Recruitment so far..........

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  1. Slippery Morris

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    .......So good.

    There were 3 new boys on Saturday and all had great games. Although Panthers were poor Vaughn, McInness and McDonald really played well. Great fit and were the type of players we needed. Got to give it to recruitment. Has been pretty lame in recent seasons but this year looks like they have it spot on. And with a few players (dead wood) coming off contract, hopefully they can have the same success for next years squad. Saints have a really good pack at the moment and awesome depth in the backs. The new buys could be the reason for the change in tactics and removal of this bull$hit structure that we have been bored with for a couple of years.

    People here are calling out for Mann and I am sure he will get a run and is next in line. I am not sure how Lafai got picked ahead of him but he did ok on Saturday. Goes to show Saints have some pretty good depth though. Parra will provide a good test.

    Both halves are playing for contracts so they really need to perform and did ok in rd 1. Lets see if that continues.
     
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  2. Crush

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    If you throw Sims into that group I think we have recruited very well. I was frustrated with articles before the season kicked off ranking us 15th in terms of our recruitment for 2017. I thought that was harsh.
     
  3. Gareth67

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    Hopefully young Josh Kerr will have the opportunity to show his wares also . Big , strong lad , apparently went alright in the Cutters side on Saturday .
    It is indeed nice to know , that the players that could come into the top grade have those qualities , rather than the smaller size forwards that have become a fixture in recent years .
     
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    Gareth
    He in the starting line up for illawarra on sunday .
    It will be interesting watching him and mose running around.
    Also havilli back playing hooker .
    Playing wentworthville sould be a good game.
     
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  6. VodkaSaint

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    no more marketo , thats got to be a bonus
     
  7. Gareth67

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    Sammy , that is a great front row , more so with Havlli as hooker . Young Kerr at the very least will be able to pick-up a few tips on how to play prop from the man mountain.

    And as you mentioned , Wentworthville are a top team , were for many years Premiers in the 2nd Division , going back sometime ago . I saw that you thought Mose will need a number of games before being match fit once again .

    I believe that most of us thought that would be the case . Just as long as he can back to his former solid body , and he can regain his confidence , he will be able to help the Dragons out when needed .
     
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    Daley is a myth. If Mary was so direct , knowledgeable , hard but fair then what explains our record under him , his team selections and use of the interchange . I don't care if we make the 8 he still has to go for I believe if we do it will be because his game plan ( or lack ) has gone out the window and " playing what is in front of them ' which is code for very minimal tactics that promotes more ad lib football.
     
  10. Crush

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    That's unfair IMO. If you are to blame the coach when the team is playing poorly then you must praise the coach when the team is playing well.
     
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  11. dragonssamy61

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    Gareth
    He played 26mins last week was blowing a lot.
    Will need more work.
    Illawarra have a massive pack with
    Sele 104kg, hind 108, Moses 130, Leilua 112kg, kerr 115 kg and Havilii 104kg. Interesting to see how they go.
     
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  12. AyiosYiorgos

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    what do you expect him to say, considering Mary was part of the NSW SOO staff...
     
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  13. Ray McKigney

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    You guys have recruited well but you just need one more to complete your squad.
    A bench utility.
    Someone like Ray Thompson
     
  14. AyiosYiorgos

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    we got Marketo :p
     
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    Marketo cops a lot on this forum. I've always liked him for his effort, shame he is simply not built as a forward.
     
  16. AyiosYiorgos

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    I don't doubt his effort, the issue is he isn't up to it, solid reserve grader & great for team morale...
     
  17. coast_dragons

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    Easy to sit behind a keyboard and say a player isn't upto it.

    Any guy who would put himself through a game like league has alot of guts imo.
     
  18. AyiosYiorgos

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    LOL some people are so touchy, Marketo isn't in our top squad of 17 he is a quality reserve grader, I NEVER said he had no guts, thats the truth he aint a quality player, thats just life....
     
  19. coast_dragons

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    Well he has done alright in his career so far playing first grade.
     
  20. AyiosYiorgos

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    No doubt, but he shouldn't be picked again if we have a full squad available...
     

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