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Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by gitano, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. FlameThrower

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    Agreed... way to conservative and reluctant to bring in changes. We also need to develop a Plan B or C - the power game is not sustainable over the full season..,
     
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  2. RedVDragon

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    Go figure the only idiot not to see this is our so called coach McIdiot
     
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  3. Overseas dragon

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    Let's hope it doesn't take you another 23 games to realize.4 forward rotation some of the Young guns need looking at,Luciano,is first in line go for it mary.and try and stick to the current team unless injury .
     
  4. hazzbeen

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    This ..... main point here is play whats in front of you ...... Players like Mann and Dufty are players that play on instinct that is something that cant be coached . X FACTOR ....
     
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  5. Dragons 09

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    Spot on mate.
     
  6. Runner

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    Maybe that is why they have been going well - Mary has no impact on their game!
     
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  7. hazzbeen

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    As long as it stays that way ......
     
  8. slippery5

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    Maybe it was a bit early for you & others to say he wasn't a half after 15 min game time only.LOL
     
  9. slippery5

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    Me 4
     
  10. slippery5

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    No need to apologise Mary ( I mean Lizzi the dragon ) !!!!!!!
     
  11. slippery5

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    The fact that some were quick to say Mann is not a Half, were probably the same people to say that Dufty is not up to 1st grade. The fact that we needed to inject some strike power into the side should have been enough for McNOIDEA to say "you know what, we've got nothing to lose" when it comes competing at the pointy end of the season we will not be able to match it. I just hope that the board can see that he has been pulling the wool over their eyes, in continually picking the same side he thought was our best options in those positions.
     
  12. Crush

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    Calm down.
     
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  13. Frank Facer

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    How about Mann playing hooker next year?
    I can see Mann being on the bench as a utility next year. He can cover any position is the backline. I am now starting to wonder how he would go coming on to play hooker/dummy half? I doubt that he has ever played hooker, but from yesterday's game, he does look like he should be closer to the ball. He does have a football brain, he does have a kicking game and he can defend. Some have already likened Mann to Gidley. Gidley did also play hooker and go alright at it too. If Mann could play hooker too, then I think he and Gutherson would be my top 2 contenders to be NSW utility back/hooker next year.

    My biggest reservation about Mann at hooker is that I do prefer us to have an 80 minute hooker. I prefer to have the same spine for the whole of the game, as I think it provides a more stable base.
     
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  14. Como Connection

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    Flick Aiken from right centre for Kurt.
    Hunt to Mann in attack, sounds real good to me.
    No brainer.
    CC
     
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  15. Lewish33

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    Mary will take all the kudos for this switch, saying he did it to inject something different into the team.
    Problem is a lot of us were calling for this at the beginning of the year.

    Could have been a completely different ladder right now.
     
  16. Saints Forever

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    Have watched the tape a couple of times now and the post match interview.

    Mary is the new winner of "red faces".

    Mary looked to me to be somewhat shocked and embarrassed by Super Mann's performance as a half.

    Combined exceptionally well with Widdop.

    Speed, elusiveness, instinctive. Defence was excellent. A clear upgrade on poor old Josh McCrone.

    So much for the Mann not having a kicking game. Would like to think Widdop is now comfortable with Mann at 7. The chemistry is already on shw and will only get better.

    The team now has real weaponry.

    Dufty/Mann/Widdop.

    The attack is now equally as potent on the left and right particularly with Duges at right centre.

    Dufty/Mann and Widdop all possess excellent passing skills.

    Pressure has now been relieved from Widdop. The additional speed and elusiveness creates doubt in the minds of defenders. Scoring points won't be a problem now.

    Time to focus again on our defence.
     
  17. Como Connection

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    Agree
    Agree, however dopey Mary, and support staff, couldn't figure it out for a couple of seasons.
    Unbelievable I say.
    CC
     
  18. Overseas dragon

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    Because they actually played to him this time.

    Previously he may have been picked there but the game plan was clearly for mcinnes to go to widdop all day.

    Today he got a fair share of the ball and showed the doubters what he is capable of and the true believers what we knew he had.

    This team is far stronger with him at 7 rather than mccrone...
     
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  20. Hills Dragon

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    I sincerely believe he can be that useless, but I hope I'm wrong. Mann gives us some X factor so that we may be able to beat some top teams. McCrone does not.
     

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