Scary lack of outside backs !!

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  1. sean john

    By:sean johnDec 7, 2018 at 4:02 PM
    Bring Back The Biff

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    Sounds like a very boring formula and alrhough different but same basis the bulldogs struggled with that style of play last few years
     
  2. Eagle thru 'n' thru

    By:Eagle thru 'n' thruDec 7, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    If Walker is sacked and goneski
    I'd like to see a backline like this

    1. Brendan Elliot
    2. Jorge Taufua
    3. Tom Trbojevic
    4. Reuben Garrick
    5. Moses Suli

    I'd be going hard for Will Hopoate or Gutherson one or the other, and Robert Jennings, and a prop. Bring back Vave!! ....just kidding.
     
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    • mickqld

      By:mickqldDec 7, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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      Sign up R. Jennings. Move Tom to center. Sign up Hoppa back from Dogs.
       
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      • Mark from Brisbane

        By:Mark from BrisbaneDec 7, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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        Yep you might do that for $650k
         
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        • mickqld

          By:mickqldDec 7, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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          I'm sorry but that is a bottom 4 backline no matter how good the forwards or coach are.
           
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          • mickqld

            By:mickqldDec 7, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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            Might be a quick promotion for T. Funa and A. Hopoate coming up.
             
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            • Cioran

              By:CioranDec 7, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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              I can see that. Maybe an attacking game built around Kane and Cherry laying the ball off to Jake and Sirro who then turn it in or out to the straight runners. Keeping it tight in the middle third rather than trying to score in the courner. Kane has a good kicking game and we have tall second rowers and a tall fullback so maybe some short bombs to put our tall men on their short men. I haven’t given up on Parker yet. I saw a few flashes of good play from him last year and he was handicapped by being outside centres who wouldn’t pass and had no idea where
               
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              By:bradDec 7, 2018 at 7:41 PM
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              As a 3/4 I think he will be missed by us . But there is always someone else.
               
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              • Eagle thru 'n' thru

                By:Eagle thru 'n' thruDec 7, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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                I agree about it being a bottom 4 backline. If Kelly and Walker aren't replaced, then there's not much to choose from. Even if Albert, Jade were included in the backline inplace of Elliot and Garrick, it would still be a bottom 4 backline. The only reason I put Elliot in was because he has the most NRL experience than Garrick, A. Hopoate and Anderson. There's not alot to choose from, hence the reason I said I'd be going hard for W. Hopoate or Gutho and R.Jennings.
                 
              • 40 years an eagle

                By:40 years an eagleDec 7, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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                I think we could for Dylan's 650k plus what we have left...more like 1.1M . I'm guessing we have somewhere around 450k we could conjure up if we NEED to.

                I also believe at least 2 out of Funa, Ando, Hoppa Jr and Semisi Kioa will be consistent pieces of our backline this year.
                 
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                • Ranga

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                  If Dylan is punted, let’s hope he is on a back ended deal!
                   
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                  • rifraff

                    By:rifraffDec 8, 2018 at 2:23 AM
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                    If Waddell impresses, or anyone else really. Thompson to left centre which he has played a decent amount of. Helps the defense, lots of experience, still a good hole runner/decoy
                     
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                    • maxta

                      By:maxtaDec 8, 2018 at 6:48 AM
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                      Thommo is a deadset lethal tackler as a guard on the edges, but the Mitchell/Roberts types would make him look like a statue.
                      He does run a great line but these days runs more courage lines through defenders as his pace is an above average backrower....but a slow centre, but agree your point has merit, as Thommo would more likely be an option if an outside back was injured during a game as a solid option.
                       
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                      • Briza

                        By:BrizaDec 8, 2018 at 6:57 AM
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                        He's going to have his hands full shadowing Elgey in defence.
                         
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                        • madmax

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                          If Walker is told to walk & the stars align then maybe a back line something like this would go down well:-

                          Albert Hopoate
                          Moses
                          Tom T
                          Will Hopoate
                          Garrick
                          LG
                          DC
                          E

                          Marty
                          Api
                          AFB
                          Siro
                          Thiommo
                          Jake T

                          Res: Paseka, Tangara, Waddell, Hodkinson
                           
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                          • brad

                            By:bradDec 8, 2018 at 11:09 AM
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                            Hasler will have something up his sleeve .
                             
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                            • BOZO

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                              I can understand all the endless and continues posts about our depth issues and other issues but like you brad I am aware that smart operators have a plan B .
                              Excuses or plan B solutions ? . Take your pick .
                              I love adversity as adversity was my best teacher . It taught me getting out of my fcking comfort zone . It made me a more tougher determined and resilient person and a person that tried harder to find a way and prevail . Adversity has taught me to never walk away from a fight !
                              Comfort zones and excuses teaches you nothing .

                              Adversity can toughen up our culture with the right teacher . A teacher that does not walk away from adversity and his students as there is no greater motivator than a teacher leading by example

                              Some coaches are lovers and some coaches are fighters .

                              We have the right coach in our corner


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                              • Mark from Brisbane

                                By:Mark from BrisbaneDec 8, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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                                A lot of discussion about Will Hopoate coming back but seriously can you see the Bulldogs wanting to see him gone at this stage of the season where there’s bugger all replacements on the market!
                                 
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                                • The Who

                                  By:The WhoDec 8, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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                                  Quick. Let's sign up this bloke Adversity.
                                   
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                                    I agree about Will . The Dogs need him and wont let go . I also agree that they are not many big name players on the market but players like Wolfman, robbo and jorge were unknowns before we made them known .
                                    Some players are capable of stepping up
                                     
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