Bulldogs 12 – Tigers 18: Ups & Downs

Bulldogs 12 – Tigers 18: Ups & Downs

A mixture of questionable decision making, inefficient attack, continuing 5th tackle woes and a sorely missing killer instinct saw the Bulldogs lose to the Tigers in Week 8. Here are my ups and downs:  Continue reading

Eels 4 – Bulldogs 28: ups/downs

Eels 4 – Bulldogs 28: ups/downs

The Bulldogs (9-8) rebounded from their poor showing in a loss to the Broncos last week, beating the Eels (7-10) 28-4 at ANZ stadium. The Bulldogs were good, but not great. They still have much to improve on if their season will have much meaning beyond the regular season. Here are the ups and downs. (Photo credit: Bulldogs.com.au) Continue reading

Bulldogs 20 – Storm 4: Back to Belmore

Bulldogs 20 – Storm 4: Back to Belmore

In a contest preceded by an irrepressible sense of nostalgia, community and passion, the Bulldogs (8-7) triumphed over the star-less Storm (8-7) in what was an emphatic return to their spiritual home ground, Belmore Oval. Here are the ups and downs. (Photo: bulldogs.com.au) Continue reading

What to watch for: Bulldogs @ Panthers.

What to watch for: Bulldogs @ Panthers.

Finally, the 2015 NRL season is upon us. The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs take on the Penrith Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Penrith’s Pepper Stadium, opening the season with a 2014 Preliminary Final rematch. The Bulldogs ended the Panthers’ 2014 season in that game, and earned themselves a Grand Final berth in the process, something the Panthers have surely not forgotten.

Here’s what to watch for in the first meaningful Bulldogs action of 2015. (Kickoff: 4pm AEDT – Pepper Stadium, Penrith – TV coverage: Channel 9)

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NRL Finals – Storm 4, Bulldogs 28 – Ups & Downs

NRL Finals – Storm 4, Bulldogs 28 – Ups & Downs

The Bulldogs stay alive in the NRL post-season with a very comprehensive victory over the Melbourne Storm, winning 28-4. The Bulldogs were a vastly different team than they have been in recent weeks and now look like legitimate competition contenders.  Continue reading

Titans 19 – Bulldogs 18: Ups & Downs

Titans 19 – Bulldogs 18: Ups & Downs

The Bulldogs capitulated in their regular season finale against the lowly Titans. They surged to a big lead early, only to drop off the intensity, let the Titans back in to the game and eventually lose to them in extra time. Their form did nothing to inspire confidence heading in to their do or die clash with the Storm in week 1 of the NRL Finals. Here are the ups and downs.
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