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Moore says Bulldogs remain positive

Steve Larkin 10/07/2011 10:28:50 AM Comments (0)

Beleaguered Canterbury coach Kevin Moore says he won't dignify rumours of his imminent demise with a response after crashing to another NRL loss.

Moore's Bulldogs slumped to their seventh loss in nine matches when defeated by Melbourne Storm 28-18 in Adelaide on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs coach is certain to face another week of inevitable scrutiny after speculation that his tenure was nearing an end.

"I can't control that," Moore said.

"One thing I will say, in my two-and-a-half years as a head coach I have shown the media a lot of respect and I front up day in, day out.

"And a lot of the questions I will be asked in regard to that (speculation) are not going to be dignified with an answer because it's based on a lot of rumour and innuendo.

"When you're talking about information from inside sources and that sort of thing ... I will show you (media) respect and talk about football all day.

"And I will turn up tomorrow and turn up Monday and Tuesday and continue my job and support the media's role in the game.

"But I won't dignify that sort of information with responses."

Moore's plight drew sympathy from Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy, who said he felt for the Bulldogs mentor.

"The Bulldogs are obviously going through a tough time at the moment and we feel for them ... I feel for Kevin," Bellamy said.

But Moore remained optimistic, saying there were positives for his battling Bulldogs in their loss to the Storm before 9963 spectators at Adelaide Oval.

"There were a lot of positives there for us, but we need to just keep working hard," he said.

"There is no rocket science in this game, it comes from building a bit of confidence and I think we can get some confidence from some of the stuff we did.

"We need to go over to New Zealand next week and get the two points because we are putting ourselves in a position where it's getting to stage where you have got to win a bank of games in a row."

Moore hoped to get a definitive prognosis on Monday about hooker Michael Ennis, injured in the State of Origin decider last Wednesday.

"He will be having further scans on Monday and we're hoping that it's not a long term injury," Moore said.

"He is improving and we're hopeful that he may be right but it's not the sort of thing that you are going to risk a player for."

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