Nightingale is done

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by RED73V, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. ouryears

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    A player like Cam Smith and McInnes have played their whole careers in the forwards, built up their bodies to cope with the forwards battle over many many years, probably from age 12 upwards.

    Nighty has never trained for the cauldron of the forward pack battle.

    It's a joke. It's ridiculous

    Mary is a goose.
     
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  2. Saint_JimmyG

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    That rumour is correct.

    Nightingale flew home separately to the team due to the severity of his injury.

    Sadly, we all know McGregor will get an (undeserved) extension.
     
  3. Saint_JimmyG

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    Singling out one player as a possible reason for reason for failure is quite frankly, ridiculous.

    Should Saints flunk during the finals, it will solely be due to fundamentally flawed coaching tactics as what was illustrated last Thursday night.

    Nothing else.
     
  4. Saint_JimmyG

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    YES!!!

    (Although one could argue that the bloke who coached the Dragons in 1938 - when it last ‘won’ the wooden spoon - can also join Price and Young)

    If John Ferguson was able to play in a grand final winning team at a (reported) 36 years-of-age, Nightingale is comparatively a baby at just 31.

    The amount of nonsense in this thread is laughable.
     
  5. O'Sullivan

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    Jimmy has Nighty playing for us until 2023.
     
  6. O'Sullivan

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    I understand the affection and loyalty that Nightingale engenders in our fans. He has been and is the ultimate clubman and has been an exceptional player. But he is struggling and that cannot be ignored. Hopefully he will make his critics eat some of their words but If we looked at say the Roosters, Melbourne, Cronulla or the Broncos, which winger/wingers would Jason be picked ahead of in those clubs?
     
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  7. SEAT 1A

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    Did what was asked from him when the cupboard was bare, champion fella.
     
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  8. since77

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    And masterminding the return of Mitch Rein to replace that non-upgrade of a hooker Cameron Mc Innes....... :rolleyes:
     
  9. Dracarys

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    Back on the wing this week. Just beat out LAM in the sprint off.
    McG has lost it.
     
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  10. Drag Queen

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    I can't speak for Jimmy but this is not what he was inferring. Nighty has never been a speedster and yet he has done some miraculous plays during his years. Our coach put him in a high risk position against the Storm. Considering his high tackle count he did bloody well given the circumstances. He will retire next season, no doubt, but in my eyes he's a bloody legend. Cheers
     
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  11. RufusRex

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    of course he is a bloody legend.

    doesnt change the fact that his presence in the team makes the team weaker not stronger.
     
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    Our problem is that McG never had it to lose it :)
     
  13. slippery5

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    At 36yrs of age Chicka also scored 13 tries in 24 matches in 1990, a feat Jason can only dream of.
     
  14. Bests Golden Boots

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    In Nightys defence he’s not getting many passes from Aitken is he.
     
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  15. TruSaint

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    Anyone thinking that Flo's possible retirement / relegation would influence his legacy are mistaken.

    Bloke is and out and out champ, playing well above his weight. Fact is, as the game has evolved, his deficiencies outway his benefits in the current game. Yeah, the game has evolved...

    One of my favourite players, a local junior, should call it quits, or the club could "bandage" this by calling a season ending injury.

    He will have a great future after his NRL success, having served his country, won a title, and been a class act all the way.
     
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    Still my fav player. Love his spirit and passion. Time waits for no one but will always epitomi
     
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  17. Bests Golden Boots

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    Flo is only 31.
    Sure he’s had a bad year, 1 try, but Aitken is not renowned at setting up his wingers or passing to them?
    Sure he’s not fast, but when has he ever been?
    Sure his defence has been suspect, but as I said all last year when both wingers kept running infield and letting player past them, that’s a plan, if it wasn’t it would have been fixed. It’s another in a long list of Mary’s plans that don’t work but he persists with.

    If he was outside Lafai I’m sure he would be in positions to take Lafais passes that never go to Nene cause he is never in a position to catch them.

    Lay off Flo, he put his body on the line against Melbourne and did a damn fine job until some idiot left him on the field too long.
     
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  18. TruSaint

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    Im not bagging Flo, and your points about ball delivery are valid. They do not though override the fact that Flo, with all his guts, and finishing skills is playing battered and bruised, and the game now has athletic wingers ... Tall fast, and strong. I repeat I rate Flo as a club legend, but even my biase suggests its time to move on.

    I dont want him being the scapegoat for another failed season. ( eg. playoffs).

    He deserves better than that.
     
  19. Crush

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    Is it possible that Nighty comes back onto the wing this weekend, has a blinder and we all hail Mary?
     
  20. Frank Facer

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    Would Nightingale be picked for any other club?
     

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