Bulldogs forward-turned-defender Bailey Dale receives his official coronation into the half-back flankers club on this week’s episode of Barkly Street.
Dale joins All-Australian defenders Bob Murphy and Easton Wood on the podcast to explain why it took him so long to ‘see the light’ after years of toil further up the ground.
The boys discuss how the switch to defence came about, balancing defence and attack, Rohan Smith’s influence, the pride in taking the kick-ins, and the current mood among the playing group.
Wood recounts his failed attempt to ‘make the switch’ in his brief time as a forward, before Dale reveals which movie terrified him as a kid and why he’s known as ‘Aspen’ by the great Archie Salek.
Bob and Woody kick off the show talking about Easton’s experience playing with and against members of Port Adelaide’s playing list in a scratch match last weekend, and his affinity with the player known simply as ‘citrus’.
They ask the question: Was Cody Weightman’s mark against Melbourne last week the greatest Bulldog mark ever?
And they put the call out to the fans on #BarklyStreet to come up with a replacement in the stock player profile Q&A, after the ‘Last Dance’ question was read its last rites.
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