Coach - Luke Beveridge
Points for - 13th
Points Against - 15th
Top 5 Best and Fairest
- Tom Liberatore
- Jack Macrae
- Ryan Griffen
- Luke Dalhaus
- Robert Murphy
2013/2014 Rising Star Noms
Tom Boyd, Shane Biggs, Joel Hamling, Toby Mclean, Lukas Webb, Declan Hamilton, Bailey Dale, Caleb Daniel, Zaine Cordy, Roarke Smith (rk), Jordan Kelly (rk),
Daniel Giansiracusa, Tom Williams, Shaun Higgins, Ryan Griffen, Adam Cooney, Liam Jones, Jason Tutt, Christian Howard, Tom Young, Alex Greenwood, Mark Austin
I dont know Luke Beveridge but it looks a lot like the lunatics had taken control of the asylum, surely the coach of the 14th placed team has the right to have some strongly worded conversations with his team and set much higher expectations. Hopefully for their sake Beveridge is not too cuddly. Mediocrity has been on the menu for a while at the Doggies and they need to harden up.
So what happens when you take the most experienced players out of a lowly placed team and let the young guys lead the way. History tells us that doesnt usually end up going in the right direction. At least not at first. There is not doubting the young talent they have uncovered recently but there is also no doubting the amount of talent they lost at the end of the season as well. I can see what they are building and I think the move to get Boyd was inspired and I believe it will pay off in the long term. In the short term they are about to receive another chance to pick up a high draft pick at the end of this season.
With everything that went down in the off season along with having a new coach it would be impossible to predict big things for the Bulldogs, especially this year. I expect them to drop down the ladder. They have enough talent to avoid the spoon but will probably finish 16-17th