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"It's a good club, especially with the blokes we've got there now. I'm looking forward to the next couple of years," Barba said.
But that was before the arrival of new coach Des Hasler, who has identified Raiders star Dugan as the club's top priority recruit for next season.
The Raiders are intent on having Dugan's contract situation resolved before the start of the season, which would give them time to formulate a contingency plan if the local junior walks away.
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last season as the NRL's equal top tryscorer, alongside South Sydney flyer Nathan Merritt.
"It's a bit different with Des and a few of the blokes he's brought in with him.
"It's going to take a bit to get used to and we're not hoping for miracles, we're just going to do our best."
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"What message does that send to Barba playing fullback for them this year?
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tries and was one of the NRL's most dangerous runners on kick return last season, said: "Yep, 100 per cent."
Since the arrival of Hasler, the Bulldogs have had a taste of the type of pre season conditioning it takes to win a premiership.
"I'm surprised the Bulldogs are chasing Josh Dugan given they only just re signed Ben Barba to a long term deal last year," Furner said.
When approached by The Sunday Telegraph, Barba said he wanted to remain at the Bulldogs and continue to play in his preferred position of fullback.
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Those in the know at Canterbury say forwards such as Sam Kasiano, Greg Eastwood and Frank Pritchard have had weight falling off them, such is the physical nature of the new training regime.
hopefully (Dugan) is just one. I'm just trying to get through this pre season and the All Stars game and hopefully be the Bulldogs' No. 1 come round one," Barba said.
"You have to wonder where he would fit into the equation if they were to sign Dugan for the type of money that's being talked about."
The move for Dugan has prompted Raiders chief executive Don Furner to question what the future holds for Bulldogs fullback Barba, who finished Nike Dunk Pigeon Ebay
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