Graham: We Share the Fans Disappointment
Bulldogs captain James Graham has addressed Bulldogs fans and members explaining he understands their pain and dissatisfaction brought about by the poor performances over the last couple of weeks.
Talk of fans turning their back on the side after 13 Rounds has also surfaced online, however, the 31-year-old was not sure what that was going to achieve.
"We share [the fans'] disappointment; I understand to some extent what they go through with distances some travel and what it means to them on a daily basis. They were here before I was and they'll still be here when I'm long gone. They care and are passionate with a level of expectation so it's up to us as players to manage and reach that for them,” said Graham.
The Bulldogs will host the Dragons this Monday at ANZ Stadium and have previously won nine out of their last 10 clashes with the joint venture.
On top of that, the Bulldogs have also won the past two matches on the Queen’s Birthday and Graham confirmed the side is committed more than ever to turning things around.
“I can guarantee that you have got a committed playing group, committed staff and a committed organisation that are going to do everything they can to try and get the win. We don’t want to give St George any more added motivation, but we’ll be turning up on Monday don’t you worry about that,” he added.
The Bulldogs are notorious for bouncing back after winning three games in a row following a 36- nil defeat against the Cowboys last year in Round 20, as well as this year winning three games in a row, following the loss to the Manly Sea Eagles in Round four.
"We can't change [the past results] now but we can respond like we did against Brisbane. We've moved on from that game and look forward to seeing what we've learnt from that game and how we respond,” Graham said.