Time for new fullback !

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  1. Rocket Rod

    Rocket Rod Juniors

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    I just watched Valentine Holmes score a try with pure pace. Duges would not have scored it.
    It is now imo time to blood Dufty at fullback. He has the speed and ball playing ability that the team needs.
    When Holmes was blooded a couple of years ago he was hot and cold, it goes with the territory when youth is injected but the Sharks were patient with him.
    Now they are reaping the rewards.
    Dugan goes to right centre and Aitken on the bench.
    Mann to remain in the halves as he has ball playing skills.
    The team desperately needs a change up if we are to remain in finals contention.
     
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    The coach will not agree nor change his ways I'm afraid.
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  3. 2010

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    A change makes a lot of sence.but the club won't do that.
    Dugan gets injured nearly every game now.
    Sims showed more speed then Dugan
    A replacement should be getting game time off the bench, do we wait till next season to just drop them in the deepend.
    Dugan by his action with the contract when he waived the 10 day cooling off showed what he thinks of the Saints. We owe him nothing and should be the centre. If he doesn't like it, then it's the cutterd.
    Again I ask what has happened to Mark Coyn's role. Was that just smoke and mirrors.
     
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    MANN is a winger by no means he's a half as proven yesterday .. A halfback is a specialist position and MANN is not a specialist half. Re DUGAN to centre. Yes and Mcdonald or Niggtingale to make way for MANN to one wing - dragons best move yesterday was when Mann scored his try - nightingale doesn't score that try - way too slow..
     
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  5. Smurf

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    Luke Lewis is faster than anyone in our team.
    Sad but true.
     
  6. Rocket Rod

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    No doubt we have the slowest team in the comp.
    It is beyond me that we have a team of slowies and yet we are still in the eight.
    Remarkable!
     
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  7. rasaint

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    Just watched the Sharks game vs Roosters. Rid Robinson can't coach, clueless. Punt Pearce, lousy Lattrell and JWH laughing after game. Lol.

    Seriously, at least we didn't have 44 against us yesterday.
     
  8. Rocket Rod

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    He needs a few games there before you can say that I feel.
    It's either him or the Mountie.
     
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  9. Drewbrees

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    I think Thommo is probably our fastest?
     
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  10. AyiosYiorgos

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    Well we played Gold Coast, Sharks are on another level...
     
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  11. coast_dragons

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    Dufty has zero hope of playing fullback next year if Nighty is retained.

    Imo Nighty has to go watching him turn around to get to a kick was painful he is just to slow.

    McDonald what an absolute joke of a first grader he is has the size but a pea heart.

    Lafai has gone backwards some of his decision making is complete rubbish.

    The backline is flat out rubbish.
     
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  12. Rocket Rod

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    They should organise a 100 metre race between them all to see who is the fastest.
    Then the supporters can be invited to watch and we could have a coffee and sandwich while we waited for the winner !
     
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  13. Drewbrees

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    Probably get a 3 course meal in.
     
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  14. Smurf

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    When was the last time one of our players ran 100m to score .... Brett Morris ?
    I can't even remember a recent 50m let alone 100m.
     
  15. Smurf

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  16. Rocket Rod

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    Not since 'Tin Mans' straight legged effort.. haa
     
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    Even big George Rose would look fast in our team ...
     
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    The first question that needs to be asked....Is Dufty playing well enough to warrant selection ?
    Those who watch the reggies are better qualified than me...
    Dugan , even allowing for the acrimonious way his contract was handled , has still been one of our best.
    Do we just admit this year is over and begin the rebuild for 2018 ?
    We obviously have a number of players playing busted...does the Club give them time to overcome these dramas and at the same time give some of these up and comers the opportunity everyone is asking for to prove themselves at NRL Level ?
     
  19. coast_dragons

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    Dufty has been playing well enough to be considered and with Dugan going they need to make some type of decision but its amateur hour at the Dragons.

    Host needs to be brought in and left in the squad the same as Leilua but you will see Mathews get a run sometime and he doesn't offer enough and shouldn't be retained beyond this year.

    With Vaughan out maybe they should consider Hind or Big Mose at least with Mose he has the experience and from what I have seen of Hind he is tough makes few errors and is disciplined.
     
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  20. ALSGI

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    Mary will let them fight it out in the trials next year then give it to Nighty.
     
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