Parallel 95: Part 2
In 1995 off the back of a Grand Final defeat to the Canberra Raiders in 1994, the Bulldogs finished the regular season in the bottom four of the top eight, but managed to make a history-making finals surge, winning three sudden death matches to make the Grand Final and defeat the Manly Sea Eagles.
Fast track to 2014 and the current squad, is in a very similar position to the team of 95, having loss the 2012 Grand Final and finishing the regular season in seventh position, many outsiders believed the team were no chance of being there on the final day of the NRL season.
Part two of the Parallel 95 sees Jim Dymock open up about what was the turning point for the team of 95 and who was responsible for turning the sides form around.
Club Legend Terry Lamb gathered the team and took the side on a harbour cruise to chat about how close they were to winning the Grand Final in 1994, the pain of losing a Grand Final and what the team needed to do to put their regular season form behind them and realise they had an opportunity to do something special although they finished in sixth position.
The side limped into the finals with many outsiders writing them off, but the team came together on that night and spoke honestly how they would control what they could and buy into what was needed from the squad to get the ultimate reward.
Part three will feature Jim Dymock speaking about the three finals games that led to the Grand Final.