Western Bulldogs games record-holder Brad Johnson says an alarming flaw in the past fortnight has led to his former side retreating “back into the pack”, with fellow AFL pundits left perplexed by the Bulldogs’ form dip.
Despite comprehensively winning the disposal (+76) and contested possession (+20) counts, a wayward Bulldogs outfit on Saturday night failed to capitalise on its advantage over a depleted Geelong midfield, succumbing to a 23-point defeat in a fast-paced clash at Marvel Stadium.
It was the Bulldogs 21st loss from their past 24 meetings with the Cats, who themselves snapped a three-game losing skid.
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“They (the Cats) have owned the Bulldogs for a long time now and that’s why for me it was a little bit disappointing the Dogs…