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I hope Selwyn was aware Locky was taking his personal issues to the media

'Affecting him mentally': Lockyer reveals Cobbo opted out of Origin II - 'I congratulate him for being open and honest'

You’ll always win me over with a Josh Jackson appreciation post
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It’s always been a bitter irony that Jackson won a Brad Fittler medal as NSW best player in 2016. Then Fittler came in, in 2018 and sacked him… 😂 😢

'Cause as much havoc as I can': Leniu wants to smash 'all of them' in Origin II with bench buddy Haumole

I watched TPJ’s last fight… I don’t think Mahoney would be too worried…

NRL News: Keary tossing up Super League retirement backflip, Pangai wants Storm showdown

It was brutal…

Slater didn’t start the fire but he’s stoking the flames with cryptic comments about Suaalii send-off

Bee in the bonnet wilbas?

There are lots of clubs with far better rosters than the Bulldogs

NRL Power Rankings: Round 15 - Two teams on title trajectory, another 13 who can’t get their act together ... and two duds

I went and saw ‘Stop Making Sense’ at the movies late last year… unreal! Was like being at a concert

Slater didn’t start the fire but he’s stoking the flames with cryptic comments about Suaalii send-off

What do you mean “two years behind the Tigers”? The Tigers has zero relevance to the Bulldogs salary cap and vice versa

The back ended contracts from Hasler’s era are well and truly done and dusted. Hasler left the club in 2017. That’s 7 years ago. The Dogs salary cap is a clean slate. They have as much to spend in 2024 as any other club. What Des did has zero impact on the Dogs cap…

NRL Power Rankings: Round 15 - Two teams on title trajectory, another 13 who can’t get their act together ... and two duds

If course they did. If he signed someone in 2017 to a four year back ended deal, then the Dogs were still feeling the effects of that in 2021. That’s why we’ve been in such a hole. We were paying players to play for other clubs and over paying the players we retained

But 2017 was seven years ago – there was no one signed to a seven year back ended deal. The salary cap dramas are well and truly done

NRL Power Rankings: Round 15 - Two teams on title trajectory, another 13 who can’t get their act together ... and two duds

Oh yeah, I agree completely… I think we get more of the eye rolling “I’m gonna smash em” from the blues but it’s all part of the theatre…

'Cause as much havoc as I can': Leniu wants to smash 'all of them' in Origin II with bench buddy Haumole

Nice work on the song… 😂

This all feels like a bit of manufactured controversy. Billy is being inflammatory because he’s refusing to say anything inflammatory? He’s refusing to give an opinion on the tackle despite saying “I honestly don’t like watching it too much, it’s pretty sickening and it’s not good for our game. I can’t imagine too many mums and dads would want to throw their kids in the car and take them and sign them up after watching this sort of stuff.”? I think it’s pretty clear

Anyway with henchmen like Thurston and Tallis, Slater doesn’t need to say to much and bring the heat

I read the transcript of Maguire’s glass houses media conference before I saw it and it made no sense on the page. It was a bit better watching him say it but was still a bit of a b grade “I’m trying to say it without saying it” sledge

Tallis – who’s normally very ineffective in the verbal sparring – absolutely nailed Madge though

Queensland doing Origin better on and off the field… 😂 😂

Slater didn’t start the fire but he’s stoking the flames with cryptic comments about Suaalii send-off

Lots of Blues chatter in the media – hope they can live up to it…

'Cause as much havoc as I can': Leniu wants to smash 'all of them' in Origin II with bench buddy Haumole

1. The Dogs salary cap problems were from the end of the Hasler era. Hasler’s last season was 2017 – 7 years ago

2. I don’t what “two years behind the Tigers” means

3. Yeah, have a look at our roster with the likes of Tracey, Mann, Hayward, King , Hughes, Hutchison, Wilson, Taaffe, Kiraz, Turpin, Knight, Xerri, Kautoga, Hayes, Samrani, Morrin, Patolo, Tetevano, Faamausili, etc and compare it to teams like the Roosters, Panthers, Broncos, Storm, etc and tell me how you land on it being the Bulldogs who are over the cap… 😂 😂 😂

4. “Did not the Bulldogs have no money under the cap but they continue to buy talent” ignoring the double negative, that’s not quite how the salary cap works

