Why Bulldogs big man Tim English is sick of eating

SEN - Fri, 6th Dec 2019 - 0 Comments

Western Bulldogs ruckman Tim English says putting on weight is easier said than done.

English, who is entering his third year of senior footy, is intent on continuing to build his frame as he looks to keep pace with the top ruckmen in the league.

The 205cm big man provided a unique insight into how often he needs to eat to build up his playing weight.

“The amount of food you had to consume is probably one of the more difficult parts of putting on size,” he told SEN Summer Breakfast.

“I’m still trying to eat as much as I can, whenever I have a spare five minutes, I try to get some food in.

“You actually get sick of eating, which is a funny thing to say. It’s actually quite difficult.

“I love my chocolate but luckily it doesn’t show up.”

The Western Bulldogs crashed out of the 2019 finals series, losing to the GWS Giants by 58 points.

The Dogs were widely criticised for not being able to handle the physical nature of the context and English admitted they’d look to do things different next time if a similar situation arose.

“I think it’s kind of obvious the Giants targeted us physically,” he said.

“We probably didn’t stand up to stand up to that as much as we would have liked but I know everyone within the club if we did get that opportunity again would be more prepared and ready.

“We’d look to implement our game style within (the game) which would give us a better opportunity of winning.”

__Listen to Tim English's full chat on SEN Summer Breakfast in the player below. __