybe that’s what they were thinking about ..

Mr Bradshaw was my old typing teacher back in the 70s at Blacky High

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6 minutes ago, Demon_spurs said:

Saw this in the Age tody "Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge later said he looked forward to the round-20 rematch at the MCG but this has been shifted forward a week, and transferred to Marvel Stadium, because of Melbourne’s latest lockdown."

Pretty sure we are still playing at the G

Correct. Hawks and crows at Marvel.

As per afl website announcement 

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2 hours ago, Redleg said:

Well we already know who will be ahead in the free kicks and umpiring generally.

For some reason has been going on with this club for quite a few years

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1 minute ago, Demon17 said:

Correct. Hawks and crows at Marvel.

As per afl website announcement 

The quality of editing is getting worse, I reckon every day I pick a mistake, I'm sure they don't employ proof readers anymore, saw "to" printed the other on the front page instead of "two"

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Bit of laugh on the dogs big footy board. 

Apparently we are kissed on the [censored] because this game has been brought forward 1 week.

I think they know a loss is imminent and already making excuses because dunkley will be out.

 

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1 hour ago, GCDee said:

Bit of laugh on the dogs big footy board. 

Apparently we are kissed on the [censored] because this game has been brought forward 1 week.

I think they know a loss is imminent and already making excuses because dunkley will be out.

 

Ridiculous. Who says if we played them next week they wouldn’t lose a different key player to injury in the game prior? 
It makes 0 difference if we play each other this week or next. It’s just a crying shame that both of these top of the ladder games have gone ahead with no crowds this year. 

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Maybe they should move the game to Marvel. On the Gus & Gawny podcast with Spargo as guest they said Marvel is better to play at without crowds than the G. The G just feels weird. I believe we are winless at the G without crowds over the last two seasons. 

Interesting to also hear Gus use the word psychology when we were a few goals up at quarter time against the Hawks. Something that hasn’t happened all that often this season although we were up by a few against the Dogs last time we played them.

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This game will be interesting tactically. 

Last time we cut Libba out and "blocked the corridor" with Lever going hoarse from shouting it so often.  If they got the ball fwd it forced them out to the boundaries so had to take more difficult shots.  We learnt that lesson from the Adelaide loss.  Both tactics caught the Bulldogs by surprise.

Bulldogs would have learnt plenty from the Hawks game where they made May and Lever accountable, shut down Salem making it harder for us to attack down Langdon's wing.  In doing so they weakened our defensive and attacking weapons but not to the point of getting a big score or a win.  Bulldgos rested Libba last week.  They will be ready with counter measures for him and for the blocked corridor tactic. 

And, we will learn plenty from their game vs GCS in which they were average.  While winning in recent times they aren't playing great football.  I saw vision that showed they hunt the ball in packs leaving themselves exposed on the outside.

I would really like to see Brayshaw back on the wing and we regain the extra defensive layer when he and Langdon roll back to reinforce our defence around the 50m arc. 

It will be fascinating to watch how it pans out. 

i think we will win.

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22 hours ago, A F said:

Agreed. I reckon finishing 1st is vital, because first will likely play a home qualifying final against an injury hit Brisbane or flakey Port for a place in the prelim. 

If you’re implying that 3rd and 4th will be occupied by Brisbane and Port in whatever order, then I’d prefer we finish 2nd in order to avoid the added (mental) pressure of the expectations that go with being minor premiers.

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13 minutes ago, hardtack said:

If you’re implying that 3rd and 4th will be occupied by Brisbane and Port in whatever order, then I’d prefer we finish 2nd in order to avoid the added (mental) pressure of the expectations that go with being minor premiers.

That's an interesting view, but don't you think there is also an argument that finishing second after having been on top of the ladder for most of the season will add mental pressure because of the disappointing finish to the home and away season? 

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I'm quite confident about this game despite our recent average form.

We beat the doggies comprehensively last time out. Yes they'll have plans to deal with our tactics this time but as Mike Tyson used to say about his opponents "They all have a plan for me until i punch them in the face". They won't be able to handle our pressure ans we have a far superior defensive structure. Only thing that will thwart our chances is poor goal kicking. Not an outside possibility based on recent form.

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