5. Every team, every year gets a grant from the NRL that covers the salary cap

6. The Dogs have turned over their entire roster since 2021, so they’ve been replacing players, not continuing to buy talent

NRL Power Rankings: Round 15 - Two teams on title trajectory, another 13 who can’t get their act together ... and two duds

I’m glad I’m not the only one that sees it that way… the problems / challenges are much deeper than pick this bloke, drop that bloke

I know I’m a broken record, but we’ve got to have bodies in motion and be posing questions to the defence. I know we were a man short in game one but I don’t recall any of that

We’re going to have superb edges on both sides of the field. Have to find a way to get the ball to them and isolate defenders… like they do to us

Maguire’s team overhaul strengthens Blues but their lack of cohesion is a major concern

How can the best defensive team in the comp just be making up the numbers…? 😁

Attack wins games. Defence wins comps…

I think you’ve got a nerve even mentioning Souths in the same post as the Dogs

Dogs have won twice as many games have conceded half the number of points and are +207 on f/a

Not only are Souths not in the Dogs league, I’m not even sure we’re playing the same sport… 😂 😂 😂

NRL Power Rankings: Round 15 - Two teams on title trajectory, another 13 who can’t get their act together ... and two duds

Moses getting in early with the “you can’t blame the loss on the 7” defence… 😂

Origin News: Walsh forgives Suaalii, Moses feels for 'scapegoat' Hynes, Latrell makes peace with Leniu over racism incident

PS – no mention of the Dogs now having the fewest points conceded…? Best defence in the comp… 😁

NRL Power Rankings: Round 15 - Two teams on title trajectory, another 13 who can’t get their act together ... and two duds

Big test for the Bulldogs over the next six weeks

Roosters a, Sharks, Warriors, bye, Broncos a, Cowboys a

No exaggeration to say it makes or breaks the Dogs season…

NRL Power Rankings: Round 15 - Two teams on title trajectory, another 13 who can’t get their act together ... and two duds

I guess the proof will be in the origin 2 pudding

My concern with the blues in game 1 was how flat footed and uncoordinated they were in attack

Maybe that was all because of the Suaalii send off. But it’s been a lot like that for a lot of the last five years

Why Origin I was already over before Suaalii send-off: Blues rose to the occasion statistically but lacked Maroons' intent

TPJ will be frothing against a former club anyway… Mahoney will drive him apoplectic 😂

NRL News: Keary tossing up Super League retirement backflip, Pangai wants Storm showdown

To be fair, Keary has said repeatedly that concussion risk had nothing to do with his decision to retire….

NRL News: Keary tossing up Super League retirement backflip, Pangai wants Storm showdown

😂

Maguire defends under-fire skipper, reveals reason for Latrell recall - and calls out Maroons in 'glass houses'

The writing was definitely on the wall with that soft as tissue paper Hunt try

I just want to see NSW put on some sort of set play early to set my nerves at ease…

Why Origin I was already over before Suaalii send-off: Blues rose to the occasion statistically but lacked Maroons' intent

Good luck to him, but he’s 9 years into his NRL career and hasn’t managed to nail down a position or a starting role. 71 of his 135 games have been off the bench

He plays a lot of positions, but it’s probably only hooker and probably only this year that you’d say he’s played consistently at NRL level

I’d like to think Madge has a specific plan on how to use Watson’s skill set, but I’m not holding my breath. I think it’s more likely a thought process of “gee we got caught out not having a utility on the bench for game 1. Who saw that coming? Who’s the most utility utility I can pick? Oh, look Watson’s played fullback, centre, five eighth, lock, hooker and bench. That makes him the best utility”

Watson goes from bench to Blue after 558-day hiatus from the NRL

Over their last nine games the Dogs have only put in one dud performance in their 24-20 loss to the Raiders in Magic Round

Otherwise they’ve only had a 2 point loss away to Melbourne and a 6 point loss away to Penrith scoring 230 points and conceding 130 over the 9 games. I don’t think that’s particularly inconsistent

Anyway, only querying the label. 6th is more than fair…

NRL Power Rankings: Round 15 - Two teams on title trajectory, another 13 who can’t get their act together ... and two duds

I can’t wait to see Reed Mahoney vs TPJ… 😛

NRL News: Keary tossing up Super League retirement backflip, Pangai wants Storm showdown

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