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Bulldogs big movers in NRL betting - 16th March 2009

Bookies have thrown their support behind the Bulldogs after their 34-12 win over reigning premiers Manly, with the Dogs’ premiership odds slashed in half after the first weekend of the 2009 season.

Last year’s wooden spooners were listed as $36 chances to take out the premiership with bookmaker Betfair before Saturday’s clash with the Sea Eagles.

But after a truly impressive display against a distracted Manly outfit, the Dogs are now rated $19 chances to be crowned NRL champions.

That sees the Canterbury club leap past the Roosters, Gold Coast, Newcastle and Parramatta to become the NRL’s eighth favourite.

South Sydney’s odds have also shortened after their 52-12 demolition of the Roosters, dropping from $60 to $32.

The Roosters’ dismal performance sees them blow out to $40 outsiders.

In other moves, the Warriors have come in to $9 from a pre-season high of $19.50, the Broncos move from $12.50 into $11, while the Panthers have blown out to $80 outsiders – and short-priced $3 favourites to win the wooden spoon.

Manly remain the competition favourites with Betfair, ahead of beaten 2008 grand finalists Melbourne.

MANLY $5.50
COWBOYS $15.00
DRAGONS $16.00
EELS $32

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Club Profile

The Bulldogs (formerly Canterbury-Bankstown RLFC, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and "The Berries") are an Australian professional rugby league football club who compete in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership, the top rugby league competition in Australasia, as well as New South Wales Rugby League junior competitions. Based in Belmore, a suburb of Sydney, the Bulldogs were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, predecessor of the current NRL competition, in 1935.


In 1935, thirteen years after a meeting above "The Ideal Milk Bar" in Campsie created the Canterbury-Bankstown Junior Rugby League, the Canterbury-Bankstown club was admitted into the elite New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership. But right from the start the men who laid the foundations for the Bulldogs thrived on adversity. It took the new club, nicknamed "Country Bumpkins" because of their rural recruiting & CB emblem, just three years to win their first premiership in 1938. The grand final-winning effort was repeated again in 1942 before a 25-year drought set in.

In 1967, having ended the 11-year premiership reign of the great St.George by knocking them out in the final, "The Berries" as they were known at the time, went down to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the grand final. But the return to the top end of the table set the scene for off-field restructuring that laid the foundations for the club to become one of the most consistent achievers in the remaining decades of the 20th century.

In 1978 Canterbury-Bankstown became known as "The Bulldogs". "Cantabs" "See Bees" & "Berries" were seen to be "soft" nicknames and the club wanted something to signify determination and grit.[citation needed] A grand final appearance in 1979 followed by a grand final win in 1980 with a young, enthusiastic and free-running side dubbed "The Entertainers", was the beginning of a golden era that was to produce three more grand final wins in the 80's: 1984, 1985 and 1988.

In the 1990s' Super League war, the Bulldogs aligned themselves with the rebel competition, playing the 1997 Super League premiership. In 1998 the Bulldogs came close to adding another trophy to the cabinet after battling their way to the Grand Final where they met the Brisbane Broncos and went down 38-12. On the way to the 1998 Grand Final, some people say the Bulldogs pulled off one of the most remarkable victories in the history of the game. After trailing by 16 points with ten minutes remaining, the Bulldogs got home 32-20 winners in extra time thanks to a brilliant try to Rod Silva and two pressure conversions from Daryl Halligan.

The Bulldogs did well in 2003, however they fell one step short of yet another Grand Final after going down to the Roosters 28-18 in the Preliminary Final.

Season 2004 was a tribute to both Steve Folkes' ability as a coach and the determination of a squad that refused to buckle.

Despite the club's well-documented off-field dramas, the Bulldogs managed to maintain their focus on football and were rewarded with the ultimate prize when they held out arch-rivals the Sydney Roosters in a 16-13 thriller, the perfect ending for departing captain Steve Price and a fitting way to cap off the club's 70th anniversary season. Their eighth premiership trophy moved the club into a clear 5th place in the all-time tally.

The Bulldogs were unable to mount a serious defence of the title in 2005 as injuries and contract negotiations saw the year start and finish on a sour note for the club. Due to the extent of injuries suffered, the team at times was unable to be at full-strength.[citation needed] This took its toll in the final six weeks of the season, the club suffering heavy losses and missing the finals series. In 2006, little was expected from the club after a lacklustre 2005 season, but despite some doubt over the strength of their side, the Bulldogs' impressive[neutrality disputed] forward pack helped them to a better than expected result for the year, finishing just a game short of the Grand Final, in which they lost to eventual premiers the Brisbane Broncos. 2007 saw an indifferent and inconsistent season, the team never really clicking into top gear, eventually eliminated from the finals, finishing sixth after losing to Parramatta in Week Two of the Finals Series. The club will lose Mark O'Meley in the off-season whilst looking forward to welcoming some new younger players into the ranks. (Credit: Wikipedia)


DVD Review


In the planning for many years, this Canterbury Bulldogs series traces the social and sporting history of the club from 1908 to the present. Volume I of the four-volume set The Mighty Bulldogs has now been released.

With interviews, photos and footage that was thought lost, this will prove a valuable part of any Bulldogs supporters' collection.

The Mighty Bulldogs Volume 1 is only available through the club and its outlets.

The DVD looks at the first junior club in 1909 to the Canterbury Bankstown President's Cup team that won its first premiership in 1931.

This spurred on the attempts to enter a Canterbury team into the main competition with success when they were finally admitted for the 1935 season.

Then the dramatic rise of the team from second last in 1935 to semi finals in 1936 and Premiers in 1938 and 1942. Then the club had hard seasons during the 1950s as they gradually built a great side in the early 1960s that would contest the now famous 1967 Grand Final.

Covering the history of the Club from 1908 to 1967, Volume I shows the social history of the Canterbury Bankstown area and its people and is narrated by the foundation players of the time including Eddie Burns and Joe Gartner. They were both filmed along with Peter Moore in 2000 before they passed away.

The story looks at the 1940s and 1950s through the words of Ken Charlton, Jack Stewart, Alan Scwhebel and Barry Nelson. During this time Peter Moore emerged in the lower grades and would later become the most respected football club secretary and CEO of Canterbury and in the game.

The Gartner family dynasty continued through the 1950s with Jim and Ray Gartner, and their brother Clive, who would be joined by wonderful players that came in the 1960s. These include Col Brown, Les Johns, Kevin Goldspink, John Greaves, Ron Raper, Bob Hagan, and the mighty Kevin Ryan, who would captain-coach the team into the now famous 1967 Grand Final against South Sydney.

There is footage and specially edited mini feature games from 1963 to 1967 and rare archival film of games in the 1940s. Some of this archival film has been specially restored and seen on this DVD for the very first time. The Mighty Bulldogs Volume I is a must for all Bulldogs fans and those with an interest in our sporting and social history. The series is being made by Richard Bradley Productions.
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