Bulldogs recruit Kyle Flanagan has blasted the Roosters’ decision to axe him after just one season at the Bondi club and questioned Trent Robinson in the process. “It definitely [affected] my confidence during the year when I thought I was playing really well and I was the [competition’s] top points scorer, then I didn’t play two games out of nowhere,” Flanagan told The Sun-Herald. “I look back now going, ‘What the hell was going on there?’“I was pretty proud with how I responded to that and finished off the season. The Roosters also have back-up Drew Hutchison on their books, while Flanagan will compete with Lachlan Lewis, Brandon Wakeham and Jake Averillo for a halves spot at the Bulldogs. Panthers prodigy Matt Burton will join the Bulldogs in 2022 and could form an excellent long-term partnership with Flanagan at Belmore.