We needed this

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Smack, May 19, 2017.

  1. Smack

    Smack Juniors

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    They did a great job sharing the attacking workload and the second phase was sublime, 20 offloads and 9 line breaks. McGroan and Mann need to work on kicks in general play over these next 2 weeks.

    We have so much depth in our outside backs with Milne, KFFL and forwards with Sele and Sims of the bench. Great cover defence in general but need to work on scrambling on our line and numbering up. This was a must needed win. JDB, Vaughan and Frizell should get a call up for NSW.

    We get a rest and soon Widdop will be back (TF).
     
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  2. Old Kogarah Boy 1

    Old Kogarah Boy 1 Juniors

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    Yes Smack, we certainly needed the win and two points, albeit against a soft team but a win is a win is a win.
    It's going to be a great weekend, again!
     
  3. thebigredv

    thebigredv Juniors

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    Great win, important win, I concur completely. Always good to go over there and bring back two valuable points.

    Honestly, when Josh McCrone has the ball on the last he should just pass or run every time. He officially can't kick in general play.
     
  4. Mickthedragon

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    Or kick low with a end over grubber cause he certainly cant kick high. Its hard to watch his kicking but stomed we got another win again.
     
  5. St from the Gong

    St from the Gong Juniors

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    great win indeed, high energy, enthusiasm and spirit. Someone has got the boys united in all facet.
    The Warriors were woeful.

    Back in the winners stall -there's nothing like it

    SFTG
     
  6. FlameThrower

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    Johnston, Foran and RTS should be enough to get that pack rolling. But some of Johnstons kicks made MCrones effort like a golden boot player..
    Said it before and I'll say it again..Warriors are bunch of guys playing but not as a team and clock off as soon as the going gets tough...
     
  7. John moz

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    Johnson over rated kurt mann was the difference tonight sign him now.
     
  8. mickeylane

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    Widdop and Dugan back next game against Tigers
    Mann to bench (Widdop back in)
    FFL to reserves (Dugan back in Flo to Wing)
    Field to reserves
     
  9. thebigredv

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    licking my lips at the prospect of playing tigers
     
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  10. mickeylane

    mickeylane Juniors

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    The problem w Warriors is that they keep recruiting kiwis thinking this is going bring some sort of comraderie - they need some hard edged NRL players with hearts..
    Mutalino - pea heart (good luck Tigers)
    Johnson - OMG overrated or what
    I can go on forever....
     
  11. cussy

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    Dugan to centre keep nightingale at back?
     
  12. mickeylane

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    will put 50 on them and move into top 2 after the bye
     
  13. Turk

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    Great performance by the boys! Really hope we extend Milne, Lafai and Kurt Mann, would hate to see them leave.
     
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    Great to see the boys really play well tonight considering our kicking game was shite at best and with three keys players sitting on the bench. Agree that Mann needs to be signed sooner rather than later but is he going to be wanting too much money now? He is also not going to be wanting to sit on the wing so I don't know where he could playhim to keep him interested. Maybe fullback and Dugan in the centres???

    Glad that we signed Vaughan and not Packer as I see him as more valuable than Packer in current form and I believe he was asking for too much for a front rower. Vaughan is on fire and it will be a tragedy if he is not picked for the blues on Monday.

    Looking at our run for the rest of the season and trying not to get too far ahead or cocky we are a very realistic chance of a top 2 position. Maybe even the J.J.Giltinan. Who would of dreamed 12 months ago.

    Well done team keep up the inspiring performances!!
     
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    Shhh, shut the fook up, there are many maggots out there wanting the fall of the Dragons, Hail Mary
     
  16. one day soon

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    Mann is too good not to be in the starting team somewhere. Mary may have to start the experiment of Mann at fullback all over again. Dugan into the center ( both lafai & Milne where both good tonight) the club is in a very good position in regards to depth and players putting pressure on the starting side.
     
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    Agree whole-heartedly, Turk! A really entertaining performance! The Warriors played more poorly than in the earlier game at Kogarah. Yet very pleasing to maintain the high standard against a poor team after some t narroe losses

    But I need some help. Can anyone explain

    1. How in the movement for the Warriors' first try did Nene have to contend with 4 players heading his way?

    2. In the Warriors' 2nd try when Thommo dropped the ball why did he palm it forward for the Warriors to pick it up and score?
     
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  18. Smack

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    Our scrambling defence was lacking. Before the play we were outnumbered and as the ball was played, Foran drifted to the left and we failed to mark him and pick him up. We failed to cover and number up and it made the outside backs look bad.

    Either the ball was slippery or he was tired, not sure but it was his error that led to the try.
     
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    Ds2 look at it again , I did. The inside man was covered bu McCrone but Milne still came in and he touched hands with McCrone. Big error by Milne which is similar to last week but hopefully he is learning. After all that frustrating that Mary not giving the younger backs a go.
     
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  20. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    no.

    we need a good coach, not 'this'.
     

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