Dragons Could Move to First on the Ladder

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  1. possm

    possm First Grade

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    If the Dragons beat the Tigers on Sunday, we could move to first on the ladder. We have a tuff run of games coming up so we need to make every post a winner against the Tigers.

    Will there be a change in the Dragon's line-up or Mary's game plan?
     
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  2. gaz_head

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    We could move to first if we win and panthers beat melbourne
     
  3. Alec's-saints

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    i will take 2nd anyday
     
  4. Alec's-saints

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    dragons and storm two best teams currently
     
  5. epDragon62

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    I think that is a case of rose coloured glasses. We have some glaring weakness down the right side defence and will get unpicked as soon as the forwards have an off day.

    That Mary can't/won't act on this will get us eventually.
     
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  6. possm

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    Who defends on our right edge?
    Frizell
    McCrone
    Aitken
    Macdonald
    What should we do to fix this problem?

    Have Frizell and De Belin confront / shut down the first receiver on the right.
    Have McCrone and Aitken move up to cover any line break.
    Have Dugan defend at right centre.
    Instruct Macdonald to stay in line with Dugan and wide enough to mark his opposition winger.
    Have Nightingale move to defend in front of the right hand post.

    So when they swing the ball right, De Belin and Dugan will provide extra cover in defence. We should have practiced something like this in the last two games.
     
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  7. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    Not sure if our weaknesses are are just contained to our right hand side.

    Josh McCrone is known to roam all over the shop and a full eighty minute on field contribution may make our task of winning this game, that much harder.

    I think Mary won't make any changes until defeat is staring him in the face.
     
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  8. Crush

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    Josh McCrone to be made captain and to cement his spot as the number 7 for NSW Blues after yet another stellar performance
     
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  9. getsmarty

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    April premiers.... Just like 2015.
     
  10. BrissyRedV

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    Pretty premature this thread. It's all about September. So long as we are well placed then who cares about ladder position in April. The focus should be on the wins column and for and against.
     
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  11. Saintsified

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    SIGN MARY UP 5 YEARS I SAY
     
  12. 2010

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    Aitken is out and replaced by Mann.
     
  13. Dragsters

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    ...or replace Aitken with Milne and let Euan work on his defense in the Illawarra side.
     
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    I feel nauseous...
     
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    Would have rather Milne at right centre, Mann in the halves and McCrone on the bench.
     
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    April fools more like.
    You people should know better than venturing into a possm thread.
     
  17. Life's Good

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    This is so spot on. Add bench rotation, 'kicking' game of McCrone etc. Teams will figure us out which is why we need to find another gear but I'm afraid Mary has his hand on the wrong knob!
     
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  18. Dragsters

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    I'm ok with Mann in for Aitken but I'm a bit perexed at why Mary seems reluctant to play Milne, a specialist right centre and playing beside his mate Nene who he has played a lot with in juniors and have a natural combination, both in attack and defense.

    Curious.
     
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  19. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    I'm reporting you to the administratior of the forum!
     
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    If McCrone has another poor kicking game and Mann plays well then maybe, just maybe, Mary will finally get on board with us possm.
     
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