Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Mark D, May 14, 2017.
our team ran over 2000 metres last night. state the obvious
Too true. While the refs let some howlers through against the Sharks, we lost that game because Mc Crone's kicking game isn't first grade standard. While he might be a passable foil to complement Widdop, he shouldn't be on the field if Widdop isn't.
Maybe Perenara Hates the Warriors more than us ....
Very well said...
Agree, but who kicks? This is one of the reasons Mary sticks with him. McInnes, Mann, Field all should be working on this, what if McCrone is injured without Widdop?
Yes! Mann threw one I remember that resulted in a try. Just watching replay now, gee the warriors were poor. How bad is RTS? That forward pass he threw from dummy half! Warriors would be the worst team in the comp to support.
Lets analyse the above list
Hayne : Doesn't play for our club and is a grub of the 1st order walking out on clubs and contracts and would be totally decisive at our club. Indeed I have a very healthy dislike for him.
Journeymen: I hate the club buying these players and retarding the opportunities for our juniors. You see this as negativity where I see it as supporting our junior pathways and giving opportunities for people to be potentially 1 club players.
Daley: A shit coach at origin level who has previously selected his team on anything but form and so far in advance it is laughable. Another who refuses to pick on form or elevate people above past fallen hero's.
Mc Fookknuckle: A coach who refuses to blood high quality youth and constantly defers to players who don't make it at NRL level at other clubs.
That being said I see that you are totally blind in that you have not conceded that in fact I have made some positive posts re Mary this year however when he was given an opportunity to blood youth he again retreated back into his conservative methodology.
Mc Donald: I would have much preferred we didn't sign him and promoted from within our own club. He has not lived up to the hype associated with him by other people on this forum as they tries to justify his signing. No doubt last night was his best game but as the Warriors are clearly a complete rabble then his game must be taken in context.
Aitken: Well, here you draw a complete blank you bonehead as I was the poster that deplored the club for dropping him initially in 2016 when Lafai came to the club. I insisted he deserved his place as the incumbent and others had to earn the right to displace them which is the exact same argument I gave re Mann when Mc Donald came. I have criticised Aitken's defence reads and I believe many here agree with that assessment.
You like so many take any criticism of the club as heresy which is ridiculous.
Much of my criticism is based on the treatment of our juniors by not blooding them or giving them their rightful chance and the clubs reliance on plodders from other clubs.
If you think my constant support for our juniors above failed players from other clubs and my looking mid to long term rather than the right here and now is negativity then you would obviously sell your soul for instant reward.
So troll through all the posts you wanker and get your facts correct.
PS: nobody was harder on JDB than me for his previous efforts but I see you again failed to acknowledge how supportive and complimentary of him I have been this year. As I said you are indeed selective.
I perceive you are just another yes man for the club and you think that a few wins is so glorious everything is rosey in the garden and then you challenge me to be realistic.
Sorry about the spellcheck on the Hayne comment
It wa supposed to be divisive.
Just some late night banter Kogarah Warrior. No war here.....
Incoming on the way.
Correct and I hope we can find a suitable replacement for Packer. When Vaughan and Packer are off we definitely lose go forward so I.M.H.O I think we need at least another 2 big forwards ala Vaughan/Packer.
Yes, they didn't turn up, but, I'm starting to think we are making teams play that way, with our aggression they are always looking out the corner of their eye second guessing them selves.
OMG ,I've just realised, I am Old Timer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm blown away with Lafai's performances, I just wish he had more SPEED.
Proving to be very solid inside the opposition 20 and his step and offload highly effective.
If he gets the ball with open space from 50 out he has no chance without support.
Has improved big time over last year but I think our whole backline suffers in respect of having real speed.
Always thought I had a twin.
With such a perfect mould it would have been a waste having just 1 of me.
Why would Mann have received personal coaching in the offseason to improve his kicking game? Yes he was in the mix for the halves position but ultimately didn't get it.
But seriously why would you be giving some personal kicking practice when they are your backup half or even second choice backup half? That's on their skills set to have that attribute or not, maybe that was a factor why Mary went with McCrone too (not saying his is much better).
Possm you pick out any negative whether it's on the field or off the field and felt it should have been addressed in the offseason, which is somewhat a reasonable expectation on certain things but remember hindsight is a beautiful thing too.
I actually think the team was quite busy in the offseason and whatever they did actually worked as we have been playing well so far this year and really only lost games to some competition heavy weights while we were missing our international 1 and 6.. most teams would struggle without half their spine.
Imagine if all we did was individualised coaching on kicking games, our right side defence and contracts in the offseason, then we'd be complaining why didn't we change our attacking structures etc
Nah they are just useless. There were also plenty in the broncs tigers game
Having a plan B would have been a very professional option to take once Packer's and Dugan's departure became official. By now we should know Packer's replacement and very soo we should be informed of Dugan's replacement.
Why? because it puts an end to all the rumours and angst.
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