Dear Members and Supporters,
With 30 seconds left on the clock last Saturday night…as we rose as one to applaud our team for its tough, gritty win against a fancied opponent, it once again felt as it should.
We played a hard, physical, committed brand of footy.
Far from perfect, but full of intent.
The signs are there.
The new game plan is taking shape.
Contested footy, clearances and forward pressure. All well up on last year.
The young backs are holding up (top 8 scores against).
And we’re scoring ok, just need to tidy up our accuracy.
The kids are doing their bit. And there are a lot of them.
Lycett and Burton have added plenty.
We’re building greater flexibility into Howard, Houston and Bonner.
Boaky is in career best form. Great to have Ollie, Hamish, Charlie and Brad back in the mix.
Tough selection decisions are being made, with form being rewarded.
We have been up to our armpits in 10 of our 13 games thus far, winning 7 of them.
The losses have hurt, and there is some inconsistency.
But we’ve also taken some reasonable scalps…whilst dealing with a serious shortage of experience and a solid block of travel.
All in all, we believe we are well placed.
With another big China campaign behind us, and 6 Adelaide Oval games to come…the run home is going to be huge.
Every game matters.
It’s all hands on deck for the Bulldogs on Saturday night.
Let’s light it up again!