This is something we need to sit down and discuss now.
With Ben Barba looking to leave the Bulldogs and head back to Queensland, we have now got to a point where a number of key players the club has invested time and money into have somehow found ways to leave the club.
Sonny Bill Williams signed a long term deal with the Bulldogs only to jump on a plane in the middle of the night. Braith Anasta, Willie Mason, Nate Myles, all great players that left. Ben Hannant, another player that wanted to leave the club early. Then there was Johnathan Thurston who left the club as well.
This is a heartbreaking list of players! Some teams have players they can point to and wish somehow, some way they were able to hold onto them. For the Panthers, we really should never have lost Brad Fittler. The Bulldogs though, over the last ten years they have lost some of the best players in the game to other clubs!
When the club made the Grand Final last season, they did well, only for a crazed Pom to run over and bite Billy Slater as the team lost the game!
If you had to look back and find a turning point, a moment in which the Rugby League Gods got pissed off at the clubs and put them through this endless misery, it would have to be their massive salary cap breach in 2002.
The club did go on to win the 2004 Grand Final though, so its hard to suggest that things have been downhill since 2002.
It is clear that we need to find a way to break this curse. A goat needs to be sacrificed in the middle of ANZ Stadium or something to turn this around.
Every time you think things are going well for the Bulldogs, the curse strikes!!!
So how would you break this curse? Leave a comment below. Lets see what fans come up with!
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