Dragons Could Move to First on the Ladder

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  1. possm

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    I'd say McInnes, Vaughan and Simms have turned out to be great buys. Widdop, McCrone, Lafai and Aitken have made tremendous improvement and still have plenty of room to step up further.

    I feel very sure that there has been some external assistance which has helped to make this all happen. Well done boys, keep it up and we'll make the GF.
     
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    Damn you and your well thought out genuine posts Poss!
    I was trying to bait Objective View!
    Lol...
     
  3. ALSGI

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    Crush, switch to synthetics on the high tide !!
     
  4. possm

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    Oh! Sorry to ruin your fun Crush. Next time I'll look outside the square when I read your posts.
     
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    Hahahaha, you crack me up ALSGI!
     
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    No all good Poss, I was just having a bit of fun as you said.
    Enjoy your posts mate.
     
  7. Objective View

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    No, Rein has no future except as back up hooker.

    McInnes is certainly a step up. I consider Cameron Smith the best player in the NRL. So a little hard to speak glowingly of any other hooker.

    Straight Shooter
     
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    Smith is quite possibly the best player I've ever seen. Without a doubt the smartest.
     
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  9. possm

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    McInnes has a very bright future at the Dragons. Who would have thought an 80min player who plays so well for about 250k. What a great deal and what a great member of our spine in 2017.
     
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    Bit off topic, but I find it an interesting one!

    What constitutes the 'best player' in the game? If I'm looking for a single signing to completely lift a team over the course of a season, Smith is #1, probably followed by Cronk.

    If my team if down by 4 with 5 minutes to go in literally any game, I'd be begging for Thurston. Or Lockyer, unfortunately.

    I didn't know enough about footy when Johns was in his prime, but I do remember him being completely dominant too.
     
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    The thing with Smith, Johns and Thurston is/was their complete control over the other 25 players on the field. Johns not so much as the other two but he had more individual brilliance and was very quick between the ears.
    The try he set up for Albert showed incredible vision. He was a master.
     
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    If your team was down by 2 with seconds to go you'd want Inglis in your team.
     
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    Wally Lewis for mine.
    Single handedly won so many games at club, SOO and National level.
    His vision and tactical ability was the closest thing I have ever seen to Chook Raper who IMO had no peer during his time for that aspect of the game.
    Wally's great strength was getting repeat sets at absolute critical times in games by astute kicking and unbelievable indiviudal one on one defence and then getting the ball into the right set of hands at the correct moment.
     
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    We don't have to look very far back to note that Smith/Cronk could not win the Storm a GF last year and there was no one player on the field who dominated the other 25.

    So in my view, just look at the list of immortals and you come very close to the answer of your question. Each era had it's own Cameron Smith, Wally Lewis etc.
     
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    I think you missed the joke mate. I meant if your team was down by two points you need someone with the abilty to kick a 3 point field goal. Inglis fits the bill.
     
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    In next Saturdays game against the Cowboys, I'm tipping JDB to be the standout player; very aggressive and effective in defence and in attack, tearing through the Cowboys forwards to score two tries.

    Go the mighty Dragons
     
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    If the Club can come to terms with Widdop and Dugan prior to Saturdays game, it would be a big boost and so the sky will be the limit.
     
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    I'm hearing that Frizell is likely to play against the Cowboys next Saturday and Dugan will return against the Roosters on ANZAC Day. If this is the case, we have an excellent chance of remaining at the top of the competition ladder.

    UP THE MIGHTY DRAGONS!
     
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    In my day, tries were worth 3 points and field goals were worth two.
     
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    You only need to go back to Melbourne's 40 nil GF loss to see how valuable Smith is / was. Take Smith out of Melbourne and they win no premierships over the last decade, despite having Cronk and Slater and Bellamy.

    It also takes a truly special player to win a game purely on force of will and those are who I regard as the best players. Watch Johns in 2000 GF and Thurston in 2015 GF. Both guided their teams to wins in the biggest games of their career simply by sheer determination.
     
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