My Squad for Middle 2018

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by TRANSLATION, Feb 12, 2018 at 5:24 PM.

  1. TRANSLATION

    TRANSLATION Juniors

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    JAI FIELD
    Kurt Mann
    ZAC LOMAX
    Lafai
    Nene

    Widdop
    Hunt

    VAUGHAN
    Mcguiuness
    GRAHAM

    FRIZZ
    Luciano

    JDB
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    SIMS
    AH Mau
    Jackson Ford
    Hame Sele / Host / Kerr / Lawrie.


    If the new guys crack a Spot and Hold, Then we may be in for a Big Year, IMHO.

    Lomax, Field and Luciano are the Future of the Dragons outside of the Superstars, Its up to Dufty to prove he can hold down No 1.
     
  2. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    You forgot Malcom
     
  3. This Year?

    This Year? Bench

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    Where would Malcolm play?
     
  4. watatank

    watatank Coach

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    Can he coach?
     
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    Overseas dragon Juniors

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    Another DRAG QUEEN CLONE DUFTY has not put afoot wrong and he's already gone I suggest you go back to the drawing board and start again this team is all over the place ...........
     
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  6. Walpole

    Walpole Juniors

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    Yeah, damn shame about Dufty, even the crystal ball's turned against him.
     
  7. RufusRex

    RufusRex Immortal

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    close ...
    but I expect something a lot more believable

    Dufty
    Mann
    Lafai
    Lomax
    Nene
    Widdop
    Hunt
    Graham
    McInnes
    Vaughan
    Host
    Frizell
    DeBelin

    AhMau
    Sims
    Leilua
    Sele


    Needs just the one debutant to come in (Lomax) and the benefit of the additions in Hunt/Graham. This will strengthen the right - Lomax to add a bit of creativity to the right centre role and also some speed/size there. Mann to continue his impact at left wing where he performs at almost a try a game. Leilua to provide impact from the bench, AhMau/Sims rotate through the front row and Sele to get some minutes as well.

    Only requires Mary to flick Nighty and Aitken so obviously it wont happen.
     
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  8. giboz71

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    That’s pretty close to my team as well.

    But I wouldn’t mind someone like Aitken on the bench to give us some extra versatility. If you put a few kilos on him, he could almost give you the same impact as Sele and still be able to play out in the backs if required.
     
  9. LINESPEED

    LINESPEED Juniors

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    I like your team except for just one position.

    I'd include Field for Nene as I'm biased towards juniors, club culture & raw speed!
    Maybe bench Nene, who doesn't seem to know whether he's in Port Moresby or Port Kembla most of the time.
    Aitken's probably deadwood, but a deadset Mary favourite, so we'll probably have to suffer his getting stepped for 3 tries by the Parra centres again
    . Lafai ( Hasler's hospital pass to McSuckered) should be on notice ( & I noticed in his interview he was very conscious of the young centres nipping at his heels ( Garrick & Herbert).
    So yeah, with a new coach, we've got premiership prospects in 2019 IMO
     
  10. Frank Facer

    Frank Facer Juniors

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    We don't have to wait until half way through the year to field our best 17. I would start with in game one

    1 Dufty
    2 McDonald
    3 Lomax
    4 Lafai
    5 Mann
    6 Widdop
    7 Hunt
    8 Graham
    9 Mcinnis
    10 Vaughn
    11 Leilua
    12 Frizzel
    13 DeBelin

    14 Simms
    15 Ah Mau
    16 Host
    17 Aitken/Sele
     
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  11. possm

    possm First Grade

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    This is a line-up that I can support. Macdonald had better be at his best to avoid being dropped in favour of another young gun.
     
  12. possm

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    A clever coaching staff would have had Aitken being trained in the utility role during the off-season. I know he has just come back to full training and so he will have to do this training from the reserve grade bench.
     
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    Overseas dragon Juniors

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    McDonald played ok at centre swap him and Lomax I don't think anyone will get outside LOMAX .that's the only change I'd make FRANK
     
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    I wouldn't do that. Macdonald will be lucky to keep his wing spot and I'm not confident he is able to setup his winger.
     
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    It's all hypothetical possm chances are MARY will do what MARY does and that's check their walking frames ......
     
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  16. Crush

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    This is my prediction for mid season.
    Dufty
    Mann
    Aitken
    Macdonald
    Nightingale
    Widdop
    Hunt
    Graham
    McInnes
    Vaughan
    Sims
    Frizell
    JDB

    Au Mau
    Leilua
    Host
    Latimore
     
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    Gee Crush, you never cease to amaze me. Are you sure of your wish for the Dragons to win a game let alone try to make the top 4? I mean Aitken and Macdonald as centres as apposed to Lafai and Mann or Lafai and Lomax. I'd say if Mary select Aitken and Macdonald as our first choice centres, not only would we be on the wrong end of a string of losses, but Mary and his staff would get their early retirement packages.
     
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    I think Aitken will show he is a much better centre option than flickety flick pass Lafai. And I would prefer Macdonald at centre with Mann on the wing. Mann is light and elusive has shown he is a good finisher on the wing.
    As for Lomax, I would start him in reserves and see how he goes. He may force his way into the side, he may not.
    Anyway Possm, it doesn't matter what you or I think because the backline will be as follows until someone gets injured.
    Dufty
    Macdonald
    Aitken
    Lafai
    Nightingale
     
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    I'm more concerned about the useless coach and his lack of foresight leading into the slippery dip slide of mid season 2018. He's the problem that needs to be addressed in getting team selection and the proper bench rotation absolutely right!
     
  20. Crush

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    Whatever happened to the good old days in the 90s when we would lose our first 5 games then come home with a wet sail? Do you remember that? I remember we always had shocking starts for a period there....
     
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