Angus Crichton

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Mark D, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Saintsified

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    True, but we played in 77, 79, 85, 92, 93, 96, 99 , 10 and won three, they have won 2 and i think far less GF's than us...point is we are f**ked but still have better overall results since 1976.
     
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  2. Saintsified

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    ROOSTERS PLENTY OF NON EXISTENT YEARS, 90s you say 5 years? try 20, 80's through 2000 was a disaster, i still say since we played them in a grand final in 1975 and we have bragging rights in 2010, we did way better overall...and probably far less spent, again money is needed but they have proven than you cant buy a comp....when i say buy i mean BUY, i meant lots of them and then brag...they really havent won much.

    Premierships 13 (1911, 1912, 1913, 1923, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1974, 1975, 2002, 2013)
    Runners-up 15 (1908, 1919, 1921, 1928, 1931, 1934, 1938, 1941, 1960, 1972, 1980, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010)
    Minor premiership 19 (1912, 1913, 1923, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015)
     
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  3. jak

    jak Juniors

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    from my point of view 1966 was the year I enjoyed watching the roosters play.
     
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  4. nrlnrl

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    Crichton more than likely a replacement for Lewis at the Sharks from 2019 onwards
     
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  5. dragonssamy61

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    Even worse bloody sharks
     
  6. ouryear

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    Source?
     
  7. coast_dragons

    coast_dragons Coach

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    I'll go out on a limb and say Jackson Ford could become just as good as Angus.
     
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  8. dragonssamy61

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    Coast lets hope he gets all the right coaching and help along the way.
     
  9. Auntie.Gerald

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    Ford reminds me of marketo
    Ie good hole runner, strong but won’t grow into being big enough to be a true FG second rower
     
  10. dragonssamy61

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    Your entitled to your option but he's only just 18 and has plenty of growing to do.
    He would benift from full time training.
    He a good kid.
    As long as he want to make.
    I think he can.
     
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  11. jak

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    if he shows marketo's drive I agree he could be anything.
     
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  12. SBD82

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    You're so right. I much prefer our born and bred juniors.

    Like:
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    Thompson
    McCrone
    McDonald
    Lafai
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    LAM

    Thankfully there's also been a homecoming for two of our favourite sons in graham and hunt.
     
  13. watatank

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    How long do you think it will take for Ford to play first grade?
     
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    I'd say within 2 years maybe 3.

    With a proper progression plan in place and not a feeder system players should well i hope develop better.
     
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    You do realise up until the we got this pathetic board, we produced the most juniors to play first grade in the history of the game (together with Souths I have to add)

    And our 2010 premiership winning team was stacked not with rorters, but with JUNIORS.

    And there IS a bloody BIG difference between signing the correct number of players WITHIN the salary cap.... versus rorting teams like the Roosters... who just keep on signing on $$$$$$

    But yes, with our current club leadership our juniors are suffering, going to other clubs.

    It used to be considerd embarrassing if we didn't have 6 - 9 local juniors in our first grade team.

    Still....I am proud we don't just keep on signing on like the roosters, and cheat the game like the storm did.

    Once this board gets the heave ho
    one bright sunny day, our kids will thrive again.
     
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    Quote ...But yes, with our current club leadership our juniors are suffering, going to other clubs.




    With all due respect, this statement is not entirely true. Millward has signed up the majority of our promising juniors and we currently have the best crop of juniors coming through our ranks .

    I Agree with your sentiments in regards to the board..they need a broom put through them.
     
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  17. BankstownDragon

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    Wtf? I just heard on 2GB that Roosters are now in the hunt for Chrichton.
    How the f**k????
    Seriously the NRL has no control over the cap and the rife roorting.
     
  18. possm

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    I'd say we have the cattle to win the comp. Picking up Wamsley or Crichton would improve our squad and make it a little easier to win a few close games.

    Our problem over the past 6 years has been the coaching staff. Hire Hasler or Madge and bingo our backs will fire and our forwards would not burn out. With either of these two guys, the Dragons would easily make the top four and possibly the GF.
     
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  19. Dragon Revival

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    I would not worry about the size of Jayden Morgan as others have not been massive:-
    Barry Beath 180cm 95kg
    Bruce Starkey 180cm 89kg
    Robert Stone 178cm 89kg
    These guys won premierships in 1977 and 1979 and were not cream puffs being as tough as teak.
     
  20. hewi

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    Different times IMO, Marketo I think was about 90kg and it’s to small for a back rower. At that weight you are easily dominated. In today’s game you need to be about 185cm minimum and about 100 kgs to play backrower.
     
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