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Hi my name is Lindsay Berrett, I am a traveller, English teacher, amateur writer and diehard sports enthusiast. Although my number one team and biased support will always be the Western Bulldogs I do follow as many different leagues as possible.

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My apologies of course, he won it with Brisbane.

Jaidyn Stephenson wins Collingwood's first ever Rising Star award

Bravo Jaidyn Stephenson well deserved, the headline he’s the first pie to win it, didn’t Bucks win it as well?

Jaidyn Stephenson wins Collingwood's first ever Rising Star award

Is Ross Lyon the problem? Or is it that Freo doesn’t have a really good team right now? They’re going through a transitional period and they’re blooding young players and building around them while trying to keep Fyfe on the park. You have to be patient with them and see what they are in 2020, if they’re still no good then oust Ross but sacking him now probably won’t help.

Why Ross should no longer be boss

I’d say it’s probably between 3 maybe 4, tigers and swans for sure, weagles a chance, pies an outside chance, port an outside chance. Not as open as the last few years the top 6 is miles apart from the rest.

Four hot takes from AFL Round 15

Pathetic from Freo, no hint of a fight whatsoever.

Fremantle Dockers vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog

I don’t know what your beef with the dogs is but saying that they’re a money pit is just wrong. they all but eradicated their debt last year, their profits are growing each year and they don’t rely on Pokies like some of the bigger Victorian clubs (Collingwood, Richmond, Essendon, Hawthorn). all of the clubs recieve a contribution from the AFL including west coast. that amount for the Bulldogs continues to decrease not increase like some other clubs ( Saint kilda for example) onfield the dogs might be a rabble (also the youngest and least experienced team currently being fielded in the comp) but off field the club is stable.

The Dogs' Halley's Comet premiership of 2016 is already light years away

bit harsh on the Dockers and Port I would have thought, Dockers are going better than the dogs for sure and Port are going better than Essendon, but that’s just my opinion, Bombers will slide back into mediocrity next week after getting done by Richmond. Cheers to the writer, I enjoy these power rankings, done very well.

AFL Power Rankings: Round 10

great win by North, good game played by Carlton. after watching the tripe the Dogs served up on Friday it was good to watch Carlton push Geelong and give a decent contest. As young as the dogs are some of their forward fifty efforts are pathetic.

Six hot takes from AFL Round 10

As bad as Carlton are the dogs were not that much better. The skill levels from both teams was miserable. Carlton have a long way to go if this year is anything to judge by, and no one knows with the dogs.

Carlton slump to six straight losses as Bulldogs win by 21

I hope the dogs win but expect Carlton to win. This year is a step backwards for the bulldogs but hopefully it’ll be worth it in the long run

Western Bulldogs vs Carlton: Friday Night Forecast

I don’t remember the last time freo beat any team by 10 goals so we could probably can that idea. Freo might get the win at home considering both teams match up pretty evenly this year it could go either way

The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

I can’t wait for the Freo game, despite the dogs losing tonight I think they’ll take it right up to Freo. Will be close.

Western Bulldogs vs Sydney Swans: AFL live scores, blog

Ablett if fit will be fantastic for Geelong but don’t forget Crameri as well, If he can remain injury free as well he’ll give the forward line another edge and free up Hawkins more. Sydney will keep doing what Sydney do, GWS are an interesting one. Insanely good list of top end talent but they’ve lost some really important senior players, they could go all the way on talent alone but also fall short without the leadership they’ve lost. my money is on Geelong to be the top of these three.

Who finishes higher in 2018? Geelong, Sydney, GWS

Collingwood have one of the best midfields in the competition but their efficiency inside 50 is terrible mainly because they don’t really have a proper forward setup, Tom Lynch would improve that and relieve Darcy Moore of the best defenders or depending on how he goes this year, give him a chance down back. Richmond would also be a perfect fit and more ideal considering the more immediate possibility of success, but my money is on Collongwood.

Here's where Tom Lynch will play in 2019

You aren’t the favourite, you’re a chance. And I’d try and win a final first before talk of Premierships champ. You still have a weak midfield compared to other top eight sides, and sides outside the 8 and you’ve now got a tougher draw than last year. Here’s a harsh truth, after ten rounds essendon could very well have only 3 wins.

Grand final rematch pencilled in for Round 2 as 2018 AFL fixtures released

They blew getting pick 11 and ended up with pick 16 for Stringer and a second round pick, I agree that they handled the situation poorly, but getting Pick 16, Trengrove for nothing, Crozier for bugger all and Schache for a second round pick. Despite the loss of Stringer it’s still a win don’t you think?

AFL trade news Deadline Day wrap: Gary Ablett, Jake Stringer, Bryce Gibbs, Josh Schache, Charlie Cameron, Lachie Weller and more

A glaring lack of a plan B would be one point, having the worst forward line in the competition would be another. It was disappointing to watch them slide so far. McLean and Dale have been the only improvers. Bont had an ok year by his standards but didn’t improve. Stringer was disappointing. Hopefully they return with new ideas and a new game plan.

Dogs at a loss to explain failed season

I very much doubt Carlton will take the spoon, mate. So far this week Dogs were deplorable, Freo were deplorable Carlton had a go and could’ve stolen that game. They’re looking good. Give it another year or two and they’ll be fighting it out for the 8.

Kennedy gives Carlton the Blues

That was a pretty disappointing performance, from the dogs, the fight went out after half time, hopefully some good ins next week

GWS blow Bulldogs out of the water

Webb wasn’t so great I agree and there are other youngster who have developed faster, particularly with Bevo Playing Bontempelli forward more and more with Redpath I don’t see the need for Cloke to stay in the side if they can replace him with Dickson who’s always handy for a few goals a game.

Bulldogs escape bullocking Brisbane

I’d bring in Dunkley for Wood going forward, with Dickson and Stringer to return it’s doubtful Smith will stay in the side, Cloke was also a little disappointing.

Bulldogs escape bullocking Brisbane

Since 1990 four reigning premier’s have missed finals the next season, the most recent being Hawthorn who finished 2009 in 9th with 9 wins, the dogs currently sit 7th with 11 wins and a solid chance of playing finals, how is it the worst premiership defence in history?

Bulldogs escape bullocking Brisbane

It was good to see Wallis and Dickson had good return games. But geez the dogs don’t look like a top 8 team and probably haven’t all year. A couple of good quarters but they still have a long way to go.

Capitulation in Geelong: Bulldogs could head out of the eight

I’ll never forget the Geelong dogs game of 09, I watched it with my brother the intensity of the final quarter was incredible. I don’t think Johnno hit the post though if I remember correctly he shanked it wide just.

The ten best Round 9 games from the past ten years

It was a good fight by the Dogs but if they don’t sort their forward line out they’re not going to do anything come September, It was good to see Redpath have a good return game, He’ll be better for the run. Boyd needs to start clunking marks instead of just flying for them, he has been underwhelming this year after a good finals series last year. it’ll be good when Stringer, Dickson and Crammers all return they add an extra edge to the forward line and make it harder to match up against. Eagles played really well and were unlucky not to win by more (I guess they won’t care, after all a win’s a win).

West Coast Eagles vs Western Bulldogs: AFL live scores, blog, highlights