Game Chat – Western Bulldogs v Carlton

Written by Father Dougal on May 9 2021

Where and When: 3:20pm today at Marvel Stadium

What it means for the Bulldogs: Staying in second on the Ladder. Hopes of catching the Demons. Not losing two i a row. Beating a team they really ought to beat 

What it means for the Blues:   Winning means they are 4-4. That’s a chance to make finals. Also, beating the Dogs would be a huge moral boost. Losing to the Dogs, well, mostly means try again next week, and 3-5 isn’t a hopeless position. 

Supercoach Watch:

Bulldogs: Macrae, The Bont, Scott & McNeil, The Helmet, Bailey Smith, Treloar even. 

Blues : Cripps, Walsh, Docherty, Williams, Saad, Parks. 

Father Dougal’s Watch: Sweet & Khamis. Two rookies, might be useful and we are soon going to run out of useful. 

Father Dougal’s Tip:  Bulldogs at Marvel? After their first loss of the season? Dogs by 20. 

 

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45 thoughts on “Game Chat – Western Bulldogs v Carlton”

  1. All the hype Williams gave at the start of the season, but then misses games and at 1/4 time in the negatives for SC score……
    Many dodged a bullet there

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    1. You’d think that years and years of Williams missing due to injury or inconsistent from might have even been a warning.

      Docherty, however is on for yet another good score.

      Only one of these two players was going to be a bargain.

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  2. Supercoach need to change things up and let us put umpires in our teams with the way that they choose who they will and wont pay free kicks to, regardless of whether they are or aren’t actually frees, the umps have more influence on the result than 50% of the players on field do.

    I know that the AFL is trying to claw back losses from last year be ensuring specific teams make the finals (the umps coach quit because of it) and that’s OK if they need the money.
    Some people are really objecting to it but I reckon if we could select an umpire in our teams the rigged results would be easier to take

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    1. just as we see different things from different camera angles
      so do the umpires from different positions on the ground
      what they need is 2 fwd umps , 2 mid & def
      1 on each side of the contest
      only paying the blatant frees that they see & not guessing from the wrong vantage point
      this will never happen though
      i thought the 3 rd ump when it came in would fix the problem but they didn’t work in 2’s
      just stayed in their 3rd of the ground with the same 1 sided view of the game

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        1. weeties packets. There’s plenty of weeties packets and it’s not like the ones we have now seem to be the best.

          Seriously though, we need to get serious about our umpire recruitment and training. There needs to be a good career in it, at least of a similar length in career and similar pay to our football players.

          There’s around 1/10th the number of umpires than football players out there, yet they’re arguably more important.

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          1. its the running not the application that keeps people a lot of potentially good umpires from doing it

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      1. no not 5 ,
        6 on field + the usual boundary & goal umps
        im sure they could be found
        there would be a lot less running
        just need 3 more competent people that know the rules & are not whistle happy
        1 in each 3rd of the ground
        its not rocket science

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    2. No, it’s not ok even if they need the money.

      If a club isn’t good enough it shouldn’t count on aid from umpires to make the finals because of it’s fanbase, or it’s donors.

      Corruption in sport is NEVER acceptable.

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    3. What are you on ? Have you ever umpired a game ? Rigged results…..are you accusing AFL and/or umpires of cheating deliberately ??

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      1. Erm, in some cases the answer to that has to be a yes, Wighty.

        You can’t with a straight face watch the 2016 finals season and tell me that the umpiring was fair and balanced in GWS versus WB in the elimination final and then in the Sydney versus WB grand final.

        Umpiring stats for those games as follows: 23/13 and then 20/8.

        43 to 21. and that’s with lots of “even up” at the end in “junk time” when the swans got 3 free kicks. Sydney got just two free kicks paid between quarter time and halfway through the last quarter. After the game was effectively over, then there was some even up.

        Even Hanneberry having his legs taken out, doing his medial ligament didn’t get a free kick. How is effectively destroying a player’s career by sliding into his legs and causing serious injury NOT even a free kick?

        Free kicks were 9-3 at quarter time, 12-4 at half time, 15-5 at three quarter time and 20-8 at full time.

        It was abundantly clear who the AFL wanted to win both games and the umpires did EVERYTHING to achieve that goal. Not just in what they paid, but what they turned a blind eye to.

        (By comparison the regular season games were 21/14 WB/GWS and 17/16 WB/GWS respectively)

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      2. Umps don’t go out to deliberately cheat
        Saying that though , As human beings
        Umpires would have most liked & most disliked teams
        In those grey area decisions it would be silly to think that the correct grades of umpiring would be applied every time
        Case in point
        Razor ray should never umpire Geelong/hawthorn games
        As the grey area decisions always seem to go Geelong’s way

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  3. Is it me or am I seeing Daniel being played a lot further up the field, almost as a winger/HF???
    Has he copped the #FURL this year from Beveridge like Dunkley and others have in previous years?

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    1. He’s absolutely being moved around and people were warned a few weeks ago when it was mentioned on here that he was being pushed all the way into the forward 50 at times.

      Definitely not in a set-and-forget CHB role anymore.

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      1. I started the season with him, but now it appears that he will be traded out to someone like Ridley considering he has dropped a lot. Will have to do it now before Daniel drops a lot in cash

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      1. Given the number of bad games most of the other premiums have suffered a bad game or two is kind of on the cards for everyone at some point.

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    1. not really his fault i recon ,
      he came from a team that didnt know how to educate him as an AFL footballer properly
      Its like all the GWS management & kids were expecting their future Premierships , Colemans & Brownlows
      without having to do the due diligence
      AFL allowed this to happen , not so much the players
      they allowed GWS to ruin the concept
      GWS should have traded the kids & spread the talent pool to established teams with the ability to bring the kids through properly & then brought in the guns to fast track success & culture as was planned
      instead , the AFL allowed them to keep all the kids .
      GWS were greedy & ended up with a club with no culture , no connections & no success
      now they are nowhere with good kids rotting in the 2’s & a bunch of over rated , over paid , injury prone players being propped up by the AFL every year

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  4. Hahaha
    Check H McKays stats 5 kicks for 4.1 CD say only going at 70% one of those goals must have have been an ineffective kick

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  5. Surely Carlton in the near future will run into salary cap trouble.
    Paying Williams and McGovern probably over 1.5 million and what they are getting rom them they could get from 2 rookies.
    They also need to re-contract Cripps and McKsy who are not going to sign on again cheaply.

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    1. No need to sign Cripps he’s finished as a top 50 player. They’ll let Cripps go to get Merrett.

      Bombers can’t afford Merrett they have 12 top 10 draft picks to pay

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      1. If there’s a more disappointing premium player than Cripps this year…… please let me know.

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          1. Martin, ok I put in the same barrel as Cripps, Daniel and Neale not so much and Z Williams not in the same PREMO status of the others. He’s been average tho.

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        1. You should have used a calculator mate your low iq identified you as a bombers supporter straight away 🙂

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  6. Daniel has made a massive comeback in that last quarter due to him being moved back to his half back spot.
    This now brings in the question on whether he is a SC premo or will he cop Fwd role punishment every off week

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  7. Zac Williams just looks like he is not going to be a Premo this year, getting 9 disposals and scoring about 25 points. I’d rather take a doughnut from him than a score of 25

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