June 25, 2024

Are the Western Bulldogs truly competitive? Is their premiership coach, Luke Beveridge, the ideal figure to guide them forward?

That’s the pressing question surrounding the Western Bulldogs.

Foxfooty.com.au delves into the prominent challenges at the Kennel and ponders the next steps for Luke Beveridge’s squad.
IS BEVO THE RIGHT FIT?

Despite the Western Bulldogs’ underwhelming start to the 2024 season, North Melbourne legend David King doesn’t foresee the club dismissing premiership coach Luke Beveridge.

“I don’t think they’ll sack him; I don’t think that’s on the table,” King remarked on Fox Footy’s First Crack.

Luke Beveridge, Senior Coach of the Bulldogs addresses his players at three quarter time during the 2024 AFL Round 08 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Hawthorn Hawks at Marvel Stadium on May 05, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

“They’re too classy an organisation and he’s too proud a person, if it were to come to that, I can see him walking.

“If it’s to be soon, it won’t be them sacking him, it’ll be him putting his hand up.”

While Beveridge steered the club to a historic premiership in 2016, their post-2021 performance, where they lost the grand final to Melbourne, has been less impressive, notably without a finals victory.

“I’m a massive Bevo fan, I feel like I say this week after week, I stick up for him, what he’s done for that football club, he’s got a 60% win-loss rate, he’s taken them to two grand finals and he won them a premiership, that is bloody hard to do,” King affirmed.

“In any timeframe you want to give any coach – we’re still talking about people like Ken Hinkley who’s been there 10, 12 years trying to get an opportunity.

“This guy won a flag at a club who craved it for so long.”

King asserts that Beveridge has earned the autonomy to determine his future, regardless of the outcome.

“It’s always ugly at the end with coaches leaving, there’s no smooth passage,” he remarked.

“I just feel like this club will do the right thing on the way out, if it is to be.

“I think it’ll be Bevo’s call. It always looks ugly at the end, but it can be done with class and grace.”

Are the Western Bulldogs truly competitive? Is their premiership coach, Luke Beveridge, the ideal figure to guide them forward?

That’s the pressing question surrounding the Western Bulldogs.

Foxfooty.com.au delves into the prominent challenges at the Kennel and ponders the next steps for Luke Beveridge’s squad.
IS BEVO THE RIGHT FIT?

Despite the Western Bulldogs’ underwhelming start to the 2024 season, North Melbourne legend David King doesn’t foresee the club dismissing premiership coach Luke Beveridge.

Luke Beveridge, Senior Coach of the Bulldogs with Matthew Egan at 3 qtr time. Pic: Michael Klein

“I don’t think they’ll sack him; I don’t think that’s on the table,” King remarked on Fox Footy’s First Crack.

“They’re too classy an organisation and he’s too proud a person, if it were to come to that, I can see him walking.

“If it’s to be soon, it won’t be them sacking him, it’ll be him putting his hand up.”

While Beveridge steered the club to a historic premiership in 2016, their post-2021 performance, where they lost the grand final to Melbourne, has been less impressive, notably without a finals victory.

“I’m a massive Bevo fan, I feel like I say this week after week, I stick up for him, what he’s done for that football club, he’s got a 60% win-loss rate, he’s taken them to two grand finals and he won them a premiership, that is bloody hard to do,” King affirmed.

“In any timeframe you want to give any coach – we’re still talking about people like Ken Hinkley who’s been there 10, 12 years trying to get an opportunity.

“This guy won a flag at a club who craved it for so long.”

King asserts that Beveridge has earned the autonomy to determine his future, regardless of the outcome.

“It’s always ugly at the end with coaches leaving, there’s no smooth passage,” he remarked.

“I just feel like this club will do the right thing on the way out, if it is to be.

“I think it’ll be Bevo’s call. It always looks ugly at the end, but it can be done with class and grace.”

Is Luke Beveridge the right man to lead the Western Bulldogs forward amidst their current challenges? That’s the looming question surrounding the team.

Foxfooty.com.au delves into the pressing issues at the Kennel and explores the potential paths for Luke Beveridge’s squad.
IS BEVO THE RIGHT FIT?

Despite the Bulldogs’ struggles at the start of the 2024 season, North Melbourne legend David King believes that the club is unlikely to part ways with premiership coach Luke Beveridge.

“I don’t think they’ll sack him; I don’t think that’s on the table,” King remarked on Fox Footy’s First Crack.

“They’re too classy an organisation and he’s too proud a person, if it were to come to that, I can see him walking.

“If it’s to be soon, it won’t be them sacking him, it’ll be him putting his hand up.”

While Beveridge guided the club to a historic premiership in 2016, their performance post-2021, notably without a finals victory, has been less impressive.

Has Luke Beveridge made the most of the Western Bulldogs' talent, or is he  all smoke and mirrors?

“I’m a massive Bevo fan, I feel like I say this week after week, I stick up for him, what he’s done for that football club, he’s got a 60% win-loss rate, he’s taken them to two grand finals and he won them a premiership, that is bloody hard to do,” King affirmed.

“In any timeframe you want to give any coach – we’re still talking about people like Ken Hinkley who’s been there 10, 12 years trying to get an opportunity.

“This guy won a flag at a club who craved it for so long.”

King asserts that whatever happens, Beveridge has earned the autonomy to determine his future, regardless of the outcome.

“It’s always ugly at the end with coaches leaving, there’s no smooth passage,” he remarked.

“I just feel like this club will do the right thing on the way out, if it is to be.

“I think it’ll be Bevo’s call. It always looks ugly at the end, but it can be done with class and grace.”

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