James Graham?

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Frank Facer, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. BennyV

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    Would 100% take Graham. His leadership and drive would be an incredibly valueable asset for the first 10-15 rounds next year (until Mary's culture of mediocrity engulfs him).

    If we are looking to the future (Lawrie, Kerr, etc) then a hard nosed, experienced prop on 2-3 year deal is exactly what we should be getting. Graham is up there with the best.
     
  2. West coast dragon

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    Mmmmmmmm tim tams
     
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  3. Pro Dragons

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    He is a prop, he doesn't have one.
     
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  4. Pro Dragons

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    Yes for me, he plays with great determination, this would go a long way to winning the close games.
     
  5. j0nesy

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    I'd take Eastwood, I reckon we could pick him up for next to nothing with the Dogs footing some of the bill. I'd play him off the bench. I reckon he's a similar player to Packer. Offer a two year contract, just the right amount of time for one of our young blokes to kick on. With Eastwood there might even be room to sign another prop.
     
  6. dragon thomo

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    Zane Tetevano from the roosters would be a good pick up, runs hard and has a lot of potential.
     
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  7. blacksafake

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    To injury prone these days for my liking. Two years ago I would have agreed with you Jonesy
     
  8. JamesRustle

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    Hates to lose?? Habitual loser in grand finals. No thanks.
     
  9. mighty red and whites

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    No from me but only because of age..4/5 years earlier it would be a massive yes please..
     
  10. SEAT 1A

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    Don't know if he is worth the risk. The Dogs letting him go due to the dollars or injury.
     
  11. denis preston

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    Graham is from the Gallen style of ball hog who demands the ball every set no matter what and in doing that styfulls the attack.
     
  12. Saints Forever

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    No longer makes an impact as a ball runner

    We don't need a 115 kg half back. If we want a slow 7 Mary can select McCrone
     
  13. ALSGI

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    Another pommy accent ?
    Isn't there anyone in French or Japanese Rugby we could poach instead?
    What about Toronto ?
    Haven't heard a North American accent in our game since the 70's !!
     
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  14. Belta

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    I think Graham does have a lot of positives, he plays with his heart on his sleeve, much like Thompson, this can be contagious and help lift the intensity, he appears to have a high work rate. He does possess ball skills which more often works as an advantage, much like JDBs, he just needs to not overplay his hand, a smart dummy half and a dominant half could in part rectify this flaw....he is not the hard running battery ram we need to backup Vaughan but I think at a good price could a very useful addition...my only objection is that the price MUST be reasonable, not good if paying overs
     
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  15. Mark D

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    Think Lesson is doing a great job for us ... mistake free .. doesn't miss tackles and carts it up well often breaking the advantage line.... however in saying the Graham's raw spirit would be more then valuable
     
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  16. Old Timer

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    His best is now behind him
    As DP said a ball hog
    Not what is needed
     
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  17. Frank Facer

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    I will say that I have not watched many Canterbury games this year. I was not aware of Graham having a neck injury that is on going. If Graham does have an on going neck injury, then I may have to re asses my thoughts on him.
     

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